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Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is a woman who wears several hats: Besides being a wife and mother, she is also a writer, a researcher and a scientist. Winner of several awards such as L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award 2007 and the African Union Award for ‘Women in Science’ for the Easter African Region in 2009, Ameenah has a true passion for plants flowing in her veins.
The history buffs among you will know that the announcement for the falling of the Berlin Wall was made on August 23, 1990. The very same night, Amit Bhoonah was born.
The global trade in counterfeit goods is booming. Mauritius is not new to this trend. Our markets, street vendors and even some local shops are in possession of various counterfeit items which they offer for sale to locals and tourists.
Friday, 11 January 2013 12:00

So, you think you can salsa?

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Music and dancing have been part of many different cultures for centuries. It is part of celebration and entertainment. And whether people knew it or not, way back when dancing began, there were numerous health benefits attached to it. Now that the Mauritian population is facing a major obesity epidemic, health benefits from dancing are something that should be closely looked at. Time to salsa!
Friday, 11 January 2013 12:00

1892 cyclone

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Mauritians have amply experienced the harm and damages cyclones do in their wake especially of the calibre of Carol and Gervaise. Indeed the latest Dumile though nothing compared to its illustrious predecessors has left some unpleasant memories in that it has given a lot of work to the Mauritians in terms of cleaning, washing, sweeping and many others.
St Antoine is a small sugarcane village between Goodlands and Poudre d’Or. It lies off the main road. With the development of Goodlands new traffic and shopping centre it seems to be part of it as the construction of buildings continues and has nearly merged with it.
Friday, 11 January 2013 12:00

Watch out for infections !

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The Ministry of Health has issued a communiqué regarding the potential prevalence of gastroenteritis in the country following the recent heavy downpour, and the high risk of mosquito proliferation. The public is advised to take necessary precautions to avoid getting infected and to get rid of objects that can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Orange officially launched two tablets at affordable prices in October last year. As expected by the company, more than 10,000 tablets have been sold by December 31, 2012. The tablets, says Mauritius Telecom, are now out of stock and a new shipment is expected soon.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:43

Family Court gets new male judge

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The proposal of SOS Papa has been considered. The NGO, founded in 2007, has been campaigning for a male judge to sit at the Family Court.
Friday, 04 January 2013 15:36

Governor Sir Charles Lees

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Sir Charles Lees had an uneventful term of office. His temper conformed to the aspiration of the population hankering for peace. He was passive and did hardly react. He liked an easy and quiet life…
Friday, 04 January 2013 15:31

Body cleansing – after the celebrations

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The New Year is over but the celebration is still on. And one of the main side effects of partying till late in the night and boozing is inevitably waking up with a hangover the following day. Besides overcoming hangovers, it is also time to shake off the excess kilos accumulated during New Year festivities.
Friday, 04 January 2013 15:27

Astrology 2013

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Neerunjun Motah, the astrologer who made several successful predictions on diverse issues before comes again with new predictions for the year 2013.

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