Earth Day 2014
April 22, 2014: In celebration of Earth Day 2014, staff from the U.S. Embassy Port Louis spent the day at Black River Gorges National Park clearing invasive species and planting endemic plants to regenerate the original habitat. U.S. This clearing was organized in collaboration with the National Parks & Conservation Society.
They are back!
April 18, 2014: And they are back! Our Pan-African Youth Leaders were at the Embassy for a de-brief with Ambassador Shari Villarosa.
OPIC, EX-IM & TDA Finance Programs workshop
April 15: Peter Ballinger, Regional Director of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, leads a workshop on OPIC, EX-IM & TDA Finance Programs for Mauritian businesses at La Labourdonais, Port Louis.
Ambassador Robert P. Jackson in Mauritius
Ambassador Robert P. Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, arrived in Mauritius last night. During his visit, Ambassador Jackson met senior Mauritian government officials and led an economic and business roundtable with local business leaders.
March 27, 2014: At the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Falatko led a discussion on women’s empowerment and the challenges in 2014. The discussion was followed by a digital video conference with colleagues from the Africa Regional Services (ARS) on Sheryl Sandberg’s book entitled “Lean In”.
Additional Embassy Information
The United States Embassy in Mauritius is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. The applications go live on April 1, Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 14, 2014. For more information »
The redesigned $100 note: Easy to use, hard to counterfeit
The redesigned $100 note will be issued on October 8, 2013. It will begin circulating across the US and around the world in the weeks and months that follow. It is not necessary to trade in your older-design notes for new ones. This $100 note was redesigned to protect your money by staying ahead of counterfeiters. More than a decade of research went into the redesigned note’s security features. The redesigned $100 notes are easy to authenticate. Over than the watermark, look for two new security features: a 3D security ribbon and the bell in the Inkwell. For more information, click here »
It gets better project
The mission of the It Gets Better Project is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. For more information »
Shari Villarosa arrived in Mauritius on November 2, 2012.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
Key Embassy Links
April 2014 - Five U.S. cities show how civic pride and environmentalism can make a beautiful combination. Plus, food trucks, storytellers and hero athletes.