31 August 2015
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The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce presented its Economic Indicators for the year 2015 at a press meet on Wednesday 16 June. The multimedia presentation of the Chamber prompts us to believe that there is a feel good situation, that the horizon is clear and that the economy is showing an upward trend. News on Sunday however, wanted to know from Dr Padayachy, head of the Economy department of the MCCI, whether the current political situation in Mauritius and global events will really impact positively on our economy.
Are municipal council elections still relevant today given that most decisions are taken by the central government? News on Sunday sought the comments of two persons closely involved in local administration. Chit Dukhira has spent his whole career in the affairs of municipal councils while Lutchmeeparsad Ramsahok was Minister of Local Government in 1983.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Mauritian Radiation Protection Authority (RPA), hosted its First Regional Coordination Meeting on radiation protection at Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle from 18 to 22 May 2015. Twenty-six participants from different African countries and Faradally Abdoulla Ollitte, CEO of the RPA attended the meeting.
The establishment of an administrative and legal body for the Mascarene Plateau region, jointly shared by Seychelles and Mauritius, was one of the key issues on the agenda during the 6th meeting of the Joint Commission between the two island nations, held in the Seychelles capital Victoria, a few days ago.
The first session of the sixth National Assembly, which started on 27 January 2015, is now adjourned to 1 September 2015 after having held 26 sittings during which the Leader of the Opposition put 19 Private Notice Questions to the Prime Minister and to Ministers.
The National Assembly was in session on Tuesday 5 May with Madam the Honourable Speaker, Shantibhai Hanoomanjee, in the chair. No Private Notice Question or Questions to the Prime Minister and to Ministers were on the agenda. The Order Paper only included three Public Bills- the first reading of The Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; the second reading of the Supplementary Appropriation (2013) Bill and the second reading of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill. The first part of the session was exclusively devoted to debates on the Supplementary Bill and the Road Traffic Amendment Bill. It took 15 minutes for the 2013 Supplementary Budget to be voted after committee stage while five members including the Leader of the Opposition talked lengthily on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill before it was voted without amendment.
Given its location on a seismic fault line, another major earthquake had long been feared in the Himalayan nation of Nepal following a disaster in 1934 that flattened much of the capital Kathmandu.
Alain Wong is the new Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms. He was elected in Constituency No.1 (Port-Louis West / GRNW) under the banner of the Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate (PMSD).
In March this year, Helene Echevin a Food Science and Technology engineer, was elected the new president of the MCCI at its 166th Annual General Meeting. In the interview that follows, the new president of the MCCI gives her views of the challenges that stand ahead of trade and commerce in 2015.
The last leg of speeches by MPs on Budget 2015/2016, presented by Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo on 23 March 2015, took place on Wednesday 15 April with the summing up of debates by the Minister of Finance. The Minister of Tourism, the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister preceded him to give their views on the Budget but it was finally the speech of Sir Anerood Jugnauth which got the attention of members. At the end, there was a loud applause.