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Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology

‘Launching of the Intellectual Property Promotion Scheme’

I launched the Intellectual Property Promotion Scheme (IPPS) in collaboration between the MRC, operating under the aegis of my Ministry, and the Industrial Property Office. The essence of this collaboration is the facilitation by the MRC, of the protection of intellectual property (IP) of individuals, entrepreneurs, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), industry, scientists and researchers in Mauritius. I hope that it will assist more scientists, researchers, companies and inventors to develop, manage, and protect their IP.

‘7th ARICEA Annual General Meeting’


I launched the 7th ARICEA (Association of Regulators of Information and Communications of Eastern and Southern Africa) Annual General Meeting which is being held from 17th to 18th of March 2011 at Le Maritime Hotel, Balaclava. ARICEA is an international conference where around 49 delegates from overseas are participating. The aim of the meeting is to discuss issues such as Next Generation Network, infrastructure sharing, consumer protection, digital broadcasting migration, post codes and addresses and other challenges that regulators in COMESA region have to face.