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While our economy was forecasting a growth closer to 4% this year, Statistics Mauritius has recently reviewed its GDP growth rate forecast downwards to 3.5%. Are our sectors in such dire situation? What can be done to improve the business climate? Some operators share their views.
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:00

RHT Holding : glorious years of service

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RHT HOLDING LTD (ex-Rose Hill Transport), one of the leading public transport companies in Mauritius celebrated its 60th birthday last Friday. The company has since diversified its activities in other sectors of the Mauritian economy.  RHT HOLDING LTD is a public company quoted on the Development Enterprise Market (DEM) of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd.
A suspect has been arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Rhode Island police received Thoreau from Connecticut police after the dog completed 22 weeks of training, which involved detecting gadgets for food.
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:00

Ramadhan Spirit with Peeraye family

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Since June 28/29, over 1 billion of Muslims around the world have started to observe the sacred month of Ramadhan. For 29 or 30 days, Muslims fast from dawn till sunset. They refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids and will keep themselves away from acts such as gossiping, backbiting, swearing, getting angry, entertainment, amongst others.
Being an ardent lover of the sea, corals and the environment, Nadeem Nazurally, a young marine scientist embodies the change he wants to see in the world. He is a professional marine scientist working on different research programmes in active conservation, restoration, reef building and preservation of marine species.
Friday, 11 July 2014 14:00

Violence in schools : A Failed Education System? Featured

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We cannot shy away from reality: violence is very much present in schools. While often the blame is put on students, pedagogues argue that there are no such thing as ‘bad students’ but rather, uninspired educators, schools without leadership, dismissal of parents, and an outdated curriculum, among other issues, that result in indiscipline among students. Violence in school, they say, is the product of a failed system which has sent into oblivion the concept of education for life.
One of the most prestigious secondary schools in Mauritius, the Royal College of Port Louis, located in Cassis, recently celebrated its 85th year of existence. Throughout the years, it has produced some of the best students of the country.
The Ministry of Education wants to send a strong signal to all stakeholders that henceforth indiscipline and absenteeism would not be tolerated. In this regard, officials of the Ministry will carry out inspections in schools, a dedicated desk to monitor attendance will be set-up and bad track record of attendance will appear in the student’s leaving certificate.
With the objective of creating global understanding through the use of the English language, the English Speak Union organised two activities in Rodrigues during the month of June.
Friday, 04 July 2014 14:00

Distribution of tablet PCs to students

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The Ministry is in the process of finalizing arrangements for the distribution of tablet PCs to students. By June 5, all tablet PCs are scheduled to be distributed to all schools and on June 6, students who are duly registered in the online system and who have contributed Rs 650 or are on SRM-CA list will receive their tablets.
Lycée La Bourdonnais in Forest Side held the farewell ceremony of 129 of its graduating students last Thursday. After three years, the institution which follows the French national education system had all of its candidates receiving the baccalaureate, with four of them receiving the Jury’s Congratulations.
The judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) in a ruling delivered on 25 June has reduced the three year-sentence inflicted by the Intermediate Court on D. Sabapathee, the son of late bodybuilder and an ex-Mr Mauritius, Rajen Sabapathee, to  18 months’ imprisonment after the appellant  was found guilty for  possession of cannabis.

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