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MauBank unveiled : SMEs to get much awaited lifeline

The banking sector has a newcomer, MauBank, born from the merger between the National Commercial Bank (former Bramer Bank) and the Mauritius Post & Cooperative Bank (MPCB). The new entity was officially launched on Thursday at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles by the Minister of Finance and…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Progress of sugar cane harvest

Sugar Cane harvest is expected to be completed by the end of December 2015. In his reply to MP Rajesh Bhagwan, the Minister of Agro-Industry Mahen Seeruttun has reassured Parliament that “as per the milling programme, the harvest is expected to be completed by the end of December 2015.” He…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

National Assembly : Fuel prices at the centre of debates

During the session of the National Assembly, held on Tuesday 15 September, the Leader of the Opposition set his Private Notice Question on the cost structure of petroleum products by the State Trading Corporation. Also on the agenda was the First Reading of the Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill, second reading…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Breast Cancer : The number one killer

Shamima Patel-Teeluck was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March 2010. However, the active and bold woman took the bulls by the horns and decided not to let the illness take over. She is the President of Breast Cancer Care. “I immediately took the decision to go for a left breast…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Minister Bhadain and auditor KPMG clash over BAI

KPMG, auditor of BAI and its subsidiaries, got into a standoff with Minister of Financial Services, Roshi Bhadain. The financial responsibility of KPMG vis-à-vis investors in the ‘Super Cash Back Gold Scheme (SCBG) is at the centre of the clash.

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

SAJ receives Lifetime Achievement Award

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, by the Minister of Environment Raj Dayal, at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Bell Village, on Wednesday 16 September. The award presented is in recognition of the promotion of environmental and ozone layer protection in the context…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Dawood Rawat tries to stop sale of his house

The Chairman Emeritus of British American Investment Group (BAI), Dawood Rawat, fears that two of his properties, his home in Floreal and his bungalow at La Preneuse, will be put on sale. He demanded the Bankruptcy Division of the Supreme Court to grant him leave for a judicial review. His…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Chevening Scholarships 2015 awards

Six Mauritian professionals have been chosen for the 2015 Chevening Scholarships by the British High Commission. The scholarship is awarded to talented professionals who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders across a wide range of fields. It is fully funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and covers one…

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

British FBI investigates on Navin Ramgoolam

The National Crime Agence, also known as the British FBI, wants to speed the investigation it has launched on former Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam. The Agency seeks to find out whether there has been any money laundering activity on British soil.

18 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

News On Sunday celebrates 1000th Edition

This week, your favourite weekly News on Sunday celebrates its 1000th Edition. Some well-known figures share their appreciation of News On Sunday.

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

High Powered Committee

The first meeting of the joint government/private sector High Powered Committee (HPC) was held at the Swami Vivekananda Convention Centre, Pailles, on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth. This first meeting aims to eliminate administrative bottlenecks and create a firm foundation for jobs creation…

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

The importance of role models

Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama and Albert Einstein. These three world-renowned personalities do not have much in common, you might say. However, through their actions, achievements and teachings, they have become the source of inspiration of millions of persons throughout the globe. Their lives have inspired others to take ownership of…

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Any person can import live cattle for Eid Ul Adha

In reply to a question put to him by opposition MP Ameer Meea on the import of live cattle, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ashit Gunga, indicated that any person may import live cattle for the purpose of Eid Ul Adha Festival or any other purpose. This follows the…

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Domaines Les Pailles not for sale

During Tuesday’s sitting of the National Assembly, opposition MP Aadil Ameer Meea wanted to have detailed information on the current financial status of the Domaine Les Pailles and whether the complex is up for sale. In his reply, the Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraido reaffirmed that “Government’s intention is to not…

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Hajj 2015: 1,058 pilgrims will travel to Mecca

Fareed Jaunbocus, Board Member of the Islamic Cultural Centre, announced that 1,058 pilgrims will travel to Mecca this year. During a press conference held on Wednesday, he also warned all operators against non-compliance with contracts.

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

SME Bank will not see daylight

The SME bank, as announced in the Budget, will not see daylight. The Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo revealed at the National Assembly on Tuesday that government has decided to create a department instead of an SME Bank as the State already has two banks (MPCB and NCB) with the necessary…

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Chagos Archipelago

A meeting of the Committee on Chagos Archipelago was held on 4 September 2015 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

11 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Does capitalism cause poverty?

Capitalism gets blamed for many things nowadays: poverty, inequality, unemployment, even global warming. As Pope Francis said in a recent speech in Bolivia: “This system is by now intolerable: farm workers find it intolerable, labourers find it intolerable, communities find it intolerable, peoples find it intolerable. The earth itself –…

05 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Mauritians around the world

Many Mauritian young professionals are shining abroad. They are working in really big firms. This week, we are heading to different countries searching for these young talents. Settling down in foreign lands is not easy, but still some have achieved this feat. Let’s make the move to London, Singapore and…

05 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

Who will suffer most from climate change ?

A few years ago, Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in Bihar, India, one of the most flood-prone regions of the country. All of them were extremely poor and depended on the rice they grew to feed and support their families. When the monsoon rains arrived…

05 Sep 2015, Le Defi News on Sunday

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