30 August 2014
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Our law makes provision for the protection of the rights of the accused but what about those of the victims? A roundtable to reflect on the status of victims in Mauritius held at the campus of Réduit on Thursday revealed several flaws regarding their protection while for the handicapped persons, there is no specific legislation yet. But there seems to be hope as Ag Parliamentary Counsel disclosed that the Attorney General’s Office is working on it and soon our law would make provisions for the protection of the rights of handicapped persons. 
We are deeply saddened to learn the untimely demise of noted writer and dedicated researcher Mrs. Leela Gujadhur Sarup. She passed away in India on Wednesday at the age of 76. She was cremated on Thursday in India.
Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam has presented Mauritius as a regional hub for tourism, trade and as a gateway to Africa for Asian and European investors.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

MTPA eyes 60,000 Indian tourists in 2014

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The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority expects 60,000 Indian tourists to visit Mauritius in 2014, about 5 per cent higher than number of tourists visited in previous year. “We are anticipating about 60,000 tourists from India to visit Mauritius in 2014 as against 58,000 tourists visited last year,” MTPA Deputy Director, Vijaye Haulder told the Indian press on Monday.
The National Budget will be presented in Parliament in less than three months.  Pre-Budget consultation meetings have already started, with the Financial Secretary meeting all stakeholders to review sector-wise needs and allow them the opportunity to make proposals.
The Pakistani business delegation, which visited Mauritius in the context of MAITEX 2014, a trade fair organized by Enterprise Mauritius, has termed its participation as fruitful. The delegation included high profile business executives and CEOs from the trade, services, freight, logistics, tourism and media sectors from both countries.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

How Money is Made

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Last month, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) announced the establishment of their own development bank, which would reduce their dependence on the Western-dominated, dollar-focused World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Ameerah Arjanee – The vivid young writer

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Ameerah could be an inspiration for others. She started writing at a young age. She endorses what Susan Sontag said, that a writer is a professional observer. News On Sunday met this cheerful lady who narrated her journey till here.
Having been awarded the second prize for the ‘Agro’ category at the National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC) Awards 2014, Kalyanee Hurry tells us how she started her business. Her passion for cooking and her spirit of entrepreneurship have led her to be a successful woman entrepreneur.
The story of South African women is unique, since it’s about strife, resilience, and reinvention and struggle for righteousness. Each generation had to fight treble oppression, firstly being black, secondly being a woman because of patriarchal mindset and thirdly poverty. And yet, these women survived against all odds and became self-affirming models of resilience and resistance.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Teens : out of control Featured

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Our young people are branded as violent and out of control most of the time. The recent incident at the Rehabilitation Youth Centre raises many questions on this type of attitude. News on Sunday investigates.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Mandela Washington Fellows return inspired

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The Mandela Washington Fellows were welcomed back on Thursday 21 August during a reception held at NexTeracom Tower 2, Ebène.

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