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1. Football-US Cremonese arrive, meet Red Star on Wednesday -01.06.2005

Italian Serie C1/A champions US Cremonese arrived Tuesday May 31 (morning) for a seven-day tour of Seychelles. “We’ve been invited here to play two games and we expect both of them to be tough. Two players from Seychelles trained with us...

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2. Athlétisme-Un bond record de 6m27 pour Laporte -01.06.2005

C'est justement ce que vient de faire la jeune Seychelloise. Le weekend dernier, lors du Meeting National D2 de Pézenas dans le sud de la France, Laporte a battu le record des Seychelles du saut en longueur en plein air. Avec un joli bond de...

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3. Seychelles’ ambassador to the U.S. accredited -01.06.2005

Mr Bonnelame presented his credentials on Thursday May 26, 2005 to the President of the United States of America, George W. Bush. According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bonnelame was warmly received by officials...

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4. World No Tobacco Day-Medics’ role in tobacco control underscored -01.06.2005

According to health principal secretary Maurice Loustau-Lalanne they can achieve this through information, education, counselling sessions, advice and guidance related to the consequences of tobacco use. PS Loustau-Lalanne, who said that health...

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5. School for the Exceptional Child gets goodies for Children's Day -01.06.2005

  The donation, made on Tuesday May 31 (morning) at the school, comprises biscuits, other snacks and canned food sponsored by shoppers at Docklands Supermarket last Saturday. The activity was an initiative of members of the Seychelles Round...

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6. En prélude de la fête des enfants-Symposium pour et par les enfants -01.06.2005

  Les participants étaient des enfants et jeunes appartenant à différentes institutions scolaires : primaire, secondaire et tertiaire. A cette occasion, le ministère de l’Education et de la Jeunesse a designé un ministre pour les...

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7. Wind surges, cooler weather as monsoon in swing -01.06.2005

The National Meteorological Services (NMS) says the first surge of the monsoon was believed to have swept through on May 4. The winds maintained for about a week after that but eventually died down, giving way to warm northwesterly winds that...

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8. Lazournen Zanfan-Prezidan i renouvle son langazman anver lepanouisman zanfan -01.06.2005

  Prezidan in dir sa dan son mesaz a lokazyon Lazournen Zanfan Merkredi le 1 Zen. Mesaz Prezidan i lir konm swivan: “Ozordi i en zour lazwa pour nou zanfan. I en zour pour nou sosyete selebre nou lakonplisman ek travay ki nou kontinyen...

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9. Bodybuilder Roch Valentin has passed away -31.05.2005

  Known to be a friendly bodybuilder, Roch is the cousin of Joelen Valentin who has won the prestigious Mr Seychelles title on a number of occasions. “I got the news that Roch had died at around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday. At first I was not...

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10. Football: Women’s Airtel Cup-Olympia Coast and Dolphins in repeat final -31.05.2005

With their top players Diane Lablache and Natacha Bibi, both former players of the year, netting hat-tricks, both Dolphins and Olympia Coast kept their opponents at bay and at the same time worked on getting the ball into the net with big wins in...

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11. All’s set for privatisation-Hydroponics Unit first to go -01.06.2005

Preliminary procedures to privatise the farm, which is based at Anse Aux Pins, have already started and the process is expected to be completed by end of June. Announcing this on Tuesday Minister Jacquelin Dugasse, who is also the chairman of the...

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12. Boxing: Launching of The Champs Amateur Boxing Club (CABC)-Julie saves The Champs -31.05.2005

  Julie’s heroics earned him the best boxer award proving that the Champs Amateur Boxing Club, known as Unknown before last Saturday, have what it takes to earn success in the future.Club chairman Simon Lespoir told those present before the...

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13. World No Tobacco Day-Seychellois urged to adopt tobacco-free lifestyles -31.05.2005

“I make an appeal to all Seychellois people; smokers, non-smokers, children, young people, senior citizens, parents, guardians, health professionals and fellow citizens to choose the healthy option of staying tobacco-free for good, for their own...

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14. Fewer flights affect SMB’s imports of perishable goods -31.05.2005

As a result, SMB’s weekly importation of perishables has had to be curtailed from 16 - 18 metric tons to 6 – 7 metric tons, explains a communiqué from the SMB. The main products affected are tomatoes, capsicum, beans and pineapples.According...

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15. Highway bridge tender process revised -31.05.2005

 This follows the change of funding agent with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) being the agency to oversee the construction that will now be financed through money received from international donors. Earlier tenders had been...

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16. Les Seychelles membres exécutif de l'UCLGA pour la zone Afrique de l'Est -31.05.2005

La décision est intervenue à l'issue du récent congrès à Tswane (nouveau nom de Pretoria) où les Seychelles étaient représentés par une délégation conduite par la maire de Victoria, Mme Florence Benstrong, et qui comprenait également le...

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17. Trafik drog ilegal-Trwa dimoun an detansyon lapolis -31.05.2005

Sa de lezot i en zonm 24 an sorti osi Mont Buxton ek enn 27 an ki reste Lari Labourdonnais. Dapre lapolis, sa trwa deteni ti ganny arete ver 11er bomaten Lendi dan distrik Mont Fleuri. Dan zot posesyon ler zot ti ganny arete ti annan serten...

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18. Mancham to join in preparatory work to set up world peace council -31.05.2005

In a communiqué from his Glacis-sur-Mer office, Mr Mancham explains that the world-level Peace Council is anticipated to be an assembly of representatives from government, religion and civil society who will gather to deliberate on matters...

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19. Dimoun aze in demann zenn pour servi loportinite ki a zot dispozisyon -31.05.2005

Sa ti mesaz prensipal ki ti resorti dan en seminar ki ti fer pandan wikenn kot Vilaz Lazenes, Cap Ternay. Atraver sa seminar, ki ti deroul anba tenm "Trwazyenm-az koman lazans sipor pour nou zanfan, nou trezor, nou lavenir", bann manm sa...

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20. Cérémonie de Remise de Diplômes de Français-Plus de 150 diplômés cette année du DELF 1, DELF 2, SIM et DALF -31.05.2005

  Le Ministre de l'Education et de la Jeunesse, M. Danny Faure, qui a d'ailleurs remis quelques diplômes, ainsi que de nombreux hauts fonctionnaires étaient présents à la cérémonie. Plus de 150 employés, étudiants et candidats...

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21. Sustainability key issue at tuna talks -31.05.2005

  Delegates from more than 25 countries are meeting in Seychelles to discuss the region’s tuna fishing industry at the annual general meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). Representatives from countries and organisations,...

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22. Cycling-Low-Hong gets first win -30.05.2005

Defending the St Francis colours, Low-Hong, 17, reached the finish line of the 107.5-km Land Marine-sponsored road race in front of seasoned Roy Mougal of Vélo Club de Mahé. Both cyclists were credited with the same time of 3 hours 08 minutes...

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23. Volleyball: League Championship-Mighty Beau Vallon stumble -30.05.2005

  Before the start of their top flight fixture against Beau Vallon on Saturday at the Palais des Sports, Racing Club received new T-Shirts sponsored by Barclays Bank, represented by Sheila Gonzalez. Captain Tony Songor and his teammates...

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24. Football: Airtel Cup-Ten-man St Michel edge La Passe -30.05.2005

St Michel missed the combative Garry Robert in midfield and defender Harry Libanotis as they struggled to contain La Passe. Malagasy Bruno Saindini was a thorn in St Michel’s defence and in the 14th minute his screaming free-kick across the...

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25. Football: Airtel Cup-Red Star floor nine-man Anse Réunion -30.05.2005

Last Friday, Red Star came from behind to defeat nine-man Anse Réunion in extra-time in a highly controversial match. The 3-1 score-line never reflected the match which Anse Réunion had contributed much to but were left bewildered with the...

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26. FETE DES ENFANTS-Bougez, pas bouger " présenté aux enfants le 1er juin au ICCS -30.05.2005

Le spectacle est une mise en scène de Sébastien Lalanne et est présenté par la compagnie Oki Haiku Dan, une sélection d’artistes de France et du Japon. “Comme d'habitude, cette Journée des Enfants comprend fête et activités. Cette...

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27. Distributor offers better access to Sony products -30.05.2005

Speaking to Business Nation, Mr Shirish Dhanjee, the director of the company said they have served the Seychelles market for well over a decade and their priority has always been to sell quality products at the right price. Mr Dhanjee has...

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28. World No Tobacco Day-Drive for new smoke free areas begins -30.05.2005

This will be done through the release of 10,000 stickers with the message "Car and home, smoke free environment." They will be handed over by sponsors Vijay Construction to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS), who will in turn give...

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29. High tides having greater coastal impact -30.05.2005

Officials are saying that these extreme high tides – which occur every month in relation to a full moon – appear to be normal, but that their impacts along the coast have been much more noticeable this year. Acting assistant director of the...

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30. Miting piblik dan distrk Anse Etoile-Zefor pou ganny fer pour ki materyo konstriksyon pa manke, Prezidan i dir -30.05.2005

  I ti dir sa Vandredi pandan dezyenm miting piblik ki i ti fer avek bann zabitan distrik Anse Etoile. Premye miting ti fer Cascade Merkredi pase. Prezidan Michel, ki ti akonpannyen par Vis Prezidan Joseph Belmont pandan dezyenm dan sa seri...

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31. EXPOSITION-L'Alliance Française prolonge "Les Rencontres de la photographie africaine" -28.05.2005

Les Rencontres de la photographie africaine sont une manifestation internationale organisée tous les deux ans à Bamako. La 5ème édition s'est déroulée du 20 Octobre au 20 Novembre 2003. Les Rencontres sont à la fois pour les photographes...

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32. Bill to protect ‘green gold’ progressing -30.05.2005

Companies are exploring what many consider the “last frontier” for the Earth’s natural resources – tapping genetics through biotechnology – to produce products like shampoo, creams and even curing ailments, said Didier Dogley, the director...

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33. De dimoun pe rimann prizon Lil Long -28.05.2005

Lapolis in raporte Vandredi dan en kominike ki sa madanm sorti distrik Les Mamelles ki ti ganny arete, pas ankour e rimann prizon Lil Long semenn pase an konneksyon avek trafik drog ilegal, in repas ankour Vandredi bomaten. Touzour dapre lapolis,...

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34. Kiltir Seselwa-Melanz e metisaz kiltirel -28.05.2005

  Si nou defini ‘kiltir’ koman en fason ou manyer viv, e devlopman koman en bann transformasyon politik, ekonomik, sosyal, e byen sir kiltirel, nou pou toudswit realize ki kiltir pa zanmen statik me i touzour pe evolye. Pa tou dimoun ki...

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35. Lasosiasyon trwazyenm az i dedye seminar pour byennet bann zanfan -28.05.2005

  Sa seminar, ki pe deroul anba tenm "Trwazyenm az koman lazans sipor pour nou zanfan, nou trezor, nou lavenir"  i katriyenm seminar rezidansyel ki ganny organize par departman Gouvernman Lokal dan Minister Gouverman Lokal, Spor ek...

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36. Drug and alcohol threat-Keep watch over others -28.05.2005

Many Seychellois knew to their horror that some of the victims in fact get more than they ever bargained for, having been tricked by their own merciless fellow citizens. Other Seychellois sell their own brothers' and sisters' blood to foreigners...

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37. New centre to help young mothers -28.05.2005

Set up by Les Li Liv, it is located in the charitable pro-life organisation’s resource centre at the Salle d’œuvres Building, Victoria and was officially opened by the Catholic Bishop, Denis Wiehe in a small ceremony on Wednesday...

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38. Formation en Français-Les diplômés du DEL/DALF/SIM à l'honneur ce lundi -28.05.2005

Ces deux institutions sont en effet partie prenante de ce programme de formation au Diplôme d'Etudes de La Langue Française (DELF) et au Diplôme Approfondi de la Langue Française (DALF), destiné essentiellement à donner des outils...

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39. MENR receives royal invite -28.05.2005

Both Minister Jumeau and Mr Payet received personal invitations from King Carl XVI Gustaf to deliver separate presentations to his Seventh Royal Colloquium in Sweden from May 30 to June 1, 2005. The Royal Colloquia are a series of international...

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40. XVIII Commonwealth Games-Queen’s Baton to relay here from June 4 to 9 -28.05.2005

Expected to arrive on Saturday June 4 from neighbouring Mauritius, the Queen’s Baton will visit different places on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue before heading for Tanzania via Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday June 9 to continue its African leg of the...

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41. Golf-Asba cards 41 to win the Amusement Centre tournament -28.05.2005

Garry Poupounneau settled for the runner-up berth with 39 points, including 20 on the front-nine. Like Poupounneau, Francis Mondon also shot 20 on the front nine but finished with 38 points after a back nine performance of 18 to take third...

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42. Cycling-Jean-Baptiste elected Cac’s secretary general -28.05.2005

Jean-Baptiste is Cac’s new secretary general. He was elected to the post during elections held for executive committee members at the recent congress in Rome, Italy. The congress, it is to note, was brought up by the world cycling body Union de...

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43. Praslin resort honours repeat guests -28.05.2005

  Mrs Evelyn Eppert and Mr Jûrgen Lenk, both from Germany, joined Kamaruddin Baharin, general manager of the Berjaya group of hotels, and the Praslin Beach management for a cocktail reception at the Cot D'or resort, near the hotel's...

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44. Ginnie Marie tops among tourism grads -28.05.2005

  The graduation ceremony, held at the International Conference Centre, drew a guest list that included Vice-President Joseph Belmont, Minister of Education and Youth Danny Faure, Opposition Leader Wavel Ramkalawan and the executive chairman...

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45. Témoignage d’un toxicomane-"J'ai fumé à 11 ans" -28.05.2005

Mathieu* a 16 ans. Il est en S5 . Mais il suit actuellement un traitement en vue d’être désintoxiqué du cannabis. Depuis trois mois, il se rend une fois par semaine au Centre Mont Royal. Il est à ce jour le plus jeune patient qui suit des...

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46. La drogue, cette substance qui tue à petit feu-Le cannabis : plus de consommateurs jeunes -28.05.2005

Une faute grave qu'un grand nombre n'a même pas parfois l'occasion  de regretter. Tellement le mal est profond, voire irréversible. Vidya Gappy entame ici la publication d'une série d'articles qui nous permet de cerner l'ampleur du mal,...

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47. Miting piblik dan distrik Cascade-Priorite gouvernman se pou donn travay zenn, Prezidan i dir -27.05.2005

Prezidan Michel ti fer sa lanons pandan en miting piblik ki i ti fer Merkredi avek bann zabitan distrik Cascade. Vis-prezidan Joseph Belmont to osi prezan. Sa miting, ki ti asiste par en gran lafoul dimoun ki ti’n ranpli Sant Kominoter sa...

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48. Chess-Benjamin Hoareau and younger siblings win -27.05.2005

Reigning male chessler of the year Hoareau won all his five games. Second was Ryan Constance with four wins, third Dominique Furneau with three and fourth Michel Zialor also with three victories. Petrina Valentin finished as the best female...

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49. 2005: International Year of 'Sports and Physical Education'-Minister Pool unveils billboard ahead of Sunday’s manifestation -27.05.2005

Other countries around the world have already organised a number of sporting, cultural, leisure and recreational activities under the same theme. To officially launch the activities on Wednesday night (May 25), Sylvette Pool, Minister for Local...

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50. Hot, dry weather persists -27.05.2005

“Interestingly, most months of this year were warmer by 0.5 to 1.0 degree Celsius above the norm, with May achieving a new extreme record maximum temperature of 33.5 degrees,” said a statement from the National Meteorological Services...

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51. Gender and media audience survey-Do you like the news you get? -27.05.2005

Officials from the social development division in the department of social services will be visiting households chosen at random in these three regions of Mahe on those three days. During the exercise members of the households visited will be asked...

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52. Karting-Wins for Marc Delcy, Dave Rene and Steven Rosalie -27.05.2005

In the Cadet class, Marc Delcy celebrated his birthday with a fine win, holding off Carlos Larue from pole position to cruise to the finish line. Stephan Simon took third place and Roger Pothin finished fourth. Marc Delcy leads the class with one...

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53. Table Tennis: Monthly Challenge competition -27.05.2005

Esparon, loser to Maria Laure in the ladies’ singles Curtain-raiser final, defeated Margaret Chang-Time 4-1 in the decisive match of the ladies division one league for a successful start to the defence of her own title of the Monthly Challenge...

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54. Hospital gets money for heart machines -27.05.2005

The cheque was presented to the principal secretary for Health Maurice Loustau-Lalanne on Wednesday May 25. Mr Demjan who has plans to invest in Seychelles is one of the founders and chairman of TriGranit Development Corporation, a company based...

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55. Education-All primary teachers are Seychellois -27.05.2005

Minister Danny Faure said this in the National Assembly on Tuesday May 24 when he was answering a question from Honourable Charles Decomarmond about the number of teachers who have resigned over the past five years. As a result of training given...

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56. Cricket: Vijay League-USAIM overcome Luckstars -25.05.2005

The result must have come as a disappointment for Luckstars who seemed to be cruising to victory. But they lost control towards the end and USAIM capitalised to grab victory.  Elected to bat first, Luckstars’ batsmen were in all sorts of...

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57. Basketball-SBF appoints national team coaches -25.05.2005

The coaches chosen to work with the two national teams are Steve Hoareau (women’s team head coach), Robinson Boniface (women’s team assistant coach), Alix Allisop (men’s team head coach) and Clifford Joubert (men’s team assistant...

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58. Plizyer dimoun an detansyon pou vole -25.05.2005

Premyerman en zonm 34 an sorti Bel Ombre pe rimann kot Kordgard Santral ziska le premye Zen 8er30 bomaten an konneksyon avek plizyer ka kas lakaz e vole. Mardi 24 Me sa zonm ti ganny sarze pour enn sa bann ka, raporte Sans Sousis le 6 Me. Dan en...

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59. Child risk indicator framework in the making -25.05.2005

They came from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ministry of Local Government, Sports and Culture, the Seychelles Police Force and other organisations, and met at the International Conference Centre. During the workshop, which was...

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60. ROBOTS in town for Children's Day -25.05.2005

Over 170 children from the President's Village, Foyer de Nazareth, Ste Elizabeth's Convent, and School for the Exceptional Child will be ferried to Deepam Cinema, courtesy of SPTC (Seychelles Public Transport Corporation) on Saturday May 28 for the...

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61. National Assembly-Minister Jumeau appeals for water conservation -25.05.2005

He made this appeal when answering questions regarding the water situation in the country in the National Assembly Tuesday May 24. Minister Jumeau was speaking as the minister responsible for water and sewerage which fall under the Public Utilities...

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62. Trade unionists sharpen negotiating skills -25.05.2005

The workshop which has been organised by the Seychelles Federation of Workers Union in collaboration with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions African Regional Organisation (ICFTU-AFRO) based in Nairobi, Kenya is being held under...

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63. 66 new houses at Remise by December -25.05.2005

The Minister for Land Use and Habitat Joel Morgan said this when he visited the new housing estate on Monday May 23 (afternoon). He said that because of constraints to do with materials, especially the unavailability of corrugated iron sheets for...

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64. New Japanese envoy talks fisheries, UN reform with president -25.05.2005

Speaking to the press after meeting President Michel and Vice-President Joseph Belmont at State House, Ambassador Satoru Miyamura spoke of continued friendly relations between their two countries, expressing a “determination to do my best”...

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65. Low profile FetAfrik 2005 -25.05.2005

According to Michel Savy, a member of the organising committee, this is because the 20th edition of the Kreol Festival will be celebrated in October. “Since this year’s Kreol Festival will be on a bigger scope, the committee has decided to...

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66. President Michel returns from UAE-Emirates delegation to explore economic links -25.05.2005

President James A. Michel announced this Tuesday May 24 upon his arrival from a three-day working visit to the UAE which he made at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United...

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67. Football: Airtel Cup-Anse Réunion take last semifinal spot -24.05.2005

Anse Réunion found themselves in a must-win situation after St Louis had lost to St Michel (0-1) last Saturday at Stad Linite and they delivered. Dominic Kiyambu gave Anse Réunion the lead in the 25th minute and Malagasy Jocelyn added the second...

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68. Respekte popriyete piblik -24.05.2005

  Sa lapel in vin apre ki manm piblik in komet bann akt vandalizm lo bann nouvo baraz ki’n ganny enstale otour Lenstiti Nasyonal pour Lasante ek Servis Sosyal (NIHSS). Msye Joe Hoareau, direkter servis dan minister Lasante ek Servis...

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69. Volleyball-Coach Camille “no longer has anything to do with Arsu” -24.05.2005

“I’m making this statement to avoid any confusion. I’m no longer involved with Arsu. I wish the team good luck for the future,” said Camille, who is now coaching men’s first division side United Brothers and women’s team United Sisters...

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70. Basketball: League Championship-Premium Cobras take some punches from PLS Hawks -24.05.2005

Defending Men division 1A champions Premium Cobras could not match PLS Hawks’ energy and effectiveness, taking some pretty good punches in a 77-91 defeat. “It’s unbelievable! We had targeted a win but not by this margin. My players heeded...

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71. Vista do mar-Residents to get relief offer letters -24.05.2005

They will have six months to respond, saying whether or not they accept, and if they do, what form of relief they will opt for. Fifty-eight of them have already been interviewed by Ministry of Land Use and Habitat (MLUH) officials and 11 have...

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72. President to hold consultative meetings in districts -24.05.2005

Wednesday's first meeting will be at held at Cascade, in the district's community centre at 5 p.m. This will be followed by the meeting for Anse Etoile residents on Friday May 27 at 5 p.m. in the district's community centre. All residents of the...

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73. More resident judges, better law records needed – Ramodibedi -24.05.2005

Justice Ramodibedi was speaking after the Seychelles Court of Appeal dealt with some 18 cases Friday May 20 in what was termed a “historic” session for the appeals court, which for the first time sat in its own building away from the Supreme...

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74. Partnership company head pays courtesy call on VP -24.05.2005

Dr Mihaela Smith, accompanied by MNA Barry Faure, spent more than an hour in discussions with the vice president, with talks apparently focusing on how Seychelles could further get involved with the organisation. Speaking to reporters after the...

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75. Opening of detox centre-Drug users tricked -24.05.2005

They have then been shocked to learn that the drugs they’ve been using contain very potent substances of abuse which they never intended to even try.    The chairperson of the Centre Mont Royale for the rehabilitation of alcohol and...

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76. Subios Splash draws large crowd -24.05.2005

  Seychelles underwater habitats were brought to the shores in beautiful paintings and writings made by both children and adults and through a number of films and still images projected on a big screen set up at the Subios Village. The...

