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2017-07-26 Bank of Mauritius Bags Best Central Bank Governance-Indian Ocean 2017 Award
[Government of Mauritius] The Best Central Bank Governance - Indian Ocean 2017 award was conferred to the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) on 20 July 2017 by the London-based Capital Finance International (CFI.co) magazine for having excelled in its commitment towards driving technological innovation and underpinning sustainable development.

2017-07-26 A National Plan for Better Management of Water Resources
[Government of Mauritius] A National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan has been developed in the context of the implementation of the Regional Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

2017-07-26 Public-Private Partnership to Assist Girls Become Strong Members of Society
[Government of Mauritius] Some 300 drop-out school girls aged between 13 and 18 will join the 'Goal' Programme, a capacity-building intervention which aims at addressing three levels of personal, social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls using sport and life skill education so that they can make informed life choices.

2017-07-25 MOU Paves the Way for Training in Nursing and Paramedical Fields
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing for the training of both Mauritian and international students in Nursing and Paramedical fields was signed on 21 July 2017 in Port Louis between Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd and the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life.

2017-07-25 Mauritius and Japan to Sign Memorandum of Cooperation for Infrastructure Development
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport would sign a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the Government of Japan in view of promoting cooperation in the fields of public infrastructure, transport, and quality infrastructure investment.

2017-07-20 Under-17 Off to Mauritius
[Zambia Reports] Zambia's under-17 set off on an early flight to Mauritius for the regional COSAFA tournament kicking off tomorrow.

2017-07-19 Regional Conference Focused On Protection of Cultural Heritage
[Government of Mauritius] A three-day regional conference and ministerial roundtable to strengthen synergies for the protection of cultural heritage in Eastern Africa and Adjacent Indian Ocean States aiming to provide a platform for discussion at national and internationals level kicked off this morning at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava.

2017-07-19 High Level Discussion to Raise Awareness On Multidisciplinarity of Science
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day high level discussion on the need to engage the worlds of art, nature and science organised at the initiative of the Office of the President opened this morning at the State House, Le R├ęduit. The President of the Republic, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr. Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities were present at the event.

2017-07-19 Health Minister Appeals for Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent NCDs
[Government of Mauritius] Early detection of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is critical to the effective control of the disease and to prevent severe complications at a later stage and most of NCDs are preventable through a healthy lifestyle.

2017-07-19 Phase 2 of the CEB 2015 SSDG Net Metering Scheme Already Operational
[Government of Mauritius] GIS- 18 July 2017 : The second phase of the "CEB 2015 SSDG Net Metering Scheme" to integrate a total of 2 MW Small Scale Distributed Generation (SSDG) using renewable energy technologies in the Mauritian grid has already been launched.

2017-07-17 Sable Antelopes Beat Mauritius Team
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Sable Antelopes, Angolan senior males football squad, last Sunday in Port Louis, Mauritius island, beat the local national team by 1-0, in a first-leg encounter that counts for the last round of the eliminatory stage qualifier for the African Nations Cup for Home-based Players (CHAN-2018), to be hosted by Kenya next year.

2017-07-17 Fostering Women and Girls Leadership Through Science Learning
[Government of Mauritius] The promotion of the leadership of women and girls as role models to boost girls' interest in learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) and prepare their future career as scientific women, is one of the main recommendations of the Education Forum which was held from 10 to 12 July 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava.

2017-07-10 Focus On Retention of Girls and Young Women in Education Systems
[Government of Mauritius] The education of girls and young women should cease to be an eristic matter subject to controversy or disputation. The African Renaissance can only be built on the conviction that the story of African girls and young women should no more be narrated sotto voce.

2017-07-11 Some 170 Families Receive Cheques Totalling Rs 11 M Under Roof Slab Grant Scheme
[Government of Mauritius] Cheques totalling Rs 11 million were remitted to some 170 families under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme during a ceremony held yesterday at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis in presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun.

2017-07-06 Central Wholesale Market Expected to Generate Rs 22 Million As Income Yearly
[Government of Mauritius] The Central Wholesale Market project, to be completed by June 2019, is expected to generate income to the tune of Rs 22 million annually and the market's implementation cost is estimated at around Rs 370 million. This venture will improve access to markets and provide adequate wholesale and auction facilities, said the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, on 4 July 2017 at the National Assembly in reply to a Private Notice Question pertaining to the project.

2017-07-05 Launching of a New Call for Proposals 'supporting Climate Smart Agriculture for Small Holders in the Republic of Mauritius'
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Honourable Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security;

2017-07-03 Mauritius to Host Conference On Challenges in Poverty Reduction
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the 2017 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, on the theme "Joining hands to meet new challenges in poverty reduction", in September 2017. Some 100 participants from African countries are expected to attend the Conference.

2017-07-04 The Allied Health Professionals Council Bill to Be Introduced Into the National Assembly
[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to introduce the Allied Health Professionals Council Bill into the National Assembly. The Bill provides for the establishment of the Allied Health Professionals Council of Mauritius.

2017-06-30 Education - ICT Project Underway to Ensure School Connectivity
[Government of Mauritius] The different educational reforms geared towards empowering children ensure that they are exposed to information technology, which is fundamental for their development. The Ministry is coming up with a project to ensure connectivity in all schools which will be implemented in secondary schools this year and eventually extended to the primary schools.

2017-06-30 Raising Public Awareness in Favour of Sustainable Development Goals
[Government of Mauritius] A collective call to raise public awareness on the adoption of sustainable development goals in the face of the challenges of the climate change was at the fore of a debate held yesterday at the State House, Le R├ęduit. Discussions focused on climate change, its adverse impacts on agriculture, health, environment and sea, and the need to tap new opportunities amidst the numerous challenges.

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