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Cabinet Decisions taken on 25th May 2001

1. Cabinet has agreed to the payment of Salary Compensation 2001-2002 as
Monthly Wage or Salary
Rs per month
In respect of employees whose basic wage or salary is Rs 3,200 per
month or less
5% rounded up to the next rupee
or Rs 100 whichever is the
Above Rs 3,200 up to Rs 4,000
Above Rs
4,000 up to Rs 5,000
Above Rs 5,000 up to Rs
Above Rs 6,000 up to Rs 7,000
Above Rs 7,000 up
to Rs 8,000
Above Rs 8,000
The estimated cost to the economy would be to the tune of Rs 522m to the
Public Sector and Rs 794m to the Private Sector.

2. Cabinet has agreed to the payment of an ex-gratia compensation over and
above the normal retiring benefits to the heirs of late Mr Patrick Darga,
Police Constable and to the allocation to them of a housing unit of the

3. Cabinet has agreed to the release of the Report of the Steering
Committee on the Organisation of Racing and the Betting System in Mauritius
chaired by Justice H. Balgobin and submitted in April 1997.

4. Cabinet has taken note that Justice Robert Ahnee has submitted his
report on the Decentralised System of Local Government for Rodrigues.
5. Cabinet has agreed to Mauritius hosting the following:-

(a) the UNDP/UNCTAD Regional Meeting on Research and Training in
International Trade in African Countries, in October next, organised by the
Joint UNDP/UNCTAD Programme for Globalisation and Sustainable Development
in collaboration with the African Economic Research Consortium and which
aims at identifying the research and training needs of the region's trade
policy-makers and negotiators;

(b) the regional meeting on "La Gouvernance Democratique", in June next,
organised by UNESCO to discuss inter alia issues relating to democracy,
governance, democratic and national culture, decentralisation and
transparency; and

(c) a regional training workshop on Evidence-Based Diagnostic
Radio-immunology, in June 2001, organised by the International Atomic
Energy Agency under its regional programme for the African Member States
and which aims at training Project Coordinators of Member States on aspects
related to the consolidation of RIA micro-techniques for investigations
related to cancer and initiating an evidence-based approach to diagnosis
and management of cancer.

6. Cabinet has agreed to the creation of a Nature Walk at Mont Vert, Forest
Side with a view to providing recreational space, restoring and preserving
indigenous forests and propagating ornamental and medicinal indigenous

7. Cabinet has agreed to the grant of a Fisheries Development Certificate
to Messrs Seevapragassum Mootoosamy Fishing Enterprise for the production
of fish from
off-lagoon of Rodrigues. The project will provide employment opportunities
to 10 persons.

8. In the context of the forthcoming Indian Ocean Islands Games 2003,
Cabinet has agreed to the construction of a sports complex at Vacoas
comprising two gymnasiums for boxing and weightlifting with allied

9. Cabinet has taken note of the setting up of a Task Force, under the
Chairmanship of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and International
Trade, to devise an integrated strategy which will enable Mauritius to
maximise benefits arising from the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act

10. Cabinet has taken note of the holding of a tournament for Group III of
the Euro-African Zone of the Davis Cup at the Rose Hill Tennis Club from 23
to 27 May 2001 organised by the Mauritius Lawn Tennis Association in
collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and under the patronage
of the International Tennis Federation and of the participation of seven
countries from Europe and Africa, namely:-Bulgaria, Macedonia, Egypt, Togo,
Namibia, Mauritius and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

11. Cabinet has taken note of the performance of the Mauritian atheletes
at -

(a) the 12th African Boxing Championship organised by the Mauritius Amateur
Boxing Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports
from 14 to 20 May 2001; and

(b) the 7th Mauritius Judo Internationals organised by the Mauritius Judo
Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the
Pandit Sahadeo gymnasium from 19 to 20 May 2001.

12. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the missions of -

(i) the Minister of Industry, Commerce and International Trade and the
Minister of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources to Brussels
from 8 to 14 May 2001 where they attended the ACP and ACP/EU Council of
Ministers Meetings and the Ministers of Trade Committees;

(ii) the Minister of Tourism from 11 to 13 May 2001 in Rodrigues where he
attended a seminar on the draft Tourism Development Plan for Rodrigues
which aims at devising policies and strategies for a sustainable tourism
development in Rodrigues and assessed potential sites for future hotels
and tourism development;

(iii) the Minister of Labour and Industrial Relations to Malaysia and
Singapore from 15 to 19 May 2001 where he had discussions on technical
cooperation with the Malaysian Authorities;

(iv) the Minister of Fisheries in Mozambique on 18 May 2001 where he
attended the 7th SADC Marine Fisheries Ministers Meeting; and

(v) the Minister of Cooperatives and Handicraft to Rodrigues from 18 to 21
May 2001 with a view to boosting the development and consolidating the
cooperative and the handicraft sectors in Rodrigues.