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AccorHotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Edouard Grosmangin as Managing Director of Raffles Seychelles.In his new role, Edouard Grosmangin oversees Raffles Seychelles, where he is responsible for performance development and strategic direction. He will report directly to Sami Nasser, ...
Thai Union Group plans to invest more than $37 million (€29.8 million) in the Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) canning factory and its facilities in Seychelles, reports the Seychelles News Agency. Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of the group, announced the investment during a visit with President Danny Faure at State ...

(Seychelles News Agency) - World Theatre Day is commemorated annually on March 27th in a day initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). SNA spoke with Kurt Lagrenade, the only qualified drama instructor working with the local Drama School of the National Conservatory of Performing ...
Seychelles is to invest in an industrial crusher to help lower the volume of waste being put in the landfill by up to 40 percent as the island nation continues to seek ways to overcome its waste problem. The $500,000 investment will deal only with organic waste entering the landfill at Providence in the ...
Seychelles prosecution pathway While pirate attacks have all but become a forgotten issue off the African east coast, the follow-up as far as successful prosecution of suspected pirates is concerned is still top of mind for organisations such as EU NavFor and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Thai Union Group plans to invest more than $37 million (€29.8 million) in the Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) canning factory and its facilities in Seychelles, reports the Seychelles News Agency. Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of the group, announced the investment during a visit with President Danny Faure at State ...

Bernard, my proudly Seychellois driver, was adamant. “Seychelles is much more beautiful than Mauritius.” When had he been to Mauritius, I wondered? “Oh never,” he shot back confidently as he negotiated puddles and tried not to splash pedestrians making their way to work in Victoria, the compact capital ...
(Seychelles News Agency) - After a 14-year-absence, British Airways returned to Seychelles on Sunday, touching down at the international airport of Pointe Larue at 6.10 a.m. local time. British Airways is beginning twice-weekly non-stop flights to Seychelles from London's Heathrow airport on Thursdays ...
However Indian presence in the Seychelles is a sensitive matter. Some fear an influx of Indian workers who, they say, might come to dominate the economy, while others consider a foreign power building a military base an affront to sovereignty and national pride. Opponents of the plan also cite ...
The IMF mission chief for Seychelles, Amadou Sy, said the growth was mainly due to “strong tourism and fisheries performance, and strong private credit.” “Inflation has been estimated to be around 3.5 percent for 2017. This is due to the current account deficit, high credit growth to the private sector, high oil ...
Victoria - Seychelles' opposition coalition, which holds a majority in parliament, said on Tuesday it would not ratify a deal signed with India to build a military base on one of the archipelago's outlying islands. The deal would see India invest $550m in building the base on Assumption island to help it ensure ...
Fifty-one teachers have been selected for secondment to teach in Seychelles following that country's request to Zambia. Teaching Service Commission Chairperson Stanley Mhango says the final selection was done on Monday following interviews of 93 teachers from the 107 who had applied. He says the teachers will be ...
Since late January when Seychelles and India signed an agreement to build military facilities on Assumption, the project has been met with a lot of criticicism. In his reply to the President's State of the Nation Address, the leader of the opposition, Wavel Ramkalawan announced that all Member of the ...
Forget everything you've heard. Discover the Seychelles for yourself and you'll soon realise that 'Heaven on Earth' is an understatement. Scattered across the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles east of Kenya, these 115 islands offer everything from unsurpassed white sandy beaches to unique and incredible ...
The 115 islands that make up the Seychelles offer castaway-grade beaches against a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. The wildlife includes giant tortoises that could have come straight from the set of Jurassic Park, and turtles that waddle up the sand to lay eggs, sometimes a few feet from your room.
Diego Hamis Kiiza in action for Uganda Cranes against Seychelles at Lugogo during the last time the two countries faced off. The build up was confirmed after the two football federations of Seychelles and Uganda (FUFA) agreed. After the Seychelles match, the Uganda Cranes will play the Malawi Flames ...
The 115 islands that make up the Seychelles offer castaway-grade beaches against a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. The wildlife includes giant tortoises that could have come straight from the set of Jurassic Park, and turtles that waddle up the sand to lay eggs, sometimes a few feet from your room.

