Most large hotels sell English-language and other foreign newspapers, and even slip a summary of the international news under your door, so its easy to keep in touch. The island has three daily newspapers in French, the best-known of which is L’Express (, a daily English-language newspaper, The Independent (, and the weekly News on Sunday ( Pick up a free copy of Island Info (, a monthly English-language publication aimed at tourists and expatriates on your way through the airport (or at a hotel), to find out what’s on.

Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC; operates both radio stations and TV channels with programmes in several languages, including English. The BBC World Service and Voice of America are also available. Local TV channels run by MBC are mostly in Creole and French, but many hotels, from mid-range upwards, typically have satellite channels such as CNN, BBC World and sometimes Sky.

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