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2016-05-02 Government Is Committed to Provide Decent Housing to Vulnerable Families
[Government of Mauritius] Government's main concern of ensuring access to decent and affordable housing for vulnerable families so that they live in dignity was at the forefront of the speech of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, at the inauguration ceremony of Residence Rubis National Housing Development Company (NHDC) housing estate in Pointe aux Sables on Friday 29 April 2016.

2016-04-29 'Mauritius to Become a Higher Income Economy Through Knowledge, Innovation'
[Government of Mauritius] 'There is one inescapable reality for countries like Mauritius: If we aspire to escape from the middle-income trap and aim at becoming Higher Income Country, we will have to rely enormously upon knowledge and innovation. We will need not just innovators but innovators with potential for action', said the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, yesterday at the University of Mauritius (UoM), in RĂ©duit.

2016-04-29 MoU On Collaboration in the Conservation of Our Endemic Flora
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA, and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration in the conservation of our endemic flora.

2016-04-29 Maritime Industry - Workshop On Opportunities and Challenges Related to Employment
[Government of Mauritius] The opportunities and challenges related to employment of Mauritian seafarers were the focus of a one-day workshop which was held yesterday at the Maritime Training Academy in Pointe aux Sables. Around 150 representatives from different ministries and parastatal bodies operating in the field of employment, education and tourism as well as recruiting agents from the maritime industry were present.

2016-04-28 PM - Government Will Not Tolerate Any Malpractice in Banks and Financial Institutions
[Government of Mauritius] "Government will not tolerate any malpractice in banks and financial institutions, whether or not, Government is a shareholder. We are determined to have a clean financial system and we are considering appropriate legislative amendments to plug any regulatory gaps as well as strengthening banking supervision".

2016-04-28 Agro-Industry Minister Attends 103rd Session of ACP Council of Ministers
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Agro-Industry And Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, who also chairs the ACP Ministerial Committee on Sugar addressed the 103rd Session of the ACP Council of Ministers: 11th Ministerial Consultations on Commodities, held on 25 April 2016 in Dakar.

2016-04-28 Firearms (Amendment) Bill Voted in National Assembly
[Government of Mauritius] The Firearms (Amendment) Bill which provides for amendments to the Firearms Act to implement the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty to which Mauritius is a signatory, was presented by the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, in the National Assembly. The Bill was voted with amendments on 26 April 2016.

2016-04-28 President of the Republic Receives Africa Peace Award 2016
[Government of Mauritius] The Africa Peace Award for the year 2016, which honors African leaders, individuals or organisations who have shown exceptional leadership in bringing about peace and co-existence across cultures, was presented to the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, today at the State House, Le RĂ©duit.

2016-04-28 Cancer - MoU With Switzerland to Be Signed
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of cancer with the Luzerner Kantonsspital, Spitalstr.10 of Switzerland.

2016-04-28 Civil Service Ministry Organises Workshop to Mark World Day for Safety and Health At Work
[Government of Mauritius] A workshop focusing on Workplace Stress - A Collective Challenge and geared towards bringing together the key stakeholders of the Civil Service in a comprehensive and coordinated exposé in order to better manage work-related stress in their respective organisations, was organised today at Cyber Tower 1, Ebène, by the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms. On the same occasion, two brochures on health and safety issues were launched.

2016-04-28 Inauguration of the Correctional Youth Centre for Girls
[Government of Mauritius] The Correctional Youth Centre (CYC) for Girls, a safe and secure correctional facility for 16 delinquent juveniles up to the age of 18, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, Mrs Fazila Daureeawoo, in the presence of the Acting Commissioner of Prisons, Mr J. Rungadoo.

2016-04-26 NDRRMC to Organise Workshop On the Implementation of the Sendai Framework
[Government of Mauritius] A training of trainers workshop for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, an initiative of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), will be held from 4-6 May 2016 at Voila Hotel, Bagatelle.

2016-04-26 Kenyan Junior Swimmers Finish Fourth in Mauritius
[Nation] Kenyan swimmers won 11 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals to finish fourth in the 14th edition of the CANA Zone Four Swimming Championship in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius over the weekend.

2016-04-26 Early Childhood - International Expert Meeting to Be Hosted By Mauritius in May
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host, in May 2016, the International Expert Meeting on the validation of the Inter-Country Quality Node for the Early Childhood Development (ICQN-ECD) Strategic Plan (2016-2018).

2016-04-25 Mauritius Marks World Immunisation Week
[Government of Mauritius] Activities to mark World Immunisation Week, a week dedicated to promote the importance of vaccination and provide an opportunity to strengthen immunisation services and systems, kicked off this morning at Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène with the distribution of a pamphlet 'Guide sur la Vaccination', a guide offering immunisation information, and the launching of the polio switch as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

2016-04-25 Sweden Solicits Mauritius Support for UN Security Council
[Government of Mauritius] Sweden has solicited the support of Mauritius for the United Nations Security Council election to be held in 2017 at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

2016-04-25 Port Louis to Be Free of Squatters Soon
[Government of Mauritius] Government is pursuing its efforts to address the problem of squatting in an efficient and effective manner with the remittance of letters of intent to a batch of 34 squatters from Vallée Pitot in a ceremony held on Friday 22 April 2016 at the Lunch Room of the National Assembly, Port Louis, in the presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, and other personalities.

2016-04-25 Mauritius and France to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and France will further collaborate to strengthen both bilateral relations and friendly ties between the two countries as well as reinforce both economic and social development.

2016-04-25 Enterprise Mauritius Initiates First Time Ever Promotion to Australia
[Government of Mauritius] Enterprise Mauritius is leading, for the first time, a delegation of 22 industrialists from the manufacturing sector for a promotional campaign in Australia. Thus, Mauritius will be showcasing from 27 April to 5 May 2016 a wide range of products namely apparel and accessories, jewellery, fruit pastes and jams, and frozen pastries.

2016-04-25 Uganda Get Nine Medals in Cana
[Monitor] Kampala -Nabil Saleh led Uganda's charge for medals at the second edition of the Cana Zone IV Championships that climaxed Saturday in Mauritius.

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