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Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Keats College : One School, One Family

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Named after the legendary poet Keats, this secondary educational institution of the South has produced some 5,000 students through the years, serving diverse spheres nationally and internationally.
The finals of the annual Public Speaking Competition, organised by the English Speaking Union, took place last Thursday. The nine finalists delivered a prepared speech related to the theme ‘To be Human is to Discuss’. Indeed, after much debate, the name of the grand winner was announced. Subadra Ghoorun, Upper Six student from Dr Maurice Curé College, is the lucky winner who will fly to the UK in May to participate in the International Public Speaking Competition.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Prime Minister for a day!

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This week, instead of giving a voice young to people News on Sunday gives them a position: We make them Prime Minister for a day. We ask them what they would do if they were made the national leader for a day.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

SMS Pariaz successful on appeal

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The appeal Court having on the bench  Justices  Saheeda Peeroo and  David Chan Kan Cheong has this week annulled the Rs 2,000 fine inflicted by the District Court of Rose-Hill (Moka Division) to SMS Pariaz for carrying out  a classified trade, namely the trade of bookmaker operating outside racecourse, within the administrative area of Moka/Flacq District Council (as it then was without having paid to the District Council the prescribed fees in respect of classified trade in breach of section 102 (4) and 7 of, and the Eight Schedule to, the Local Government Act 2003 (now repealed). The appellant pleaded not guilty and conducted its own defence through its representative, Mr Lee Shim.
The Industrial Court Civil Division having on the bench Magistrate Patrick Kam Sing has, last week, awarded to Rejhesh Kullootee, former Assistant Manager at the SBI International (Mauritius) Ltd, compensation amounting to Rs 288,875 instead of the sum claimed to the tune of Rs 1,081,731.87 representing severance allowance at the punitive rate together with salary equivalent to three months’ notice together with interest and costs for unjustified dismissal.
Magistrate Wendy V. Rangan sitting at the Intermediate Criminal Court has recently acquitted Louis Marcus Brutus with the offence of  sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16 under two counts of information in breach of section 249 (4) of the Criminal Code. The offences were committed on 19 October and 19 November 2009 at Richelieu. The complainant was then 12 years old. Accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Cader Sayed Hossen, is currently facing the hard challenges of encouraging pollution-free industries, diversifying the market strategy of the manufacturing sector and the drafting of a new legislation for the protection of consumers. News on Sunday met him to discuss these issues and to share with our readers the progress reached in each of these sectors.
“Outstanding” A-Level student Yashika Bageerathi finally landed in Mauritius on Thursday at noon despite 175,000 people backing a campaign for her to stay in UK and finish her exams. But her ordeal was not over as she spent nearly two hours at SSR Airport immigration before leaving, escorted by police officers. 
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Loto jackpot hits 100 million

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The Loto jackpot is now at Rs 100 million. Moorghen Veeramootoo, Chief Operating Officer of Lottotech says this is a surprise and he is confident that many Mauritians will try their luck by betting big.
The haematologist Pierre Regis Lim-Chow Lam-Po-Tang has passed away in Australia last week. In 1957, he established the Blood Bank Service in Mauritius before he settled in Australia in 1964 where he set up a new Haematology Department at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

SC and HSC Exam Fees : Parents battling for subsidies Featured

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Every year, out of some 30,000 students who take the School Certificate (SC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)
exams, more than 15,000 receive subsidies from Government for the payment of exam fees. On average, the subsidies cost Government around Rs 150 million and an additional Rs 6 to Rs 7 million as overtime paid to the officers.
DR JACK KEEL: A 19-year old Mauritian girl is being raped by the immigration authorities in Great Britain?
MR HIDING: Rape is too strong a word, don’t you think? Yashika is only being deported.

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