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October 06, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 06 OCTOBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 06 OCTOBER 2017       1.         Cabinet has agreed to the new Policy Framework and Strategy Document on "Inclusive Education for Children with Special Education Needs in Mauritius: Concept to Reality", prepared in the wake of the Nine Year Schooling Reform, and as announced in Budget Speech 2016-2017. The Document, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 4, advocates a shift from the Social Model to a Rights-based model of disability for learners with Special Education Needs.  The Strategy Goals include –   (a)       the setting up of a Research Coordination Committee, comprising representatives of teacher education institutions, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and resource ce ...

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September 29, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 29 SEPTEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the implementation of the Negative Income Tax being brought forward by six months, i.e., 1 July 2017 instead of 1 January 2018, as announced by the Prime Minister in his summing up speech to the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017, and to the payment of the appropriate allowance being effected on a quarterly basis. The introduction of the Negative Income Tax system would provide financial support to some 150,000 employees in full time employment, and earning emoluments less than or equal to Rs9,900 monthly.  The Negative Income Tax allowance payable to eligible employees is as follows -                                       Monthly Earnings             ...

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September 22, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 22 SEPTEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the apprehensions of the bus companies operating along the corridor of the Metro Express Project, and the issues raised by the trade unions representing the bus industry workers, and agreed to the Ministerial Committee under the Chairmanship of the Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, examining the impact of the Project on the bus industry and making recommendations accordingly.  The Committee comprises –   (a)       the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport;   (b)       the Minister of Arts and Culture;   (c)        the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms;   (d)      ...

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September 15, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 15 SEPTEMBER 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that on 29 September 2017, the World Bank would make a presentation on their Findings and Recommendations on the Reform of the Water Sector to Ministers and the Members of the National Assembly.     ***     2.         Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the third round of discussions that the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport had with the representatives of the three bus companies operating along the corridor of the Metro Express Project, ahead of the meeting to be chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities with all stakeholders, including bus industry workers, in the context of the implementation ...

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September 08, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 8 SEPTEMBER 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 8 SEPTEMBER 2017      1.         Cabinet has taken note that HE Mr Danny Faure, President of the Republic of the Seychelles, would effect a State Visit to Mauritius from 26 to 29 October 2017.  During the Visit, working sessions would be held, areas of cooperation discussed, and Memoranda of Understanding signed.               Cabinet has also taken note that a meeting of the Mauritius-Seychelles Commission on Bilateral Cooperation would be held from 23 to 25 October 2017.   ****   2.         Cabinet has taken note that the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport had discussions with the representatives of bus companies operating along the proposed corridor of the Metro Express Project on the ree ...

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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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