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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,

2017-11-14 Honorary Fellowship of Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology Conferred to PM
[Government of Mauritius] The Honorary Fellowship of the Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) was conferred to the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, during the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the MAST last week in RĂ©duit, in presence of eminent personalities.

2017-11-14 PM Meets Delegation of Swiss Businessmen and Entrepreneurs
[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador of Switzerland to Mauritius, Mrs Helene Budliger Artieda, accompanied by a delegation of Swiss businessmen and entrepreneurs met the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.

2017-11-14 Boi-CCPIT Shandong Sub-Council - MOU Reinforces Economic Cooperation
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aiming to reinforce bilateral and economic cooperation between Mauritius and the People's Republic of China, was signed yesterday at the headquarters of the Board of Investment (BOI) in Port Louis. Signatories were the BOI and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shandong Sub-Council (CCPIT Shandong Sub-Council).

2017-11-14 Mauritius Embarks On Formulation of Second Generation Decent Work Country Programme
[Government of Mauritius] A tripartite training workshop under the Mauritius Decent Work Country Programme Second Generation was held yesterday at Palms Hotel in Quatre Bornes to enable constituents from both the public and private sectors to decide on the priorities to be included in the second Decent Work Country Programme for Mauritius.

2017-11-13 NHDC questions in parliament likely to cause tension
[L'Express] After an eventful week on the political front, parliament on Tuesday 14 November risks increasing the uncertainty for those currently in power. With a few softballs from MPs in the majority, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his ministers will have the time to warm up ahead of tougher parliamentary questions.

2017-11-13 Mahen Seeruttun takes over Ministry of Housing and Lands
[L'Express] Speculation was rife over a potential replacement when Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced, on Friday 10 November, that Showkutally Soodhun would have to step down as vice-prime minister and minister of Housing and Lands. It has been revealed today that Mahen Seeruttun, minister of Agro-industry and Food security, will also take on the role of minister of Housing and Lands.

2017-11-08 An Action Plan On Intimate Partner Violence in the Pipeline
[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is currently finalising an Action Plan on Intimate Partner Violence whereby a series of measures focusing on, among others, the strengthening of existing legislations, prevention, and capacity building of stakeholders, will be implemented."

2017-11-09 Mauritius and China Sign Exchange Note for Multi-Sports Complex At Cote d'Or
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and China signed an Exchange Note for the Multi-Sports Complex Project at Cote D'Or yesterday at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, M Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The signatories were the Financial Secretary, Mr Dharam Dev Manraj, and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Mauritius, Mr Sun Gongyi.

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