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Government in Mauritius

  • Travel and tourism is the major source of revenue for this Indian Ocean Island country

    MAURITIUS, 2014/10/09 Travel and tourism is the major source of revenue for this Indian Ocean Island country, as well a member of the Vanilla Island Organization. As reported in the local media and by Reuters, the Mauritius parliament was dissolved on Monday, paving the way for elections that could lead to changes in the country's constitution. The ruling Labour party, led by Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, wants to split powers between the president, presently a largely ceremonial position, and the prime minister. That would require changes to the constitution. Those changes will probably be easier to obtain since Paul Berenger, the chief of the opposition Mauritian Militant Movement, switched sides to align with Labour last month.
  • Mauritian candidate Jean-Claude de l'Estrac campaigns in Senegal

    MAURITIUS, 2014/08/16 Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne Tuesday received the Mauritian candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Francophonie, Jean-Claude de l'Estrac in Dakar, Senegal, PANA learnt from official sources. De L'Estrac is instantly the General Secretary of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) that comprises Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, La Réunion and the Comoros islands in South-west Indian Ocean. 'The Mauritian project about the next is as well that of Senegal, 'the Mauritian candidate told Mr. Dionne.
  • Political agitation reported in Mauritius

    MAURITIUS, 2014/04/22 The political agitation rocking Opposition parties – the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), led by former Prime Minister Paul Bérenger, and the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM), led by Pravind Jugnauth, were the major stories in Mauritius this week. The MMM-MSM alliance, accounting for the major opposition outfit in the completed two years, under the name of \'Remake 2000\', has reached breaking point. The Mauritian press, public and private radio and television stations all devoted pages and air time to the unfolding drama in the opposition which has been striving to oust the Labour Party of Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam from power Two of the leading weeklies, L’express-dimanche and Weekend, published details of the crisis, reporting that the agitation between the two major Opposition parties could lead to anticipated legislative elections before the end of the year.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • The Mauritian Prime minister, Navin Ramgoolam,

    MAURITIUS, 2013/06/17  The Mauritian Prime minister, Navin Ramgoolam, is due next Tuesday to introduce to Parliament a bill aimed at increasing the wages of the president, the vice-president, the Premiers and the Members of Parliaments by 30%. If the bill is adopted the president will earn about 288,000 rupees (US$9,600), the Prime minister will receive 282,000 rupee (US$9,400) while the vice-president and the vice-Prime minister will earn 198,000 rupees (US$6,600).
  • Mauritius Leads As The Easiest Place To Do Business In Africa

    MAURITIUS, 2013/03/30 Standing at the 19th position globally, Mauritius has been credited as the easiest place to do business in Africa on the Doing Business statement released by the IFC and World Bank yesterday. South Africa, Tunisia and Rwanda with 39, 50 and 52 positions followed suit as the economies with business friendly regulations on the continent.