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Friday, 28 August 2015 14:02

Vision 2030 : Second economic miracle underway Featured

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Last week, the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has announced, during an Economic Mission Statement, a bold programme to transform the country over the next fifteen years. The Vision 2030 Blueprint is expected to take the country to its next level of development, that is, the “Second Economic Miracle” as promised by the government during the last general elections.
The grand reform of the education system was announced last week by Minister Leela Devi Dookhun-Luchoomun. Under the proposed Nine-Year Schooling programme, following their Grade 9 exam (Form 3), students will have to move to academies for higher classes. Institutions such as Queen Elizabeth College will welcome the best performing male students while the likes of Royal College of Port Louis will receive top-performing female students. But there are some growing concerns about the implementation of this project. News on Sunday reports.
Plaintiffs, Bijmohun Kesso Panday Bajnath & Ors, have sued before the Supreme Court defendants, Sabeetree Baynath and Ashok Kumar Jagessur, praying for a judgement declaring that they are the real owners of the plot of land of the extent of 63 perches, situated in the District of Pamplemousses, which they have been occupying since 1951.
The Industrial Court had awarded severance allowance at normal rate to Virasamy Ramsamy Narydoo for unjustified dismissal by his employer, Société de Gérance de Mon Loisir.
The United Kingdom recently proposed that the exiled Chagossian population could return to the Archipelago under limited resettlement conditions. The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), whose existence is not recognised by Mauritius, launched consultations this month to allow up to 1,500 Chagossians to return.
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

National Assembly resumes session

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The National Assembly resumes after three months holidays with in the Chair, the Speaker Maya Hanoomanjee. The last sitting took place on Thursday 4 June with the election of the President of the Republic, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, and was then adjourned until 1st September 2015.
According to MP Reza Uteem, Chair of the MMM Economy Committee, the Prime Minister’s Economic Mission Statement: Vision 2030, presented on Saturday 21 August, is “unrealistic and unattainable.” He was intervening on Thursday.
Economist and former Finance Minister, Rama Sithanen, applauds the decision of the Prime Minister to present his Vision 2030. However, he argues that Sir Anerood Jugnauth has been a bit too adventurous as far as economic forecasts are concerned. “It is excessively impossible to create the number of jobs put forward by the Prime Minister. Comparatively, for decade 2004-2014, on an annual basis, only 5,660 were created.
Jane Constance of Mauritius and Luan Pommier of Guadeloupe gave a unique concert at the Octave Wiehe auditorium on Sunday 9 August 2015. Listening to those two young girls with impaired eyesight singing was not only an intensely emotional moment for the public, but also a deep lesson of abnegation of initial drawbacks. News on Sunday’s Indradev Curpen met the two young stars before the concert to know more about them, and to learn about the source of their inspiration and their willingness to pave the way forward.
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

Vision 2030 : A New Economic Paradigm for Mauritius?

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To sustain the economic recovery and move into a higher growth and development path, the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has formulated a new long-term development blueprint for the country entitled the ‘Economic Vision 2030’.
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

What should China do?

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The Chinese government’s heavy-handed efforts to contain recent stock-market volatility – the latest move prohibits short selling and sales by major shareholders – have seriously damaged its credibility. But China’s policy failures should come as no surprise. Policymakers there are far from the first to mismanage financial markets, currencies, and trade. Many European governments, for example, suffered humiliating losses defending currencies that were misaligned in the early 1990s.
Emerging-market stocks fell as China’s interest-rate cut failed to stop a $5 trillion rout in the nation’s shares and Middle Eastern equities retreated. Russia’s ruble weakened.
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