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2017-10-15 Parliament set to resume after months of controversies
[L'Express] Parliament is finally set to resume on Tuesday 24 October after 97 days of rest. Since the last session, more than three months ago, a lot has changed on the political scene ranging from the resignation of a minister to the campaigning in Belle Rose-Quatre Bornes. Here are the things that you need to keep an eye on ahead of the next parliamentary session:

2017-10-13 Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility Inaugurated At La Chaumière
[Government of Mauritius] An Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility designed to receive hazardous wastes that cannot be disposed locally, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, at La Chaumière, Bambous.

2017-10-13 Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services
[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services.

2017-10-13 Rwanda and Mauritius Sign Agreement on Higher Education
[New Times] Rwanda and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two countries work more closely in the field of education.

2017-10-12 Workshop Focuses On Mitigation Actions for Gas and Fuel Emissions
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities.

2017-10-12 All Measures Taken to Prevent Transmission of Plague, Reassures Health Minister
[Government of Mauritius] All precautionary and control measures are being taken at the airport and the port. Surveillance is also being reinforced at all levels in a bid to prevent transmission of pneumonic plague which is currently affecting Madagascar.

2017-10-12 Mauritian Lender Seeks More Buyouts
[East African] Mauritius SBM Holdings is seeking to acquire more Kenyan banks to boost its balance sheet and realise its ambitious plan of transforming into a Tier 1 bank in three years.

2017-10-11 Objectives of the Mauritius Cinema Week Met, Minister Bodha Says
[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Cinema Week gave the opportunity to local artists who are either interested, amateurs or professionals in cinematography to learn from the renowned international artists. This four-day event has also symbolised the breakthrough of Mauritian cinema as a profession.

2017-10-11 Ambassador of Qatar to Mauritius Meets Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador of Qatar to Mauritius with residence in Swaziland, Mr Yousuf Bin Mohammed Al-Mahmoud, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.

2017-10-11 Mauritius and Iran Explore Avenues of Economic and Cultural Cooperation
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and Iran are exploring prospects of tapping areas of cooperation pertaining to trade and economic exchanges as well as cultural, tourism and education sectors.

2017-10-12 Fisheries - Disposal of Seized Prohibited Fishing Equipment
[Government of Mauritius] The Fisheries Protection Service proceeded yesterday at Mare Chicose Landfill with the annual disposal of seized prohibited articles related to illegal fishing activities. Most of the equipment were seized in the northern region of the country. The disposal exercise was carried out in presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo.

2017-10-12 Health Ministry to Introduce Community Psychiatric Care Services, Dr Husnoo Says
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, announced a shift in mental health care from long-term institution to community-based care through the implementation of community psychiatric care. He made this announcement yesterday at the Brown Sequard Mental Health Care Centre (BSMHCC) in Beau Bassin during the launching of activities to mark World Mental Health Day 2017.

2017-10-10 Launching of the 'Men As Caring Partners' Project in Trèfles
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Association for Population and Development launched the 'Men as Caring Partners' project yesterday at Trèfles Community Centre in Rose-Hill in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, and other personalities.

2017-10-10 Mauritius-Based Sbm Holdings Makes Offer for Chase Bank
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mauritius-based financial Institution SBM Holdings Limited has made an offer for Chase Bank Kenya subject to regulatory approvals.

2017-10-11 World Food Day 2017 - Invest in Food Security and Rural Development
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will, in the context of celebrations marking World Food Day 2017, organise a series of activities on the theme chosen by the Food and Agricultural Organization "Change the Future of Migration: Invest in food security and rural development".

2017-10-11 Empowering Local Artisans to Boost Handicraft Sector
[Government of Mauritius] An Advanced Craft Skills training course for Mauritian artisans of the handicraft sector was launched yesterday at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Coromandel in the presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, and other eminent personalities.

2017-10-09 Promoting Inclusive Education for Children With Special Needs in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The new Policy Framework and Strategy Document on "Inclusive Education for Children with Special Education Needs in Mauritius: Concept to Reality" has received Government's approval. It has been prepared in the wake of the Nine Year Schooling Reform, and as announced in Budget Speech.

2017-10-05 President Brings Lessons From Science, Business to Her Office
[VOA] President Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius is part of an exclusive club of women leading African nations. The club has just three members: Gurib-Fakim, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.

2017-10-06 Commonwealth Climate Finance Hub Work Session Examines Progress Report
[Government of Mauritius] A working session on the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH/Hub), aimed at giving an overview of the support mechanism of the CFAH as well as a progress report of the organisation's achievements since its setting up last year in Mauritius, was held yesterday at the Commonwealth Climate Finance Hub Office, Sterling House, Port Louis.

2017-10-06 Validation Workshop to Elaborate Fire Code for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The elaboration of a Fire Code for Mauritius to establish appropriate measures to be incorporated in buildings by contractors and developers has become a crucial factor in mitigating fire risks and improving the safety and well-being of citizens. It is the foremost duty of each and every one to adopt a fire safety culture.

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