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2017-01-18 Health Minister Urges Newly Qualified Doctors to Go for Super-Specialisation
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, urged the 120 newly qualified doctors enlisted as pre-registration house officers to embrace the challenge of super-specialisation, which is considered as the medicine of the future.

2017-01-18 Strategic Action Plan On Suicide Prevention
[Government of Mauritius] Government has taken note of the Strategic Action Plan on Suicide Prevention aiming at reducing suicide and its associated sufferings.

2017-01-18 E-Governance - Regional Academy in Mauritius to Further Digital Culture
[Government of Mauritius] A National Consultation meeting on the creation of a Regional e-Governance Academy in Mauritius, which will help advance the digital culture across communities and within the region, was held yesterday at the VoilĂ  HĂ´tel, in Bagatelle.

2017-01-18 Sir Anerood Meets Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Chad
[Government of Mauritius] The Republic of Chad has solicited the support of the Republic of Mauritius regarding its candidature to chair the African Union (AU) Commission.

2017-01-17 Regional E-Governance Academy to Be Set Up in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, in collaboration with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the e-Governance Academy of the Republic of Estonia, would organise a Stakeholders Meeting to design the scope of activities of the Regional e-Governance Academy which would be set up in Mauritius, and a regional capacity building exercise for the training of trainers on the key pillars of e-Governance. The Republic of Estonia is a leading country in the field of e-governance infrastructure

2017-01-17 ICT/BPO Industry Review - 2016 a Year Marked By Growth for the Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The ICT/BPO Industry Review 2016 report, highlighting 2016 as a rejuvenation year for the sector characterised by growth and diversification of most companies with a shift from 'Do it cheaper' to 'Do it differently', was launched yesterday afternoon at the Board of Investment (BOI) in Port Louis.

2017-01-12 Health Ministry Adopts General Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescription
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life has adopted General Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescription.

2017-01-11 Mauritius Police Force to Recruit 340 Temporary Police Constables
[Government of Mauritius] An exercise for the selection/recruitment of around 340 Police Constables and Women Police Constables to serve the Mauritius Police Force is currently underway at the Special Mobile Force Warriors' Rest, in Vacoas.

2017-01-11 Government to Appoint Migration Service Provider
[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the appointment of a Migration Service Provider to offer pre-departure security screening and health screening. The latter will also ensure compliance with recruitment standards by Recruiting Agencies from all labour sending countries with a view to curtailing abuses targeting migrant workers.

2017-01-09 Mauritius to Seek Chinese Expertise to Set Up a National Cultural Troupe, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is seeking expertise from China regarding the setting up of a National Cultural Troupe so as to reinforce both artistic and cultural links between Mauritius and China. A request to this effect has already been forwarded to the Chinese Government through the Chinese Embassy in Mauritius.

2017-01-06 Scheme for Textile and Apparel Exporters to Europe to Kick Off
[Government of Mauritius] The Air Freight Rebate Scheme for textile and apparel known as the 'Speed-to-Market' Scheme (STMS) as announced in the Budget Speech 2016/17 by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development will be launched this month after consultations with the various stakeholders.

2017-01-05 Senior Police Officers Attend Working Session With Commissioner of Police
[Government of Mauritius] Around 600 Senior Police officers of the rank of Inspectors and above participated, on 4 January 2017 at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture in Phoenix, in a working session which was conducted by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mario Nobin.

2017-01-05 Fidelity Bank Shareholders Approve Acquisition By SBM Holdings
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mauritius-based SBM Holdings Limited is on course to acquire Kenya's Fidelity after the Bank's Board of Directors and shareholders gave the green light for the acquisition.

2017-01-04 National Small Business Incubator Scheme Kicks Off
[Government of Mauritius] The National Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Incubator Scheme will become operational this month. The elaboration of this Scheme was announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, in the 2016/2017 Budget Speech.

2017-01-06 Rodrigues Regional Assembly Elections - Polling Day Fixed for February 12
[Government of Mauritius] The Rodrigues Regional Assembly elections will be held on Sunday 12 February 2017.

2017-01-05 Mauritius-India - Agreement On Gainful Employment for Family Members of Diplomatic Mission
[Government of Mauritius] An Agreement which makes provision for arrangement between Mauritius and India on gainful employment for family members of a diplomatic mission or consular post was signed yesterday in Port Louis in presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr V. Lutchmeenaraidoo.

2017-01-05 Dr Amina Mohamed Discusses Setting Up of a JCC Between Kenya and Mauritius With the PM
[Government of Mauritius] The setting up of a Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) to further consolidate the bilateral relations between Mauritius and Kenya was at the fore of discussions this morning during a courtesy call by the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Kenya, Dr Amina Mohamed and the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.

2017-01-03 National Economy to Undergo Positive Boost in 2017, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] The national economy will undergo a positive boost in 2017 with various projects that will kick off in the building sector along with the Metro express and other projects identified under the Road Decongestion Programme and the construction of four Smart Cities.

2016-12-30 Mauritius, a Respected Model of Peaceful Coexistence, Says President
[Government of Mauritius] "We live in a country which symbolises a message for the world and is widely respected as a model of peaceful coexistence. Despite looming difficulties, we have to continue working together and adopt a working philosophy based on a culture of excellence as well as respect our fellow citizens", said the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, yesterday in Beau Bassin.

2016-12-28 Govt to Inculcate a Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] The strategy of Government is to inculcate the notion of a responsible gambling code of conduct, in view of the fact that it is very difficult to completely eradicate gambling. The intent is to provide the proper framework for responsible gambling.

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