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December 01, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 1 DECEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 1 DECEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Additional Remuneration and Other Allowances (2018) Bill into the National Assembly. The Bill provides for the payment of an additional remuneration to employees of the private sector with effect from 1 January 2018, as follows –   Full-Time Employees   Additional remuneration per month 360 rupees per month   Part-Time Employees   Monthly basic wage or salary         Additional remuneration per month   Up to 10,000 rupees                           3.6 per cent rounded up to the next rupee Above 10,000 rupees                         360 rupees   The Bill also provides for the payment of an allowance to certain categories of em ...

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November 17, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 17 NOVEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 17 NOVEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Mauritius Institute of Health (Amendment) Bill into the National Assembly.  The object of the Bill is to amend the Mauritius Institute of Health Act to review and update the role of the Institute in line with emerging challenges in the area of medical and health training.   *****   2.         Cabinet has taken note that the Measuring the Information Society Report 2017, published by the International Telecommunication Union, has ranked Mauritius 72nd in the ICT Development Index, as compared to 75th in 2016.  Mauritius still ranks 1st in Africa.  The annual report presents a global and regional overview of the latest developments regar ...

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November 10, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 10 NOVEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 10 NOVEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the representations made for the review of the eligibility criteria and conditions for the payment of the Negative Income Tax, and agreed to the following new criteria -   (a)       An employee earning a monthly basic salary of up to Rs9,900 will be eligible to the payment of the Negative Income Tax, provided his total monthly earnings, excluding travelling and end-of-year bonus, do not exceed Rs20,000.             (b)       The net income, excluding dividend and interest, of an employee’s spouse should not exceed Rs390,000 in the current year.   (c)        An employee should work for a minimum of 24 hours over at least 3 days in a week.   (d)       ...

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November 03, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 3 NOVEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 3 NOVEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that the World Bank in its Report Doing Business 2018: Reforming to create jobs has ranked Mauritius 25th in the world, as compared to 49th in the previous Report, i.e., first in Africa.   ***   2.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Small and Medium Enterprises Bill into the National Assembly.  The object of the Bill is to repeal and replace the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority Act by a modern, more business friendly and appropriate legislative framework for the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector. The Bill makes provision for, inter alia, a Registrar of Small and Medium Enterprises, who would be responsible for the regist ...

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October 26, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 26 OCTOBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 26 OCTOBER 2017       1.            Cabinet has taken note that, in the context of the Metro Express Project, the Barkly Sport Complex would be relocated adjacent to the existing market fair. The Complex would also comprise, a volleyball cum basketball pitch, a mini soccer pitch and a green space.   ***   2.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill into the National Assembly.  The object of the Bill is to amend the Copyright Act in order to, inter alia, –               (a)       make provisions regarding phonograms;               (b)       increase the length of the duration of copyright;               (c)        make better provisions in relation to the payment of ...

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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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