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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

‘Donation of foodstuffs to families in need at Montagne Blanche Social Welfare Centre’



‘Visit ‘

I met with. Mr. Reetoo Banarsee, Director, School of Public Health at Imperial College, London, Dr Dianna Magliano, Senior Epidemiologist (Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia) and Dr. Sunita Wallia, Lead Research Dietician, Intervention Developer, Glassgow, UK to discuss on training in Public Health and Primary Health care.



I would like to thank the Indian High Commission and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture for supporting today’s activity “Science Through Colours”.Today’s programme has been mounted with the main aim of creating scientific awareness through drawing/painting  to encourage our students to explore scientific theme through creative thinking and to enhance the learning of scientific concepts through science demonstrations. Art/drawing helps children express, communicate and create order. We generally lack the breadth of vocabulary necessary to articulate all of the complexity of our thoughts and emotions succinctly. Drawing trains the mind as well as the eye.  It is as great an aid to the reasoning powers as is logic and mathematics. I am pleased that secondary school students are participating in this project together with children with special needs from CEDEM.  I wish all our children plenty of success and hope that this project will increase their understanding of the importance of science in their everyday life.

‘Opening Ceremony of Seminar: ‘A Project to determine the prospects for Wave Energy Development around Mauritius’


I would like to thank the Mauritius Research Council for inviting me to address on the theme, ‘A Project to determine the prospects for Wave Energy Development around Mauritius’, which challenges our imagination. The future of our country depends on our capacity to find innovative solutions to the increasingly complex threats facing us. There is need for a new breed of researchers, scientists, thinkers, decision makers, especially in countries like ours which have their own specific vulnerabilities. This seminar will act as a platform for accelerating the research, development and deployment of viable wave energy technologies that will make a material contribution to the future Mauritian energy system and contribute to the long-term energy security of the country. I wish all of them a fruitful time at the seminar !



‘Courtesy call ‘


 Mr. O.B Vijayan, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. M. Juneja, Pro-Vice Chancellor, EIILM University, Sikkim, India accompanied by Mr. S. Jeetah, Managing Director of EIILM University Mauritius Branch Campus, paid a courtesy call upon me.

‘Meeting parents & students at ‘Centre de visitation at Vacoas’ to propose the 1 graduate per family program ’