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77. Fishermen to have say in sharks' protection plan -24.05.2005

Minister Ronny Jumeau said this at the closing ceremony on Sunday May 22 (evening) of this year's 16th edition of the Sub Indian Ocean Seychelles (Subios) festival at the Subios village at Beau Vallon. The ceremony was attended by Vice-President...

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78. Football: Airtel Cup-St Michel and Red Star finish league phase unbeaten -23.05.2005

Unbeaten in eight matches – seven wins and a draw - St Michel will play La Passe in the semifinals and Friday May 20 the La Digue-based team played a 1-1 draw  with group B winners Red Star who have remained unbeaten like their Anse Aux Pins...

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79. Athletics: Youth Championship-Woodcock raises the bar again -23.05.2005

After a lean spell which followed his then personal best of 2.08 metres achieved on February 5 this year, Praslinois Woodcock proved that he is back to his best, clearing the bar at 2.11 metres at the second attempt for a new Seychelles junior...

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80. Cycling-Fanny gets 125-km win, Van Hollebeke sprints to ITT victory -23.05.2005

Winner of the 71-km circuit race, PLS Riders’ Fanny touched the finish tape of Saturday’s marathon race in 3 hours 17 minutes 04 seconds (3h17:04), one second ahead of Ricky Rosalie (St Francis), Bertrand Lesperance, Nelson Rose (Vélo Club de...

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81. Met gets new receiver for weather satellite -23.05.2005

The work is being carried out in the framework of the PUMA (Preparation of the Use of MSG in Africa) project, launched in 1996 by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites and the European Commission. “It will...

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82. Weightlifting: Open Championship-Record lifts for Agricole, Thélermont and Romeo Siméon -23.05.2005

Although lifters complained that they dehydrated too much inside the Omnisports Gym at Roche Caïman, Clementina Agricole, Janet Thélermont and Romeo Siméon did well to carry on the record-breaking habit in local weightlifting...

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83. ITC nears completion -23.05.2005

Led by Minister for Education and Youth Danny Faure, the education staff took a guided tour of the ITC's new Providence site, which is hoped to provided training for around 600 students per year. Construction on the R18.2 million project began in...

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84. External Trade Statistics 2004-Hike in re-exports value as domestic exports drop -23.05.2005

Out of the total re-exports value for last year, R479 million were re-exports of petroleum products to ships and aircraft. Other re-exports were valued at R88 million. The report released in the Statistical Bulletin produced by the Management...

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85. Skinks can adapt on bird colony islands, says study -23.05.2005

The Seychelles skink – which is common on most of the granitic islands and has introduced populations on coral islands – has taken over the role of Wright’s skinks where they have gone extinct, according to a report by Dr Justin Gerlach of...

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86. Parents-Educators Council meeting-Activities for fifth year celebration launched -23.05.2005

  In its second meeting organised for this year, the Council which is made up of chairpersons of the Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) met at the National Institute of Education (NIE) on Saturday May 21. The meeting was chaired by the...

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87. Lasanble Nasyonal-Gouvernman i envestir 2.5 milyon roupi dan lenstalasyon lalimyer -23.05.2005

Vis Prezidan Belmont ti fer sa lanons pandan premye sesyon demann kestyon pour dezyenm trimes Lasanble Nasyonal pour 2005 Mardi 17 Me. Dapre Vis Prezidan Belmont travay pou enstal bann nouvo lalimyer sekirite e repar bann ki’n andomaze ti...

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88. ITEC alumni members celebrate day -23.05.2005

The event was marked by presentations on defence and civilian training under the ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation), ending with a reception. In his speech on the occasion, the Indian High Commissioner Mr Arun Kumar Goel said...

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89. Customs officers get enforcement tips -23.05.2005

The participants were presented with their certificates by tax commissioner Steve Jardine and the director of trades tax Selwyn Knowles at the customs office at the Pointe Larue cargo terminal. Khauhelo Mawana, technical manager with the Zimbabwe...

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90. Farmers association to move into new office -23.05.2005

SFA chairman Serge Benstrong spoke of the move during the SFA annual general meeting held recently at the Anse Royale Community Centre. The association’s office, which was based at the Farmers Training Centre, had to be relocated following the...

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91. Botswana President on transit -23.05.2005

President Mongae, travelling on a private jet, was met at the International Airport at Pointe Larue by Vice-President Joseph Belmont, who is assuming the functions of the Office of President James Michel in his absence. The principal secretary...

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92. SUBIOS 2005-Organisers say ‘thank you’ -21.05.2005

Subios chairperson Michel Nalletamby said that the event depends a lot on the private sector and other benevolent individuals who contribute to the cause every year. Because of their help, the Subios committee can carry out activities which in turn...

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93. Dive numbers low despite Subios switch -21.05.2005

Although the number of visitors to Seychelles for the last four weeks is six percent higher than for the same period last year, the news from the dive industry is that the increase in visitors has not translated into an increase in divers. The...

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94. Air Seychelles winners collect tickets -21.05.2005

The winners came out on top of an open-to-everyone quiz contest and a frequent flyer Seychelles Plus promotion both run by the national carrier. The Johannesburg Quiz competition, in which participants had to answer a series of questions, was...

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95. I madanm i rimann -21.05.2005

Plantasyon i ganny arase Lapolis in osi raporte ki in dekouver e aras en plantasyon drog dan rezyon Le Niol Sanmdi 21 Me granmaten.Ziska prezan napa personn ki'n ganny arete an koneksyon avek sa plantasyon ki ti ganny trouve lo en popriyete...

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96. Sentence reduced in Simeon manslaughter case -21.05.2005

Simeon was convicted for the deaths of his mother and girlfriend, both of whom were killed by stabbing. Court of Appeal President Michael Ramodibedi, sitting with Justice of Appeal Jacques Hodoul Friday, dismissed Simeon’s appeal against...

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97. Contempt conviction upheld in Regar ‘right to print’ case-Fine reduced to R5,000 -21.05.2005

The ruling was a 2-1 majority decision, however, as Justice of Appeal Jacques Hodoul – the first Seychellois ever appointed to the appeals court – delivered a rare dissenting judgment. The original conviction, which was handed down by Chief...

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98. Appeals court overturns poaching convictions for five men -21.05.2005

President of the Court of Appeal Michael Ramodibedi, sitting with Justice of Appeal Jacques Hodoul, held that an expert witness for the prosecution fell short in proving that the meat in question was in fact illegal turtle and bird meat. Originally...

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99. Festival SUBIOS-"Prenons nos responsabilités et protégeons nos ressources marines" – Ministre Faure -21.05.2005

L'exposition présente les diverses productions faites par les élèves de différents  établissements scolaires dans le cadre de la compétition organisée par le Festival SUBIOS. Rappelant la valeur éducative d'une telle compétition qui...

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100. Basketball: League Championship-Premium Cobras cruise to victory ahead of pulsating fixture -21.05.2005

At Victoria Gymnasium, coach Steve Hoareau’s Premium Cobras were in winning mood and they went into the first quarter with all guns blazing, outscoring last year’s Men division 1B champions SMB Razorback 31-7 en route to a 91-57 win. Although...

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101. Guy Valentin et Chaumot VB 52 râtent la montée en Pro A -21.05.2005

Pour décrocher le billet de l'élite, il fallait battre l'équipe de l'Union Volley-Ball Narbonne lors du match décisif. Mais, c'est le contraire qui s'est produit. A domicile et devant son public dans une salle Jean-Masson pleine à craquer,...

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102. Offload ou la passion du rock -21.05.2005

Il est attendu que leur premier tube passe la semaine prochaine sur les antennes de Paradise FM. Tandis que leurs fans devront attendre juillet pour pouvoir s'offrir leur premier CD. Lundi 17 heures. Après les heures de travail, Patrick, ...

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103. Football: Airtel Cup-SMB score five times in second win -21.05.2005

Instead, they suffered another loss, this time on a lighter score of 5-0 as SMB collected only their second victory in eight games. Che Dorasamy gave SMB, who lost the first round fixture 0-2, the right start with a 13th minute goal, but coach...

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104. Golf : Tournoi Air France-Andrade gagne un billet pour Paris sur le green -21.05.2005

L'expérimenté Andrade a réalisé l'exploit samedi 14 mai sur le green du parcours de Seychelles Golf Club à Anse Aux Pins. Après le premier tour, Andrade a rendu une carte de 19, soit à deux points du trio de tête composé de Guybert...

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105. La drogue, cette substance qui tue à petit feu -21.05.2005

Une faute grave qu'un grand nombre n'a même pas parfois l'occasion  de regretter. Tellement le mal est profond, voire irréversible. Vidya Gappy entame ici la publication d'une série d'articles qui nous permet de cerner l'ampleur du mal,...

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106. Health department welcomes 38 recruits -21.05.2005

        At hand to receive them in a ceremony at Victoria Hospital was the Minister of Health and Social Services Vincent Meriton, his principal secretary Maurice Loustau-Lalanne and top officials of the department’s...

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107. Community urged to care for mental patients -21.05.2005

Over the years people with mental illness have been stigmatised and in some cases this has had a negative effect on their recovery speed, Les Cannelles psychiatric hospital coordinator Maria Louise said recently. “Once patients are dismissed...

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108. A la recherche des oeuvres de Vladimir Tarakanoff -21.05.2005

L'artiste peintre Vladimir Tarakanoff nous a quittés en novembre 2003 après avoir vécu  plus de 40 ans aux Seychelles dont il avait fait sa patrie d'adoption. Pendant plusieurs décennies il a rayonné dans nos îles par son style et sa...

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109. SUBIOS 2005-Did you know? -20.05.2005

Since the architecture and chemistry of coral are very close to human bone, coral has been used to replace bone grafts in helping human bones to heal quickly and cleanly.

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110. Women told to think big -21.05.2005

The true values of women as beautiful, successful and meaningful beings equal to those of men were highlighted recently in a workshop on women empowerment. The workshop was organised by the Alliance of Solidarity For the Family (ASFF) in...

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111. Football: Women’s Airtel Cup-Semifinalists get weekend off before resuming action -20.05.2005

But before taking to the field at Stad Popiler on Saturday May 28 to play the two semifinals, the female footballers will benefit from a weekend off to get themselves ready for more action. The two semifinals match-ups are as follows: Revivers...

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112. Basketball: League Championship-PLS Hawks take the heat out of Beau Vallon -20.05.2005

On Wednesday at Victoria Gymnasium, coach Juliette’s team had a final real game situation to put the finishing touches to their playing strategies in the 82-59 win over Beau Vallon Heat. The Hawks looked like steamrolling the Heat after winning...

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113. Football-Betsy donates to the SFF -20.05.2005

Betsy, who last season played for Oldham Athletics in the Coca-Cola Football League One in England, presented the equipment to SFF technical advisor, Congolese Raoul Shungu, during a short ceremony on Thurdday afternoon at Stad Linite. Present...

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114. Football: Airtel Cup-Sunshine hammer Survivors -20.05.2005

Defender Don Laramé gave Sunshine the lead from the penalty spot in the 12th minute before Georges Ravinia (37th minute) and Eric Bertin (39th minute) brought the score to 3-0 at half-time. Sunshine scored two more goals inside two minutes –...

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115. Cable & Wireless Foundation reaches out to the Inner Islands -20.05.2005

The Foundation was set up for the sole purpose of establishing and building partnerships with local charitable and community organisations focusing on groups with special needs. A donation of R10, 000 was made to the La Digue disabled on March 31...

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116. Posesyon e trafik drog-En zonm i ganny sarze -20.05.2005

Lapolis i raporte ki sa zonm 26 an sorti Beau Vallon ki ti ganny arete dan sa menm distrikt pou posesyon e trafik drog illegal ti ganny sarze Zedi pou sa de  lofans. Sa zonm ti aparet devan Lakour Siprenn Zedi apremidi. I pe rimann Lil Long...

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117. Man gets 18 months for house breaking and theft -20.05.2005

Lepere, 19, received the sentence in court on Thursday morning. According to the police Lepere broke into a house at Hermitage on Tuesday May 17 and stole a television set. He was arrested later that same afternoon and was charged for the...

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118. Free shuttle service to Docklands -20.05.2005

The Docklands shuttle service is being run by the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) and operates from the Victoria bus terminal. A TATA bus has been repainted and has had its seats modified to face the windows, hence widening the...

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119. Reps from medical institute call on VP -20.05.2005

Dr Fauzia Alkhairy, the president and founder of USAIM, and a delegation from the institute met with the vice-president and also the principal secretary for the Department of Public Administration, Mohammed Afif, at State House on Thursday...

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120. President on working visit to UAE -20.05.2005

  The visit is at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates. President Michel is accompanied on the visit by the governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles,...

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121. Pensions check -20.05.2005

Showing the pension contributions made by employees and employers over the previous twelve months the yearly statements have been sent out over the last couple of weeks and workers are being asked to make sure that the amounts shown tally with...

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122. Tsunami assistance-Global partners raise $11m -20.05.2005

The international community has so far raised a total of US$10.9 million in response to Seychelles’ appeal for assistance following the December 26 tsunami. This is close to the total of US$11.5 million pledged, the principal secretary for...

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123. Launching of Subios 2005-Our underwater treasures a major asset, says VP -20.05.2005

He said this last night (Thursday ) at the launching of the country's 16th edition of the annual Sub-Indian Ocean Seychelles (Subios) underwater festival . The launching ceremony was held at the International Conference Centre in the presence...

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124. Football-SFF wants certified medical assistants to monitor players -19.05.2005

  Because injuries are more common when the intensity of the game rises, the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF), in collaboration with the Medical Unit of the National Sports Council (NSC) is organising a series of courses aimed at giving...

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125. Athletics-D’Souza clocks personal best 10.9 seconds in 100m -19.05.2005

Since teaming up with Mervyn Loizeau, Marcus Labrosse and Nelson Renaud to win last year’s Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan indien (CJSOI) 4 x 100 metres relay gold medal in a Seychelles youth record time of 42.86 seconds,...

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126. National Assembly ratifies a series of ILO conventions -19.05.2005

The recommendation for the ratification of the Instrument of Amendment of the Constitution of the ILO and the ILO Conventions was brought forth by the Leader of Government Business Honourable Patrick Herminie who observed that though Seychelles...

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127. School leadership gets graduate upgrade -19.05.2005

The head of Lincoln University, vice chancellor David Chiddick was on hand to present the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Educational Leadership certificates to the first batch of Seychellois students to graduate from the...

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128. International Museum Day-New museum policy in the making -19.05.2005

    The policy will also help pave the way for better cooperation between private and public museums. This was announced by Raymond Onezime, director general of the Cultural Institutions and Policy Development Division, while launching...

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129. Globe trotting nun visits -19.05.2005

Carrying a three-foot statue of Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus that was recently blessed by Pope Benedict XVI, Sister Ruth drew instant crowds of believers who wanted her to pray for them when she appeared in the streets of Victoria on...

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130. Victoria Hospital-Dialysis centre upgrade plans under study -19.05.2005

Principal secretary Maurice Loustau-Lalanne who met with visiting members of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Singapore last week, said their medical proposals are interesting, but certain aspects like the capital investment still need to be...

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131. Darts: National Doubles competition-Magnan and Monthy dethrone then invincible pair -18.05.2005

Last Saturday at the Cascade community centre, Straight Arrows’ Magnan and Monthy triumphed over the same Berlouis and Morel in the National Doubles competition, stopping the Barclays Ami-darts duo from extending its own record to six...

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132. Athlétisme : Skyline Travel and Tours International Meet-Deux médailles d'argent pour Sidonie et Hardy, une en bronze pour Ernesta -18.05.2005

Tout comme Sidonie, le coureur de 400 mètres Travis Hardy regagnera, lui aussi, le pays,  avec autour du cou, une médaille d'argent remportée dans la même compétition. Anciennement connue sous le nom deAir Mauritius International...

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133. Athlétisme-Nouveau record en heptathlon pour Laporte -18.05.2005

Ce n'est pas Céline Laporte qui va dire le contraire bien que la Seychelloise poursuit une constante progression dans les sept disciplines – 100 mètres haies, 200 mètres,  800 mètres, saut en hauteur, saut  en longueur, le lancer...

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134. New Barclaycard deal covers Seychelles -18.05.2005

This new service will take effect on June 1 and follows the signing of an agreement between Barclaycard and American Express, a diversified world-wide travel, financial and network services company.  Besides Seychelles, the agreement covers...

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135. Chemical safety: A concern in all workplaces -18.05.2005

 Manufacturing processes, agriculture, industrial operations and public services such as hospitals, private enterprises are some of the key areas identified, where chemicals are used. Despite their importance, most chemicals can cause injury,...

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136. Don de cinq ordinateurs de l’ambassade de France à Anse Royale -18.05.2005

C'est l’adjoint du Conseiller de coopération, M. Claude Colin, qui a remis le lot au cours d'une brève cérémonie qui s'est déroulée au Centre communautaire du district. Il est attendu que des dictionnaires soient également ajoutés au...

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137. L'ambassadeur d'Offay accrédité auprès de l'Ordre de Malte -18.05.2005

L'ambassadeur d'Offay devient ainsi le premier ambassadeur seychellois à être accrédité auprès de l'Ordre avec lequel les Seychelles ont établi des relations diplomatiques en 1992. Depuis cette date, l'Ordre de Malte dont les actions de...

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138. Africa Report gets young analysis -18.05.2005

  The presentation, delivered by the British High Commissioner, Diane Skingle, gave an overview of some of the Seychelles-relevant sections of the 461-page report, drawn up by a group of "commissioners," mostly from Africa, but including...

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139. Police chief testifies in alleged wrongful dismissal case -18.05.2005

Mr Quilindo appeared before the court Monday and Tuesday to provide testimony in the case, in which nine former officers, along with two special constables, lodged a claim for damages against the commissioner and the government after their offices...

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140. Qatar Airways donates urology equipment to Victoria Hospital -18.05.2005

  Qatar Airways area manager Rose-Marie Hoareau presented the equipment worth 78,000 euros (R569,000) to the health principal secretary Maurice Loustau-Lalanne in a small ceremony on Tuesday at the Victoria Hospital. Ms Hoareau has said that...

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141. SIM pursues regional training centre status -18.05.2005

The institute hopes to do so by seeking accreditation from reputable universities which would eventually offer certificates for the courses it runs. SIM executive head Noellie Alexander said this on Tuesday, when she announced that Seychelles is...

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142. Cycling-Mougal triumphs in 100-km race as PLS Riders suffer from Mathieu’s absence -17.05.2005

After Mathieu, who is back in France with the Blois-CAC 41 team, won two of the three races and helped teammate Roniel Fanny win the third, PLS Riders could not get any of their riders on the podium of last Saturday’s 100-km road race sponsored by...

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143. Basketball: League championship-Baya stay in the groove, Cobras hold Bullets to record low one point in one quarter -17.05.2005

Baya 90 ... Angels 69 Baya will enjoy a break this coming weekend and they will surely regroup on Sunday to watch big guns PLS Hawks and Premium Cobras in action. Before the well-deserved break after having held on to the Men division 1A...

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144. Volleyball: League Championship-Beau Vallon, Premium Spikers, La Digue and Arsu extend unbeaten runs -17.05.2005

With the sport, the only team discipline to have won gold medals for Seychelles at both club and national levels regionally and internationally, still suffering from a low turnout of spectators, the players proved their worth on the court. La...

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145. Boxe-Jonasson Molle et Jovet Jean s'envolent pour la Tunisie -17.05.2005

L'objet de cette rencontre : la remise des billets à deux boxeurs seychellois – Jonasson Molle et Jovet Jean – qui quittent le pays ce soir (mardi) pour la Tunisie où ils suivront un stage d'une durée de 10 mois. En plus de Mme Sylvette...

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146. Hearts fait don de deux chaises et des ventilateurs au Centre de santé de Beau-Vallon -17.05.2005

Ce sont M. John Stravens et M. Dan Frichot qui ont présenté le don et le premier a saisi l’occasion pour remercier les infirmiers et les médecins qui travaillent dur pour le bien-être des habitants de Beau-Vallon. "Ce n’est qu’un petit...

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147. Cottage Industry-Small loans at the disposal of operators -17.05.2005

Following the setting up of the Cottage Industry National Policy last year, the government has made provision for the setting up of a fund to allocate small loans to cottage industry operators seeking financial assistance. In line with this, the...

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148. Aids cases rise, youths hardest hit -17.05.2005

The Ministry of Health and Social Services announced this last week when Dr Agnes Chetty expressed concern that many of the patients being found to be HIV-positive already have fully blown Aids. Last year 23 new cases were diagnosed but in just the...

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149. De dimoun pe rimann an konneksyon avek trafik drog ilegal -17.05.2005

En zonm 26 an sorti Beau Vallon pe rimann lo lord lakour ziska Zedi apre ki i ti'n pas ankour yer apremidi. I ti ganny arete ver 9er bomaten Lendi  borlanmer Beau Vallon. O moman son larestasyon, dan posesyon sa zonm ti serten kantite drog...

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150. Policy review, training needed for better licit drug control -17.05.2005

Representatives from Comoros, Djibouti and Seychelles met for five days last week to discuss how countries could improve their control of licit drugs, which in the wrong hands can be converted into dangerous substances. The three countries...

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151. Drivers urged to respect road regulations -17.05.2005

The billboards, six in total, have been made as part of a road safety campaign initiated by a committee set up last year, and will be placed at key areas at petrol stations and car parks on Mahe and Praslin. The committee was launched by the...

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152. Seychelles' underwater fauna-Study spots possible six new species -17.05.2005

  The five-member team from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) spent over a month collecting fish on dive trips, from the SFA's (Seychelles Fishing Authority's) L'Amitié research vessel and while visiting the...

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153. Finance ditches car hire plans -17.05.2005

Adverts seeking tenders for a range of cars were originally placed in early January but, more than four months later, the department has finally concluded that leasing vehicles from car hire companies would be unlikely to result in any financial...

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154. Yelvanny Rose is back with Anse Réunion -16.05.2005

After four months spent in Vietnam, the big striker returned home on Saturday April 30 and he had this to say to Sports Nation after Friday’s match: “I was not satisfied with how things worked out there. My new paymasters did not honour the...

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155. Football: Airtel Cup-Goals galore as St Michel and La Passe join Red Star in semis -16.05.2005

  After Anse Réunion failed to collect maximum points, St Louis kept up the pressure on them on Saturday at Stad Linite with a 7-0 drubbing of Praslin side Survivors who have now conceded 14 goals in their last two matches. Also on Saturday,...

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156. Plan to put traditional plants in schools gets German backing -16.05.2005

German Ambassador to Seychelles Bernd Braun and WCS coordinator Terence Vel signed the agreement earlier this month at the WCS centre at Roche Caiman, in a ceremony attended by German Honorary Consul Maryse Eichler, WCS chairman Nirmal Shah,...

