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2015-03-31 Environment Minister Attends 3rd United Nations World Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management, Mr Raj Dayal, held a press conference yesterday at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre in Port Louis, to give an overview of the outcome of his mission in Japan where he participated in the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

2015-03-31 A Bill to Better Address Effects of Climate Change is in the Pipeline
[Government of Mauritius] A Climate Change Bill for Mauritius to better address effects of climate change in terms of adaptation and mitigation measures is in the pipeline, announced the Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, Disaster and Beach Management, Mr. Jayeshwur Raj Dayal, yesterday at the opening of a workshop on the Development of the 2050 Pathways Calculator for Mauritius, held at the Intercontinental Resort, Balaclava.

2015-03-31 Prime Minister Meets Representatives of French Universities
[Government of Mauritius] The Chief Executive Officer of the Medine Ltd, Mr Daniel Giraud, and representatives of French universities led by Mr Pierre Tapie, President of an international consulting firm, PAXTER, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, yesterday afternoon at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.

2015-03-31 Budget 2015-2016 - Rodrigues and Agalega
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2015-2016 makes provision of funds for the implementation of three major projects that will improve significantly connectivity with Rodrigues and ensure that the development of Rodrigues keeps pace with that of Mauritius.

2015-03-31 Budget 2015-2016 - Achieving Greater Equity and Social Justice for All
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2015-2016 lays much emphasis on achieving greater equity and social justice for one and all. Government is giving due consideration to integrate more and more vulnerable families into the mainstream society while narrowing the gap with regards to income inequality.

2015-03-30 Empowering Trainee Prison Officers to Respond Effectively to Gender-Based Violence
[Government of Mauritius] Some 70 Trainee Prison Officers are participating in a two-day Capacity Building Programme to end gender-based violence, organised by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Mauritius Prison Service and aimed at empowering the trainee prison officers to respond effectively to perpetrators of gender-based violence in prisons.

2015-03-30 Budget 2015-2016 - Focus On a No Tax Budget
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2015-2016-Mauritius at the Crossroad is focused on a No Tax Budget. The tax year currently on a calendar year basis is being aligned with the new financial year starting from 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016.

2015-03-30 Mauritius to Host IAEA Second Coordination and Consultative Meeting
[Government of Mauritius] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Second Coordination and Consultative Meeting would be held in Mauritius in April 2015.

2015-03-30 Budget 2015/2016 - Legacy Sovereign Fund - Investing for Future Generations
[Government of Mauritius] The Budget 2015/2016 - Mauritius at the Crossroad proposes the setting up of a Legacy Sovereign Fund that will invest for future generations.

2015-03-30 Tight Schedule Awaits President Mutharika At Comesa Summit - Dates Mugabe, Mugabe, Mauritius PM and UN Under Secretary General
[Malawi News Agency] A very busy schedule awaits President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday and Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 18th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Summit.

2015-03-27 Australia to Invest in Bunkering Facilities in Port Louis Harbour
[Government of Mauritius] The Australian quoted investment private bank Macquarie has expressed interest to finance through a local partner, Scott Shipping, and Atlantic Energy Consulting, a first offshore oil bunkering facility to the tune of some $ 100 million Australian Dollars in the Port Louis harbour.

2015-03-25 Square Kilometre Array Partner Countries Meet
[] Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy.

2015-03-27 Budget 2015-2016 - Urgent Measures to Preserve the Environment and Ecosystems
[Government of Mauritius] "Our environment and ecosystems are at the crossroad. If we continue with business as usual, we will be perpetuating the decay of our environment and quality of life." This statement of the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, in the context of the Budget 2015/2016 - Mauritius at the Crossroad, reflects Government's high priority for the protection of the environment.

2015-03-26 Chagossians On Shaky Ground After Mauritius-UK Tribunal Ruling, Says Seychelles Association
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The chairperson of the Chagossian Committee in Seychelles, Gilberte Gendron, has said that the recent United Nations arbitration ruling on the Chagos Islands' sovereignty dispute between the United Kingdom and Mauritius has left Chagossians and their descendants uncertain of their position.

2015-03-26 Empowering Women Through 'Do It Yourself' Initiative
[Government of Mauritius] A 'Do It Yourself' (DIY) programme, aimed at empowering some 50 women from Sainte Croix and its vicinity through the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in electrical, plumbing and car maintenance, kicked off this morning at Sainte Croix Social Welfare Centre.

2015-03-26 Budget 2015/2016 - Ensuring Greater Child Protection and Family Welfare
[Government of Mauritius] The Budget 2015/2016 - Mauritius at the Crossroad features several measures that aim at ensuring greater child protection, family welfare and gender equality.

2015-03-26 Budget 2015-2016 - Measures for a Sound and Inclusive Financial Services Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The Budget 2015-2016 aims at consolidating and diversifying both the product base and markets of the financial services sector.

2015-03-26 Budget 2015-2016 - Promoting the Well-Being of the Population
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2015-2016 stresses on the necessity to place sharing at the centre of the development agenda.

2015-03-26 Budget 2015-2016 Improving Quality and Access to Better Health
[Government of Mauritius] The Budget 2015-2016 provides for an amount of Rs 9.7 billion for health care in line with Government's policy to improve quality and delivery, reduce waiting time, and keep up with latest medical technologies while promoting greater efficiency.

2015-03-26 Chief Commissioner Serge Clair Invites PM to Visit Rodrigues
[Government of Mauritius] The Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues, Mr Serge Clair, has extended an invitation to Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, to visit Rodrigues on October 12, the day it became autonomous.

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