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January 24, 2020

Cabinet Decisions taken on ​24 JANUARY 2020

CABI​NET DECISIONS – 24 JANUARY 2020   1.         Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the mission of the Prime Minister to UK where he attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The objective of the Summit was to showcase opportunities for investment across Africa and expertise which the UK could offer to African countries in different sectors.  The UK Prime Minister pointed out that apart from assisting countries in raising funds for their projects and offering technology of all kinds, the UK had more of the world’s top universities apart from the USA.                The Prime Minister of Mauritius formed part of the Heads of State Panel on “African Growth Oppor ...

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January 17, 2020

Cabinet Decisions taken on ​17 JANUARY 2020

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 17 JANUARY 2020     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change undertaking coastal protection, landscaping and infrastructural works over a stretch of 1.1 kilometre at Providence village, along the Flacq and Mahebourg Coastal Road.  The coastal road at Providence is low-lying and the stone masonry retaining wall on the seaward side has been undermined at several places. With the increasing impacts of climate change, sea level rise and frequent storm surges, the existing infrastructure along the coastal stretch might be further damaged, thereby, rendering access along the shoreline difficult.     ****     2.         Cabinet has taken note of the arr ...

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January 10, 2020

Cabinet Decisions taken on 10 JANUARY 2020

​CABINET DECISIONS – 10 JANUARY 2020   1.         Cabinet has agreed to instructions being conveyed to the Attorney General’s Office for the drafting of the Gender Equality Bill.  The objects of the proposed Bill are, inter alia, to –               (a)       promote, protect and regulate gender equality in public and private spheres;             (b)       eliminate gender-based discrimination, ensure that human rights of men and women are guaranteed and acknowledged in existing as well as the proposed legislation in order to achieve gender equality;   (c)        provide for gender equality principles that aim at reducing socio-economic inequalities so as to achieve substantive equality in all spheres, that is socially, economical ...

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December 27, 2019

Cabinet Decisions taken on 27 DECEMBER 2019

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 27 DECEMBER 2019   1.         Cabinet has agreed to the promulgation of the Light Rail Fares and Light Rail Tickets Regulations 2019 which relate to payment and issuance of tickets through electronic means and provide for offences related to fare evasion.  The Regulations also make provision for the free travel of senior citizens, students and disabled persons on board the light rail.               Cabinet also noted that a two-stage approach would be adopted with regard to the fares, inter alia, to be charged on light rail –               (i)         for adult, Rs 20 for a single-stage trip and Rs 30 for a two-stage trip; and               (ii)        for child, Rs 11 for a single-stage trip and Rs 16 for a ...

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December 20, 2019

Cabinet Decisions taken on 20 DECEMBER 2019

​  CABINET DECISIONS  –  20 DECEMBER 2019     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the recent official visit of the Prime Minister to Rodrigues. During the visit, the ‘Lettre d’intention de financement’ for the construction of a new runway at Plaine Corail Airport was signed by the Chairperson of Airports of Mauritius Ltd, the Island Chief Executive, the Director of Agence Française de Développement, the EU Ambassador and the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Mauritius, in the presence of the Prime Minister and the UN Resident Coordinator. The signing ceremony was followed by the planting of endemic species by the Prime Minister and other dignitaries present, within the compounds of the Airport.                Th ...

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05
Jan
Start Time:Jan 05, 2017

Oil Storage Terminal project will propel Mauritius into next phase of development, says PM

​ Oil Storage Terminal project will propel Mauritius into next phase of development, says PM The Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal (MOST) project will propel Mauritius into the next phase of development and will contribute to transforming the country into a full-fledged maritime hub in the years to come. The Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, made this statement on 27 December 2016 at the laying of foundation stone ceremony of the MOST project in Mer Rouge, Port Louis. He recalled that The MOST project is a testimony of the commitment to implement the Government programme 2015-2019 and the Vision 2030 Economic Mission Statement which aim, amongst others, to transform Port Louis into a lea ...

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12
Dec
Start Time:Dec 12, 2016

Commissioning Ceremony of CGS Victory and 2 Chetak Helicopters

Maritime Surveillance: Mauritius Police Force equipped with new patrol vessel and two Chetak Helicopters As a major step to keep up with the rapid technological advancements in the field of maritime surveillance, a new state-of-the-art ship, CGS Victory, and two Chetak helicopters have been acquired by the Mauritius Police Force/National Coast Guard.  The commissioning ceremony was held on Saturday 10 December 2016 at Quay A in Port Louis in the presence of the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, and the Defence Minister of India, Mr Manohar Parrikar. In his address, the Prime Minister pointed out that the acquisition of CGS Victory is yet another milestone in the country’s long journey ...

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27
Oct
Start Time:Oct 27, 2016

Courtesy Visit by International Committee of the Red Cross delegation

​Mauritius can serve as role model for other countries for its involvement with regards to the issues of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) vis-à-vis the United Nations as well as in the implementation of the IHL.The Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ms Perrine Louart, made this statement on 26th October 2016 following a courtesy visit by her delegation on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, GCSK, KCMG, QC, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.Ms Perrine Louart, expressed satisfaction concerning the discussions on IHL with the Prime Minister during which she underlined that the Government has reiterated its full support to matters related to IHL as w ...

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27
Oct
Start Time:Oct 27, 2016

International Humanitarian Law: Winners of an Essay Competition awarded cash prizes

​ International Humanitarian Law: Winners of an Essay Competition awarded cash prizes A prize giving ceremony to reward winners of an essay competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) organised by the Prime Minister’s Office was held yesterday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Port Louis.   Targeting public officers, the competition was launched in August 2016. A total of six entries were received. The essays were assessed by a panel comprising an Associate Professor from the University of Mauritius, the Regional Legal Advisor of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and a Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and three best essays were chosen. ...

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27
Oct
Start Time:Oct 27, 2016

Signature Ceremony Deed of Concession-Ferme Marine de Mahebourg Limited

​Ocean economy: Signature of three Deeds of Concession for fish farming In line with Government’s strategy to diversify the fisheries sector and develop a strong ocean economy, three Deeds of Concession for fish farming were signed on 18 October 2016 at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. The grant of concession was awarded to Ferme Marine de Mahebourg Ltd.   The signing ceremony was held in the presence of the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth; the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Outer Islands, Mr Premdut Koonjoo; and representatives of Ferme Marine de Mahebourg Ltd. The signatories were the Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Mr Nayen Koo ...

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