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Friday, 18 July 2014 14:01

Teenage love : Puppy love, trial love or true love? Featured

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College days are known to be among the best days of one’s life. Not just a phase where you are academically successful but also a time period when you have fun, create friendships, live life to the full, have new experiences also and cross boundaries.
While week after week cases of indiscipline and violence among school-going children are being highlighted in the media, the Ministry of Education maintains the opposite. The problem is societal, points out the Education Minister.
The Appeal Court has last week allowed the appeal lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) contesting the  acquittal by the District Court of Mahebourg of Miss Mary Joyce Chan Sow, a Customer Service Assistant at Air Mauritius, who, at the material time was working at the Transit Check-in Counter in the  Arrival Immigration Hall, for illegal possession of two bottles of wine labelled Dienersfortein  Pinitage and Alto Rouge, each of 750 ml and one litre of Amarula liquor on which payment of duty and taxes was Rs 520, in breach of the Customs Act.  
Mauritius will host an international conference on the Tamil Diaspora next week, 23 to 25 July 2014, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, to be attended by more than 200 foreign delegates. One of the main guests of this conference is Dr John Samuel, Founder-Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, in Chennai.
The Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
Friday, 18 July 2014 14:00

Air Mauritius renews its fleet

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Air Mauritius on Wednesday announced its decision to replace its existing fleet of A340-300s with six new generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd will purchase the fifty per cent shareholding held by Millicom International Cellular S.A. in Emtel Ltd. Currimjee will thus consolidate its shareholding in Emtel as part of its strategy to further reinforce its position in the telecommunications and media sectors in Mauritius. 
The National Assembly resumes its activities on Tuesday 22 July at 11.30 a.m, after it was adjourned on 11 July following a PNQ from the Leader of the Opposition addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities on Electricity, following an assessment made by the African Development Bank that risks of blackouts will exist in 2015 and 2017 because of exceeding demands.
LALIT party and pressure group has written officially to Dr. Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the current situation in Gaza, Palestine. News on Sunday reproduces the letter below.
Friday, 18 July 2014 14:00

Palestine genocide shocks our youngsters Featured

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Remarkably, the dreadful situation in Gaza has awakened the world as a whole. Citizens in different countries like England, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France have marched in protest against the injustice prevailing in Gaza.   Mauritius has not been spared by this solidarity trend. 
DR JACK KEEL: What’s happening to our educational institutions?
MR HIDING: To our educational institutions or in our educational institutions?
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) has unanimously decided to keep the Key Repo Rate unchanged at 4.65 % per annum at its meeting on Monday.  While some stakeholders positively welcome the decision, others have expressed their disagreement. News on Sunday reports.

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