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March 24, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 24 MARCH 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS - 24 MARCH 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the Mauritius National Export Strategy Document.  The document focuses on seven priority sectors comprising Fisheries and Aquaculture, Processed Food, Cultural Tourism, Financial Services, Software Development, Medical Devices and Jewellery, and cross-sectoral themes, namely SME Internationalisation, Skills Development, Branding, Innovation and Institutional Alignment. A dedicated Strategy has been defined for Rodrigues due to its specific development challenges. The Strategy document charts out a strategic direction for export consolidation and diversification by leveraging on enhanced synergies among institutions through the adoption of a holistic approach to ...

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March 17, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 17 MARCH 2017

​  CABINET DECISIONS - 17 MARCH 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that, with a view to stimulating economic growth and job creation through tourism and business investment, the Passport Regulations 1969 would be amended to provide for -               (a)       nationals of Benin, Georgia and Ukraine to be exempted from visa to enter Mauritius, on a reciprocal basis, provided they meet the usual immigration requirements; and               (b)       nationals of Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam to be issued a 60-day visa on arrival. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade would approach the authorities of those countries to extend the same facilities, on a reciprocal ...

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March 09, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 9 MARCH 2017

​ CABINET DECISIONS – 9 MARCH 2017     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the setting up of an Oracle Centre of Excellence within the National ICT Training Centre Ltd (ICT Academy) at Ebène.  The Centre would provide training in Oracle based products under the Oracle Workforce Development Programme, as well as arrange for job placement.  The Academy would also work with public tertiary education institutions, including the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development, and eventually the Polytechnics, as well as professionals in ICT.   ****   2.         Cabinet has taken note of the status in the implementation of the Government Medical Insurance Scheme in the Civil Service as recommended in PRB Report 2016. The terms and condition ...

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March 03, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 3 MARCH 2017

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 3 MARCH 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the visit of the Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, to Rodrigues in the context of the pre-budget consultations. He had discussions with the Chief Commissioner and the Commissioners who have made a number of proposals, including amendments to the Rodrigues Regional Assembly Act, and financing of major projects, namely, the Airport project, the Port Development project and the Submarine Fibre Optic Cable project.  He also held consultations with key stakeholders.  The Prime Minister effected a site visit at Baie aux Huitres in the context of the proposed setting up of an SME Park.  He also inaugurated a Community School at Anse Quitor and ...

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February 23, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 23 FEBRUARY 2017

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 23 FEBRUARY 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that, in the context of the National Day Celebrations, a friendly football match between the Under 21 National Football Team of Singapore, and the Under 21 National Football Team of Mauritius would be held on 11 March 2017 at George V Stadium.  Entrance would be free.  The main objectives of the match are to prepare the national team for the Indian Ocean Islands Games and promote the Singapore - Mauritius Air corridor via the football platform.  Various activities would also be organised in the context of the football match, including a mega blood donation, and sensitisation on the Clean Up Mauritius and Embellishment Campaign.    ****   2.         Cabi ...

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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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