See also: Mauritius news

Ackbarally, Nasseem - Mauritius: A Cyber-Island in the Making
"A cyber city is being built at Ebene, 15 kilometres south of the capital Port Louis, to attract foreign firms. Those firms currently investing in the island are offered low corporate tax of 15 per cent, free repatriation of profits and exemption of customs duties on equipment and raw materials." Article from Panos Institute.

Air Mauritius
Online booking, track cargo, schedules, their helicopter service, offices worldwide, etc.

Australian Digital Theses Program
"...a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian Universities....provides access to PhD and Masters by Research theses only." Databases of full text theses.

Includes - Effectiveness of a performance appraisal system in the Mauritian public service: raters' and ratees'. by Nalini L. Luckheenarain

Bank of Mauritius (Port Louis)
The central bank (like the Federal Reserve) for Mauritius. Has the full text of their Monthly Bulletin, annual report, the Year 2000 Project at the Bank of Mauritius, etc. Email:

Bois Marchand Cemetery Archive (1867-1930)
In English. Burial registers dating from August 1867 to October 1921.  Includes the name, age, sex, place of birth, date and place of death, cause of death, marital status, names of the declarants of death, date of burial, type of burial (pauper, private), number of row, grave and square.  "This was the largest cemetery in the Indian Ocean at the time."  Digital copies of the material can also be found at the National Archives of Mauritius, Stanford University Libraries, and the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund. Received from project holder Dr Krish Seetah, January 2020. Project description.

Cane Planters and Millers Arbitration & Control Board
"Its main functions are to arbitrate disputes between planters and millers, to control the milling and weighing of canes and to determine the  quantity of sugar and by products accruing to planters and millers."

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources...' With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs, road/transport including road distances, economic profile, etc. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

Cooperation Maurice - Mozambique
In French. "Une initiative du Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Pêche et des Coopératives." Site to encourage business with Mozambique. or

Coral Reefs - Action Atlas
Site by Mother Jones magazine and the Coral Reef Alliance in Berkeley, California on endangered coral reefs in Mauritius, and other countries.
Main page:
African coral reefs:

Government on the Internet - Mauritius government sites.
Mauritian Sites - directory of sites, loads faster than Mauritian Web Links.
Mauritian Web Links - huge directory of all sites from Mauritius. Takes a while to load.

Elections 2000 - Mauritius
Reports on the Sept. 11, 2000 Mauritius election. "is almost certainly one of the oldest democracies among all the countries, which, like it, belong to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It has had a legislative council with elected members since 1885, long before it achieved independence in 1968..." Elections 2000 is from the Southern African Research & Documentation Centre.

Ethnologue - Mauritius
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides numbers of speakers by language, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.
Main Page:

Geoweb. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Create custom maps easily. Maps are about 4 x 4 inches. In English, French, Spanish. Select a language, choose the country, select Maps and Satellite Images. Create maps showing administrative boundaries, cities, roads, rivers, railroads, population, crops, satellite images of Cold Cloud Duration and Vegetation Index, etc.

Gurib-Fakim, Ameena - President of Mauritius
June 2015 she became the first woman President of Mauritius. She was the managing director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research (Cephyr) and a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Mauritius. Her TED talk and other interviews.  Her Wikipedia page

Hyatt, Stanley Portal - Diary of a Soldier of Fortune (London, Collins, 1911)
The full text online of Stanley Hyatt's book is provided by Ronald J. Wilson of Spokane, Washington. Hyatt travelled in Rhodesia (also to Mozambique, Mauritius, Australia, the Philippines). Includes photographs of early Bulawayo, a glossary created by Wilson. One can download the complete book in ASCII text.

Commercial directory. Under construction.

International Trade Centre. Executive Forum
It's 1999 Executive Forum had a case study (in English, French, Spanish) on Mauritius' approach to national export strategy, "Mauritius, a Coordinated Approach Based on Institutional Specialization." The full text is in Adobe PDF format. The ITC Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) is "...the focal point in the United Nations system for technical cooperation with developing countries in trade promotion."

Internet Society - Mauritius Chapter
A non-profit, founded 2000, "...dedicated to promoting the use of the Internet for research, communication and collaboration." The Mauritius Chapter of the internaitonal Internet Society. Based in Pointe Aux Sables, Mauritius.

