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The Fashion and Design Institute organised its annual Fashion Show on Friday 21 August to showcase the collections of the final year students. This event is an ideal opportunity to showcase their creativity and gives them an impetus for their professional career. It is a culmination of hard work and commitment and the celebration of achievements and talents.
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:00

La Vallée de Ferney : A trek into wildlife

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Not only a reference site in eco-tourism, La Vallée de Ferney also shelters one of the very last nature sanctuaries of the island. Fan of hiking, you will live an unforgettable experience in this unique reserve which is a haven for indigenous species including rare ones. So, take a chance to discover Mauritius’s fauna and flora at La Vallée de Ferney.
Accused Yasdeo Choonucksing, the proprietor of two strayed dogs named Sam and Ramses, one being a Rottweiler and the other an Alsatian, has been found guilty for the offence of involuntary wounds and blows by want of caution in breach of section 239 (1) (2) of the Criminal Code.
Plaintiff Sonia Russie has lost her case for damages before the Supreme Court against Jean Hugues Michaud after she was sacked from the defendant’s company. The defendant was not present in Court during hearings. In a judgement delivered last week, Justice Bobby Madhub dismissed the case for defamation.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham (UK), Juneid Kodabux has a keen interest in the corporate sector. “Initially, I wanted to become an accountant like my father. It was at that time that the foundations of the offshore sector had been laid. I realised that it was possible to ally my passion for finance with law and that is how my journey to become a corporate lawyer started,” he explains. Barrister involved in both the corporate and litigation (civil and criminal) fields in Mauritius, Juneid Kodabux trusts that the corporate sector in Mauritius has a bright future.  Launching his own practice, the corporate lawyer is a member of the Mauritius Bar since September 2009.
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:00

India Culture Minister visits Mauritius

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India’s Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, is visiting Mauritius from 21-22 August to inaugurate the ‘Festival of India in Mauritius – 2015’ as Chief Guest.
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:00

India First Lady passes away

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India First Lady, Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, passed away on Tuesday. Aged 58, the First Lady was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi two weeks back.
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:00

Govt fields armada against domestic violence Featured

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The Protection from Domestic Violence Act will be reviewed in order to offer better protection for victims of domestic violence. The Domingue Report, published this week, has underlined numerous lacunas and weaknesses in the present legal framework.
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:00

9-Year Schooling : Education System Overhauled Featured

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The Education Minister, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, officially presented the 9-Year Schooling project at the Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaetan Duval, Ebene on Thursday. This project will be introduced as from 2017. News on Sunday explains to you how the 9-Year Schooling will work.
On Monday, the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth announced various measures to combat corruption at the Global SIDS conference on anti-corruption reforms. In his speech, the Prime Minister stated that Mauritius “is ever resolute and determined to fight corruption and other malpractices.” How far will the announced measures effectively tackle corruption?
Raj Boodhoo, the lawyer of businesswoman Nandanee Soornack, stated on Radio Plus on Wednesday that the [Mauritian] police cannot interfere in legal proceedings in Italy. His statement followed the initiative of the police on Tuesday August 18 in delegating the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Heman Jangi to Italy to speed up the extradition procedures against the businesswoman. The threat of arrest hanging over the businesswoman has just been lifted. In fact, the house arrest which weighed upon her since April has also been lifted.
Friday, 21 August 2015 14:00

Young Professionals in their garden Featured

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Not many people would take up gardening as a hobby, as it requires dedication and love for nature. With their fast paced-lives, many young professionals do not have time for hobbies and their passions. However, there are some nature lovers who would take handle spades and forks to escape their busy schedules. This week, three young professionals take us on a stroll through their gardens. It comes as no surprise that young professionals are nowadays looking for ways to relax and unwind.
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