Water in Mauritius

Mauritius receives about 2000mm of rain fall per year and it is this water that is pumped around the island through piped systems. Given the steep topography of the island and a lack of reservoirs, it is estimated that only 29% of the total rain fall is captured and distributed while the rest goes out to the sea through the fast flowing rivers. There are six main reservoirs on the island: Mare aux Vacoas, Piton du ...

gices - 04 Jun 2011
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Mauritius Lottery

As of 2009, Mauritius operates a national lottery system via the Lottotech Company. It is responsible for the proper functioning and processes of all the lottery systems and makes it a must to always abide by all the rules as set down by the Gambling Regulatory Act 2007. Coupled with the American leader firm in technology GTECH, Lottotech provides all the best technologies for the games to take place. The company has...

yonne - 03 Jun 2011
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iPad - Features, Accessories, Costs and more

The iPad is an electronic device in a notebook form that is used through touch screen technology with a keypad found on the screen itself. Developed by Apple Inc and officially launched in 2010, the iPad has been a total success worldwide based on fiscal quarter of the company and a sale of more than 15 million first generation iPads. The device has a large screen with a finger print and scratch resistant glass and i...

yonne - 02 Jun 2011
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Passport in Mauritius - Renewal or Application for new, lost or stolen

Application for a passport is done at the Passport and Immigration Office which is located at the Sterling House (9-11 Lislet Geoffroy Street) in Port Louis. There are six other sub branches located in the main districts of Mauritius namely at Rose Hill, Moka, Rose Belle, Curepipe, Flacq and Piton where it can be made. The Passport and Immigration Office is a branch of the police force that enforces immigration laws ...

gices - 01 Jun 2011
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Domaine des 7 Vallées Ile Maurice

Domaine des 7 Vallées (Domaine du Chasseur) est une réserve naturelle privée répartie sur une superficie de 4000 hectares à 300 mètres au dessus du niveau d’eau se trouvant à Anse Jonchée dans le sud est de l’ile maurice. Cette altitude donne au visiteur une vue exclusive de l’ile, les champs de cannes verts entrelacées de sentiers battus, les eaux bleues de la mer, les montagnes rocheuses dans les environs. Le parc ...

gices - 31 May 2011
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New National Identity Card Mauritius

This page has been updated with information about the new smart card which is replacing the old ID card. Distribution and Collection of the New ID Card This is done according to age. 18 - 22 : October 2013 - November 2013 23 - 33 : December 2013 - January 2014 34 - 44 : February 2014 - March 2014 45 - 55 : April 2014 - May 2014 56 and above : June 2014 - July 2014 However, if you want to get it sooner, you will...

gices - 29 May 2011
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Coiffure à l’ile Maurice

La coiffure est bien plus qu’une simple coupe de cheveux ou une coloration pour couvrir les cheveux blancs. Les coiffeurs, passionnés comme ils sont, vous le diront, c’est de l’art. En donnant libre cours à leur imagination, les coiffeurs souvent changent une tête sans forme en un œuvre d’art, quelque chose de vraiment merveilleux et qui se voit ouvertement. Une coupe c’est bien, mais pas n’importe laquelle; les coif...

yonne - 28 May 2011
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Electricity in Mauritius

The Central Electricity Board (CEB) is the responsible body for the production and distribution of energy on the island under the Ministry of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities. While the CEB (with the head office in Curepipe) produces about 40% of the total energy source in Mauritius, the rest is obtained from Independent Power Producers mainly via sugar estates. The general electricity per capita per year in Mau...

gices - 26 May 2011
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L’accouchement

Votre bébé est prêt à venir au monde et certains signes démontrent l’imminence de l’accouchement - des contractions assez régulières et douloureuses, la perte de glaire et de sang vaginale ou la perte des eaux. Hop, direction la maternité! Il y a plusieurs façons pour accoucher, voire plusieurs positions et le choix revient à vous. Les différentes positions la position allongée : la femme est sur le dos, les pieds ...

gices - 26 May 2011
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Education system in Mauritius

Education has always been an important aspect of the Mauritian society ever since its independence in 1968. It was seen as the key to success for this small, remote island to move by. The education system evolved over time from a private one to a publicly funded one where both boys and girls were given equal access to education. While the PSSA (Private Secondary Schools Association) is responsible for the privately o...

gices - 23 May 2011
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