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Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

More tourists, less revenue

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The recent report of Statistics Mauritius entitled ‘International Travel and Tourism’ indicates that tourist arrivals in the first semester of 2014 have increased by 490,697, representing a growth of 4% when compared to the same period last year. However, tourism earnings per head continue on a declining trend, reaching Rs 46,010. What are the implications of these changes? News on Sunday reports…
If you are in Dubai, with the temperature hitting around 50, Aquaventure Waterpark is a place where you can refresh with some amazing aquatic adventures for both kids and adults.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:10

The Dollar Enigma Featured

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Ehshan Kodarbux, director of Le Défi Media Group, recently attended the summer school at the London School of Economics, more particularly a course on “Macro Economic Challenges of Global Imbalances”. After further readings, he compiled a report about the evolution of the dollar. We publish hereunder excerpts of this report for the benefit of our readers.
The publication in the press of pictures of a private party attended by the Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam has sparked debates on where to draw the line between public life and private life of politicians, especially those in power. While some argue that public personalities have full right to privacy, others are of the opinion that public figures’ private life should be questioned where this has a bearing on public interest. News on Sunday seeks the views of legal experts and civil society representatives.
The President of the Intermediate Court Criminal Division, Magistrate Véronique Kwok Yin Siong Yen, in a judgment delivered on 14 August has dismissed the information contained in counts 1 to 4 against Yannick Jonathan Rose and found him guilty under counts 5 and 6.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Fake landowner found guilty of swindling

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Magistrate Wendy V. Rangan sitting at the Intermediate Court, in a judgment delivered on 18 August, has found the accused Bissoondeo Luchmun guilty with the offence of swindling in breach of section 330 (1) of the Criminal.
A photographer of Le Défi Media Group, Warren Marie was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon at Immigration Bus Square by police officer Ashvin Takoor.
Reporters at the Défi Media Group attended a workshop conducted by Gender Links. The first of the three sessions which was held on 5th August was based on the theme “SADC Gender Protocol, Media and Information, and what media says about men and women.” Jerome Boulle was the trainer.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Ebola: high security measures in Mauritius Featured

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The Ebola epidemic being called the most violent since its discovery in 1976, causing more than 1,000 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken necessary precaution to fight against this global emergency and has asked several African countries to strengthen their measures.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Post Code for Mauritius

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The Post Code, existing in many countries since ages, has been recently introduced in Mauritius. Now every town or city in Mauritius has its own post code.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

A Guide on Diabetes

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A booklet entitled ‘Votre Guide sur Le Diabète’ was launched on Tuesday by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Lormus Bundhoo. This booklet is the work of our colleague journalist of Le Défi Media Group, Radha Rangasamy Jean-Louis in partnership with the Rotary Club of Vacoas and physicians from various backgrounds both in the public and private services.
According to the official list of the Registrar of Associations, which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, there are more than 9,900 associations, or non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Mauritius as at 31 March 2014. Nearly half that number has been created after June 2006.

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