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The National Young Volunteers Scheme (NYVS), aiming to create opportunities for youth to engage in volunteering activities at regional and national levels, was officially launched by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, at the Municipal Council of Port Louis.

Besides the broadening of democratic values by making available freely and openly data that does not violate the privacy of individuals, data is, by essence, a vital national resource that has the potential to empower Mauritians to fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific discovery and economic growth', said the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, yesterday in Port Louis.

The Government has put in place three training programmes to ensure that the needs and aspirations of jobseekers and employers are met. A Skills Working Group, co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training, and the Director of the Joint Economic Council, has been set up to that effect to ensure that these programmes are monitored effectively.

Zimbabwean firms should boost business linkages with Mauritian firms to increase their exports to that country, an official has said. Increasing Zimbabwe's exports to Mauritius will also help in shrinking the trade deficit as trade statistics between the two countries show that Mauritius' exports to Zimbabwe have been increasing steadily over the last five years, almost doubling between 2013 and 2014.

The Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2015 carried out by the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life is being carried out since Monday 27 April 2015 in all regional hospitals, district hospitals, Area Health Centres and mediclinics.

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