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9th edition of the Festival International Kreol 2014 kicks off today

9th edition of the Festival International Kreol 2014 kicks off today
Date:December 18, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS - 18 December 2014: The 9th edition of the Festival International Kreol 2014, an initiative of  the Ministry of Tourism and External Communications, kicks off today at Clos St Louis, Domaine Les Pailles. The theme retained for this year is: Kre


Inscription of the traditional Mauritian Sega to be examined by UNESCO

Inscription of the traditional Mauritian Sega to be examined by UNESCO
Date:November 21, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS – 21 Nov 2014: The inscription of the traditional Mauritian Sega (Sega Tipik) in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity will be examined at the 9th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguard


Minister Choonee launches White paper on Arts and Culture

Minister Choonee launches White paper on Arts and Culture
Date:November 05, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS – November 5, 2014:  A White Paper Creative Mauritius – Vision 2025, outlining the cultural policy framework for the Arts and Culture sector of Mauritius, was launched today in Port-Louis.  The objective is to overhaul and restructure the Arts


Commemoration of the 180th anniversary of arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius

Commemoration of the 180th anniversary of arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius
Date:November 03, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS – 2 November 2014: The 180th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius was commemorated yesterday at Aapravasi Ghat, Port Louis, in the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag, the Prime Minister,


Indenture Labour Route International Conference opens in the presence of Indian External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister

Indenture Labour Route International Conference opens in the presence of Indian External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister
Date:November 03, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS – 3 November 2014: The three-day Indenture Labour Route International Conference, focusing on the Establishment of the International Indenture Labour Route and aiming to discuss on the way forward for the implementation of the project and its f


International Indentured Labour Route Project approved by UNESCO

International Indentured Labour Route Project approved by UNESCO
Date:October 31, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS – 31 October 2014: The International Indentured Labour Route Project centered around Aapravasi Ghat and symbolising the story of some 500 000 Indentured Labourers, the vast majority from India who were recruited to work on the sugar cane planta


Mauritius-India: Visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs

Mauritius-India: Visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs
Date:October 30, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture--Foreign Affairs--International Relations

​GIS – October 30, 2014: The Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs of the Republic of India, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj, will be on an official visit to Mauritius from 1st to 3rd November 2014.   The Minister will be the Chief Gues


180th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers to be marked in a special way

180th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers to be marked in a special way
Date:October 27, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture--International Relations

GIS - 27 October 2014: The commemoration of the 180th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers in Mauritius will be marked in a special way and celebrated with due honour, consideration and respect, with some 21 activities spanned from 28


Arts and Culture Ministry to organise activities for forthcoming events

Arts and Culture Ministry to organise activities for forthcoming events
Date:October 10, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

GIS – 10 October 2014: The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, held a press conference yesterday at the China Cultural Centre, Bell Village, to elaborate on a series of activities to be organised in the context of the following fo


EOC marks Equal Opportunities Day

EOC marks Equal Opportunities Day
Date:September 26, 2014|Domain:Arts & Culture

​GIS - 26 September, 2014: The Equal Opportunities Day focusing on the theme ‘Unity in diversity and nation building’ was observed this morning at the Octave Wiehe auditorium in Réduit. Several women and senior citizen associations, as well as stude