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2016-10-21 Some 100 SMEs Participate in a Digital Transformation Training
[Government of Mauritius] Some 100 SMEs participated in a Digital transformation training held yesterday at Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis. The training relates to best practices and new trends on the digital market. It was organised by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands Limited.

2016-10-14 Maricela Guzman - "We had more alcohol than orange juice on the island"
[L'Express] Weekly talks to ex-navy officer Maricela Guzman, formerly stationed at Diego Garcia, who was in Mauritius for Lalit's international conference. She speaks about how rules were ignored on the island, how workers were ill-treated, and about the guilt she now has to live with.

2016-10-12 Namibian Juniors Shine At ITF Tennis Tourney in Mauritius
[New Era] Windhoek -An International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tennis tournament recently took place in Mauritius, which saw players competing in two rounds.

2016-10-11 Deputy Prime Minister Urges Families to Become Foster Parents
[Government of Mauritius] The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Mr Xavier-Luc Duval, invited Mauritian families to welcome foster children in need of love and care into their home. The appeal was made yesterday at the launching of the Foster Care Campaign at the National Women Development Centre in Phoenix.

2016-10-11 Government to Provide Full Support for the Promotion of Hindi, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to provide full support for the promotion of Hindi along with other ancestral languages and has left no stone unturned in this endeavor.

2016-10-11 Placement of 200 Trainee Engineers in Public Sectors Bodies
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training is making arrangements for the recruitment and placement of 200 Trainee Engineers in public sector bodies. This measure is in line with the strategy of the government to create job opportunities for young graduates as announced in the Budget 2016-2017.

2016-10-10 Mauritius Marks World Mental Health Day 2016
[Government of Mauritius] The Brown Sequard Mental Health Care Centre (BSMHCC) commemorated the World Mental Health Day this morning in Beau Bassin by organising an annual gathering under the theme 'Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All'. The activities comprised an official ceremony and a cultural programme with songs and sketches by the nursing staff and the inpatients.

2016-10-10 Activities in Mauritius to Mark International Day for Poverty Eradication 2016
[Government of Mauritius] A talk on Fighting Poverty in the 21st Century: the Sustainable Development Platform, by Dr Rômulo Paes de Sousa, Director of the World Centre for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Development Programme, will mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty commemorated on 17 October.

2016-10-10 National Youth Policy - Youth As Positive Change Agents for Mauritius, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] Young people have to see themselves as positive change agents and contribute productively to our national, social and economic development agenda, said the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, on 7 October 2016 at the Rivière-du-Rempart Youth Centre.

2016-10-06 Tea Sector Support Scheme Launched
[Government of Mauritius] The tea sector support scheme to give a new boost to the tea industry was launched yesterday at Nouvelle France by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun.

2016-10-06 World Mental Health Day 2016 - Several Activities Organised
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of life will organise several activities to mark the World Mental Health Day, which will be commemorated on 10 October 2016. The theme chosen by the World Health Organization is "Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All".

2016-10-07 "One cannot have a fresh start with the same team of dysfunctionals".
[L'Express] Milan Meetarbhan, constitutional lawyer and former ambassador of Mauritius to the United Nations, speaks to Weekly about the power handover in the country and the weak comparisons with the Westminster model. He suggests that the current government poses a threat to democracy with a growing list of issues that the country has never faced before.

2016-10-07 National Skills Development Programme - Creating Job Opportunities for All
[Government of Mauritius] The National Skills Development Programme aimed at providing a better matching skills for the unemployed youths to integrate the labour market, will be implemented, in view of providing technical skills that are highly in demand in certain priority sectors.

2016-10-07 Global Competitiveness Index - Mauritius Ranks First in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is ranked first in Sub-Saharan Africa and 45th worldwide with regards the global competitiveness index of the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 released on 30th September by the World Economic Forum.

2016-10-07 Sugar Industry Survival Is a Major Concern for Government, Says Agro-Industry Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government has always attached great importance to the sugarcane industry and has all the time taken appropriate actions and brought necessary reforms to enable the sector meet the different challenges that have arisen over the years. Our major concern remains, however, the survival of this industry and the well-being of all partners, particularly the most vulnerable, that is small planters and workers.

2016-10-05 Mauritius and Switzerland to Reinforce Bilateral Relations
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and Switzerland will further collaborate to strengthen bilateral relations and friendly ties and reinforce both economic and social development between the two countries.

2016-10-05 African Union Agenda 2063 - Mauritius Hosts Workshop On First Ten-Year Implementation Plan Domestication
[Government of Mauritius] Government's Vision 2030 already paves the way to meet the vision of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr P. Jhugroo, said this morning at the opening of a workshop on Agenda 2063: First Ten-Year Implementation Plan Domestication, at the Labourdonais Hotel, Caudan Waterfront, Port-Louis. The Workshop is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.

2016-10-05 National Youth Policy 2016 to Be Launched By Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] The National Youth Policy 2016, which defines the new vision of Government, and in particular, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as a timely response to emerging youth needs, will be launched on 7 October 2016 by the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, at the Rivière-du-Rempart Youth Centre.

2016-10-03 New Public Beach to Be Proclaimed in Pomponette
[Government of Mauritius] A public beach of around 10 arpents will be proclaimed in Pomponette, thereby extending the total area of public beach in the south of the island to 27 arpents.

2016-09-29 World Heart Day 2016 - Mauritians Urged to Take Responsibility for Their Own Health
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, called on Mauritians to take responsibility for their health and well-being by adopting healthier lifestyle namely eating nutritious foods, exercising daily and avoiding risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use. This appeal was made by the Minister yesterday at the launching of activities at the Cardiac Centre in Pamplemousses in the context of World Heart Day 2016.

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