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The Mauritian government should refuse port clearance for a South Korean ship accused of illegal fishing in West African waters, said Greenpeace International. Owned by Dongwon Industries, the purse seine fishing boat Premier is sailing to Port Louis, where it has been given permission to enter by Mauritian authorities, despite the fact it has been accused of illegal fishing off the coast of Africa. The Premier was later found to be using falsified letters claiming it had permission to fish in waters where no permission had been given.

The Mauritian/South African double tax agreement which entered into force in 1997 has been renegotiated. There are three main amendments to the 1997 double tax agreement. Firstly the resident article has been amended. Secondly, the allocation of taxing rights in relation to immovable property assets has been renegotiated. Thirdly, the interest article has been amended.

The Theatre Festival will be held Saturday, July 20 to August 17 ??at Serge Constantin Theatre in Vacoas.

Mauritius has engaged the services of Singaporean water experts to reduce loss of revenue from water, caused by leaking pipes and poor quality of pipe network in the country, a PANA correspondent reported from here Wednesday.

Fewer people would have heard of BEPS than of H1N1, the swine flu virus. BEPS causes far worse damage, haemorrhaging entire economies. It has now been officially declared a danger, first by OECD, the club of rich countries, later by the G8 and the G20. Fairly soon, BEPS will be in the cross hairs of all major national governments.

Mauritian Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Minister Arvin Boolell has said the government is doing its best to create the enabling environment to encourage cross-border investments, PANA reported from the capital, Port-Louis, Wednesday.

Mauritius expects tourism earnings to grow 8.2% this year with European tourists returning as Eurozone economies recover, but analysts say real growth in the sector will come from targeting Asia.

The first flight of China Southern Airlines is expected in Mauritius on June 28, the Office of Mauritian tourism said on Monday in Port Louis. A meeting was held in May 2014 in Mauritius between the Minister of Tourism and Recreation, Michael Sik Yuen, the Deputy Chairman of China National Tourism Administration Wang Zhifa, representatives of China Southern Airlines and other stakeholders of the Tourism industry. During the meeting, China Southern Airlines announced its intention to serve Mauritius at the end of June 2014 saw the growth of Chinese travelers to Mauritius.

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Mauritius Tourism Development Authority (MTPA) today said it is eyeing 60,000 Indian tourists visiting the country in 2014, about 5 per cent higher than number of tourists visited in previous year.

Business confidence in Mauritius hit a record low in the third quarter due to slowing domestic demand, a survey of leading private sector companies showed on Monday.

The Office of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority based in Russia, in cooperation with the travel magazine "National Geographic Traveller" and the famous Russian photograph Kirill Umrikhin, is currently hosting an open-air photo exhibition in Moscow on the theme "Mauritius - Ocean of Colours".

As part of its Let's Talk Career series, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) organised a career talk session for students of the Faculty of Agriculture yesterday at the University of Mauritius (UoM) in Réduit. The talk was conducted by Mr. Didier L'Acariate, Human Resources Manager at Avipro Food & Allied Group.

Two Mauritian companies in the chemical processing, solar technology and construction industries have expressed interest in investing in Zimbabwe as part of efforts to expand their operations.

A workshop, aiming to sensitise some 40 Prison Officers on how to safeguard the human rights of detainees, opened this morning at Clos St Louis, in Domaine Les Pailles, in the context of Human Rights Day 2014.

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