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2016-07-27 Minister Dookun-Luchoomun - Science Knowledge Is Important in a Technology-Driven World
[Government of Mauritius] 'To live in a technology-dominated world like ours, we all need a nominal knowledge of science subjects. In fact, we need to remember that rapid changes in science and technology, and the introduction of new technology in particular, have changed the development prospects of many nations - and Mauritius cannot afford to lag behind'.

2016-07-27 Preparing the Ground for an Integrated Maritime Safety and Security Strategy
[Government of Mauritius] A table top exercise geared towards assisting States signatory of the Djibouti Code of Conduct to implement and enforce maritime safety and security and counter piracy and armed robbery against ships kicked off yesterday at the Cybercity in Ebène.

2016-07-26 Finance Minister - Government Will Continue to Act As Facilitator for Business Community
[Government of Mauritius] "Present success is, however, no guarantee of a bright future. This is why our country is continually reinventing itself", said the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, while inaugurating the plenary session of the Indo-Mauritius Global Partnership Forum yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Pointe aux Piments.

2016-07-26 Minister Seeruttun Outlines Vision for a Vibrant Sustainable Agro-Industry
[Government of Mauritius] Government envisions to transform the agricultural sector into a vibrant sustainable agro-industry with focus on high value production for an enhanced food security and safety as well as environmental sustainability.

2016-07-26 Indian Investors Invited to Use Mauritius As Gateway to Africa
[Government of Mauritius] India and Mauritius long-lasting relations and partnership as well as encouraging Indian investors to invest in Mauritius and use the country as gateway to access the African continent were at the fore of discussions on 22 July 2016.

2016-07-25 Namibia Off to Winning Start
[Namibian] NAMIBIA claimed an excellent 3-1 victory over hosts Mauritius at the 2016 Cosafa u17 Championships on Saturday to open their Group A campaign with a win at the Stade Anjalay in Belle Vue Maurel.

2016-07-26 Round Table Discussion Focused On Harnessing the Digital Revolution in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] A round table discussion focused on the topic of harnessing the digital revolution in Mauritius was held on 22 July 2016 at Le Labourdonnais Hotel, Caudan Waterfront, in Port Louis.

2016-07-26 Remittance of Cheques to 313 Families Under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme
[Government of Mauritius] Some 313 families received their cheque, amounting Rs 20 m disbursed by Government under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme, at a ceremony held yesterday at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis in the presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun.

2016-07-26 Workshop On National Drug Observatory and Drug Dependence Treatment Kicks Off in Port Louis
[Government of Mauritius] A five-day training workshop on National Drug Observatory and Drug Dependence Treatment organised by the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, kicked off yesterday at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Port Louis.

2016-07-25 Raising Student Awareness On Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention
[Government of Mauritius] In line with the decision of the Conference of States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research will chair a technical committee geared towards raising awareness of the educational sector on the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

2016-07-22 Science and Technology Drivers of Sustained Economic Growth - President
[Government of Mauritius] 'Mauritius has to develop new strategies and policies in order to bolster its economy and that will also help generate employment and improve the living conditions of its people. This implies building new pillars of development in which science and technology remain the major drivers of sustained economic growth', said the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, yesterday afternoon at the State House, Réduit.

2016-07-22 MPC Cuts Down Key Repo Rate to 4.00 Percent
[Government of Mauritius] The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Mauritius has cut down the Key Repo Rate which stands at 4.40 per cent by 40 basis points to 4.00 per cent per annum at its meeting on 20 July 2016 in Port Louis.

2016-07-22 Awareness Programme to Sensitise On Intimate Partner, Social and Sexual Violence
[Government of Mauritius] 'Intimate partner, social and sexual violence: Young women at risk' was the theme of a forum organised yesterday by the National Women's Council at the Municipal Complex of Camp Levieux to mark World Population Day 2016, observed annually on 11 July.

2016-07-21 Mauritius Revenue Authority Organises Green Customs Day
[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) organised yesterday, in the context of its 10th anniversary, a Green Customs Day whereby some 200 MRA employees planted a tree in an effort to make of the Customs and Port area a greener place and also launched a book on the History of Customs in Mauritius in the presence of the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

2016-07-22 Second Meeting of the Mauritius-European Free Trade Association
[Government of Mauritius] The second meeting of the Mauritius-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Joint Committee opened this morning at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene. The EFTA delegation is led by Mr Martin Eyjólfsson, Ambassador, from the Permanent Mission of Iceland in Geneva and comprises four delegates.

2016-07-21 Police Complaints Commission Bill Will Enhance Trust of Citizens in the Police Department, Says the Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] I want to make it clear that coming up with the Police Complaints Commission Bill is not at all a blame against the police force. On the contrary, the philosophy behind the Bill is to enhance the already existing trust that the vast majority of the population has in our Police Department.

2016-07-21 Technical Education As Viable Path for Skills Acquisition, Says Education Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government intends to make of technical education an attractive educational option as we want it to be a viable pathway for the acquisition of skills and competencies, said the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, yesterday in Ebène.

2016-07-20 U-17 Leave for Cosafa Tournament in Mauritius
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Under 17 football team will on Wednesday leave for Mauritius to participate at Cosafa Under 17 Tournament.

2016-07-18 Baby Warriors to Compete in Mauritius
[New Era] Windhoek -The Baby Warriors will depart for Mauritius tomorrow ahead of their 2016 Cosafa Under-17 Championships match against the home side on July 23. The championship starts Friday and ends on July 31.

2016-07-18 EAC, Mauritius for Stronger Trade Ties
[Citizen] Arusha -East African Community (EAC) is exploring investment and business opportunities with Mauritius, an Indian Ocean state that is famous for sugar exports and lately development in technological innovations.

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