Headlines Mauritius

PM eyes free trade area between island, Congo

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam wants to develop a free trade area between the Republic of Congo and Mauritius to strengthen South-South cooperation. The PM was speaking at a banquet organised in honour of the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou -N’guesso. This was held at the Swami Vivekananda Conference Centre, Pailles, on [...]

11 Jul 2011, The Independent Daily

SBM offers 100 scholarships to needy students

As part of its corporate social responsibility programme, State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) launched the second edition of the SBM Scholarship Scheme for bright but needy students. The scholarships will be given to students to pursue higher studies in tertiary institutions in Mauritius recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission. This was announced at a press [...]

09 Jul 2011, The Independent Daily

Infinity liquidator builds case against Barclays, Datamatics

Roger Boodhna, the liquidator of Infinity BPO, plans to take legal action against Barclays Leasing and Datamatics Communication in the commercial court on Wednesday. This he will do under Article 313 of the Insolvency Act in order to recover the money that these two companies received from the former call centre from 2009 to January [...]

02 Jul 2011, The Independent Daily

Bunwaree to sue MITD union leader

Minister of Education and Human Resources Dr Vasant Bunwaree intends to sue Union of Staff of Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) president Sanjay Raggoo following comments Raggoo made against him on a private radio station. The minister, who was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, intends to lodge a complaint in court [...]

30 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Sugar per ton to fetch more to producers

According to the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate (MSS), the sugar producers will be paid Rs 15,000 per tonne of sugar this year as Mauritius shifts to exporting refined sugar. The new price is significantly higher than the price from the previous harvest. When the European Union cut its guaranteed price for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) [...]

28 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Police save suicidal man near bridge

A man residing in Moka tried to commit suicide at Colville Deverell bridge on Sunday afternoon. The man, who was trying to jump from the bridge, had already stepped over the rail when police officials arrived. The policemen were able to persuade him from committing suicide and rushed him to Brown Sequard Hospital, where he [...]

27 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

MCB awards scholarships to four Rodriguans

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) awarded four scholarships to Rodriguan students at the MCB head office, Port Louis, on Friday through the MCB Rodrigues scholarship scheme. The four students are currently following their degree courses at the University of Mauritius (UoM), Réduit.Other prizes were also offered to the students in the presence of representatives of [...]

25 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Dam to be built on Riv du Poste

Deputy prime minister Dr Rashid Beebeejaun, announced the construction of a dam on Riviere du Poste, which will feed the Mare aux Vacoas reservoir. The announcement was made during a site visit to Mare aux Vacoas on Thursday. Beebeejaun said, “We set up a temporary dam here last month. Around 6,000 metre cubes of water [...]

24 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – Mercredi 22/06/11

Title: JT de 19h30 Channel: MBC 1 Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2011-06-22 End Time: 20:15

22 Jun 2011, MBC

Nation dribbles with hockey

Field hockey is finding its way into the country thanks to the Hockey Foundation of Mauritius which is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Speaking to The Independent, project initiator Raj Nijhawan said he was proud to bring hockey to Mauritius where the sport is little known. Indian striker Deepak Thakur [...]

18 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – Vendredi 17/06/11

Title: JT de 19h30 Channel: MBC 1 Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2011-06-17 End Time: 20:15

17 Jun 2011, MBC

Simply Yaadein gets new co-host

The show ‘Simply Yaadein’ has welcomed a new co-host, Yusuf Soobraty. The show is hosted by Chandini Ramjutun every Friday after 8 pm. Soobraty takes over from the former co-host Eshan Murtooza. ‘Simply Yaadein’ is a show that airs old songs and is like a “flashback souvenir”. Commenting on her new co-host and the show, [...]

17 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

PM slams ‘lame duck’ units

There is no place for lame duck institutions. They have to be phased out, said the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam at the official opening ceremony of the Mauritius International Investment Forum (MIIF) held on Wednesday at Intercontinental Resort hotel, Balaclava. “There are no sacred cows. Those who do not perform must expect to be [...]

16 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – mardi 14/06/11

Title: JT de 19h30Channel: MBC1Start Time: 19:30Date: 2011-06-14End Time: 20:15

14 Jun 2011, MBC

Singaporeans to address water crisis

Experts of the Singapore Public Utilities Board are expected in Mauritius in two weeks time. This was announced by deputy prime minister Dr Rashid Beebeejaun on Monday in Port Louis, a ministry official said. As mentioned earlier, the government is envisaging a complete reform of the water sector. Following the visit of Prime Minister Dr [...]

14 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Sugar industry at forefront of economic progress: PM

The sugar industry has been at the forefront of the national development. The contribution of sugar industry in developing the country should not be forgotten. It is through this industry that we have been able to move forward. It is due to this industry that other sectors such as tourism and textile have become the [...]

13 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Chellum calls for hike in repo rate

Jayen Chellum, president of the ACIM (Mauritian Consumers Association), is urging the governor of the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) Rundheersing Bheenick to increase the repo rate by 100 points in order to contain inflation rate. The new repo rate, which was last increased by 50 basis points, will be announced by the Monetary Policy Committee [...]

11 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Singapore keen to tap

On the third day of his official visit, Monday, the President of Singapore, S R Nathan kept a busy schedule. Speaking at the banquet hosted in his honour by Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam and his wife Veena, he highlighted the similarities between the two nations. As hubs of their respective regions, Singapore and Mauritius [...]

07 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Nathan given red carpet welcome

Singapore President Sellapan Ramanathan Nathan, popularly known as S R Nathan was welcomed at the airport on Saturday afternoon with honours that included a 21-gun salute and red-carpet greeting. Nathan, his wife Urmila and several officials and businessmen were received by Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, his wife Veena, cabinet members, Opposition leader Paul Bérenger [...]

06 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Infrastructure plan to be ready by September

The country will need Rs 250 billion for infrastructure projects over the next 10 years through public-private partnership. This was announced by minister of Finance and Economic Development Pravind Jugnauth at a workshop on the National Infrastructure Investment Plan (NIIP) at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Hall, Port Louis on Friday. “It is crucial that the government [...]

04 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily