06 July 2015
Sunday, 05 July 2015 08:16
Cancer is on the increase in Mauritius. Every year, the National Cancer Registry registers 2000 new cases. And hundreds of Mauritians died of cancer annually. Many health experts reckon that one of the major causes is pesticides and other chemical substances that planters or crop growers use in vegetables and fruits they grow. 60% cases of cancer are recorded among women. For example, the number of new cases of breast cancer has passed from 378 in 2013 to reach 546 in 2014. For the same period, the number of woman suffering from cancer has passed from 876 to 1484. As for men, the number rises from 658 to 883.
Friday, 03 July 2015 14:00
Having been acquainted with the dance world since the age of 6, Prathna Khetha has performed twice as background dancer in Indian movies. Her objective: participate in one of the dance shows in India.
Published in People
Friday, 05 June 2015 07:56
Today will be marked by the swearing-in ceremony of the new President of the Republic Mrs Ameenah Gurib- Fakim at the State House in Réduit. A really historic day for two main reasons: it is the very first time that a woman will occupy the post of the Head of the State and for the first time the President does not hail directly from a political party.
Published in Blog
Friday, 29 May 2015 14:00
Several professionals are contesting the coming municipal elections to put their competence at the service of their towns. Some of them have expressed their vision for these elections to News on Sunday.
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:23
We congratulate the Government for passing the Employers Relations Amendment Bill in Parliament on Tuesday 12th May 2015. The Bill makes provision for the extension of maternity leave from 12 weeks to 14 weeks.
Published in Blog
Friday, 22 May 2015 14:00
Marie France Chamary has recently been elected president of the Association Mauricienne des Femmes Chefs d’Entreprise’ (AMFCE). This dynamic and determined lady is all set to sail in this new adventure. In an interview with News on Sunday, she elaborates on the role of AMFCE in today’s business environment.
Friday, 15 May 2015 14:00
Engineering is still looked upon as a man’s world. Women, however, have made significant inroads in this field in the past few decades. Female engineers are challenging set stereotypes about women’s abilities to tackle men’s jobs.
Sunday, 05 April 2015 07:00
For quite sometimes now, women have been treated as second-class citizens. But the last three decades have witnessed a great leap in the struggle for women’s rights. A lot has been done but much remains to be accomplished. For many women, home is not sweet home but a refuge of terror. Everyday, women are beaten and sexually assaulted by husbands, fathers and other family members.
Friday, 06 March 2015 14:00
Catherine McIlraith has served in various big firms before her appointment at the head of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD). She epitomises courage and success and is a role model for so many women. She shares her experience with the readers of News on Sunday.
Published in Interview