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  1. WIll always remain a steadfast friend, India assures MauritiusRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | Newkerala.com

    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday assured Mauritius that India will always remain "a steadfast friend and partner" as she paid tribute to the "girmitiyas", the nearly half a million Indians who arrived in the island to work as indentured labourers in the 19th century. Sushma Swaraj, who is here on a three-day visit, emphasized that India-Mauritius relations "have an emotional connect".

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  2. Mauritius' Aapravasi Ghat: Remembering the pain of half a million Indian workersRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | Newkerala.com

    A flight of 14 steps on which the first batch of 36 Indians climbed after they landed on Mauritian soil on Nov 2, 1834 to work as indentured labourers still stands. The steps, on which almost half a million Indians climbed over the next 80 years at the Aapravasi Ghat here, are a symbolic reminder of the British Empire's 'Great Experiment' - using "free" labour to replace slaves to work in their sugar plantations.

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  3. India pays tribute to indentured labourers on 180th Aapravasi DiwasRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | Newkerala.com

    India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday paid tribute to the 'girmitiyas', the nearly half a million Indians who arrived in Mauritius to work as indentured labourers in the 19th century, saying their sacrifice did not go in vain as they went on to become the architects of a resurgent and confident new Mauritius. In a speech at the commemoration of the 180th anniversary of Aapravasi Diwas here, the day the first batch of 36 Indians arrived in 1834, Sushma Swaraj said the Indians by dint of their hard work and sacrifice "paved the road for the freedom and prosperity that are enjoyed in Mauritius today".

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  4. Indian Navy ships reach MauritiusRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Newkerala.com

    On a two-month-long overseas deployment, Indian naval ships Mumbai, Talwar and Deepak arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, Friday, a statement said. Under the Command of Rear Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, the three ships, along with INS Teg, will be going to different parts of east Africa and the south Indian Ocean region.

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  5. Mauritius: International Indentured Labour Route Project Approved By UnescoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    The International Indentured Labour Route Project centered around Aapravasi Ghat and symbolising the story of some 500 000 Indentured Labourers, the vast majority from India who were recruited to work on the sugar cane plantations in Mauritius after the abolition of slavery, has been approved by UNESCO, announced the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee yesterday at a press conference in Port Louis. According to him, Aapravasi Ghat is one of the oldest surviving entry and transit point associated with indentured labour.

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  6. Mauritius: Govt Ranks 28th Worldwide in Overall Ease of Doing Business 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    Mauritius tops Africa's Sub-Saharan economies and is ranked at the 28th position worldwide on Overall Ease of Doing Business, according to the World Bank group's Doing Business 2015 Report entitled: Going Beyond Efficiency, launched yesterday. Mauritius has climbed one place compared to its 29th position in Overall Ease of Doing Business 2014.

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  7. Banlaw Africa closing its operationsRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | GhanaWeb

    Banlaw Africa is closing its operations in the country as part of a restructuring process that the company says will consolidate its position in the West African mining and civil works market. A liquidator has been appointed to ensure an orderly close-down of the Ghana business.

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  8. Mauritius: 4th Trade Policy Review - Mauritius Largely Compliant With WTO ObligationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    October 28, 2014: Mauritius was found to be largely compliant with its World Trade Organisation obligations and was referred to as a top performer at the meeting of the country's Fourth Trade Policy Review on 22 October in Geneva. The Trade Policy Review is a transparency exercise which takes place every six years for Mauritius.

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  9. Mauritius: Towards the Finalisation of the National Employment Policy for MauritiusRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    A two-day tripartite workshop to finalise the draft National Employment Policy for Mauritius after consultation with the various stakeholders opened this morning at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles. An initiative of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation , the workshop is serving as platform for the tripartite constituents namely representatives of Employers, Workers Government and the Private sector to take cognizance, analyse and make recommendations on the draft NEP.

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  10. East Africa: Comesa-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA to Be Launched Mid-December 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area would be launched during the Tripartite Summit of Heads of State and Government in mid-December 2014, in Egypt, taking into account the fact that the majority of the Tripartite Member/Partner States have made ambitious tariff offers and were agreed on Rules of Origin to be applied in the interim whilst further work continues on product specific Rules of Origin. This is the outcome of the Tripartite Sectoral Committee of Ministers meeting on trade held in Bujumbura, Burundi on 24 and 25 October 2014.

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  11. Choppergate CBI may seek info from Singapore SeychellesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Hindustan Times

    The Seychelles and Singapore connections have emerged in the probe for the first time. "The probe has taken under its scanner certain transactions from an accused Tunisian firm to an intermediary firm in Mauritius, which in turn, routed the funds to a few other firms based in the same country as well as in Singapore and Seychelles," said a CBI source.

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  12. Scout leader with epilepsy prepares for record row across the Indian OceanRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | IcNetwork

    A scout leader with epilepsy and his friend are hoping to become the fastest pair to row across the Indian Ocean. Ashley Wilson and James Ketchell tried their vessel - named the Nothing's Impossible - at the Docklands Scout Project in South Dock on Saturday.

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  13. Sugar cane offers sweet prospectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | BBC News

    As we drive around the island of Mauritius, I suddenly realise we've driven a few kilometres and I've seen nothing but sugar cane. Sugar cane is everywhere in Mauritius.

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  14. The Mauritius Union Assurance Company Limited. (MUA) : Company...Read the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | PR-inside.com

    The report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. World Market Intelligence strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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  15. Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola - But At What Cost?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | National Public Radio

    Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius, known as the "Switzerland of Africa" because of its wealth and its mountains. The country has banned visitors from Ebola-stricken nations.

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  16. SeychellesRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2014 | State Department

    The Republic of Seychelles consists of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa. The main islands of the archipelago include Mahe, which is the largest, followed by Praslin and La Digue.

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  17. Terrorism drug linkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Yahoo!

    Heroin sold on Australian streets is funding Islamic terrorists in East Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime believes. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who was briefed on the growing heroin trade in the Indian Ocean during high level meetings in Port Louis, Mauritius, this week, described the growing "narco-terrorism" threat as "terrifying".

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  18. Compton Bassett rower lands spot in record booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | This is Wiltshire

    Calne rower Alex Simpson and his three crewmates have set a world record for the fastest crossing of the Indian Ocean after completing a 3,370 nautical mile journey. The crew, Fast Row West, completed the journey from Exmouth, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles in 71 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes and, with an average age below 23, became the youngest ever crew to cross an ocean.

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  19. Appleby Opens Fifth Offshore Location in MauritiusRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2007 | Lipper HedgeWorld News

    Appleby Hunter Bailhache, a provider of offshore legal, fund administration and trust services, is to open a new office in the Mauritius capital, Port Louis. The firm has announced that it expects the office to be operational in February this.

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  20. New suspects in Michaela McAreavey murder caseRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | Dromore Today

    Police investigating the murder of honeymoon bride Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius more than three years ago are understood to be focusing on four new potential suspects. The 27-year-old daughter of Tyrone manager Mickey Harte was murdered in her honeymoon suite at the luxury Legends hotel on January 10, 2011.

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