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Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – Cap Malhereux, Mauritius
Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – Cap Malhereux, Mauritius. If you didn’t know better, you’d think this image of a beach was taken in the Caribbean. You’d be wrong. Cap Malhereux, a small village located on the northern tip of Mauritius, would be the correct answer. Do an image search for Cap Malhere
Mauritius: Small But Nimble
Mauritius is hoping to parlay its record as a wealth haven and FDI magnet into a new, knowledge-based economy and financial hub for Sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritius, the tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean, has lately been a magnet for foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI rose to $490.9 million in 2
Mauritius tops list for e-commerce readiness in Africa
Mauritius has topped the list of African countries that are best prepared for shopping online. The island nation is ranked 55th globally in the UNCTAD Business-to-Consumer E-commerce Index for 2018, which lists 151 countries and ranks them for e-commerce readiness.
Mauritius first for online shopping readiness in Africa
Island nation ranks 55th globally in UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index which rates countries for their readiness to trade online. Mauritius has been ranked the most prepared country in Africa for shopping online, according to UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index fo
In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy
– Power 24/7 – At the end of November, the harvest is in full swing in the fields surrounding the Omnicane company, in the south of the island. Heavy trucks pulling huge trailers are lined up next to an immense warehouse to unload their cargo of fresh-cut sugarcane. During the harvest, 8,500 tonnes
Walking with the lions in Mauritius
The major attraction in Mauritius for me was the Casela Bird Park; creatively landscaped with beautiful birds and lots of activities. However, what really caught my fancy was that part of the park which is run by a couple from Zimbabwe who operate a “walk with the lions” experience, where one can ta
Escape: There’s more to Mauritius than simply honeymooning
FROM the fields comes a cacophony of croaks, like a dozen doors groaning for WD-40. ‘When you hear the frogs, the rain is coming,’ smiles Denis Aristide as we stand amid the rich volcanic soils of his taro (yam) plantation.
Maintaining Stability: Q&A With Bank One CEO Ravneet Chowdhury
Bank One CEO Ravneet Chowdhury tells Global Finance how Mauritius wins over investors with a secure stand-out investment climate. Global Finance: Mauritius is often referred as a ‘paradise’. Is it one?
This Island Nation is Getting Power From Sugarcane Instead of Oil
The island nation of Mauritius has little in the way of natural resources — historically, it’s depended on imported petroleum to generate electricity. But increasingly, according to Phys.org, leadership on the island is preparing for an energy-scarce future. They’re investing in solar, wind and hydr
Mauritius Named Golfing Destination Of The Year
Mauritius was named Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the IAGTO awards in Slovenia recently. It won the same accolade in 2016. Known for its tropical island allure, with glittering cerulean waters, picture-perfect beaches lined with coconut palms and opulen
Check out this gorgeous colourful hotel in Mauritius
If nothing will make your holiday brighter than a splash of colour, then check out a new hotel that has opened on the African island of Mauritius. SALT of Palmar is the first hotel from the new hospitality brand SALT. It is located on Palmar beach the east coast of Mauritius, welcoming guests to enj
A Health Policy with Atomic Precision in Mauritius
A gust of economic prosperity is sweeping through Mauritius, a bustling island nestled in the Indian Ocean. While mounting affluence has brought opportunity, it has also given rise to unhealthier habits. For many countries, growing wealth often means growing waistlines and the accompanying preventab
2018 COSAFA U20: Big win surprises Mauritius coach
Mauritius U20 national team coach Jean Francois Denis Dookee was not expecting the a big win when they faced off against Eswatini. Mauritius put their disappointing 5 nil opening match loss at the hands of South Africa to beat Eswatini by four goals to nil.
Mondo TV Sends Trio of Shows to Mauritius
Mondo TV has licensed Heidi Bienvenida a Casa, Sissi the Young Empress and Robot Trains to Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) as part of a three-year agreement. Heidi Bienvenida a Casa and Sissi the Young Empress will both launch on MBC in January. The former will be broadcast in English, whil
Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (WLMS)’s Stock Insider Purchase – David Brown Purchased 5,000 Shares; Trilogy Global Advisors LP Boosted Its Makemytrip Limited Mauritius (MMYT) Position
Trilogy Global Advisors Lp increased Makemytrip Limited Mauritius (MMYT) stake by 21.02% reported in 2018Q2 SEC filing. Trilogy Global Advisors Lp acquired 50,815 shares as Makemytrip Limited Mauritius (MMYT)’s stock declined 27.92%. The Trilogy Global Advisors Lp holds 292,589 shares with $10.58M v
Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ile Rodrigues in Mauritius
A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 282 km E of Ile Rodrigues, Mauritius (175 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:06:21 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 66.1049° East, -19.9181° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued
Amendments to Mauritius' ICT Act Pose Risks for Freedom of Expression
Mauritius doesn’t get a whole lot of international attention. The island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is a diverse country that is highly ranked for democracy, and economic and political freedom. The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has named the count
Culls push endangered fruit bat closer to extinction in Mauritius
The culling of fruit bats in recent years to protect crops in Mauritius has pushed the species closer to extinction, and now the government is planning to do it again. One problem, scientists say, is that killing bats might not boost harvests. Until now, growers and the government have been operatin
What the Dodo Means to Mauritius
Dr. Vikash Tatayah, the conservation director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, has a decidedly morbid picture hanging on his office wall. It’s a copy of a wood cutting from 1604, etched just a few years after Dutch explorers first arrived on this secluded, unpopulated island in the middle of th
Domino’s Pizza enters Mauritius for the first time
Domino’s Pizza has opened its first store in Port Louis, Mauritius, through local operator Island Living, the country’s master franchisee. The store, which is located in the middle of Port Louis, has a spacious seating facility, a kid’s corner and a front row seat for customers to watch the pizza-ma