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157. International Nurses Day-Nurse's association, retired nurse make donations to Ministry of Health -16.05.2005

  During the same ceremony, held at the Victoria Hospital, retired nurse Jeanine Chung- Faye donated a batch of breast pumps to the Maternity Ward of the Victoria Hospital. Both donations were handed over to Health principal secretary...

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158. Lazournen Enternasyonal Lafanmiy-Kolok i diskit rol ek devwar en fanmiy -16.05.2005

Dan son diskour pour ofisyelman ouver kolok, ki ti deroul kot Lesntiti Kreol, Au Cap, sekreter prensipal dan Departman Servis Sosyal, Madanm Marie-Antoinette Alexis, ti fer resorti ki tenm ki'n ganny swazir pour komemor Lazournen Lafanmiy –...

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159. Barclays shows clients how to get loans-SIM offers regional support for businesses -16.05.2005

    Two lecturers from the Seychelles Institute of Management (SIM), Kashmira Rajiah and Samuel Omolo, gave the clients guidelines on how to prepare business plans. This took place at the International Conference Centre in the presence...

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160. Seychelles' new UN rep accredited -16.05.2005

Mr Bonnelame, who is based at the UN Headquarters in New York, replaces Mr Claude Morel who has recently been appointed principal secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Bonnelame, formerly Minister for Foreign Affairs, was appointed to...

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161. En gran lafoul fidel i rasanble pour lafet Lapannkot -16.05.2005

Bann fidel sorti dan bann parwas lo Mahe, Praslin, La Digue e osi bann reprezantan sorti dan bann pei larezyon ti'n zwenn ansanm avek Levek Legliz Katolik, Monsenyer Denis Wiehe, ek bann lezot pret katolik pour priye e sante. Osi prezan kot sa...

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162. Minister Meriton at World Health Assembly -16.05.2005

Whilst in Geneva Minister Meriton will also participate in the 41st Regional Health Ministers Conference of the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA) and the formal meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional...

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163. Survey looks for foreign marine species -16.05.2005

The study is being carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), with help locally from the Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology – Marine Parks Authority (SCMRT-MPA) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. The...

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164. Café Romance, en avan gou 20enm Festival Kreol -14.05.2005

  Pandan sa aktivite, bann prezan ti ganny sans ekout en varyete romans par diferan group zenn osi byen ki bann partisipan enpe pli aze e anmenmtan bwar kafe e degiste bann spesyalite kreol, tel koman nouga, gato kreol ek konfitir papay...

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165. Subios images-Chance to take charge -14.05.2005

As in the past, Seychellois will be able to see fantastic images of our underwater world right here where the filming and photography have been done. Soon the films and pictures will be viewed around the world in environment-related...

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166. FESTIVAL DE L'OCEAN INDIEN A MADAGASCAR-Les Seychelles à l'honneur -14.05.2005

Huit artistes seychellois dont un peintre plasticien. M Nigel Henri, participent en effet à ce rendez-vous culturel  qui est pratiquement à sa douzième (12e) édition. La délégation seychelloise qui est parrainée par le Conseil...

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167. George Camille releases 'Seychelles’ -14.05.2005

George has in the past worked with his brothers Rocksy (back-up singer), Allen ‘Junior Abel’ (lead singer) and Maurice (bass guitarist) on all three albums released by the Full Vibes band. Despite living in the northern hemisphere, the...

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168. Sekirite Sosyal pa Servis Sosyal -14.05.2005

Sa madanm 46 an ki reste Anse Louis e ki pe rimann Ile Longue an koneksyon avek en ka frod dan Fon Sekirite Sosyal, i en anplwaye sa fon e non pa Servis Sosyal parey ti ganny pibliye par erer Zedi. Sa madanm, ki ti ganny arete Mardi bomaten swivan...

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169. Men get 5-year jail term for burglary and stealing offences -14.05.2005

Joel Felicie, 21, and Sylvio Victor, 18, broke into a guest house at La Louise during the night of April 30 to morning May 1, and stole 15 different types of spirit bottles, 1 mobile phone, a tape recorder, cheese, Cola pets, mango juice packets,...

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170. International Day of the Family-ASFF director calls on families to evaluate their lifestyles -14.05.2005

Mrs Elizabeth was speaking in an interview with Seychelles Nation  this week as she presented the ASFF programme of activities to mark the International Day for the Family to be celebrated on Sunday. She said that it is the family who suffer...

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171. The International Day of the Family-Let us spend more quality time with our children – Minister -14.05.2005

Such is the gist of a message by the Minister for Health and Social Services Vincent Meriton on the occasion of the International Day of the Family to be celebrated on Sunday. Minister Meriton’s message reads:“The International Day of the...

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172. Presidential tour of government offices-English River health centre serves 17,000 people -14.05.2005

The tour of the English River health centre was the first outside Victoria Hospital after the President of the Republic began paying regular visits to the national health facilities. Victoria Hospital and community health centres are at the top...

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173. Frégate scores at spa awards -14.05.2005

As announced in the spa supplement in the magazine's February issue, the resort's Rock Spa was voted second best spa in the Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean hotel category as well as fourth in the world’s top 25 spas. Last Autumn, readers...

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174. SCHOA to continue retention talks -14.05.2005

The forty plus members of SCHOA are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 25, at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel, where current SCHOA Chair Paul Hodoul said discussion would probably again target the amount of foreign currency which the car hire...

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175. Two way talks for TAC -14.05.2005

Drawn from a wide range of tourism related bodies the new committee met at the ICCS, where their early discussions were marked by the need for government to respond to their suggestions, even if the response is negative. The TAC meeting was opened...

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176. Football: Airtel Cup-Brutus’ second consecutive hat-trick gives Red Star double win -14.05.2005

  Brutus opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Red Star failed to increase their lead, allowing Light Stars, who were in with a slight chance of challenging La Passe for the last semifinal berth from group B, to equalise in the 46th...

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177. Pointe Larue Falcons get new Reebok shoes -14.05.2005

Earlier this week, the team received a big boost in the form of a donation of 26 pairs of Reebok shoes worth US$4,000 (around R22,000 including freight) from Harold Green, the honorary consul of Seychelles in Alaska. Team manager Nichol Gabriel...

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178. RENCONTRE DANS L’UNITÉ-Bahais et non-Bahais réunis dans un camp de réflexion -14.05.2005

  Lundi 2 mai 13 heures. Vanessa Adam, Aaron Jeannie, Kenny Ernesta, Tara Boniface, Melissa Stravens, Vanessa Léon, Ilm Mussard et Kelly Boucari, munis de leurs gros sacs se dirigent vers la chaussée : direction La Digue. Ils sont parmi...

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179. Judo: 26th African Judo Championship-Labrosse and Baker set and ready to fight -13.05.2005

  Accompanied by Cuban coach Juan Carlos Suarez, Labrosse (60-kg) and Baker (81-kg) left the country on Tuesday May 10, a day after they arrived here following a two-week training camp in Italy. Head of delegation Cedric Thomas will only...

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180. Golf: The Creole Spirit Match-play competition-Weidner, Volcère, Pouponneau and Hoareau winners -13.05.2005

The brainchild of golfers Charlie Morin and Sunil Shah, the competition faced some cynicism initially – Charlie dreamt it up and Sunil readily agreed for Trinity Estate (Pty) Ltd, the owners of The Creole Spirit Building in Victoria, to sponsor...

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181. Sports equipment from British High Commission to the NSC -13.05.2005

High Commissioner Diane Skingle presented the equipment to NSC managing director Eric Arnephy Thursday May 12 (afternoon) in a short ceremony at the headquarters of the local sports body at Roche Caïman. Present were NSC officials and young...

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182. 7th National Education Conference-Ministry acts before concerns are raised -13.05.2005

    In their presentations during the 7th National Education Conference, the graduates, who conducted research in local schools for their thesis, said issues like lack of motivation among some teachers affected the education process and...

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183. Avoidance of Double Taxation agreement-Seychelles, Kuwait start talks -13.05.2005

This agreement shall apply to taxes on income and on capital for residents of both Kuwait and Seychelles, says a communiqué from the Department of Finance. The Kuwaiti delegation was led by Mr Ali Metairef from the Tax liability and Planning...

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184. Port security stepped up -13.05.2005

Keeping pace with changes to the 2004 International Ship Port Facility Security Code – introduced by the International Maritime Organisation – officials at Port Victoria worked alongside the Maritime Safety Administration to step up security...

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185. Lafet Lapannkot-Gran rasanbleman dyosezen Dimans -13.05.2005

Sa manifestasyon relizyez ki pou ganny animen anba tenm "Soufle Lespri Sen" pou deroul dan SMB Hall, Roche Caiman apartir 9er bomaten. Dan en rankont avek lapres sa semenn, levek Legliz Katolik, Monsennyer Denis Wiehe, ansanm avek per Jonh Gappy ek...

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186. Chikungunya outbreak-Collective effort needed to eliminate mosquitoes -- Health -13.05.2005

Cases of the viral disease have been reported in the Comoros, with 4,500 cases, and in Mauritius, where so far 90 cases have been recorded in Port-Louis. The virus is believed to be found in monkeys and birds and transmitted to humans by the aedes...

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187. Football: Central League knockout competition-Mont Fleuri eager to know Land Marine Cup opponents -12.05.2005

Coached by Damien Jean, Mont Fleuri, formed earlier this year, started their campaign in the Central League knockout competition with a 2-0 win over Seychelles Police in the quarterfinals.Seychelles Police had edged Machabée 1-0 in the earlier...

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188. Letter to the editor-Youth cricket, an interesting prospect -12.05.2005

Cricket amongst children started way back in the fifties or even earlier. I personally can recall in my school days at the Seychelles College when we had inter-house competitions and even coaching by some expatriate teachers. One must understand...

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189. Port extends night time service -12.05.2005

The night time service was offered to vessels below 120 metres long in May last year but after staff training and an improvement in the port's navigational facilities the largest visitors to Port Victoria will also be able to use the all day...

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190. Athlétisme : Skyline Travel and Tours International Meet-Cinq athlètes seychellois se déplacent pour Maurice jeudi 12 mai -12.05.2005

     Les sauteurs en hauteur Jude Sidonie et Eugène Ernesta ont été invités par le comité d'organisation pour participer à la compétition.      Evans Marie, Travis Hardy, tous les deux spécialistes du tour...

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191. Mesaz Prezidan Larepiblik pour Lazournen Ners-'Kontinyen gard sa konfyans ki lepep i annan dan zot' -12.05.2005

In osi azoute ki Gouvernman i oule ki 2005 e lannen ki pe vini i anmenn bokou sanzman dan servis lasante e dan travay tou ners. Prezidan in dir sa dan son mesaz a lokazyon Lazournen Enternasyonal bann Ners Zedi 12 Me.Teks entegral mesaz Prezidan...

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192. Les Seychelles au Congrès de l'UMAPF à Paris -12.05.2005

Pendant deux jours, les 12 et 13 mai précisément, les délégués de la cinquantaine de pays membres de l'Union, se pencheront sur divers sujets intéressant l'avenir de leur organisation dont les travaux se déroulent sous le thème :...

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193. Tourism advisory committee members announced-Hold first meeting Thursday -12.05.2005

The 20-member committee is headed by Tourism and Transport principal secretary Gerard Lafortune, the man who also chairs the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) and the Seychelles Port Authority (SPA). Tac's first meeting takes place...

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194. Lazournen Enternasyonal bann Ners-Minis Meriton i salye e onor bann ners model -12.05.2005

"Ozordi, (a lokazyon zot lazournen), mon salye zot e mon onor zot," Minis Meriton i dir dan son mesaz pour mark Lazournen Enternasyonal bann Ners. Teks entegral Minis Meriton i lir konm swivan:"A lokazyon lazournen bann ners mon felisit zot tou...

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195. Le YSB sensibilise les jeunes à travers des activités -12.05.2005

Julia Dingwall, coordinatrice de ce bureau souligne que le thème choisi pour cette année est ‘Respect de soi’. "Notre objectif est de rassembler les jeunes pour des activités éducationnelles. Après plusieurs réunions, ils ont...

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196. Miss Regatta gets more time to prepare -12.05.2005

He said a number of hopefuls called the agency saying they needed more time to prepare themselves mentally and to have their evening, casual and beach wear ready, and they found the previous date, May 15 too soon. He said the agency hopes to have...

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197. MLUH appoints new acting DG for Lands and Territories -12.05.2005

A communiqué from the ministry said that the appointment is in line with the ministry’s relentless efforts at providing better and more efficient service to members of the public, with the aim of improving customer satisfaction. Mr Winslow, aged...

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198. 7th National Education Conference opens-Education practices draw praise -12.05.2005

   Class sizes also make the work of teachers here quite manageable, even enviable, contrary to a local perception that teachers in Seychelles are overworked. Professor Tony Bush of the University of Lincoln said this Wednesday May 11...

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199. En sekirite i ganny trouve mor dan en twalet -12.05.2005

Lekor Guilly Beaudoin, sa zonm an kestyon, ti ganny dekouver par en lot travayer sa sant letan ki i ti pe al servi sa twalet.  Dernyen fwa ki Msye Beaudoin ti ganny trouve vivan ti ver midi sa menm zour.Apre rezilta letopsi ki ti fer Merkredi...

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200. Young environment warriors to launch CD -12.05.2005

The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Ronny Jumeau said this to the 80 delegates attending the five-day third International Coral Reef Initiative meeting held recently at the Plantation Club resort. He referred to them as "environment...

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201. R9,607 for Beauchamp from his friends -11.05.2005

On Monday afternoon (May 9) at the North East Point hospital in the presence of former triple jumper Paul Nioze, Joseph Volcy, a member of the Seychelles Amateur Athletics Federation (SAAF), presented Beauchamp with a cheque worth R9,607. Volcy...

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202. Cricket: Vijay League-Luckstars overcome USAIM in opening match -11.05.2005

It was a low-scoring match of 60 runs but both teams’ nerves were tested till end of the encounter. Elected to bat first, Luckstars’ batsmen were in all sorts of trouble against some tight and accurate bowling from Swadesh, Mukesh and Natwar of...

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203. Snoc’s holiday camp a success -11.05.2005

Although it expected a turnout of 100 schoolchildren but with only 65 responding positively, Snoc has said that it will run such a day camp once again during the next school holidays. For the whole of last week, schoolchildren from different...

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204. Football-US Cremonese to play two friendlies during eight-day tour -11.05.2005

The Italian side will play the winners of groups A and B of the ongoing Airtel Cup on Wednesday June 1 and Saturday June 4 at Stad Linite. It is to note that Red Star striker Wilnes Brutus will accompany US Cremonese back to Italy at the end of...

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205. Cricket-Youth development programme in full swing -11.05.2005

Schoolchildren are being encouraged to make use of the free cricket coaching lessons run by the association on Saturdays. These are organised every alternate Saturday at the Freedom Square ground. Tennis ball cricket coaching is drawing great...

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206. No sales license for cottage industries -11.05.2005

For better marketing purposes it is recommended that entrepreneurs open a retail outlet or deposit their items in shops, but the regulations stipulated in the National Policy governing the setting up of cottage industries do make provisions...

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207. Lasesres-PUC i enpoz restriksyon lo delo trete -11.05.2005

Zofisye ansarz relasyon piblik, Linda Philoe, in eksplike ki i neseser pour pran serten mezir pour kontrol distribisyon delo trete la konmela, akoz an rezilta sa letan sek, delo dan laplipar zot bann sistenm stokaz ek rezervwar pe diminyen tre...

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208. New viral epidemic in the neighbourhood -11.05.2005

A press release from the ministry says several cases of the disease have been reported there and that confirmatory tests have been done. "It is suspected that the virus may have come from Comoros where 4,500 cases have been recorded since last...

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209. 7th National Education Conference opens Wednesday -11.05.2005

The two-day conference will be officially opened by the Designated Minister and Minister for Education and Youth, Danny Faure. According to the ministry, this year’s theme has been chosen in response to the ongoing demand for a high standard of...

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210. VP Belmont launches SCAA's first board meeting-Aviation industry must adapt to ‘global village’ -11.05.2005

Seychelles had to modernise both its sea and air ports to respond to the demands of a “global village,” he said, speaking Tuesday May 10 at State House to launch the first board meeting of the new Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority...

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211. L'étude de l'esclavage introduite dans le programme scolaire -11.05.2005

C'est autour de l'introduction de ce nouvel élément que des enseignants, historiens et autres facilitateurs se concertent depuis mardi matin (10 mai) dans un atelier de deux jours, qui se tient au National Institute of Education (Institut...

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212. Barclays backs SCAA’s denial of Seychelles Weekly article -11.05.2005

''Barclays does not, as a matter of policy, finance arms sales nor support the financing of equipment with an aggressive capability. The agreed facility with the Government of Seychelles purely relates to supporting renewal of fire fighting...

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213. 5 dimoun i admit lopital swivan aksidan pandan wikenn -10.05.2005

Dapre en kominike lapolis sa fiy 16 an, ki reste Baie Ste Anne Praslin, i admit dan ICU lopital Victoria depi Dimans apremidi swivan en aksidan ki ti arive Anse Reunion, La Digue.  Sa fiy, ki ti lo en bisiklet o moman aksidan, ti fer kolizyon...

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214. SCAA refutes Seychelles Weekly article -10.05.2005

"The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority undertakes to declare the contents of the article to be incorrect in respect to alleged funding through its assigned loan facility and further states that activation of the loan provisions are yet to be...

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215. Zefor i kontinyen pour remet sitiasyon delo anba kontrol -10.05.2005

Sa lanons ti ganny fer par zofisye relasyon piblik kot PUC, Linda Philoe, ler i ti pe koz avek lapres Lendi 9 Me apremidi lo size "delo gri" ki bokou lakour dan rezyon santral ti pe resevwar semenn pase. Vandredi pase PUC ti dir ki sa sitiasyon in...

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216. Swimming-More young swimmers move up the grades -10.05.2005

As the instructors called out the names of those who have passed the different tests to come forward and receive their certificates, it was interesting to see the others cheer. Also present for the certificate presentation ceremony were parents,...

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217. Basketball: League championship-Baya and Stars remain in the lead -10.05.2005

In the women’s league, Anse Etoile Stars and defending champions Bel Air are still running the show as they continue to occupy the top-two positions on the table. Baya 93 ... PLS Dynamics 69 After a poor start to Saturday’s (May 7) match and...

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218. Anse Royale inhabitants, businesses pitch in to put up new playground -10.05.2005

The new playground will be located at a newly cleared site between the Anse Royale Community Centre and the nearest farm alongside the Les Cannelles Road. Saturday May 7 a group of inhabitants as well as some businesses met at this newly cleared...

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219. Prezidan ek vis-prezidan i pas en moman detant avek bann madanm SPPF -10.05.2005

  Dapre tyermenn sa lorganizasyon, Madanm Sylvette Pool, sa piknik ti en moman pour mobiliz bann madanm SPPF ki'n touzour “en pwisans” dan parti mazoriter. Ler i ti adres bann madanm ek lezot manm piblik ki ti prezan kot sa piknik,...

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220. Diversion of licit drugs-Seychelles spared regional scourge -10.05.2005

This is despite the fact that there have recently been many seizures of such drugs in neighbouring countries involving tonnes of drugs worth millions of dollars. The officer in charge of the 13-country regional United Nations (UN) unit for the...

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221. Temporary accommodation for government expatriate employees-Admin department drops tender plans -10.05.2005

Along with the responsibility for providing stop gap accommodation to newly arrived expatriate government workers, PMC has also picked up the R1.2 million budget and handful of staff that go with the job. Adverts asking for tenders to offer catered...

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222. New aviation authority to hold first meeting -10.05.2005

The meeting will be launched by Vice-President Joseph Belmont in his capacity as the minister responsible for transport. Earlier this year the National Assembly approved the act creating the SCAA. The body was established to replace the Directorate...

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223. Study aims to protect tuna stocks -09.05.2005

The Regional Tuna Tagging Project (RTTP), worth about 14 million Euros, aims to catch, tag and release more than 80,000 tuna across the Indian Ocean. The five-year study is being implemented by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), with the...

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224. Bodybuilding-Open Bodybuilding Championship cancelled -09.05.2005

Sabba chairman Marcel Ally told Sports Nation Sunday May 8 that he was disappointed with the turnout and the association has decided to cancel the event scheduled for this Saturday. “We can’t run a competition with just three bodybuilders. It...

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225. Tennis: Franky Jean Construction Junior Tournament-Young champions join tournament’s hall of fame -09.05.2005

  A week before school resumes, young champions took the spotlight on the Roche Caïman courts for the whole of last week and on Saturday morning (May 7), the male and female age category champions prevailed in hot conditions to join the...

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226. Football: Airtel Cup-Red Star secure semifinal spot, St Michel have to wait -09.05.2005

In group A, defending champions St Michel are almost sure of progressing to the semis but have to wait a little longer even after showing Survivors the consequences of playing with fire. Held to a 1-1 draw in the first round match, the boys of...

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227. Funding for reef monitoring among hurdles ahead for scientists -09.05.2005

Environment principal secretary Rolph Payet, the outgoing ICRI co-chairman, told Nation that the worldwide coral reef body would be trying to help countries find ways to integrate the economic value of their coral reef assets with conservation and...

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228. Centre to show youths where health traps lie -09.05.2005

When they contract the infections, some seek treatment at the Youth Health Centre and request for confidentiality which they get. But as cases of youths who are putting their health at risk increase, the centre now hopes to mount a sensitisation...

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229. Praslin gets new beauty salon -09.05.2005

Based in small business centre, the salon is run by beauty professional Beryl Scharpf who owns La Jeunesse Beauty Salon at the Pirates Arm building in Victoria. Ms Scharpf told Business Nation that the opening of the salon follows the increasing...

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230. Scientists asking public to help find kestrel feathers -09.05.2005

The researchers, from the University of Kent, are working with Nature Seychelles on the project. The team, led by Dr Jim Groombridge, has been catching kestrels to take blood samples to test the genetic diversity of the birds. DNA samples can...

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231. Citizen survey to take pulse of human rights in country -09.05.2005

The Centre for Rights and Development (Cefrad) and the Liaison Unit for Non-Governmental Organisations (Lungos) will carry out the survey as one of the main components of a broader project on human rights, which will also see the publication of a...

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232. Cottage Industries-SEnPA explains registration procedures -09.05.2005

The office is run by Mr Juan Payet, the senior project officer and assistant, Miss Cindy Andre.Mr Payet told the press that the processing of applications was going on very smoothly and that they have received calls from entrepreneurs seeking...

