Maurice ile durable - A Sustainable Mauritius Project

Maurice ile durable - A Sustainable Mauritius Project

Though many people have heard of Maurice ile durable (MID), the majority cannot give it a proper definition except for associating it with words like green or sustainability. In the broad sense, the words are fair enough but the concept itself is that of continuous amendments to our lifestyles so as to reduce our ecological footprints through innovative and responsible means thus bettering the lives of future generat...

yonne - 06 Aug 2011
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Investing in Mauritius

Used in the past as a platform for rest during long voyages of trade due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean (and so wisely named key of the Indian Ocean), Mauritius now exploits this location to encourage international trade and ensure a fruitful economic base for itself. Metamorphosing from a mono crop economy based on sugarcane, Mauritius boasts itself as an investment hub not only regionally (African re...

yonne - 04 Aug 2011
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Useful tourist information when visiting Mauritius

Mauritius is an island covering an area of 1865km2 found in the middle of the Indian Ocean and approximately 900km off Madagascar. Formed by volcanic eruption some 7.8 million years ago, Mauritius is generally flat on the coasts and rises on the central plateau. It is colder and more humid on that part of the island as compared to the low lying areas which tend to be quite dry and sunny. Former British colony, Maurit...

yonne - 02 Aug 2011
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Funeral services in Mauritius

Losing someone is no easy task especially when you have to plan for the funeral service. Either on your own or with members of your family, you have to take the necessary steps to get the service done in the appropriate way. While some go for private services, others like bigger events especially if the deceased was well known. In Mauritius, because of the multi cultural society that it is, different funeral services...

yonne - 31 Jul 2011
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Work permit in Mauritius

If you're thinking of coming to work in Mauritius as a non-citizen of the country, then you will need to have your prospective employer apply for a work permit on your behalf before you make your travel arrangements. This will give you the visa to enter Mauritius as well as permission to work here.Under the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, the employment division has the job of sorting out wor...

yonne - 28 Jul 2011
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Internet service providers and connection speed in Mauritius

The past years have seen major developments in the ICT sector in Mauritius and with it has come the wave of internet technology that has swept over the island. While once restricted to those who had a computer and could afford internet, today almost every household has a PC connected to the internet. Internet is also available in all schools, public places, cyber cafes and post offices (free). In the past, the Maurit...

yonne - 26 Jul 2011
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Slavery in Mauritius

Slavery in Mauritius

The first slaves were brought to Mauritius in 1639 from Madagascar by the Dutch after they discovered the island and decided to adopt it. However, development was altered by the slaves running away upon arrival and many more calamities such as cyclones and bad harvests. In 1715, the French took possession of the island and brought slaves from East Africa to help in development plans. Slaves worked in the sugarcan...

yonne - 24 Jul 2011
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Tea museum in Mauritius

Tea plantations used to cover large portions of the upper parts of Mauritius in the past but they were then cleared to make way to development and settlement. Few tea plantations can now be seen on the island and that too mostly on the highlands at Bois Cheri; this is where the tea museum which relates the story of tea making in Mauritius right from the beginning till today is found. The Bois Cheri estate is surround...

yonne - 18 Jul 2011
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Car insurance

As per the Law and Traffics Act in Mauritius, all motorists are expected to buy car insurance so as to provide financial coverage to third persons and properties as well as passengers in the case of an accident. A driver is liable to a fine or imprisonment should the vehicle have no insurance coverage. An insurance is based on the agreement between the insurer and the insured through the payment of a premium (amount)...

yonne - 13 Jul 2011
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Smoking effects and how to stop

It is generally agreed that smoking is bad for health but it is very difficult for a smoker to understand that. According to the World Health Organisation, the 20th century has seen the deaths of about 100 million people solely because of smoking. It is not a phenomenon present in developed countries only; it occurs around the whole globe and affects both men and women. The effects of smoking have been studied a lot ...

yonne - 05 Jul 2011
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