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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00
Jonathan Drew : ‘I hope that I can establish an honest discussion with the Government on the issue of Diego Garcia’Written by Indradev Curpen
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.
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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00
Ageing population in Mauritius – Dr Pramode Jaddoo : “An economy without basic welfare policies remains a ‘Dry Economy’ ”Written by Leena Gooraya
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.
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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
Dan Maraye, observer of Mauritian politics, in an interview with News on Sunday, this week, brings new light to the current political debate.
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Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
Memories of the 45th anniversary of the Great Alfateh Revolution (1st September 1969) come to our mind just like the capture and killing of Colonel Khadafi on 20 October 2011. On this occasion, we just want to remind our readers that when Muammar made his revolution in 1969, not a drop of blood was shed despite the poverty of the Libyan people – he ruled for more than 40 years until Libya became a rich country. In February 2011, the West with the complicity of some Libyan merceneries toppled the regime and destroyed the country, killing alongside the Guide and burying him at an unknown place.
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Friday, 29 August 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
As the third term exams are approaching, students have started revising. Karuna Rajiah, psychologist, talks about the state of mind of students gearing up for the end of year exams.
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Friday, 22 August 2014 13:55
Vinay Narrainen : ‘50,000 young Mauritians have benefited from the Duke of Edinburgh Award’ FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, as well as an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth. This year the celebrations were placed under the theme: ‘Youth and Mental Health’, with activities organised in various parts of the country.
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Friday, 15 August 2014 14:00
Anup Kumar Mudgal : ‘The new government is committed to prioritise, consolidate and strengthen relations with neighbours, including Mauritius”Written by Indradev Curpen
On 15 August, 2014, India completes 68 years of its Independence. It is a long way covered by one of the smallest but multicultural population of the world, guided by real democratic principles and living in complete freedom.
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Friday, 01 August 2014 14:00
Radhakrisna Sadien : “Leak detection and pipe replacement have not received the consideration they deserve since long”Written by Indradev Curpen
In line with its mandate, the NESC has produced reports ranging from Indiscipline and Violence in schools, the impact of the Global Financial crisis on the Mauritian Economy, Food Security-The Challenges for Mauritius, Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Youth Unemployment; Improving Employment Prospects, Problems of Alcoholism in Mauritius to an Opinion Report on Electoral Reform.
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Friday, 01 August 2014 14:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
After having known serious economic disturbances for quite a long time because of hedging, Air Mauritius is today travelling in a clear sky and latest reports, as shown by the management last week, indicate that our national airline company is on profit and that it is even planning to buy six new planes over the next six years.
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Friday, 25 July 2014 14:00
Ashit Gungah : ‘The population has already made its choice as to the next government that will take care of the country’Written by Indradev Curpen
Ashit Gungah is the secretary general (Administration) of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM). He is the First Member for Grand Baie/Poudre d’Or. 53 years old, Ashit Gungah is an engineer by profession and started in politics at an early age. He became active since 1995 and stood for elections in 2000 and he was elected. He was again elected in Constituency No 6 in 2005 and in 2010. News on Sunday asked him about the current workings of our Parliament and whether it is impacting negatively on the minds of the population.
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Friday, 18 July 2014 14:00
Dr John Samuel : ‘No Tamilian now migrates because of poverty. Those days are long gone...’ FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
Mauritius will host an international conference on the Tamil Diaspora next week, 23 to 25 July 2014, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, to be attended by more than 200 foreign delegates. One of the main guests of this conference is Dr John Samuel, Founder-Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, in Chennai.
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Friday, 18 July 2014 14:00
High Commissioner Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe : “Mandela’s long journey, from jail to presidency ‘detoxified’ the South Africa brand” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
The Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
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