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Cabinet Decisions taken on 16 May 2003

1. Cabinet has agreed to the introduction into the National Assembly of -
(a) the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill which aims at amending the Road Traffic Act with a view to introducing new offences, consolidating and updating safety-related provisions and to deterring irresponsible behaviour by road users; and
(b) the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Bill which aims at making provision for better protection against computer misuse and taking care of new forms of Cybercrime, such as illegal interception of data and
on-line child pornography.
2. Cabinet has agreed to Regulations being made under the Transfer of Prisoners Act to provide for the exchange of prisoners between Mauritius and the Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Guinea.
3. Cabinet has taken note that a Committee comprising the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure, the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life and the Ministry of Fisheries has been set up to make recommendations on the eradication of stone-fish (laffe) in the lagoon around Mauritius and Rodrigues and on measures to be taken for the safety of the public.
4. Cabinet has agreed to the Whitley Councils Regulations 1986 being amended to provide inter alia for the representatives of the State Employees Federation to sit on the Central Whitley Council.
5. Cabinet has taken note of the status of the project for the construction of a waste complex in the Medine area in the context of the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Strategy.
6. Cabinet has taken note that the African Union Ministerial Meeting for the Ratification of the Draft Protocol relating to the statute, composition and function of the Court of Justice will be held in Mauritius on 7 and 8 June 2003. It will be preceded by a meeting of Legal Experts.
7. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the missions of -
(i) the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms to Cape Town where he attended the Fourth Pan-African Conference of Ministers of the Public Service held from 4 to 7 May 2003;
(ii) the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice & Human Rights to Congo where he attended the Conference on Structures Gouvernementales Chargées des Droits de l'Homme dans l'Espace Francophone held from 25 to 28 April 2003; and
(iii) the Minister of Youth and Sports to Mozambique where he attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa and SADC Ministers of Sports held on 9 May 2003.