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233. Victoria Hospital gets medical supplies from Cyprus -09.05.2005

The donation of 20 boxes of medicines, which include antibiotics, painkillers and anti-fungal treatment, is worth about US $8,000 (approx. R40,000). Samples of the medicines were presented Wednesday May 4 to the principal secretary of Health,...

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234. Football: Airtel Cup-Firinga rescues Anse Réunion as Sunshine garner first point -07.05.2005

Winless in six matches before Thursday’s encounter, Sunshine looked like celebrating victory for the first time in the competition when Eric Bertin applied the finishing touch to Ronny Rose’s 29th minute cross, giving Anse Réunion’s...

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235. Proze mark ton-Lesey pour kolekte labwet otour Mahe in komanse -07.05.2005

Sa bann pti pwason pou ganny servi pour fer labwet dan sa progranm rezyonal pour mark ton. IOTC in konfirmen ki tou mezir neseser pou ganny pran pour ki napa enterferans avek peser lokal pandan sa loperasyon e zot in donn lasirans ki sa bann pti...

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236. Air Seychelles hands over B737 aircraft -09.05.2005

The aircraft left the International Airport at Point Larue around 11.00 in the morning for New Delhi where it will be returned to IFLC. It will be subsequently handed over to its new lessor, the Sahara Airlines of India, whose name and colours it...

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237. Boxing-Former Seychelles coach dies -07.05.2005

Pozniac was the second Russian coach to work here and he was instrumental in guiding now retired Seychellois boxers like Ralph Labrosse, Rival Cadeau (now Payet), Jerry Legras and Roland Raforme into champions. According to Ralph Labrosse, he...

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238. Tennis: Vijay League-Women and men in separate leagues -07.05.2005

Instead of just one league, the competition is being played in two different championships – men and women – bringing more excitement to the game this year. One of the reasons for the change is that most of the time female players failed to...

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239. Le DELF scolaire, un projet innovant -07.05.2005

Ce stage s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en place d’un examen de français, nouveau aux Seychelles, le DELF scolaire (Diplôme d’Etude en Langue Française) dont la première session se tiendra en décembre 2005 pour quelque 1.200...

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240. L.M. Barbaron up and running soon -07.05.2005

"We are looking to pull more people to Seychelles," said General Manager Dietmar Koegerl of the complete renovation of the 124 room resort. Closed in October 2004 the top to bottom renovation of the Mahé west coast hotel has seen changes to...

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241. Shadrock’s Moving Forward with first album -07.05.2005

        Well-appreciated by Seychellois music lovers for his deep voice on Allan Camille’s reggae ballads, Shadrock has produced a 14-track album which, he says, will be greatly appreciated by Seychellois. A mostly...

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242. International Day for Midwives-Exhibition focuses on "Safe Motherhood" -07.05.2005

Organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with the National Institute of Health and Social Studies (NIHSS) within the Ministry of Education and Youth, the one-day exhibition was aimed at increasing the visibility of midwifery...

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243. Heritage Seychelles -07.05.2005

The programme is about cultivating and coordinating a greater public engagement in safeguarding and developing our cultural heritage. Heritage Seychelles targets the general public.  It aims at instilling in our nation a greater sense of...

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244. President Michel congratulates PM Blair on re-election -07.05.2005

President Michel’s message reads: “On the occasion of your re-election as Prime Minister, the Government and people of Seychelles join me in expressing to you, our most sincere congratulations. “I am confident that the special relations that...

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245. Trafik drog ilegal -07.05.2005

Sa trwa dimoun -- en zonm 52 an, en madanm 53 an e en fiy 17 an -- ti ganny arete dan en lakaz Pointe Larue apre ki lapolis ti dekouver e sezi serten kantite hashish ek kanabis swivan en lafouy fer dan sa lakaz.  Apard drog, plizyer lobze...

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246. Presidential tour of government offices-President for improvements in all hospital units -07.05.2005

The President, accompanied by Minister Vincent Meriton and principal secretary Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Friday visited the mortuary, and the physiotherapy, bio-medical engineering, and maintenance units. President Michel was informed that two...

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247. Golf-Andrade wins April's mug -06.05.2005

Andrade returned with 40 on both the front and back nine for a net score of 64. He is this year's third winner of the crystal mug from Edinburgh, Scotland, after Sajnish Puri won the January and March editions, while Edwin Palmer clinched the one...

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248. Football: Airtel Cup-Competition sees first draw in lacklustre encounter -06.05.2005

After their two consecutive wins over Baie Ste Anne 96ers (2-0) and La Passe (1-0) at the a Digue playing field, Light Stars needed a win over SMB to go second in the group B standings behind leaders Red Star, but they came up short. Fielding some...

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249. Red Cross to sell kits and recruit new members tomorrow -06.05.2005

The two activities, which will be coupled with the sale of flags, have been organised to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which will this year be observed on Saturday here. “The kits contain basic first aid equipment and will be...

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250. Athletics-No record in Athletics Cup -06.05.2005

The different category winners were Alex Confait (colt boy), Natifa Larue (girl), Sheraz Kotecha (boy), Sabrina Laurence (female youth), Hazeron Etienne (male youth), Ellen Roselie (female youth), Marcus Labrosse (male junior), Louisianne...

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251. Cottage industries operators urged to bolster marketing skills -06.05.2005

  Speaking to the press recently the managing director of SEnPA, Lucy Athanasius, said lack of marketing skills was one of the factors that could hinder the growth of newly set up cottage industries. She explained that presently several...

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252. Students' welcome home -06.05.2005

Attended by Vice-President Belmont, Minister for Education and Youth Danny Faure and other members of the cabinet, the ceremony was staged to acknowledge the achievements of over 100 Seychellois students who graduated from a wide range of overseas...

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253. Tsunami fund receipts top R4m -06.05.2005

The foundation’s secretary Lekha Nair announced this on Thursday when two benefactors presented two cheques worth a total of R56,650 to NEF at Liberty House. The first cheque was for R34,650 and was handed over to Mrs Nair and foundation member...

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254. More than 50 new teachers graduate-Mature student best performer -06.05.2005

The NIE’s sixth graduation ceremony, held at the International Conference Centre, also saw another 23 veteran teachers recognised for completing part-time courses, including seven who earned a post-graduate certificate in education. Awards for...

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255. National Museum of History launches holiday programme -05.05.2005

Aged between 6 and 18 years, the youngsters, dressed in their new t-shirts made especially for the occasion, were first briefed on the proposed activities for this year, before watching the film Castor. Apart from the usual visits to historical...

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256. Sepec to add two more tankers to fleet -06.05.2005

The national petroleum company announced Wednesday that two new tankers are about to be ordered from the German Lindenau shipyard, on the back of the success of the tanker operations so far and the growing global demand for double hulled...

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257. Karate: Cadet and Junior National Championship-Two individual titles for Gretel Valentin and Mervin Servina -05.05.2005

   A good number of young karatekas from four schools – Kimura Shukokai, Tang Soo Do, Kyokushin and Ashihara – participated in the championship which was of a very high level. Reigning female karateka of the year Gretel Valentin, of...

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258. Partners discuss draft health promotion policy -05.05.2005

  About 200 decision makers from public and private sector organisations gathered at the National Institute of Education, reviewed the draft and recommended a number of changes to improve it. It was the principal secretary for Health Maurice...

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259. En zonm i mor avek blesir dan lestoman-En lot zonm pe ganny detenir an koneksyon avek sa lensidan -05.05.2005

 Dapre en kominike lapolis, Freminot ti ganny deklare mor an arivan lopital Victoria an rezilta en pike ki i ti'n resevwar dan son lestoman.  Touzour dapre sa kominike, sa lensidan ti ariv swivan en diskisyon kot en lakaz dan Bodanmyen,...

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260. Senior citizen's exchange programme-Praslin elderly visit Mahe -05.05.2005

The group, made up of 25 participants, undertook a number of visits around the island which included visit to homes for the elderly, the Providence Industrial Estate and district administrations. They also met with some of their counterparts on...

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261. Seychelles backing helps start ACP assembly -05.05.2005

The agreement was reached at the April 18 to 21 ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, held in Bamako, Mali, but, of the 79 ACP member states, only 27 – including Seychelles – were ready to put pen to paper. Representing Seychelles at the...

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262. Little ones go a long way to cover gap -05.05.2005

The 42 came from the school's 75-strong Young Citizens' Club according to their coordinator Mariese Pointe. She said the activity helped the young people to get used to interacting with older people, which they did as they also cleaned the senior...

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263. Regatta 2005 set for July 30, 31-Organisers bring back Miss Regatta beauty contest -05.05.2005

Among the highlights of this year’s edition of this popular beachside festival will be the Miss Regatta beauty contest, which will be making its comeback after being absent for several years now on the programme of activities. Young Seychellois...

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264. Vijay Construction scholarship offer arouses interests -05.05.2005

The company has begun to receive several applications from potential candidates, but Mr Vijay Patel said priority will be given to those who cannot afford to pay for their own scholarships. The company, he said, will be putting aside R50,000 (US...

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265. Athlétisme-Une Pan African Athletics Series pour rendre l'athlétisme africain plus vivant -05.05.2005

Mais, en ce qui concerne la participation des athlètes seychellois à ces Grands Prix, pour l'heur rien n'est encore décidé. La décision finale sur l'organisation de la Pan African Athletics Series  a été prise lors du congrès de la...

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266. Court of Appeal opens as new judge swears in -05.05.2005

Justice Steven Bwana was officially sworn in on Tuesday before Vice-President Joseph Belmont as the third judge for the current Seychelles Court of Appeal, which that same day began processing its first cases since moving into the former National...

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267. Coral unhurt by tsunami – scientists -05.05.2005

Led by Martin Russell of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) the team arrived in Seychelles with three aims; to bolster coral reef monitoring, to work on reef rehabilitation and to assess the damage done by the tsunami. Working...

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268. Basketball: League championship-Pointe Larue Falcons reach century -04.05.2005

Coached by former player Conrad Gabriel who now plays for SMB Razorback in the Men division 1A league, Pointe Larue Falcons shot straight to the top of the second division league table with a 116-24 victory over newly-formed RA Herons. Team...

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269. Port Launay hotel project gets green light -05.05.2005

Representatives of the Ministry of Land Use and Habitat, the Attorney General's office, the Seychelles Investment Bureau (SIB) and the main company behind the venture, Corvina Investment, put pen to paper last Friday, opening the way for work to...

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270. ECA/PE section re-evaluates programmes -04.05.2005

No the Extra-Curricular Activities and Physical Education (ECA/PE) section within the Ministry of Education and Youth isn’t starting afresh. Instead, it is re-evaluating its programmes to become abreast with new developments, according to its...

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271. Voile : Semaine Olympique Française 2005-Allan Julie termine 11ème -04.05.2005

Cent vingt-six (126) bâteaux ont pris part à cette compétition qui s'est déroulée du 21 au 29 avril. La meilleure performance de Julie à cette compétition de niveau grade one  était une quatrième position et il l'avait réalisée à...

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272. Manm lafors defans i penn ward dan lopital -04.05.2005

Sa i form parti bann travay volonter ki SPDF i fer pour lakominote e i osi tonm dan kad plan Minister Lasante ek Servis Sosyal pour donn en pli bon lanvironnman travay bann staf medikal e rann sezour bann pasyan pli konfortab e agreab. I osi swiv...

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273. Kominike lapolis-Trafik drog ilegal -04.05.2005

Sa 2 dimoun, ki ti ganny arete Sanmdi le 30 Avril, ti pas ankour Mardi.  Pandan en lafouy fer kot zot rezidans Petit Paris Sanmdi ver 4.30 apremidi, serten kantite drog hashish, en sigaret drog kanabis ek enpe lapoud ki lapolis i sispekte i...

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274. New Spanish, Russian ambassadors accredited-German Ambassador on working visit -04.05.2005

H.E. Carmen de la Pena Corcuera from Spain, the tenth Spanish ambassador accredited to Seychelles, replaces Rafael Dezcallar de Mazarredo while H.E. Alexander Vladimirov from Russia, the seventh Russian ambassador to Seychelles, replaces Vladimir...

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275. Better productivity needed in face of globalization – minister -04.05.2005

  Minister Dugasse made the call while opening a day-long Labour Day conference held at the International Conference Centre on Friday. “In an era of globalization neither government nor the private sector can afford to ignore the importance...

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276. Silhouette gets new book box service -04.05.2005

The initiative was the result of a tripartite effort between the national library, Island Development Company and the Ministry of Education and Youth. At hand to see the launching which took place at Silhouette School were a cross section of the...

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277. Vessels pluck bait from local waters as tuna study nears start -04.05.2005

The two ships, the Aita Fraxku and Kermantxo, arrived in Victoria last week for the five-year project, which is being implemented by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) with the support of the Commission de l’Ocean Indien (COI). The project...

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278. Top civil servants discuss change management -04.05.2005

  The two-day workshop is an initiative of the Seychelles Institute of Management (SIM) to guide the public sector toward transparency, increased efficiency and a more customer-oriented focus. Two experts from Canada are facilitating the...

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279. Darts-Fourth consecutive Sahajanand League title win for Barclays Ami Dart -03.05.2005

Unbeaten in all 10 games played inside the Cascade community centre, Barclays Ami Dart finished the championship, involving six teams, with maximum 30 points for a fourth consecutive Sahajanand League title win. Barclays Ami Dart’s other three...

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280. Cycling-Farewell sprint finish win for Mathieu -03.05.2005

  Runner-up Ricky Rosalie of St Francis and third place finisher Leeroy Labiche of Vélo Club de Mahé clocked the same time, all three and the rest of the peloton averaging a speed of 36.122 km per hour (36.122km/h). Mathieu’s victory was...

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281. Cheque presentaion to Danny Beauchamp-SBF reaches out to former Indian Ocean long jump king Beauchamp -12.04.2005

The money was raised through the sale of tickets for the Charity matches organised by the SBF on Sunday March 6. The cheque presentaion ceremony took place on Monday afternoon at the North East Point  Hospital where 35-year-old Beauchamp is...

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282. ‘Credit unions build a better world’ -24.10.2011

On Thursday last week, October 20, 2011, credit union members around the world celebrated International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. By their unique nature, credit unions are...

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283. Minister Shamlaye addresses Rights of the Child committee -22.10.2011

Most of these initiatives come from the national plan of action for children 2005-2009 founded on the principles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The minister was accompanied by social development principal...

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284. Airtel Africa compensates its BlackBerry users after global outage -17.10.2011

Research in Motion has now fully restored data services to its BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry outage was caused by a hardware error which halted messaging and Web browsing across many parts of the world, disrupting services for 3 days. The...

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285. Seychelles explores new adventurous zone -15.10.2011

Those who are daring enough or simply seeking more thrilling activities in Seychelles can now have fun wall-climbing and abseiling with the Smac crew – Crunchie (Johan) and Wynie (Wynand) who have worked together in the adventure zone for 15 years...

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286. World Bank backs reforms but says more needs to be done -03.05.2005

Speaking at the airport on Saturday morning, the World Bank's James Bond said that his delegation supported the economic changes made to date, but that Seychelles' debt burden and the role of government in the economy still need to be...

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287. Kominike Lapolis -12.05.2009

Konplenan, en madanm 52-an ki pa ti kot lakaz sa moman, i dir enn son vwazen ki ti enform li lo dife kot li. Dapre rapor sete frer sa konplenan ki li a sa moman ti pe pase ki ti kas vit dan lakwizin, antre e tenny dife dan lakaz apre ki i ti’n...

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288. Communities in Action – Exploring Nature-Praslin families are invited to be “biologists for a day” -19.09.2011

The active non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Praslin, Terrestrial Restoration Society of Seychelles (TRASS), is organising an informative and entertaining ecological event for the family on their project sites on Saturday September 24 and...

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289. Police urge respect for public places -14.09.2011

The appeal follows reports and complaints about the misuse of the View Point site at Upper La Louise. The police are reminding the general public that such location is a public place and that contravention will be taken against any individual who...

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290. Central Bank reiterates that DBS is financially sound -06.09.2011

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, CBS Governor Pierre Laporte said it is his duty to see to it that banks do not fall into bankruptcy.  He said that the DBS has a Capital Ratio Adequacy of over 30%, well over the 12% required of all...

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291. School’s wildlife club on the lookout for sheath-tailed bats -22.08.2011

These bats are one of only two mammals endemic to the granitic Seychelles. Historical records indicate that they were widespread and abundant prior to the 1970s, but that the population underwent a severe decline during the mid to late 20th...

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292. Bravo les gars ! -13.08.2011

La victoire contre Mayotte sur le score de 68-63 a donné aux Seychelles sa deuxième médaille dans ces Jeux après celle en argent remportée il y a 18 ans de cela dans ce même Palais des Sports en 1993. La médaille d’or en basket-ball...

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293. MM. Beaulieu et Robert reçus à State House -06.08.2011

Les deux hommes sont aux Seychelles dans le cadre des 8èmes Jeux des îles de l’Océan Indien et ils ont profité de cette occasion pour faire une visite de courtoisie chez le chef de l’Etat Seychellois. Pendant la rencontre M. Beaulieu a...

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294. Students show keen interest in tourism photo competition -08.08.2011

The competition was launched last month to mark the 40th anniversary of tourism in Seychelles, and contestants have three more weeks to submit their pictures that have a tourism promotional angle before the deadline expires on September 1,...

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295. Simon Amade i lans son nouvo albonm Kapris Lavi -23.07.2011

Sa nouvo travay avek tit Kapris Lavi i anvant depi trwa semenn dan bann landrwa labitid. Dan en  antretyen avek Nasyon sa semenn, Simon i dir ki ziska prezan lavant pe al tre byen e reaksyon piblik i tre pozitiv e ankourazan. Me akoz Simon,...

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296. Rene Sabury dies -14.07.2011

He died on Monday July 7 – a week after taking part in activities to welcome the Indian Ocean Island Games torch in the Plaisance district on Saturday July 2. Sabury and Ralph Labrosse were involved in an exhibition bout for the occasion and...

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297. China, Seychelles celebrate 35 years of diplomatic relations -04.07.2011

Chinese ambassador to Seychelles, Wang Weiguo, said this while addressing guests at a reception last Friday to mark the 35 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The event, held at the Chinese embassy at St Louis, were attended by...

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298. Athletics-Esparon and Malbrook at World Youth Champs -02.07.2011

Accompanied by coach Giovanni Fanny, Esparon will compete in the 200m race, while Malbrook will contest the 100m race.They are expected back on Wednesday July 13. The biannual competition, which will this year be hosted jointly with the...

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299. Tripartite offers opportunity to simplify regional integration, says Foreign Minister -13.06.2011

Speaking at the second gathering of the Tripartite Council of Ministers in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 10, Mr Adam expressed his concern that progress in the formation of the FTA may be hampered by parallel objectives which, though equally...

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300. First Lady leads autism awareness campaign -03.04.2009

Under the patronage of First Lady Natalie Michel, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, marked World Autism Awareness Day yesterday with presentations at the English River health centre....

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301. Darts: National league-Premium Throws ‘A’ dethrone Hard Target -01.06.2011

They have replaced last year’s winners Hard Target. A total six teams battled in the first of four tournaments that feature on the darts calendar, while the players contested for individual titles. With 28 points, Premium Throws A, comprising...

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302. STA gets R218,000 from fund-raising gala dinner -18.05.2011

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has received a welcome sum of R218,841 from funds raised at a recent gala dinner held at Domaine de Val des Pres. The funds will be used to buy a small bus to transport students after late night courses and...

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303. New SPDF museum club launched -17.05.2011

The SPDF museum club was launched recently at the Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA) on Southeast Island with a guided tour of the academy as well as the two museums found there. SPDF museums manager Stella Doway said the aim of having such a club is...

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304. Golf: April Barclays monthly mug-Young guns Morin and Shah shine -05.05.2011

The weather was not conducive for a game of golf. It was so scalding hot and very humid that a few players dehydrated and had to stop. But this did not affect Morin, son of well-known golfer Charlie Morin, and Shah, who shot 40 and 43 gross...

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305. Conditions for importation of re -imported goods -29.04.2011

Re-imported goods, in the context of trade tax regulations 1997, refer to goods that have been re-imported in the country. It is important that the importers meet the three essential requirements of having been imported, exported and then...

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306. L’Ordre Souverain et Militaire de Malte / district de Grand Anse Mahe-Des livres et du matériel audiovisuel pour les enfant de Grand Anse Mahé -27.04.2011

C’est l’Ordre Souverain et Militaire de Malte par le biais de son Chargée d’Affaires, Mme Alexandra Azas, qui a offert ces livres et le matériel audiovisuel lors d’une courte cérémonie assistée par le Député du district,...

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307. 8es Jeux des îles de l’Océan Indien (JIOI) – Réunion du CIJ du 6 au 8 avril-Les Jeux peuvent nous offrir la connaissance mutuelle,la solidarité régionale et l’excellence sporti -08.04.2011

  M. Meriton a estimé que cette quatrième réunion du CIJ constituait la dernière avant la ligne droite qui mène vers la tenue des 8es Jeux des îles de l’Océan Indien (JIOI) du 5 au 14 août. « Pays d’accueil, pays...

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308. 42nd Singapore Swimming National Age Group Championship-PBs in abundance for young swimmers -24.03.2011

      Competing in the male 13-14 years category, Adam Viktora clocked PBs in all eight events he took part in – 50m freestyle in 25.83 seconds (old best was 27.01) to finish 6th out of 79, 100m freestyle in 57.47 (old best...

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309. President urges youth to take their responsibility -17.03.2011

He was speaking to the media during the weekend after his visit to Baie Lazare, where he saw the many developments in the district that involve young people. During his visit Mr Michel had the chance to talk to the youths of the district and see...

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310. More focus on civics education in schools -11.03.2011

This was said by the Department of Education’s senior curriculum development officer Elva Gedeon following the announcement by President James Michel in his state-of-the nation address last Friday. She was speaking during an interview on Friday...

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311. SVF’s annual general meeting-Florentine gets another four-year mandate -02.03.2011

Unchallenged as there was no other candidate for the post of chairman, Florentine will serve in the post for four more years, and the fact that most of his collaborators are still around could be of great help to him as he prepares for the eventful...

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312. Local offshore firm says award is ‘win for Seychelles’ -21.02.2011

Named All About Offshore, the company is based in the Oliaji Trade Centre in Victoria. In an international offshore contest organised by the France-based Otherways International Research and Consultants, All About Offshore was nominated then...

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313. Football-New Au Cap team receive equipment -09.02.2011

Coached by former Malagasy international Robert Edmond, who played for the defunct Red Star and St Francis, the Au Cap team got brand new boots, uniforms, socks and footballs from the Morin Group and Allen Ernestine of Rapid Roofing on Monday...

