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Friday, 02 March 2012 15:00

The week in review

Bomb hoax at MRA
The activities at the headquarters of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), at Ehram Court at the corner of Sir Virgil Naz and Mgr Conin streets, in Port-Louis, were paralysed on Wednesday morning, following a bomb threat. A staff member of the MRA received an anonymous letter alleging the presence of a bomb on the premises of the MRA. The author wrote that "the bomb will explode between 7 and 10.30 am” on Wednesday.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:59

ICAC targets Gayan

Anil Gayan, former minister in the MSM-MMM government, is suspected by ICAC of having favoured a particular travel agency, in which he is a shareholder, in the purchase of air tickets during the period he held ministerial positions in the 2000-2005 government. ICAC believes that there is a "prima facie case" against him.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:57

News in brief

Bye -bye dear life
What leads somebody to commit suicide? Naturally, the causes are many, as many in fact, as there are individuals. It may have occurred to every single person to have felt like committing suicide at one time or another, but while most of us do survive the fleeting urge, there are quite a few who don’t, and they ask the world to stop so that they may get out of it. Take the case of the sixteen-year-old student who put a premature end to her life by hanging herself the other day.
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DR JACK KEEL: You must indeed be grateful to your stars!
MR HIDING: I am always thankful to my stars.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:40

Twins brawl over mobile phone calls

A dispute between twins about a telephone call sent one to hospital and the other to Court. Ravi and Kaviraj, twins aged 24, from a village in the Southwest, usually get along well, according to sources. However, on Sunday night, a brawl occurred between the two. This was because of phone calls meant for Ravi but made on his brother’s mobile phone.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:39

11-year old insults teacher

The teachers of André Glover Government School, in Beau Bassin, are furious. On Monday morning, a CPE repeater of 11 years old showed much disrespect and insulted one of the teachers in class. Though they demanded a transfer of the student, the Zone 2 Directorate refused. A demonstration was even organised by the teachers on Tuesday morning to protest against the decision of the Zone 2 Directorate.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:38

Police News

Teenager denies alleged sexual harassment
Luciano, accused of sexual harassment on a police woman constable on Monday afternoon in Terre Rouge, was arrested by the police of the locality, on Tuesday. However, the 15-year old denies the allegations and during interrogation by the police, explained that it was by accident that he touched the intimate parts of the victim.  It was on Monday afternoon that the incident occurred. Sonia, 22 years, who joined the police force three months ago, was returning from her sister’s place when a college student came up to her and asked for her mobile number.  “I refused and the guy asked me to have sexual relations with her. He also touched my intimate parts. I was shocked,” says Sonia.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:36

Costa cruise weakened by disasters

Costa Crociere, the largest cruise brand in Europe, is facing a legal and public relations nightmare after seeing two high-profile disasters on its ships barely six weeks apart. Bookings had already dipped by an estimated one-third following the January 13 wreck of its Concordia ocean liner off a Tuscan island that killed up to 32 passengers and crew. The company is blaming that shipwreck on its captain, who stands accused of abandoning ship as passengers struggled to escape.
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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:35

Imports and Exports in 2011 higher by 9%

Total exports for the fourth quarter of 2011 stood at Rs 19,658 million against imports of Rs 42,365 million, resulting in a trade deficit of R 22,707 million, which is 19.7% higher than the figure of R 18,967 million registered in the corresponding period of 2010. Total export proceeds for the year 2011 were valued at R 75,916 million, which is an increase of 9.2% over 2010.
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At a profile-raising event hosted by the Board of Investment in London on Saturday 25 February 2012, amidst a parterre of local and foreign dignitaries, Mr Rundheersing Bheenick, Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, was presented the Award for the Central Banker of the Year 2012, Africa, by The Banker Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times of London.
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