Dr Navin Ramgoolam Mauritius

Ramgoolam looks at long term, stresses unity within team

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam said that he intends to complete his term with the same alliance partner, Xavier Duval’s Parti mauricien social Démocrate.Addressing a press meet at the Treasury Building here on Friday after the budget, he said: “It is a solidarity budget based on a long-term vision which shows that the government continues [...]

05 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

256 cases of police brutality reported in 2010

MP Aurore Perraud questioned the Prime Minister on the number of police brutality complaints received since 2009. In his reply, Dr Navin Ramgoolam informed the house that in 2009, 256 cases were reported, in 2010, 262 cases were recorded and till June 17 this year, 116 cases were known. The PM said that out of [...]

22 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Reshuffle remains PM’s prerogative

The Labour Party (PTr) member Reza Issack has raised a political tempest by stating that in all likelihood the cabinet was going to be reshuffled after Labour Day. He is the sole member to make such a statement which has created a sense of unesiness inside the Alliance de l’Avenir. Some ministers who were aware [...]

26 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Minors travelling to Rodrigues need ID

Various issues were raised during the parliamentary sitting on Tuesday, including measures to reinforce border control, and the construction of new police stations in regions that have none. Identity cards for minors travelling to Rodrigues As part of the implementation of the New Border Control System, the Passport and Immigration Office has introduced a new [...]

06 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Nation bids goodbye to Christian Rivalland

Christian Rivalland, an intellectual and a man of integrity, died last Friday at the age of 68 in South Africa. The former campaign manager of Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam died following a heart attack. Many of his friends came to pay their last respects at the Church of St Jean on Thursday afternoon. Emotions [...]

04 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

High level of efficiency expected from customs

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam made an appeal to customs officers to demonstrate their highest performance and to act in a professional manner as they are the first line of control to protect society from malpractices.

25 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

PM to convert island into garden city state

The government is currently undertaking infrastructural projects amounting to Rs 14.1 billion till 2013, said Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam at the inauguration of the Triolet Bypass. The head of the government declared that these infrastructural projects are in line with the vision of transforming Mauritius into a ‘garden city state’.

23 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Ramgoolam to fight till end for Chagos islands

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, while speaking about the party's struggles also touched upon present issue. He pointed out that people have forgotten that Chagos was excised well before Mauritius gained independence.

19 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Nelson Mandela centre to preserve Afro-creole culture

With the objective to promote and preserve the African and Creole arts and culture the Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture will be inaugurated on February 20 by the Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam at La Tour Koenig.

17 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily