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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

Open Day at Cosmopolitan College (Boys)

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Cosmopolitan College (Boys) at Plaine des Papayes organised a grand open day on Friday 29 August. Parents and teachers were invited to view the good performances of mainly Lower Six and Upper Six students. Students of lower forms as well as former students of the college were also welcomed to attend.
The Vice President of the Industrial Court, Mrs Ratna Seetohul-Toolsee, has found guilty Oshi V. Atics Ltd, the accused company, for having failed to ensure the safety and health at work of its employees in breach of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHI) Act.
In a ruling delivered on 28 August 2014, Magistrate Niroshinee Ramsoondar, sitting at the Intermediate Criminal Court, has found Jean Karel Herminette, a computer  analyst, guilty under three counts of information:
Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00

DBM and DBM Ltd same entity, rules Appeal Court

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In a judgment delivered on 27 August 2014, the Appeal Court, having on the bench Justices Ashraf Caunhye and David Chan Kan Cheong, has allowed the appeal of the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) and quashed  the ruling  of the Intermediate Court (Civil Division) pronounced in favour of the respondent, Union Enterprises Ltd (then defendant).
News on Sunday also sought the views of Dr Shafick Osman, expert in Geopolitics and a keen political observer, on the current political situation. He highlights several aspects of the political climate prevailing these days.
Last Tuesday Dr Vasant Bunwaree convened the press to throw spotlight on the accomplishments of the Ministry of Education since he joined as the Minister in 2008.
Ben Buntipilly is at the head of the Special Road Safety Unit, placed under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office, for the past four years. He claims success in the implementation of his projects so much so that Mauritius, he says, is the best among African countries. However, he is quick to claims that there is still a long way to go and that one of the first steps taken for this long journey is the setting up of a state of the art drivers training centre. News on Sunday met the Special Adviser of the Prime Minister on road safety in his office and asked him the reasons for so many deaths on our roads.
Jonathan Drew is the new British High Commissioner in Mauritius. He presented his credentials to the President of the Republic two weeks ago. He hosted a reception at Westminster House on Thursday 4 September to better know the big players of the Mauritian society. News on Sunday asked him a few questions, so as to know what the priorities on his agenda are.
Dr Pramode Jaddoo, economist, believes that an elderly person, with knowledge and experience, should not become a liability but rather an asset for the future economic and social development of a country. In the interview which follows, he points out the need to set priorities on major welfare measures such as old-age pension. However he also mentions that other measures must be re-adjusted so as to cut down unnecessary costs.
Dan Maraye, observer of Mauritian politics, in an interview with News on Sunday, this week, brings new light to the current political debate. 
It’s a new political configuration on the horizon. On one side, we have the several-months-negotiated Labour Party-MMM and to counter balance the two major political parties, the majority of the parties found in the Opposition has decided to join hands. As at now, Friday, the general elections which are said to be in mid-November, will be a face-off between Labour-MMM and MSM-PMSD-ML-MDN.
Mauritius ranks 39th in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. The country ranked 45th in the previous report.

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