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Convicted  to 33 years’ penal servitude for possession of  471,7 grammes of heroin and for drug trafficking by the Assizes Court, the  South African J.J. Botha has been acquitted last week  on appeal. In a judgment delivered by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court sitting on appeal and consisting of the Chief Justice, Keshoe Parsad Matadeen, the Acting Senior Puisne Judge Saheeda Peeroo and Justice  David Chan Kan Cheong, has allowed the appeal.
Noyan Béugé has been acquitted by the Appeal Court which has quashing  his conviction  to  six months’  imprisonment  after he was found guilty for larceny by means of scaling in breach of Section 309 (1) of the Criminal Code. In its ruling the Appeal Bench consisting of Justices Abdulraffick Hamuth and  Gaitri Manna-Jugessur Manna came to the conclusion that the Prosecution has failed to establish the expertise of PS Luchman in the field of footprint.
Seniority is not a criteria taking into consideration in the nomination of  Deputy Rectors. Ghumanand Heeramun, who has obtained leave  to apply for  Judicial review to contest the nomination of  55 Deputy Rectors , has  lost his application against the Public Bodies Appeal Tribunal. In his application he has contested the decision of the  Public Service Commission (PSC) for having nominated those Deputy Rector to his  detriments.The PSC and the 55 new deputy rectors  were sued as co-respondents.
Four Chinese citizens are suspected of having fraudulently copied the electronic data of electronic cards of MCB customers by using the ‘skimming’ method. Hu Xiao Mao, Liu Xiao Yong and Zhang Guiping were arrested on Tuesday by the Cyber Crime Unit. They had extended their stay in Mauritius.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

Chaykh Khaled at the CCID

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Islamic priest and educator Chaykh Khaled was called to the CCID on Thursday as part of an investigation on a gathering held on Saturday at Al Aqsa mosque in Plaine Verte. The supporters of the cleric protested against the non renewal of the latter’s residence and work permit.
Sanjeev Nunkoo was acquitted on Thursday. Accused of complicity in the murder of Hélène Lam Po Tang, he was found not guilty by the jury in criminal court. “The nine jury members unanimously believed in the innocence of Sanjeev Nunkoo,” said his lawyer Rama Valayden, on Radio Plus. “The truth has triumphed,” added Rama Valayden.
Amidst chanting of “Vande Mataram” by thousands of people and with full military honours, the remains of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam were laid to rest at Peikarumbu in his hometown Rameswaram on Thursday.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

“High” school : How drugs enter our colleges Featured

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“C’est pas bien”, “Diamond”, “Black Mamba” all these exotically named drugs have made their way into our country’s educational system which have literally become “high” schools. News On Sunday investigates how these substances or “synthetic drugs” find their way into school premises.
News on Sunday wants to know the reasons behind the cracks and breakup of the recently built Terre Rouge\Verdun link road at a cost of more than a billion rupees and which caused much concern to the general public. In this context, Dr Bhanooduth Lalljee, who holds a PhD in Soil Science, explains the causes. He was previously the Director of Consultancy and Contract Research at the University of Mauritius. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy in soil and environmental issues. He is currently the Head of the Department of Agriculture and Food Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius.
Mauritius aspires to become a high-income economy within the next decade, according to government intentions. To achieve that salutary goal, numerous projects and measures have been announced such as the Smart Cities project, the upgrading and extension of port and airport facilities, the creation of a ‘Nation of entrepreneurs’, the revamping of the education system and upgrading of infrastructures as well as reduction of bureaucracy.
New Beginnings offers a variety of products and services which focus on People, Passion and Emotions. These include specific training programs comprising of courses, such as ‘The Ripple Effect’, ‘Building a Future Together’, as well as customised and consultative-based programs. News on Sunday meets the founder and MD, Sandra Aveleira Viljoen for an insight.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

The offshore sector : Dangling in mid-air

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The Mauritian offshore jurisdiction is considered as one of the most transparent financial platforms in the world. However, following recent discussions on the revision of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between Mauritius and India, questions have been raised on the future of this sector. News on Sunday reports…
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