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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.


Mauritius is a parliamentary republic.


Source: CIA World Factbook

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Regulations
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

These Rules provide that any party to a civil suit, action, cause or matter which has been brought and is pending before the Supreme Court may apply to the Chief Justice for referral of such civil suit, action, cause or matter for mediation. The mediation Judge shall have all necessary powers to facilitate mediation between and among the parties to the dispute in order to enable them to reach an agreement so as to dispose of the civil suit, action, cause or matter pending between the parties.

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Legislation
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

This Act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act: in section 3 subsection (2)(ab), by deleting the words “30 June 2012” and replacing them by the words “31 December 2017”; in section 34 subsection (2), by inserting, after the words “may provide”, the words “for the amendment of the Schedules and”; and by repealing Second Schedule and replacing it with the Second Schedule specified in the Schedule to this Act.

Amends: Landlord and Tenant Act (No. 6 of 1999). (1999-08-15)

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Legislation
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

The Act makes renewed provision for – (a) generally the protection of wild fauna and flora; (b) giving effect to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and any other biodiversity related Convention to which Mauritius is or may become a party; and (c) the identification, control and management of reserved lands and private reserves, and for related matters.

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Regulations
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

These Regulations amend the Land (Duties and Taxes) Act in the Eight Schedule made under section 45A (3) by adding a new item (h). The Eight Schedule specifies exemption from payment of duty or tax under specified Parts of the Act for deeds of transfer.

Amends: Land (Duties and Taxes) Act 1984. (2007-08-22)

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Regulations
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

These Regulations amend the Land (Duties and Taxes) Act in the Eight Schedule made under section 45A (3). This provision prescribes that a deed of transfer referred to in the Eighth Schedule shall be exempt from duty or taxes leviable under the appropriate Part or Parts specified in that Schedule.

Amends: Land (Duties and Taxes) Act 1984. (2007-08-22)

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