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February 17, 2017

CABINET DECISIONS – 17 FEBRUARY 2017

​  CABINET DECISIONS – 17 FEBRUARY 2017     1.         Cabinet has taken note of the status in the implementation of the Metro Express Project, and that the contract for the Supervision Tasks to be performed during Construction Stage would be awarded to RITES Limited, a Government of India Enterprise. The Metro Express Project would be partly funded by the Government of India through a grant assistance for an amount of US$275 million (equivalent to approximately MUR9.9 billion).   *****   2.         Cabinet has taken note that the Ministerial Committee on Electoral Reform has been reconstituted with the Rt Hon Sir Anerood Jugnauth, GCSK, KCMG, QC, Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, Minister for Rodrigues, as Chairperson.  The Com ...

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February 03, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 3 FEBRUARY 2017

​CABINET DECISIONS – 3 FEBRUARY 2017    1.         Cabinet has taken note of the meeting that the Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, had with Mrs Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, on 31 January, 2017.  Mrs Lagarde was in Mauritius to participate in the Pan African Conference on Cross Border Banking. During the meeting, the Prime Minister and Mrs Lagarde shared views on recent developments at the international and domestic levels, and discussed on Brexit and its impact on Mauritius, as well as the changes in policies by the new US administration that may affect global and regional trade patterns. They also emphasised on the challenges and opportunities for Mauritius.               The Prime Mini ...

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January 30, 2017

Sécurité maritime - Maurice participe au Cutlass E ...

​ Sécurité maritime Maurice participe au Cutlass Express Final Planning Event et au Field Training Exercise   Lutter contre les activités illégales dans la région de l’océan Indien tout en assurant la sûreté et la sécurité et protéger les Etats membres contre toute sorte de violation de leur souveraineté : Tels sont les objectifs du Cutlass Express Final Planning Event/Field Training exercise qui se tiendra du 30 janvier au 8 février 2017 dans les eaux territoriales de Maurice. Cet exercice sera organisé par AFRICOM et les experts de la marine américaine (NAVAF-NAVEUR), avec la collaboration des Etats membres. Les pays participants sont les Comores, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Maurice, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzanie, Ouganda, Mozambiq ...

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January 27, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 27 JANUARY 2017

​ CABINET DECISIONS – 27 JANUARY 2017      1.         Cabinet has agreed to the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme being reviewed to provide for the payment of tuition fees up to Rs100,000 per annum for beneficiaries from SADC countries and up to a maximum of Rs160,000 per annum for those from non-SADC countries. Fifty scholarships are offered every year to deserving students from Member States of the African Union. The main features of the Scheme relate, inter alia, to -   (a)       a grant for the duration of the programme to each student to cover costs of university fees and other charges; and   (b)       its restriction to full time undergraduate studies only at any public Tertiary Education Institution.   ****   2.         ...

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January 20, 2017

Cabinet Decisions taken on 20 JANUARY 2017

CABINET DECISIONS – 20 JANUARY 2017    1.         Cabinet has agreed to the Mauritius Standards Bureau (Certification Mark) Regulations being amended to incorporate a mark for eco-label of products under the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) Certification Mark Scheme. The MSB, that operates the Scheme, grants licences to companies to use MSB Certification Mark for products and processes which meet all requirements of the Mauritian Standard. The integration of the eco-label in the MSB Certification Mark Scheme would enable the MSB to certify organisations that embrace sustainable practices in the manufacture of products and the provision of services according to the applicable eco-label standard.     *****     2.         Cabinet has ...

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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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