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Education Ministers to Meet in Mauritius

DONORS and African Ministers of Education across Sub-Saharan Africa converge in Mauritius on Wednesday for the sixth biennial conference of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).

The meeting to run from December 3 - 6, 2003 will bring together 350 participants including 50 African ministers of education, senior ministry officials, representatives of bilateral and multilateral development cooperation agencies, and experts and researchers in various educational fields. Dr. Khiddu Makubuya, Education Minister, ...
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Question regarding hotel amenitites

In the bungalow section, I'm a little confused as to the hotel amenities offered
and I was hoping one of the forum readers may be able to clarify.
In the listing, it says that the rooms have in-room shower.
But then it will say
Toilette separately: Yes.
Does this mean that the facilities are in the room or down the hall?
Another question I have is this:
It says
Room (bb; with fan)
Room ...
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Mauritian Residents

During the period under review, the number of Mauritian residents travelling abroad regressed by 1.3% from 121,705 in 2002 to 120,180 in 2003 and accounted for 18.2% of total departures. The following trends were recorded in the number of Mauritians visiting the major destinations: Malagasy Republic (+69.5%), United Kingdom (+13.2%), Australia (+4.9%), India (+1.2%), Republic of South Africa (-1.6%), France (-2.0%), Reunion Island (-5.7%) and Singapore (-49.2%). Table 2 shows a more detailed distribution of ...
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Tourist Nights

The number of nights spent by tourists during the period January to September 2003 is estimated at 5.0 million, up by 3.5% over the same period of 2002

source: Central Statistics Office
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Gross Tourism Receipts

Data from the Bank of Mauritius indicate that gross tourism receipts for the period January to September of 2003 were of the order of Rs 13,253 million, edged 0.6% lower when compared to Rs 13,329 million for the corresponding period of 2002.

source: Central Statistics Office
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Hotel Statistics

At the end of September 2003, there was a total of 96 registered hotels in operation. Owing to renovation, four hotels were not operational. The total room capacity for these registered hotels in operation was 9,425 with 19,249 bed places. The room occupancy rate for all hotels for the first nine months of 2003 averaged 61% while the bed occupancy rate was 54%.

"Large" hotels, i.e. well-established beach hotels with more than 80 rooms, numbered ...
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Tourist Arrivals, January to September 2003

Tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2003 rose by 3.8% from 482,585 in 2002 to 500,846 in 2003. Further details are given in Tables 3 to 6.

Around 90% of the tourists came mainly for holidays while 4.6% were on business/conference trips, and another 3.4% were in transit (Table 4).

Arrivals from Europe, which accounted for 65.3% of total tourist arrivals, grew by 3.9% to 327,041 during the first nine months of 2003 ...
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The swansong of the dodo

Wed Nov 19,

PARIS (AFP) - The dodo, an ungainly-looking Indian Ocean bird which became a synonym for extinction when it died out some 300 years ago, probably survived nearly three decades beyond the date commonly given for its disappearance, scientists believe.

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The last confirmed sighting of a dodo was on a small islet off Mauritius in 1662, ...
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Dodos demise too early

Reports of Dodos demise too early
Wed Nov 19,11:42 PM ET

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) - Dodos, the flightless birds renowned for being dead, didn't die out completely until about 1690 -- some 30 years later than previously thought, scientists say.

The last confirmed sighting of the lumbering, dim-witted bird that weighed about 23 kilos (51 lb) was on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean in 1662, less than 80 years after ...
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