Is the island of Mauritius – still a safe place to visit?

The murder of the young Irish bride during their honeymoon at Legends has just revealed the real facet of the first class hotel in Mauritius. The phenomenon has been increasing in recent years and involves employees who want to bring their own customers into conflict. At the beginning of the year 2011, the prospects for the Mauritian Hotel do not seem very rosy. The murder of Irish Michaela Harte, also a beloved daughter of a well-known football coach, during their full honeymoon at the Legends Hotel has just exposed a number of harmful practices in hotels. Sooner or later, the image of Mauritius Paradise Island, known as one of the best honeymoon destinations, is tarnished. Stealing the fabulous properties of tourists is a relatively common practice among some hotel employees.

When suspicions can be proven, some hotel companies prefer to dodge the tragedy so as not to tarnish their reputation. This time, a banal robbery has turned into a vile murder. All information channels in the world have the news broadcast on the loop. Surprisingly, when the Irish lady went to get crackers in her room number 1205, she found herself face to face with the killers. She was looking for some crackers to break with her coffee, but she never thought she would die. The valet and his supervisor ignored the bride’s habits and had used the master key of the room to break into the room and search among the bride’s personal belongings. When the Irish lady caught the two employees in the middle of their action, the supervisor strangled her. During her struggle, the other man immobilized her by the feet.

In addition to the luxury and splendor, employees want to take full advantage of their customers’ opportunities. They start by simply tackling small objects. Recently, the Trou aux Biches criminal investigation department came across a small case that is considered the least unusual. A hotel employee of Veranda Hotel entered a customer’s room every day and stole a banknote from her. In the end, the customer could have lured him into a trap by putting a sign on each note. However, the petty thief can become a criminal overnight; and that is the case for Legends Hotel. Everyone remembers the horrific murder of Indian billionaire Mir Mujeeb on January 31, 2005. He lived in a luxury bungalow in Cap Malhereux and was targeted by Prabakar Takar, the latter being a former Paradise Cove employee turned vigil on behalf of Gray . Security Ltd after suspicion of theft against him. Instead of ensuring the well-being of an empire heir, Prabakar had structured his gangs, the taxi driver Navin Koonjul, the gardener Rajiv Mungrah and Rajiah Doookee, the head of the hotel, to try to make the victim of his “millions” to rob. When they finally stole his credit cards, they took him to a sugar cane field in Grand Bay where they tortured him. They beat him, stoned him, and finally ran a car over his body before burning him while he was still alive. The man’s death was much later, after a terribly long suffering. His father, Abdul Rashid Mir, told his story to a media journalist that his son had moved to the island in 1996, but he always said that “Mauritius was the safest place in the world”.

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Since then, various incidents have been recorded more often among customers of five-star hotels. In September 2007 Jean Suzanne, the boss of Infinity and adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office, was robbed of a Jaiga Lecoultre watch (valued at Rs 900,000) at Shanti Ananda. In this case, an investigation by Chemin Grenier’s detectives would eliminate the security guard known to Ramanah. A former gardener of the establishment known by Jerico was involved, after he made an “inventory” of customers’ assets. Until now, the hotel boasted that it had the highest level of security. They looked at the “informal sector” where many clients preferred to rent private homes. Many disgusting incidents almost slipped in some other villas and bungalows; among other things, there was a case of an attack on a Korean couple at Belle Mare in August 2008. The man was beaten with a bat while his wife with a wound preferred to leave the country immediately instead of reporting the crime.

As Mauritius is unwilling to disclose the number of attacks and robberies against tourists, the Prime Minister announced in March 2008 that five assaults, one rape and 805 robberies against tourists had been recorded within a year starting in March 2007. The thefts involved most of the bags left on the beach. Those in hotels are not sorted out as the customers often think of losing property while arranging their bags. In other cases, the police doubt whether the tourists are making false statements in order to receive their insurance premiums. Many hotel employees are aware of these shortcomings and are tempted. Later, at the end of last year, the Trou aux Biches detectives knocked down a gang of twelve robbers, all employees of Veranda Hotel. In the same region, close examination of a handful of Meridian Hotel employees revealed a drop in the number of reported thefts between November and December last year.

This Friday, January 14 at 3 p.m., four days after the murder in room 1025, the AHRIM prefers to remain silent, indicating that a release is preparing this “crisis”, which is the case of Ms. Harte.