(Seychelles News Agency) - The first phase of a government house to accommodate ministerial offices is expected to be built in Seychelles by 2021. Principal Secretary for Finance Patrick Payet said that the decision to construct a government house was taken during this week's cabinet of ministers ...
Secluded, untouched, romantic, divine, paradise – there are various words to describe Seychelles to Indian honeymooners. In recent times, Indian honeymooners have been reveling in the beauty of Seychelles as they discover their love for each other. The archipelago of 115 islands off the coast of East ...
(Seychelles News Agency) - President Danny Faure highlighted Seychelles' strategy to meet renewable energy targets at the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi, India on Sunday. Addressing the plenary session, Faure said Seychelles is planning for energy security ...
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE's government-backed development aid entity, has allocated Dh64.2 million ($17.4m) towards two renewable energy projects in the Seychelles, it said in a statement on Monday. Around Dh31.2m of the aid will be dedicated to an upcoming solar farm developed by ...
The Seychelles government and the World Bank want to advance the program of maximizing funding for the development of the blue economy, with the aim of attracting investment to increase the resilience of ocean economies in Africa. Reason for the holding of an international conference on “Financing ...
A shady meeting in Seychelles between a Trump associate and a Russian businessman is emerging as a focus in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation — and raising questions about whether one participant lied to Congress about it. Erik Prince, a Trump booster who is the founder of the private ...
If you were to go looking for photos of paradise, chances are good you would come across pictures of the Seychelles islands. Sitting on a white sand beach, watching the sun ascend over turquoise water, it's easy to imagine people landing in the Seychelles in the 16th century, and quickly deciding to never ...
These areas are found over 60km away on the east and west side of Mahe, the main island of Seychelles – an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. Sub-Sahara Resources is an Australian company founded in 1993. It operates as a mineral exploration company primarily focusing on Eritrea, Tanzania, ...
Established in 2001, Kokonet offers flexible wireless internet hotspot service through its kokozone. The hotspots are at public places including the airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, and shopping malls. The hotspots are located on all three of Seychelles' most-populated islands, Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
(Seychelles News Agency) - Germany, one of the most powerful members of the European Union (EU), supports sustainable fisheries in Seychelles, an industry that is an important contributor to the island nation's fishing sector, the German ambassador said on Tuesday. Jutta Frasch -- the German ...
Germany, one of the most powerful members of the European Union (EU), supports sustainable fisheries in Seychelles, an industry that is an important contributor to the island nation's fishing sector, the German ambassador said on Tuesday. Jutta Frasch -- the German ambassador to Seychelles -- made ...
It is also finalising the issuing of the world's first blue bond, which will mobilise public and private investments for a more profitable and sustainable fisheries sector. "Seychelles is breaking new ground and has positioned itself as a world leader in ocean governance and management," said the country's vice ...
In what is being hailed as a global first, Seychelles has agreed to swap parts of its debt in return for designating nearly a third of its waters as protected areas. The island nation will secure roughly 210,000 square kilometers (81,000 square miles) at the Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from ...
The challenge for the Seychelles is clear on the coral reef fringing Curieuse Island, once a leper colony and now a national park. The mass bleaching caused by warming waters in 2016 has left the white limbs of branching corals lying like bones in a ploughed graveyard, with rare flashes of the cobalt-blue ...
"It is clear that India wants to establish a military base in Assumption to monitor the traffic in the Mozambique channel in the Indian Ocean and to especially monitor the energy transport of China around the world," Ralph Volcere, a political activist who has led demonstrations against the pact in Seychelles, ...
(CNN) The founder of the security firm Blackwater did not mention to the House Intelligence Committee last year that a Lebanese-American businessman had attended a meeting in the Seychelles islands, a trip that has come under intense scrutiny in the Russia investigation, according to a review of the ...
