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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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Legislation
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

This Act amends the Asset Recovery Act in various sections concerning, among other things: administrative arrangements, the investigative agency and the enforcement agency.

Amends: Asset Recovery Act (No. 9 of 2011). (2011-05-13)

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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 (j). The Eight Schedule specifies exemption from payment of duty or tax under specified Parts of the Act for deeds of transfer.

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

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Legislation
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

This Act makes provision for the establishment Municipal City Councils, Municipal Town Councils, Village Councils and District Councils, provides for functions and powers of such authorities and for other matters related to local authorities such as the cadastral database and the granting of permits and licenses.

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Regulations
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

These Regulations, made by the Minister under sections 117(2A) and 162 of the Local Government Act, exempts a person who intends to carry out a classified trade from applying for a Building and Land Use Permit, provided that the activities in relation to that trade — (a) do not require — (i) the construction or demolition of a building; or (ii) extensive alterations, additions or repairs to an existing building; and (b) do not result in specified nuisances. "Classified trade" includes, among other things, self-employed manufacturer of food items and retail sale of food.

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Regulations
Mauritius, Africa, Eastern Africa

These Regulations amend the Land (Duties and Taxes) Act in the Eight Schedule on the exemption from payment of duty or tax under Part II, Part III and Part IVA of the Act for witnessing the transfer of shares in a manufacturing company where the transferor is a company incorporated outside Mauritius and the transfer is effected to its subsidiary whether incorporated in Mauritius or abroad.

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

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