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[Government of Mauritius] A Training of Trainers' Programme, under the Youth Empowerment Programme Against Drugs (YEPAD), aimed at engaging community members in the combat against drug scourge, was launched, yesterday, at the Rivière des Anguilles Social Hall.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African Champion and record holder Ferdinand Omanyala now wants to medal at the World Championship and clinch a Commonwealth Games gold after ruling the continent with a title win in Mauritius last week.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- For the fifth time, Kenya finished top of the medal standings at the Africa Senior Athletics Championship which ended in Mauritius on Sunday, after accumulating 23 medals in the five-day Championship.
[The Point] The Gambia and African best female sprinter, Gina Bass won the women's 100m contest at the African Championships in Cote d'Or, Mauritius on Thursday.
[L'Express] Grandissime favori de la première course classique de la saison, ce samedi 11 juin, le coursier de l'écurie Gujadhur a répondu aux attentes en s'imposant au terme d'un bel effort devant son compagnon d'écurie Shah Akbar. Malgré le lourd handicap de 62 kg sur le dos, il a bien allongé ses belles foulées pour offrir une huitième victoire dans cette épreuve à la plus vieille écurie de turf.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- On form Ferdinand Omanyala struck gold number two at the Africa Athletics Championships in Mauritius on Friday afternoon as he anchored the Kenyan 4x100m team to victory.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African Record holder Ferdinand Omanyala finally earned his much-desired major championship title after edging out South African Akani Simbine in a photo finish to clinch the 100m gold title at the Africa Athletics Championship in Mauritius on Thursday.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala will line up from Lane 6 on Thursday afternoon in the final of the men's 100m as he seeks his first ever major title at the Africa Athletics Championship in Mauritius.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Ferdinand Omanyala continued to be peerless at the Africa Athletics Championships in Mauritius, keeping the hunt for gold number one in sight as he sailed into the final of the 100m on Wednesday afternoon.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Anticorruption Court sitting in Milimani has issued an order freezing Sh115 million wired from Mauritius to a Kenyan woman's account.
[Government of Mauritius] The Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, inaugurated, yesterday, a liaison office of the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI) in Rodrigues. The building also houses a branch of the Small Farmers Welfare Fund and the Public Relation Unit of the Commission for Agriculture, Fisheries, Forest and Plant & Animal Quarantine.
[Government of Mauritius] A bicycle riding activity entitled 'Pédaler en sécurité', was held, yesterday, in 20 regions across the island in the context of World Environment Day, observed on 05 June.
[Government of Mauritius] A Medical Screening Exercise was held, today, at the Dame Rosina Henrisson Municipal Multi-Purpose Complex Hall in Les Casernes, Curepipe. This activity was organised by the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity in collaboration with the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF).
[Government of Mauritius] A series of activities to mark World Environment Day (WED) 2022 were launched, this morning, at Phoenix Mall, in the presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano.
[L'Express] We have an internationally recognized garden in Pamplemousses, but it is in a state of neglect that should make us ashamed of ourselves. Its beginning dates back to 1770 during the French period. Governor Mahé de Labourdonnais encouraged its setting up with plants coming from different parts of the world, many of which were brought to Mauritius by Pierre Poivre.
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius received 25 tons of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre. The donation ceremony was held today at the Agricultural Marketing Board in Moka.
[Government of Mauritius] A signature ceremony of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the private clinics in Mauritius was held, yesterday afternoon, in Port Louis, with a view to enabling the referral, to local private health institutions, of complicated cases to be treated in any fields of speciality or sub-speciality, for treatments that are not available in public hospitals.
[Government of Mauritius] The winners of the Energy Efficiency Art competition 2021 for primary and secondary students, organised by the Energy Efficiency Management Office, were awarded prizes by the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr. Joe Lesjongard, during a ceremony held this morning, in Port-Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] The Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a Norwegian tall ship which is on a world tour in a bid to raise awareness on the state of world's oceans, will come to Mauritius on 02 December 2022. As such, the Norwegian Embassy is currently working on a programme involving the Prime Minister's Office for the visit of this tall ship in Port Louis harbour.
[Government of Mauritius] "A series of new regulations, including restrictions on use, sale, importation, manufacturing and distribution of tobacco products, as well as the prohibition for new vendors to operate within a radius of 200 metres around educational, sports and leisure facilities, will be implemented to curb down the number of smokers."
[Government of Mauritius] The Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Mauritius, Mrs Judes E. DeBaere, paid a farewell call, today, on the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, at his office in Port Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] An interactive exhibition focusing on Indo-Mauritian Food Traditions: Continuity and Change was launched, today, by the Chief Guest, Lady Sarojini Jugnauth, at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) in Moka.
[Government of Mauritius] The fifth edition of the bicycle ride activity, 'Pédaler en sécurité' (safe pedalling), organised by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, in the context of World Bicycle Day 2022, will be held on Sunday 05 June 2022 from 0900 hours to 1100 hours in 20 regions across the island, over an average distance of 8 km.
[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Mauritius, Mr Haakon Einang Gram-Johannessen, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, today, at the State House, in Réduit.
