19 December 2014
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Last week, Zaheer Allam, a young Mauritian residing at Terre Rouge, brought glory to the island by being a recipient of the prestigious “10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World” Award. Every year, the Junior Chambers International recognises 10 outstanding young people who are actively striving to provide for their community and who stand as inspiring and exemplary figure to the world.
Magistrate Meenakshi Bhogun-Ramjutton sitting at the District  Court of Rodrigues (Port Mathurin) has two weeks ago overruled the motion to strike out the  provisional charges  leveled against  Police Inspector Rajesh Moorghen, who is answering  three provisional charges set down in two distinct provisional information both  lodged on 28 March 2014.
Justice Abdool Raffick Hamuth, sitting at the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, has ordered the Mauritius Union Assurance to pay to the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd the sum of Rs 48.8 million out of the Rs 51,800,000 which was stolen from the plaintiff’s Port Louis main branch vault following a robbery resulting in the death of one of the plaintiff’s employee, Mr Gerald Lagesse.
The Mauritius Housing Company Ltd (MHC) has lost its case  against the  Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) for the reimbursement of a loan contracted by  Ghalea and Yasmina Aubeeluck in 2004. In a judgment  delivered last week by the Supreme Court, Justice Iqbal  Maghooa has concluded  that the  MHC has not been able to prove on a balance of probabilities that the  MCB has committed a “faute” and /or has been  negligence by failing to credit the loan account of the co-defendants (Ghalea and Yasmina Aubeeluck) and by preventing the plaintiff from securing  a first rank charge on co-defendants’ property. 
Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00

The UK’s Immigration Distraction

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Do British voters hate foreigners, or merely freeloaders? That is essentially the question British Prime Minister David Cameron posed in his long-awaited speech on immigration from other European Union countries, delivered last month at the headquarters of the construction-equipment manufacturer JCB.
As the 2014 electoral campaign reaches its last leg, political parties, candidates and agents are increasingly on tenterhooks, trying to make the most of the final days before polling day. Strategies will be revised, methods and actions reviewed and strengthened and field presence increased. News on Sunday seeks the views of two politicians with acute experience in campaigning.
Candidates for the first time, the newcomers in politics are going through their first electoral campaign. While for some it is a totally new experience, others, having been involved in politics earlier, are discovering and rediscovering their respective constituencies. In-between their tiresome and hectic nights and days, they share with us how the past two months have been for them.
Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00

Electoral Manifesto

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The Alliance de l’Unité et de la Modernité (Labour-MMM) presented its electoral manifesto last Saturday. News on Sunday highlights the main contents of the 75-page document.
Radakrishna Katherasa Pillay, a disabled person who is also a campaigner for disability rights, told News on Sunday that there is still much to be done to promote the welfare of the disabled.
The Global Rainbow Foundation goes a step further in empowering the physically handicapped in Mauritius. After having empowered more than two thousand persons who had their legs amputated and subsequently helped them with an artificial limb, Professor Armoogum Parsooramen has been able to bring an expert from Bangalore, India, to help visibility-impaired Mauritians.
Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00

Cindy Shaw : Elite Model Look Mauritius 2014 Featured

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She is the grand winner of the modelling contest ‘Elite Model Look Mauritius 2014.’ Young, svelte, with amazing eyes, plump lips and fair complexion, Cindy Shaw has it all. Aged 21, the young lady competed for the International Grand Final of Elite Model Look contest in Shenzhen, China, on 2nd December. For her, Elite Model Look is “an unforgettable adventure.”
Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00

Tourism sector : Struggling to meet expectations Featured

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A major pillar of the Mauritian economy, the tourism industry has been through critical times over the past few years. However, with the diversification strategy towards emerging markets and the increasing number of flights, the sector has found some relief.  News on Sunday presents an overview of the sector performance in 2014 and the perspective for 2015.