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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 International Year of Chemistry 2011’

I proceeded to the launching of the International Year of Chemistry 2011(IYC) held at the University of Mauritius, in presence of Prof Barry Bruce, Associate Director, Sustainable Energy & Education Research, Centre Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, USA, Prof Byung-Wook Jo, Director, Marine Functional Materials Centre, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Chosun University South-Korea and other eminent personalities. The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.

‘International Workshop on Bioprocessing, Policy &Practice’

I launched the ‘International workshop on Bioprocessing, Policy and practice’, organised by ‘The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the ‘Centre for Phytotherapy and Research (CEPHYR), held at The Link City Hotel, Ebène. This is a time for Government and Stakeholders to transform goals into actions. What connects science and business is technology and I want to see that connection developed to its fullest potential, ensuring that all the very real and positive effects of science have the maximum impact on the intellect, the health and the economic well-being of all our citizens. Today’s workshop plays an important role in contributing to this process, through the sharing of knowledge and best practice, through exposing emerging issues for open debate and by working in partnership towards a common goal.

‘Meeting students at University of Mauritius’