30 January 2015
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As another academic year unfolds, various upheavals are expected during 2015 in the education sector. Already, certain measures have been announced by the freshly appointed Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research. In a bid to make learning more interesting, the whole system must be reviewed, says Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun.
The one year conviction by the Intermediate Court for accused H. Sonah who was found guilty  for having offered and employed a minor as “réceptionniste/ masseuse” in a beauty parlour has been upheld on appeal.
Magistrate Wendy V. Rangan, sitting at the Intermediate Criminal Court, has found guilty  both accused parties, Jean Benjamin Georgette and Desiré Joseph Richard Khodabocus under their respective  count with the offence of “exposing a child to harm”  and “causing a child to be sexually abused by him” under the Child Protection Act. The judgment was delivered on the last week of December 2014 and in the days to come the accused parties will be notified of their respective sentence. 
In a ruling delivered in December 2014, Justice Paul Lam Shang Leen, sitting at the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, has set aside  the application of the SBI (Mauritius) Ltd for  a mandatory order in the nature of an injunction to be issued, allowing a registered Usher and/or any other  usher  to carry out at the request of the applicant bank an inventory of the assets of the respondents (Fakhruddin Currimjee, Mrs Barbara Garbe,  Fakhruddin Jeewanjee Currimjee, Mrs Kauserbanu Abdoulla Bhay Currimjee).
First Director of the National Audit Organisation, former Minister and former President of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), Kadress Pillay denies that he has been a political nominee. “Just because I was in the Labour Party and I was the President of the NEF does not make me a political nominee. I was called upon to take this responsibility solely on my competencies and experience,” explains Kadress Pillay.
In Mauritius, parastatal bodies and institutions are mostly presided by people directly appointed by the government in place. These persons are generally close to the political party in power and their nomination as the head of these institutions and as advisors are often considered as a reward for their contribution in the election of the politicians. Do we still need this kind of nomination in today’s democracy? Political observers, trade unionists and former political nominees share their ideas…
Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00

Raj Dayal is for a Cleaner, Greener and Safer Mauritius Featured

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Mauritius is facing ecological changes that need urgent attention. With a new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth a few weeks ago, the most challenging job of protecting the environment with sustained projects has been allocated to Raj Dayal, Minister of the Environment, National Emergency Centre and Beach Authority.
The 13th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), India’s annual meeting to connect with its Diaspora, takes place this week at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, from 7 to 9 January 2015. The event has a special significance this year as it takes place in the home state of Shri Narendra Modi, the newly elected Prime Minister of India who will be celebrating his 200 days in office.
Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00

Dr Jack Keel and Mr Hiding : Baffling barbarism

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DR JACK KEEL: The year has started rather badly for France.
MR HIDING: Badly and bloodily.
In its end-of-year edition of 1983, Mauritius News (of which I was the editor then) named Sir Anerood Jugnauth QC, Prime Minister of Mauritius, as The Man of The Year. 31 years later, it may be agreed that such an honour may once more be bestowed on Sir Anerood Jugnauth, i.e. The Man of The Year 2014 following his landslide victory at the December 10 General Elections.
Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00

Equanimity of Rundheersing Bheenick

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If anyone is to blame for the fate of Rundheersing Bheenick (also called Manou Bheenick), former Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, it can be none other than former PM Navinchandra Ramgoolam who, at the 10 December 2014 general elections, the people threw out of office because of his incompetence and thirst for power in a planned elective dictatorship with the then opposition leader Paul Bérenger, who abdicated his role under the nose of the President Kailash Purryag who allegedly found no « valid reason » to revoke him.
A second product label, ‘Made in Dodoland,’ now aims at promoting local industry products to consumers even though so far it is less known than the label of ‘Made in Moris’.