Mauritius is an independent sovereign state with a long tradition of social, economic and political stability. It is modelled on the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy with an independent judiciary, and the final Court of Appeal being the Judicial Committee of the UK Privy Council. Mauritius gained independence from the British in 1968 and became a Republic in 1992.
Mauritius is renowned for its beautiful countryside, lagoons and beaches. The pleasant sub-tropical climate and steady social progress and economic growth, make it a most pleasant place in which to live and do business. But Mauritius also prides itself as a real and buoyant economy that has successfully diversified and matured as reputable International Financial Centre.