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This Friday 24 April 2015, Parliament will examine a new sanctioning mechanism proposed in the Road Traffic (amendment) Bill. The penalty points system will be replaced and a fixed graduated scale of fines will be introduced for exceeding speed limits.
Granting full subsidy on exams fees for School Certificate (SC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) was one of the main propositions of the government during the recent electoral campaign.  However, as from 2016, SC and HSC repeaters will not benefit from this measure.  If some view this decision as a source of motivation for students, other considers it as a discriminating factor. To have a better view, we approach Dev Virahsawmy and Dr Hassam Sakibe Coowar.
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

“Life is a Journey”

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The Curtin University in collaboration with Charles Telfair Institute produced 259 graduates this year. On this occasion, the Head of School of Marketing of Curtin University, Prof. Nigel de Bussy, came all along from Australia to grace the ceremony.
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

Alteo eyes Kenyan sugar sector

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Mauritius’ largest sugar miller, Alteo Limited, is set to acquire a majority stake in Transmara Sugar Company in Kenya. The firm has announced that it has completed due diligence, paving the way for it to acquire a 51 per cent stake in Transmara-based processor at a yet-to-be disclosed fee.
More and more elite wedding professionals from the UAE are considering Mauritius as a preferred destination for clients looking to hold their wedding ceremonies abroad, according to organisers of this year’s Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) Congress.
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

MPCB : Innovation-driven

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MPCB Ltd provides a variety of modern and innovative banking products and services to its customers, tailored to suit customer needs. It offers a wide range of banking solutions encompassing commercial banking transactions, such as letters of credit for import and export businesses, Bills collection and opening of accounts, trade finance transactions, and other complex international operations.
A group of young and dynamic professionals decided to fight back unemployment by establishing a new company in the name of Your Perfect Solution Eyedea Ltd. A concept that is not only innovative but also laudable. Under the leadership of Varun Nunkoo, an ambitious young business person, this new platform is all set to create new opportunities for the youth.
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

The Ocean Economy : A sea of opportunities

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The Ocean Economy has been at the centre of industry focus for quite some time now. Mauritius, a small island having one thousand times as much water surface as land area, is now all set to tap into the huge potential of its vast exclusive economic zone. The Minister of Ocean Economy recently highlights the salient features of what is poised to become a major economic pillar. News on Sunday revisits this emerging sector.
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

Technology : What’s new?

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Huawei Consumer Business Group recently unveiled the Huawei P8 smartphone, a perfect blend of technology, sleek styling and revolutionary low light camera features and the phablet Huawei P8Max. Both devices will be on the Mauritian market in June. Reviews...
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:00

Launching of JCI Mauritius TOYP 2015

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Junior Chamber International (JCI) Mauritius launched one of its Flagship projects: The Outstanding Young Person Award (TOYP) on 15 April at IBL House, Caudan. 
Samsung Indian Ocean Islands presented its latest jewellery at a large exclusive cocktail at Bagatelle Shopping Mall of Mauritius. Samsung introduces the GalaxyS6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that set new standards in terms of design and performance. They combine quality materials and know-how high-tech Samsung to offer users a unique mobile experience.
According to Statistics Mauritius, the Consumer Price Index, which stood at 105.5 in December 2014, registered a net increase of 4.6 points (or 4.4%) to reach 110.1 in March 2015. If several consumption commodities have recorded an increase in their prices, on the other hand, communication services appear to be cheaper. After a round in different stores, it seems that the main reason of the price rise is the appreciation of the dollar currency.
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