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314. Emirates named Airline of the Year -14.02.2011

As its president Tim Clark received the award at a gala dinner in Washington DC, he said: “The last few years have been among the most demanding in our industry’s history but despite the challenges, we have kept our focus on delivering the...

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315. First Lady in talks on children’s wellbeing -24.01.2011

This was the latest in a series of consultative visits by Mrs Michel – who is also chairperson of the Children’s Home Foundation (CHF) – to key partners working with children. She was met at the Children’s Ark, Bel Eau, by Macsuzy Mondon...

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316. Pool of experts for Seychelles -21.01.2011

I realise it is not easy to attract high-flung professionals like doctors and judges to a small country like Seychelles, but seeing that we still do, one can only commend the government for its efforts in doing so and hope the recent influx of...

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317. Lekol eksepsyonnel i ouver son zarden medisinal -29.12.2010

Serten envite ki ti pe asiste en fonksyon resaman kot lekol ti profite pour fer en pti letour dan sa nouvo zarden medisinal Dapre enn bann ansennyan ki ansarz sa proze, Milona Fideria, sa zarden i form parti progranm terapi pour bann etidyan...

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318. Street Party pou enn vo lapenn -24.12.2010

Sa levennman, ki pe organize par Biro Mer Lavil an kolaborasyon avek group Tanmi, pou deroul lo parking Stad Popiler le 31 Desanm a partir 6er diswar. Kordinater sa levennman, Joseph Sinon, i dir ziska prezan omwen 25 artis in konfirm zot...

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319. Seychelles media playing field has ‘new referee’ -22.12.2010

Vice-President Danny Faure presented the Seychelles Media Commission 2010 bill to the National Assembly, saying that the media in Seychelles needed a ‘referee,’ an arbiter of press-related disputes, which will investigate complaints from...

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320. Dominoes-Unity back as top flight champs, Police second division winners -15.12.2010

Unity have finished the season on 47 points after 15 wins, a loss and two draws, while runners-up Tryers collected 14 wins, three draws and a loss for 43 points. Speaking to Sports Nation, former footballer John Alcindor said: “We played well...

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321. 52 graduate from institute of management-● Jean Preira scoops President’s Cup -13.12.2008

Also present were a number of cabinet ministers, top civil servants, the college’s board members and its sponsors. Jean Preira, who was following part 3 of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants course, won the President’s Cup,...

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322. Congratulations on new tourist arrivals record -09.12.2010

I have watched from the beginning of this year as STB chief executive Alain St Ange and his team have tirelessly visited exhibitions, seminars and tourist trade fair overseas. In every profession and business, hard work will bring positive results....

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323. Drug traffickers get 12-year sentences -04.12.2010

The drugs were seized by National Drugs Enforcement Agency officers on May 30, 2009, after an elaborate land and sea surveillance operation. The seizure consisted of 536 grams of a controlled substance that originated in South Africa. Three...

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324. President Michel visits La Digue -10.11.2008

Mr Michel was speaking at the end of a visit he made on La Digue on Saturday. This forms part of his routine visits to the districts so as to keep in touch with the communities. “The visit on La Digue has helped me to keep abreast of the...

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325. Konkour Pti Prenses Kreol tanto -30.10.2010

Parey dan bann lannen avan, konkour i ganny divize an 4 kategori -- casual wear, beach wear, evening wear e en kategori spesyal kot zanfan i ganny demande pour kree en kostim dapre en tenm, ki sa lannen i fler “frangipane”. Sa konkour pou...

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326. Teacher training boost -26.04.2005

  Replacing O' levels and National Exams at S5 level, the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations are being provided by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board, of which six members arrived in...

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327. International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) conference-Coral reef deaths pose global threats, says minister -26.04.2005

  Industrialised countries which contribute overwhelmingly to global warming which destroys the corals should therefore support international organisations which are helping coral reef recovery programmes. The Minister for Environment and...

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328. Cycling-PLS Riders make clean sweep -25.04.2005

After deciding to leave the peloton with four laps to go, Roniel Fanny had enough fire in his legs to pedal alone to the finish line in front of the Cascade community centre.With an average speed of 38.511 kilometres per hour (km/h), Fanny’s...

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329. Key agencies learn to respond to oil spills -08.09.2010

  Mr Dogley addressing the gathering During the sessions, people from key agencies concerned will meet to upgrade their skills and knowledge of how best to combat such incidents. The course is part of the Global Environment Facility-Western...

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330. More fishing records fall in Seychelles waters -21.07.2007

While fly fishing in the Aldabra group, Jodie L. Johnson of Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA landed a giant trevally weighing 16.32 kg in eight minutes, while fly fishing with a 4 kg tippet. Last year Johnson recorded over 50 saltwater and fly world...

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331. Letter to the Editor-We craftsmen are handicapped by unfair competition -04.11.2008

Before we go on to explore and comment on the content of this letter, we would like to seize the opportunity to congratulate Senpa’s chief executive officer for the excellent job she and her staff are doing to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in...

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332. Basketball: National League-Cobras’ rally falls short, lose win streak to Baya -24.08.2010

That’s what a game of hoop is all about, and no one can deny Baya their 73-67 victory that snapped Cobras’ 12-game winning streak to throw the men’s division one championship wide open. Saturday’s battle of former champions at the Palais...

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333. SADC to send team to assess economic impacts of piracy -24.08.2010

He was giving an interview at State House following his return from the 30th SADC heads of state and government summit held in Windhoek, Namibia, from August 16-17. Mr Faure said the summit took note of the threat of piracy in the coastal waters of...

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334. Minister initiates criminal inquiry into Regar’s ‘breach of State security’ -26.07.2010

The article, which appeared in last week’s edition, made public details of plans for a new coast guard base on Perseverance Island. Minister Morgan – who was speaking to the press yesterday morning at his Independence House office – said the...

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335. 1st All-Africa Youth Games-Boxer Allisop reaches today’s final -16.07.2010

Allisop won on points – 15-3 – against Togolese Hounkpatin Jomlangam in one of the two semifinals on Wednesday. In today’s final, he will have to overcome the home crowd and Moroccan Malek Said, who defeated Tayson Ndjebouboum of Tchad 17-4...

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336. New brochures in drive to save water and electricity -05.07.2010

Of the five brochures published, four give information about conserving electricity, while the fifth is dedicated to saving water. The brochures are available in English, with Creole versions to follow shortly, and apart from tips on economising...

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337. Why a public sector code of conduct is so important -23.06.2010

It is only then that managers turn to the book of standards and look for: “What should have happened?” and “How do I rectify this problem?”  As well as their procedural and technical manuals, most organisations will also turn to the...

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338. Paris tourism office launches online training in Holland -12.06.2010

  The more knowledge travel agents have about the Seychelles islands, the better they can offer and sell the destination to clients. Part of this promotion included an exclusive on Seychelles in the May edition of the magazine. The 12-page...

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339. Brierley aims to make the Seychelles team -08.06.2010

“I was in the breakaway group and the last thing I heard a fellow cyclist say was: ‘Be careful, Simon, the road is wet’ and suddenly I hit a wet patch,” Brierley told Sports Nation. “I went into the crash barriers and got caught on the...

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340. Soroptimists’ new president installed -29.05.2010

The event was well attended by Soroptimist members, and newly elected club president Mrs Nair thanked them for their vote of confidence. She also introduced her new committees, which will play a key role in the success of the club’s plans for...

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341. Cricket-Young cricketers meet South African Jonty Rhodes -27.05.2010

Rhodes was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. As a right-handed batsman he was noted for his quick running. However, he was especially noted for his fielding, particularly ground fielding and throwing from his usual position at backward...

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342. Assembly goes into recess -13.04.2005

At Tuesday’s sitting, a motion calling on the government to speed up work to complete a playing field at Bel Air, presented by the district's MNA Honourable Alain St Ange, was rejected.The National Assembly will reconvene on Tuesday May 17.  

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343. Préparation en vue des 7èmes Jeux de la CJSOI à La Réunion-Ministre Meriton et ses collaborateurs font la tournée des sites d'entraînement -20.05.2010

Les différentes pré-sélections seychelloises abattent leur préparation pour ces Jeux et mardi, M. Vincent Meriton, le ministre du Développement Communautaire, de la Jeunesse, des Sports et de la Culture, a fait une tournée des sites...

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344. Commonwealth praises Seychelles’ local government -18.05.2010

Carl Wright of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) was speaking yesterday after discussing its principles of local government and democracy with Mr Michel at State House. He was accompanied by Minister for Community Development, Youth,...

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345. Indo-Seychelles joint commission meeting opens new avenues -11.05.2010

The opening session of the meeting yesterday Ambassador Barry Faure, who is leading our delegation at the meeting, said this yesterday when it opened at the Maison Queau de Quinssy at Mont Fleuri. Mr Faure – who is the principal secretary...

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346. Victoria to get peace park-Youths’ gift for peace -25.04.2007

   The park will represent the symbol of their pledge to uphold peace and the harmonious bond that exist in the country. This was revealed during the launching of the ‘Gift for Peace’ project in Seychelles last week, a project...

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347. We must end violence against women -- minister -26.11.2009

  “Once again this year, we join the international community in raising awareness and committing ourselves to end violence against women. “This year’s international theme – Commit, Act, Demand: We can end violence against women –...

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348. Broiler and layer farmers urged to practice sanitary measures -04.12.2004

    The appeal was made by the director general for animal health and development, Bernard Moulinie, while addressing a number of farmers who attended a poultry disease workshop this week after new cases of the Gumboro disease was...

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349. Football: ‘Play Soccer, Make Peace’ competition-Goals galore on opening day -25.02.2005

Nine goals were scored as South Olympic Youth and St Francis Youth progressed to the quarterfinal stage of the competition being played on a knockout format. Under the guidance of coach Patrick Cafrine, South Olympic Youth had to claw their way...

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350. Pelerinaz Vandredi Sen lo Montanny Trois Frères-Piblik i ganny averti kont danze -05.04.2007

Sa i akoz move kondisyon santye ki’n ganny abimen par lerozyon tou resaman, ki Departman Lanvironnman i dir i kapab poz plizyer risk sekirite e danze pour bann ki grenp sa montanny sa zour. Dapre Hansel Simara, en zofisye Departman Lanvironnman,...

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351. Le Premier Ministre Ramgoolam aux Seychelles -01.08.2006

La visite de M. Ramgoolam s'inscrit dans le cadre des invitations lancées par le Président Michel à ses homologues des pays membres de l'Océan indien à participer à la cérémonie d'investiture du nouveau chef de l'Exécutif seychellois...

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352. Football: Division One-St Louis score 3-1 win over The Lions -06.07.2006

Both teams were missing key players and they both struggled to display some good football for the handful of spectators who had turned up. St Louis had the edge over The Lions early in the match and Gervais Waye-Hive concluded a good move by...

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353. Granitic island network to clamp down on poaching -16.03.2005

  The network will link some of the more remote granitic islands like Aride, North and Fregate together with the main islands of Mahe and Praslin to better monitor poaching operations and safeguard protected and endangered species. On Tuesday...

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354. Volleyball: National League-BSA Sisters retain top spot, Police disqualified -10.07.2007

After registering double victories in their matches played over the weekend, BSA Sisters have garnered 30 points after ten encounters. In their first match on Saturday, they came from a set behind to defeat Roots Sisters 3-1(29-31, 25-15, 25-13,...

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355. Football: Land Marine Cup final-St Michel clinch Cup over Red Star -06.11.2006

  Red Star started brightly though and in the opening seconds, Malagasy Amisy Voavy eluded two defenders to force a corner. Despite the absence of suspended Malagasy midfielder Taly, Red Star were very offensive early on and in the 12th...

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356. Mauritius-Seychelles Friendship Association-Charlie NG elected 2005 president -15.03.2005

  The election took place on Saturday at the Coral Strand Hotel during the association's annual general meeting. The other elected members of the new management committee are Rajack Ramjauny (vice-president), Fabien Madeleine (secretary) and...

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357. President appoints new Central Bank board -25.02.2005

Board members are from both the private and public sectors and will serve for a period of six years.  CBS Governor Francis Chang-Leng is the chairman of the Board and the four directors are Mr Errol Dias, Mr Francis Chang Sam, Mr Jean Weeling...

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358. Local business donates to Pointe Larue elderly -20.10.2006

  The items, that will be used by the Home’s residents, comprised a wheelchair, walking frames, towels as well as crutches. For good measure, the company also presented the home with a batch of lottery tickets that will be drawn soon. The...

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359. Top class clothes shop opens -05.09.2006

Called Couture International, the shop, where dresses cost on average from R2,000 to R5,000 was opened on Friday September 1 by the managing director of the National Arts Council, Emmanuel D’Offay. Mrs Furnaleto said that the items in her shop...

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360. Lanmor Wilette Figaro-Sispe i pas ankour pour premye fwa -19.08.2006

Lapolis in raporte ki sa zonm 26-an sorti Au Cap ki pe ganny detenir depi Zedi le 17 Out an koneksyon avek lanmor Wilette Figaro, in pas ankour pour premye fwa yer apremidi e lakour in ordonnen ki i reste rimann an detansyon lapolis ziska Mardi le...

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361. Handball-PLS Hurricanes and Arsu 2006 League champions -12.10.2006

PLS Hurricanes clinched the 2006 title with a 30-23 victory over bottom team Super 8s in their last league game, whilst Arsu found runners-up AC Sisters a hard nut to crack as they narrowly won 16-15. With five wins and one defeat out of six...

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362. Ballot paper order, TV broadcast dates decided -07.07.2006

Electoral Commissioner, Hendrick Gappy, also oversaw the drawing of lots to determine the order in which the candidates will appear during the opening and closing televised broadcasts. The ballot paper will have the Seychelles People’s...

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363. Airtel’s Valentine winners receive prizes -28.02.2005

Mr Adela was among the three of the five lucky winners who collected their prizes last week at Airtel’s head office at Roche Caiman. He struck it lucky when he downloaded an Airtel picture message on February 17, one day before the closing date...

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364. Volley-ball-Défaite des Seychelloises devant les Mauriciennes -03.08.2006

Mais en vain. La chance n'a pas souri aux joueuses de l'entraîneur Marie-Ange Bouchereau. Elles ont perdu le match sur le score de 2-3 (21-25, 20-25 25-16, 25-18 et 12-15) après 108 minutes de jeu au Gymnase Pandit Sahadeo. Après avoir vu la...

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365. Sailing: Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship-Jean and Gertrude get rave reviews in Weymouth -29.07.2006

  Both Jean and Gertrude participated in the championship thanks to the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) which gives youngsters from developing sailing nations the opportunity to attend the Youth Worlds. They were among the 19 young...

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366. STB partners with eco-cosmetic brand for joint promotion -05.08.2006

Origins is a skin care range that was launched in Europe two years ago, whose products use aromatic plants and natural substances from the earth and sea, based on alternative healing traditions from different cultures.STB identified Origins as a...

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367. Airport revamp takes off -25.02.2005

The renovation will give the airport an entirely new look with a touch of Creole architecture, including a new roof similar to the airport on Praslin. The R16 million project is being financed through nearly US $2 million from the Arab Bank for...

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368. L'ambassadeur de l'Ordre de Malte reçu à State House -16.03.2005

Dr Spada qui est sans doute le diplomate qui connaît le plus les Seychelles, pour avoir été pendant ces six dernières années la cheville ouvrière de la coopération technique dans le domaine de la santé que l'Ordre a développé avec notre...

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369. Football : Coupe de la Confédération-St Michel prend une légère option avec sa victoire de dimanche -30.01.2007

Les joueurs de l’entraîneur Ralph Jean-Louis ont remporté le match sur le score serré de 2-1 dimanche au Stade de l’Unité.   Pourtant, les choses avaient mal démarré pour St Michel a pris un coup assez tôt dans le match, à la 20e...

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370. Football: Cosafa Castle Cup-Matches live of SuperSport -25.02.2005

South African sports channel SuperSport will provide live coverage of the regional tournament after obtaining the rights to broadcast all the matches. Seychelles’ match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the George V Stadium in...

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371. Civil aviation’s old-timers awarded -04.10.2006

During a ceremony that was held at the Wharf Hotel, the 31 were presented with cash awards, certificates and trophies made in the shape of a turtle, for their service which ranged from 10 to 40 years. It was the SCAA’s chief fire officer, Marc...

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372. Le mandat de Ministre Pool prolongé à la tête de la CJSOI -13.04.2005

Réunis en session extraordinaire en marge des travaux de la 30e session de la CONFEJES à Paris, les ministres de la Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) ont en effet demandé à l'unanimité à Ministre Pool de...

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373. Les athlètes seychellois aux 15èmes Championnats d'Afrique d'Athlétisme -19.08.2006

   Quoique nos athlètes n'ont pas remporté de médaille d'or, les performances réalisées restent tout de même satisfaisantes.    Céline Laporte,  en heptathlon , Lindy Leveau-Agricole ont notamment émergé du lot...

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374. Gender and media workshop outcome-Police use new tact in handling violence -16.01.2007

“We deal with abused children who help me to conduct investigations against perpetrators of family violence, and now the victims or witnesses are able to open up to us more easily because we know how to better approach them,” Woman Police...

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375. Golf: Plantation Club Resort & Casino tournament-Micock/Mondon duo wins -20.10.2006

  On the first day Saturday, all teams tried to get fewer shots as possible so as to be in a good position for Sunday’s final. The pair of Jocelyn Ah-Yu and Zee Rizvi was the leader after the first day with 62, followed in second place by...

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376. Ville de Charleroi-Seychelles / Psychomotricité-Nouveau gymnase de 2 millions -30.08.2006

Fruit d'un accord de partenariat entre la ville de Charleroi (Belgique) et les Seychelles, un partenariat qui ne cesse de marquer de nouveaux jalons, le nouveau gymnase abritera exclusivement les activités de psychomotricité. On notera que la...

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377. Risk indicator framework workshop-Towards a common approach to risk assessment -28.06.2006

  The workshop, organised by the department of social affairs, was officially launched on Monday by the principal secretary for Social Affairs, Antoinette Alexis, in the presence of  the Minister for Health and Social Services, Vincent...

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378. NIE distance learners graduate -25.02.2005

The NIE students – who continued teaching throughout their studies – collected their Bachelors in Education in Design Technology following four years of part-time study, after the ministry signed a distance teaching deal with the Australian...

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379. Creation of maritime museum-Port authority seeks lead role -06.02.2007

One of the people who attended the meeting, which was held recently at the port, was the special adviser in the Ministry of the Arts, Culture and Sports, Patrick Nanty, whose ministry, he said, initiated the idea of such a museum some time...

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380. President Michel visits Plaisance-Districts to address social ills -18.09.2006

The Head of State said this on Saturday after visiting many parts of Plaisance District where he was apprised of different social ills by residents, which included substance abuse and apathy to work by young people. The residents approached and...

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381. Cefrad joins African security network -07.07.2006

The African Security Sector Network (ASSN) exists as a multi-disciplinary grouping of networks; national, regional and continental organisations; individuals pertaining to academia and civil society, as well as state institutions, including Police...

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382. Journées créoles seychelloises en Belgique -07.09.2006

  La mission est dirigée par Mme Miera Savy responsable de la Coopération internationale du ministère. Pendant trois jours, les 9,10 et 11 septembre, les dix-neuf filles et garçons seront les ambassadeurs de la musique, de la cuisine et...

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383. Elections of new karting executive committee-Maiden replaces Ah-Shung as head -17.02.2005

Election for office bearers took place Saturday February 12 during the sports' annual general meeting. Ah-Shung who was first elected as chairperson in 2003, is now the vice-chairman and treasurer of the association, while Liza Rene remains as...

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384. State-of-the-Nation Address: popularizing the use of computers in education-First laptop consignment for teachers expected in June -30.04.2007

A communiqué from the President’s Office said that Government is offering to teachers who wish to participate in the scheme the opportunity of choosing between two Dell laptop models, namely the Inspiron 1501 and the Inspiron 6400. Both will be...

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385. Conference hears anti-violence call -13.12.2004

Speaking at the opening of the Soroptimist's tenth anniversary conference, the Minister for Administration and Manpower Development said, "it is time for the world to realise that the sufferings of women is not a gender issue: the sufferings of...

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386. La Digue ‘oil film’ was normal organic matter -22.08.2006

Samples of what was at first thought to be traces of lubricating oil were examined in the laboratory over the weekend, as clean up teams went to the affected beach. The results, however, showed it was only organic material and the clean up team...

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387. Eleksyon Prezidansyel 2006-SPPF i ofisyelman lans son kanpanny -07.07.2006

Pandan sa rasanbleman, ki ti asiste par fondater e prezidan sa parti, msye France Albert Rene, Vis-Prezidan Joseph Belmont, ki osi kandida vis-prezidansyel SPPF pour eleksyon,  manm Komite Santral, manm Lazenes sa parti ek lezot siporter,...

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388. Year 2005 calendars are out -04.01.2005

On Friday December 31 when Business Nation toured Victoria to take pictures of calendars on sale, we were informed that the existing stock had either been completely sold out or had been damaged by the flooding in Victoria caused by the tidal...

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389. Newly launched body focuses relief efforts locally -31.12.2004

The executive committee of the newly launched Seychelles Love in Action Mission (Slam), formerly known as Outreach Seychelles, has appealed to international partners for help after a visit to various homes in South Africa on Tuesday by chairperson...

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390. Volunteer initiative launched as delegation set for Maldives -17.01.2005

Hundreds of young people – all dressed in new, custom-printed T-shirts with the slogan “Let us bounce back” across the front – descended on the International Conference Centre for a ceremony to launch the Youth Department’s Youth...

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391. Insurance companies pay out over R1 million in disaster claims -17.01.2005

The State Assurance Corporation of Seychelles (Sacos) said it has up to now recorded over 100 claims and has already paid out a total of R1 million to 20 clients who have submitted the relevant documents. But with more claims coming in, the...

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392. ISLAND CONSERVATION-Why watch birds? -17.01.2005

Apart from humans, it will probably be a whole lot longer before you see a mammal and even then what are the options? Bats (only one species likely), rats (now no one watches those do they?) or domestic pets (hardly ideal subjects). You certainly...

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393. Style for all faith at J. Yama's Boutique -09.07.2004

                 Run by a Muslim businessman, Mr Royce Dick, the shop specialises in Asian style of clothes for Muslims and Hindus, but also offers a variety of wears for...

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394. Tidal waves in Maldives-SHTTC students are safe and sound, says tourism official -04.01.2005

This was what Miss Aruna Latulippe told the press at the International Airport at Pointe Larue on Sunday January 2 in the afternoon upon her arrival to Seychelles after visiting the students following the recent tidal surges which hit the islands a...

