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2014-10-31 International Indentured Labour Route Project Approved By Unesco
[Government of Mauritius]The International Indentured Labour Route Project centered around Aapravasi Ghat and symbolising the story of some 500 000 Indentured Labourers, the vast majority from India who were recruited to work on the sugar cane plantations in Mauritius after the abolition of slavery, has been approved by UNESCO, announced the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee yesterday at a press conference in Port Louis.

2014-10-31 Work Placement for Lower VI Students During End of Year School Holidays
[Government of Mauritius]The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is organising today in Ebène an initiation workshop for some 600 students from 94 secondary schools who will be on placement in 30 participating organisations for two weeks during the third semester school holidays.

2014-10-30 Govt Ranks 28th Worldwide in Overall Ease of Doing Business 2015
[Government of Mauritius]Mauritius tops Africa's Sub-Saharan economies and is ranked at the 28th position worldwide on Overall Ease of Doing Business, according to the World Bank group's Doing Business 2015 Report entitled: Going Beyond Efficiency, launched yesterday.

2014-10-29 4th Trade Policy Review - Mauritius Largely Compliant With WTO Obligations
[Government of Mauritius]GIS - October 28, 2014: Mauritius was found to be largely compliant with its World Trade Organisation (WTO) obligations and was referred to as a top performer at the meeting of the country's Fourth Trade Policy Review on 22 October in Geneva.

2014-10-29 Towards the Finalisation of the National Employment Policy for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]A two-day tripartite workshop to finalise the draft National Employment Policy (NEP) for Mauritius after consultation with the various stakeholders opened this morning at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles.

2014-10-30 Mauritius-India - Visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs
[Government of Mauritius]The Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs of the Republic of India, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj, will be on an official visit to Mauritius from 1st to 3rd November 2014.

2014-10-29 Tourism - Open-Air Photo Exhibition to Promote Mauritius in Moscow
[Government of Mauritius]The Office of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority based in Russia, in cooperation with the travel magazine "National Geographic Traveller" and the famous Russian photograph Kirill Umrikhin, is currently hosting an open-air photo exhibition in Moscow on the theme "Mauritius - Ocean of Colours".

2014-10-29 Mid Term Review Exercise of the Decent Work Country Programme for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]A three-day tripartite workshop to present the preliminary report on Decent Work Country Programme Mid Term Review opened this morning at Maritim Hotel, Balaclava.

2014-10-28 Development of a Comprehensive Mtobacco Cessation Programme for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]The development of a strong and comprehensive mTobacco Cessation programme for Mauritius will be the focus of a three-day technical workshop which opened this morning at Le Meridien Hotel at Pointe aux Piments. The workshop is organised jointly by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life.

2014-10-28 ESS Move Closer to Champions League Title
[Magharebia]E in Algiers, Naoufel Cherkaoui and Mohamed Foily -A quarter-century after winning their only CAF Champions League title, ES Sétif on Sunday (October 26th) moved closer to repeating history.

2014-10-24 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

2014-10-23 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.

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