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2017-04-21 Launching of National Art Exhibition
[Government of Mauritius] The National Art Exhibition was launched on 19 April 2017 by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, at the Nelson Mandela Centre, at La Tour Koenig.

2017-04-21 China-Mauritius to Explore New Strategic Partnership
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade had working session yesterday with a high-level delegation from the Chinese government in a view to engage China in the Mauritius Africa Strategy, so as to explore new avenues of cooperation.

2017-04-20 Award Ceremony Held for First Mauritius Heritage Short Film Competition
[Government of Mauritius] An award ceremony for the first Mauritius Heritage Short Film Competition was held yesterday at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village. The ceremony organised by the National Heritage Fund (NHF) and the Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC), lies in the context of activities marking the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2017, normally observed on 18 April.

2017-04-20 National Youth Games 2017 Promotes Sporting Values
[Government of Mauritius] The Finals of the National Youth Games 2017, aiming at promoting sporting values and encouraging the practice of sports among the youth, was launched yesterday at the Pandit Sahadeo Gymnasium, in Vacoas.

2017-04-19 'The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground'
[IPS] Port-Louis -An internationally renowned scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius's sixth president on June 5, 2015 - and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world.

2017-04-21 Mauritius and the Kingdom of Swaziland Sign a Bilateral Air Services Agreement
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding and initialled a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with the Kingdom of Swaziland on 19 April 2017 at the Prime Minister's Office in Port Louis. The signatories for the Mauritian side was the Solicitor-General, Mr D. K. Dabee, and for the Swazi side the Director General of Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Solomon Dube.

2017-04-21 Educational Reforms Emphasises On Holistic Development, Says Minister Dookun-Luchoomun
[Government of Mauritius] The fulfilment of the vision encapsulated in the SDG 2030 rests on the ability of education and training systems to ensure the employability of all people. The success also depends upon facilitating the creativity of every citizen. This is why the current reforms in education lay emphasis on holistic development.

2017-04-20 One-Month Workshop On Road Safety Audit
[Government of Mauritius] A one-month workshop on Road Safety Audit along Classified Roads, with the objective of training engineers and technical staff of Traffic Management and Road Safety Unit (TMRSU) and Road Development Authority (RDA) on road safety audits, kicked off this morning in Port Louis. The workshop is being organised by TMRSU in collaboration with Sweroad, a consultancy firm from Sweden.

2017-04-20 Buyers Sellers Meetings to Be Held in Czech Republic and Denmark
[Government of Mauritius] Enterprise Mauritius is leading from 24 to 28 April 2017 a delegation of 11 companies from the Agro and Textile and Apparel sectors to the Czech Republic and Denmark for Buyers Sellers Meetings (BSM)/ Contact Promotion Programme (CPP).

2017-04-19 PM - Government Has Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Drug Trafficking and Corruption
[Government of Mauritius] We have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to the relentless fight against drugs and drug trafficking which often give rise to corruption, said the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday at the National Assembly in reply to a Private notice question.

2017-04-19 Prime Minister Lauds Mauritius-China Relations
[Government of Mauritius] China is reaching out to the world and is opening the global economy with innovative concepts and Mauritius salutes the Belt and Road initiative and is proud of its association with the People's Republic of China.

2017-04-18 Island Nations Look at Coastline Mapping Using Satellite Imagery
[Government of Mauritius] A five-day regional training workshop on Coastline Mapping using Satellite Imagery was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) in Albion. The objective of the workshop is to provide technical staff with the theoretical principles and practical exercises for using satellite imagery to perform coastline mapping in the framework of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Project.

2017-04-14 PM Chairs Ministerial Committee to Review Recent Developments On Brexit
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, chaired the Ministerial Committee on BREXIT yesterday to review recent developments on Brexit following the United Kingdom's decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty on 29 March 2017.

2017-04-14 Mauritius to Sign Framework Agreement With Regards International Solar Alliance
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has agreed to sign a Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The objective of the Alliance is to allow countries to collectively address key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy in line with their needs.The Framework Agreement provides for Member States to, among others, take coordinated actions through programmes and activities launched on a voluntary basis. It is aimed at better harmonising and aggregating demand for, inter alia, solar

2017-04-13 National Minimum Wage to Be Introduced
[Government of Mauritius] The National Minimum Wage (NMW) proposed by the National Wage Consultative Council (NWCC) with the aim to providing a decent salary to workers of both the public and private sector will be introduced in January 2018.

2017-04-13 PM Urges More Private Sector Investments to Give a Spur to Industrialisation
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, urged the private sector to invest more in the economy particularly in services where value added is higher than in other sectors so as to give a boost to industrialisation.

2017-04-13 National Sensitisation Workshop On the Cooperatives Act 2016
[Government of Mauritius] The Cooperatives Act 2016 was the focus of a one-day workshop held this morning at La Cannelle in Domaine Les Pailles. The Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomildut Bholah, was present at the launching ceremony.

2017-04-11 Agro-Industry Workshop Focuses On Setting Up of Regional Livestock Policy Hub
[Government of Mauritius] The three-day forum for the establishment of a Regional Livestock Policy Hub, an initiative of African Union Interafrican Bureau of Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the COMESA in collaboration with the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, was kicked off today at Voila Hotel, Bagatelle. Some 40 foreign delegates are attending the forum.

2017-04-10 South Africans Are Not That Exceptional After All
[The Conversation Africa] There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The "rainbow nation" was seen by many - including a lot of its own citizens - to be exceptional, having more in common with the developed states of Europe than some of the countries on its own doorstep.

2017-04-11 Workshop to Set Up Protective Measures for Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas
[Government of Mauritius] A three-day sub regional workshop on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs), aimed at establishing protective measures for PSSAs tailored to prevent, reduce, and eliminate the risk of damage from international shipping activities, kicked off this morning in Ebene.

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