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Cabinet Decisions taken on 05 December 2002

1.Cabinet has agreed to the introduction into the National Assembly of -
(i) the Mauritius Sugar Authority (Amendment) Bill which provides for the vesting in the State Land Development Co. Ltd. portions of land formerly owned by the then Sugar Planters Rehabilitation Fund Committee and managed by the MSA; and
(ii) the Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund Bill which provides for the establishment and management of the Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund. The main objective of the Trust is to preserve the rich collection of the works of Malcolm de Chazal as part of the Mauritian cultural heritage.
2.Cabinet has taken note that Christmas will be celebrated at national level on Sunday 22 December 2002 at Sir Charles Gaëtan Duval Esplanade, Mahebourg.
3.Cabinet has taken note of the List of Indicative Priority Fields of Study for the period 2002-2004, which will be made public.
4.Cabinet has taken note that the Minister of Tourism will make regulations under the Pleasure Crafts Act to provide inter alia for the revocation of a Pleasure Craft Licence where the licensee has not renewed the licence within three months of the date of expiry and in case of a transfer of the licence, a change of ownership has not been effected within three months.
5.Cabinet has agreed to the participation of Mauritius in the All Africa Games to be held in Nigeria from 4 to 18 October 2003.
6.Cabinet has taken note of -
(a) the constitution of the Board of the Mauritius Film Development Corporation under the chairmanship of Mr C. Rosalie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and International Trade;
(b) the constitution of the Management Committee of the Trust Fund for Excellence in Sports under the chairmanship of Mr Michael Glover; and
(c) the appointment of Mr Christian Lecordier as Chairman of the Board of SMIDO.
7.Cabinet has taken note that the Minister of Health and Quality of Life will make the Medical Council (Medical Institutions) Regulations to provide for the inclusion of the following in the list of recognised Medical Institutions -
(i) Tongji Medical College (formerly Tongji Medical University), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China;
(ii) Shanghai Second Medical University, China;
(iii) Pecs University, Hungary;
(iv) Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq;
(v) Northwestern University, Chicago; and
(vi) Kathmandu University, Nepal.
     8.Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the missions of -
(a) the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation to Zambia from 19 to 27 November where he attended the 14th Meeting of COMESA Council of Ministers;
(b) the Minister of Commerce and Cooperatives to Uganda from 18 to 22 November where he attended the 7th International Cooperative Alliance African Ministerial Cooperative Conference for the Region of East, Central and Southern Africa; and
(c) the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice & Human Rights to St. Vincent and The Grenadines from 18 to 21 November where he participated in the Commonwealth Law Ministers' Meeting.
      9.Cabinet has taken note of the publication of the Family Planning and Demographic Yearbook 2001 which provides data and vital statistics on population, family planning and health service points for both Mauritius and Rodrigues.
    10.Cabinet has taken note of the recruitment of Mr Anthony Grahame Stott, Regional Director of Watson Wyatt for the Asia/Pacific Region as Lead Adviser in the context of Pensions Reform.
     11.Cabinet has taken note of the status of the re-development/upgrading of sports infrastructure in the context of the Indian Ocean Islands Games 2003.