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MES to issue certificates, Bunwaree assures students

The Brevet de Technicien Certificate (vocational training certificate) will be awarded only by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES). The assurance was given by the minister of Education and Human Resources Dr Vasant Bunwaree at a press conference on Thursday following several working sessions with representatives of the ministry, Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD), [...]

03 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

Court ruling on bail motion on Friday

Bernard Maigrot’s stay in the police cell hinges on the ruling of senior magistrate Sheila Bonomally. This will be announced on Friday. Both the defendant and prosecution parties made their submission to the magistrate following which she adjourned the session. Monday marked one week since Maigrot was arrested on May 23 by the Central Criminal [...]

31 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Jaysen Arumugum on top of the world

Jaysen Arumugum, the young British mountaineer of Mauritian origin, reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday. This was confirmed on his blog. Arumugum began his journey on April 2 and after 55 days he finally reached the top of Mount Everest. His journey was full of obstacles like bad weather on May 8 when [...]

27 May 2011, The Independent Daily

World Bank officials to help improve civil services

A delegation comprising five representatives from the World Bank (WB) and the Commonwealth Secretariat is currently in Mauritius for a week. The delegation aims to gather information to assist the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms to formulate a new reform strategy in the public service. On Wednesday, representatives of the delegation met permanent [...]

26 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Maigrot in police custody until May 26

Bernard Maigrot, the prime suspect in the high profile murder case of 32-year-old stylist Vanessa Lagesse, was arrested by the police on Monday. He will remain under police custody till May 26 when the bail motion filed by his lawyers Gavin Glover, Yves Hein and Ivan Collendavelloo will be debated. However, police officers have already [...]

23 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Juggoo presents progress report

Kalyanee Juggoo, MP for constituency no 4 (Port Louis North/ Long Mountain), presented her achievements on May 18 at Sterling House, Port Louis. She stated that she brought development, hope and relief for the inhabitants of her constituency from 2005 to 2010. She added that she has received the support of the government and the [...]

21 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Contribution of women entrepreneurs recognised

Mauritius is committed to promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship for broader economic progress. In this regard, Mauritian women entrepreneurs will have a unique opportunity to interact with their counterparts from other countries from May 25 to 28. This will be possible through the annual meeting of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), which will be [...]

19 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Government valuer allowed to moonlight

Yodhun Bissessur, government chief valuer, is allowed private practices against remuneration as long as there is no conflict of interest and the work is carried outside his normal working hours. This moonlighting practice is in line with PRB report, pointed out the minister of Finance and Economic Development Pravind Jugnauth on Tuesday in reply to [...]

18 May 2011, The Independent Daily

EIILM University hosts creative living workshop

The Mauritius branch of Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) launched a week-long creative living workshop at Ebène on Monday. Among those present were minister of Tertiary Education Rajesh Jeetah and minister of Foreign Affairs Arvin Boolell. A series of events will take place during the whole week. The workshops through the week [...]

17 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Dulthumun elected to 4th term as MSDTF president

On Sunday, Somduth Dulthumun, leader of Trishul Group, won the election for a three-year mandate and is the new president of the Mauritius Sanathan Dharma Temples Federation (MSDTF). It is for the fourth time that Dulthumun has been voted president of the MSDTF. He won 301 votes against Ramdhean Rajendra, the only candidate elected from [...]

16 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Mauritian hopes to conquer Everest

Friday, May 13 was Jaysen Arumugum’s 42nd day on his 69-day Everest quest. The British mountaineer of Mauritian origin is hoping to conquer the world’s highest peak between May 18 and 30. Arumugum, 34, decided to take up the challenge on February 7, but began his journey on April 2. If successful, he will be [...]

14 May 2011, The Independent Daily

World Bank expert holds meet on economic growth

The University of Mauritius (UOM) and the World Bank (WB) office on the island organised a public seminar on the theme ‘The pursuit of inclusive economic growth: Equality of opportunity’ on Tuesday at UOM, Réduit. The seminar was hosted by Marcelo Giugale, director of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network for Africa at World Bank [...]

11 May 2011, The Independent Daily

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Some 150 students from Emmanuel Anquetil primary school at Roche Bois took part in a recreational and educational day at Casela Nature Park on Friday. The activity is an initiative of Holcim (Mauritius) Ltd and was aimed at providing the students with an opportunity to better understand the importance of habitat for sustainable development. The [...]

07 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Parliament to focus on e-voting system

The Opposition has submitted some 50 parliamentary questions for the next sitting. Of these, a dozen are addressed to Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam. Issues to be raised include the code of conduct for parliamentarians, the gunshot that was fired on May 1, the impact of the National Aids Committee’s work, the code of ethics [...]

05 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Charcoal burning kills newborn, father

Bharath Bissoonauth, 32, and his four-day-old baby girl died at l’Esperence, Quartier Militaire, on Tuesday after inhaling smoke from a stove. The man’s mother, Gunrabawtee Bissoonauth, lit the stove on Monday night following a custom in the family to keep the newborn child and the mother warm. She made the tragic discovery when she visited [...]

04 May 2011, The Independent Daily

PM to convey ‘important message’ on Sunday

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, deputy prime minister, minister of Energy and Public Utilities Rashid Beebeejaun, Mouvement Socialiste Mauricien (MSM) leader Pravind Jugnauth and the leader of the Parti Mauricien Social Democrate (PMSD) Xavier-Luc Duval will address the crowd at Alliance de l’Avenir’s rally at the Vacoas bus station on Sunday. The PM is expected [...]

30 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Patil conquers heart

She came, she saw and she conquered. This three-part-sentence, often quoted, best describes the five-day state visit by the Indian President Pratibha Patil. She left the country on Thursday aboard Air India which took off at 1.45 pm on Thursday after the visit from April 24-28. Upon her arrival at the foyer of the VIP [...]

29 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – Jeudi 28/04/11

Title: JT de 19h30 Channel: MBC 1 Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2011-04-28 End Time: 20:10

28 Apr 2011, MBC

India committed to security of Mauritius

Mauritius, which has neither land, sea, nor air armed forces, can count on friendly countries such as India for its security. The assurance was given by Indian President Pratibha Patil who is on a five-day state visit here. Aware that piracy in the Indian Ocean has adverse impact on countries in the region, she said [...]

26 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – Lundi 25/04/11

Title: JT de 19h30 Channel: MBC 1 Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2011-04-25 End Time: 20:25

25 Apr 2011, MBC