Jensen, Mike - Internet Connectivity in Mauritius
Excellent information on internet service and telecommunications in Mauritius.
See also the main page, African Internet Connectivity.

Library of Congress Country/Area Studies - Indian Ocean, Five Island Countries
Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives. Published 1995. 407 pages.

Mauritius. Board of Investment
"...the official Investment Promotion Agency of the Government of Mauritius." Business opportunities, setting up a business, environmental and health guidelines, etc.

Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry
"...established in 1850, is the oldest non-profit institution representing the private sector in Mauritius." News. The annual, Economy in Figures, is online. Import & Export statistics by country, tariffs, taxes, starting a business, etc.

Mauritius. Government
Official site.

Mauritius - Statistics Mauritius
Censuses, consumer price indices, Mauritius in figures, trade statistics, tourist arrivals, household surveys, ICT, etc. [KF]

Mauritius Island On-Line
Embassies directory and visa requirements, business, centre, travel, tour, hotel information, maps. Maintained by CompNet Solutions & Services (Maryland, U.S.).

Mauritius Labour Party / Parti Travailliste (Port Louis)
In French. Mauritius political party founded in 1936. Is a member of the Socialist International.

Mauritius. Ministry of Health
Statistics on malaria, TB, cancer, noise pollution, family planning & demography yearbook, HIV, etc. [KF]

Mauritius. National Assembly
Hansard, 2009-

Mauritius. National Computer Board
Official site.

Mauritius. President and State House

Mauritius. Prime Minister's Office

Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Provides visa requirements, useful addresses and phone nos., basic information on the country, tours, places to visit, etc. They will answer travel related questions.

Mauritius Wildlife Foundation
"...the only non-governmental organisation in Mauritius to be exclusively concerned with the conservation of endemic species." On a site hosted by CompNet Solutions & Services (Maryland, U.S.).

Basic country information, a map, brief information on its energy sources and consumption.. By MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd. a business consulting company in Claremont, South Africa.

Mouvement Militant Mauricien, MMM
In French. Political party, founded in the late 1960s by Paul Bérenger and other Mauritius students. Party news, party history, party constitution.

Mouvement Republicain
In French and English. Opposition and Green party."Le Mouvement Républicain est une organisation militante qui se situe dans la grande famille de gauche généreuse, humaniste et non-conformiste". Rama Valayden is the leader. Has party manifesto, code of conduct, structure. Party based in Rose Hill, Mauritius.

Mouvement Rodriguais
In English and French. Political Party promoting the development of Rodrigues Island. ."...aims at bringing changes in the country by privileging a cut with the old conservative ideas which have produced the results that we know today in terms of economic stagnation, unemployment, pollution lack of adequate public infrastructure, lack of water, low level of education of the populatiion etc...." Has party history, structure and photographs. Based in Ile Rodrigues, Mauritius. Web site based Provo, Utah.

Mouvement Socialiste Militant, MSM
In English and French. Political party. Founded in 1983 by Sir Anerood Jugnauth. New leader is Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Minister of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources. Party history, manifesto, structure, press releases, calendar of events, leaders' biographies, photographs. Based in Mauritius.

National Computer Board
A parastatal created to "promote the accelerated diffusion of information technology" in Mauritius. Hosting for government web sites, Government on the Internet. Has information on IT issues and companies, a Y2K Site.

National Strategies for Sustainable Development, NSSD
Has the full text of Bass S.M.J. and Dalal-Clayton D.B. (1995): Small Island States and Sustainable Development: Strategic Issues and Experience, (Environmental Planning Issues No.8), International Institute for Environment and Development, London. "focuses on the ecological, economic and social factors which typify small island states, and lead to their vulnerabilities." Includes case studies of recent island strategies in Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Caribbean, St Helena and the Solomon Islands. "the goal of the project is to encourage the implementation of nssds in all countries by 2005, so as to ensure that current trends in the loss of environmental resources are effectively reversed at both global and national levels by 2015."

Official SADC Trade, Industry & Investment Review
Includes a country profile on Mauritius. Covers the economy, environment, labor, culture, tourism, trade fairs. Published by Southern African Marketing Company Ltd (Gaborone, Botswana) in assoc. with the SADC Secretariat.

