Mauritius Launches Creative Portal to Promote Local Handicraft

An online platform – The Creative Mauritius project (CM), has been launched to enhance the aiming visibility and market linkages to craftsmen of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah launched the CM at the headquarters of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in Port Louis. The objectives of the CM project is […]

Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education

Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at UOM, Réduit. During the ceremony, ten Mauritian students sponsored by Huawei received their certificate of admission for […]

Mauritius unemployment rate down to 7.3 pct in 2016

Mauritius’ unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in 2016 from 7.9 percent in the previous year, the country’s statistics office said on Thursday. Statistics Mauritius said in a statement this was the lowest level since 2008 when unemployment rate was at 7.2 percent. “The population of working age … numbered 975,500, of whom 581,000 consisted […]

Mauritius: Launching of Bee Reserve Zone

A Bee reserve zone and organic honey production, in view to boost the apicultural sector and promote sustainable agricultural development, were launched last week at Les Salines, Petite Rivière Noire. This initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security aims to further encourage beekeepers to fully explore and expand this potential sector. Speaking at […]

Central Bank of Mauritius gov visits India INX

Governor of Central Bank of Mauritius Rameswurlall Basant Roi today said BSEs international exchange at GIFT City in Gujarat can provide a low-cost platform for issuers in Africa to raise capital. Roi, who visited India International Exchange (India INX) here, said the platform can provide a “hosted model stock exchanges to many African countries who […]

Mauritius: The Tropical Paradise Looking to Become a Blockchain Hub

Known as the home of lush tropical beaches, the world’s second-oldest horse racetrack and the now-extinct Dodo bird, the East African island nation of Mauritius is seeking to brand itself as a regional haven for blockchain innovation. Since its independence in 1968, the former Dutch, French and British colony has become one of the most […]