08 July 2015
Friday, 03 July 2015 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
You may call me a hypocrite: I write for newspapers, but I hate reading the news. I have my reasons. When does a day go by, especially in Britain, where there isn’t bad news in the media? Every single day, and I do not even exaggerate, we hear about a rapist on the streets, a murder right in someone’s back garden or yet again, another terrorist attack. And then on top of that, it’s the way in which the media choose to portray the news – whether they are scapegoating ethnic minorities, dehumanising Muslims or blaming immigrants for Britain’s problems, it appears that the white man can never do any wrong. It’s frustrating and simply not fair.
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If you want to learn more about the country’s migration history, then the place to be is Aapravasi Ghat. The Aapravasi Ghat has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2006. Let’s make a journey back in time.
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Husband and wife, Manish Achameesing and Richita Beenessreesingh-Achameesing share executive duties at Zenith Entertainment. The couple chose the entertainment field given its dynamism, which enables them to showcase their creativity.
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Last week, on June 24th, the Temple Consulting Ltd, in cooperation with Global Finance Mauritius (GFM), launched a series of FATCA support tools for the industry. The director of Temple Consulting Ltd, Sarika Sudhan provides a comprehensive understanding of the FATCA flowchart.
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The buzz word today is Smart City. In its Budget 2015-2016, the government has come up with the idea of creating not one, but eight Smart Cities across the country. However, a few questions remain unanswered: What is a Smart City? What will be its impact on the population? What lifestyle changes will it bring? News on Sunday has set these questions to various stakeholders engaged in this mammoth project which aims to create a second “economic miracle” and take the country out of economic gloom.
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The Board of Investment has launched its One-Stop Shop (BOI-OSS) which is a dedicated office offering services for setting up of operations in Mauritius. It will provide support and accompany investors in their business venture. Through the BOI-OSS, investors having projects exceeding MUR 20 million in value will enjoy hassle-free access to business information and licensing services while benefiting from cooperation and collaboration with government entities.
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The Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) has approved an envelope to the tune of around Rs 1 billion in favour of Mauritius for the development of the Port area in Port Louis. The loan is combined with a grant of around Rs 48 million.
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The director general of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Luchmyparsad Aujayeb, commented on the findings of a National Survey on Corruption published in March 2015. In the latest newsletter of the commission, he states the findings are a wakeup call for the country to change its strategy in the fight against corruption and money laundering. “Each member of the community should feel concerned and take up arms in the fight against corruption and money laundering. It is an undeniable fact that corruption exists in Mauritius, as everywhere else in the world,” he adds.
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In line with its objective to enhance public understanding of science and technology, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in collaboration with the Camp Carol Social Welfare Centre and the Rise Up Youth Academy organised a Sky Observation Programme at the Camp Carol Social Welfare Centre. This Sky Observation aimed at providing the public at large with an opportunity to be introduced to stargazing as a leisure activity and be initiated to the wonderful world of astronomy through the following activities:
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Amazing Grace are the only words that can bear testament to the global reactions towards two terrorists attacks in the space of one week. The world ceases to make sense when two lone wolves, from opposite sides of the hemisphere, enforced their radical views on innocent civilians, using the name of either God or racial superiority to inflict terror in the most unlikely of places – church and a beach.
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Friday, 03 July 2015 14:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
Does your child get confused, forgets what he/she learns, or has difficulty in making friends, in reading or understanding? If you want to know the answers, Mind Map is an organisation claiming to have the expertise that may help to improve the personality and studying techniques of the child. News on Sunday wants to know how far this organisation can help to improve the learning skills of the Mauritian child.
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Mauritius and India have reached consensus in the conclusion of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) which has been long awaited between the two countries following fruitful discussions yesterday between joint working groups of Mauritius and India.
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