Orange Mauritius
In French. Mauritius telecom, internet company. Links to Mauritius web sites. Formerly Servihoo Magazine. Based in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Population Index on the Web
Retrieve citations to articles, book chapters, books, government documents, dissertations through a keyword search. The online database covers all issues of Population Index from 1986+ (Vols. 52+) and a broad range of subjects: women's issues, fertility, migration, child mortality, economic development and population, nutrition and health, urban and rural spatial distribution, statistics. The Index is published by Princeton University's Office of Population Research.

Public Relations Office of the Sugar Industry - Mauritius (PROSI)
In French and English. Has the full text of Sugar in Mauritius, (5th Edition published May 1997, includes a history), has full text articles from its PROSI Magazine, information on the Joint Economic Council, etc. Hosts the Public Relations Association (Mauritius) web site.

Recipes from Mauritius - Madeleine Philippe
In English. Recipes with photos. Has a mailing list for new recipes and tips on Mauritian cooking.

Robillard, Didier de - "Contribution a un inventaire des particularités lexicales du français de l'île Maurice"
In French. Full text of the book. (Vanves : EDICEF, c1993. 143 p.) Has a short bibliography.

Société Royale des Arts et des Sciences

In French. Includes rare flowers discovered by members.

[Speedy] Sarah Speedy: Daughter of Colonel Squire, Wife of Major Speedy ~ Recollections 1818 to 1859
Edited by Allan Lawrence Tristram Speedy. Full text account. 33 p. Sarah Speedy relates her travels in India, Mauritius, South Africa from 1818-1859, meeting with Robert Moffat, the missionary, helping Colonel Graham mark out Grahamstown and other events. Allan Speedy, the great great grandson of Sarah Speedy, lives in New Zealand.

Stanford University. Mauritian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Project
The "...aim of this project is to understand how European colonial activity influenced environmental and cultural transformations..." Research themes - environment, imperial (colonial) powers, slavery, indenture. Director of the project is Dr. Krish Seetah, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University.

Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Market statistics, company information, etc. Based in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Talipot Productions Ltd. - Mauritius
In French and English. Sells cd-roms about Mauritius (tourism, history, folklore, etc.), information on books, poetry published in Mauritius.

"We provide professional web hosting services to ISPs and Internet consultants in Africa. Tangaza was designed to assist small-to-medium sized African companies." Based in Mauritius. Works with Comtrends " American company who offers advanced Internet services to ISPs around the world. Based in Atlanta Georgia, Comtrends operates the servers and network that are the backbone of Tangaza's service."

Telecom Plus Ltd.
In English and French. A subsidiary of Mauritius Telecom and France Telecom. Provides internet, fax, phone service, distance learning, videoconferencing. Has tourism information, etc.

Transparency Mauritius
Site to oppose corruption. Affiliated with Transparency International. See the Press Releases for Mauritius specific content.

Travel Document Systems - Mauritius Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition.

UNEVOC, International Project on Technical and Vocational Education
UNEVOC is "UNESCO's International Project on Technical and Vocational Education...dedicated to developing and improving technical and vocational education in UNESCO's Member States." Has a directory of UNEVOC's African centres for technical and vocational education and full text reports such as "Polytechnic Education in Mauritius" by K. A. Kasenally (May 2000).

United Kingdom. Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Travel information for Mauritius.

United Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld
Has an search engine. Be sure to put in Search All Databases under the box "Limit Scope of Search" if you want the most complete results.
Search engine:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Mauritius
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information provides keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD(similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation. Scroll down half way to locate the Congressional Record Text: Congress: 106th (1999-2000), 105th (1997-98), 104th (1995-96), 103rd (1993-94). Searching the TEXT database will produce more retrievals. For example, find U.S. military sales to Mauritius (not very much).

U.S. Department of State. Consular Information Sheet - Mauritius

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Mauritius
20132012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

United States. Embassy. Port Louis, Mauritius
Visa information, holidays.

United States. National Weather Service - Mauritius
Has weather for Plaisance. Provides information for wind, visibility, temperature, heat index, dew point, relative humidity, pressure, and a 24 hour summary.

University of Mauritius
Includes the University's Newsletter, faculty, courses, university history, student organizations, etc.

Washington Times - Supplement on Mauritius
"...information on the business, economy, government and tourism in the Republic of Mauritius." Includes offshore finance, the story of the dodo bird.

World Wildlife Fund
Locate information on African countries and topics thru their keyword search engine.