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“Outstanding” A-Level student Yashika Bageerathi finally landed in Mauritius on Thursday at noon despite 175,000 people backing a campaign for her to stay in UK and finish her exams. But her ordeal was not over as she spent nearly two hours at SSR Airport immigration before leaving, escorted by police officers. 
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Loto jackpot hits 100 million

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The Loto jackpot is now at Rs 100 million. Moorghen Veeramootoo, Chief Operating Officer of Lottotech says this is a surprise and he is confident that many Mauritians will try their luck by betting big.
The haematologist Pierre Regis Lim-Chow Lam-Po-Tang has passed away in Australia last week. In 1957, he established the Blood Bank Service in Mauritius before he settled in Australia in 1964 where he set up a new Haematology Department at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

SC and HSC Exam Fees : Parents battling for subsidies Featured

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Every year, out of some 30,000 students who take the School Certificate (SC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)
exams, more than 15,000 receive subsidies from Government for the payment of exam fees. On average, the subsidies cost Government around Rs 150 million and an additional Rs 6 to Rs 7 million as overtime paid to the officers.
DR JACK KEEL: A 19-year old Mauritian girl is being raped by the immigration authorities in Great Britain?
MR HIDING: Rape is too strong a word, don’t you think? Yashika is only being deported.
Mauritius needs to take a bold decision for its tourism sector which has remained primarily hotel-led and euro-centric and overly dependent on Europe. This strong pillar of our economy is suffering from lack of a strong leadership, a clear vision and a good sense of direction. This is how Sen Ramsamy, Managing Director of Tourism Business Intelligence, summarises the state of the tourism sector.
The latest in the entertainment business in Mauritius that has fascinated people is the Star 80 Concert at Grand Baie La Croisette. While concert audiences rated it as “finally something of international standard”, shoppers acknowledged the new vibrancy of shopping malls. As for business pundits, they perceive it as the emergence of a new business model.
The Fast Track Committee (FTC) examined six projects exceeding the bar of Rs 100 million at its first meeting. In total, these projects require an investment of Rs 30.7 billion and are expected to generate 3,000 jobs in the country.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Indian oil to set up crude storage facility

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Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is planning to set up a crude storage facility in the Port Louis harbour.  It will undertake a comprehensive assessment before taken up the project that involved huge investment.
The Board of Investment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qingdao Bureau of Commerce, China. 
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Ishmita Joyekurun : A rising star

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it all began with a small dream of passion and fun. She started playing Speedminton for fun, not realizing that that one day, she will be among the top 20 worldwide. Today, 23-year old champion, Ishmita, created new history in the world of sports and made Mauritius proud.  News On Sunday met this outstanding and cheerful lady to share her joy and achievement.
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:00

Anil Bachoo quizzed by Bérenger

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The Mauritius National Assembly met in session on Tuesday 1 April 2014 with Honourable Speaker, Razack Peeroo in the chair. On the agenda were the Private Notice Question of the Leader of the Opposition put to the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Questions to the Acting Prime Minister, (Dr Navin Ramgoolam is in Brussels attending the Africa-European Union summit), questions to Ministers and two Bills- the second reading of the Copyright Bill and the second reading of the Mauritius Research Council (Amendment) Bill.

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