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Local news this week (30 Dec 22 – 5 Jan 23) in Mauritius : what you need to know

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National Accounts 2022: Growth revised upwards to 7.8% instead of 7.2%

Economic growth forecasts, estimated at 7.2% for the year 2022, have been revised upwards by Statistics Mauritius, now estimating it at 7.8%. On the other hand, 2023 promises to be difficult and will be subject to uncertainties linked to global pressures. At this stage, the projections are that the GDP should register a growth of the order of 5%.


Anti-water waste measures: Offenders risk up to 2 years in prison and a fine of Rs 200,000

New directives have been given by the Office of the Commissioner of Police to its officers to enforce the regulations. It is, among other things, forbidden to use a garden hose, a sprinkler or any water pressure device “without a valid excuse” or even in an “unnecessary manner”. Any violation of these regulations will be punished in the case of a domestic consumer: the offender is liable to a fine not exceeding Rs 50,000 and a prison term not exceeding two years. In any other case, offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding Rs 200,000 and imprisonment not exceeding two years.


Soft launch for the Tribeca Mall at Trianon

The new shopping center has opened its doors to Mauritians and other tourists. Located in Trianon, opposite the cybercity of Ebene, the Tribeca Mall indeed launched its first phase on Wednesday, December 28.


ReStore at the Smart City: Strengthening the commitment to sustainability and eco-responsibility

In partnership with ENL Foundation, the Smart City of Moka has set up its own ReStore concept. An eco-responsible store that welcomes Baz’art Kreasion, Baz’art Mokaray, The Good Shop and Moka Corner. A long-spent project to create a Sustainablility Hub with the vision of promoting sustainable development, social values, the economy and protecting the environment.
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