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2017-02-11 Tropical Cyclone Carlos Brews Up in the Indian Ocean
[Al Jazeera] Over the past few days Tropical Cyclone Carlos has been gaining strength in the southern Indian Ocean. The tiny Islands of Mauritius and La Reunion have been dealt a glancing blow by the storm.

2017-02-10 MIE - Mo Klas to Build Up a Mauritian Network of Digital Learning Resources
[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Institute of Education's (MIE) Massively Empowered Classroom or the Virtual Campus, known as Mo Klas, aiming to build up a Mauritian network of digital learning resource creators by tapping on the collective intelligence of the country, was launched on 8 February 2017.

2017-02-10 Water Supply - Replacement of Pipelines Across the Island
[Government of Mauritius] The Central Water Authority (CWA) is renewing the existing old and leaking pipeline network around the island in a bid to improve water supply and reduce Non Revenue Water.

2017-02-08 PM Expresses Satisfaction Regarding Implementation of Budget 2016/2017 Measures
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth expressed satisfaction regarding the implementation of measures announced in Budget 2016/2017.

2017-02-07 Science, Technology and Innovation Cannot Be Dissociated From Sustainable Development - President
[Government of Mauritius] Science, Technology, Innovation and Research cannot, in whatsoever manner, be dissociated from the concepts of green economies, green societies and sustainable development, said the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, this morning at Le Sirius, Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port Louis.

2017-02-07 Construction of New Airport Access Road Progressing Satisfactorily
[Government of Mauritius] Works regarding the construction of a new access road to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport are progressing satisfactorily. The project is expected to be completed on time and within the estimated budget, and abiding to the three principles governing major construction works namely no delays, no cost variations and high quality of work.

2017-02-07 State Land Property Development - Landscope Mauritius Ltd Unveils Logo
[Government of Mauritius] The newly rebranded entity regrouping all state entities predominantly involved in real estate development and property management, namely Landscope (Mauritius) Ltd, launched its logo on 3rd February 2017 at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène.

2017-02-07 Labour Minister Determined to Amend Labour Laws to Address Apprehension in Job Seekers
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training, Mr Soodesh S. Callichurn, expressed determination to amend the Employment Rights Act 2008 and the Employment Relations Act 2008 in view of addressing apprehension felt by job seekers vis-à-vis the private sector.

2017-02-06 The State of Mauritian Democracy
[L'Express] Often feted as an aspirational concept, democracy is undergoing a phase of deep discontent, disconnect and disillusionment across the world. This trend is mostly entrenched in Western based democracies where democracy was born and consequently 'marketed' to the rest of the world (especially the developing countries) as a concept to be emulated (see Diamond, 2015).

2017-02-01 Study Confirms Existence of 'Lost Continent'
[News24Wire] A study headed up by a Wits University geologist has confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the island of Mauritius.

2017-02-01 'Lost Continent' Found Under Mauritius
[Wits University] Lava-covered piece of continent is an ancient remnant, left over from the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.

2017-01-30 Mauritius' IOX Wants to Build an International Cable to Link India to Africa
[Balancing Act] London -An ambitious new cable project is seeking to link Mauritius to Africa and India. Formerly with Seacom, IOX's Arun Kandasamy wants to make Mauritius a hub for enterprise business and a stepping stone for Indian businesses to enter African markets. Russell Southwood spoke to IOX Founder and CEO Arun Kandasamy this week.

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