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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Minister Choonee Urges Mauritian Youth to Participate

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Minister Choonee Urges Mauritian Youth to Participate
Date:November 20, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS – 20 November 2013: The 12th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) with the theme “Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations” which will be held from 7-9 January 2014 in New Delhi, India, was the focus of a press conference by  the


Budget 2014 Highlights: Culture

Budget 2014 Highlights: Culture
Date:November 14, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS - 14 November 2013: In a bid to rejuvenate the City centre, Budget 2014 makes provision for the creation of a new concept of urban development focused on arts, culture and optimising the heritage sector in Port Louis. An additional Rs 40 millio


Mauritius Pays Homage to Indentured Labourers at Aapravasi Ghat in Port Louis

Mauritius Pays Homage to Indentured Labourers at Aapravasi Ghat in Port Louis
Date:November 04, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS – 4 November 2013: The nation celebrated on 2 November 2013 the 179th anniversary of the arrival of the indentured labourers in Mauritius. A commemorative ceremony was organised by the Ministry of Arts and Culture in association with the Aaprava


Mauritius to Celebrate 179th Anniversary of Arrival of Indentured Labourers

Mauritius to Celebrate 179th Anniversary of Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Date:October 31, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS – 31 October 2013: At a press conference yesterday, the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, elaborated on activities that would be organised in association with the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund to commemorate the 179th anniversar


PM: " A Population Must Know its History to be Able to Move Forward"

PM: " A Population Must Know its History to be Able to Move Forward"
Date:September 12, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS - 12 September, 2013: The way we look at our past can determine in a significant way, our approach to the future, the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, said yesterday evening at Institut Français de Maurice, Rose Hill, at the launching ceremon


Mauritius to Boost up Film Industry Sector

Mauritius to Boost up Film Industry Sector
Date:August 30, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance--Arts & Culture

GIS - 30 August, 2013: The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Xavier-Luc Duval, gave yesterday at Le Touessrok Hotel, Trou d’Eau Douce the first clap for the shooting of the second film launched under the Rebate Sc


National Archives Launches Website and Electronic Archives System

National Archives Launches Website and Electronic Archives System
Date:June 13, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture--ICT

GIS - 13 June, 2013: To mark the International Archives Day 2013, the electronic archives system and a website of the National Archives Department, which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture, were launched yesterday afternoon


Africa Day 2013: Celebrating Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance

Africa Day 2013: Celebrating Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance
Date:May 22, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS – 22 May 2013: 2013, Year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance is the theme for Africa Day as this year marks the 50th anniversary. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) in 1963, no


11th edition of Book Festival launched

11th edition of Book Festival launched
Date:April 25, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS - 25 April 2013: The 11th edition of the Book Festival kicked off this morning at the Bagatelle Mall in the presence of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr M. Choonee, the Director of the National Library, Mrs T. K. Ramnauth, and other personal


Minister Choonee Announces Activities to Commemorate World Book and Copyright Day 2013

Minister Choonee Announces Activities to Commemorate World Book and Copyright Day 2013
Date:April 22, 2013|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS - 22 April, 2013: A compilation of various popular short stories will be published in May this year in a bid to promote local literature amidst the population, stated the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Mookhesswur Choonee, during a press confe