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Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranks Mauritius first in Africa

Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranks Mauritius first in Africa
Date:October 22, 2014|Domain:Social Security--Economic Indicators--International Relations

​GIS – 22 October 2014: Mauritius ranks 38 overall on the Global AgeWatch Index 2014, coming top in the African region. HelpAge International launched, earlier this month, the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 rating 96 countries according to the social an


Direct flights from Russia scheduled for end October

Direct flights from Russia scheduled for end October
Date:October 22, 2014|Domain:Tourism

​GIS - 22 October 2014: The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has made an appeal to partners and stakeholders in Russia to fully support the forthcoming developments namely, the Transaero direct flights to Mauritius scheduled for the 31st


Victoria Hospital equipped with new Intra Vascular Ultra Sound Imaging Technique

Victoria Hospital equipped with new Intra Vascular Ultra Sound Imaging Technique
Date:October 22, 2014|Domain:Health

​GIS - 22 October 2014: Intra Vascular Ultra Sound Imaging (IVUS), a new technique aimed at giving an external imaging of the coronary arteries, has been introduced in the Cardiology services at Victoria Hospital in Candos. Such technique allows doc


WTO: Fourth Trade Policy Review for Mauritius

WTO: Fourth Trade Policy Review for Mauritius
Date:October 21, 2014|Domain:Foreign Affairs

​GIS – October 21, 2014:  The fourth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius will be held at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva from 22 to 24 October 2014, when the country’s trade policies and practices will be examined.  The Mauritian delegatio


ICT: Green IT Strategy and Governance Workshop

ICT: Green IT Strategy and Governance Workshop
Date:October 20, 2014|Domain:ICT--Environment

​GIS – October 20, 2014: A Green IT Strategy and Governance Training Workshop aiming at enabling organisations understand how to implement Green IT practices and measurements so as to reduce their environmental footprint and to evolve towards a sust


NEF Social housing project: Over 3000 beneficiaries over the last four years

NEF Social housing project: Over 3000 beneficiaries over the last four years
Date:October 20, 2014|Domain:Social Security

​GIS - 20 October 2014: Over 3000 beneficiaries both in Mauritius and Rodrigues have, since the last four years, benefitted from social housing projects initiated under the Housing and Community Development Programme of the National Empowerment Foun


ILO expert pays a courtesy call on Prime Minister

ILO expert pays a courtesy call on Prime Minister
Date:October 16, 2014|Domain:Employment/Labour--Economy & Finance

​GIS - 16 October 2014: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Expert of Minimum Wage, Mr Francois Eyraud, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, yesterday at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. He w


Tripartite workshop focuses on minimum wage fixing challenge in Mauritius

Tripartite workshop focuses on minimum wage fixing challenge in Mauritius
Date:October 16, 2014|Domain:International Relations--Employment/Labour--Economy & Finance

​GIS - 16 October 2014: The draft Report of the Study on the introduction of a National Minimum Wage in the private sector is being discussed during a two-day tripartite workshop which opened yesterday at Le Maritim Hotel, Balaclava, at the initiati


Trade Facilitation: Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism Introduced to Stakeholders

Trade Facilitation: Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism Introduced to Stakeholders
Date:October 16, 2014|Domain:Foreign Affairs

​GIS – October 16, 2014:  A Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism was presented to relevant stakeholders for brainstorming this morning during a national workshop at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port Louis.  The purpose of the Mechanism is to ide


Deputy Prime Minister calls for judicious use of water in Mauritius

Deputy Prime Minister calls for judicious use of water in Mauritius
Date:October 15, 2014|Domain:Public Utilities

​GIS - 15 October 2014: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Dr Rashid Beebeejaun, said that water reserves in Mauritius are diminishing and called upon the population to make judicious use of water. Fifty per cent