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[Audio] Fakir s’éloigne, l’alerte cyclonique levée

Maurice n’est plus sous le coup d’une alerte cyclonique. Météo Maurice l’a annoncé dans son dernier bulletin. Fakir continue de s’éloigner de l’île et était centré, à 14h, au sud de Souillace, à quelque 240 km. La forte tempête tropicale se déplace toujours à une vitesse de 40 km/h vers le sud-est. Les autorités recommandent la prudence, des pluies devant arroser surtout le Sud et le Sud-ouest à cause des bandes nuageuses

[Video] Meech: “A prospect for a million tons in the next four, five years” in bunkering for Mauritius

“The best thing for Mauritius would be if the canal Suez closed.” Robin Meech only half-jokingly made this assertion. For if this situation did arise, the 35,000 ships passing Mauritius annually would almost quadruple. Nevertheless, contends the chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), Mauritius is well situated in the Indian Ocean. While Mauritius is “never going to be Singapore” and its record 50+ million tons of marine fuels

Shipshape: Mauritius Tourism minister forecasts rise in cruise passengers from 2015

Italian cruise line Costa Croisières announced last week that it will resume its activities in the Indian Ocean region from January 12, 2015 with the arrival of the new neoClassica. Costa Cruise representative, Emilio Zunino, announced that four ships of neoClassica will be in Mauritius in 2015 and six in 2016. Accordingly, Mauritius Tourism minister Michael Sik Yuen forecast an increase in cruise passengers to 20,000 in 2015, 50,000 in

Merger of Mitsubishi’s Princes and Mauritian major Thon des Mascareignes?

A rumour is doing the rounds of the tuna market of the potential of a merger or possible take-over involving two Mauritius-based tuna plants, one of which is Thon des Mascareignes, largely owned by Mauritian conglomerate, Ireland Blyth Ltd (IBL). Princes Mauritius and Thon des Mascareignes could possibly be seen joining forces on the island, with the latter connecting a strong tuna brand to its operations, and Princes reaping the

Indian Ocean Commission members increase collaboration in fight against illegal fishing

To power its fight against illegal fishing, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is investing more than 360,000 euros of subsidy in a single system, prepared over a 3-year period by Comoros, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. This system has been put in place with the financial support of European Union, based on the exchange of data in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean sector of sea fishing is a major

Beachcomber delegation meets Seychelles Tourism Minister for way forward

Leading hospitality brand Beachcomber Hotels recently sent a delegation to Seychelles to meet Tourism Minister Alain St Ange to solicit the minister’s views on the way forward for the tourism industry in 2014. The aim of this meeting, held at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria, was to discuss the future of the tourism industry with the Seychelles Tourism Minister and to gain information on the new developments in air connectivity

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