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Cities: Capital --Port Louis pop. Terrain: Volcanic island surrounded by coral reefs. A central plateau is rimmed by mountains. Climate: Tropical; cyclone season mid-December-April. People Nationality: Noun and adjective --Mauritian s. Population July est. Education: Years compulsory woman seeking man in the Santa Ana school. Attendance primary school --virtually universal.
Literacy --adult population Health : Infant mortality rate Life expectancy --male Work force est.
Government Type: Republic. Independence: March 12, became a republic in Constitution: March 12, Branches: Executive --president head of stateprime minister head of governmentCouncil of Ministers.
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Legislative --unicameral National Assembly. Judicial --Supreme Court. Administrative subdivisions: Suffrage: Universal over Defense : 0. Real growth rate xdating dating DC 5. Natural resources: None. Agriculture 4. Manufacturing, including export processing zone Tourism sector 8.
Financial services: Trade: Exports est. Major markets --Europe and the U. Imports est. Fiscal year: July 1-June Mauritius was populated over the next few centuries by waves of traders, planters and their slaves, indentured laborers, merchants, and artisans. The island was named in honor of Prince Maurice of Nassau by the Dutch, who abandoned the colony in The French claimed Mauritius in and renamed it Ile de France. It became a prosperous colony under the French East India Company.
The French Government took control inand the island man seeking man Provo as a naval and privateer base during the Napoleonic wars.
InMauritius was captured by the British, whose possession of the island was confirmed 4 years later by the Treaty of Paris. French institutions, including the Napoleonic code of law, were maintained. The French language Jacksonville first dates still used more pakistani dating Houston Texas TX than English.
Mauritian Creoles trace their origins to the plantation owners and slaves who were brought to work the sugar fields. Indo-Mauritians are descended from Indian immigrants who arrived in the 19th century to work as indentured laborers after slavery was abolished in Franco-Mauritians control nearly all of the large sugar estates and are active in business and banking. As the Indian population became numerically dominant and the voting franchise was extended, political power shifted from the Franco-Mauritians and their Creole allies to the Hindus.
Elections Haven date review for the newly created Legislative Assembly marked Mauritius' first steps toward self-rule. An independence campaign gained momentum afterwhen the British agreed to permit additional self-government and eventual independence.
The contest was interpreted locally as mauritian referendum on independence. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, MLP leader and chief minister in the colonial government, became the first prime minister at independence, on March 12, This event was preceded by a period of communal strife, brought under control with assistance from British troops. All parties are centrist and reflect a national consensus that supports democratic politics and a relatively Mission TX guys to date online economy with a online dating service for Jackson private sector.
Parliamentary elections were held July 3, Labor's Navinchandra Ramgoolam, son of the country's first prime minister, became prime minister himself. Ramgoolam dismissed his MMM coalition partners in mid, Island Labor in power except for several small parties allied with it. In Septemberin keeping with the campaign promise which forged the coalition, Jugnauth dating down from office and deputy prime minister Paul Raymond Berenger became prime minister.
Berenger became the first Catholic, Franco-Mauritian to head the government. The move created an historic precedent of having a non-Hindu, non-majority member head the national government. The parliamentary elections returned Navinchandra Ramgoolam to office as prime minister.
Mauritius became a republic on March 12, The most immediate result was that a Mauritian-born president became head of state, replacing Queen Elizabeth II. Under the amended constitution, political power remained with parliament. The Council of Ministers cabinetresponsible for the direction and control of the government, consists of the prime minister head of governmentthe leader of the majority party in the legislature, and about 20 Gainesville local swingers. The unicameral National Assembly has up to 70 deputies.
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Sixty-two are elected by universal suffrage, and as many as eight "best losers" are chosen from the runners-up by the Electoral Supervisory Commission using a formula deed to give at least minimal representation to all ethnic communities and under-represented parties. Elections are scheduled at least every 5 three Santa Cruz dating. Mauritian law is an amalgam of French and British legal traditions.
The Supreme Court--a chief justice and five other judges--is the highest judicial authority. There is an additional right of appeal to the Queen's Privy Council. Local government has nine administrative divisions, with municipal and town councils in urban areas and district and dating councils in rural areas. The island of Rodrigues forms the country's 10th administrative division.
The economy is based on tourism, textiles, sugar, and financial services. In recent years, information and communication technology ICTparticularly business process outsourcing, and seafood have emerged as important sectors of the economy. However, sinceGrove OK breakers dating economy started to face some serious challenges as a result of globalization, involving the erosion of trade preferences for both textiles and sugar, two pillars of the economy. The government divorced Los Angeles CA dating took office in July embarked on a bold economic reform program Island at moving Mauritius from reliance on trade preferences to global competitiveness.
The reform strategy, outlined in the past looking for a man in Dakota government budgets FYwas deed not only to remedy fiscal weaknesses but also to open up the economy, facilitate business, improve the investment climate, and mobilize foreign direct investment and expertise. The reforms and the opening up of the economy have already started to positively impact the economy. In addition to encouraging the restructuring and modernization of the textile mauritian sugar sectors, the government is putting much emphasis on the development of the ICT sector and the promotion of Mauritius as a seafood hub mauritian the region, using existing logistics and distribution facilities at the Freeport free trade zone at the port and airport.
To further diversify the economic base and generate sustainable growth, the government is actively encouraging the following economic activities: i the land-based oceanic industry, ii hospitality and property development, iii healthcare and biomedical industry, iv agro-processing and biotechnology, v the knowledge industry, top Boston Ma for interracial dating vi renewable energy.
The business climate is friendly yet extremely competitive. Mauritius has a long tradition of private entrepreneurship, which has led to a strong and dynamic private sector. Firms entering the market will find a well-developed legal and commercial infrastructure. With regard to telecommunications, Mauritius has a well-developed digital infrastructure and offers state-of-the-art telecommunications facilities including international leased lines and high speed Internet access. Telecommunications services were liberalized in January The government policy dating to act as a facilitator to business, leaving production to the private sector.
However, it still controls key utility services directly or through parastatals, including electricity, water, waste water, postal services, and broadcasting. The State Girls for dating in Mobile Corporation controls imports of rice, flour, petroleum products, Island cement.