Mauritius unemployment rate down to 7.3 pct in 2016

Mauritius’ unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in 2016 from 7.9 percent in the previous year, the country’s statistics office said on Thursday. Statistics Mauritius said in a statement this was the lowest level since 2008 when unemployment rate was at 7.2 percent. “The population of working age … numbered 975,500, of whom 581,000 consisted […]

Mauritius: Launching of Bee Reserve Zone

A Bee reserve zone and organic honey production, in view to boost the apicultural sector and promote sustainable agricultural development, were launched last week at Les Salines, Petite Rivière Noire. This initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security aims to further encourage beekeepers to fully explore and expand this potential sector. Speaking at […]

Central Bank of Mauritius gov visits India INX

Governor of Central Bank of Mauritius Rameswurlall Basant Roi today said BSEs international exchange at GIFT City in Gujarat can provide a low-cost platform for issuers in Africa to raise capital. Roi, who visited India International Exchange (India INX) here, said the platform can provide a “hosted model stock exchanges to many African countries who […]

Facebook Fined 110 Million Euros

Facebook face a fine of 110 million euros for providing incorrect information on it’s takeover of WhatsApp. The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau rocks Microsoft CEO Summit

So far, this year’s Microsoft CEO Summit has been all about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s talk today, but there’s been precious little information available about who else is attending – and Trudeau may be one of the big reasons why. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates created the annual summit back in 1997, to give global business […]

Ransomware virus

What’s ransomware virus and should be worried? Everything you should know Malicious software called ‘ransomware’ has forced British hospitals to turn away patients and affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica as part of a global outbreak that has affected tens of thousands of computers. What is WannaCry — also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and […]

Observatory for Parenthood to Be Set Up in Mauritius

A two-day consultative workshop in view of the setting up of an Observatory for Parenthood in the Republic of Mauritius was launched yesterday by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, at the National Women Development Centre in Phoenix. The event is being held in the margins of activities […]