27 May 2015
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Prithvirajsing Roopun is the new Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment following the December 2014 General Elections. He was elected in Constituency No 9 – Flacq/Bon Accueil. He is a practising Attorney and this is his third mandate at the National Assembly since he joined politics in 1995. He served as Deputy Government Chief Whip in the year 2000, Minister of Local Government in 2005 and Deputy Speaker in 2010. News on Sunday wants to know of his priorities as new Minister of Social Integration and how he is going to fulfill the agenda of the government in line with the announcement of the Prime Minister that there will be a Marshall Plan on poverty.
Our attention will be focused, this Sunday 1 February, on celebrations marking the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Mauritius. There will be the official celebrations at Le Morne village and other activities in various parts of the country with cultural programmes and entertainment.
Friday, 30 January 2015 14:00

MMM meets in conclave

The Mouvement Militant Mauricien, (MMM), celebrating its 45 years of existence this year, goes through a crucial period of its history next week, on 8 February, with a national meeting of delegates coming from 537 party committees, forming its base island-wise, in order to elect 30 members for its central committee out of a list of 103 candidates.
Mahen Seeruttun is the new Minister of Agro Industry. He contributed actively as a member of the MSM with questions raised and comments made in relation to Agriculture and national development at the National Assembly since 2010. He is a qualified accountant, trained in London in the late 80’s and early 90’s and is also a holder of an MBA in Finance. On his return to Mauritius, he joined the audit firm DCDM (now BDO) and afterwards spent some 15 years at the MSIRI as head of Administration and Finance. This is where he had the opportunity to work closely with all the stakeholders of the sugar industry.
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:00

Bansi kept the country hostage

Since Sunday afternoon, Mauritius has been under the threat of intense tropical cyclone Bansi. During Class 2 itself, 12 refuge shelters were opened around the country. Around 1,180 persons including 600 children were in these centres.
The 13th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), India’s annual meeting to connect with its Diaspora, takes place this week at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, from 7 to 9 January 2015. The event has a special significance this year as it takes place in the home state of Shri Narendra Modi, the newly elected Prime Minister of India who will be celebrating his 200 days in office.
Mauritius is facing ecological changes that need urgent attention. With a new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth a few weeks ago, the most challenging job of protecting the environment with sustained projects has been allocated to Raj Dayal, Minister of the Environment, National Emergency Centre and Beach Authority.
The Global Rainbow Foundation goes a step further in empowering the physically handicapped in Mauritius. After having empowered more than two thousand persons who had their legs amputated and subsequently helped them with an artificial limb, Professor Armoogum Parsooramen has been able to bring an expert from Bangalore, India, to help visibility-impaired Mauritians.
L’Alliance Lepep has chosen Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as future President of the Republic of Mauritius after the polls of 10 December if it is elected to govern the country. This choice comes as a pleasing note in the big hubbub of political campaigns as the incumbent is a most respected personality, a great intellectual and researcher, and at the same time it is a compliment to the women folk who represent more than 55% of voters. News on Sunday presents the President-to-be to its readers and asks her what it means to her to suddenly become the head of state.
The Nam Shun Fooy Koon was founded in 1859 and has since worked hard for the betterment of all Nam Shun and by extension the Chinese Community in Mauritius. This year marks the 155th anniversary of NSFK in Mauritius. The President of Nam Shun Fooy Koon is Philippe Fok Kan. He told News on Sunday that “the challenges today are immense and we must strive to meet them. Our duty is to continue to carry high the flag of the Nam Shun community in Mauritius.
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