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The natural island landscape of Mauritius is predicted to very vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change. The effects of climate change are predicted to increase natural disasters and increase the sensitivity of the ecosystems.1 The government has begun to allocate portions of its overall budget to create climate change mitigation agencies.2 Steps have also been taken to increase green technology and eco-friendly programs. The government recently announced that there will be a 50% tax reduction on hybrid/electric cars.3

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1 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/africa/global-climate-change-alliance-for-mauritius
2 Ibid
3 http://gcca.eu/sites/default/files/soraya.khosravi/gcca-mauritius14nov2013.pdf
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Mauritius News

Post-Bulletin 
For now, though, he's concentrating on “Mauritius,” especially since a family emergency has caused a member of the cast to drop out of the show. Gundersheimer himself is stepping in at the last minute to take that part on stage. The rest of the cast ... See more..
Public Finance International 
Technology is the “way forward” in the fight against corruption in Africa, the president of Mauritius has said. President Ameena Gurib-Fakim said corruption, both in reality and in perception, has a toxic affect on investment and is a “tax on the poor ... See more..
CoinDesk 
A commercial bank in Mauritius has inked a deal with blockchain lending startup SALT to test the use of digital assets as collateral for loans. The "exploratory" deal between the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) and SALT, which offers a platform allowing ... See more..
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Daily Mail 
Not every beach resort has a yoga instructress who once was Miss Paris. 'Hear the birds and feel the breeze on your skin,' says Isabelle Lamant. It's 8.15am at the Constance Prince Maurice hotel on Mauritius's east coast, and a British trio is ... See more..
Lancashire Evening Post 
Coppull father and son Ian and James Fox have won the first ever American Golf Tournament of Champions. The two-day competition took place at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf Club on the tropical island of Mauritius. The pair, who play at Leyland Golf Club ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Several women working as cleaners in schools around the island are expected to go on hunger strike later today. They will be joined by unionists Jane Ragoo and Reeaz Chuttoo. They are hoping that their actions will force the hand of the government in ... See more..
The Independent 
A story that came out during the weekend on the website sundaytimesmauritius.com – which is a weekly newspaper in the tiny Indian Ocean republic of Mauritius probably showed the way how a government receives donations from Saudi Arabia! See more..
Financial Times 
Long the Luxembourg of Africa, the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius wants to become its Singapore instead. Like the Grand Duchy, Mauritius is famed for playing host to offshore banking assets that dwarf its economy, but with many more white beaches. See more..
South Coast Herald 
THIS is the fourth year that Creston College rugby players were invited to enter the Vision Sport Mauritius 7s rugby tour in Mauritius. Coach Dawie Snyman accompanied them. It was a wonderful opportunity to play against international sides and afforded ... See more..
Financial Express 
Diwali is pronounced 'Divali' in Mauritian creole. Traditionally, clay oil lamps are placed in front of every home turning the island into a fairyland of flickering lights. Divali is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Mauritius as this country has a ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Area

Total 2,040 sq km
Land 2,030 sq km
Water 10 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
Climate

tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Natural Resources

arable land, fish ;
Natural Hazards

cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution, degradation of coral reefs

Demographics

Nationality
Mauritian
Population
1,322,238 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. For most of this period, annual growth has been on the order of 5% to 6%. This achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and ...See More accounts for 15% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development in these sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion. Mauritius, with its strong textile sector, has been well poised to take advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Mauritius' sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped to mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-12, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$20.53 billion (2012 est.); $19.88 billion (2011 est.); $19.15 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

32% of GDP (2012 est.); 31% of GDP (2011 est.); 31% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish
Industries

food processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism