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Cabinet Decisions taken on 19 February 1999

1. Cabinet has considered proposals from the Central Electricity Board and the Central Water Board for review of tariffs of electricity and water, respectively. These proposals have been rejected and a Ministerial Committee has been set up to make a cost reduction analysis and look into the management of both organisations in the first place.
2. Cabinet has decided that the 12 scholarships for undergraduate studies, funded and awarded by Government to HSC students ranking immediately after the 18 State of Mauritius scholars, will not be limited to Australia. These 12 laureates can choose to study in countries other than Australia. However, Government funding for these scholarships will be maintained at the same level as that for undergraduate studies tenable in Australia.
3. Cabinet has agreed to a proposal by the Southern African Transport and Communication Commission (SATCC) to hold the 4th Meeting of the Committee of Maritime and Inland Waterway Transport in Mauritius in March/April 2000.
4. Cabinet has agreed to a proposal of the Minister of Health & Quality of Life to amend the Medical Council (Medical Institutions) Regulations to include the "Texas University, Texas and the Spartan Health Services University, affiliated to Texas University, Saint Lucia", in the list of recognised Medical Institutions.
5. Cabinet has taken note of:
(i) the outcome of recent mission of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Human Right & Corporate Affairs to South Africa, from 8 to 10 February, 1999; and
(ii) the outcome of the 1999 Council of Ministers Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Consultative Conference held from 10 to 12 February in Lusaka, Zambia attended by the Minister of Economic Development, Productivity & Regional Development and the Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology.