25 October 2014
Friday, 04 July 2014 14:00
Drug abuse is a worldwide phenomenon that has a serious impact on health, economic development and family and all segments of the community. Despite being a small island, Mauritius has not been spared from this scourge. Today, our youngsters, being the future of tomorrow, are deeply involved in drugs abuse and illicit trafficking.
Published in Society
Friday, 17 January 2014 14:01
The decision by Government to increase trade fees has caused a major stir among the business community. Traders have until 20 January to pay their fees, failing which a surcharge of 50% will apply.
Friday, 07 December 2012 13:05
Many cultures are regressing while the dominance of others is increasing. Some languages are dying out while others are exerting a real hegemony.
Published in Interview
Friday, 10 August 2012 15:03
It seems that this time the Joint Negotiating Panel (JNP) will not end its struggle until their demands are accepted. While already at war with sugar producers, the JNP is now defying the Employment Relations Tribunal (ERT). During the week, an order of the Tribunal was overlooked by the JNP and now, it has decided to boycott the ERT on Tuesday.
Friday, 13 April 2012 13:28
The German Nobel laureate denounced Israel's nuclear weapons, and was in turn denounced by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who called the poem's assertion that Israel poses a greater threat to world peace than Iran a "shameful moral equivalence."
Published in Magazine
Friday, 03 February 2012 17:11
Mr Ahmed Doba, an ex-serviceman and a war veteran who served our country, has contacted News on Sunday to share his disbelief and disgust at the decision taken by the Mauritius Ex-Services Trust Fund over the new grants structure. The Mauritius Ex-Services Trust Fund was established under the Mauritius Ex-Services Act 2000 and came into operation on 31 July 2000.
Friday, 13 January 2012 13:02
Since long, Mauritius has been accustomed to mainstream illicit drugs. Cannabis for one is the most popular because the weather helps easy cultivation of these plants; heroin for the simple reason that it is seemingly the less expensive drug in Mauritius and opium as it is presumably imported. To worsen the already critical practices in Mauritius new wonder drugs have started to become accessible to the public.
Published in Society
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