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2016-02-04 Health Minister Highlights Necessity to Treat Persons With a Mental Disorder With Respect
[Government of Mauritius] The responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life as the custodian of the public health to ensure that persons with a mental disorder are treated with respect, dignity and compassion was highlighted this morning by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, at the opening of a Mental Health Conference at the Nurses Network Building in Coromandel.

2016-02-05 Saudi Authorities Respond Positively to Government's Request to Recruit Mauritian Doctors
[Government of Mauritius] In a communiqué issued today, the Office of the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands announced that the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has responded positively to the request made by the Government of Mauritius regarding the recruitment of Mauritian doctors to work in the Kingdom.

2016-02-05 Higher School Certificate 2015 Results Proclaimed
[Government of Mauritius] The Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC) 2015 results, with a pass rate of 75.31%, have been made public.

2016-02-05 World Cancer Day 2016 - Mauritians Urged to Go for Cancer Screening
[Government of Mauritius] In his message in the context of World Cancer Day 2016, commemorated on 4 February, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, urged the population to go for cancer screening as early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment and reduces the risks of premature death.

2016-02-05 Mauritius and Australia Sign an Air Services Agreement
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has signed yesterday a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with Australia at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. The signatories were Ambassador Susan Coles from the Australian side and Mr Sateeaved Seebaluck, Secretary to Cabinet and Head of Civil Service, from the Mauritian side.

2016-02-03 Industrial Waste Assessment Project to Be Implemented
[Government of Mauritius] Government has taken note of the implementation of an Industrial Waste Assessment project by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, with the assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.

2016-02-04 Project Plan Committee Recommends to Include 18 Projects in the PISP
[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the recommendations of the Project Plan Committee to include 18 projects to the tune of Rs 1.3 billion in the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).

2016-02-04 Expression of Interest to Conduct Multi-Client Seismic Surveys
[Government of Mauritius] An Expression of Interest will be issued for the conduct of Multi-Client Seismic Surveys for hydrocarbon exploration in four areas of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Mauritius.

2016-02-04 Youth Sector - Need for Development of Policies and Programmes
[Government of Mauritius] The Smart Youth 2020 Report released last week, highlights the importance to develop appropriate youth-related policies and planned programmes within a pedagogy in focused areas.

2016-02-02 China Expresses Interests for Mauritius to Be Part of the 21st Century New Maritime Silk Road
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping, has expressed interests for Mauritius to be part of the 21st Century new Maritime Silk Road owing to the country's strategic location which position Mauritius as a natural extension of the said Silk Road.

2016-02-02 Fresh Produce Exporters Participate in Fruit Logistica 2016
[Government of Mauritius] Six fresh produce exporters are participating in a three-day annual event, Fruit Logistica, which is taking place from 3 to 5 February 2016 at Messe, Berlin. The Mauritian exporters will showcase a range of products such as pineapples, avocadoes, litchis, breadfruits, passion fruits and palm hearts.

2016-02-02 Final Draft of the Strategic Framework for the Setting Up of a Parliamentary Gender Caucus to Be Presented Soon
[Government of Mauritius] The final draft of the Strategic Framework for the setting up of a Parliamentary Gender Caucus in Mauritius will be presented in two weeks.

2016-01-28 Setting Up of a Mauritius Commodities Exchange
[Government of Mauritius] Government has taken note of developments in the setting up of a Mauritius Commodities Exchange, with the assistance of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

2016-01-28 China Grants Interest-Free Loan of Rs 250 Million to Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The People's Republic of China has granted an interest-free loan of RMB 50 million, approximately Rs 250 million to the Government of Mauritius and handed over a letter of exchange for technical cooperation with the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.

2016-01-29 Hospitality and Tourism Sector - Vital Driver to Make Mauritius a High Income Economy, Says Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] The hospitality and tourism sector is a vital economic pillar and it will be one of the key drivers in propelling Mauritius towards a high income economy, the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, said yesterday at the opening of the Mystic Life Style Hotel in Mont Choisy.

2016-01-29 Maubank and Mybiz to Be at the Forefront of the SME Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The services offered by the newly established bank, MauBank, which incorporates the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank and the National Commercial Bank, and MyBiz, a one-stop shop for business support solutions to entrepreneurs, were presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, and the Minister of Business, Enterprises and Cooperatives, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah, at a press conference yesterday in Port Louis.

2016-01-29 Health Minister Announces Survey on Tobacco Use Among Youth in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Atlanta will be conducting a Global Youth Tobacco Survey among students aged 13 to 15 years old with a view to develop appropriate health strategies for this particular age group in order to reduce any risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

2016-01-28 Minister Bholah Calls for the Development of Handicraft Sector
[Government of Mauritius] Entrepreneurs will have to take full advantage of various benefits that the government is offering. This is a strong signal to economic operators that it is time that all our energies and resources are pooled together for the development and promotion of the local handicraft.

2016-01-28 Staff of the National Transport Corporation Urged to Improve Company's Efficiency
[Government of Mauritius] "The future, health and success of the National Transport Corporation (NTC) lies on you, the employees, who bear a tremendous responsibility in ensuring that the bus journey of some 150,000 passengers per day, totalling around 60 million yearly, is safe and pleasant."

2016-01-28 Elderly - National Strategy Paper and Action Plan On Ageing 2016-2020
[Government of Mauritius] The draft National Strategy Paper and Action Plan on Ageing 2016-2020, aiming at translating Government's strategic vision to provide more protection and security to the elderly through the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach, is being discussed during a validation workshop which opened today at the Dr James Burty David Recreation Centre, in Pointe aux Sables.

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