31 July 2014
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Ashit Gungah is the secretary general (Administration) of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM). He is the First Member for Grand Baie/Poudre d’Or. 53 years old, Ashit Gungah is an engineer by profession and started in politics at an early age. He became active since 1995 and stood for elections in 2000 and he was elected. He was again elected in Constituency No 6 in 2005 and in 2010. News on Sunday asked him about the current workings of our Parliament and whether it is impacting negatively on the minds of the population.
The Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
Mauritius will host an international conference on the Tamil Diaspora next week, 23 to 25 July 2014, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, to be attended by more than 200 foreign delegates. One of the main guests of this conference is Dr John Samuel, Founder-Director of the Institute of Asian Studies, in Chennai.
The National Assembly resumes its activities on Tuesday 22 July at 11.30 a.m, after it was adjourned on 11 July following a PNQ from the Leader of the Opposition addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities on Electricity, following an assessment made by the African Development Bank that risks of blackouts will exist in 2015 and 2017 because of exceeding demands.
The National Assembly resumed its activities, after a prorogation of more than two months, for the drafting of a mini-amendment of the Constitution, presented to elected members on Friday 4 July 2014. The Prime Minister underlined once again the need for change, after 46 years of Independence. He was followed by the Leader of the Opposition, Paul Berenger, then by the leader of the MSM, Pravind Jugnauth, and finally by the leader of the PMSD, Xavier-Luc Duval before adjournment for Monday, 7 July.
Sylvio Michel is at his 13th day of hunger strike at ‘Jardin de la Compagnie’, Port Louis. Michel is well known in Mauritian politics.
Friday, 04 July 2014 14:00

Mini-Amendment : Main parties aligned

The National Assembly is ‘on’ again this Friday 4 July, following 12 weeks of ‘forced’ holidays and after a prorogation of more than two months, decided on 15 April. This Friday’s sitting has been called for  a quick debate in the afternoon on a mini-amendment to be brought to the Constitution on the matter concerning whether or not it is important for electorate candidates to omit the mention of her/his community when filling the nomination form before elections.
Ivan Collendavelloo has launched his party, “Muvman Liberater’, at the beginning of this month after he resigned from the MMM because of his disapproval on an alliance his former leader wanted to strike with the Labour party.
Rajiv Servansingh has been the youngest parliamentarian elected in Port Louis under the MMM banner in 1976. Since then, he did not show much interest to stand again as a candidate for legislative elections.
Somduth Dulthumun has been elected for a fifth consecutive mandate as Chairman of the Mauritius Sanathan Dharma Temples Federation two weeks ago. Dulthumun represents a strong figure within the Hindu community in Mauritius.
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