27 April 2015
News on Sunday
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
The National Assembly met on Tuesday 7 April with Honourable Speaker, Mrs Santibai Hanoomanjee in the Chair. On the Order Paper were a Private Notice Question, Questions to the Prime Minister and to Ministers, First Reading of the Local Government (Amendment) Bill and resumption of debates on the Appropriation Bill. The Leader of the Opposition, as expected, put a Private Notice Question to the Minister of Finance on the downfall of the BAI Empire and its consequences on employees, depositors and policy holders.
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Friday, 10 April 2015 14:00 Written by M Rafic Soormally
By revoking the licence of Bramer Banking Corporation Ltd and by forcing it, as well as its sister company BAI (British American Insurance) into administration, allegedly in the « public interest », the government (in conjunction with the BoM and the FSC) created panic amongst the bank’s customers and the insurance company’s Policy Holders and then plays the good guy by promising them that their money is safe and that they will not lose a penny. Even though Dawood Rawat, the owner of Bramer and BAI, has for many years been one of former PM Ramgoolam’s protégés, the government decision should be contested in a court of law all the way to the Privy Council, if necessary.
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Ever since the industrial revolution, humans have been ambivalent about technological progress. While new technology has been a major source of liberation, progress, and prosperity, it has also fueled plenty of agony – not least owing to the fear that it will render labor redundant.
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Enterprise Mauritius (EM) invites seafood operators to participate in the Seafood Expo Global 2015 (previously European Seafood Exhibition), which takes place in Brussels, Belgium on 21 to 23 April 2015. EM has been participating in this event since 2009.
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22-year old Dooleshwar Tokhai is a dynamic and multi-talented artist. He epitomizes hard work and patience. At a younger age, he developed an artistic endeavour. He shares his story with us.
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I say this all the time, but we really do live in such strange times. Times where we have become desensitised to having almost naked women, sex and the YOLO lifestyle thrust repeatedly in our faces; yet, simultaneously times where not much has changed since generations, for example, where having your period was something to be ashamed of, hidden away and not to be spoken of.
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Friday, 10 April 2015 14:00 Written by Wintyche Fanfan
Aged 23, Haashim Duchoo, Director of ActiVision Distributors Ltd, has always dreamt since his early childhood to be his own boss and take challenges as an entrepreneur. Being driven by the ambition to be self-employed, he started to import a new energy drink named ‘9mm Caliber’ which is now on sale on the Mauritian market.
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Social media, as we know it, has profoundly affected the way people interact. If social media has allowed people to stay connected online, it has impacted our lives negatively. Now with the coming of 350 free wifi hotspots, we wonder whether society will futher deteriorate.
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Published in Society
A step into the majestic colonial mansion of the 19th century will take you to a journey in the past. The Saint Aubin House, built in 1819, is a true Mauritian heritage. The former residence of several sugar estate managers now holds in its heart an exquisite Vanilla and Anthurium greenhouse, a distinguished Rum House and a restaurant offering local and authentic cuisine.
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Published in Magazine
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
Created in 2013, Saffron Grill is today considered as one of the best Indian restaurants in the country. It is innovative in its menus and approach. News On Sunday meets the Chef Ismail Mohammad Farook who is also the sole director of this restaurant.
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Published in Magazine
Friday, 10 April 2015 09:09 Written by News On Sunday
Following recent cases in the country, Keynes Training Ltd decided to hold a training session on Money Laundering last Friday at Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle. It was a three-hour training regrouping accountants, auditors, CEOs, legal advisors, legal and risk executives, legal and compliance officers, solicitors and barristers at law, among others.
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