Local Mauritius

Engen SA acquires Caltex

Engen, a South Africa based petro-chemical company officially announced the acquisition of Chevron and its company Caltex in Mauritius.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Minister Faugoo emphasises importance of wetlands

Mauritius will soon submit a proposal so that a third site, Pointe d’Esny, is registered on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Roussety launches new political party

Forced to resign from his post as chief commissioner and after being made to distance himself from Mouvement Rodriguais (MR), Johnson Rousetty has officially launched his new party, Front Patriotique Rodriguais (FPR).

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Ram Sena in favour of death penalty

The association Ram Sena is in favour of the introduction of death penalty.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Infinity BPO employees begin hunger strike

Thirty employees of Infinity BPO company, who have not been paid for the months of November, December and January, started a hunger strike on Wednesday. About 200 employees protested outside Infinity Tower for two hours on Wednesday morning, asking to meet with the company director Jean Suzanne, who did not show up.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

BEC clears confusion over Bible Knowledge

The Bureau de l’Education Catholique (BEC), in a statement, made an appeal to parents to not confuse ‘religious education’ with ‘teaching of a civilisation’.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Mauritians interested in learning Chinese language

Mandarin is the official language of The People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Singapore. With the recent rise of China as an economic power, Mandarin is now becoming one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Fire at Melrose claims two lives

Eight people were interrogated by the officers of inspector Lollman of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of Quartier Militaire on Wednesday. The investigators are trying to find out the circumstances under which Vandana Ramkelawon, 27, and her seven-year-old son Pritesh Ramkelawon, died in a fire at their house in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

03 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Penalty points to reduce accidents

Motorists will have to be more careful as the driving licence with penalty point system will soon be introduced in Mauritius.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

La Trobe presents CSR programme

Since 2009, the Government of Mauritius has established a policy mandating registered companies to pay two per cent of their book profit towards programmes that contribute to the social and environmental development.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

FSC holds Africa regional meeting from Feb 9-11

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) will host the 26th IOSCO-Africa Middle East Regional Committee (AMERC) meeting from February 9 to 11.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Stiglitz arriving in Mauritius next week

Nobel prize winner and American economist Joseph Stiglitz will deliver a speech at the Swami Vivekanand a International Convention Centre (SVICC),Pailles on February 9.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Japanese buses preferrred by NTC

The National Transport Corporation (NTC) recently acquired 36 new buses of the Nissan brand. The new buses will help reduce expenses related to the repair of buses which are worn out. The old buses will be replaced with new ones that consume lesser diesel.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Charles Ng Cheng Hin sheds light on Chinese culture, astrology

Charles Ng Cheng Hin,former teacher, accountant and president of the Chinese Speaking Association said that the association is very active.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Accused Bhoyroo discharged from hospital, taken back to prison

Diop Bhoyroo, one of the twins charged for possession of a firearm in court, returned to his cell at La Bastille, Phoenix on Tuesday after spending 24 hours in hospital.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Gungah confirms signing of Procedure Agreements

Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms Ashit Gungah confirmed the signing of Procedures Agreements approved by the Employment Relations Act (ERA).

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Court rejects ICAC charges against police officer

Magistrate Azam Neerooa of the Intermediary Court has ruled that the Independent Commission against Corruption could not prove that police officer Jaipraygassen Seeneevassen was guilty.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

TJC follows up on last year’s cases

The Truth and Justice Commission (TJC) is currently following up on the cases that were filed last year. The date for the hearings is yet unknown.

02 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Mauritians in Egypt advised caution

Families of Mauritians living in Egypt are worried over the emerging chaotic situation in Egypt. So far, the protests have been aimed at ousting President Hosni Mubarak and his regime, not against foreigners.

01 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

UNDP to help boost

A workshop on energy efficiency for residential and non-residential building plans will be held at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles on February 2. It will be organised by the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

31 Jan 2011, The Independent Daily