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Mauritius first in Sub-Saharan Africa on ICT; comes in first 50 globally: WEF

April 15, 2015 | The island economy has topped the list of countries harnessing information technology in Sub-Saharan Africa and is ranked 45 on a global scale by the World Economic Forum.  (Image: Mauritius tops the list among Sub-Saharan African countries that are harnessing information t...
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Mauritius Tourism Minister boosts tie-up with Seychelles on Vanilla Islands project

March 10, 2015 | The exchange between Mauritius tourism minister, Xavier-Luc Duval (right), and his Seychelles counterpart, Alain St.Ange, focused on measures that would consolidate the partnership between the two islands, notably with regards to the Vanilla Islands, an initiative which saw the participatio...
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IMF uses Mauritius as model to drive Senegal to emerging economy status

February 4, 2015 | International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (L) meets with Senegal's Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne (R) on January 30, 2015 in Dakar, Senegal. (Image: Stephen Jaffe/IMF via Getty Images) Last Thursday, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fun...
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Official poster launched for Indian Ocean Island Games slated for Reunion in Aug

January 27, 2015 | More than 2,200 participants, featuring 2,000 athletes and executive managers, are expected in Reunion for the Games at the beginning of August 2015.(Image: MCB) The official poster of the 9th Indian Ocean Island Games, which will take place on Reunion Island from 1st till 8th Au...
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Economic forum of Indian Ocean islands assesses regional economic cooperation

October 24, 2014 | This tenth edition is considered a golden opportunity to assess the decade of economic cooperation and business partnerships at the regional level, spurring the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Indian Ocean (UCCIOI) to present its road map for the next few years to come. (Im...
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Mauritius & Cabo Verde take top 2 slots in 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

September 30, 2014 | Mo Ibrahim, chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that compiles the IIAG index, unveiled the index at a press conference held at the University of London on Monday, 29 September 2014. (Image: Nazret) Mauritius was ranked first in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG),...
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Mauritius & Seychelles buy new Airbus aircraft to enhance air experience

July 30, 2014 | In addition, Air Seychelles will revise schedules for routes to and from Mauritius as from December, operating morning departures on Monday, Friday and Saturday, with the Saturday service on the larger Airbus A330-200 aircraft providing additional 29% seat capacity. (Image: Zahir Hatteea) ...
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Mauritius-issued diplomas now recognized in Seychelles

July 22, 2014 | Mauritius’ Tertiary Education Minister Rajeshwar Jeetah (left) welcomed the strengthening of regional ties between the universities of the two economic powerhouses in the Indian Ocean. (Image: GIS) The Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) and its counterpart, the Seychelle...
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Soaring high: Air Mauritius ranked second best airlines in Africa

July 21, 2014 | This has been a great month for Air Mauritius, as on July 08, 2014 the national carrier was awarded the prestigious 4-star professional quality rating by airline and airport consultancy Skytrax. (Image: MCB) Air Mauritius distinguished itself as the second best airline in Africa ...
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Mauritius leads innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa; ranked in Top 50 globally

July 21, 2014 | Mauritius (40th), Seychelles (51st) and South Africa (53rd) are the only three Sub-Saharan African countries to hit the upper half of the Global Innovation Index rankings this year. (Image: ZD Net) Mauritius yet again leads the region on innovation, having been ranked 40th world-...
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Mauritius biggest improver in small island developing states on e-government: UN

June 30, 2014 | The island improved its global rank from 93rd to 76th out of 193 member states of the United Nations and is ranked second in Africa after Tunisia. (Image: Open text) Mauritius has emerged as the second highest-ranked countries in Africa, improving its rank from 93rd to 76th out...
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Mauritius & Seychelles: Lack of research support for small island developing states

June 26, 2014 | Mauritius Foreign Affairs Minister Arvin Boolell echoed Seychelles, saying the oceans are the key to food, energy and water security as well as fuel innovation and would be the “next frontier” for the development of SIDS. (Image: Board of Investment, Mauritius) A lack of inte...
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Mauritius: Climate change eroding competitiveness of Small Island Developing States

June 24, 2014 | Mauritius Environment Minister Devanand Virahsawmy stressed that climate change is affecting the progress of SIDS on their respective sustainable development pathways (Image:File Photo/IISD) Climate change is causing serious repercussions on the economic competitiveness of Small...
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Mauritius to get ocean economy pointers at UN Small Island Developing States summit

June 23, 2014 | The Sustainable Development Goals 'zero-draft' document lists 17 suggested topics to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire next year, and includes climate change as a development goal. (Image: Norway UN) The island economy can look forward to tips on develop...
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World Environment Day: Small Island Developing States combat climate change

