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The Fashion and Design Institute organised its annual Fashion Show on 14 August at the J&J Auditorium, Phoenix. This year’s show, based on the theme ‘Quintessence’, showcased the collections of 11 final year students of the Higher National Diploma in Fashion & Textiles and one collection was showcased by a first year student.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Holiday camps for special needs children

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An inclusive holiday camp was organised by the Down Syndrome Association (DSA) and U-link for children with special needs. The holiday camp was held for three days at the new Lady Sushil Ramgoolam recreational centre for the elderly and disabled at Point aux Piments.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Ramgoolam proposes local expertise to Africa

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Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, who participated in the 34th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, has proposed the expertise of Mauritius to accelerate investment on the African continent. Dr Ramgoolam has called for a new global strategy (Expanded Africa Strategy) to boost investment on the continent.
In the context of the 2015 Pre-budget consultation exercise, the Financial Secretary, Mr Dev Manraj, on Monday met representatives of the local authorities and those of the construction sector. The meeting was an opportunity for various stakeholders to present their concerns and proposals which will considered in the forthcoming budget.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Challenges faced by SMEs

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SMEs have, for a long time been considered to be an engine for growth and job creation. However, it has not been smooth sailing all the way for the small entrepreneurs, who have to struggle for survival. Inflation, intense competition, especially from cheaper imports, lack of labour, administrative hurdles, financial obstacles and a dwindling market are some of the challenges faced by SMEs. News on Sunday investigates.
According to Indian media, in a three-year period, Mauritius was the highest foreign direct investor in the Indian textile and apparel sector, accounting for a little less than 50 percent of the FDI inflows. In the period between fiscal years 2011-12 and 2013-14, the Indian textile industry received FDI from Mauritius totalling $215.12 million.
In a career that spans a decade, Rashila has amazed the Mauritian public with her art performances. She has so many fans and is well appreciated for her dedication and artistic talents. News on Sunday finds out more from her, especially on her concept to use art for Youth Awakening Art.
Manager of the Chantefrais franchise at Curepipe, Mohammed Noorani Joomun is a hard-working and committed entrepreneur.  Being self-employed and owner of a ‘Chantefrais’ shop which is open from 8 am to 8 pm from Monday to Sunday and having no employees is no easy task. However, it’s with passion and devotion that this 51-year old man performs his job.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Jessyca Joyekurun : How YALI changed her life

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Jessyca Joyekurun recently returned to Mauritius after spending six weeks on a Business and Entrepreneurship Executive course at Yale University, which culminated into a three-day summit with President Barack Obama. She returned from the US with fresh ideas.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Golfing in paradise Island

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Located near Vacoas, the Gymkhana Club is the oldest golf club in Mauritius, dating back to 1902, when a golf course was built on the existing club grounds by the British Navy. The club has been the venue for many of the island’s major sporting activities since 1844.
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:59

Our youth : A tragedy of depression and phobias  Featured

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Adolescence is a period of dramatic and drastic changes. The journey from childhood to adulthood can be complex and challenging. On 12 August, the world celebrated the International Youth Day and this year, the theme was “youth and mental health.” The young often experience stigma and discrimination which undoubtedly has a negative impact on their growth. News On Sunday explores this reality in Mauritius.
As Mauritius emerges as one of the most sophisticated and diversified economies in the region, film production on the island is expected to give an additional dynamism to the local economy.  In this context, the Film Rebate Scheme was introduced in 2012. It remains to be seen how far this scheme has contributed to the development of the film industry in Mauritius. News on Sunday reports.

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