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2017-11-22 'A Marine Spatial Plan Is Crucial for the Development of the Ocean Economy'
[Government of Mauritius] If exploited sustainably, our seas and oceans have a huge potential to foster social and economic growth and prosperity. If we succeed, we will benefit from healthy oceans and seas that create attractive and sustainable future for the young people.

2017-11-22 Prime Minister Commends the Equal Opportunities Amendment Bill
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, presented the second reading of the Equal Opportunities Amendment Bill yesterday at the National Assembly.

2017-11-22 Gambling Regulatory Authority - Raouf Gulbul démissionne
[L'Express] Il n'est plus le président de la Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA). Raouf Gulbul a soumis sa démission de cette instance, ce mercredi 22 novembre. Il a aussi démissionné comme Chairman de la Law Reform Commission.

2017-11-21 Tree Storms to Mauritius Open Ticket
[News24Wire] England's Toby Tree fired a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 at Woodhill Country Club to secure his Mauritius Open ticket along with nine others on Tuesday.

2017-11-20 Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.

2017-11-21 Education Minister Prones Leadership and Diversity Acceptance Among Young People
[Government of Mauritius] Leadership, communication, knowledge and acceptance of diversity are crucial values that have to be inculcated in the youth who are to become the responsible citizens of tomorrow.

2017-11-21 Pan-African media outlet Label TV and Radio hitting cruise speed
[L'Express] There was cause for celebration today, Tuesday 21 November, for Pan-Africa media outlet Label TV and Radio, as it marked 100 days since its launch.

2017-11-21 Soodhun sues Weekly over suitcases controversy
[L'Express] Police landed at La Sentinelle yesterday, 20 November 2017, to question Touria Prayag, Editor in Chief of Weekly, about a screenshot of a footage showing a staff member dragging two suitcases allegedly belonging to then-Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally Soodhun, across the custom's area at the YU Lounge upon his arrival from Saudi Arabia by private jet back in August 2016.

2017-11-17 More changes in government hierarchy as Jadoo-Jaunbocus finds way to cabinet
[L'Express] Following the power handover in January 2017 between Anerood Jugnauth and his son Pravind Jugnauth, the government has faced a number of scandals but it managed to retain its cabinet for a number of months. However, the resignation of Ravi Yerrigadoo in September opened the floodgates with changes across the board.

2017-11-16 Republic of Benin to Seek Mauritian Expertise in the Tourism Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Benin, Mr Eric Franck Saizonou, with residence in Pretoria conveyed a keen interest to seek Mauritian expertise in the tourism sector owing to the country's vast experience in this field.

2017-11-16 Nigeria Ranks Behind Mauritius, Seychelles, 13 Others in ICT Development
[Guardian] Fourteen countries have been ranked ahead of Nigeria in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development in Africa.

2017-11-16 Minister Bodha Reassures Transport Industry Workers of No Redundancy
[Government of Mauritius] "The National Transport Corporation (NTC) will be called upon to be the backbone of the new National Transport Network Project, and I am reiterating the assurances given to the staff of the Corporation as well as to workers of the transport industry and to bus companies, that there will be no redundancy with the advent of the Metro Express."

2017-11-16 Duke of Edinburgh's - President Hands Over Gold Award Badges to Young Mauritians
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, presented Gold Award badges to young Mauritians yesterday at the State House, RĂ©duit, in the context of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Mauritius. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other eminent personalities. The Gold Award was attributed to 36 young ladies and 30 young men.

2017-11-16 Agro-Industry Minister Launches National Apiculture Platform
[Government of Mauritius] A National Apiculture platform, which will help in creating a greater regional awareness of the potential of the industry as well as lay emphasis on the importance of the domestic beekeeping industry, was launched yesterday during a workshop at Domaine Les Pailles in presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security and Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Mahen Seeruttun.

2017-11-16 Greenwich University Organises International Youth Empowerment Development Forum
[Government of Mauritius] An International Youth Empowerment Development Forum (IYEDF), organised at the initiative of the Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus, was held yesterday in Ebène. It aimed at developing the youth through various workshops and brainstorming sessions, and exposing students to the various economic and social issues recurrent around world as well as promoting awareness on these issues.

2017-11-16 National Integrated Transport Network Project Unveiled At the National Assembly
[Government of Mauritius] Components of the National Integrated Transport Network Project were the focus of the replies of the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, to a Parliamentary Question yesterday at the National Assembly. The Minister outlined the rationale and scope for three projects namely the Grade Separated Junctions at Pont Fer/Jumbo/Dowlut roundabouts; the A1-A3 Link Road to connect the Port Louis-St Jean Road (A1) to the Black River Road (A3); and the Port Louis-St Jean Road (A1)-

2017-11-15 Health Ministry to Undertake Intensive Diabetes Action Study Soon
[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will soon be conducting the Mauritius intensive diabetes action study, whose objective will be to determine the best interventions in preventing or at least slowing diabetes complications."

2017-11-15 Journalists who showed Soodhun video to prime minister questioned by CCID
[L'Express] The investigation into the racially inappropriate comments made by former Showkutally Soodhun is progressing at a steady pace with officers from the Central Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) present at the La Sentinelle headquarters today, Wednesday 15 November.

2017-11-15 Health Ministry and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Formalise Collaboration
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, based in Scotland, formalising the collaborative endeavour between the two institutions to forge clinical partnership between physicians of Mauritius and Fellows of the College internationally, was signed yesterday in Port Louis.

2017-11-15 Board of Investment Organises Workshop On Marine Biotechnology
[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop focusing on the concrete actions that can expedite, harness and commercialise the country's marine resources via strategic partnership, focused capacity building and contract based agreements to reduce regulatory and intellectual property gaps, opened yesterday at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments in the presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo and other personalities,

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