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Items filtered by date: Friday, 03 February 2012
Friday, 03 February 2012 16:59

Pailles residents outraged

Residents of Pailles have voiced their anger against numerous problems affecting their daily life. They feel neglected by the authorities and appeal to the Prime Minister to intervene. Morcellement Raffray, which is now fast growing, lacks basic infrastructure like a sewerage system, a proper bus terminal, a primary school and a community centre.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:58

News in brief

The prophet of good tidings
The Chinese dragon has some excellent news in the stomach for our Prime Minister. According to one of our home soothsayers who have been able to pierce the secret of the dragon right at the beginning of the year, Navin Ramgoolam has been chosen by the gods to live the most glorious moment of his political career from here to 2020, when a new, youthful leader will emerge with a fresh party, to send both the present Prime Minister and his favourite Leader of the Opposition in the karo kann.
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Contacted by News on Sunday, Dr Meenowa, Principal Veterinary Officer of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security, confirmed that there is no danger of any outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mauritius and all the necessary precautions are being taken. “There has been mutual dialogue between us and South African veterinary authorities since the outbreak there to make sure everything is under control. There has been constant surveillance on infected cattle and the regions most at risk,” he stated.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:55

Dr Jack Keel and Mr Hiding – Long live M6

DR JACK KEEL: Do you have the latest on Pablo Escobar?

Who’s this character? Is he the hero of some Disney cartoon movie?
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:54

Adolescent victim of terrible bike accident

Feroz M, aged 16 and residing at Vallée Pitot has been the victim of a terrible accident on Tuesday night at the height of the NTR Mapou. He was on a motorcycle when he hit the side of a van near the of Mapou / Pamplemousses junction. The young man had apparently lost control of his vehicle, fell heavily and ended against a ramp. According to preliminary information, the officers do not exclude the fact that the young man who has neither a ‘learner’ nor a driving licence, was participating in a rally during that late hour.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:53

Contaminated water at Sodnac

Residents of Sodnac had a disgusting experience yesterday: muddy water flowing from the tap. Two children aged seven and eleven respectively vomited after drinking the muddy water. Their father said they started vomiting shortly after drinking the contaminated water on Monday at about 1pm. “We gave them serum to drink... They are gradually recovering... The water was muddy and smelled foul,” said the father.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:51

Police News

Policeman commits suicide
Yesterday morning, a policeman aged 22, posted at Coromandel police station shot himself in the head with his service pistol. The young policeman had one year of service in the police force. He committed this desperate act in the toilets. According to sources, he had “family problems.” An investigation has been initiated to shed light on this tragedy.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:48

Knowledge Forum a success

A one-day 'Mauritius International Knowledge Investment Forum 2012' (MIKIF) with focus on the latest trends, developments and opportunities in higher education took place on Monday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava. Organised jointly by the Board of Investment and the Tertiary Education Ministry, the event attracted many foreign participants.  Minister Jeetah said that Mauritius has built a reputation of reliable and trusted provider of quality education and is positioning itself as a knowledge hub.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:47

Perodua to enter Africa and Arab markets

The second Malaysian car manufacturer Perodua, which produces affordable compact cars for the masses, has asked Bank Negara Malaysia to ease up on tight loan conditions for hire purchase of cars imposed effective this year, saying they are affecting car sales. The Business Times of Malaysia reports that registration of news cars in January dipped by 15-20 per cent while new orders fell five per cent owing to the tighter conditions.
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Friday, 03 February 2012 16:44

Business News

Air Mauritius : Ticket price hike
Bad news for passengers who travel with Air Mauritius: The prices of airline tickets, except for Rodrigues and Reunion, have seen a 5% increase as from Wednesday, February 1. The national airline backed the decision made by blaming the constant rise in the price of fuel. All travel agencies have been informed of the 5% increase. Bala Teeroovengadum, director of Century Travel, confirmed the news on Radio Plus on Tuesday."The price impact of this increase could be Rs 1200 to Rs 1500 on certain destinations," he said.
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