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Friday, 23 January 2015 13:59

American cupcake shop : Sugarush launched

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The first American cupcake shop of Mauritius officially opened its doors to the public on Thursday 15 January. Sugarush at Curepipe proposes a variety of cupcakes, cookies, cheese cake balls, cake pops with unique and tasty flavours. Indulge, it’s worth the rush.
Friday, 23 January 2015 13:59

Sharpen your look

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The twenty-first century has indeed marked a turning point in eyewear designs. Earlier, spectacles were seen as purely functional but now it is viewed as a fashion accessory. In Mauritius also, this new trend has caught up with the  younger generation.
Over the last decade, more and more middle-class families are opting for fee-paying private primary schooling for their children instead of sending them to free government institutions. This, despite the fact that these private schools are not always affordable to all. Several factors explain this growing trend.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Extended holidays for students

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Scheduled for Monday 12 January, the beginning of school year 2015 has been disrupted by cyclone ‘Bansi.’ Boring days for some, more holidays or an opportunity for others to revise, teens tried their best to keep themselves busy during passing of the cyclone. Some youngsters share with News on Sunday how they spent their prolonged vacations.
Alain Michel Desiré Séblin was charged  with the offence of wounds and blows causing the death  of his uncle,  Jacques D’Artagnan Pate, without the intention to kill in breach of Section 228 (1) (3) of the Criminal Code.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Junab acquitted in counterfeit bank note case

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Kalil Ahmad Junab who stood charged with having on or about 29 July 2013 at the Bank of Mauritius, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, in his possession a counterfeit 1000 rupees bank note, knowing it to be counterfeited, in breach of Section 100 (2) (a) (iii) (b) (c) of the Criminal Code has been acquitted last week by the District Court of Port Louis (3rd division).
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

BB RH Council found guilty for breach of OSHA

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The Municipality of Beau-Bassin/Rose-Hill is solely responsible for the death of one of its employees, Viswash Seewoonundun, employed as refuse collector, when he fell down from the lorry box of a waste lorry while the lorry was moving backwards at its place of work at Impasse Aboobakar, Avenue Rennards, Beau-Bassin on 26 November 2012. It is the conclusion reached by Magistrate Patrick M. Kam Sing, sitting at the Industrial Court Criminal jurisdiction two weeks ago.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Roches Noires Saga : Ramgoolam facing risk of arrest Featured

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On January 8, police enquiry on the case commonly known as “l’affaire Roches Noires” reopened. Several witnesses have already been heard by the Central CID including the security guards of the “famous” bungalow, two Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), and businessman Rakesh Gooljaury. Former Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam interrogation is impending. It is believed that this enquiry might lead to his arrest.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Two DCPs arrested and released on bail

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It’s with tears in his eyes that former DCP and former head of the National Security Service (NSS), Dev Jokhoo, talked to the press after his provisional release. “I trust my country’s justice and I love my department, I love the police force. I have more than 40 years of service; I never took one sick leave. I have always been working and will continue to work.”
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Betamax-STC contract revisited

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The controversial issues regarding Betamax-State Trading Corporation contract was discussed by officers of Betamax and several senior ministers on Wednesday.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

SC results to be posted online

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The suspense for the 19,528 SC students will be over on 21 January 2015. This year, the students will be able to check their results online on the website of the Cambridge International Examination (www.cie.org.uk).
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Bansi kept the country hostage

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Since Sunday afternoon, Mauritius has been under the threat of intense tropical cyclone Bansi. During Class 2 itself, 12 refuge shelters were opened around the country. Around 1,180 persons including 600 children were in these centres.