The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published various articles on Mauritius on the 23rd of July 2019, in the so-called
Joint Communication by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, the Financial Services Commission, and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius on the “Mauritius Leaks” was published on the 25th of July 2019.
The Government of Mauritius has taken cognizance of the information averred by the ICIJ in the articles, which were illegally obtained and tampered with, and of the allegations which are of a serious and malicious nature, and factually incorrect.
In the letter it is mentioned that the Government of Mauritius is currently conducting a criminal investigation after the police has received complaints that the IT systems of a corporate service provider has been illegally intruded and breached.
The ICIJ made allegations suggesting that Mauritius helped companies leach tax revenue from poor African, Arab and Asian nations. Furthermore, in the articles, the ICIJ connotes the signing of DTAAs with tax malpractices.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, the Financial Services Commission, and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius rejects the above mentioned allegations and set the record straight in the communication letter.
Please click HERE to read the full communication letter.