Headlines Mauritius

Unionists apprehensive of tripartite meetings

Negotiations on amendments to the two labour laws, namely the Employment Rights Act and the Employment Relations Act, have begun. The majority of union members are showing a certain distrust concerning the tripartite meetings to be held soon at the National Tripartite Forum (NTF). Many unionists are still disgruntled over the meeting in 2010, where [...]

23 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Ramgoolam promises revelations on May Day

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam requested the population to give him more mandates to allow him transform the country into a modern state with development all across the island. He also announced that he would make some “groundbreaking” revelations on Labour Day. The PM was speaking at the inauguration of the Gros Bois-Mare d’Albert Link [...]

21 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Choonee pushes for Black River Gorges as UNESCO WHS

Mauritius has received UNESCO’s nod to nominate the Black River Gorges on World Heritage Site list. If it meets all the criteria, it will become the third World Heritage Site (WHS) in the country. The announcement was made by the minister of Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choonee. The minister was speaking at the first official [...]

19 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

PM condemns ‘vile’ attacks

During the inauguration of the Coastal Surveillance Radar System at Les Salines, Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam said that there is a vile and malicious campaign being orchestrated against aid provided by India to Mauritius. The coastal project is financed by the Indian government at a cost of Rs 98.6 million. Dr Ramgoolam said that [...]

16 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

JT de 19h30 – vendredi 15/04/11

Title: JT de 19h30Channel: MBC 1Start Time: 19:30Date: 2011-04-15End Time: 20:15

15 Apr 2011, MBC

JT de 19h30 – mardi 12/04/11

Title: JT de 19h30Channel: MBC1Start Time: 19:30Date: 2011-04-12End Time: 20:15

12 Apr 2011, MBC

Buy local: Ramgoolam’s mantra for hotel industry

The government wishes to bridge the gap between towns and villages. Setting sights on a village development campaign, the Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam called for hotels to buy local products and produce. Speaking at the launch of the Sofitel So Mauritius hotel at Bel Ombre on Friday, the PM said that the betterment of all [...]

09 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Bodha ponders access fee to small islands

Accesss to Ile aux Cerfs and Trou Viré islands will soon become payable. The announcement was made by the minister of Tourism Nando Bodha at a press conference in Port Louis on Thursday. Visitors will be charged a fee of Rs 10 to meet the cost of management and security. The pilot project will eventually [...]

08 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Ramgoolam cautions against anti-patriotism

On the occasion of Ugadi, the Telegu New Year on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam appealed to the people of Mauritius to beware of anti-patriotic traps that are meant to divide the population. He was speaking at the celebrations held at the auditorium of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGICIC) in Phoenix. [...]

05 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Telegus welcome new year today

The Telegu community will celebrate Ougadi across the island on Monday. According to Sanjiva Narasimba Appadoo , this marks the beginning of a new era. A famous mathematician named Shri Bhaaskara tried to make a calendar based on the Gregorian calendar into a ‘panchagam’ which is the almanac of the Telegu year, that is Ougadi. [...]

04 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Soodhun lauds MEXA’s input

In his address to the annual general assembly of Mauritius Export Association (MEXA), minister of Industry and Commerce Showkutally Soodhun did not mince his words regarding the performance of Enterprise Mauritius. He said he intended reviewing the entire set up, going as far as showing the exit door to those who cannot deliver the goods. [...]

01 Apr 2011, The Independent Daily

Vanilla to be highest foreign exchange earner

Minister of Tourism and Leisure Nando Bodha said that the Vanilla Islands project could be the country’s main source of foreign currency. He was speaking at a press meet attended by Seychelles tourism board deputy CEO Elsia Grandcourt and Madagascar tourism office director Joel Randriamandrato in Port Louis on Wednesday. The project involves Mauritius, Madagascar, [...]

31 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

Petrol prices drop, albeit temporarily

Despite the fact that international oil prices have continued to soar over the past few months, the government has decided to temporarily reduce charge in the petroleum price structure. This announcement was made by the minister of Finance and Economic Development, Pravind Jugnauth at the parliamentary session held on Tuesday. The minister also held a [...]

30 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

Standard IV lessons to integrate whiteboards

Some 8,000 classrooms in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Agalega will soon be equipped with interactive whiteboards. The whiteboards will be used as a teaching tool for Standard IV students. The first shipment containing around 370 interactive whiteboards from France will reach Mauritius in the next few days. A senior officer from the Ministry of Education and [...]

29 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

MBC to air more local programmes

Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) director Dan Callikan has said that the national broadcasting station wants to be closer to the people through its locally produced programmes. Speaking at a press conference at Moka on March 25, Callikan presented several television programmes produced locally by MBC journalists and freelance presenters in collaboration with the private sector [...]

28 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

US embassy hosts Fresco contest

On the occasion of Independence Day celebrations, the US embassy hosted a fresco contest at the Company Garden in Port Louis. Four local artistes, Thierry Permal, Emilien Jubeau, Wesley David and Kewin Kotadoo, took part in the fresco titled, Marche vers L’avenir (March towards the future). Meanwhile, the musicians of the US Naval Force Europe [...]

26 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

Committee set up to improve civil service

The minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Ashit Gungah, held a consultative meeting with Permanent Secretaries and Supervising Officers of different ministries on Thursday. “The importance of this meeting is to know what we can do to make the civil service better, thus making it more effective and efficient,” said Gungah. He added, “Hence, [...]

25 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

PM announces four new campuses

Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam, who was speaking at the inauguration of the Charles Telfair Institute (CTI) in Moka on Wednesday, recalled that many experts in Mauritius were against Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam’s project of setting up a university in Mauritius. “Experts look at the profitability of a venture and not at the long term vision. [...]

24 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

MedPoint in Parliament

MedPoint clinic was the subject of intense debate in National Assembly on Tuesday. In reply to the private notice question, Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam rejected the idea of setting up a select committee to investigate government acquisition of the clinic. He gave three reasons. There was an on going inquiry by the Independent Commission Against [...]

23 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

London Olympics not just about sports

In less than 500 days from now the world will be watching as the opening ceremony sets the stage for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. We want to connect Britain one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting countries with people across the globe. And we want Mauritius to be a part of it. [...]

22 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily