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News highlights of the week: Demonstrations in Rodrigues, new fishing port in Mahebourg
News highlights of the week: Demonstrations in Rodrigues, new fishing port in Mahebourg
This week, there were demonstrations in Rodrigues, a new fishing port project in Mahebourg, and the passing of a prominent public figure.
What is the dispute over the Chagos Islands about?
What is the dispute over the Chagos Islands about?
On June 23, 2023, a somber milestone was reached as it marked the 50th anniversary of the forced removal of the Chagossians, a community of island people living in the Chagos Archipelago situated in the Indian Ocean.
News highlight of the week: Dengue cases, new Metro Express Line and more...
News highlight of the week: Dengue cases, new Metro Express Line and more...
This week, the MCB secured a loan worth millions of dollars, there was news about a new metro line being planned, there have been worrisome reports of new dengue fever cases, and Mauritius and Réunion are strengthening their collaboration.
Weekly news highlights: Drop in inflation rate
Weekly news highlights: Drop in inflation rate
This week, Mauritius made headlines with several noteworthy events. New data regarding inflation and tourism were published, World Environment Day was celebrated, and updates were made to the Safe City surveillance cameras.
Weekly news highlights: Vaping prohibited in Mauritius
Weekly news highlights: Vaping prohibited in Mauritius
In the news for the week of May 29, significant developments include the ban on vaping, the groundbreaking ceremony for a new US Embassy, and the election of new mayors and deputy mayors.
Kris Lutchmayah: From the UK to Mauritius to reconnect with his roots
Kris Lutchmayah: From the UK to Mauritius to reconnect with his roots
Originally from Birmingham, in the UK, but with Mauritian roots, Kris Lutchmayah settled in Mauritius 10 years ago. A one-of-a-kind expat, he juggles a busy career as a property management specialist, digital marketer, actor and model, and a vibrant social life that includes exploring the island and promoting its beauty and richness via his social media channels. In this Interview, Kris Lutchmayah, or Just Kris for social media enthusiasts, talks to us about his daily routine, vegan lifestyle, and his long-term plans.
News of the week of May 15: Mauritius' unemployment rate in decline
News of the week of May 15: Mauritius' unemployment rate in decline
In the news in Mauritius this week: a significant drop in the unemployment rate has been recorded, a technical committee to restructure fuel prices will soon be set up, and April 6 has been declared the National Sega Day.
Mauritius is among the best destinations for Europeans
Mauritius is among the best destinations for Europeans
Thanks to its favorable legal, administrative and incentive environment, as well as its attractive initiatives for foreign investors, Mauritius is currently one of the favorite destinations for Europeans looking to settle overseas.
News of the week of May 1st: Freedom of the press in Mauritius is highly at risk
News of the week of May 1st: Freedom of the press in Mauritius is highly at risk
This week in Mauritius, Labor Day was celebrated by workers around the island, a new alarming ranking of the NGO Reporters Without Borders was published, and new figures on the country's public debt were released.
News of the week: Sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Mauritius
News of the week: Sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Mauritius
This week, Mauritius recorded a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, and the Prime Minister held a speech at a conference on drug addiction. Also, the country is about to sign an agreement with the French Development Agency.
This weekend, don't miss the treasure hunt organised by Expat.com at Gros Cailloux
This weekend, don't miss the treasure hunt organised by Expat.com at Gros Cailloux
Discover or rediscover the Gros Cailloux leisure park with Expat.com and spend a fun day doing outdoor activities, meeting other families, and learning more about the local flora and fauna.
News of the week: Mauritius celebrates 55 years of independence
News of the week: Mauritius celebrates 55 years of independence
This weekend, Mauritians celebrate the island's 55 years of independence; a case of malaria detected in the North; reservoirs are filling up; and Mauritius is one of the most popular countries for real estate investors.
Work, study, retirement: Why move abroad in 2023?
Work, study, retirement: Why move abroad in 2023?
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? 
These countries have the largest immigrant populations
These countries have the largest immigrant populations
Canada is set to welcome 450,000 immigrants yearly by 2024. The country is looking to keep attracting international talent and is counting on its excellent track record to stay on top of the list of the most popular expat destinations. Which other countries have the highest immigrant populations and what are their current policies?
How to stay close to your roots when you're an expat
How to stay close to your roots when you're an expat
When you have been living abroad for years, and you are fully integrated into your new country, it can be difficult to stay in touch with your native culture. As the years go by, you become more and more detached from the current events in your country of origin, you watch fewer and fewer films or series produced there, you see less and less of your compatriots, and sometimes you barely speak your native language. So, what can you do to avoid searching for words in your native language and feeling completely disconnected from your former life?
How to deal with natural disasters as an expat
How to deal with natural disasters as an expat
Adjusting to life abroad means adapting to not only a new culture but also to a new natural environment, including its risks. How should you prepare yourself when you move to a country which often experiences natural disasters? Where to look for information and help in case disaster strikes?
Dating abroad: Who pays the bill?
Dating abroad: Who pays the bill?
"Who will pay?" For some, this question ruins the beauty of the moment. For others, it simply solves a practical issue. We just surely pay before leaving the restaurant. What are the different approaches in various countries? What is women's stance on this? How is the practice of going Dutch perceived?  
What are the top emerging expat destinations?
What are the top emerging expat destinations?
The profound changes experienced by the whole world since the pandemic have made some well-established expat destinations lose their appeal, and new ones become more attractive. The strictness of sanitary measures, political stability, and the cost of living during a period of worldwide inflation are all factors affecting this change in the choice of destination. Bloomberg published a list of six cities that are emerging as expat hotspots: Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, Dubai, Bangalore, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.