Expat news in Mauritius

News at a glance: interest rate hike for bank loans
News at a glance: interest rate hike for bank loans
The increase in the Repo rate is not without consequences. This has led to an increase in interest rates for bank loans. Also in the news, the sun is expected to come out again over the weekend.
Recipe of the week : The farata
Recipe of the week : The farata
Rainy weather calls for faratas. So this week, Expat.com brings to you the recipe for this Mauritian delicacy.
Creole expression : Tir so kanet dan zwe
Creole expression : Tir so kanet dan zwe
Expat.com is back with a new creole expression to give you an idea of the richness of this language. This week, we offer you "tir kanet dan zwe".

Expat news

News at a glance: Inflation reaches 12.2% in December
News at a glance: Inflation reaches 12.2% in ...
As expected, inflation rose for the month of December reaching 12.2%. Also in the news, nearly 1 million tourists set foot on Mauritian soil in 2022 and a new bill against domestic violence is in the works.
News at a glance: Reservoir fill rate below 40
News at a glance: Reservoir fill rate below ...
Summer rains are overdue. The average reservoir fill rate has dropped to less than 40%. Also in the news, almost 900,000 tourists have visited the country this year.
News of the week: towards an ecological disaster in St-Brandon
News of the week: towards an ecological ...
The sinking of the "Yu Feng", a Taiwanese fishing boat, is worrying. Especially at a time when the weather in the region is not great, the authorities are struggling to approach the boat, while there are signs of diesel spillage. Also in the news, the key interest rate has been raised to 4.5%.

Content from our partners

Christmas party: 100% local gift ideas
Christmas party: 100% local gift ideas
One way to show love this Christmas is showering your loved ones with presents. This year, opt for truly Mauritian gifts from local artisans and made with love. Here are some options.
Mauritius: The perfect destination to fulfil your retirement dream
Economic Development Board
Mauritius: The perfect destination to fulfil ...
Are you looking to graduate to the next stage of your life and retire in one of the most gorgeous and peaceful islands in the world? Are you considering spending your golden years away from the city's hustle and bustle, snowy, busy and crowded spaces and settle down in the midst of a harmonious environment where mountains and valleys meet the turquoise lagoons? If you are 50 years old and above and looking to retire abroad without compromising home comforts or quality healthcare, look no further, Mauritius is the best place to retire right now.
Verdant Garden, an urban life close to nature
Nexteracom
Verdant Garden, an urban life close to nature
With its warm tropical climate, lush green nature, warm lagoons and sandy beaches, Mauritius is a haven for many expats and digital nomads.  Yet, despite the promises of a sun-kissed laid-back Mauritius that awaits at the end of the road, moving can often be a stressful business. Whether for work or play, or simply for a change of scenery, moving abroad can be an exhausting journey full of trials and tribulations, anxiety and uncertainties. Opting for the right place of residence can take a huge load off the stress level and turn moving into an infinitely more relaxing, enjoyable and exciting endeavor.

Features

Heavy rainfall: What are the risks?
Heavy rainfall: What are the risks?
With the summer season, comes the heavy rains (or so we hope, anyway!). This week, Mauritius has been under a heavy rain warning. What are the real risks of flooding and water accumulation? What are the most vulnerable areas? What are the precautions to take?
Recipe: Mauritian minn frir
Recipe: Mauritian minn frir
Expat.com is back this week with a new dish: Mauritian fried noodles. Of Chinese origin, the fried noodles is one of the most popular dishes on the island. It is easy to make and there is no doubt that the whole family will enjoy it.
Work, study, retirement: Why move abroad in 2023?
Everyday life
Work, study, retirement: Why move abroad in ...
During the early days of the COVID pandemic, some were betting on the end of expatriation. Governments were taking steps to promote the employment of locals, as in Singapore, where companies were encouraged to favor nationals. Did that mean that foreigners were no longer welcome? Did that point to a place where local policies would dictate the future of national economies? Obviously not! Actually, moving abroad plans only changed their form. Digital nomadism, entrepreneurship, professional opportunities, and studying abroad are as many facets of post-COVID moving abroad plans. So, why should you move abroad in 2023, and how? 
Why are expat blogs no longer popular?
Leisure
Why are expat blogs no longer popular?
There are many expat blogs on the Internet, but many have, in some ways, run out of steam over time. The reasons for this are numerous, including the lack of interest and inspiration, fewer visits, too much competition, or a return to the country of origin. Let's try to find an explanation as to why expat blogs have been on the decline lately.
New Year's Eve: These special places to say goodbye to 2022
New Year's Eve: These special places to say ...
The year 2022 is coming to a close. Whether it's been good or bad, ending the year on a high is paramount. If you've just arrived on the island and are looking for a place to celebrate New Year's Eve, Expat.com has some places to say goodbye to 2022.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Last minute deals for expats
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Last minute ...
This holiday season is a special time to spend with family and friends. If you're far from home and are still wondering how to spend this special time of the year, Expat.com brings to you various events throughout the island to enjoy these moments alone or with your family or friends.

Expat interviews

Planning your move abroad as an international student: Tips from an expert
Schools & studies
Planning your move abroad as an ...
Sayantan Biswas, originally from India, is the co-founder of Adventum Student Living, an international student mobility platform. Since the reopening of the borders of most countries, he observed a growing number of students moving abroad for their studies, which also means a growing demand for student services. In this interview, he gives out tips for international students planning their move abroad to study in 2023.
Work
"Graines de Boss" is opening up to ...
Fabrice Delon, the “Graines de Boss” CEO, talks about his project and his plans to expand to Mauritius. He encourages local companies which are less than 5 years old to apply as of December 1st, 2022.
South African in Mauritius: Lee talks about real estate and being adventurous on the island
South African in Mauritius: Lee talks about ...
Lee moved to Mauritius 12 years ago searching for a better quality of life for her family and herself. The real estate consultant talks to us about the real estate market in Mauritius as well as about what she loves about the island life.

Global edition articles

What are the most sought-after skills for expats in 2023?
Work
What are the most sought-after skills for ...
The MOOC-provider Coursera recently published its Job Skills of 2023 report. The report says that digital skills, especially in data science, together with soft skills in management and storytelling, are the best career skills to have in 2023. This should not be surprising in a marketplace where hybrid work has become the norm. 
Will Jacinda Ardern's resignation impact immigration to New Zealand?
Everyday life
Will Jacinda Ardern's resignation impact ...
After 5 years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern resigned on January 19. She has since been replaced by her Labour Party colleague Chris Hipkins. While Ardern has cited burnout as the main reason for her resignation, it does come in the wake of her plummeting popularity in New Zealand. Her immigration policy, focused on making the system more selective, changed between 2017-2020 and 2020-2022.
Studying abroad in 2023: Here's what you should consider
Schools & studies
Studying abroad in 2023: Here's what you ...
The new year has brought back moving abroad plans. Many students are having their revenge on the pandemic. Borders are now wide open, and the troubles caused by COVID don't seem to be affecting plans to study abroad anymore. So, what are the best places to study in 2023? How to prepare for your trip in the current international context? Here are some tips.