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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Air Mauritius yesterday joined the Airbus A330neo club, with the delivery of its first A330-900 The airline’s first delivery marks two notable events – that this will be the first A330neo based in the southern hemisphere and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo


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Herbs From Mauritius Found to Stop Cancer Spread

(CN) – Herbs can lift a bland soup or zest up a quiche, but now researchers say a batch of medicinal plants found on an island in the Indian Ocean have the potential to stop the spread of esophageal cancer.


Mauritius Financial Regulator Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) has issued a second guidance note concerning security token offering (STO) regulation, dated April 8. In the document, the FSC declared that security tokens are considered digitally represented securities as defined in the Securities Act of 2005. As


Students shine in production of eccentric Mauritius

The John Astin Theatre presented their second weekend of Mauritius at the Merrick Barn. Directed by James Glossman, a lecturer in the Theatre Arts & Studies program, the show centered around two denominations of postage stamps issued in 1847 by British Mauritius, then a colony off the southeast coas


See The First Picasso Exhibition In Mauritius At This Beachcomber Resort

This year, the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury resort on the north coast of Mauritius has become an unexpected draw for art lovers across the world. The coastal property is now hosting the first Pablo Picasso exhibition to be brought to island and the first showcase of the artist's work in the Indian


Air Mauritius confirms it will resume flights to Seychelles after 15 years

The Mauritian press has confirmed that Air Mauritius will return to Mahé the main island of Seychelles. It was several weeks since the rumor has been circulating, and finally the news site of the MBC (Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation) confirmed the news.


Mauritius Solar Energy Company Raises $10M To Expand Into West Africa

New York-based venture capital firm Persistent Energy Capital LLC, and Nigeria’s Verod Capital Management have invested $10 million in Daystar Power, an off-grid solar energy firm focused on West Africa.


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air Mauritius suspend their joint venture operations

KLM and Air Mauritius will suspend their joint venture operations between Mauritius and Amsterdam at the start of the 2019 IATA Winter season effective from October 27, 2019. The current joint operations on the 2 weekly Air Mauritius’ operated flights will continue throughout IATA Summer 2019 season


Driving in the 10 most-visited cities in Mauritius

While there are many ways to get around Mauritius, car rentals remain a popular option. From visits to quant villages to coastal drives, to visiting cultural attractions and, of course, shopping, getting there by car is the most convenient way to enjoy a trip to Mauritius on your own time.


The rise of adventure tourism in Mauritius

In 2017, Mauritius attracted over 1.34 million tourists, according to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority. While French and Canadian tourists make up the bulk of visitors to the country, tourists are now coming from Russia, China and India too.


Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up

A round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry this week. Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which it will use on direct services from Heathrow Airport to Mauritius. Of the 288 cabin seats on board, 28 are business class.


Strong shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits off Mauritius

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has been registered off the coast of Mauritius on Monday, the data of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed. The quake was registered at 18:39 GMT. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 264 kilometres (164 miles) to the northeast of the town of Port Mathu


A Ruling From the Hague

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in February issued a non-binding advisory opinion rejecting the United Kingdom’s claim of sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, which London calls the British Indian Ocean Territory, and ruling that they should be returned to Mauritius. The court, at the reque


& SMITH's "youthful" and vibrant identity for new hotel brand, SALT of Palmar in Mauritius

SALT of Palmar, the first hotel in a new sub-brand from The Lux Collective, has opened in Mauritius with an identity by London branding agency, & SMITH. Having previously delivered the overarching identity for sister brand LUX Resorts & Hotels, & SMITH had to create something that would appeal to a


NGO says recently nullified Double Tax Avoidance Agreement between Kenya & Mauritius could have been used for tax evasion by businesses

"Kenya-Mauritius Double Tax Avoidance void, High Court rules" The High Court has declared void and unconstitutional the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between Kenya and Mauritius. The treaty allows residents of a third country to design their business structures to take the advantage of DTAAs


Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday. The Sept. 4-10 trip will take him to the capitals of the three countries, Maputo, Antananarivo and Port Louis, the Vatican spokesman said, without


More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per hour worked than men (ILO 2018 [1]).


Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta woos Mauritian investors

Kenya and Mauritius will continue supporting the private sector by ensuring a conducive environment for enterprises to thrive, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said on Friday.


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