Mauritius

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:35:53 GMT
Independent Police Complaints Commission - 455 plaintes contre des policiers en huit mois
[L'Express] Le nombre de plaintes enregistrées à l'Independent Police Complaints Commission contre les policiers ne laisse pas indifférent. Les plaignants avancent qu'ils sont faussement accusés d'être des trafiquants de drogue, notamment. Comme...

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:41 GMT
New Souillac Hospital - Commemorative Plaque Laid As Testimony of Tes Foundation's Contribution
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal proceeded, this morning, to the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, which is a testimony of the contribution of the Teaching Eye Surgery (TES) Foundation to the bett...

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 06:22:36 GMT
Mauritius Welcomes Ban On British Stamps in Disputed Chagos Islands
[RFI] Mauritius has hailed a decision by the UN postal agency to ban British stamps from being used on the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It marks a further step in the decades-long struggle to get back sovereignty of the islands from the UK...

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:41 GMT
Covid-19 - Second Component of Sputnik V Vaccine to Be Received Soon
[Government of Mauritius] The second component of the Sputnik V vaccine will reach Mauritius in the coming days. As such, the Sputnik V vaccine will continue to be used during the vaccination campaign, but for the time being, it is the Johnson and Jo...

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:39 GMT
Gender Mainstreaming Awareness Training to Be Launched By the Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] An Awareness Training on gender mainstreaming, aimed at providing an overview of key international and regional Human Rights instruments on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, is scheduled for 07 September 2021.

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:41 GMT
Winners of Painting and Essay Competition On Egypt Rewarded Today
[Government of Mauritius] Winners of a painting and essay competition on the theme 'Egypt in the Eyes of Mauritian children', organised by the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, were rewarded, this afternoon, with certificates and gifts during a ...

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:41 GMT
Mel - Signature of MOU for Shuttle Service in Quatre Bornes By December 2021
[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the provision of a Shuttle Service on a six-month pilot basis and covering the region of Quatre Bornes under the Metro Express project, was signed, this afternoon, at Air Mauritius Bu...

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:42 GMT
Government's Priority Remains the Health and Wellness of the Population, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth
[Government of Mauritius] Government's priority remains the good health and wellness of the population and the New Flacq Teaching Hospital, once completed, will provide a better service to the inhabitants of the region, stated the Prime Minister, Mr ...

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 17:05:46 GMT
It Is a Civic Duty to Donate Blood, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth
[Government of Mauritius] 'It is a civic duty to donate blood and when we can donate blood we have to respond to the call', said the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this morning, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall, in Port-Louis.

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:49:42 GMT
Malcolm De Chazal Trust Fund Organises Sensitisation Campaign in Port Louis
[Government of Mauritius] The Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund, a parastatal body under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage established under the Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund Act 2002, organised, on 26 and 27 August 2021, a sensitisat...

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:16:03 GMT
Rajen Narsinghen - "We will be blessed by the voice of the Privy Council, most probably towards the end of 2022."
[L'Express] The number of protests sprouting throughout the country is unprecedented. And so are the legal issues we are dealing with. We approached Rajen Narsinghen, one of the organisers of one of these protests and senior lecturer in law and manag...

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:15:55 GMT
Reflections on Covid-19 - Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world
[L'Express] One of my good friends, former minister Kadress Pillay, lent me the latest book of Fareed Zakaria entitled, The ten lessons for a post-pandemic world. Fareed is one of the most respected journalists, columnists and authors in the world. I...

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 15:05:31 GMT
Parliament's recent shenanigans - Has the speaker crossed the Rubicon?
[L'Express] Therecent remark - 'look at your face' - made by the speaker of the House during a debate session to a member of the opposition party is yet another example of how low proceedings have stooped. So much so, that the speaker had a dig at th...

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 15:05:28 GMT
Covid-19 - Vaccines, a global panacea
[L'Express] For centuries, vaccines have been one of humanity's most intense and successful public health interventions, preventing illness and death on a gigantic scale, eradicating the global spread of the likes of smallpox, and more recently, poli...

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:41:12 GMT
The $100 million line of credit from India - Not about Mauritius but... larger Indian regional ambitions
[L'Express] A $100 million line of credit offered by India to Mauritius back in February to purchase defence equipment is in the news again as well as on social media. Here is why the money offered by New Delhi is not so much about Mauritius but is m...