Global 3000. Seychelles: Saving the coral reefs. Coral bleaching is destroying reefs around the world. Rising sea temperatures are to blame. Many of the Seychelles' coral reefs have already died. Now the island nation is on a mission to save its marine ecosystem.
Beneath the Seychelles' sun-warmed turquoise waters things are not as they seem. A fluorescent winter wonderland spreads beneath; corals bright white, the tips of each frond glowing with fabulous iridescent purples, greens, fuchsia-pink. “These are the death throes,” says David Rowat, recalling the first ...
In case you're fuzzy on your African geography—my own ongoing effort to learn the name of every country on the continent has never quite reached its goal—let's review the basics of the Seychelles. What: A sovereign nation. An archipelago of some 115 smallish islands. Where: In the Indian Ocean, ...
But the plan which is currently taking shape in the Seychelles - an ambitious environmental scheme that, if successful, will safeguard an enormous swathe of the Indian Ocean, as well as the teeming life within it - is anything but silver-screen fiction. This archipelago nation, which sits just under 1,000 miles ...
Hewn seductively from granite or grown from corals, the Seychelles's 115 islands were uninhabited until the 18th century – many still are. The burgeoning society is primarily African in origin, though it's infused with touches of French, Indian, Chinese and Arab influence. The only thing known to test the ...
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles has been ranked 36th out 180 countries on the global Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017, the best performance for the island nation since the Index started in 1995. The 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean scored 60 points out of 100 on the Index ...
An area of the Indian Ocean roughly the size of Britain is to be ring-fenced for marine conservation by the government of Seychelles after it accepted an innovative deal to write off US$22 million of its sovereign debt. The sum, which was collectively owed to the governments of Belgium, France, Italy and the ...
Beneath the Seychelles' sun-warmed turquoise waters things are not as they seem. A fluorescent winter wonderland spreads beneath; corals bright white, the tips of each frond glowing with fabulous iridescent purples, greens, fuchsia-pink. “These are the death throes,” says David Rowat, recalling the first ...
Earlier, Colonel Rajesh Bisht, Military Advisor to Seychelles Peoples' Defence Force and Leader of Indian Army Training team paid courtesy call on Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seychelles, Brig Leopold Payet, Chief of Defence Forces SPDF and Ausaaf Sayeed, ...
Hollywood celebrities are often associated with enjoying luxury holidays at exclusive island resorts – we've all seen the paparazzi shots. Occasionally – as with Francis Ford Coppola – we hear of them building eco lodges, too. It's rare, though, to find a celebrity protecting a region, potentially ensuring that ...
(Seychelles News Agency) - A travelling exhibition about the humpback whale has opened in Seychelles. “Mysterious Cetacean” opened on Friday at the museum of natural history in Victoria - the capital city of the island nation. Begum Nageon de Lestang, who is with the Indian Ocean Commission ...
One place that goes beyond the mundane and promises to give you an unforgettable honeymoon is Seychelles. While a honeymoon is definitely about romance and intimacy, it's also about never-before-tried experiences with your better half and Seychelles is full of them. Imagine walking hand in hand on ...
Global 3000. Seychelles: Saving the coral reefs. Coral bleaching is destroying reefs around the world. Rising sea temperatures are to blame. Many of the Seychelles' coral reefs have already died. Now the island nation is on a mission to save its marine ecosystem.
The Seychelles have brokered a novel deal that will allow the island archipelago to swap millions of dollars in sovereign debt for protecting nearly one third of its ocean area. It's hailed as the first of its kind. "Seychelles is clearly breaking new grounds and with it, it has positioned itself as a world leader in ...
The Seychelles has created protected areas "the size of Great Britain" in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean. The reserves will limit tourism and fishing activities in the Seychelles to halt ...
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) delivers a speach next to Vice-President Tarek El Aissami (L) next to Venezuela's Minister of Science, Technology and University Education Hugbel Roa (R) during a press conference to launch to the market a new oil-backed cryptocurrency called "Petro", at the ...
The Seychelles could fast-track permission to hunt for oil in the waters of its archipelago of tropical islands within weeks, paving the way for drilling by the end of the decade. PetroSeychelles, a state-backed oil company, said its negotiations with oil minnow Sub Sahara Resources (SSR) should conclude ...


 

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