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2016-08-26 "It's a Ramassis United that is leading this country"
[L'Express] "Weekly speaks to Vijay Makhan, former foreign secretary and member of the 'Mouvement Militant Mauricien' (MMM). He talks about the state of the MMM, the rumours of 'kos koser' with the government and gives his evaluation of the latter's performance so far."

2016-08-23 JICA - Workshop to Promote Ticad VI and Discuss Training Needs for Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] A workshop to promote the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) and discuss the training needs for Mauritius for the year 2017 was held yesterday at Le Sirius Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis at the joint initiative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Civil Service and Administration Reforms.

2016-08-22 Under-17 Move On to Last Eliminatory Round Qualifier for Can2017
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan under-17 national football team last Saturday at home beat the Mauritius Island by 3-0, thus winning the pass to the last round of the group stage qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations of this category, scheduled for the year 2017, in Madagascar.

2016-08-23 Mauritius to Hold 2016 Africa Partnership Conference
[Concord] Following the success of the Mauritius Africa Partnership Conference in 2014, the Board of Investment will be hosting the Africa Partnership Conference 2016 in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) at the Balaclava Fort, Coastal Road, Balaclava, Mauritius, from 20-21 September, 2016.

2016-08-23 A Comprehensive Strategy to Address Problem of Street Children Under Preparation
[Government of Mauritius] The consultancy services of the University of Mauritius have been retained by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare for the development of a comprehensive strategy to address the issue of street children in Mauritius.

2016-08-23 2016-2017 Budget - Ministerial Committee to Oversee Implementation
[Government of Mauritius] A Ministerial Committee chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, has been set up to monitor the timely implementation of the measures announced in the 2016-2017 Budget.

2016-08-19 UN e-Govt Survey Ranks Mauritius 1st in Africa
[Government of Mauritius] The United Nations e-Government Survey 2016 ranks Mauritius first in Africa (followed by Tunisia) and 58th worldwide, with an e-Government Development Index of 0.6231. In 2014 Mauritius was ranked 76th and Tunisia 75th.

2016-08-19 Under-17 Team Play Mauritius On Saturday
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan under17 men's football team will face on Saturday Mauritius at Luanda's "22 de Junho" stadium, for the second leg match, with view to confirming their qualification for the last round of the 12th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON2017), to be hosted in Madagascar.

2016-08-19 Mauritius Introduces Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer
[Government of Mauritius] The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cervical cancer was launched today at a ceremony at Barkly Government School in Beau Bassin in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, the Minister of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, and other personalities.

2016-08-17 PM - Budget 2016-2017 Paves the Way to the Second Economic Miracle
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2016-2017 embraces new approaches and innovative responses. It inspires a much needed wave of change and liberates the economy from the chains of the past. It is a budget forged out of a genuine willingness to satisfy the aspirations of our youth and the population at large. It lays down the ten pathways to transform Mauritius as a truly forward looking, environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant and innovative country with modern infrastructure, global connectivity, high skills, technology a

2016-08-16 Football - Under-17 Team Practice Strategy for Mauritius Clash
[ANGOP] Luanda -Short and long range ball passes, perfecting of offence moves and shots to the goal dominated last Monday's training session of the Under-17 National Football Team, held in Luanda's AFA ground, ahead of the squad's second-leg match with Mauritius, for the penultimate round of games qualifier for the final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN-2017), set for next year in Madagascar.

2016-08-17 Registration Process Kick-Starts for Families Living in Extreme Poverty
[Government of Mauritius] Registration starts today for families living in extreme poverty, with a total monthly household threshold not exceeding Rs 9,520 and listed on the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM). The registration process, which will last till 10 September 2016, is being carried out in the CAB offices around the country by officers of the National Empowerment Foundation.

2016-08-17 NDRRMC Carries Out Off-Airport Aircraft Crash Simulation Exercise
[Government of Mauritius] An off-airport aircraft crash simulation exercise was held on 12 August 2016 at Rose Belle at the initiative of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC). The objective was to test the adequacy of the National Civil Aviation Security-Contingency Plan and the Aerodrome Emergency Plan given that emergency planning is essential to minimize the harmful effects of such an event.

2016-08-17 India to Extend Developmental Assistance to Mauritius in Priority Areas
[Government of Mauritius] The Government of India has reiterated its determination to provide developmental assistance in priority areas to Mauritius.

2016-08-17 National Strategic Action Plan for Sustainable Use of Crop Wild Relatives
[Government of Mauritius] A stakeholders' validation workshop on the National Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) opened last week at the BPML Tower 1, Ebène in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun.

2016-08-12 New Regulations Enacted for the Closure of Octopus Fishery, Says Ocean Economy Minister
[Government of Mauritius] The Fisheries and Marine Resources Act has been amended to make provision for the octopus fishing closure in Mauritius from 15 August to 15 October 2016, said the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, yesterday at a press conference in Port Louis.

2016-08-12 Somali Pirates Get Five Years in Jail
[Shabelle] Twelve Somalis who attacked a container ship in the Indian Ocean were sentenced to five years in jail in Mauritius on Thursday, a reminder of the region's battle against piracy.

2016-08-11 Government Committed to Fight Gender-Based Violence
[Government of Mauritius] GIS - - 11 August 2016: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Joyce Perraud, reiterated Government's commitment to combat gender-based violence. She was speaking at the launching of a training programme on the Victim Empowerment and Abuser Rehabilitation Policy for officers of the Human Resource Cadre from the manufacturing sector, this morning in Bagatelle.

2016-08-11 Republic of Korea to Share E-Government Experience With Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Korea to Mauritius, Mr Kwon Young-Dae, expressed the interest of his country to share with Mauritius the Korean experience and expertise with regard to e-Government.

2016-08-11 National Development Strategy for Sustained Land Use and Management
[Government of Mauritius] A total of Rs 28.5 million has been earmarked in the budget allocated to the Ministry of Housing and Lands for the review of the National Development Strategy. This will not only pave the way for new directions for land development planning consistent with sustainability principles, but also provide strategic guidance for the future land use strategy.

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