Here are five affordable things to do in Mauritius

Belle Mare Beach: Mauritius’s wild east coasts beach is home to some of the best white sands and azure ocean on the island. The Belle Mare beach has a string of luxury resorts but having said that you could find a few stretches of public beach for budget day-trippers. Natural history museum & institute: Reconstruction of […]

Korean Expressway kicks off traffic congestion consulting project

The Korea Expressway Corporation in a media release said it kicked off a consulting project for traffic congestion mitigation in Mauritius on March 30.  The opening ceremony for the project with a total value of 12 billion won was attended by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and local government officials. The Korea Expressway Corporation and […]

Bastos, the Angolan fund and Mauritius

The Angolan sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, or FSDEA, manages $5 billion on behalf of Angola. And there are concerns about how it is managed. Its chairman, José Filomeno dos Santos, was appointed by his father, then president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos. dos Santos led the country from 1979 until last […]

Untold political story of Muslims in Mauritius since 1976

The untold political story: The Muslim contribution from 1976 onward Mauritius Muslims have a great political history. However, it is one filled with elements fit for a ‘serie noire’. Muslims are now saying the political class used them for their own gains. The Muslim political history is rigged with betrayals, leadership trivia and a lost political […]

March 83: How hidden forces split the MMM

March 83 will remain a sad day in the glorious history of the MMM and an even sadder one for Mauritius. We saw how the U.S. could have played a hand in the dismissal of President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. We know how India has a heavy hand in the affairs of Mauritius. We also know how France […]

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Still no MH370 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean!

Still no MH370! Is this news fake? Or factual? The search team and the people responsible for the search operations should clarify this. No news is filtering out of the Seabed Constructor. The ultra-sophisticated ship that carries satellite vehicles can scan the equivalent of 140,000 football fields (1,000 sq km) in just 24 hours. While […]

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Mauritius offshore used to to move kickbacks from Angolan sovereign funds?

Key findings of an ICIJ report on Mauritius’ offshore banking show potential breaches in the Island’s financial services. The report says managers of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund used Mauritius to move millions of dollars. The Angolan fund is called Fundo Soberano de Angola, or FSDEA. The report also says these were fees and dividends, while […]

Severity against illegal hotel taxis or a strike is on hand!

The National Transport Authority (NTA) will have a strike on its hands if it fails in its crack-down on illegal hotel taxis. WFTV reported last month that Chinese citizens were abusing the situation. Nevertheless, there is a lack of enforcement and perceived corrupt practices in the industry. “They are driving around as illegal taxi operators,” […]