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396. Seychelles / Charleroi – Formation des médecins et kinésithérapeutes-L'évaluation des besoins est en cours -09.07.2004

C'est dans ce contexte que les Seychelles lorgnent sur l'expertise belge en matière de médecine sportive et de kinésithérapie comme le stipule l'accord de coopération signé récemment avec Charleroi,  La recherche d'experts rentre dans ce...

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397. Message of Opposition Leader Wavel Ramkalawan for New Year 2005-‘Let’s work together to overcome the challenges in our way’ -31.12.2004

This comes in Mr Ramkalawan’s New Year message, the full text of which reads: “Our thoughts and feelings at the New Year are sombre because of the catastrophe so many of our people have faced because of the natural disasters that have hit us...

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398. MESAZ PREZIDAN MICHEL POUR LANNEN 2005 -31.12.2004

En zour noun ganny balye par lanmer, e nou pann menm ganny sans konplet en levanter dega, kan nou ti ganny inonde par lapli toransyel. Me, frer ek ser Seselwa, sa ki mon war remarkab se ki dan tou landrwa ki monn pase lo Mahé, Praslin ek La...

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399. Big up for Ambitious with Woman Mi Flavour -25.09.2004

Following his international success with two songs – Since You Came In My Life and Calling Jah – Seychellois artiste Ambitious will join the foursome of Bennie Man, Everton Blenda, Capleton and Louie Culture as well as many more reggae artists...

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400. Tennis: Open African Qualifying Junior Championship-Markhous Kanté and Julie to defend Seychelles' colours -04.01.2005

According to John Adam, chairman of the Seychelles Tennis Association (STA), Kanté and Julie will compete in the annual competition between January 6 and 13 in Pretoria, South Africa.   The two players, accompanied by local coach Steven...

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401. Tidal wave aftermath-Any impact is big impact for coral reefs – conservationists -17.01.2005

While at first glance the loss may sound minor, the vulnerable state of coral reefs in Seychelles since the 1998 bleaching event – which killed as much as 90 percent of hard corals – leaves little room for error, says Pierre-Andre Adam, an...

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402. Three babies born on New Year's day -04.01.2005

Sandra Camille, 29, of Au Cap, gave birth to the first New Year baby, a girl, at 9.59 a.m. The baby, Sandra's first child, weighed 2.8 kilos and is in very good health. Sandra said she was due to deliver on January 6, but was very happy that her...

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403. Death of India’s former PM-President Michel sends message of condolence -28.12.2004

President Michel’s message reads: “It was with profound sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.“Former Prime Minister Rao was a man of principles and integrity and a gallant leader in the...

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404. Mancham sends message of hope to Seychellois people -31.12.2004

Mr Mancham’s message reads:“Much can be said about the events of the last few days where a life has been taken away and properties lost or severely damaged as the result of the tidal waves and the heavy rains that affected our small...

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405. Lakantite aksidan pandan peryod festivite i diminyen -05.01.2005

Dapre Lenspekter Antoine Denousse, zofisye ansarz seksyon trafik dan lapolis, sa i an rezilta tre bon korperasyon manm piblik e osi patrol kontinyel fer par lafors lapolis. Lenspekter Denousse ti pe koz avek lapres Mardi 4 Zanvye bomaten kot...

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406. Football: Cosafa Cup-Seychelles on second participation -24.09.2004

A 24-member delegation comprising 20 players, the majority of them plying their trade in the country's top flight, and four officials is expected to jet off to South Africa on November 23. Sports Nation was unable to get the coaches' views on the...

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407. SPDF welcomes President Michel as new Commander in Chief -04.01.2005

This was his first visit to the military base of the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF) since his inauguration as President of Seychelles in April last year.  Normally the annual visits are carried out at the two military bases, namely...

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408. New Year message from acting head of Anglican Church-‘May God bless Seychelles and give her peace now and always’ -31.12.2004

“As we draw to an end of year 2004, it is right to be thankful to God for his blessings. We have unselfishly journeyed through valleys and climbed steep mountains. “May we make time for reflection on ways to improve our sense of community...

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409. NCA open week-Students put on talent show -25.09.2004

Put together by the Student Welfare Committee (SWC), the show took place at the college in the presence of the Minister for Local Government, Sports and Culture, Sylvette Pool; the principal secretary for Sports and Culture, Patrick Nanty; director...

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410. Janaa to autograph new CDs Saturday September 25 -25.09.2004

Me & Myself is selling at a reduced price of R115 at all music outlets and for those who buy copies of the CD with Janaa, they will pay only R100. Janaa’s second album Me & Myself, which is an exotic mix of reggae, ragga, R&B and sega...

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411. Let’s root for Seychelles sports this season -04.01.2005

With no Olympic Games, still there will not be a shortage of content which  will be evenly distributed locally, regionally, continentally and on the world stage. Some exciting prospects include the Jeux de la Francophonie  in Niger, the...

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412. National Agricultural and Horticultural Show-Farmers harvest baskets of prizes -05.07.2004

Adrien, who received the event's top trophy on Saturday July 3 will also be able to fly to South Africa, courtesy of Air Seychelles, who offered the ticket as this year's reward for the show's best overall winner.It was the Minister for Environment...

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413. Tidal waves affect Indian Ocean countries-President Michel shares nations’ grief -28.12.2004

In his messages sent to the presidents of India, the Maldives, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Prime Minister of Malaysia and King of Thailand, President Michel says: “It is with great sadness and profound sorrow that we have learnt of the massive tidal...

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414. Deepam to open second cinema in December -24.09.2004

The 140-seat cinema is on the third floor of the four-storey mall under construction and is a joint partnership between Deepam Entertainment Inc. and Modern Printing Services. The cinema, which will occupy a space of 205 square metres, will be run...

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415. Elvis César is back on the road -25.09.2004

Made popular by his debut album Frekantasyon  in 1995, Elvis César's newest album is already on the market. It features 15 Creole and English songs of reggae,ragga and soca styles. Songs like Se Li  Menm, Kanton Welele, I will follow...

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416. SFA taps joint design from poster competition -04.12.2004

Winners of the poster competition were recognised in a ceremony Friday November 3 at SFA headquarters in Victoria, where an exhibition was set up about the fishing authority’s various operations. The SFA combined concepts from two designs –...

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417. President Michel returns from CHOGM-President talks of need to build on our democracy -28.11.2007

The President however said that although the country has made remarkable progress in its democratisation process, the time has come to put in place institutions and structures so as to broaden this process and allow our young democracy to become...

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418. Reception for diplomatic and consular corps-Seychelles now more proactive overseas -17.01.2008

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Patrick Pillay, said this in an interview during a reception held for diplomatic and consular corps on Tuesday at the Wharf Hotel and Marina. The event was attended by President James Michel, Vice-President Joseph...

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419. New book traces Tamil's 50 years in Seychelles -22.12.2004

  A Seychellois Tamil's Half a Century of Experiences in the Land of Seychelles by well-known merchant and community activist K.D. Pillay, was launched on Saturday night at the National Institute of Education. Anglican bishop French Chang-Him...

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420. Shop for diabetics around the corner -05.07.2004

The association's head announced this in Victoria on Saturday July 3 during a sensitisation drive the organisation held to let the public learn more about the condition. Representatives of the Nurses Association of Seychelles took blood samples...

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421. Seychelles makes remarkable progress, says IMF -24.12.2009

In a press release yesterday, the IMF gave further details of its three-year extended fund facility (EFF) to Seychelles, announced last weekend. The fund’s executive board approved an arrangement for 19.8 million special drawing rights (SDR),...

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422. Septièmes Jeux des îles de l’Océan indien – retour des athlètes seychellois-Vice-Président Belmont félicite la délégation sportive -24.08.2007

Arrivés par un vol d’Air Seychelles spécialement affrété pour eux par le gouvernement, les athlètes ont été félicités par le Vice-Président Belmont qui a réservé une mention spéciale aux médaillés dont chacun a reçu un joli bouquet...

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423. School of Music gets laptops from Midgårsskolan of Umeå -25.02.2013

The head master of the Sweden Upper Middle School Midgårdsskolan, Håkan From handed over the batch of laptops and teaching materials to Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange recently in the presence of  culture principal secretary...

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424. Mont Fleuri wildlife club receives plants -14.12.2011

Of the 23 plants, three are endemics –one Bwa Merl plant and two Kafe Maron Gran Fey plants – while the other 20 are hibiscus, bison and fler kafe just to name a few. National Botanical Gardens Foundation’s sales and marketing manager...

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425. Four Seychellois set to study medicine in Cuba -09.06.2011

Ingrid Barbe, Rahim Lespoir, Nelly Marie and Isha Barreau received their documents and plane tickets from Cuban ambassador Maria Aida Nogales Jimenes yesterday during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Attending the ceremony were...

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426. President appoints STB directors -01.02.2011

The chairman remains Barry Faure, and the chief executive Alain St Ange. The other members are: Ahmed Afif, Captain David Savy, Philippe Guitton, Louis D’Offay and Conrad Benoiton. ...

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427. This week in the National Assembly -30.11.2010

One of the amendments the Bill proposes is to transfer the responsibilities of the director of veterinary services to the chief executive of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards. The Bill will also allow a fish inspection and quality control unit to...

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428. United approach to law and order needed – President -09.03.2010

 He gave details during the En Moman Avek Prezidan programme, which was aired at the weekend.Commenting on the need for this new approach, Mr Michel said the police force will be only one of its components. Asked whether he is considering...

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429. Celebrating he Birth of the Bab -17.10.2009

His mission is similar to that of John The Baptist as Forerunner and Herald of Jesus Christ in Christianity. He however was given the prophetic station due to the magnitude and station of the manifestation of God for whom he had come to prepare...

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430. Ex-state counsel sworn in as magistrate -16.01.2010

Mr Labonte took his official oath and that of allegiance in a short ceremony attended by his wife and youngest daughter.He is now the fourth Seychellois magistrate working at the courts, and will occupy Court D at the Supreme Court. The 53-year...

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431. Businessman gives cash and TV to convent -22.10.2008

In a ceremony to hand over the gifts, Mr Likhachev said he made the donation to help the local community where he plans to start up his business. He also said he is making the gesture as he believes people who have money should help the less...

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432. Cyclisme : Championnat National-Rose s'adjuge un deuxième succès de suite -24.06.2010

Pour la deuxième année de suite, le leader de l’équipe de St Francis, a enfilé le maillot blanc de champion des Seychelles, portant à trois son nombre de victoire après un premier sacre en 2002. Âgé de 29 ans, Rose a encore fait la...

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433. Football-Super Sport team here -15.06.2007

A Super Sport team is here to gather maximum information and film whatever it deems viewable for its audience. The team is led by football commentator and presenter Thomas Kwenaite, better known as ‘TK’. Cameraman Eddie Seane and...

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434. Seychelles set to launch tourism sustainable logo -27.09.2011

The launch will take place at the Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel.The ‘Sustainable Tourism Label’ or ‘Eco Label’ is an international concept currently being promoted worldwide. It rightly establishes a set of standards to encourage and...

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435. Mauritius supports Seychelles’ WTO accession -14.06.2011

This follows bilateral consultations held on Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa in the lead-up to the 2nd Comesa-EAC-SADC Tripartite Summit. The Declaration of Support, which was signed by the Mauritian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional...

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436. Projects aim to conserve our natural assets -26.04.2010

These are ‘Mangroves are a must! Establishing mangrove conservation awareness and education in the face of climate change in the Seychelles islands by Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles (WCS)’. And ‘Development and production of two children’s...

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437. Prisoners rewarded for literacy course success -10.08.2009

Out of 20 prisoners who had enrolled for the one-year programme through the Adult Learning and Distance Education Centre (Aldec), seven managed to finish it successfully. The presentation was attended by Minister for Education Bernard Shamlaye,...

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438. Department of Youth, Sports and Culture-Culture division reviews strategic plans -14.03.2008

During the session, which took place at the Kreol Institute, the officials also mentioned the proposed autonomy status for the institute. The meeting was chaired by the principal secretary for Youth, Sports and Culture, Denis Rose, who...

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439. Seychelles People's Defence Forces-13 SPDF officers promoted -03.09.2007

In a colourful ceremony that included a military parade at the Seychelles Defence Academy at Il-di-Swet (South East Island), President Michel elevated Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Roseline and Lieutenant Colonel Donald Gertrude to the rank of...

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440. Focus on success of rainwater harvesting project -07.02.2011

The coordinator of the water harvesting projects in schools, Jeannette Larue, made this statement after the official opening of an international workshop on Friday at Le Méridien Barbarons Hotel. The Departments of Environment and of Education,...

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441. Local dance students on Singapore exchange visit -28.08.2010

They will be concentrating on ballet, modern and contemporary dance. The trip is part of an exchange programme between the dance school and the Singapore-based Jitterbug Dance Group. The 25 students are accompanied by two instructors, including...

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442. Maia open day cancelled -24.09.2011

Members of the public can still visit other four and five-star hotels like Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel and Le Méridien Barbarons on Mahé as well as the Castello Beach Hotel on Praslin.Some of...

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443. Sezon lapli in konmanse, me … -03.12.2010

Apre en lazournen plito nyaze ek lapli ki’n tonbe pour en gran parti lazournen yer, biro meteolozi in dir ki zot prediksyon i malerezman montre ki lakantite lapli pou ba pour mwan Novanm ek Desanm. Zofisye meteolozi Vincent Amelie ti dir...

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444. IGCSE-A-level-International School records another year of excellent results -28.08.2012

At A-level there was an overall pass rate of 96% with 80% of students receiving the higher grades of A*- C. “This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the pupils.  It also means the majority of students will be able to...

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445. Plan to protect Aldabra tortoises needed -19.10.2009

With rising sea level, the land available for the giant tortoises to live on and for the vegetation they depend to grow will diminish put strain on the delicate ecosystem and its fauna. Obviously the feral goats will be in a better position to feed...

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446. Seychelles honorary consul in Korea publishes new book -22.10.2011

Mr Jeong also heads the Seychelles Tourism Board’s operation in Seoul, Korea. His 247-page book has some seven pages dedicated to Seychelles’ own Eco-healing marathon that takes place annually on the last Sunday of every February. This...

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447. CONSERVATION DES ILES-Une envolée de zwazo -22.10.2007

Avouons-le: c’est aussi cette sensualité sonore (et visuelle !) que Adrian Skerrett, Gérard Rocamora, Dosithée Berthelot et moi-même voulons faire découvrir aux lecteurs francophones à travers l’ouvrage Zwazo Sesel : les noms des oiseaux...

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448. Land reclamation protects Mahe from worst tidal wave impact -28.12.2004

Transport principal secretary Gerard Lafortune, one of the members of the National Disaster Committee, made the comment at State House Monday December 27 after the committee met to assess the damage from waves triggered by an earthquake near...

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449. Aldabra named Site of the Month -15.10.2012

The atoll, managed by the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), features twice in the first issue of the Unesco Marine World Heritage Site newsletter. The first Aldabra article details the successful completion and operation of the Aldabra solar...

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450. Fishing authority fills two top posts -28.08.2009

Ina Henriette has been named as the new chief executive and Roy Clarisse as her deputy, following the recent departure of the previous CEO, Rondolph Payet. Ms Henriette has been deputy chief executive since she joined the SFA in July 2008. She...

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451. Swimming-Mixed results for local swimmers at the worlds -03.08.2011

Aurelie Fanchette (200m backstroke and 200m freestyle), Ryan Govinden (200m and 400m freestyle) and Shane Mangroo (50m and 100m freestyle) were Seychelles’ representatives in Shanghai, China where two world marks were beaten.Fanchette was ranked...

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452. Chess: National and Under-17 Championships-Hoareau and Figaro strike again -21.11.2007

A total of 15 male and nine female contestants participated in the National Championship which was played on a seven-round Swiss system format with one hour each on the clock.Hoareau had to fight some very hard battles, especially in the fourth...

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453. Karate: International United Combat Tang Soo Do/Haedong Kumbo Association-New school benefits from grandmaster’s visit -22.05.2006

Grandmaster Jacobsen of South Africa was here recently on a six-day working trip, of which the highlights were the official launching of the local United Combat Tang Soo Do/Haedong Kumbo school and two grading sessions. According to the local...

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454. President applauds all flying the Creole spirit -24.04.2010

This follows an influx of messages of congratulations and appreciation to Air Seychelles from passengers and travel agents, which had introduced additional flights from Seychelles, and organised for stranded passengers to be bussed around Europe, in...

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455. Seychelles to host regional business forum -13.10.2009

A local delegation to the 5th Forum Economique des Iles de L’Océan Indien in Mayotte returned here over the weekend with this news and said it was satisfied with the results achieved on such topics as fishing, tourism and air access. The...

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456. Work starts on new anti-piracy centre -14.08.2012

The centre, called the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecution and Intelligence Coordination Centre (Rappicc), will be based at the former coastguard base at Bois de Rose. The Rappicc project was initiated in February this year when President James...

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457. United Colleagues Social Club brings Christmas spirit to the elderly -18.12.2007

Members of the club did this by hosting Christmas Carols performances at those residences. They started their tour on Monday last week at the Anse Etoile Home and ended yesterday at Anse Boileau. Performances on Praslin and La Digue were also...

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458. HM’s last flight to Dubai Friday -31.12.2004

The decision for Air Seychelles to stop flying to Dubai is a result of too much capacity on the route and with the expected arrival of three weekly flights by Emirates as from January 2, and services to Doha currently provided by Qatar...

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459. Huitièmes Jeux de la CJSOI aux Comores du 9 au 16 juillet 2012-Les footballeuses et basketteurs connaissent leurs adversaires -24.05.2012

Le tirage au sort s’est déroulé mardi soir à l’Hôtel Retaj de Moroni en présence des ministres du gouvernement comorien, des membres du corps diplomatiques et des responsables du mouvement sportif de l’archipel. Les basketteurs...

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460. Travayer Seselwa i selebre zot lafet dan en gran piknik popiler -03.05.2007

Pandan sa lazournen ranpli avek lanmizik ek lezot divertisman, bann fondater Parti SPUP (ki depi 1978 in vin SPPF) ki ti deryer lalit pour ki travayer Seselwa i kapab ozordi selebre sa lafet avek en konze ofisyel, ti la pour adres lafoul, ki ti...

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461. Workshop seeks to define roadmap for investment -17.12.2004

Minister Dugasse was speaking at the opening of a workshop on Thursday entitled “Improving Investment Climate in Seychelles: Issues and Solutions”. Some 30 players from various sectors of the economy with the assistance of consultants from...

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462. Ambitious to blow off the roof of Pepe discotheque on Xmas eve -11.12.2004

Locally, tracks from the Calling Jah album have been a hit and have been ranked high among the best sellers. The album includes tracks like Imen antre Imen, Rod Fason Sanze, Lanmour in Vin Biznes as well as Since you came into my life  which...

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463. Les 150 ans de la Cathédrale de L'Immaculée Conception -11.12.2004

150 ans jalonnés d'actions spirituelles profondes et de paix, de formation de prêtres, d'efforts de consolidation de la foi des laïcs, d'actions visant à promouvoir une pastorale familiale, etc, etc. La neuvaine préparatoire de ces 150 ans et...

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464. President Michel, PM Bérenger acclaim Seychelles-Mauritius ties -11.12.2004

  At the reception – held in the grounds of State House to mark the visit of the Mauritian Premier – both President Michel and PM Bérenger praised the links between their two countries and reiterated their desire that these ties be...

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465. Golf-Seychelles Golf Club elects new captain and Committee -12.07.2007

Sunil Shah was elected as Captain for the year 2007-2008. Dr. Zia Rizvi is the club’s treasurer while Francis Mondon will serve as secretary. Other members of the new committee are Charles Morin, Alix Esparon, Johnny Savy, Captain Simon Dine and...

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466. South Africa seeks support for AU candidate -14.10.2011

The country’s special representative Welile Nhlapo on Thursday called on President James Michel at State House with a message from President Jacob Zuma seeking the support. “I’ve given President Michel the profile of the person we are...

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467. Parastatals, authorities, statutory agencies and councils-President looks at boards of directors -01.08.2007

The reconstitution, where required, becomes effective today, August 1. There are some 40 parastatals, councils, authorities and other national bodies in Seychelles performing various functions at the service of the population. They are involved in...

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468. SIM’s plans to overcome challenges -10.09.2007

The CEO was speaking at SIM’s Ma Joie campus, as 43 former students graduated in a ceremony that was attended by President James Michel, Vice-President Joseph Belmont and a number of cabinet ministers as well as top civil servants and key...

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469. Tennis: Cable & Wireless Open Tournament-Knowles and Delpeche winners -13.09.2007

After eliminating Ronny Ah-Shung on a 2-0 (6-0, 6-3) score in the quarterfinal, Knowles cruised to the final by registering a semifinal victory over Nico Lewinga after the latter abandoned the match in the second set. In the men’s singles final,...

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470. Ordre Souverain de Malte – Seychelles-Don d’un minibus multifonctionnel -24.09.2007

Le Secrétaire principal responsable du Département de la Santé, Dr Jude Gedeon, est d’accord que le véhicule va « faciliter le transport des patients, notamment les patients utilisant les fauteuils roulants. » Il est en effet équipé pour...

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471. New DPRK ambassador accredited-Czech ambassador says farewell -21.11.2007

Shortly after, the outgoing ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Petr Kopøiva said farewell to the President as his four-year mandate comes to an end. Both ambassadors also called on Vice-President Joseph Belmont following their...

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472. Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) Cup-HotShots sweep series to retain title -27.11.2007

Coach Philip Arissol’s team did what probably no other local or foreign team have done before against the Stars, keeping them at bay for one whole quarter and forcing them to fire blanks when scoring 23 points of their own. This happened in the...

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473. 16 Days of Activism against domestic violence-Domestic violence affects men too -04.12.2004

However, it must also be acknowledged that there are men who are also being abused physically and verbally  by their partners. Most  of the time men tend to keep quiet and do not  report their abuses because they are afraid of being...

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474. ISLAND CONSERVATION-The falcon invasion -24.12.2007

A few years ago, I wrote in the Nation that something odd was going on. We were being invaded by falcons! To be exact, the Amur Falcon, a bird a little similar in build to our very own Katiti (if rather more colourful) was appearing in Seychelles...

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475. First sighting of Ghost Pipefish in Silhouette Marine National Park -14.01.2008

NPTS has been investigating the diversity of the reef-flats and lagoons, recording many species around Silhouette for the first time. One of the most unusual findings was a ghost pipefish Solenostomus cyanopterus.  This pipefish has an exact...

