Mauritius to present Chagos Archipelago issue at the UN General Assembly

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth will present the Chagos Archipelago issue at the UN General Assembly Summit on Refugees and Migrants, to be held in New York on September 19. Speaking in Port-Louis, the Mauritian capital, Jugnauth expressed his determination … Read More

Mauritius: ‘Climate change threatens Mauritius capacity to meet SDGs’

Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Raj Dayal said Monday that climate change is threatening the island nation’s capacity to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at an inception workshop on the formulation of Intended … Read More

Mauritius-Ile Maurice : ”White-collar criminals should be prosecuted’

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Amid growing cases of white-collar crimes in the world, there is the need to prosecute those who commit such crimes, which feed into more serious crimes, according to the World President of the Association of Chartered … Read More

Mauritius: HIV-positive Cameroonian student lives in nightmare in Mauritius

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A young Cameroonian female student who is to be deported from Mauritius because of her HIV-positive status on Friday took the matter to the Supreme Court in a bid to have the decision from the Passport … Read More

Mauritius: Former PM granted bail over money laundering charges

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Former Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, who is facing two charges of complicity to commit a crime and money laundering, was granted bail Saturday evening by a Court in Port-Louis. Ramgoolam was arrested Friday afternoon by … Read More

Mauritius celebrates 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery

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Le Morne, Mauritius (PANA) – Speaking at a ceremony marking the 180th anniversary of the Abolition of slavery,  Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, said on Sunday that the government will soon introduce a Marshall Plan to combat poverty and … Read More

Ethiopia: Mauritius deports AU official for visiting Ebola-affected West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – An African Union (AU) official has filed a complaint against Mauritius for harassment and deportation, following his ordeal during a recent trip to Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. The top AU Commission Departmental Planning Expert, … Read More

Mauritius: Free WIFI Zones installed over Mauritius

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius has installed over 170 free Wireless Internet Fidelity (WIFI) zones across the island, in a bid to improve the quality of life of the population. Mauritian Information and Communication Technology Minister Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, said … Read More

Mauritius: Mauritian PM urges African leaders to set up transparent legal structures

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has urged African leaders to follow the example of Mauritius by setting up in their respective countries transparent legal structures to ensure investments. The Mauritian Premier made the call in his … Read More

Mauritius: Mauritius to export doctors to other parts of Africa

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Flic en Flac, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo says the government is considering the export of doctors to Africa given the significant number of doctors graduating every year in the island. Speaking on Wednesday at the opening … Read More

Mauritius: Govt urged to freeze relations with Israel over ‘aggression’

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A Mauritian political party, ‘Lalit’, and the NGO Centre Idrice Goomany called Monday on the Mauritian Government to freeze diplomatic and commercial relations with Israel ‘because of its aggressive campaign against Hamas and the Palestinians since July … Read More

Mauritius: New sugar price threaten Mauritian sugar industry

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The newly-announced price of sugar in the European market threatens the production of the commodity in Mauritius, where it contributes 6 per cent to the economy and is very important in the production of renewable energy, … Read More

Mauritius: First Solar Cooperative Farm launched

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The People’s Cooperative Renewable Energy (PCRE) Wednesday launched the first solar cooperative farm in Mauritius, on the occasion of the country’s 46th Independence anniversary. The cooperative society consists of some 150 citizens, small … Read More

Mauritius: Mauritian President criticises EU

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Mont Ida, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag has sharply criticised the plan by the European Union (EU) to abolish the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) sugar quota regime from 2017, saying the affected countries will survive despite the … Read More

Mauritius: Authorities award 20 scholarships to African students

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius has awarded 20 scholarships, at tertiary level, to African students from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Namibia in 2013. An official communiqué published Saturday morning said the aim of the … Read More