President Gurib-Fakim Attends Several High-Level Meetings in New York
[Government of Mauritius] President Gurib-Fakim attends several high-level meetings in New York
Lessons From Mauritius On Making Companies More Accountable
[The Conversation Africa] Since the turn of the century, developing countries have been adopting corporate governance codes with the promise that they will enhance accountability and growth, while delivering equitable, ethical, and sustainable business practices.
Namibia, Botswana, Mauritius Rank High in Investment Index
[Namibia Economist] Although Namibia, Botswana and Mauritius have consistently ranked in the top 20 of the RMB Where to Invest in Africa index, their inability to reach the top 10 is mostly due to the restricted size of their domestic markets. South Africa has ranked in the number one position for six years.
Starlets Humiliate Mauritius to Qualify for Cosafa Semis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Neddy Atieno struck four goals with Mwanahalima' Dogo' Adam and Lucy Mukhwana scoring twice as Harambee Starlets qualified for the COSAFA Women's Championship semi-final with a commanding 11-0 victory over Mauritius in their second group match of the tournament.
Promoting the Emergence of Promising Athletes in AgalĂ©ga
[Government of Mauritius] In a bid to encourage the inhabitants of AgalĂ©ga to practise a physical activity and eventually foster the emergence of promising sportspersons to represent the Republic of Mauritius at Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) 2019 , the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, handed over sports equipment to a delegation from AgalĂ©ga at a function held on 15 September 2017 in Port Louis.
The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition Kicks Off
[Government of Mauritius] The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the University of Mauritius, is being held in Mauritius from 18 to 23 September 2017.
By-Election in Constituency of Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes Fixed for 17 December 2017
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has issued on 15 September a writ fixing the 4th Day of November 2017 as the day of election of one member of the National Assembly for the Constituency of Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes.
Workshop to Discuss the Way Forward for Preservation of Ozone Layer
[Government of Mauritius] A sensitisation workshop on the Kigali Amendment in the context of activities marking the 2017 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was launched this morning by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Balaclava in presence of other eminent personalities.
Protection of Marine Ecosystem - Several Stakeholders to Sign MoU
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to a Technical Exchange Programme on the conservation, protection and management of marine protected areas will be signed by several stakeholders related to the sector.
Swearing-in Ceremony of New Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms
[Government of Mauritius] In accordance with the provisions of section 59(3), 62 and 63 of the Constitution and on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of the Republic has appointed Mr Maneesh Gobin as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms.
One-Day Workshop Focuses On the Future of the Tea Sector
[Government of Mauritius] The present situation and future of the tea sector was the focus of a one-day workshop which kicked off this morning in Nouvelle France at the initiative of the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives in collaboration with Grand-Port Savanne and Tea Marketing Cooperative Federation Ltd and Primary tea Cooperative Societies.
Portuguese Ambassador to Mauritius Meets Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador-designate of Portugal to Mauritius with residence in Mozambique, Mrs Maria AmĂ©lia Maio de Pavia, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
Mauritius and Portugal Sign a Bilateral Air Services Agreement
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius signed this afternoon a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with Portugal at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. The signatories were Ambassador Maria Amelia Maio de Paiva from the Portuguese side and Mr N. K. Ballah, Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, from the Mauritian side.
PM Announces Finalisation of Creation of the National Arts Fund
[Government of Mauritius] The creation of the National Arts Fund with an initial contribution of Rs 50 million aimed at financing activities for performing as well as fine arts, such as music recording, concerts and sales andexhibition of art work, amongst others is at the stage of finalisation.
Mauritius to Host Comesa-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Workshop
[Government of Mauritius] The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement will be signed by Mauritius in October 2017. The signature will take place during a National Workshop on the COMESA-EAC-SADC TFTA which the country will be hosting.
Public Officers Awarded Certificates After Completing Training Programmes
[Government of Mauritius] Two hundred and thirty-four public officers were awarded certificates after successfully completing training programmes, yesterday at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis. The programmes were jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms and the Open University of Mauritius.
Mauritius Poised to Become a Role Model in Efforts to Curb Greenhouse Gases
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius' contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) stood only at around 0.01 % last year, and yet it is the 7th most exposed country of the world to natural disasters. This undoubtedly calls for enhancing our adaptive capacity in regards to the adverse effects of climate change.
NSDP - 94 Unemployed Youth Complete Training in Third Language Course for Business
[Government of Mauritius] A total of 94 unemployed youth, holders of School Certificate and Higher School Certificate qualifications, received their certificate of achievement after completing a customised training programme in a Third Language course for Business under the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP), yesterday at the BPML Conference Hall, EbĂ¨ne. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, was present on this occasion.
Gender Equality Minister Urges Community to Contribute in Suicide Prevention
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, called upon the community to be more vigilant and attentive to those who are vulnerable and at risk of suicide. This appeal was made this morning during the official function held at Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre Bornes to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.
Monetary Policy Committee Cuts Down Key Repo Rate to 3.50%
[Government of Mauritius] The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Mauritius has brought down the Key Repo Rate by 50 basis points from 4.00 per cent per annum to 3.50 per cent per annum at its meeting held last week in Port Louis.