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476. Tortoises’ Thailand trip -11.05.2006

During his last meeting with President James Michel, Ambassador Akrasid Amatayakul requested that a pair of giant tortoises be sent to a Thai zoo as a symbol of friendship between the two countries. After transfers in Singapore and the Thai...

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477. Volley-ball : Coupe des Clubs Champions de l'Océan indien 2004-Beau Vallon, force 4 ! -06.12.2004

    Score final : 3-0 (15-15, 25-22 et 25-13) après 48 petites minutes. La finale, jouée dans un Palais des Sports plein à craquer, fut donc le match le plus court de ce tournoi, version 2004. Avec un six de départ composé...

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478. Specialists declare Seychelles cataract-free -06.03.2008

“Seychelles is now literally a cataract-free country, although new cases can of course occur, but they can now be easily dealt with because there is no backlog, Dr Ashok Shah, a Freemason, told the Minister for Health and Social Development,...

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479. Christmas party for orphans from business group -30.12.2004

Fourteen of the children were boys from the Anse Etoile Foyer de Nazareth and 34 were the usual residents of the home, while three arrived in police hands just before the party began. The police said they were on patrol when they discovered the...

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480. Week of events to celebrate religious heritage -14.04.2008

The activities are part of a worldwide celebration of International Day for Monuments and Sites, on April 18, which this year Unesco has given the theme of religious heritage and sacred places. The highlight of the week in Seychelles, organised by...

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481. All set for Bonn genetics meeting -14.04.2008

They said they will share contents of the plan with their counterparts who were not at meeting so that they collectively push for the proposed new regulations together at the Conference of Parties on the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) due next...

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482. Hotel guests plant trees – and reduce carbon footprint -28.04.2008

      The tree planting ceremony in full swing The project, run by the Department of Environment throughout this year, is part of a worldwide effort mounted by the United Nations Environment Programme called Plant for the...

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483. 8es Jeux des îles de l'Océan indien aux Seychelles en 2011 – fin de la 1ere réunion du CIJ-Un sentiment de satisfaction -02.06.2008

Cette réunion a été organisée, il faut le rappeler, en prélude des Huitièmes Jeux des îles de l’Océan indien (JIOI) que les Seychelles doivent organiser en 2011. Lors des travaux, les membres du CIJ ont eu l'occasion d'écouter le...

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484. Cricket: Amusement Centre Cup Final – Eden Island Kings v Luckstars-Eden Island Kings – bold and beautiful -09.05.2008

Having lost the toss, the Kings were put in to field by Luckstars – often referred to as their bogey team. It didn’t take long for the Kings to showcase their talent as they quickly dismissed both the openers of Luckstars – Aruna and...

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485. New plans to boost the Arts -15.05.2008

 Minister Meriton addressing guests and participants at the launching of the conference yesterday Held yesterday at the International Conference Centre, the meeting was also an opportunity for the different partners – such as the Small...

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486. Veena chante l’unité -31.05.2008

« L’Unité » est une production de l’Alliance Française des Seychelles. C’est Veena elle-même qui a écrit et composé les dix titres de l’album. Programmé et enregistré à Relation Studio, à La Misère par Eddy Télémaque,...

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487. Special mass pays tribute to victims of accidents at work -28.04.2008

Among the congregation were the Minister for Employment and Human Resources Development, Macsuzy Mondon, other high officials from the ministry and some members of the National assembly. This year’s theme for the occasion is ‘Managing risk in...

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488. Africa Public Service Day – June 21 and Seychelles National Public Sector Day – June 23-From policy to result-based implementation -21.06.2008

Government financial controllers and administrators discussing how to reduce wastage on fuel. Government is keen on stringent control over spending According to Webster (dictionary) and Roget (thesaurus), to implement means: to carry out,...

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489. Football: Barclays League Division One-La Passe hold St Michel to a draw -07.07.2008

On the same day on Praslin, Lightstars shared the points with St Louis Suns on a similar score whilst on La Digue, Anse Reunion continued their progress with a hard fought victory over Foresters. It was the third consecutive match that league...

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490. Seychelles’ consuls in Europe hold key meeting -06.07.2009

The regional strategic meeting in Brussels was the first to be held under the auspices of any of the country’s embassies and was an initiative of the consuls themselves. It will also provide constructive input into the bi-annual consuls’...

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491. New pension scheme proposed -01.07.2004

The move to revise the scheme is in line with the June 18 announcement by President James A. Michel, who said that a new scheme will be set up after a series of consultations with all stakeholders. The managing director of the Seychelles Pension...

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492. Seychelles/OIF-Le Chef de l'Etat reçoit Abdou Diouf -21.09.2004

  M. Diouf qui est à la tête d'une délégation de neuf personnes – dont son épouse Élisabeth – effectue une visite officielle dans les pays francophones de l'Océan Indien. Il  a été accueilli à son arrivée en provenance de...

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493. Football: Barclays league division one-La Passe shatter St Michel’s unbeaten run -10.08.2009

On Friday 10-man Northern Dynamo were held to a 3-3 draw by LightStars at Stad Linite. La Passe break St Michel’s unbeaten run On Saturday it was unlucky 13 for St Michel as they lost for the first time in their 13 league matches and their...

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494. Table tennis -Chinese professionals dominate knockout competition -19.07.2008

In the open tournament organised by the Seychelles Table Tennis Association all players competed against each other in the male and female categories. Chen Zeng was the men’s overall winner, beating Jiangchuan 4-2 (11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4,...

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495. Football: SFF Veteran Tournament-St Michel ‘oldies’ come out on top -19.07.2008

Six teams registered for the competition organised by the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) to encourage former players to get actively involved in the sport once again and also to promote the policy of bringing football to all age groups.The...

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496. Cycling: 34.2-km team time-trial-PLS Riders triumph -27.09.2004

  While more than half of the country’s cyclists were not their bikes for Saturday’s race, others tried to make things interesting and competitive on the roads. Only two teams – PLS Riders and Vélo Club de Mahé – took the start of...

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497. New body to oversee 2011 IOIG preparation -12.09.2009

The task of the National Sports Technical Committee (NSTC) is to oversee technical aspects of athletes’ preparation for the games. This includes a performance management system, auditing as well as measuring and monitoring the technical...

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498. Haso donates goodies to children living with HIV -04.01.2005

The chairperson of Haso, Mr Justin Freminot, said that the hampers of goodies, which included Christmas puddings, were distributed to the children for the festive season. According to Mr Freminot the donation had been made possible with the help of...

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499. Earthquake in Asia-R80,000 worth of donation from Mohan to Sri Lankans -04.01.2005

Mr Chetty handed out R80,000 worth of underwear and shoes for adults and children to the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) which is coordinating the collection of all contributions. The President of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles...

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500. The humble gourzon-a fish in trouble water -27.09.2004

There, holding a large mug of hot tea and perhaps a galet smeared with home-made karanbol jam, I sit in front of my mother’s freshwater aquarium. If I’m lucky, the prawn or kanmaron, a bundle of translucent intricacy, will not yet have retired...

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501. Pirogue Restaurant & Bar highly rated by clients -13.07.2013

Each year, Trip Advisor awards its top performing 10% of all businesses with this esteemed certificate based on traveler’s high ratings as they share their experience with the establishment. Debuting in April 2010, Pirogue Restaurant & Bar...

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502. Italian firm wins bid to equip new STA building -05.07.2013

The contract bid was signed on July 3 by Elsia Grandcourt, outgoing chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Alain Savy, Bioethic representative in Seychelles.Mrs Grandcourt signed the agreement on behalf of STB’s newly...

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503. CD of carnival songs on sale -22.12.2012

This music compilation of 10 carnival songs has been produced following a song competition launched by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) for next year’s Carnaval International de Victoria set for February 8-10. The 10 winning songs to feature...

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504. Lanmizik San Frontyer-Bringing back the bands -25.09.2004

With a swift evolution in the types of musical instruments, especially keyboards which play recorded tunes, many local bands have ceased to exist. Six or seven-member bands have been replaced by one-man band with a musician most of the time playing...

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505. Kastor lo lasenn … 25-an plitar avek Mahe Chamber Choir -27.06.2009

Pyes mizikal Kastor in toultan reste vivan dan memwar piblik Seselwa. Zistwar sa lesklav ki ti reisi defye lord bann komandan lo Zil d'Abondans e sov dan lafore in kaptir latansyon e zwe lo lemosyon bokou dimoun. 25-an plitar, Mahe Chamber Choir...

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506. Kwen Profil-En fermye popiler dan bazar -07.11.2008

I dekri sa later laba koman en landrwa tre fertil pour plante. Msye Valentin, ki en zabitan Rochon, i aze 47-an e papa trwa zanfan.Sa msye i pratik selman organic farming, savedir i pa servi okenn prodwi simik dan son zarden. Fodre dir ki bann...

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507. Successful test for early-warning siren -16.11.2009

The siren, which can be heard up to three kilometres away, is equipped with 18 speakers encased in stainless steel and mounted on a 16-metre pole. It can broadcast various sounds for different emergencies, such as strong winds, heavy rain with the...

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508. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star show-Young talents wow audience -17.09.2011

Organised by the Children’s Home Foundation, the popular children’s show was held last Saturday and Sunday at the International Conference Centre. First Lady Natalie Michel, who is also the chairperson of the foundation, was present as well as...

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509. Spirit of Korea to go on display in Seychelles -25.11.2009

The artworks, brought directly from South Korea, will be on show from today to December 23 at the Alliance Française. The artists arrived in Seychelles on Saturday to prepare for the exhibition – entitled Spirit of Korea – and during their...

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510. Telly's Agency offers special digital Xmas cards -06.12.2004

  Telly's Agency has the perfect one; the special digital Christmas cards, through which you can send live Christmas and New Year messages online. For R100 you will be able to take pictures and send personalized messages which can be replayed...

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511. AfDB ends mission on new bonds issue -19.11.2009

The mission has held advance talks with the authorities about their request for a partial guarantee to be attached to the new bonds that will result from the country’s forthcoming external debt exchange offer. As part of this offer, holders of...

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512. Aftermath of earthquake off Indonesia-Bible society sends words of comfort to those afflicted -29.12.2004

The society says: "As we fervently thank God for His protection and deliverance, we humbly claim His promises :When you pass through deep waters,I am with you,When you pass through rivers, They will not sweep you away…For I am the Lord your God,...

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513. Tidal waves wreak havoc-President appeals for international assistance -28.12.2004

Giant tidal waves that swept through the Indian Ocean region were triggered by a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale which struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Sunday. The tidal waves to hit Seychelles measured up to...

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514. Athletics-Records in double digits -29.12.2004

Of the 91 records, seven were established, another seven equalised, four were not ratified and one was wind-assisted. The remaining 72 were broken and now feature among the list of new records. Female athlete of the year Céline Laporte and male...

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515. SMB monopoly items-Prices go down -01.07.2004

  These changes were first announced by President James Michel when delivering his 2004 National Day address on June 18 at Stad Linite.The President said: “With a view to encouraging the greater participation of the private sector in...

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516. Jahrimba releases Sa Ki Sa Deal -23.01.2010

When he popped into the Seychelles Nation office on Thursday morning, he brought with him the sleeve of his latest and fifth album – Sa Ki Sa Deal (Demil-Diss). Although it was released on December 24, the artist is only now taking the opportunity...

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517. Football-‘Barclays Around the World in 90 Minutes’ contest on -10.02.2010

Football fans around the world are invited to take part in the Barclays Premier League match-day experience contest – called Barclays Around the World in 90 Minutes – which was launched worldwide on Monday.  Speaking to the media...

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518. Clean-ups under way, under rain -18.09.2004

  This year’s campaign, which is marked by the theme En Kominote Prop pour en Meyer Lasante, or “A Clean Community for Better Health,” will run through on Saturday and Sunday. The campaign was officially launched on Friday morning at...

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519. ICC World Twenty20 2012 qualifiers-Seychelles selection win on debut -26.02.2011

Going into action in the day’s final match at the Achimota field in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday – the first day of the qualifiers – Seychelles batted first against Mali and did very well to finish with an impressive 161 runs in 20 overs for the...

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520. Call for more adults to join scouting -24.03.2010

He was speaking at the 16th annual general meeting of the Seychelles Scouts Association (SSA), which took place at the Sports Training Centre in Victoria. During the meeting, which was attended by chief commissioner John Marie, SSA executive...

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521. Delegation back from European fishing talks -17.09.2004

The delegation held talks with the owners of the French and Spanish industrial fishing fleets, “to reassure them of what the government is doing to keep Port Victoria as competitive and as attractive as possible,” said Mr Radegonde, who was...

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522. Judiciary not an ivory tower, says chief judge -14.04.2010

Chief justice Frederick Egonda-Ntende said this last week when closing a workshop which came out with a vision for the judiciary: A centre of judicial excellence, independent and inspiring public confidence. The four-day workshop was funded by the...

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523. Windows 7 training keeps technicians ahead of the curve -16.04.2010

The three-day training course was conducted by a Windows technician flown in from Mauritius and was attended by 10 technicians from private and public sector organisations. The technicians are now revising the study materials distributed during...

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524. Courts to say how long cases expected to take-● Review laws and create scheme for staff -22.04.2010

It will also seek the revision of a number of laws, automate gathering of information and work on its public image while seeking a better scheme of service for its staff. Justice Egonda-Ntende said this in an interview with Nation at the end of a...

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525. New group joins teaching profession -26.04.2010

He was speaking at the graduation ceremony for the year 2009 group of students from the ex-National Institute of Education (NIE) – now the School of Education at the University of Seychelles (UniSey) – which took place at Deepam Royale...

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526. Indian naval ship helps in anti-piracy patrol -06.05.2010

The INS Trishul, which took part in the National Day celebrations in Seychelles in 2005 and in 2009, has a displacing capacity of 4,000 tonnes (approx) and is equipped with a variety of missiles, guns and other armaments. It is also carrying an...

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527. Seychelles-France-BPC Tonnerre et le groupe école Jeanne d’Arc font escale au Port Victoria -06.05.2010

Composant avec la frégate Georges Leygues le groupe école Jeanne d’Arc, le BPC Tonnerre prend une part active à la répression des actes de piraterie dans l’océan indien et au large des côtes de Somalie, dans le cadre de l’Opération...

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528. Conference to explore child, animal abuse link -02.09.2004

  The conference is a joint initiative between the National Children’s Council and the Seychelles Society for Prevention against Cruelty to Animal (SSPCA). According to the NCC, animal abuse is often one of the earliest signs of a child...

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529. L’Ecole Française reçoit des équipements de foot -21.05.2010

C’est M. Jemmy Adela, le Secrétaire Général de la Fédération seychelloise de football, qui a remis, mercredi matin à l’Ecole Française, les équipements au responsable de l’école, M. Olivier Marcellet, en présence de l’instructeur...

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530. Australian HC spotlights tourism growth -15.09.2004

Speaking at State House after his accreditation visit to President James Michel, His Excellency Mr McConville said that tourism represents an important area for cooperation between Australia and Seychelles, one which could be strengthened with the...

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531. People in decision making -02.09.2004

Run by the Municipal Development Partnership (MDP) organisation, the research projects are being conducted, in the east African region, in Seychelles, Namibia and Mozambique, with backing from the World Bank. Principal research officer for the...

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532. Volleyball: League Championship-Premium Spikers and Arsu extend winning streak -11.08.2004

With a 3-0 win, over RC United, Premium Spikers remain unbeaten in the men's first division, a record also being held by Arsu, 3-0 victors over La Digue-based Magpie Robins in the women's top flight. Having overcome their toughest opponents Beau...

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533. Abortions cost between R30,000 and life, says ministry -11.08.2004

With 33 percent of all conceptions ending up in abortions, the rate at which pregnancies are terminated here is alarming considering that the norm in other countries is five percent. Elsewhere, two and a half percent occur spontaneously and a...

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534. Young Seychellois to meet President Obama -03.08.2010

President Barack Obama will host the forum until Thursday, with around 120 young leaders from civil society and the private sector representing more than 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  Together with American counterparts and US...

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535. Stronger dollar brings higher prices -03.08.2010

The euro has weakened since Greece’s economic crisis made many people lose confidence in it, and the US dollar has gained against both the euro and the Seychelles rupee, Central Bank governor Pierre Laporte said yesterday. He was answering...

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536. New UNDP programme to be launched soon -04.08.2010

This will be after consultations between the organisations and their local partners. Leyla Tegmo-Reddy said this at State House yesterday after she presented her credentials to President James Michel on becoming the new UNDP representative for...

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537. Golf-Rizvi elected club captain -04.08.2010

The other four committee members are Loganaden Sidambaram (competition), Windsel Pothin (entertainment), Joe Morin (competition) and Alex Esparon (greens). All members were unanimously elected into office at the club’s recent annual general...

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538. Festival Kreol i re-lans konpetisyon sanson -14.08.2010

Kordinater sa konpetisyon, David Andre, i dir ki sa lannen pou napa en tenm spesifik. “Festival Kreol i reflekte kiltir Kreol Seselwa e bann ki anvi partisip dan konpetisyon sanson i lib pour swazir nenport tenm relye avek sa,” i ti dir....

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539. UN appeals for Seychellois volunteers -18.08.2010

Interested candidates will have the chance to enter a world of wide-ranging opportunities, where through volunteerism they can contribute to economic, social and political development – as well as the health and welfare of millions of people...

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540. Président Michel reçoit l’ambassadeur suisse -22.10.2008

Pour le diplomate suisse qui effectue en ce moment une visite de travail à Mahé, les bonnes relations qui existent entre les deux pays rendent nécessaire ce genre de rencontre dans la mesure où elle permet d’échanger les idées et...

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541. Kominike Lapolis-5-an prizon pour kas batiman, antre e vole -22.10.2008

Lakour in ordonnen ki son 2 term prizon i mars ansanm ki vedir i pou fer selman en term 5-an prizon. Victor ti komet sa lofans an Zen 2006 letan i ti kase, antre e vole dan en laboutik anvil. 8 mwan prizon pour vol En zenn-onm 20-an, Dean Dufrene...

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542. Home carers to get nearly R10m in notice pay -05.11.2008

This is in accord with a payment package due to them following the government’s decision, as part of the reform programme, to replace the scheme by a domiciliary care programme beginning on January 1. All home carers and their supervisors were...

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543. Basket-ball : Coupe des clubs champions de l'Océan indien-Premium Cobras décroche son deuxième titre -25.04.2005

Vendredi dernier au Palais des Sports de Mahamasina, à Tananarive (à Madagascar), Premium Cobras a une fois de plus fait une démonstration de ses qualités d'équipe homogène pour battre Vautour Club Abattoir de Mayotte 88-71. Meilleur...

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544. XXVIII Olympic Games in Athens, Greece-Seychelles delegation settles at Olympic Games -09.08.2004

The first contingent of the Seychelles delegation arrived in Athens, Greece Saturday afternoon to participate in the XXVIII Olympiad, the world’s major sports celebration. The athletes and officials were welcomed at Athens’ “Eleftherias...

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545. Seven treated at Indian achiever hospital -09.08.2004

"They were very satisfied, and the only complaint they had was with the food which they said was too spicy," chairman C.N. Ramdas of the GNG Group which runs the Miot Hospital said here on Friday. He said that the institute also specialises in...

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546. 50 Gard Nasyonal i pret serman -09.08.2004

  Fodre fer rapel ki youniform Gard Nasyonal oparavan ti sann. Seremoni pret serman ti deroul kot Lakademi Militer, Lil-di-Swet e ti ganny asiste par Sef Deta Mazor SPDF, Kolonnel Leopold Payet, lezot zofisye militer ensi ki paran ek zanmi sa...

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547. New beginning for Seychellois football -05.08.2004

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548. Abu Dhabi’s gift of computers to start schools IT project -09.11.2010

An information technology (IT) expert from Abu Dhabi is now evaluating facilities in the schools to prepare for the project’s launch. The expert – Abbe Kya – yesterday visited Glacis, Beau Vallon and Bel Ombre primary schools and noted what...

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549. Maren bato ton pou ganny logmantasyon dan saler de baz -17.11.2010

Sete Minis pour Lenvestisman, Resours Natirel ek Lendistri Peter Sinon ki ti dir sa pandan sesyon kestyon dan Lasanble Nayonal yer. Sa ti apre ki manm elekte pour distrik Bel Ombre Nicolas Prea ti demande si gouvernman pe adres sitiasyon nou bann...

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550. Vatican's apostolic nuncio accredited -04.08.2004

Following his accreditation Bishop Kasujja, who is the fifth apostolic nuncio from the Vatican, paid a courtesy call on Vice-President Joseph Belmont. Bishop Kasujja, who replaces Bishop Bruno Musaro, will be based in Antananarivo,...

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551. Football: Sunkiss'd division one-Goalless La Digue derby -03.08.2004

The point garnered from the draw has helped Anse Réunion to consolidate second position in the league standings with 15 points, three less than leaders Red Star and one more than third-placed St Louis. As for La Passe, they remain fourth on the...

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552. Kominike Lapolis-En lot deteni i sove -27.07.2004

Dapre lapolis, dernyen fwa ki Hermitte ti ganny vwar ti yer 6er bomaten. Hermitte, ki sorti Port Glaud, ti pe rimann Lil Long depi le 1 Zilyet lo sarz vol. In pas ankour en fwa e i ti sipoze repas ankor an kour sa semenn. Lapolis pe demann...

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553. Field day for farmers-● Keeping abreast of new production techniques -14.07.2011

The farmers and a party of school children from Anse Boileau were welcomed to the “field day” -- held twice a year -- by the head of the research centre, Gilbert Port-Louis and were taken on a conducted tour. Kevin Nanty, principal research...

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554. Child well-being under the microscope -24.09.2004

Members of a working group selected from a steering committee appointed by President James Michel, met recently to begin work on the plan, which will include a directory of child services and research studies for children and youth. During his...

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555. I enportan pour nou konpran dyabet-Akoz i enportan pou konpran dyabet? -12.12.2008

Ensilin i en ormonn ki ganny prodwi dan nou pankreas (en organn ki trouve dan nou vant), e i ede fer gloukoz vin lenerzi. Ensilin i osi ed gloukoz pour antre dan nou bann misk e permet zot fonksyonn normalman. Me i annan serten ka kot pankreas pa...

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556. Sainte Anne Resort hosts treat for staff children -31.12.2010

On Wednesday December 15 a lively crowd of youngsters, each accompanied by a family member, gathered at the Deepam Docklands cinema to watch the Shrek 4 movie.  The event was a complete success enjoyed equally by the children and adults. To...

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557. Boost for e-safety in schools -18.12.2008

This follows a half-day workshop at which the Safe Technology Committee, formed earlier this year, presented a series of educational materials to schools’ information technology teachers.  These materials offer preventive strategies to...

