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May 19, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 19 MAY 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 19 MAY 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that, in line with the Convention on Biological Diversity,  the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security has elaborated –               (a)       the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2025 that presents a global overview on the status of biodiversity and sets out the goals and objectives to achieve in terms of biodiversity and conservation; and               (b)       the Protected Area Network Expansion Strategy 2017-2026 that lays down the programmes to protect, conserve and restore native biodiversity, natural landscapes and ecosystem services to benefit present and future generations.               The documents would be launched on the ...

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May 12, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 12 May 2017

​LIST OF CABINET DECISIONS – 12 MAY 2017     1.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of the Extradition Bill into the National Assembly. The object of the Bill is to make better provision for the extradition of persons from, and to, Mauritius, enable and facilitate extradition even in the absence of treaties, simplify extradition procedures, and promote cooperation, without for that matter neglecting to make adequate allowance for the rights of persons whose extradition or arrest is sought.     *****   2.         Cabinet has agreed to Government, through the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, making a contribution of US$150,000, to help South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and North East Nigeria which are curre ...

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May 05, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 5 MAY 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 5 MAY 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the formulation of a National Drug Control Master Plan for Mauritius with the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to have an integrated approach to effectively address the drug problem.    ----   2.      Cabinet has taken note of arrangements being made for the implementation of the recommendations contained in the National Export Strategy Document that charts the direction for export consolidation and diversification to turn Mauritius into a strategic hub for international trade.   ----   3.         Cabinet has taken note of the status in the implementation of the New Modern Terminal Project at Victoria Bus Station.  The Project aim ...

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April 28, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 28 April 2017

​ CABINET DECISIONS – 28 APRIL 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that, in line with the decision of Government that the Metro Express Project should be environmentally friendly, the Board of Metro Express Ltd has decided to enlist the services of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, which is conversant with all aspects of the Project, to carry out a thorough Environmental Impact Study.   ***   2.         Cabinet has taken note that, with a view to encouraging more people to take advantage of the Water Tank Grant Scheme, the procedures and criteria of application for the grant to purchase a water tank, have been simplified, i.e., -   (a)          applicants will no longer be required to swear an affidavit to certify their hou ...

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April 21, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 21 APRIL 2017

  CABINET DECISIONS – 21 APRIL 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that, following the meeting that the Hon P.K. Jugnauth, Prime Minister, had with the Associations of Mosques on 20 April 2017, an Inter-Ministerial Committee under the chairmanship of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands has been set up to ensure the provision of facilities at cemeteries around the country in order that the celebration of Shab-e-Barat on the night of 15 May 2017 is held in the best possible conditions.   ****   2.         Cabinet has agreed to the nomination of Hon Ms Aruna Devi Narain, Puisne Judge, to serve as Member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal. The Tribunal is the organ that arbitrates on matters rel ...

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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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