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Friday, 22 March 2013 15:10

Road safety in schools

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The Ministry of Education has been assigned the role and responsibility to promote effective road safety education in schools and assist in the lifelong education of road users. In this regard, several activities have been introduced in schools since this year.
The Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES) has announced the introduction of HSC Professional (HSC Pro) on a pilot basis in 2014 on Tuesday. As an alternative to HSC Academic, HSC Pro will cater for non-academic students, preparing them to join the world of work at the end of secondary schooling. It is also hoped that the mismatch between academic and the needs of the labour market will be reduced.
Friday, 22 March 2013 15:09

Sun Resorts cleared for breach of OSHA

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Justice Saheed Bhaukaurally and Nirmala Devat sitting on appeal have allowed the appeal lodged by Sun Resorts Ltd and quashed the appellant’s conviction for breach of Section 85 (1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Justice Benjamin Marie Joseph sitting at the Assises Court   has sentenced French national Toma Carlos Pedraza to 14 years’ penal servitude and to a fine of Rs 100,000 after the accused was found guilty of importation of 2,786 subutex tablets.
Friday, 22 March 2013 15:03

Court refuses to annul adoption

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Justice Nirmala Devat has set aside the plaint entered by Hamid Auckloo and his wife, Li Ngat Leung, who sought for an order from the Supreme Court for the revocation of the adoption of Jean-Patrick Koo Moy Sing pursuant to Article 363 of the Civil Code.
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:56

Selvina Bye Raggoo Yacoob - The Crafty Queen

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Give this lady a rock and she will turn it into an artsy paperweight, give her an empty can and she will rock it as a headgear and give her paper scraps and make it into art she does. Oozing with creativity, Selvina’s deftness lies in creating things out of simple objects. Card making is serious business for her because after all, she is the Queen of Crafts - Our Crafty Queen!
Breast feeding is the most beautiful and most effective way for every mother to love and care for their child. Indeed since the creation of mankind, breast feeding is known to be, by nature, the best food for newborns. Mrs Bina Bonomaully, Breast Feeding Counsellor for nearly twenty years, knows much about the innumerable benefits it holds for both babies and mothers.
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:50

MPS - Back to business

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The National Assembly resumes debates on 26 March after more than four months of summer holidays. The main attraction at the first session will be the sitting arrangement of members with the absence of the leader of the Opposition who has ceded his post to the deputy leader of the MMM, Alan Ganoo who however told the media that Bérenger’s seat will not be occupied by another member.
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:49

Turning Mauritius into a 24/7

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THE CONCEPT of a 24 by 7 economy is a very simple one.  Also known as a ‘round-the-clock’ economy, it means that the country’s economic activities are operational on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week with many activities happening concurrently.
Latest figures from the Bank of Mauritius indicate that Mauritius received about Rs 12.7 billion in terms of Foreign Direct Investment in 2012, a figure not far from the record amount of 2010 (Rs 13.9 billion).
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:36

Oberoi best for honeymooners

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Condé Nast Traveller, an international luxury travel magazine published in Mayfair, London and which aims at the upmarket, independent traveller, has rated The Oberoi Mauritius resort as one of the 14 best world hotels for honeymoon.
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:35

Xavier calls for more effort

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The Finance Minister is on alert. Xavier-Luc Duval has urged for more effort from everybody and warned that the year 2013 will not be easy, with climate issues that have affected production in January and February.

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