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:14:30 GMT
A Total of 753 260 Persons in Mauritius Inoculated With First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine
[Government of Mauritius] A total of 753 260 persons, representing 60% of the population in the Republic of Mauritius, has been inoculated with a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the 14 Vaccination Centres across the country. Moreover, 618 018 perso...

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:59:08 GMT
Fishers Receive Certificates Under a Coral Culture Training Programme
[Government of Mauritius] A group of 30 participants, mainly coastal community members and fishers, having completed the Coral Culture Training Programme (CCTP) received their certificates, this afternoon, during a ceremony held at the Quatre Soeurs ...

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 23:17:57 GMT
Political financing - How Rezistans ek Alternativ CAN make history...
[L'Express] The police is starting to look into documents showing alleged overspending in the 2019 elections - by ruling MSM party in the PM's home constituency of No. 8. The trove emerged in the wake of the ongoing Kistnen case with ReA going to pol...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:04:44 GMT
CJSOI - Virtual Meeting Held to Make an Overview of the Organisation of the Games
[Government of Mauritius] A virtual meeting of ministers was held, today, at the Cote D'Or National Sports Complex, in the context of the Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'océan Indien (CJSOI) games which will be held in Mauritius next ye...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:59:50 GMT
Government Committed to Fight Gender Based Violence, Says Minister Koonjoo-Shah
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, reiterated Government's commitment in the fight against all forms of violence including Gender Based Violence (GBV) in line with the Sustaina...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:58:28 GMT
Launching of a Call for Projects to Develop Business Opportunities in the Blue Economy
[Government of Mauritius] A call for projects to develop innovative business opportunities in the blue economy was launched, this afternoon, by the French Embassy in collaboration with the Economic Development Board, the Mauritius Research and Innova...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:44:15 GMT
International Youth Day 2021 - Series of Activities Organised Today to Celebrate Young People
[Government of Mauritius] International Youth Day (IYD) is commemorated annually on 12 August to celebrate young peoples' views and initiatives on a global scale. It brings youth issues to the attention of the community and celebrates the potential o...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 14:32:00 GMT
International Youth Day 2021 - Youth Participate in an Online Symposium On Food Systems
[Government of Mauritius] An Online Symposium on the theme "Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", was organised, today, at Cȏte D'Or National Sports Complex, in the context of International Youth Day 2021. A jo...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 14:29:00 GMT
DPM Obeegadoo Takes Stock of Progress of Works At Pont Atlee
[Government of Mauritius] The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo, effected a site visit, today, at Pont Atlee located along La Brasserie Road. The aim was to take stock of ...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 14:25:09 GMT
Mega Blood Donation in Port-Louis to Help Increase Blood Bank's Supplies
[Government of Mauritius] A Mega Blood Donation, aiming to help the Blood Bank maintain an adequate stock level of blood kick-started, this morning, at the Municipality of Port-Louis. The event is organised by the Social Welfare Division of the Minis...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:57:20 GMT
SADC Ministerial Meeting - Efforts in Mitigating Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic to Be Highlighted By Minister Gan
[Government of Mauritius] The 41st Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government is being held from 09 to 19 August 2021 at the Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe, in the Republic of M...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:40:19 GMT
Milan Meetarbhan - "If it is indeed true that payment of rent for Diego Garcia is now on the table, it will make a denouement even more difficult."
[L'Express] "The US had dismissed the remarks of "an Annexe 7 tribunal" on the MPA and has now dismissed a ruling of the ITLOS on the Chagos. But when an Annexe 7 tribunal rules on Chinese claims over the South China Sea, the US not only accepts the ...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:18:48 GMT
Minister Teeluck Chairs Task Force Meeting On Forthcoming Shrawani Maas Pilgrimage At Grand Bassin
[Government of Mauritius] A ministerial meeting of the Task Force on the forthcoming Shrawani Maas pilgrimage was chaired, this afternoon, by the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, in Port Louis.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:18:48 GMT
New Administrative Headquarters of Flacq District Council to Open in Two Months
[Government of Mauritius] At the site of construction of the new administrative headquarters of Flacq District Council, today, the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo, announced tha...

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:18:48 GMT
Bilateral Relations - Water and Energy At the Heart of the Discussions
[Government of Mauritius] "Two major topics, namely the water sector and the energy sector, which are currently being taken up by teams of the Agence française de développement (AFD) and the Mauritian authorities, were at the heart of discussions t...

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