Mauritius (i/məˈrɪʃəs/; French:Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French:République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues (560 kilometres (350mi) east), and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues (172km (107mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040km2. The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France. Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.
Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages.
Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287).
Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".
Letter Of supercargo WILLEM JANSZ(OON) to the Managers of the Amsterdam
Chamber, October 6, 1618.
Worshipful Wise Provident Discreet Gentlemen,
(Sailed 1000 miles to eastward in in 38 degrees with notable success.)
The present serves only to inform you that on the 8th of June last with the ship Mauritius we passed Cape de bon esperence, with strong westerly winds, so that we deemed it inadvisable to call at any land, after which we ran a thousand miles to eastward in 38 degrees Southern Latitude, though we should have wished to go still further east.
KOLKATA ... “This is a worrying development and requires cautious handling ... The Bangladesh government has to neutralise these elements,” he said ... Islamist forces seem to have been emboldened by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan,” said Shantanu Mukharji, a former IPS officer and security analyst who has served as National Security Advisor to Mauritius ... .
Tourism industry workers in Mauritius have urged UK holidaymakers to return to the island after being left 'fighting' for jobs due to the worldwide pandemic ... Tourism industry workers in Mauritius have urged UK holidaymakers to return to the island after being left 'fighting' for jobs due to the worldwide pandemic.
Tourism industry workers in Mauritius have urged UK holidaymakers to return to the island after being left “fighting” for jobs due to the worldwide pandemic ... Mauritius is beginning to unlock to tourists after 18 months of closed borders (Ben Birchall/PA) ... Darren Taylor, chief operating officer of the sustainable travel company, said.
The former senior economic adviser at the Prime Minister's Office and the brains behind the Mauritius-Singapore Air Corridor defends the legacy of the project, why it has been misunderstood and why it should be revived ....
Swift Petrotrade Group (SPG), a Ghanaian-owned international petroleum and petrochemical trading company, has closed a Joint-Venture deal with Hatch Energy Group (HEG), an international oil and energy services company, to provide specialised upstream services ... Mr Ellis P ... SPG has offices in Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Greece and Ghana ... .
A number of customers of the AbsaSeychelles bank were victims of a series of fraudulent and unauthorised transactions by online merchants over the recent weekend, whereby money were debited from their accounts without their permission ... “It was around 11am yesterday ... A nice lady from their Mauritius office assisted me ... Another customer said.
This treasure trove of ill-gotten treasure has been culled from over ‘11.9 million files from 14 offshore law firms and service providers [,] such as TridentTrust, one of the world’s largest offshore service providers, with offices in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Mauritius, Singapore and other secrecy jurisdictions, including the U.S ... .
This programme is expected to be of 12 months duration during which India, in collaboration with the TIWB Secretariat and support of the UNDPCountryOffice in Mauritius and Seychelles, aims to aid Seychelles in strengthening its tax administration by transferring technical ...