29 November 2014
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Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00

Awaiting the Writ of Elections

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The whole country is on tenterhooks for the issue of the writ of elections since Parliament was dissolved on October 6, 2014. While rumours hint that the long-a writ will be out today, Friday 7, legally, the President has up to November 30, 2014 to issue the writs.
Each campaign brings its own strings of promises. The two major political blocs, Labour-MMM and the Alliance Lepep have come forward with a series of promises. Alliance Lepep has announced an increase in old age pension and 100% duty free for taxis, among others. On the other side, the Labour-MMM Alliance announced the creation of 70,000 jobs, allowance for unemployed graduates and to make each Mauritian richer. News On Sunday seeks the views of various a and observers on these issues.
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00

What Mauritian women want

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A new government will soon take the reins of power in the country. As such, different sections of our society have high hopes on measures and/or policies that will be introduced, removed or improved to their benefits. What are the expectations of the Mauritian women? Three of them share with us what they believe are the priorities and opportunities that women are looking for.
Former President of the Republic and former Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has been invited to be the Chief Guest at the Bhojpuri International Conference, scheduled in April 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00

Communal Voting : The Hanging Sword Featured

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Last Sunday, the Voice of Hindu (VoH) openly declared that they will be favouring communal voting. They even mentioned “sensitising Hindus and instructing them how they will have to cast their votes for candidates of the Hindu community” for the general elections.
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00

Somali pirates cleared

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The twelve alleged Somali pirates captured by the European Union Naval Force in January 2013 and detained in Mauritius have been cleared by the Intermediary Court on Thursday. Magistrate Wendy Rungen ruled out that there was not sufficient evidence to support the charge against them.
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00

Raouf Gulbul : “Second republic requires 75% of votes” Featured

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Invited as guest of ‘Le Grand Journal’ on Radio Plus on Wednesday, Barrister Raouf Gulbul shared his analysis on the judicial, legal and constitutional consequences of the Second Republic project proposed by the Labour / MMM alliance. According to him, it is the Prime Minister who will hold the true powers in the Second Republic.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mookesswur Choonee, on Wednesday launched a White Paper entitled ‘Creative Mauritius – Vision 2025’, outlining the cultural policy framework for the Arts and Culture sector of Mauritius.
The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) will focus on innovative projects in micro-mechanics for the jewellery, watch and diamond sector, which has a wide scope for development.
The Trust Fund Agreement for the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme for the manufacturing sector was signed on Wednesday by Osman Mahomed, Executive Chairman of the Maurice Ile Durable (MID) Commission and the United Nations Development Programme Representative, Mr. Simon Springett.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on official visit in Mauritius from 1 to 3 November to participate as chief guest in the 180th anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers on the island. She spent 36 hours participating in various socio-cultural activities and left the country on Monday, after having conceded a loan of Rs 19.5 billion, the highest ever credited to Mauritius by a foreign country.
Since Monday, the 21st edition of the Work Placement Programme for Lower Six students started. Organised by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), the aim is to familiarise Lower Six students with the world of work and present them with the different career prospects that lay ahead.

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