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Stephane Leal 
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Arab sailors reportedly visited the island during the middle Ages. Around 1500, the island is shown on maps by the Arabic name Dina Arabi. In 1505, Portuguese navigator, Don Pedro Mascarenhas, discovers the island and gives the name Mascarenes to the group of islands presently known as Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion Islands. However, the Portuguese do not settle permanently on the three islands. 1598. A Dutch squadron led by Admiral Wybrand Van Warwyck, lands at Grand Port. A first attempt at Dutch settlement on the island is made in 1638. Along the years, they introduce sugarcane, domestic animals and deer before leaving Mauritius in 1710. Five years later, the French land in Mauritius. They rename the island Isle de France. French governor Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais establishes Port Louis as a naval base. Numerous buildings are set up under his governorship. Isle de France remains under the administration of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales until 1767. During the Napoleonic wars, the island becomes a naval base from which French corsairs organise raids on British commercial ships. However, in 1810, a powerful British expedition is set up to conquer the island. The British expedition lands in the North of the island and rapidly overpowers the French. 1814. By the Treaty of Paris, the island, as well as its dependencies, is definitely handed over to the British. Isle de France regains the former name of Mauritius. However, even though Mauritius is placed under the British administration, the French influence is still very much present on the island. The British administration, which begins under the governorship of Robert Farquhar, is marked by rapid social and economic changes. Among the most important events figure the abolition of slavery in 1835 and the expansion of the sugar cane industry. After general elections in 1967, Mauritius adopts a new Constitution. Independence is proclaimed on the 12th March 1968. 24 years later that is on The 12th March 1992 the island acquires the status of Republic.

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Arab sailors reportedly visited the island during the middle Ages. Around 1500, the island is shown on maps by the Arabic name Dina Arabi. In 1505, Portuguese navigator, Don Pedro Mascarenhas, discovers the island and gives the name Mascarenes to the group of islands presently known as Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion Islands. However, the Portuguese do not settle permanently on the three islands. 1598. A Dutch squadron led by Admiral Wybrand Van Warwyck, lands at Grand Port. A first attempt at Dutch settlement on the island is made in 1638. Along the years, they introduce sugarcane, domestic animals and deer before leaving Mauritius in 1710. Five years later, the French land in Mauritius. They rename the island Isle de France. French governor Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais establishes Port Louis as a naval base. Numerous buildings are set up under his governorship. Isle de France remains under the administration of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales until 1767. During the Napoleonic wars, the island becomes a naval base from which French corsairs organise raids on British commercial ships. However, in 1810, a powerful British expedition is set up to conquer the island. The British expedition lands in the North of the island and rapidly overpowers the French. 1814. By the Treaty of Paris, the island, as well as its dependencies, is definitely handed over to the British. Isle de France regains the former name of Mauritius. However, even though Mauritius is placed under the British administration, the French influence is still very much present on the island. The British administration, which begins under the governorship of Robert Farquhar, is marked by rapid social and economic changes. Among the most important events figure the abolition of slavery in 1835 and the expansion of the sugar cane industry. After general elections in 1967, Mauritius adopts a new Constitution. Independence is proclaimed on the 12th March 1968. 24 years later that is on The 12th March 1992 the island acquires the status of Republic.

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Executive Chairman: Stephane Leal