29 May 2015
Saturday, 16 May 2015 14:00 Written by Shaffick Hamuth
With the government’s ambition to encourage entrepreneurship in Mauritius, the Cooperatives sector is gearing up for major development, in various sectors. A new Action Plan has been launched to reengineer the sector and address its major shortcomings. News on Sunday explores this field.
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The recent case of Kevin and Yoven Teeroovengadum left the country stunned. Who would think that parents would ill-treat their children in such a way? The United Nations (UN) (1989) declared that any form of violence, mental or physical, neglecting or abandonment, exploitation or mistreatment and sexual violence is considered as child abuse. Zoom in this social issue.
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Friday, 08 May 2015 14:00 Written by Leena Gooraya
The retail sector today contributes a significant proportion to the Mauritian economy. The sector accounted for about 11.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014, contributing over Rs 39.3 billion and is expected to reach Rs 41.6 billion this year. The sector “wholesale and retail trade” grew by 2.9% in 2014. In a highly competitive environment. The different stores and supermarket chains are at logger heads with each other to attract as many customers as possible and to be able to capture market share.
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Social media, as we know it, has profoundly affected the way people interact. If social media has allowed people to stay connected online, it has impacted our lives negatively. Now with the coming of 350 free wifi hotspots, we wonder whether society will futher deteriorate.
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The 8th annual World Autism Awareness Day was observed on Thursday 2 April 2015. Every year, organisations around the world mark this day with unique fundraising and awareness campaigns. Globally, the rate of autism is high and has a tremendous impact on children, families and ttttsociety. This week we analyse its impact on the Mauritian society.
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Friday, 20 March 2015 09:39 Written by News On Sunday
Teen violence is a real mystery and forms part of a teenager’s life in the society we live today. Often, we see our youngsters like lions in the zoo, pacing around, ready to pounce, or wandering around with a face like thunder.
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With their head sets and ear phones sticking to their ears or their radios loud on, today’s youth cannot live a day without listening to their favourite tunes. Knowing all the latest releases, following their favourite singers, almost all youngsters are big fans of the music industry. And during this festive period, all youngsters are waiting impatiently to know which of their favourite songs will be voted ‘Song of the year 2014’.
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Friday, 05 December 2014 14:00 Written by News On Sunday
“Nothing about us without us” is the theme that has greatly inspired persons with disabilities around the world. It spreads a strong message that persons with disabilities are bequeathed with Rights and Dignity. Mauritius has been working to lower the unemployment rate for people with disabilities though the job market remains tough for several handicapped people. Recently, many of them have been complaining that they are not being offered jobs because of their physical conditions.
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Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00 Written by Leena Gooraya
For many retailers and traders, December is the most profitable time of the year. In fact, it’s the time where they finally start to make some profits. For that, they gear up to cash-in on every opportunity. However, with the general elections coinciding with the sales season, businesses are expecting a drastic fall in turnover compared to previous years.
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Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00 Written by Premita Leelachand
Summer is here, guys. It is time to put your coats, jackets and cardigans back in the closet and get the summer look on. Change your wardrobe to stay cool and look hot in summer. Bright and sunny colours, flattering fabrics, trendy designs and styles – shops in Mauritius are gearing up for summer. Our local brands present a gamut of styles for this season…
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Summer is here. We can already feel the rise in temperature, the scorching sun burning our skin, and the constant need to drink water to quench our thirst. However, while summer equals positivity, it also brings with it some diseases. Here are some precautions to be taken, as advised by doctors, pharmacists, nutritionists and beauticians.
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Between January and June this year, the production of rice, fish, tea and a few vegetables went up significantly compared to the same period of 2013. However, there was a decline in the production of poultry and local beef. This was revealed in a recent report published by Statistics Mauritus.
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