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Cabinet Decisions taken on 26 April 2002

1.         Cabinet has taken note of the proposals of FIFA regarding the provisions of the SportsAct relating to football and the comments of the MFA thereon and has decidedthat a Committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister andMinister of Finance and comprising all major stakeholders would be held toconsider the way forward.
2.         Cabinet has taken note that all families, victims of cyclone Dina presently staying in Cyclone Refugee Centres, would be relocated in the temporary shelters on 2May. Cabinet has also decided that appropriate measures would be initiated against those families returning to stay in the centres after that date.
3.         Cabinet has agreed that a Special Meeting of Cabinet would be held to discuss the Action Plan for the Health Sector for the next five years and that the White Paper thereon would bereleased subsequently.
4.         Cabinet has taken note that, in linewith the solid waste management strategy, an alternative site in the region of Medine is being identified for the creation of a waste complex, comprising a landfill and an incinerator.
5.         Cabinet has agreed to the introduction into the National Assembly of the the Bail(Amendment) Bill, which aims at streamlining procedures in relation to objection to departure abroad, and provides for -
(a)        a court order to remain in force until the disposal of the case against a defendant;
(b)        any order to be communicated to the Immigration Authority; and
(c)        the imposition of conditions when a court makes a variation order.
6.         Cabinet has agreed to the nomination of Mrs Pramila Patten, Barrister-at-Law, as candidate for the elections of theCommittee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women set up by the UN to consider progress made in the implementation of the Convention on theElimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
7.         Cabinet has agreed to Mauritius submitting its candidature for membership of the International Telecommunication Union Council.

8.         In the context of the corporatisation of the Postal Services, Cabinet has agreed to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications preparing a new Postal Services legislation to provide for a proper regulatory framework for the Postal Sector.
9.         Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the missions of -
(i)         the Prime Minister to Dakar from 15 to18 April, where he -
(a)        participated in the Summit on Financing of NEPAD; and
(b)        signed the Double Taxation Agreement with Senegal;
(ii)        the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation toSwaziland on 8 and 9 April, where he attended the Fifth Meeting of Ministers of Finance of COMESA and the Second Meeting of Ministers of Finance on the Regional Integration Facilitation Forum;
(iii)       the Minister of Economic Development,Financial Services and Corporate Affairs to London and Luxembourg to promote the Mauritius financial services sector;
(iv)       the Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications to UK from 15 to 17 April 2002, where he participated in the 4th Annual IBM/Lotus Government Forum; and
(v)        the Minister of Training, Skills Development and Productivity to Rodrigues from 26 to 29 March, where he launched programmes for the benefit of the unemployed youth.
10.       Cabinet has taken note that the Ministryof Women's Rights, Child Development & Family Welfare, in collaboration with the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council, has launched a'Parenting Skills Programme’ in order to provide parents with knowledge andskills to enable them to better cope with family problems.
11.       Cabinet has taken note of the programme of activities organised by the Ministry of Women's Rights, Child Development& Family Welfare to mark the International Family Day which will be celebrated on 15 May 2002.