Mauritius

Country Mauritius
Capital Port Louis
Continent Africa
Currency Mauritian rupee(MUR)
Languages Mauritian creole, French & English

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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

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Mauritius - Wikipedia
Mauritius - CIA World Fact Book
Mauritius - BBC
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Father and son from Coppull triumph in Mauritius - Lancashire Evening Post

Lancashire Evening Post

Father and son from Coppull triumph in Mauritius
Lancashire Evening Post
Coppull father and son Ian and James Fox have won the first ever American Golf Tournament of Champions. The two-day competition took place at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf Club on the tropical island of Mauritius. The pair, who play at Leyland Golf Club ...



A tonic for body and soul! The Mauritius resort that works its reviving magic (with a little help from a former Miss ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

A tonic for body and soul! The Mauritius resort that works its reviving magic (with a little help from a former Miss ...
Daily Mail
Not every beach resort has a yoga instructress who once was Miss Paris. 'Hear the birds and feel the breeze on your skin,' says Isabelle Lamant. It's 8.15am at the Constance Prince Maurice hotel on Mauritius's east coast, and a British trio is ...



Trinity Capital Extends Bid Deadline For Mauritius Subsidiary - Interactive Investor

Trinity Capital Extends Bid Deadline For Mauritius Subsidiary
Interactive Investor
Trinity Capital interest in the real estate development is held through its Mauritian subsidiary, Trinity Capital Mauritius Ltd., which owns a minority interest in Trinity Capital (Ten) Ltd., or TC-10. The Mauritian unit is entitled to receive all cash ...



Diwali fervour in Mauritius - Financial Express

Financial Express

Diwali fervour in Mauritius
Financial Express
Diwali is pronounced 'Divali' in Mauritian creole. Traditionally, clay oil lamps are placed in front of every home turning the island into a fairyland of flickering lights. Divali is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Mauritius as this country has a ...



State Bank of Mauritius Launches Lending Pilot With Blockchain Startup - CoinDesk

CoinDesk

State Bank of Mauritius Launches Lending Pilot With Blockchain Startup
CoinDesk
A commercial bank in Mauritius has inked a deal with blockchain lending startup SALT to test the use of digital assets as collateral for loans. The "exploratory" deal between the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) and SALT, which offers a platform allowing ...



Creston rugby boys fare well in Mauritius - South Coast Herald

South Coast Herald

Creston rugby boys fare well in Mauritius
South Coast Herald
THIS is the fourth year that Creston College rugby players were invited to enter the Vision Sport Mauritius 7s rugby tour in Mauritius. Coach Dawie Snyman accompanied them. It was a wonderful opportunity to play against international sides and afforded ...



Mauritius: School cleaners earning a meagre Rs1500 per month on the verge of hunger strike - AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: School cleaners earning a meagre Rs1500 per month on the verge of hunger strike
AllAfrica.com
Several women working as cleaners in schools around the island are expected to go on hunger strike later today. They will be joined by unionists Jane Ragoo and Reeaz Chuttoo. They are hoping that their actions will force the hand of the government in ...



Did tiny Mauritius teach how 'donations' from Saudi Arabia should be received? - The Independent

The Independent

Did tiny Mauritius teach how 'donations' from Saudi Arabia should be received?
The Independent
A story that came out during the weekend on the website sundaytimesmauritius.com – which is a weekly newspaper in the tiny Indian Ocean republic of Mauritius probably showed the way how a government receives donations from Saudi Arabia!



Mauritius sets sights on becoming new Singapore - Financial Times

Financial Times

Mauritius sets sights on becoming new Singapore
Financial Times
Long the Luxembourg of Africa, the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius wants to become its Singapore instead. Like the Grand Duchy, Mauritius is famed for playing host to offshore banking assets that dwarf its economy, but with many more white beaches.

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India, Mauritius back to negotiating free trade pact | Business Line - Hindu Business Line

Business Standard

India, Mauritius back to negotiating free trade pact | Business Line
Hindu Business Line
India and Mauritius are back on the negotiating table to revive efforts for a free trade agreement that was suspended in 2013 due to disagreement over the ...
India-Mauritius to restart FTA talks soon | Business Standard NewsBusiness Standard

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