U.S. Embassy organizes workshop on the identification and care of victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking

September 24, 2021: The U.S. Embassy Port Louis organized a workshop on the identification and care of victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and human trafficking in Mauritius from September 20 to 24, 2021. The workshop was led by four U.S. Army officers, who have expertise in gender- based violence prosecution and victim care. The team …

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U.S. Embassy Awards Certificates and Prizes to Youth in Seychelles for Participation in IP Training and Brochure Design Competition

September 23, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and the Seychelles Institute of Art and Design (SIAD) organized a prize giving ceremony to award certificates of participation to students who attended the virtual training on intellectual property that was held on July 28-29 for the youth in Seychelles. Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation and …

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U.S. Embassy awards REO Grant to Plant Conservation Action Group in Seychelles

21 September 2021: The Regional Environment Officers (REO) small grants program provides funding for projects that address environmental and public health issues. The U.S. Embassy has awarded a REO small grant of $5,000 to the Plant Conservation Action Group (PCA) to achieve this goal. PCA is a Seychelles environmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), created in 2002, …

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Community Journalism: Basic Principles for Effective Storytelling

This course identifies the principles of journalism and how to ethically and effectively share stories and information with your community. The course will look at how to responsibly gather information from reliable sources, how to ethically collect and disseminate information, what tools are available to community journalists, and what the best practices are when telling …

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United States Donation of Protective Equipment for Oil Spill Cleanup

September 24, 2020: The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius and Seychelles and the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) have donated oil spill personal protective equipment valued at $15,000 or 600,000 Rupees to the Mauritius Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change.  This equipment includes 700 waterproof coveralls and 2,664 heavy duty chemical resistant gloves …

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Ambassador Reimer’s Statement Congratulating Seychelles on the Passage of the Domestic Violence Act

We applaud the approval of the Domestic Violence Bill by the Seychelles National Assembly and the passage of this Act by President Faure.  The empowerment and protection of women and girls is a central part of U.S. foreign policy and national security.  The United States Africa Command in collaboration with the Seychelles Ministry of Family and the U.S. Defense Institute of …

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U.S. Embassy Provides R20 Million in Covid-19 Support for Mauritius

May 19, 2020: The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $500,000 (R20,000,000) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Embassy and USAID have chosen the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies to implement this COVID-19 assistance in Mauritius. The U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Provides Covid-19 Assistance to Mauritius

April 20, 2020: The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius and the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) have donated 2000 N95 masks, 21,000 gloves 1,100 shoe covers, and 875 protective suits to the Mauritius Ministry of Health and Wellness.  The equipment will assist doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who are the frontline heroes in fighting this epidemic. …

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Congratulations on Mauritius’ Elections

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 13, 2019   The United States congratulates the Government of Mauritius and its citizens on its recent peaceful national legislative elections.  This successful election provides further proof of Mauritius’ position as one of the region’s strongest democracies. We congratulate Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on his election.  …

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