Team VCS Wins Seychelles Webcup 2015
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Thirty-five years into the future and the seven Indian Ocean islands of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Rodrigues and Seychelles have a combined population of 60 million - that is the scenario that led web enthusiasts from six of these island nations to unleash their creativity over the weekend as they took part in the 2015 Webcup competition.
Minister Bodha Launches Road Safety Campaign
[Government of Mauritius] The GFA Insurance Road Safety campaign, "GUIDOTO", kicked off this morning at EbĂ¨ne in the presence of the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha.
Proclamation of Laureates for Additional Scholarships Based On Merit and Social Criteria
[Government of Mauritius] The 24 laureates for Additional Scholarships based on Merit and Social Criteria were proclaimed this morning by the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun at the seat of the Ministry in Phoenix.
Stakeholders Urged to Deliver Quality Social Housing Units
[Government of Mauritius] "We have to work together, public officers, consultants, contractors and stakeholders, as a team, to provide decent and good quality houses to vulnerable groups, and we must exercise due professional care in fulfilling our respective responsibilities."
Africa Day 2015 - Year of Women Empowerment and Development Towards Agenda 2063
[Government of Mauritius] Over the years, the condition of women in Africa has certainly improved from what it used to be. Female life expectancy is increasing, more girls are going to school, more women are in paid workforce and many African countries have introduced laws to protect women's rights.
Sugar Exports - Focus Must Be On Sale of Special Sugars and White Refined Sugar to EU
[Government of Mauritius] The sale of special sugars and white refined sugar to the EU must remain the primary focus of Mauritian sugar exports. This is one of the main recommendation of the Report on the "Economic, Social and Environmental Impact on Mauritius of Abolition of Internal Quotas of Sugar in EU Market".
Social Entrepreneurship Award - First Edition Launched Yesterday in Port Louis
[Government of Mauritius] The first edition of the Social Entrepreneurship Award organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, in collaboration with the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) and the NGO Trust Fund, was launched yesterday at the seat of the Ministry in Port Louis.
Football - Seychelles Narrowly Lose Out to Indian Ocean Rival of Mauritius in Last Cosafa Cup Match
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Mauritius tested each other's level of play ahead of the next Indian Ocean games as they clashed on Thursday in their last group match at the 2015 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup in South Africa.
Shilongo's Brace Sinks Mauritius
[New Era] Botswana-based lanky forward Benson Shilongo scored a brace to steer Namibia to a well-deserved 2-nil victory over a stubborn Mauritius in their second match of the Cosafa Cup, at the Maruleng stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, last night.
Mauritius Participates in Rhum Fest Paris 2015
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is participating for the first time at Rhum Fest Paris 2015 which is being held from 23 to 25 May 2015 at the Parc Floral de Vincennes in Paris. Enterprise Mauritius is leading a delegation of six local rum producers.
Turkey to Assist Mauritius in Fostering the SME Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The Republic of Turkey has expressed the interest to provide Mauritius with the appropriate know-how and expertise pertaining to the development of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Secondary School Students Sensitised on International Humanitarian Law
[Government of Mauritius] An awareness campaign on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the second for year 2015, was held today at Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School in Flacq. Around 500 students from ten neighbouring schools and from Sir Leckraz Teelock SSS participated.
First Workshop for Syndics of NHDC Housing Estates
[Government of Mauritius] The first workshop for syndics of the National Housing Development Company Ltd (NHDC) Housing Estates, aiming at sensitising some 70 syndics on their roles and responsibilities, was held today at the University of Mauritius, RĂ©duit, in the presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun.
Insectarium Inaugurated At Natural History Museum-Nature Gallery
[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Museums Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Arts and Culture, inaugurated yesterday an insectarium which is located at the Natural History Museum-Nature Gallery in Port Louis to mark the International Museum Day. The insectarium, conceptualised and designed locally, houses some 200 insects comprising butterflies, wasps, beetles, bees and moths.
Preparing Mauritius to Meet WTO Requirements
[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on World Trade Organisation (WTO) Notifications was held today at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments.
Social Security Minister Initiates Project for Recognition of Prior Learning
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, is launching a new project relating to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The aim is to recognise the skills and experience of social workers and establish an NGO sector that adopts a professionalised approach to service delivery.
Government Initiates Training to Meet the Needs of Jobseekers and Employers
[Government of Mauritius] Government has put in place three training programmes to ensure that the needs and aspirations of jobseekers and employers are met. A Skills Working Group, co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training, and the Director of the Joint Economic Council, has been set up to that effect to ensure that these programmes are monitored effectively.
Radiation Protection - Mauritius Hosts 1st Regional Coordination Meeting
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is hosting the First Regional Coordination Meeting for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Project on radiation protection which is being held at Voila Hotel in Bagatelle from 18 to 22 May 2015. Twenty-eight overseas participants from different African countries and one participant from the Radiation Protection Authority are attending the meeting.
All Secondary Schools to Be Provided With High Bandwidth Internet Connectivity Through Wi-Fi Networks
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced that his Ministry will shortly, subject to procurement procedures, award a contract to provide all secondary schools with high bandwidth internet connectivity through Wi-Fi networks.
CCA Board Chair Expresses Confidence Towards Renewal of AGOA Before September 2015
[Government of Mauritius] The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), Board Chair, Mr. Paul Hinks, expressed confidence that the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) will soon be cleared and renewed by the US Congress given that the existing legislation expires on 30 September 2015.