If you are unlucky to have your parcel held by the Mauritian Customs, then you will most probably go through the new system, myuniversalshop.com, with which Mauritius Post has decided to partner with.
Online MVL/Declaration Payment – Unreliable Governmental Service
I just wanted to quickly share my experience while using the online payment system for the online motor vehicle license , which we commonly call "Déclaration" in creole.
Updates on parcel imports via online shopping
Just like most of you, many of my purchases never reached my home address for the past 2 years, except those shipped via premium shipping. Here is a small update on online shopping, shipping and custom procedures in Mauritius.
Purchasing from Apple.com to Mauritius (or worldwide) via myUS does not always work
Advantages of shopping directly on apple.com is that you are sure about the product, the iphone is unlocked and it is cheaper than purchasing here in Mauritius. And it takes only 1 week to travel from the US to Mauritius. But in 2 trials, it worked only once...
Using MyUS.com to ship to Mauritius
The last one for 2021… Today, I’m writing about MyUS.com, a popular shipping forwarder which will forward your US & UK parcels to your real address, here in Mauritius. This turns out to be particularly useful for us Mauritians as many sellers (across most e-commerce platforms) around the world have closed their doors on us, making it very difficult to grab things from your wishlist.
SBM Amigos Tirelire
Collect the free piggy bank if your kid has a SBM Amigos account with more than Rs50k, or if you are opening a new account with a standing order.
Will your health insurance cater for all your needs under the catastrophe cover?
Having a health insurance is not enough. We learnt it when we had to settle a huge bill since the medical condition was excluded in the catastrophe cover.
ICTA’s public consultation to ammend laws around social media
The Information & Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has published a document for public consultations regarding, I quote, "Consultation Paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act for regulating the use and addressing the abuse and misuse of Social Media in Mauritius".
After Covaxine shot, unexplained high fever for several days…
We all know that the Covid vaccines (and in general, other vaccines too) are expected to cause slight side effects, like some fever for next one to two days. People who had an Astrazeneca shot complained quite a lot unlike Covaxine ones. Unfortunately, things were different for Dhaneesha. We have gone through quite a lot... Continue Reading →
Electric bikes and motorcycles now subject to more regulations
Packed with as much power as petrol powered engines, electric bikes and scooters are dangerously becoming popular as anyone can ride them. Not anymore!