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People were shocked when they saw video footage where devices were being implanted in monkeys’ brains as part of scientific experiments. Since then, actions are being undertaken to stop the use of primates in experiments. According to the not-for-profit organisation Cruelty Free International, over 6,000 monkeys are shipped from Mauritius each year to laboratories where they are used in experiments.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

Maritime sector unfolds job opportunities

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The government is encouraging youngsters to embark on a career in the maritime sector, both at sea and ashore, in the wake of the development of the Ocean Economy as a major pillar with high growth potential. Ocean Economy Minister Prem Koonjoo told the press on Friday that the shipping sector offers a lot of job opportunities locally and internationally with attractive packages ranging from Rs 30,000 for an ordinary seaman to more than Rs 1 million for a Master mariner.
Paul Becker is an American working for Sleep-Tech International. He is the Product Developer and General Manager of this company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy equipment. The company operates from Mauritius. Paul Becker speaks to News on Sunday about his business.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

Empowerment : How to become an entrepreneur Featured

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Entrepreneurship is on the rise, especially with the numerous incentive schemes having been introduced. The government’s ambition is to transform Mauritius into a nation of entrepreneurs. In this context, a one-stop-shop has been launched and new measures announced in the last Budget have been implemented since 1 July 2015.
Dr Amal Bholah was selected by the US authorities to represent Mauritius at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Nairobi. The goal of this Summit is to promote entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, social inclusion and secure communities. GES 2015 is the first summit which was held in Sub-Saharan Africa bringing together nearly 1,000 outstanding entrepreneurs and investors from across the world. Dr Amal shares his experience with Mauritian entrepreneurs.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

Can the renminbi take on the world?

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The Chinese have a saying: “Take a second look; it costs you nothing.” This advice is apt in the context of China’s current equity-market volatility, the implications of which extend beyond the immediate anxiety that the recent turbulence has provoked. In fact, this turmoil should be viewed in light of one of China’s core strategic goals: to establish the renminbi as a global reserve currency.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

The profit-sharing economy

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Over the last 35 years, real wages in the United States failed to keep pace with productivity gains; for the typical non-farm worker, the latter grew twice as fast as the former. Instead, an increasing share of the gains went to a tiny fraction of workers at the very top – typically high-level managers and CEOs – and to shareholders and other capital owners.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

Dolswim : Swimming with dolphins

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“Flipper the dolphin”, you must have watched it on TV. It is so cute, isn’t it? What about fulfilling that little dream of watching a dolphin upfront? Or even swim with dolphins? This week, we take you on an adventure with these fascinating sea creatures.
Give Henry Jérôme a piece of fabric and a sewing machine and he will produce wonders out of these two materials. Working as a tailor for the past 50 years, Henry Jérôme, 50, specialises in the making of menswear. He narrates his experience and career, which has become a rare one nowadays.
Najaah Koheratee-Hosenbocus, 22, is a henna artist by profession. Sticking with the traditional way of applying henna designs was not an option for her. Najaah Koheratee stands out through her creativity. Henna tattoo designs and glittery ones have become her trademark.
Friday, 14 August 2015 14:00

Ravin Papiah : Creating a nation of achievers

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He will undoubtedly bring the best in you. A co-founder of the John Maxwell Team and a Gitomer Chartered Certified Advisor, Ravin Souvendra Papiah wants to create a nation of achievers. With his coaching, he will give a new direction to your life. He will formulate a new goal for you.
The Cité Zen ‘Road Safety campaign’ organised a slam competition for the youth on Wednesday July 22 at the French Institute of Mauritius. An initiative of Vivo Energy Mauritius, the competition was open to two age categories, namely 12-17 years and 18-25 years. Ismaël Collet, from Grand Montagne College, Rodrigues, bagged the first prize in the 12-17 years category while Waynaël Thummadoo, from D.A.V College received the first prize in the 18-25 years category.
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