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2017-05-29 Several Activities to Be Organised to Observe World Oceans Day
[Government of Mauritius] A series of activities will be organised by the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, in collaboration with other stakeholders from 03 to 09 June 2017 to mark World Oceans Day. Since 2002, World Oceans Day is commemorated every year on the 8th of June, at international level. The theme for this year is "Our Oceans, Our Future".

2017-05-28 How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the Blue Economy. The opportunities around Africa's blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create jobs and improve livelihoods.

2017-05-26 The Ocean As an Alternative Green Energy
[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop focusing on the study on High Penetration Renewable energy roadmap, wave resource assessment and wave-integrated micro grid design in Mauritius was held yesterday at the Voila Hotel, Bagatelle. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo , the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo and the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden were present at the event.

2017-05-25 Commonwealth Meeting to Discuss Emerging Trade Issues
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is hosting a two-day Commonwealth Meeting on African Regional Consultation on Multilateral, Regional and Emerging Trade Issues. The Meeting being held at Balaclava, will look into challenges faced by Sub-Saharan African countries and will help takeholders, policy makers, negotiators and trade analysts to engage in the dialogue of policy making.

2017-05-26 Workshop Focuses On Strengthening Judicial Response to Domestic Violence
[Government of Mauritius] A workshop focusing on Strengthening Judicial Response to Domestic Violence intended for magistrates was held today at Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. It was organised by the Australian High Commission and the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies and the Mauritius Magistrates Association.

2017-05-24 Workshop Studies Economic Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
[Government of Mauritius] The main highlights of the study on the prevalence, causes, consequences and costs of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on the Mauritian economy were presented this morning at the Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre Bornes at the launching of a two-day validation workshop on the study and the elaboration of a national action plan.

2017-05-24 Workshop Focuses On Geospatial Data and Open Mapping Techniques
[Government of Mauritius] A three-day workshop on Geospatial data, an initiative of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation in collaboration with the World Bank and the University of Mauritius, aiming to train participants on Open mapping techniques kicked off this morning at Cybertower 1 in Ebène.

2017-05-23 Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education
[Government of Mauritius] Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at UOM, RĂ©duit. During the ceremony, ten Mauritian students sponsored by Huawei received their certificate of admission for the SFTF programme for ICT training in China.

2017-05-23 Launching of Creative Mauritius Project, an Online Platform to Promote Local Handicraft
[Government of Mauritius] The Creative Mauritius project (CM), an online platform aiming to provide visibility and market linkages to craftsmen of Mauritius and Rodrigues was launched yesterday at the headquarters of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in Port Louis during a press conference by the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah.

2017-05-24 Visit of Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
[Government of Mauritius] A Chinese delegation led by the Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr Qian Keming, comprising of the Vice President of Exim Bank, Mr Xie Ping, and the Chinese Ambassador to Mauritius, Mr Li Li, had a working session today with their Mauritian counterparts at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo.

2017-05-22 New Bee Reserve Zone and Organic Honey Production Takes Off
[Government of Mauritius] A Bee reserve zone and organic honey production, in view to boost the apicultural sector and promote sustainable agricultural development, were launched last week at Les Salines, Petite Rivière Noire. This initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security aims to further encourage beekeepers to fully explore and expand this potential sector.

2017-05-18 National Assembly - the Business Facilitation Miscellaneous Provisions Bill Voted
[Government of Mauritius] The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill was voted in the National Assembly on 16 May 2017.

2017-05-19 Academic Excellence At HSC Level Is Only the Beginning of the Journey, President Gurib-Fakim Says
[Government of Mauritius] One should embark on an adventure of faith confronting risks and challenges and academic excellence at Higher School Certificate (HSC) level is the beginning of the journey not the end. This statement was made yesterday by the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, at a reception held in honour of the 2016 HSC Laureates at the State House in Reduit in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Econ

2017-05-19 "The minimum the metro express will cost is Rs50 or Rs55 billion"
[L'Express] I knew Poorranarnenden Sungeelee, mechanical engineer and key member of the consumer association, Association des consommateurs de l'île Maurice, was passionate about the metro. But I did not to what extent and I had no idea which direction he was going steer the debate. When I met him for the interview, he came with a file full of documents and press articles he had carefully cut and painstakingly filed. He knew the dossier inside out and information was flowing out with such speed and in all direct

2017-05-17 Preparatory Workshop Held for 2017 UN Oceans Conference
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day preparatory workshop ahead of the high-level United Nations (UN) Oceans Conference, aiming at the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, kicked off this morning at Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava.

2017-05-17 Malawi Paired With Tanzania, Mauritius and Angola in 2017 Cosafa Cup
[Nyasa Times] It's fair to say Football Assocviation of Malawi (FAM) is delighted with the a 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup draw conducted on Tuesday as Malawi senior national soccer team, the Flames has been drawn in Group A alongside Mauritius, Angola and neighbours Tanzania.

2017-05-16 Observatory for Parenthood to Be Set Up in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day consultative workshop in view of the setting up of an Observatory for Parenthood in the Republic of Mauritius was launched yesterday by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, at the National Women Development Centre in Phoenix. The event is being held in the margins of activities organised to mark International Day of Families 2017.

2017-05-17 Youth to Play Key Role in the Country's Development, Says PM
[Government of Mauritius] The youth will be called upon to play a key role in the country's development. Government will continue to work for the youth as they are the only resource that Mauritius has and together, we can bring about meaningful positive changes.

2017-05-16 Health Ministry Organises Activities to Mark World No Tobacco Day
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will organise various activities in the context of the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2017 observed on 31 May.

2017-05-15 Hatherly Masters the Mud to Win African XCO Title in Mauritius
[Sascoc] Rio Olympics mountain biker Alan Hatherly won the men's Elite XCO title at the African Continental Champs in Mauritius at the weekend.

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