New Chinese Consular Services Building Inaugurated
[Government of Mauritius]The new Consular Services Building of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China was inaugurated by the Chinese Ambassador to Mauritius, Mr Li Li, this morning in Belle Rose. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Dr Arvin Boolell, was present on that occasion.
Ambassador Kuang Tutlam Presents Credentials to the President of Mauritius
[Ethiopia Government]Ambassdaor Kuang Tutlam, Ethiopia's Ambassador to Zimbabwe and non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mauritius has presented his credentials to the President Rajkeswur Purryag of Mauritius.
Direct Flights From Russia Scheduled for End October
[Government of Mauritius]The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has made an appeal to partners and stakeholders in Russia to fully support the forthcoming developments namely, the Transaero direct flights to Mauritius scheduled for the 31st October 2014 , and the second A380 Emirates Airline direct flight to Mauritius which will be operational as from 26th October 2014.
Victoria Hospital Equipped With New Intra Vascular Ultra Sound Imaging Technique
[Government of Mauritius]Intra Vascular Ultra Sound Imaging (IVUS), a new technique aimed at giving an external imaging of the coronary arteries, has been introduced in the Cardiology services at Victoria Hospital in Candos. Such technique allows doctors to decide which part of the vessels needs to be dilated, stented or bypassed.
Trade Facilitation - Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism Introduced to Stakeholders
[Government of Mauritius]A Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism was presented to relevant stakeholders for brainstorming this morning during a national workshop at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port Louis. The purpose of the Mechanism is to identify and eliminate trade barriers, enhance transparency in decision-making processes, improve public and private sector dialogue and promote inter-agency dialogue.
NEF Social Housing Project - Over 3000 Beneficiaries Over the Last Four Years
[Government of Mauritius]Over 3000 beneficiaries both in Mauritius and Rodrigues have, since the last four years, benefitted from social housing projects initiated under the Housing and Community Development Programme of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), the Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Surendra Dayal, said on October 17 at the seat of the NEF in Port Louis
ICT - Green IT Strategy and Governance Workshop
[Government of Mauritius]A Green IT Strategy and Governance Training Workshop aiming at enabling organisations understand how to implement Green IT practices and measurements so as to reduce their environmental footprint and to evolve towards a sustainable business, opened this morning at Clos St Louis in Domaine Les Pailles.
Deputy Prime Minister Calls for Judicious Use of Water in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Dr Rashid Beebeejaun, said that water reserves in Mauritius are diminishing and called upon the population to make judicious use of water. Fifty per cent of water in Mauritius is obtained from boreholes, 30% from reservoirs and 20% from rivers.
ILO Expert Pays a Courtesy Call On Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius]The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Expert of Minimum Wage, Mr Francois Eyraud, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, yesterday at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. He was accompanied by the Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Mr Shakeel Mohamed.
WTO - Fourth Trade Policy Review for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]The fourth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius will be held at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva from 22 to 24 October 2014, when the country's trade policies and practices will be examined. The Mauritian delegation is led by the Acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mrs Usha Dwarka-Canabady.
Tripartite Workshop Focuses On Minimum Wage Fixing Challenge in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]The draft Report of the Study on the introduction of a National Minimum Wage in the private sector is being discussed during a two-day tripartite workshop which opened yesterday at Le Maritim Hotel, Balaclava, at the initiative of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Global Agewatch Index 2014 Ranks Mauritius First in Africa
[Government of Mauritius]Mauritius ranks 38 overall on the Global AgeWatch Index 2014, coming top in the African region. HelpAge International launched, earlier this month, the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 rating 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people.
Ethiopian Ambassador Presents Credentials to Mauritian President
[ERTA]Ambassador Kuang Tutlam, Ethiopia's Ambassador to Zimbabwe and non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mauritius has presented his credentials to President Rajkeswur Purryag of Mauritius.
Mauritius Tops African Rankings for Governance
[EA Business]Mauritius has been ranked first in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) 2014 for the eighth consecutive year.
Move to Set up Online SIDS Development Course Revived
[SciDev.Net]An online training programme dedicated to sustainable development for small island developing states (SIDS) may be offered to students in those nations - though plans are still at an early stage.
CMC Signs Co-Operation Accord With Mauritius Island Institution
[ANGOP]Luanda -A co-operation accord in the field of regulating and supervising Securities and Derivatives Market in Angola and Mauritius Island was signed last Monday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the fringes of the 39th Annual Conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Mauritius Tops African Governance List for 8th Consecutive Year, SA in Fourth Place
[Government of Mauritius]London -Mauritius has been ranked first in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) 2014 for the eighth consecutive year. Among the 52 countries rated by the Foundation, Mauritius scored the highest overall mark of 81.7 points. Cabo Verde was second with 76.6 points, with the average score for the continent being 51.5 points.
Maurice Tempelsman Wants to Invest in Angola
[ANGOP]New York -The Angolan vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, Friday in New York discussed investment opportunities in the country with the Executive Director of the Maurice Tempelsman Firm.