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THE CHURCH AND SHRINE OF PERE LAVAL

THE CHURCH AND SHRINE OF PERE LAVAL

The Church and Shrine of Pere Laval at Sainte Croix to the north-east is only a short taxi ride or bus journey from Port Louis. Pere Laval arrived as a missionary in 1841 and fought a long campaign to better the plight of the poor and sick. When he died in 1864 his body was buried in the graveyard of the old Church of Ste Croix and became ...
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The threat of pollution

Mauritius, being a small island, has limited space to put waste. With modern products and imports, and the growth of industry and tourism, more and more waste is being dumped in the sea. Sewage is mainly pumped out to sea, without treatment, and pollution is increasing with the growth of the population and tourism.
This can eventually destroy the coral reefs which play an important role in calming the energy of the waves, providing vital ...
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What tourists dislike

Most tourists are disappointed by the lack of environmental care, road quality, road safety and signs, and social disparity in Mauritius. Other areas of dissatisfaction also include value for money in hotels, entertainment and taxi.
These major weaknesses are revealed in a study through face-to-face interviews with departing tourists.
The objectives of the study were to measure positive and negative perceptions and opinions of the tourists on Mauritius and gather actionable and up-to-date information on ...
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You are a Mauritian when...

(Some months ago I received the following words from a friend in MRU:)

.....your house smells like rougaille, briyani or carri poule.
When you tell your parents you got 98% marks in an exam, and they ask you what happened to the other two percent.
When your parents insist that as you understand Creole, you should get an A in GCSE French
You make the Bois Cheri, NOT PG tips
Your parents never buy bin ...
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SIGNAL MOUNTAIN

Signal Mountain is in Port Louis. It is possible to drive up by taking Labourdonnais Street south from the junction with Georges Street. At the end of Labourdonnais Street the road rises up the flanks of the mountain and narrows in parts but the drive is worth the effort. From the small parking area there are different views of the capital, spreading inland in neat blocks to the foot of the Moka Mountains with flatlands ...
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Cyberisland

Very interesting article. :idea:
Source: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


The island of Mauritius is famous as a place for tourists to get away from work, rather than as a place bustling with business activity.

But this tiny nation, located in the Indian Ocean, has big plans to become yet another center of business process outsourcing (BPO), the emerging practice in which companies farm out tasks such as call center operations and accounting. ...
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Where the money goes .....

About 86% of Mauritians have their own houses while the remaining 14% are either living in housing units belonging to parents/relatives/employers or are renting.

Klaus
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Consumption of soft drinks

A Mauritian citizen consumes an average of 90 litres of soft drinks every year and is estimated that consumption will increase further in the future despite the fact that a substantial number of alternative drinks have hit the market recently.

These are the findings of a study by Phoenix Camp Mineral Ltd.
More than 70 million litres of soft drinks are produced and distributed each year, making the business a most lucrative one with a ...
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Literacy rate nearing 90% in Mauritius

The literacy rate of the population aged 12 years and above improved from 80.8% in 1990 to 85.0% today. For males, the rate improved from 85.6% to 88.7% and for females from 76.1% to 81.5%.

The proportion of population with primary school level only or below decreased from 59.4 % in 1990 to 49.8% in 2000.

During the same period, the proportion having passed the School Certificate level increased from 11.2% to 13.6% while the ...
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What`s the philosophy of the US and Europe diplomacy in MRU?

In the 21th century, the principal aim of American and Europe foreign policy is to integrate countries, peoples and organizations into arrangements that will sustain a world consistent with United States and Europe interests and democratic values, and thereby promote peace, prosperity and good governance as widely as possible. Among the goals set by the Europe States and also the U.S. for its overseas missions there are several that protect the nation, advance sustainable development ...
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