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The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Cader Sayed Hossen, is currently facing the hard challenges of encouraging pollution-free industries, diversifying the market strategy of the manufacturing sector and the drafting of a new legislation for the protection of consumers. News on Sunday met him to discuss these issues and to share with our readers the progress reached in each of these sectors.
According to the latest World Risk Report 2012, Mauritius is among the top 15 countries with the highest disaster risk and is ranked 7th on the list of countries most exposed to natural hazards. As a matter of fact Mauritius is already experiencing extreme weather occurrences.
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Ciaran Burns, Renewable Energy Specialist Featured

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Ciaran Burns, from Renewable Energy Assurance Limited, UK, was in Mauritius this week to prospect our renewable energy sector.  A member of Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC), Ciaran’s role is to provide technical expertise on all renewable technologies.
White House advisor, Professor Michael. E. Porter, is visiting Mauritius and the Indian Ocean as from 2 April 2014.
World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world. This year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) campaign, “Fix Our Phone Rights!”, is devoted to tackling the issues that most affect consumers of mobile services.
Jane Valls is Chief Executive at the Mauritius Institute of Directors. She is also at the forefront of the struggle for the real emancipation of women in Mauritius with the creation of Women In Networking (WIN) and Women in Politics(WIP).
Miguel Angel Martinez is the Vice-President of the ACP- EU Parliamentary Assembly. He was here during the ACP-EU parliamentary meeting held on 12, 13 and 14 February 2014 at the Sir Harilall Vaghjee hall in Port Louis. News on Sunday wanted to know from Miguel Martinez, who is of Spanish origin, of the current situation in relations between Europe and the ACP countries. 
There seem to be a global political willingness to see Africa emerging as an economic giant. On the other hand, the recent ACP-EU meeting, held in Mauritius, mentions in its final communiqué of ‘the importance of a crucial regional integration and the need to create a favourable environment for economic growth.’ On the other hand, Africa is being highly regarded by investors who forecast a leap in the future due to its gigantic economic potential.
Dr Chandan Jankee is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mauritius. In the following interview, he shares his views with News on Sunday and its readers on the need for a change in our outlook of politics, politicians and the whole political infrastructure. He advocates for a new parliament with a mix of elected and chosen members and the disappearance of political nominees around Ministers. He also urges for more control of the big capital, particularly those who are investing elsewhere…
Eliézer Francois, born in 1936, studied at Nicolay RCA and Cassis Govt School and at Bhujoharry College. He studied for his B.A London in Mauritius in 1967. He also studied for a Diploma in Teaching from Leeds, UK and a Diploma in Industrial Relations from Victoria University, Australia.
Thengberg Trading & Consultancy Ltd is a Scandinavian company operating in Mauritius since 2010, selling high end indoor and outdoor furniture. The furniture is partly produced in Europe and/or Asia, where all factories are owned and operated by Swedish and other European partners. The design and engineering is all Scandinavian. The company also has a timber section, importing sawn timber in various species and sizes from West Africa and Sweden. News on Sunday speaks to its Director, Mr Anders Thengberg.
In a letter dated 12 December 2013, addressed to him, the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Pacific Region (CRIHAP), under the auspices of UNESCO, expressed its sincere gratitude for the contribution of Mario Hung Wai Wing to the success of the Workshop having its theme: “Happy Chinese New Year and safeguarding and promotion of  Traditional Festivals,” held from November 28 to December 6, 2013 in Chaozhou and Foshan,China.