18 September 2014
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Last Tuesday Dr Vasant Bunwaree convened the press to throw spotlight on the accomplishments of the Ministry of Education since he joined as the Minister in 2008.
Ben Buntipilly is at the head of the Special Road Safety Unit, placed under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office, for the past four years. He claims success in the implementation of his projects so much so that Mauritius, he says, is the best among African countries. However, he is quick to claims that there is still a long way to go and that one of the first steps taken for this long journey is the setting up of a state of the art drivers training centre. News on Sunday met the Special Adviser of the Prime Minister on road safety in his office and asked him the reasons for so many deaths on our roads.
Jonathan Drew is the new British High Commissioner in Mauritius. He presented his credentials to the President of the Republic two weeks ago. He hosted a reception at Westminster House on Thursday 4 September to better know the big players of the Mauritian society. News on Sunday asked him a few questions, so as to know what the priorities on his agenda are.
Dr Pramode Jaddoo, economist, believes that an elderly person, with knowledge and experience, should not become a liability but rather an asset for the future economic and social development of a country. In the interview which follows, he points out the need to set priorities on major welfare measures such as old-age pension. However he also mentions that other measures must be re-adjusted so as to cut down unnecessary costs.
Dan Maraye, observer of Mauritian politics, in an interview with News on Sunday, this week, brings new light to the current political debate. 
It’s a new political configuration on the horizon. On one side, we have the several-months-negotiated Labour Party-MMM and to counter balance the two major political parties, the majority of the parties found in the Opposition has decided to join hands. As at now, Friday, the general elections which are said to be in mid-November, will be a face-off between Labour-MMM and MSM-PMSD-ML-MDN.
Mauritius ranks 39th in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. The country ranked 45th in the previous report.
JCI Port-Louis celebrated its 100th Business forum on the theme “economic development led by ideas.” The main speakers were CEO of the Swan Group Mr Louis Rivalland, consultant and economist Mr Pierre Dinan and the founder of Business Magazine Lindsay Rivière.
Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

Happy hour : When socialising is good for business

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A new type of business is mushrooming around the country. Many hotels, bars, restaurants and lounges are adopting the concept of “happy hour” where you can have a quick bite before dinner and drink as much you want at a discounted price while hanging out with your friends after a hard day at work.
Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

The importance of providing social aids

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Government spent an amount of Rs 22,691 million on Social Security and Welfare in 2012. The main components were the Basic Retirement Pension with a share of 35.2%, followed by Public Service Pensions, 18.6 %. Social Aids, on its part accounted for 3.1% of the total amount. However, despite the little contribution, Social Aids are considered essential to help less fortunate citizens to come out of the poverty trap.
Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

MITD awards certificates to 109 trainees

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The trainees have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Hospitality pathway), Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts pathway), Diploma in Tourism Management, and Goethe Zentrum Certificate, on Saturday at Ebène.
The 18th Mauritius Model United Nations Conference at National Level took place on Thursday 28 August at the MGI, Moka. After the brilliant success of the first Zonal MUN, the best speakers from the four zones came forward to share their ideas, debate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on the National MUN platform.

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