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Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00

Gerard Sanspeur back to BOI

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After the departure of Maurice Lam, Gerard Sanspeur has been appointed by the new government as Chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Association of Trusts & Management Companies.
India exported its first warship, the Coast Guard Ship Barracuda to Mauritius on Saturday. CGS Barracuda is the first ever naval ship to be built by India for a foreign nation, under the ‘make in India’ banner, has reached Kochi Coast for its last leg of training in Aviation.
The grand Intercontinental Wedding Show 2015, organised by Wedding Mag and Olala Communications, in partnership with the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, took place last weekend. The event was officially launched by the chief guest Lady Sarojini Jugnauth and was marked by exquisite bridal gowns presentations and dance shows.
On 25 October 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft. Three decades later, it has a fleet of more than 220 aircraft serving 142 cities in 80 countries. This global airline is operating the world’s largest fleets of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. By 2020, Emirates plan to have an ultra-modern fleet of more than 300 aircraft.
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00

Yousuf Jeeva – SME : How to succeed? Featured

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Some companies always fare better than others. It could be name recognition, innovation, market share or any other attribute that makes a good company stand out from the herd. Neel Group Industries is one of the companies that come to mind when contemplating the success of small and medium enterprises.  
A historical feature that is visible in almost all villages in Mauritius is the remnants of old sugar mill chimneys. Most of these giant stone structures could well be about two centuries old!
Winning is his motto. Since 2009, he has been in the limelight and has bagged various awards. Recently, he has been chosen to be the ambassador of Air Mauritius for promoting the country on social media. This young and passionate photographer shares his journey with us.
He is ingenious, creative and ambitious, but most importantly humble. A fresh graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mauritius, Aman Jowaheer dedicated his final year dissertation project  how to enhance on the human foot prosthesis. The ‘Design & Optimisation of Human Foot Prosthesis’ project won the ‘Present Around the World Competition’ at national level.
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00

Open Days at the University of Mauritius

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The open days of the University of Mauritius kicked off on Tuesday 24 February at the Paul Octave Wiéhé Auditorium. Lasting three days, secondary school leavers had the chance to obtain all information regarding the programmes offered by faculties for 2015 intake. Online application for enrollment is open as from Friday February 27.
The official launch of the 3rd edition of the National Road Safety Campaign, Cité Zen, took place on Monday 23 February at New Eton College, Rose Hill. On the same occasion a school calendar featuring 12 best paintings of last year’s competition was launched.
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00

MCCI Business School Graduation ceremony

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Last Friday, the MCCI Business School held its graduation ceremony in the presence of the Minister of Education Leela Devi Dookun, French Ambassador H.E M. Laurent Garnier and the Rector of Académie de la Reunion, M. Thierry Terret. 
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00

Boon or Bane for students?

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There has been a lot of debates on the issue of automatic promotion in secondary schools. Parents and students share their views with News on Sunday.
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