[Government of Mauritius] The 2022 Vice President of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) for Africa and the Middle East, Mr. Richard Ojo, met the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun, this morning at the State House, in Réduit.
[Government of Mauritius] Two study reports conducted under the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, were launched, yesterday, at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, in Balaclava.
[Government of Mauritius] The performance of the Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) sector for the first quarter of 2022 was highlighted by the Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, during a press conference held, yesterday, at the seat of the Ministry in Port Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Representative for Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles, Dr Boliko Charles Mbuli, paid a courtesy call, this afternoon, on the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, at the seat of her Ministry, in Port Louis.
[African Arguments] Cost of living protests descended in riots last month. Food and fuel prices are set to rise further.
[L'Express] A semi-literate speaker should walk around with a dictionary. This is not an insult but a helpful suggestion as s/he may need to use it more often than the rest of us. Before deciding that the word "shame" is unparliamentary, for example, flipping through the pages of a dictionary would have yielded the following:
[L'Express] Sowing the seeds of Tyranny
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, proceeded, this afternoon, with the inauguration of two Sub Halls, namely the Railway Square Moka Sub Hall and the Réduit Sub Hall.
[Government of Mauritius] An exhibition entitled, "Sculptures marines - objets de l'homme façonnés par la mer", was launched, this afternoon, at the National History Museum in Mahebourg in the context of the International Museum Day (IMD), observed annually on 18 May. It is open to the public till 15 July 2022.
[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Mauritius, Mr Charles Asuako Owiredu, paid a courtesy call to the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, this afternoon, at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development House, in Phoenix.
[L'Express] "It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so." The hackneyed indictments of the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) for having revoked the banking license of the Bramer Bank Corporation Ltd (BBCL Ltd) in April 2015 under my stewardship have morphed into blistering invectives. Seven years after, the BoM continues to be maligned for the demise of the BAI Group.
[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Mauritius, Mr Charles Asuako Owiredu, met the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, yesterday, in Port-Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] A High-Level stakeholders' meeting for the establishment of a Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy, was held, this morning at Le Meridien in Pointe aux Piments. The initiative is a joint collaboration of the Open University of Mauritius and the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) of South Africa.
[Government of Mauritius] A half-day workshop to mark the first International Day of Women in Maritime under the theme "Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment" was held, yesterday, in Ebène. The objective was to support an accessible and conducive working environment for women in maritime that is enabling, supportive and inclusive.
[Government of Mauritius] The maximal use of e-marketing methods by women cooperative societies to promote the sales of their products was highlighted, today, by the Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah. He was speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop focusing on e-marketing for women cooperative societies at the National Cooperative College (NCC), Bois Marchand, Terre Rouge.
[Government of Mauritius] To mark the International Museum Day 2022, two main activities were held in Port Louis, yesterday, namely the inauguration of a stamps exhibition at the Natural History Museum, and the launching of a brochure and an exhibition on the heroic, mythical and historical figure of Ratsitatanina at the Intercontinental Slavery Museum (ISM). The Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, was present at both events.
[Government of Mauritius] Backup licences for students from the University of Mauritius, the University of Technology, the Open University of Mauritius, the Université des Mascareignes and Polytechnics Mauritius, were handed over to representatives of these universities by Veritas Technologies, today, at the Caudan Arts Centre in Port Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] The prize giving ceremony to reward the winners of the science communication contest, entitled '4-Minute Science', was held, this morning, at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village, in the presence of the Acting Chief Technical Officer of the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mr Ricaud Auckbur; the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Dr Aman Kumar Maulloo; the Regional Manager of the Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mr Norbert Coignet; and other personalities.
[Government of Mauritius] The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) organised, today, at Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle, a workshop focussing on the challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) contractors in the construction sector.
[L'Express] Considering the number of legal, economic and political issues that made the headlines this week, we sit down with Reza Uteem to talk about his take on all of these and the situation in the country in general...
[L'Express] The question was simple, and to any independent observer, totally innocuous! All the leader of the opposition was asking is if we can put an end to foreign workers coming to the island and being eligible to vote after only two years of staying in the country. He also made some suggestions about registering voters and making sure that the now notorious 'computer rooms' are used properly to 'ensure the integrity of the database'.
[Government of Mauritius] As from 19 May 2022, street vendors will no longer be allowed to work at the Ruisseau du Pouce and other nearby temporary markets and will be relocated to the Hawkers' Palace in the Victoria Urban Terminal, in Port Louis.
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy, had pre-budget consultative meetings, this afternoon, in Port Louis, with representatives of the Mauritius Bankers Association, Mauritius Finance, and Insurers' Association.
[Government of Mauritius] Mrs Marie Suzanne Tailly, born in Port Louis on 18 May 1922, celebrated her 100th birthday, today, in Calodyne.
[Government of Mauritius] The Chairperson of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, Mr Joseph Christian Léopold, paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, today, at the State House, in Réduit.
[Government of Mauritius] The Chairperson of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly (RRA), Mr Joseph Christian Léopold, met the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.