Press and Media


  • July 29, 2021: This month, the State Department launched the 2021 Investment Climate Statements to provide up-to-date, detailed information on the economies of more than 170 countries, including Mauritius and Seychelles. Read more.



  • May 19, 2021: U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere gave opening remarks at the virtual launch ceremony of the ‘Improving Trafficking in Persons Referral Outcome in Comoros and Mauritius’ project organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office in Mauritius. The two-year project is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat #TraffickinginPersons through a grant of $500,000 that was provided to the IOM last year.
    U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere: “We are very excited that the U.S. government was able to help make this project a reality. One aspect of the project that we stress in our annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) reports is coordination. TIP issues overlap many stakeholders inside and outside government, and clear communication between them is essential for creating and enforcing TIP policies.”


  • May 13, 2021: The U.S. Department of State has released the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom, which offers a comprehensive review of the state of #religiousfreedom in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world, including Mauritius and Seychelles.
    Learn more about the 2020 report here:
    View section on Mauritius here:
    View section on Seychelles here:


  • May 9, 2021: U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere was at the Plaisance airport for the arrival of 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under COVAX. The United States is the largest contributor to COVAX, a global initiative which supports access to safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income economies worldwide. In March, the United States government contributed $2 billion in support of COVAX as part of its commitment to global health security.


  • April 21, 2021: IVLP alumnus Yan Hookoomsing, an advocate for a sustainable and integrated management of the coastal zone, and Erwin Amavassee, biologist and Project Coordinator at Friends of the Environment, participated in a Facebook live program on EarthDay to discuss climate change challenges in Mauritius and the economic and social benefits from stronger action. Watch the program here:
  • 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 stories that are pertinent to your community. Take the course.