CABINET DECISIONS - 21 JULY 2017
1. Cabinet has agreed to pilgrims proceeding on Hadj 2017 being exempted from the payment of the Terminal Expansion Fee and the Passenger Solidarity Fee, in addition to the Passenger Service Charge and the Passenger Fee.
2. Cabinet has taken note that, as announced in Budget Speech 2017-2018, the Data Protection Act 2004 would be overhauled with a view to aligning it with current technological and other advancements, and relevant international standards, namely the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (commonly known as the GDPR), and the European Convention for Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Dat
CABINET DECISIONS - 14 JULY 2017
1. Cabinet has taken note of the Schemes that would be managed by the Cooperative Development Fund, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, to assist cooperatives societies, namely -
(a) the Upgrading of Cooperative Societies Scheme to provide assistance for the purchase of equipment and other relevant tools; the promotion of bio and green products, eco-packaging, quality and attractive labelling, barcode certification and value-added activities; and the provision of consultancy services;
(b) the Scheme for Market Fair for Cooperative Societies to provide assistance for the organisation of market fairs;
CABINET DECISION – 10 JULY 2017
Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Economic Development Board Bill into the National Assembly. The objects of the Bill are to consolidate, reform and streamline the law relating to investments and promotion, and provide for the setting up of the Economic Development Board as a body corporate, which shall, inter alia, –
(a) provide strong institutional support for strategic economic planning and ensure greater coherence and effectiveness in economic policy formulation;
(b) promote Mauritius as an attractive investment and business centre, a competitive export platform, and an international financial centre; and
CABINET DECISIONS – 7 JULY 2017
1. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the participation of the Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The theme of the Summit was “Harnessing Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”. The Assembly examined, among others, reports on peace and security in Africa, terrorism and violent extremism, progress made on the continental free trade area, reform of the Security Council, and implementation of Agenda 2063.
In his intervention on the theme, the Prime Minister underscored the measures that have been taken for the holistic development of Youth, particularl
CABINET DECISION – 3 JULY 2017
At a Special Meeting on 3 July 2017 and under the chair of the Hon I. L. Collendavelloo, GCSK, SC, Acting Prime Minister, Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill into the National Assembly. The Bill provides for the implementation of the measures announced in Budget Speech 2017-2018 and its Annex, and for matters connected, consequential or incidental thereto, and amends 59 enactments.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius The Hon Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH
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