Weekly Island Round-Up - 14th Jun 2021
Here are 3 things happening in Mauritius this week!
1) Mauritius to open borders in phases from July allowing vaccinated tourist to stay in Covid-approved hotels. A full reopening is planned for October.
Mauritius has announced a re-opening of its borders from 15th July. Fully vaccinated travellers with be able to stay in a Covid-approved hotel and be able to use the hotel’s facilities and beach. From October, the island is planning a full reopening , where fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry subject to negative PCR tests.
2) Mauritian government to re-look at the case of Michaela McAreavey, who was murdered while on honeymoon on the island in 2011
The Mauritian government has agreed to look again at the investigation into the murder of County Tyrone teacher Michaela McAreavey, NI's first and deputy first ministers have said.
No-one has been convicted of the murder of the 27-year-old in January 2011.
Mrs McAreavey, the daughter of Gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, was on honeymoon in Mauritius with her husband John when she was killed.
Mr McAreavey has been pressing the authorities in Mauritius to do more.
The first and deputy first ministers, Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill, have been supporting his campaign for justice.
In a statement they said the government of Mauritius had agreed to "re-look" at the case.
3) The Minister of Finance announces Mauritius’ budget for 2021/22, including free sanitary products for teenage girls, increased allowance for fishermen, and work permits for foreign students
The Minister of Finance announced the country’s budget for 2021/2022 in an 88 page document, including free sanitary products for girls in Grade 6- 13, an increased allowance for fishermen on days where bad weather hampers fishing, and work permits allowing foreign students to work 20 hours a week.