19 April 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015 14:00 Written by Leena Gooraya
There are only few options, says Dr Chandan Jankee, Associate Professor and economist, for any government to mobilise resources for fulfilling electoral promises and implementing its economic and social agenda. In an interview with News on Sunday, he points out that this can be achieved by reducing government expenditure and increasing both tax and non-tax revenues. Or simply by borrowing and through sales of government assets…Moreover, he emphasises on the creation of jobs in the public sector.
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
First Director of the National Audit Organisation, former Minister and former President of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), Kadress Pillay denies that he has been a political nominee. “Just because I was in the Labour Party and I was the President of the NEF does not make me a political nominee. I was called upon to take this responsibility solely on my competencies and experience,” explains Kadress Pillay.
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Friday, 19 December 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
Professor Sheila Bunwaree, who is the leader of Parti Sociale Justice, provides a post-election explanation to the readers of News On Sunday. She is quite satisfied of her performance in Constituency No.20
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Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Xavier-Luc Duval, leader of the Parti Mauricien Social Democrate (PMSD), has been in government for the past nine years in coalition with Navin Ramgoolam’s Labour Party. Last September, he resigned as the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and joined the Mouvement Socialist Militant (MSM) and Muvman Liberater (ML) to form Alliance Lepep.
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Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
He has been the Minister of Education since 13 September 2008 until he resigned on 12 November 2014. He held the office of Minister of Finance from November 1996 to September 2000 and also Minister of Labour from 2005 to 2008.
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Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
Former Minister of Justice, Razack Peeroo has made his comeback in politics after his withdrawal in 2000. Speaker of the National Assembly since July 2012, Mr Peeroo is now candidate of the Labour-MMM alliance in Constituency No2 (Port Louis South/Port Louis Centre). Razack Peeroo was first elected in 1976 as member of the ‘Comité d’Action Musulman’ (CAM) in Constituency No15 (La Caverne/Phoenix).
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Friday, 21 November 2014 14:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
Ajay Gunness, treasurer of the MMM, is candidate for the Labour- MMM alliance in constituency No10 (Montagne Blanche/Grand River South East). Minister of Public Infrastructure in 2005, Ajay Gunness says that the electoral campaign is going on very well.
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Friday, 21 November 2014 14:00
Electoral Campaign – Ivan Collendavelloo : “The MMM electorate has sided massively with L’Alliance Lepep”Written by Premita Leelachand
Ivan Collendavelloo is a well-known personality in Mauritian politics. Barrister-at-law, he ended his long adherence with the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) when the party forged an alliance with the Labour Party. Living up to his principles, he founded Muvman Liberater (ML) and became one of the pillars of Alliance Lepep. He is standing as candidate against his former leader Paul Bérenger in the stronghold of his former party, Constituency No 19 (Stanley/Rose Hill).
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Friday, 24 October 2014 14:00
Fakriddine Abdoulhalik : “The Indian Ocean Market of 26 million potential customers should expand into Africa” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
The 10th Economic Forum of the Indian Ocean Islands (FEIOI), takes place in Moroni Comoros this weekend, 23-25 October 2014. The FEIOI is the most important economic event of the Indian Ocean region. Organised this year by the Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (the UCCIA) under the auspices of the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Indian Ocean (the UCCIOI) in collaboration with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the FEIOI itself is a beacon economic rendez-vous of the region.
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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00 Written by Shaffick Hamuth
Veda Baloomoody has been member of the MMM since 1985. He was first elected in 1995 in constituency No 8 and again in 2000. In 2010, he stood as candidate and won in Constituency No 1 where he will present himself again. Barrister by profession, Baloomoody shares with News on Sunday his views on the current political situation.
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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00 Written by Shaffick Hamuth
Mrs Marie Danielle Selvon, in the midst of an already rich professional career was called to the bar on 19 September 2014. A member of the Inner Temple, she is a law graduate from Newcastle University and the Australian National University, and also a graduate in teaching, psychology and marketing. After having worked in Mauritius, Canada, Australia and China, Mrs Selvon has chosen to join politics in Mauritius. News on Sunday wanted to find out more about this lady.
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Friday, 10 October 2014 14:00
Nushrat Gunnoo : “With the major parties’ alliances, there are fewer tickets available and women lose out”Written by Jameela Jaddoo
Nushrat Gunnoo is a ‘Women in Politics’ (WIP) Champion within the Women in Networking (WIN) organisation and legal adviser. Advocating for the participation of women in politics, the WIP Champion shared her views about the participation of women in the upcoming elections. She strongly believes that there cannot be a party list either exclusively made up of women or of men, for that matter. Nushrat Gunnoo and WIP encourage everyone to support women candidates.
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