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Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

MID: Household Compost Scheme kicks off

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The second phase of the Household Compost Scheme of the Maurice Ile Durable Commission (MID) will be launched on 17 March 2014, Executive Chairman Osman Mohamed told the press on Monday.
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

African oil demand set to rise

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The African continent has primarily been of interest to the global oil industry in terms of supply. North Africa and the Gulf of Guinea have long been important sources of oil and gas production, while the number of African net hydrocarbon exporters is steadily increasing as exploration takes off in the eastern half of the continent. Yet there are signs that Africa may also play a more important role in global oil consumption, as strong economic growth feeds through into increased demand for energy.
Proton Holdings Bhd is seeking up to RM 3Billion in development funding from the Government and Petronas. However, the Malaysian car manufacturer has not been successful with its efforts thus far.
Donors at a Dubai conference on Tuesday pledged over $11 million in support for a UN-led initiative to push for green economies through sharing expertise and technology with developing nations. The Partnership for Action on a Green Economy, launched by the UN in 2013, tries to help countries “transition towards greener and more inclusive economies,” as per the Rio+20 Declaration two years ago.
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

Health professionals warn against self medication Featured

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The pharmacy sector has evolved tremendously in the past decades, as it is a pivotal feature for an effective health sector. The pharmaceutical industry is attracting young people not only because health care is booming, but also because there is the desire for people to find satisfaction in their jobs. And here, it’s also about treating people.
The African Index on Economic Transformation (ACET) ranks Mauritius first in overall economic transformation ahead of South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, and Gabon in its 2014 report launched in partnership with the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) on Monday in South Africa.
The Appeal Court, having on the bench the Senior Puisne Judge, Eddy Balancy and Justice A.R. Hajee Abdoula, has set aside the appeal lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) contesting the  interlocutory ruling of the Intermediate Court dismissing the information against La Clinique Mauricienne for involuntary homicide by imprudence under section 239 (1) of the Criminal Code. In its judgment delivered last week, the bench concluded that the Magistrate was fully warranted to dismiss the charge against La Clinique Mauricienne because of a defect in the information.
Violence against women and children is on the rise. Not a single day passes by when we don’t hear about a horrible story about the ill-treatment of women. Our small paradise island is not heaven on earth for many.
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

Domestic Violence

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Historically, domestic violence has been framed and understood exclusively as a women’s issue. Domestic abuse affects women, but also has devastating consequences for other populations and societal institutions. Men also can be victims of abuse; children are affected by exposure to domestic violence, and formal institutions face enormous challenges responding to domestic violence in their communities.
A beautiful, intelligent and exquisite woman has got all what it takes for perfect seduction. No one can resist her magnetism. Men are ready to do anything to win her attention because they know that deep inside her heart, resides a pure and deep love.
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

Bibi Shehreen Dookhee : The Portrait Artist

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Although Shehreen has been creative since childhood, it took her a while to listen to her inner voice and to devote time into becoming an artist. She can deftly wield her artist’s brush to create moody and atmospheric pieces. Or she can make jaw dropping portraits! The following interview sheds light on this prolific artist who is working hard on an exhibition that will be shocased to the public very soon.
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

Rookaya Pahala

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International Women’s Day is a time to ponder on women, their success and achievements. Career paths are different for every woman; while some are obsessively focused on success at work and social status, others believe that success is a balance of material achievements and emotional fulfilments.
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