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2016-09-27 Govt Investing to Transform Mauritius in a Sports Hub, Says Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government is investing massively to transform the country in a sports hub and provide adequate sports facilities across Mauritius to offer the opportunity to everyone to practice a discipline of his choice, observed the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, this morning at the Hennessy Park Hotel, in Ebène.

2016-09-27 Business Minister Appeals to Entrepreneurs to Be Audacious
[Government of Mauritius] Entrepreneurs should be more audacious and turn their attention to other markets other than Europe for export. USA, Pakistan and Turkey are among the markets to be tapped as business possibilities exist in these countries following the various trade agreements that Mauritius share with them.

2016-09-27 Construction of Some 628 Housing Units to Be Completed By End 2016
[Government of Mauritius] The construction of some 628 housing units on 12 sites across the country at an estimated cost of Rs 700 m, is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

2016-09-27 Australia and Mauritius Collaborate to Strengthen Search and Rescue Capabilities in the Indian Ocean
[Government of Mauritius] A specialised Search and Rescue (SAR) Development Course aimed at developing participants' capability to provide more effective response to maritime and aviation distress situations within their SAR areas was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy in Pointe aux Sables. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, and the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Volkan Alasya, were present at the opening.

2016-09-26 PM Addresses United Nations General Assembly
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has spared no effort in putting people at the heart of development despite its limitations as an island developing state. The philosophy of the Government is to put the economy at the service of the People. As a Welfare State, Mauritius has been providing free education and health care to all its population and about 50% of the national budget is allocated to social services.

2016-09-26 Maritime Sector - Need to Close the Gender Gap, Says Minister Koonjoo
[Government of Mauritius] There is need to close the gender gap in the traditionally male dominated maritime sector, and the initiatives of WOMESA Mauritius are positive steps in that direction, the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, said last week at the opening of a Conference on 'Shipping: Indispensible to the World'.

2016-09-26 Eight Fishermen Receive Cheques for the Purchase of "Canottes"
[Government of Mauritius] Eight beneficiaries under the Canotte Scheme received on Friday 23 September 2016 their cheques for the purchase of 'canottes' during a handing-over ceremony at the Fisheries Training and Extension Centre in Pointe aux Sables. The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands has transferred a sum of Rs 5 million to the Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) for this second phase of the Canotte Scheme.

2016-09-23 Africa Strategy - MOU to Facilitate Movement of Business Persons and Professionals
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the facilitation of movement of business persons and professionals between Accelerated Programme for Economic Integration countries, namely Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles and Zambia.

2016-09-23 Women Urged to Undergo Cancer Screening
[Government of Mauritius] The health imperative for women to be screened for breast and cervical cancers was the main focus of the message of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, yesterday at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis, in the context of the 'free breast and cervical cancers screening for female public officers' initiative.

2016-09-22 India Pledged to Support the Socio Economic Development of Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and India will open up a new chapter of development and embark on several avenues of cooperation in view of reinforcing the existing bilateral and friendly ties between the two countries whereby India has pledged to further support the socio economic development of Mauritius.

2016-09-22 Foot and Mouth Disease - European Union Donates 300 000 Vaccines to Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The European Union (EU) has donated 300 000 vaccines to the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security to help Mauritius in the vaccination campaign against Food and Mouth Disease (FMD).

2016-09-23 Shahina Aboobakar - "Girls at 13 are already sexually active"
[L'Express] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in schools. The vaccine, which is said to keep cervical cancer at bay, is also believed to be associated with some serious side effects. Weekly caught up with the acting director of the Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Shahina Aboobakar to talk about this issue.

2016-09-23 'Mini-Revolution' in Women Centres With Introduction of New Courses to Empower Women, Says Minister Perraud
[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is bringing about a mini-revolution with the introduction in the 15 women centres across Mauritius of ten new services which are more responsive to modern society as well as to the aspirations and needs of women."

2016-09-22 Human Rights Indicators Important Tools to Show Progress of Human Rights Obligation Implantation
[Government of Mauritius] The knowledge and use of evidence-based or judgment-based human rights indicators, as supportive tools to assess and to show the progress made in implementing human rights obligations in any State is becoming more and more imperative, particularly with the coming into prominence of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2016-09-19 World Economic Freedom 2016 - Mauritius First in Africa
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius tops the rankings in Africa and is placed at the 5th position worldwide with regard to Economic Freedom according to the Fraser Institute's annual Economic Freedom of the World report released on 15th September 2016 in Canada.

2016-09-19 Tanzania Mh370 Debris Confirmation Important Milestone in Plane's Search - Malaysian Minister
[Citizen] Kuala Lumpur -The confirmation that the wing flap found near Pemba Island was from the MH370 is a key milestone in the search for the area of impact of the ill-fated aircraft, Malaysian officials say.

2016-09-16 Prison Service and Beach Authority Sign MoU for the Upliftment of Belle Mare Public Beach
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding for the upliftment of Belle Mare public beach was signed on 14 September 2016 between the Mauritius Prison Service and the Beach Authority at the Prison Headquarters in Beau Bassin in the presence of the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. P. Appadoo, and the General Manager of Beach Authority, Dr. D. Bissessur, General Manager of Beach Authority.

2016-09-15 Sudhamo Lal - "MRA is expected to collect Rs 76 billion in FY 2016-17"
[L'Express] The Director General of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) talks about the tax season which started a few weeks ago and his expectations in regard to this exercise. Tax evasion, tax collection, the merger of the Registrar General Department into the MRA... he says it all.

2016-09-13 Workshop Focuses On Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Governance
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day capacity development workshop aimed at broadening the understanding of the Mauritian parliamentary staff as regards the Sweden-funded SADC Parliamentary Forum Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Governance (SRHR) programme is being held on 12 and 13 September 2016 at Le Victoria Hotel in Pointe aux Piments.

2016-09-13 PM Determined to Pursue Struggle Over Chagos Archipelago's Sovereignty
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, expressed his willingness and keen determination to pursue the struggle in bringing forth the claim of the Chagos Archipelago's sovereignty by Mauritius at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

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