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Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00

OVEC Education Fair

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Overseas Education Centre (OVEC) organised its bi-annual student education fair at the Flying Dodo Restaurant, Bagatelle, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November. Young students looking forward to pursue their tertiary education had the chance to meet over twenty university representatives.
Justice Rita Teeluck sitting at the Family Division of the Supreme Court in a ruling delivered last week has granted the custody of two minor daughters to their father with a right of visit for the mother who entered a divorce petition against her husband and prayed for the custody of the children.
Justice Nirmala Devat, sitting in Chambers, has last week refused to issue an interim writ of injunction against the Republic of Mauritius ordering the Electoral Commissioner to suspend the increase in the amount of the prescribed deposit of Rs 250 to that of Rs 1,500, which represents an increase of 600%.
Xavier-Luc Duval, leader of the Parti Mauricien Social Democrate (PMSD), has been in government for the past nine years in coalition with Navin Ramgoolam’s Labour Party. Last September, he resigned as the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and joined the Mouvement Socialist Militant (MSM) and Muvman Liberater (ML) to form Alliance Lepep.
He has been the Minister of Education since 13 September 2008 until he resigned on 12 November 2014. He held the office of Minister of Finance from November 1996 to September 2000 and also Minister of Labour from 2005 to 2008.  
Former Minister of Justice, Razack Peeroo has made his comeback in politics after his withdrawal in 2000. Speaker of the National Assembly since July 2012, Mr Peeroo is now candidate of the Labour-MMM alliance in Constituency No2 (Port Louis South/Port Louis Centre). Razack Peeroo was first elected in 1976 as member of the ‘Comité d’Action Musulman’ (CAM) in Constituency No15 (La Caverne/Phoenix). 
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

Campaign reaching climax point

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Twelve days left for political parties to campaign. On Monday, the Nomination Day was held whereby the country registered around 739 candidates over the 20 constituencies. Political activities became more intense since Monday and the the coming will see more vigorous campaigning. News on Sunday reviews the past week.
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

General elections : 13 days to go Featured

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Candidates and alliances are leaving no stone unturned to persuade the electorate of their sincerity and goodwill to work for a fairer democracy and attract votes on their side. The electoral campaign moves up a notch with more frequent door-to-doors, meetings, and congresses while the use of other platforms like media and social media are being optimised.
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

New blood in politics : “I have a dream...” Featured

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Many candidates are in the race to contest the general elections on December 10 for the first time. Just like Martin Luther King claimed, everyone has a dream. Dreams for a better future for oneself, for the family, for a group or community, for the country… News on Sunday approached some of them to find out about their dreams for Mauritius.
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

Social networks : Energize the campaign Featured

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Video clips, caricatures, cartoons, daily breaking news, sound clips… the social networks are buzzing with political campaigns. Politics 2.0 is the new trend for this year’s electoral campaign with politicians and their activists investing a lot of time to reach out to some 400, 000 Mauritians on Facebook and other social networks like YouTube.
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

Electoral Manifesto

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The MSM-PMSD-ML Alliance (Alliance Lepep) unveiled its political manifesto last Friday. The leaders of this Alliance want to bring about ‘a second economic miracle’. Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ) stated that in case of victory of his coalition, his priorities would be “getting rid of fraud, corruption and cronyism”. SAJ maintained that their alliance is “a barrier against the Second Republic.” News on Sunday presents the main highlights.
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00

PM meets RBI Governor

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The Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam met the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr Raghuram Rajan last week at the Treasury Building, Port-Louis. Dr Raghuram Rajan is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India since September 2013.