June 10, 2014 | Accordingly, “Raise your voice, not the sea level,” was the United Nations' chant on the World Environment Day. (Image: Updates Nation) On the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2014, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) chose as its theme the Small Isl...
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Mauritius parliamentary delegation meets Seychelles Tourism Minister

June 6, 2014 |

Alain St.Ange made use of this golden opportunity to brief the delegation on a range of issues of mutual interest, with inter-island cooperation in tourism being high on the agenda (Image: Seychelles News Agency)

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ICT in focus: Web Cup to be held in Indian Ocean Region on 7 & 8 June

May 5, 2014 |

The Web Cup 2014 is a 24-hour website creation challenge to be held on 7 and 8 June 2014 across Mauritius, Réunion Island, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mayotte. (Image: Reunion WebCup)

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Seychelles and Mauritius collaborate over business promotion and tourism

April 28, 2014 | The first Seychelles-Mauritius business forum was organized jointly by the Board of Investment of Mauritius and the Seychelles Investment Board. (Image: MBC) Seychelles and Mauritius are collaborating on twin fronts of business promotion and tourism focus to take the Indian Ocean...
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Mauritian entrepreneurs to boost links with Seychelles at International Fair

April 24, 2014 | More than 50 Mauritian companies, including four from Rodrigues Island, will showcase their products and services to Seychellois buyers and businessmen. (Image: Indian Ocean) The first Mauritius International Trade Fair (MITF) in Seychelles, which starts today and lasts till Apri...
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Indian Ocean tourism gets record visibility with Seychelles Carnival

April 17, 2014 | Jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and South Africa KwaZulu Natal, the Carnival International de Victoria, which is in its fourth edition, has registered a record-breaking number of international press converging to the islands to cover the event. (Image: Grand...
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IMF forecasts 3.7% growth for Mauritius in 2014 in latest global economic outlook

April 15, 2014 | The strengthening of the recovery from the Great Recession in the advanced economies is a welcome development, according to IMF staff. (Image: IMF) Mauritius is expected to grow at 3.7% in 2014 and 4% in 2015 and 2016 each, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) r...
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Mauritius-Seychelles Business Forum & Trade Expo slated for April

March 17, 2014 | Mauritius Finance Minister Xavier-Luc Duval and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles, Jean-Paul Adam signed a bilateral agreement in September to enhance air and sea routes services to boost inter-regional trade. (Image: Government of Mauritius) The Mauritius-Seychelles ...
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Vanilla Islands’ representatives meet at 2014 ITB Tourism Trade Fair

March 10, 2014 | The primary objective of the meeting was to discuss the end of the current presidency of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, held by Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange. (Image: Indian Ocean Times) The Mauritius stand at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin, one ...
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Tourism alert: Mauritius bookings for March to December zoom up

March 6, 2014 | The Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) is currently underway in Germany, and serves to show that tourism in the Indian Ocean region is looking up. (Image: Frankfurt Tourism) One of the most important tourism trade fairs globally, the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berl...
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Beachcomber delegation meets Seychelles Tourism Minister for way forward

February 24, 2014 | The aim of this meeting was to discuss the future of the tourism industry with Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange and to gain information on the new developments in air connectivity and upcoming hotels.(Image: Indian Ocean Times) Leading hospitality brand Beachcomber Hotel...
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MTPA questions regional cooperation; rattles Mauritius tourism sector

February 3, 2014 | As much as Mauritius is an integral part of the regional tourism body of the Vanilla Islands, the island economy does not know at this late stage if it will be participating in the coming Carnival of Victoria in Seychelles. (Image: Soca News) In a surprising turn of events, Mau...
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IOC Heads of State summit slated for July at Comoros

January 22, 2014 | Secretary General Jean Claude de l'Estrac noted that greater connectivity by air is a major concern for member states. (Image: IOC website) The 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government has been scheduled for July at Comoros, according to Jean Claude de l'Estrac, Secretary Gene...
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Indian Ocean gets first 4-star certified airline in Air Seychelles

January 6, 2014 |

Besides clinching the 4-star rating and moving to second place among African airlines, Seychelles’ national carrier has also bagged third place among Best Airline Staff in Africa and ranks fourth in the Most Improved category. (Image: Air Seychelles)Read More

Comoros hosts Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands meet

December 18, 2013 | Tourism representatives of five Vanilla Islands met in Moroni, Comoros, under the chairmanship of Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange, also the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organisation. (Image: eHabari) The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands met this wee...
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Indian Ocean islands unite to boost tourism

October 25, 2013 |

Seeking to give a boost to cultural tourism, the 27th edition of the Seychelles Festival Kreol will see international delegates from Mauritius, Rodrigues and Mexico come together for six days from today to the end of the month. (Image: Festival Kreol Sesel 201...
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