23 October 2014
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Université des Mascareignes (UDM) became the third public university of the country after the UDM Act was passed in 2012. As at now, it accommodates some 1,200 students on both full-time and part-time courses. Last week, the University held its first graduation ceremony.
The Intermediate Court having on the bench Magistrate Maryse Panglose-Cala has set aside the plaint with summons entered by Satyaveer Kallychurn, an inhabitant of Belle Etoile, Coromandel, Beau Bassin, against the State of Mauritius, represented by the Attorney general, the Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life and the Acting Director of the Pharmaceutical Services of the Parent Ministry for having refused to the plaintiff the importation of a prohibited vitamin.
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Rs 2 M damages for 18% incapacity

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François Joseph Charles Pilot, who was severely burned in both legs in the course of a visit within the boundaries of Mount Sugar Estate when he fell in a heap of burning matter, has been awarded moral damages to the tune of Rs 2 million by the Supreme Court last week.
Veda Baloomoody has been member of the MMM since 1985. He was first elected in 1995 in constituency No 8 and again in 2000. In 2010, he stood as candidate and won in Constituency No 1 where he will present himself again. Barrister by profession, Baloomoody shares with News on Sunday his views on the current political situation.
Mrs Marie Danielle Selvon, in the midst of an already rich professional career was called to the bar on 19 September 2014. A member of the Inner Temple, she is a law graduate from Newcastle University and the Australian National University, and also a graduate in teaching, psychology and marketing. After having worked in Mauritius, Canada, Australia and China, Mrs Selvon has chosen to join politics in Mauritius. News on Sunday wanted to find out more about this lady.
The stand of the government regarding the role of Parliamentary Private Secretaries is still unclear in the wake of the dissolution of the National Assembly as from 6 October last. Can they still benefit from their salaries and other privileges including use of their offices at the National Development Unit (NDU), protection by officers of VIPSU and use of government vehicles?
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Writ of elections after 2 November

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The general elections will most probably be held in the first week of December and the date that is being mentioned is Sunday 7. As at now, it seems to be the most appropriate one since it does not coincide with any festival of the country nor will it clash with the proclamation of the much-awaited CPE results which are due on December 4 and 5.
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Dr Jack Keel and Mr Hiding : Feeding the world

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DR JACK KEEL: World Food Day was observed this week.
MR HIDING: So?
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Electoral Campaign : Key issues at heart Featured

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The polling day is yet to be announced but the electoral campaign is in full swing. After the battle of the crowds that took place on Sunday last, the Labour-MMM alliance (renamed as the Alliance of Unity and Modernity) and the Alliance Lepep (regrouping the MSM, PMSD and ML), each claims to have attracted a larger crowd than its opponents.
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Privatisation of television

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The debate on whether Mauritius needs to have private television has been on for years. According to Toriden Chellapermal, former Director General of the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI), privatisation of television is the next logical step for Mauritius after private radio.
End of November or beginning of December? Everyone wants to know the date of general elections. Irfan Rahman, Electoral Commissioner assures that the Electoral Commission – the body responsible for the running of elections in Mauritius – is ready for Poll Day.
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00

Declaration of Assets

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Amending the Declaration of Assets Act is important, says barrister Ajay Daby, also former Speaker of the National Assembly. He believes that it will certainly bring more transparency and less opacity in the administration of public and parastatal bodies.

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