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Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

Heart diseases on the rise

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The World Heart Day was celebrated on 29 September in Mauritius and countries around the globe. World Heart Day was founded to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.
In Mauritius, the first case of AIDS was identified in October 1987.  As at end of August 2013, a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected, of which 1,203 were females.
The state of our oceans was the main focus of the speech of the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, at the United Nations General Assembly a few days ago. News on Sunday approached the vice-president of Reef Conservation, Veerle Jaynut-Van Roy to find out whether our lagoons and the ocean surrounding the island are in good health.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

Dr Jack Keel and Mr Hiding

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DR JACK KEEL: The senior citizens had their day the other day.
MR HIDING: Yea. Every dog has his day. Why not the senior citizens?
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

PTA Bank Opens Regional Office in Ebène

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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank, was officially inaugurated on Monday at the Blue Tower in Ebène by the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Xavier-Luc Duval in the presence of the President and CEO of the PTA Bank, Mr Admassu Tadesse.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

Illicit tobacco trading on the rise Featured

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The Head of Cooperate and Regulatory Affairs of British American Tobacco was recently in Mauritius. News on Sunday met Mr Jerry Gilbert who gave us an insight on the growth of illicit trade of counterfeit cigarettes on the global market as well as in Mauritius.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

A booming Tertiary Education sector

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The relevant ministry deserves three cheers for the implantation of five star English universities and our small island is no exception. This can develop into an enormous industry by setting up their campus all over the world. 
Sometimes an incident can change one’s life drastically but it is only a few brave who successfully recover and start afresh. Former air hostess Nalini Ramasamy suffered an injury on a flight which obliged her to put an end to her career.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

Dominic Lacasse : The Flag man

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He is a compressed bundle of energy; blue-eyed, brown haired and standing tall at 5 foot 7 inches. Thirty-eight year old Quebec native Dominic Lacasse began his current acrobatic career after seven years of gymnastics and 14 years of circus performance.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

Smart card, obtuse system Featured

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The conversion process for old Identity card into the new biometric card kicked off on Tuesday morning. Individuals aged between 18 and 22 were the first to get their cards. Whilst the debate continues on the benefits and drawbacks of the new system, members of the public have complained about the conditions prevailing at conversion points. It seems that many practical issues were not foreseen by the authorities. News on Sunday investigates.
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30

History : The years 1935 - 50

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They saw it happen. A few elderly citizens still remember the trials and tribulations of the common people comprising lower middle class, small planters and labourers. No single day passed by without witnessing the throes and woes and the rampant misery of these people.
Mauritians visiting a foreign country seem to know much more than the locals to whom there exist many places in their own country they are not aware of.