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Friday, 24 May 2013 13:23 Written by Indradev Curpen
Parliament sat on Tuesday, 21 May, with Honourable Speaker Razack Peeroo in the chair. The Private Notice Question of the Leader of the Opposition focused again on the MITD Affair, with the Minister of Education himself answering for the second time on the same matter. The first PNQ on the MITD case was put to him by Paul Berénger in early April this year.
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The National Assembly met on Tuesday 7 May with the presentation of condolences by Mr Speaker to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in the bus accident that took place on 3 May at Soreze after a CNT bus driver lost control of his vehicle following a mechanical failure. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition shared the grief of the House to the families, after which one minute of silence was observed in remembrance of the victims.
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The order paper of the second session No 2 of 2013 of the National Assembly contained the usual agenda with announcements, papers, questions, motion, statements by Ministers and Public Bills but because of special circumstances, the House met only to answer the Private Notice Question of the Leader of the Opposition put to the Prime Minister with regard to the heavy rainfalls and flashfloods which occurred on Saturday 30 March 2013 in Port Louis and which resulted in the death of eleven persons.
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The new leader of the Opposition, as expected, could not be as vociferous as Paul Bérenger who ceded his post in parliament while he is under treatment for a throat cancer in France.
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The National Assembly resumes debates on 26 March after more than four months of summer holidays. The main attraction at the first session will be the sitting arrangement of members with the absence of the leader of the Opposition who has ceded his post to the deputy leader of the MMM, Alan Ganoo who however told the media that Bérenger’s seat will not be occupied by another member.
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Friday, 28 December 2012 11:04 Written by Indradev Curpen
The second session of the fifth National Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday 18 December 2012 after a day of rowdy exchanges of words on one of the numerous scandals which Parliament debated since 8 May 2012. The House stands adjourned until Tuesday 26 March 2013, after having discussed 23 Private Notice Questions during the year after 32 sittings started on 16 April 2012.
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Friday, 21 December 2012 11:14 Written by Indradev Curpen
Words and gestures used were beyond acceptance by the Speaker who spent all his goodwill at bringing members to their senses.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:24 Written by Indradev Curpen
There was no Private Notice Question (PNQ) on the order paper of the Mauritius National Assembly this week. Fifteen questions were addressed to the Prime Minister, questions to ministers and five public bills to be discussed and voted.
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Friday, 30 November 2012 11:18 Written by Indradev Curpen
This week started with suspicions raised at the National Assembly on the possibility that politicians are related to the drug ring of Gros Derek and that banks helped in money transfers.
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Friday, 23 November 2012 15:45 Written by Indradev Curpen
Six Private Notice Questions, one daily, since the start of debates on the Budget on Wednesday, 14 November 2012. All of them depicting big scandals affecting good governance and replies given at the National Assembly do not reveal any end of the affairs.
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Friday, 16 November 2012 12:55 Written by Indradev Curpen
It was the shadow finance minister of the MMM, Li Kwong Wing, second member for Beau Bassin Petite Rivière, who kicked off the debates on the Appropriation (2013) Bill
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Friday, 19 October 2012 16:00 Written by Indradev Curpen
Debates resume at the National Assembly on Tuesday 23 October at 11.30 am after three months of holidays. The second session of the fifth National Assembly held its last sitting on Friday 27 July at 3.30 pm for the third reading of the Supplementary Appropriation (2011) Bill.
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