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The National Budget will be presented in Parliament in less than three months.  Pre-Budget consultation meetings have already started, with the Financial Secretary meeting all stakeholders to review sector-wise needs and allow them the opportunity to make proposals.
The Pakistani business delegation, which visited Mauritius in the context of MAITEX 2014, a trade fair organized by Enterprise Mauritius, has termed its participation as fruitful. The delegation included high profile business executives and CEOs from the trade, services, freight, logistics, tourism and media sectors from both countries.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

How Money is Made

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Last month, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) announced the establishment of their own development bank, which would reduce their dependence on the Western-dominated, dollar-focused World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Ameerah Arjanee – The vivid young writer

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Ameerah could be an inspiration for others. She started writing at a young age. She endorses what Susan Sontag said, that a writer is a professional observer. News On Sunday met this cheerful lady who narrated her journey till here.
Having been awarded the second prize for the ‘Agro’ category at the National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC) Awards 2014, Kalyanee Hurry tells us how she started her business. Her passion for cooking and her spirit of entrepreneurship have led her to be a successful woman entrepreneur.
The story of South African women is unique, since it’s about strife, resilience, and reinvention and struggle for righteousness. Each generation had to fight treble oppression, firstly being black, secondly being a woman because of patriarchal mindset and thirdly poverty. And yet, these women survived against all odds and became self-affirming models of resilience and resistance.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Teens : out of control Featured

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Our young people are branded as violent and out of control most of the time. The recent incident at the Rehabilitation Youth Centre raises many questions on this type of attitude. News on Sunday investigates.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

Mandela Washington Fellows return inspired

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The Mandela Washington Fellows were welcomed back on Thursday 21 August during a reception held at NexTeracom Tower 2, Ebène.
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00

More tourists, less revenue

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The recent report of Statistics Mauritius entitled ‘International Travel and Tourism’ indicates that tourist arrivals in the first semester of 2014 have increased by 490,697, representing a growth of 4% when compared to the same period last year. However, tourism earnings per head continue on a declining trend, reaching Rs 46,010. What are the implications of these changes? News on Sunday reports…
If you are in Dubai, with the temperature hitting around 50, Aquaventure Waterpark is a place where you can refresh with some amazing aquatic adventures for both kids and adults.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:10

The Dollar Enigma Featured

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Ehshan Kodarbux, director of Le Défi Media Group, recently attended the summer school at the London School of Economics, more particularly a course on “Macro Economic Challenges of Global Imbalances”. After further readings, he compiled a report about the evolution of the dollar. We publish hereunder excerpts of this report for the benefit of our readers.
The publication in the press of pictures of a private party attended by the Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam has sparked debates on where to draw the line between public life and private life of politicians, especially those in power. While some argue that public personalities have full right to privacy, others are of the opinion that public figures’ private life should be questioned where this has a bearing on public interest. News on Sunday seeks the views of legal experts and civil society representatives.

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