1. Cabinet has agreed to the introduction into the National Assembly of the
(i) The Civil Status (Amendment) Bill which aims at amending the Civil
Status Act to provide for the setting up of a Central Population Database;
(ii) The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund Bill which provides for the
establishment of the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund which will be responsible for
the development, management and preservation of the Aapravasi Ghat, as well
as the setting up of a museum there; and
(iii) The National Economic and Social Council Bill which provides for the
establishment of the National Economic and Social Council whose object will
be to foster consensus building through dialogue among social partners and
help address economic and social issues facing the nation.
2. Cabinet has agreed to amendments being made to the Road Traffic
Regulations 1954 to make it compulsory for owners of a contract bus licence
for school services to employ a person, other than the driver, to attend to
the comfort, welfare and safety of children being transported and to fix the
maximum number of school children authorised to travel by such buses.
3. Cabinet has agreed to the implementation of the recommendations of a
Technical Committee set up by the National AIDS Committee for the provision
of antiretroviral treatment to all HIV/AIDS patients.
4. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the mission of the Prime
Minister to Rodrigues from 26 to 29 October 2001, where he officially opened
the third edition of the Festival Kreol 2001, and visited various projects,
including the infrastructural works at Plaine Corail Airport.
5. Cabinet has agreed to the implementation of the recommendations made by
the Mauritius Research Council on the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.
These include the setting up of a trust fund to administer the
rehabilitation centres, the mounting of a new education programme to cater
for the specific needs of inmates, the organisation of courses for officers
working at the centres, the setting up of a support unit to guide the
inmates after their release to re-integrate society and the improvement of
their home environment.
6. Cabinet has taken note of the nomination of Mr Vincent Florens as Member
of the Mauritius Museums Board which is chaired by Mr A.C. Kalla.