07 December 2013
Fonction publique : Les horaires de travail 9-16 heures font débat - Saturday, 07 December 2013 13:00
The Mauritius National Assembly met on Tuesday 4 June with the Honourable Speaker, Razack Peeroo in the chair. The Order Paper of the day included a Private Notice Question from the Leader of the Opposition addressed to the Honourable Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Questions to the Prime Minister and to Ministers.
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Friday, 07 June 2013 10:00
Dr. Girish C Gupta : “Legislation alone will not suffice to prevent or curb down violence against the elderly” FeaturedWritten by Sunil Gopal
Dr. Girish C Gupta who is the secretary general and chief functionary of Respect Age International led a nineteen-member delegation to Mauritius at the beginning of last month. A well-known figure in “selfless social work”, Dr. Gupta is also a member of the visiting faculty of LNJP (National Institute of F.S. & Criminology, Ministry of Homes, Government of India).
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Friday, 07 June 2013 10:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
Seychelles Minister of Tourism Alain St. Ange was the guest of honour at the 2nd Edition of the International Tourism Fair in Madagascar last week, a Vanilla Islands event that showcases the unique attributes of the six islands of the Indian Ocean region.
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Following the stir created by the president of the Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation, Somduth Dulthumun, in criticising the Council of Religions saying that it is restricted to a few religions only and that the Catholic Diocèse is imposing its veto on the organisation, the Archbishop of Mauritius, the Bishop of Port Louis and the President of the MSDTF had a meeting to clear up matters and dissipate any misunderstanding.
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Friday, 24 May 2013 12:59 Written by Indradev Curpen
Jane Ragoo is married and mother of two children. Her first job was in a trade union federation, the FPU, which she joined when she was only 19 years.
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Friday, 17 May 2013 10:00
Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi : “South–South trade appears to be a viable long-term strategy for Mauritius, especially acting as a hub for African–Asian trade and finance” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, the General Secretary of UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, was in Mauritius at the beginning of April as the guest speaker of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry 23rd annual dinner. The main theme of his speech was ‘Trade and Development: a Future Agenda.’
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Friday, 10 May 2013 15:35
Pahlad Ramsurrun : “There are many Mauritian personalities and historical figures with hardly anything written on them” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
Pahlad Ramsurrun is a prolific writer. He is the author of several books published mainly in India. He is currently the director and chief editor of a trilingual literary magazine ‘Indradhanush’ published in Hindi, English and French.
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Friday, 03 May 2013 18:03 Written by Indradev Curpen
The Chairman of the National Economic and Social Council, Radhakrishna Sadien has last week submitted his annual report on the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Mauritian Economy. In his analysis of the economic situation, Radhakrishna Sadien is direct and to the point- Mauritius is adversely impacted and there is need for quick correction. Among the most affected are our Export, the Construction industry and the Tourism sector. New sectors of the economy like green tourism and aquaculture should be developed.
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Friday, 26 April 2013 11:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
In the wake of the Ponzi schemes scandal, it is important to understand that Mauritius which is already the target of criticisms from outside as being allegedly a tax paradise, has taken another severe blow.
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Friday, 19 April 2013 12:35 Written by Sunil Gopal
Greg Collins, the Training Director of Surf Life Saving Australia was in Mauritius recently. Following a request from Surf Life Saving (Mauritius), he conducted courses for skilled and experienced lifesavers like those from the National Coast Guard (NCG), the Fire Services and the Fédération mauricienne de triathlon as well as for beginners. The training programme benefited from the support of the Australian High Commission and the sponsorship of DHL. News on Sunday met Mr. Collins and he shared some of his views with us.
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Friday, 12 April 2013 13:40
Professor Suresh Kumar Govind : “Mad endless pursuit for material gain without inner contentment to enjoy even what is gained is fruitless and pointless” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
Mauritius is a land of religions and cultures, welcoming world known lecturers and religious leaders who come here to teach and guide the Mauritian population in their search for spirituality and happy living.
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Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00
Suresh Boodhoo : “Weather forecasts coming from outside cannot cater for the specificities of a tiny island” FeaturedWritten by Indradev Curpen
Suresh Yadowsun Boodhoo, holder of an MSC in Meteorology and Climatology, is the former president of the Commission for Climatology of the World Meteorological Organisation, (WMO)-(1997-2005). He is currently a Consultant in Climate matters for regional and international bodies, after having served as director of the Mauritius Meteorological Services for more than a decade.
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