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2017-12-15 Govt Encourages Sustainable and Safe Food Production, Reiterates Minister Seeruttun
[Government of Mauritius] The promotion of sustainable, climate change resilient and safe food production techniques is one of Government's major endeavours. In this context, organic farming is not only one of the most sustainable and climate change resilient agricultural production techniques, but it also ensures the safety of consumers and the safeguard of the environment.

2017-12-14 Gayan still blamed in drug policy debate
[L'Express] In a conference organised by the Mouvement Patriotique earlier this week, addiction specialists David Mété and Uvarajen Paratian sought to dismiss preconceived notions around the subject matter and give their unabated perspective on drug policy in Mauritius.

2017-12-13 Phone tapping fear over MT's fibre optics
[L'Express] Is Mauritius Telecom's (MT) efforts to replace all copper phone lines with high-performance fibre optics good news or a potential security threat that risks making phone tapping easier? An IT engineer in Quatre Bornes has filed a complaint with the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), arguing that fibre optics will make phone users more vulnerable to surveillance and attacks.

2017-12-13 Mr Yandraduth Googoolye Appointed Governor of Bank of Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has, in accordance with section 13 of the Bank of Mauritius Act 2004, and acting on the recommendation of the Acting Prime Minister, appointed Mr Yandraduth Googoolye as Governor of the Bank of Mauritius for a period of three years as from 15 January 2018. However, Mr Googoolye will assume duty on 13 December 2017 as Governor-designate for handing over purposes.

2017-12-11 Government Committed to the Promotion of Human Rights in Mauritius, Says Minister Gobin
[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will ensure a future of opportunity and prosperity, free of violence and discrimination, as well as a harmonious society for the citizens of Mauritius, stated the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, this morning at VoilĂ  Hotel, in Bagatelle.

2017-12-11 Minister Wong Launches Rodrigues Information and Support Desk
[Government of Mauritius] The launching of the Rodrigues Information and Support Desk (RISD) with objective to provide Rodriguans with information about the different services available to them was launched this morning at the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), Garden Tower, Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong and other eminent personalities.

2017-12-11 Export and Non-Export-Oriented Enterprises - Payment of National Minimum Wage
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training will make Regulations to provide for the payment of the national minimum wage of Rs 8 140, plus the additional remuneration of Rs 360, to workers employed in the Export-Oriented Enterprises and non-Export-Oriented Enterprises sectors.

2017-12-08 Soccer - Winning Start As Amajita Down Mauritius in Zambia
[Sascoc] The Amajita national men's Under-20 team kicked off their COSAFA Cup campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory over Mauritius in the opening match of Group B in Kite, Zambia on Thursday.

2017-12-08 Graduate Training for Employment Scheme - 25 Graduates Complete Industry-Driven Training
[Government of Mauritius] A group of twenty-five graduates received their certificates yesterday following the successful completion of the first part of the CIM Finance Graduate Development Programme under the Graduate Training for Employment Scheme (GTES). The certificates award ceremony was held at the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), NG Tower, Cyber-city, Ebène.

2017-12-07 Landslide Management Towards the Setting Up of a Geotechnical Unit
[Government of Mauritius] Government envisions to set up a geotechnical unit within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport in the coming years. To this end, proper training and support will be provided to potential engineers to specialise in the field of landslide management.

2017-12-07 Tourism Is the Most Globally Competitive Sector of Our Economy, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth
[Government of Mauritius] Tourism has been one of our most dynamic industries in the past four decades, growing quantitatively at a fast pace, improving qualitatively with more diversified and upmarket products and undergoing the necessary structural changes to build resilience. It has proved over the years to be one of the most globally competitive sectors of our economy.

2017-12-07 Compendium On Human Rights Treaty Bodies Concluding Observations Launched
[Government of Mauritius] The Compendium on the Human Rights Treaty Bodies Concluding Observations was launched this morning by the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes.

2017-12-07 Mauritius and black money - Riding roughshod over regulators
[L'Express] Mauritius' international reputation is taking a knocking of late with the country being named and shamed in various tax dodging scandals and leaks - the latest of which is the Paradise Papers. Weekly examines how such black money comes to Mauritius and how and why the government seems to be encouraging it. And ultimately, how this funny business is hollowing out our institutions.

2017-12-06 New Supreme Court to Stand As Symbol of Boldness Towards a New Era of Development, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] The New Supreme Court which is in line with Government's commitment towards the nation to modernise the institutions, should stand as a symbol of boldness to step into a new era of development. Similarly, the physical and digital infrastructure being deployed should reflect the path towards attaining sustainable growth and further consolidating Mauritius' position as a champion in Africa and across the world.

2017-12-06 Declaration of assets bill still in limbo
[L'Express] MP Aadil Ameer Meea asked Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth in parliament, on Tuesday 5 December, about the any update on the new regime for the declaration of assets.

2017-12-06 Volunteers Contribute to Government's Mission in Favour of the Vulnerable Group, Says Minister Sinatambou
[Government of Mauritius] Government has at heart the welfare and well-being of the vulnerable and the disadvantaged of the society. In order to develop its social agenda, Government cherishes the contribution of volunteers to strengthen its efforts to cater for the needs of the community.

2017-12-06 Research and Innovation Bridges Scheme to Establish Sustainable Joint Venture Opportunities
[Government of Mauritius] Research and Innovation Bridges, Mauritius Research Council's latest scheme launched under the National Innovation Initiative, was unveiled by the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, this morning at Cyber Tower 1, Cybercity, in Ebène. The scheme seeks to enable local stakeholders to collaborate with international partners to ease the sharing of new ideas, technologies and expertise.

2017-12-06 Human Rights Monitoring Committee Held in Context of International Human Rights Day
[Government of Mauritius] The Human Rights Monitoring Committee met today under the chairmanship of the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, at the Lunch Room of the National Assembly.

2017-12-05 Golf - Play-Off Victory Gives Frittelli His First Pro Title in Mauritius
[Sascoc] Dylan Frittelli won his first play-off as a professional to take the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open title at Heritage Golf Club on Sunday.

2017-12-04 Eight arrested in assassination of Panama Papers journalist
[L'Express] Eight people have been arrested by the police in Malta over the murder of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died in a car bomb on Monday 16 October. According to the latest reports, all the suspects are originally from Malta and a majority has a criminal record.

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