23 August 2014
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Jessyca Joyekurun recently returned to Mauritius after spending six weeks on a Business and Entrepreneurship Executive course at Yale University, which culminated into a three-day summit with President Barack Obama. She returned from the US with fresh ideas.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Golfing in paradise Island

Located near Vacoas, the Gymkhana Club is the oldest golf club in Mauritius, dating back to 1902, when a golf course was built on the existing club grounds by the British Navy. The club has been the venue for many of the island’s major sporting activities since 1844.
According to Indian media, in a three-year period, Mauritius was the highest foreign direct investor in the Indian textile and apparel sector, accounting for a little less than 50 percent of the FDI inflows. In the period between fiscal years 2011-12 and 2013-14, the Indian textile industry received FDI from Mauritius totalling $215.12 million.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Challenges faced by SMEs

SMEs have, for a long time been considered to be an engine for growth and job creation. However, it has not been smooth sailing all the way for the small entrepreneurs, who have to struggle for survival. Inflation, intense competition, especially from cheaper imports, lack of labour, administrative hurdles, financial obstacles and a dwindling market are some of the challenges faced by SMEs. News on Sunday investigates.
In the context of the 2015 Pre-budget consultation exercise, the Financial Secretary, Mr Dev Manraj, on Monday met representatives of the local authorities and those of the construction sector. The meeting was an opportunity for various stakeholders to present their concerns and proposals which will considered in the forthcoming budget.
Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, who participated in the 34th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, has proposed the expertise of Mauritius to accelerate investment on the African continent. Dr Ramgoolam has called for a new global strategy (Expanded Africa Strategy) to boost investment on the continent.
Adolescence is a period of dramatic and drastic changes. The journey from childhood to adulthood can be complex and challenging. On 12 August, the world celebrated the International Youth Day and this year, the theme was “youth and mental health.” The young often experience stigma and discrimination which undoubtedly has a negative impact on their growth. News On Sunday explores this reality in Mauritius.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Holiday camps for special needs children

An inclusive holiday camp was organised by the Down Syndrome Association (DSA) and U-link for children with special needs. The holiday camp was held for three days at the new Lady Sushil Ramgoolam recreational centre for the elderly and disabled at Point aux Piments.
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:00

Fake landowner found guilty of swindling

Magistrate Wendy V. Rangan sitting at the Intermediate Court, in a judgment delivered on 18 August, has found the accused Bissoondeo Luchmun guilty with the offence of swindling in breach of section 330 (1) of the Criminal.
The President of the Intermediate Court Criminal Division, Magistrate Véronique Kwok Yin Siong Yen, in a judgment delivered on 14 August has dismissed the information contained in counts 1 to 4 against Yannick Jonathan Rose and found him guilty under counts 5 and 6.
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