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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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April 14, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 14 APRIL 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 14 APRIL 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the appointment of Ms Pramila Patten as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary General.   ***   2.         Cabinet has taken note of the status in the elaboration of a Higher Education Bill as a new legal framework for the development of quality education and research with a view to strengthening Mauritius as a knowledge hub and consolidating the Education Sector as enunciated in Government Programme 2015-2019.   ***   3.         Cabinet has taken note of development in the conduct of -   (a)       Multi-Client Seismic Surveys for hydrocarbon exploration in four selected are ...

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April 07, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 7 APRIL 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 7 APRIL 2017   1.         Cabinet has agreed to the signing of a Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance.  The objective of the Alliance is to allow countries to collectively address key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy in line with their needs.  The Framework Agreement provides for Member States to, among others, take coordinated actions through programmes and activities launched on a voluntary basis and aimed at better harmonising and aggregating demand for, inter alia, solar finance, solar technologies, innovation, research and development, and capacity building.   ****   2.         Cabinet has taken note that in support of Government's objective to incre ...

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March 31, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 31 MARCH 2017

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 31 MARCH 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note that Mr Luchmyparsad Aujayeb, Acting Assistant Solicitor General, has been appointed to inquire into the renewal of the contract of the former Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Specialised Medical Care under new terms and conditions, and make appropriate recommendations in the light of the findings of the inquiry.     *****     2.         Cabinet has taken note of the report of the Fact Finding Committee on the outbreak of the Foot and Mouth Disease. The Committee has, inter alia, recommended –   (a)       the setting up of a Protocol to be strictly followed whenever a disease appears in animals;   (b)       the setting up of a proper laboratory ...

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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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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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