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558. Children enjoy first-time visit to Silhouette -22.01.2011

The children are in the daytime care of the sisters at the Missionaries of Charity, Anse Etoile, during the school holidays. The visit was organised by the Islands Development Company (IDC), whose deputy chief executive Ronny Renaud and public...

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559. Foreign Affairs comes closer to north Mahe residents -21.01.2011

The meeting formed part of an initiative the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has embarked on to give the Seychellois public a greater understanding of the work it does. The aim was also to give residents the chance to raise issues of importance to...

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560. Kominike Lapolis -22.01.2011

Oreddy in ganny trouve koupab pour son rol zwe dan lensidan kot en zonm Endyen ti severman ganny dimal dan son figir apre ki i ti’n ganny atake e vole serten sonm larzan ki i ti pe al met labank. Lensidan ti ariv Foret Noire le 12 Fevriye...

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561. Minis i anons plan pour amelyor leta bann lekol -29.01.2011

Pli gran proze san dout i konstriksyon lekol Glacis primer ki pou komanse milye sa lannen e finanse par gouvernman Sesel ek Lasin. Sa nouvo lekol pou annan tou bann fasilite ki neseser dan en lekol primer tel ki en lakres osi byen ki bann lasal ki...

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562. Three presidents confer sustainable leadership award on Indian PM -05.02.2011

Dr Singh was given the Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) Award 2011 for “his leadership and impetus to confront climate change and leading his government to make the issue a central facet of his government”. He is credited with drawing...

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563. Century-old outdoor training still good for kids -19.02.2011

The Scouts’ movement has been teaching children and young people to be just that for over 100 years. Leaders in the organisation around the world will on Tuesday renew their claim that the movement gives children those qualities, as they mark...

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564. Let’s come together, President says in New Year message -31.12.2008

“If there is a year when Seychelles needs, more than ever before, all its children, that year is 2009,” he said, before announcing that the national theme for 2009 is, Come Together Seychellois. In the televised message, which was broadcast on...

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565. ICC World Twenty20 2012 qualifiers-Seychelles make good impression despite division 3 final loss to Rwanda -01.03.2011

Despite the loss at the Achimota field in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, the Seychelles selection can be proud of their achievements on their international debut. After clinching the ICC Africa Division 3 title, Rwanda have made a giant step towards...

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566. Kavadi Festival-Hindus stage colourful procession in honour of Lord Murugan -09.02.2009

Popularly known as Thaipoosam Kavadi, the procession started at the Navasakthi Vinayagar temple where the devotees went around the outer courtyard before marching through Quincy Street, Revolution Avenue, Harrison and Lodge streets and returning...

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567. The principles of pastoral care in schools -06.04.2011

What does this principle mean?In the context of the schools’ approach to pastoral care, ‘holistic development’ indicates recognition that development in the cognitive (intellectual), social, emotional, cultural, physical and spiritual...

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568. Government starts selling shares in Savings Bank -15.04.2011

Minister Faure said during the first phase of the process, “offer for sale document” will be available at all SSB branches as from this afternoon but all applications will be entertained as from April 20. This will be over a period of two weeks...

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569. Chinese vice-minister for health calls on VP Faure -15.04.2011

Also present at the meeting was Chinese ambassador to Seychelles Wang Weiguo. Mr Shao said the aim of his visit to Seychelles is to strengthen cooperation in various health care areas between the two countries. He said during the meeting with Mr...

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570. Kominike Lapolis -18.04.2011

Dapre rapor, sa garson ansanm avek en lot son koleg ti’n atak en zonm 47-an e vol son larzan. Dan sa komosyon latak ek vol, sa zonm 47-an ti pik sa garson dan son vant tandis ki sa lot garson ti ganny sans taye. Lapolis pe fer lanket dan sa ka...

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571. Letter to the Editor-In support of ethical political campaigning -30.04.2011

The Bishop said that he shared his reflections out of a desire to contribute to the democratic progress of our society. “I appeal to everyone to work that politics in Seychelles fully rediscovers its noble status,” he concluded. A few days...

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572. Cycling-Mathieu triumphs in 17.1-km individual time-trial -27.07.2004

The 23-year-old hit the tape of the 17.1-km race in 22 minutes 39.04 seconds, almost two seconds faster than St Francis' Eric Van Hollebeke (24:34.78) who settled for the runner-up berth. Third position went to another St Francis rider, iron-man...

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573. World Metrology Day 2011 -20.05.2011

Previous themes have included topics such as measurements for innovation, and measurements in sport, the environment, medicine, and trade. Unesco and IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) have decided to designate 2011 as The...

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574. Govt notes report on alleged human trafficking -11.07.2011

The report also talks about prostitution in the country. Mr Shamlaye said while there is some prostitution – which has in some cases been made worse by drug abuse – human trafficking is not known to exist here. He said prostitution is being...

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575. Letter to the Editor-Bravo JJ Foundation -04.04.2009

Ti’n plis ki ler pour rekiltiv sa lespri volontarya. Mon fyer kan mon realiz kontribisyon ek lanmour ki mon anmennen dan leker bann dimoun ki mon’n ede, ki swa atraver mon prezans obor sa pasyan ki ganny kanser, ler mon pe ede kot lopital Anse...

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576. District meetings to attract jobseekers -16.07.2011

The initiative is in line with President James Michel’s call to provide jobseekers with a platform to voice out their concerns and ask questions about the procedures relating to job searching. The meeting will also help identify the main...

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577. President launches national dialogue on social renaissance -21.07.2011

The event was attended by Vice-President Danny Faure, ministers, top government and church officials, politicians and community leaders from the districts. Among the speakers was Designated Minister Vincent Meriton who is also the chairman of the...

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578. Table-tennis : team event-Teams vie for semifinal spots -09.08.2011

Ladies’ matches were played in a league system and the men’s team played in two groups. A draw will be done for the doubles matches with both men’s and women’s teams taking part. This morning will see Madagascar ladies play Reunion and...

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579. Haltérophilie-Bonne récolte de 6 médailles d’or -10.08.2011

Dans la catégorie des 58 kilos chez les dames, Ruby Malvina a soulevé 72 kilos à l’arraché et 97 kilos à l’épaulé-jeté pour un total Olympique de 169 kilos. « Je suis heureuse d’avoir remporté trois médailles d’or. C’est un...

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580. Up Close … with Lise Bastienne, principal secretary in the President’s Office-From unambitious little girl to President’s right-hand woman -16.08.2011

I was in awe and in the moment, acutely aware of the building’s enriched past. Looking up, I noticed a slim silhouette heading towards me, seemingly in a rush. Pressed grey trousers and a well matched top of delicate white embroidery greeted me...

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581. All-Seychellois team lead tourism marketing -18.04.2009

The team, who will work in a carefully planned and integrated manner to increase the visibility of Seychelles on the international market, are being led by the new director for tourism marketing, Alain St Ange. Mr St Ange comes into the job with...

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582. Scientists discuss sustainable fisheries -13.09.2011

The project, the fourth of its kind and funded by the European Union, is aimed at reducing the impacts of open ocean fisheries on the ecosystem by purse seiners and longliners. Besides Seychelles, the other countries taking part are from both the...

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583. National Assembly election-Broadcast campaign -22.09.2011

The campaign will be transmitted on radio starting at 7.30pm and televised at 9pm, with repeats being run on radio the following day. Each candidate has a maximum 5 minutes to address their constituency. The order in which candidates present their...

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584. Port authority consults new Praslin jetty users -26.09.2011

SPA’s chief executive Lieutenant Colonel Andre Ciseau started Friday’s meeting with a presentation about the project on Eve Island where the jetty is being built. He said most of the goods such as food items and construction material taken to...

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585. Independent candidate wants more women in politics -03.10.2011

She said many women had encouraged her, adding they too could stand on their own without being affiliated to any parties. She said if there were more women parliamentarians and ministers here, “Seychelles would be a perfect country”. Ms...

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586. Caritas Seychelles launches new youth group -27.07.2004

It was in the presence of Catholic bishop Denis Wiehe, invited guests and Caritas members that Caritas Seychelles’ vice-president Rita Savy launched the new youth group during a ceremony last Friday at the Imprimerie St Fidèle building,...

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587. Football: Barclays league division one-St Louis Suns keep battling to avoid relegation -21.10.2011

St Louis Suns had lost their last two matches and lied at the bottom of the league but on Wednesday, the players responded positively to win three vital points. Eddie Bistoé gave them the perfect start in the fourth minute as his free-kick was...

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588. Investment board committed to improving business environment -24.10.2011

Inspired by the commitment to climb up the ladder in the Ease of Doing Business Ranking of the World Bank, a strategic way forward has been chartered under the direction of the High Level committee chaired by Vice-President Danny Faure, with the...

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589. Spektak lanmizik Lakadans i fer vibre lavil Victoria -31.10.2011

Sa aktivite anyel, ki regroup artis lokal e rezyonal pour en sware animasyon mizikal, i enn ki manm piblik ti tre antisipe, e pour sa lannen, sa aktivite ti retourn ankor lo Freedom Square, apre ki i ti’n ganny organize pour detrwa lannen dan...

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590. Seychelles committed to applying OECD rules -12.11.2011

“Following the recent move by the G20 to publish a list of suspected tax havens, among which Seychelles is named, the government of Seychelles wishes to re-iterate its unwavering commitment and engagement to implementing internationally agreed tax...

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591. Seychelles’ ITSM implementation a model for other Commonwealth states -28.11.2011

This remark was made by Mike Campigotto, the ITSM specialist from Collective Minds Consulting of Canada, at the opening of a five-day workshop organised recently at Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove hotel by the department of information and...

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592. The World cruise ship in Port Victoria -26.11.2011

The visitors were warmly welcomed with traditional music and a folkloric show at the New Port. They also received small gifts and souvenirs. The cruise ship will be in Port Victoria for three days, from November 25-27, and will be back again on...

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593. Emirates renews its support to the Seychelles Carnival -10.12.2011

Emirates will be the official airline for the 2012 edition of this international event. “The announcement of our support to the Seychelles Carnival follows the recent signature of a memorandum of understanding between the Seychelles Tourism Board...

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594. Business firm spreads Christmas cheer -17.12.2011

The gifts were given by business firm Dan Imports and Exports and both events were attended by the spokesperson for the company, Sylvianne Stravens, other Dan Imports representatives and children receiving their gifts. Mrs Stravens explained...

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595. Wise use of land key to sustainable development -25.01.2012

The aim is to look at existing financial sources and to cost the activities outlined in the plan so that funds could be mobilised. The gathering at the Seychelles Trading Company’s conference hall has been organised by the government and the...

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596. Seychelles explores increased business links with Asean countries -12.03.2012

Mr Barito, also Seychelles’ honorary consul to Indonesia, attended the forum and highlighted key objectives for Seychelles including responsible fisheries, coherence of coastal societies, combating piracy, eco-marine tourism and Seychelles...

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597. Honouring the retired teachers -Miss Florette Marie retires after 44 years of hard work and commitment -15.02.2012

Mrs Marie has worked in only two schools – Anse Boudin primary and Praslin secondary. In 1995, she had the opportunity to attend a three-month training in special needs at the Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. Throughout her years of...

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598. Eastern African states plan how to deal with crises -28.02.2012

The conference, which opened yesterday at Le Meridien Barbarons hotel, is being attended by senior police and military officers from Seychelles, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia and Kenya. The Seychelles People’s...

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599. Air Seychelles says Abu Dhabi flights put it on profit path -14.03.2012

It also said the move will stimulate the local tourism industry. The airline’s chief executive Cramer Ball said this after Flight HM 018/EY4118  took off for Abu Dhabi, bringing to six the total number of weekly flights the national...

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600. Air Seychelles outlines future plans to staff -20.03.2012

Speaking at a company-wide meeting, the airline’s chief executive Cramer Ball said the robust plan to re-engineer the business would help return the airline to profitability over the next two years. He said the plan would involve significant...

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601. Four arrested in weapon theft case -26.03.2012

The specially trained unit supported by NDEA agents recovered the weapon – a pistol – together with ammunition after a protracted intelligence-led operation on Friday last week. Three men were arrested after a struggle and are in custody...

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602. Dédicace à des enseignants retraités-30 ans de service dans l'éducation -28.03.2012

Dans le cadre de la coopération culturelle Guinéo-Seychelloise M. Aziz Sylla est arrivé aux Seychelles comme professeur de français le 30 juin 1981. Depuis lors, il a travaillé dans 8 écoles, notamment Port Glaud, La Misère, La Digue,...

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603. Resort gives lottery prize money to children’s homes -30.03.2012

The Carnaval International de Victoria lottery was drawn at the end of the weekend-long event at the beginning of this month, and the resort won the R20,000 third prize money. The resort’s general manager Ken Choo presented a cheque for that...

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604. Indian President Patil’s visit in pictures -05.05.2012

Mrs Patil held talks with President James Michel and Vice-President Danny Faure, addressed a special session of the National Assembly and witnessed the signing of a number of important agreements between her country and Seychelles. She also...

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605. India-Seychelles friendship golf tournament-Loustau-Lalanne wins inaugural competition -16.05.2012

Played on a stableford format, the tournament was contested by a record 43 golfers and it generated considerable interest among the local sports lovers, especially golf lovers.   The first tee-off group was seen off by Designated Minister...

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606. New FM station to broadcast soon -18.05.2012

Owned by Pure Entertainment Ltd, the new FM station is a body corporate registered in Seychelles and is not related to the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s Paradise FM in any way. With the recent liberalisation of the airwaves to allow for...

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607. Seychelles and Cuba: partners in sustainability -29.05.2012

Mr Adam, who was on an official visit to that Caribbean island last week, said that the necessity of reducing dependency on fuel and mitigating the effects of spiralling costs were central to the discussions held as the fundamental element to...

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608. XXX Olympic Games in London – July 27 to August 12-Six athletes make final cut -11.07.2012

Other than judoka Dominic Dugasse and boxer Andrique Allisop who have qualified for the multi-sports Games in London, England from July 27 to August 12, the four other athletes on the Seychelles team are Lissa Labiche, Jean-Yves Esparon, Aurelie...

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609. Football-Les filles font leurs valises -12.07.2012

L’attaquante Chloé Dro a marqué six buts (2ème, 13ème, 41ème, 42ème,  49ème et 54ème minutes) pour La Réunion qui accompagnera Mayotte en demi-finale. Les deux autres buteurs réunionnais de ce match sont Maureen Palma (47ème) et...

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610. EU supports Seychelles’ climate change strategy -20.07.2012

This is the second disbursement under the three-year-long Climate Change Support Programme (SCCSP) financed by the EU Global Climate Change Alliance. This assistance comes in addition to the bilateral European Development Fund (EDF)...

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611. Photographie, sculpture, dessin, carnet de voyage à l’honneur à l’Alliance -19.07.2012

« Point à la ligne », ordonne le professeur dictant un texte à ses élèves. Cette disposition typographique indique que le développement d’une idée se termine et qu’on passe à autre chose.  En effet, les 4 artistes invités pour...

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612. Cyclisme-Un Seychellois dans le Tour de France ? -26.07.2012

Il est vrai que l’avènement de coureurs des cinq continents attire les télévisions du monde entier. C’est ainsi que le Japonais Yukiya Arashiro bien que terminant 84ème à 2h29’’du premier, l’Anglais Bradley Wiggins, est devenu une...

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613. Miss World 2012-Global Beauties ranks Seychelles’ beauty queen as crown material -04.08.2012

The article written by Ed Dominguez – the co-owner of Global Beauties –has ranked Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 Sherlyn Furneau as a strong contender with the chance of the winning Miss World 2012 title. The magazine has lists her among...

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614. Seychelles’ clean energy initiatives get big boost -20.08.2012

A two-member fact finding team from the foundation’s Climate Initiative (CCI) undertook a three-day visit here recently to talk with key stakeholders from different ministries, departments, agencies, the private sector, the Public Utilities...

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615. NIHSS students on clinical placement at Manipal University -29.08.2012

Currently there are only two qualified Seychellois occupational therapists to supervise the entire class of 12 students during their clinical placement. Occupational therapy is an emerging field with limited resources and clinical exposure here....

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616. Thailand and Seychelles to seek gains as regional gateways -26.09.2012

Thailand is the gateway to Asia and Seychelles to eastern and southern Africa, bringing the chance for many opportunities which the two countries can exploit through further cooperation. Mr Boonpracong said Thailand is interested in investing in...

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617. Leaders learn strategic planning to boost output -07.09.2012

  In May 2012, a conference was organised during the Productivity Week in which poor productivity was said to be caused by insufficient strategic planning. This is one of the main reasons why the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources...

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618. Une quinzaine d’encadreurs participent à une session de formation de la CONFEJES -26.09.2012

Cette session de formation est animée par le Nigérien Ali Harouna Bouramah qui est aussi le directeur des programmes jeunesse de la CONFEJES. Une quinzaine d’encadreurs issus de la couture, l’agriculture, la photographie, la cuisine, le...

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619. Football : Tournoi de l'UFFOI -Victoire de Côte d’Or face à Pamplemousse SC -19.03.2013

Ils ont pris la tête du groupe A grâce à une courte mais importante victoire sur le score de 2-1 face à la formation mauricienne, le Pamplemousse SC – le champion de Maurice en exercice.Après une première mi-temps sans but, Dean Suzette a...

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620. Le nouvel ambassadeur béninois présente ses lettres de Créance au Président Michel -14.11.2012

  L’Ambassadeur béninois a déclaré ensuite à la presse que les entretiens ont porté surtout sur la suppression de visas entre nos deux pays, aussi bien que de mesures pour éviter la double imposition des taxes de douane. M....

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621. Chinese agricultural experts explore areas for future help -14.12.2012

During its week-long visit, the delegation met and held talks with principal secretary Michel Nalletamby  and other senior officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Industry, as well as from the Seychelles Agricultural Agency...

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622. Seychelles ready to welcome carnival 2013 -12.01.2013

  Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange said this yesterday, adding that preparations for the event are going well. He met the Seychelles Tourism Board’s team to see how preparations are going and have met all the partners who...

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623. No major disasters reported in the wake of bad weather -17.01.2013

  This came to light Wednesday when various agencies involved in dealing with disasters when they arise met to assess the damage done by bad weather over the past two days. Taking part in the meeting were representatives from the Department...

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624. Talented Seychellois kids get costumes for carnival ahead of Seattle show -09.02.2013

Seychelles is a guest of honour at the event and will be represented by Stephan Fred, Alexandra Duckworth, Kelly Mathiot, Bertrand Payet, Mary Chang-Pen-Tive, Adrian Cesar, Carlos Bamboche, Michaela Lenclume, Ramia Barbe, Alexa Winston, Victoria...

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626. All OK on outer islands -28.12.2004

Despite standing only a couple of metres above sea level the coral atoll homes of holiday resorts and Island Development Corporation (IDC) plantations appear to have escaped largely unscathed from the earthquake-triggered tidal waves that inundated...

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627. Electoral commission starts work on Elections Act -21.02.2013

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Hendrick Gappy, said this yesterday during the first sitting of the Electoral Reform Forum for this year which started with presentations from representatives of political parties at the National...

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628. SPDF and police personnel trained in computerised control of small arms -05.03.2013

The training was held at the police headquarters, Victoria and was conducted by officials of the Nairobi-based Regional Centre for Control of Small Arms (Retca), headed by its project coordinator Marie-Claire Umunyeyi who hails from Rwanda. The...

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629. Basketball: AfroBasket 2013 -Fiba Africa denies Seychelles AfroBasket appearance -13.03.2013

According to reports, Rwanda finished second behind Egypt in the zone 5 qualifiers, while Mali were placed third in zone 2. Other possibilities for a wildcard would have been Togo (zone 3) and Zambia (zone 6). Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF)...

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630. Sesyon Kestyon dan Lasanble Nasyonal-Minister Lasante i inisye nouvo vaksen pour bann fiy 9 a 10-an -01.04.2013

I ti dir sa pandan sesyon demann kestyon semenn pase dan Lasanble Nasyonal. Kestyon lo sa size ti poze par manm elekte pour distrik Mont Buxton, Onorab Sheryl Vangadasamy, ki ti demande si minister in deside entrodwir vaksen pour bann zenn...

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631. Country’s national sports policy ready -17.04.2013

Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Minister Vincent Meriton presented the document to the delegates and said that everyone should take ownership of the policy, adding that it will help guide the sports strategic plan 2013-2017 and...

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632. SAF to receive Dornier 228 aircraft -27.04.2013

The Seychelles Air Force (SAF) had been hard at work preparing for the handover and SAF Commander, Major Michael Pouponneau, has said this will be a major boost for the maritime patrol capacity of the air force, which was previously known as the...

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633. Eight students on one-week trip to D’Arros -30.04.2013

Representatives of the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) and a teacher Andy Alvis from the English River secondary school also went with them. This once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit this island forms part of a marine education...

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634. Liberation heroes honoured on 36th anniversary -06.06.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure, who is also the secretary general of the ruling Parti Lepep, led the party’s representatives from all districts in the country for the wreath-laying ceremony, which formed part of activities to mark Liberation...

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635. Sri Lankan President to visit Seychelles -26.06.2013

A communiqué from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the President’s programme will include a call on State House, an address to an Extra-Ordinary Session of the National Assembly and a special tree planting ceremony at the Barbarons...

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636. Drug rehabilitation scheme to extend far beyond detox -15.07.2013

The meeting on Friday to discuss the new drug rehabilitation scheme The cooperation efforts were outlined by Designated Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Vincent Meriton, who attended a public meeting at the...

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637. Football: CJSOI tournament-Seychelles U17 selection leave for Mauritius -25.07.2013

The selection are preparing for the Jeux de la CJSOI slated Djibouti in January next year. Therefore this tournament is part of their preparation to help test their progress. Head coach Gavin Jeanne told Sports Nation that they started their...

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638. Array of activities on offer for National Day of the Disabled -09.07.2004

Celebrations to mark this year's National Day for the Disabled, annually celebrated on July 11, kick off this morning at the School for the Exceptional Child with an array of entertainment activities. This means double celebrations for the school,...

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639. Seychelles hosts meeting to discuss draft fisheries framework agreement -05.07.2004

The objective of the two-day meeting, which opens Monday July 5 in the morning at the Plantation Club Hotel, is to consider the first draft of the Fisheries Framework Agreement (FFA) and to make modifications to it so that it can be presented to the...

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640. Kickboxing-Jeannevol invited for regional competition -01.07.2004

Jeannevol has been invited to compete in the regional tournament set for Saturday at Gymnase du Complexe sportif de l'Etang-sale les Hauts.Accompanied by coach Vincent Volcère, Jeannevol will compete in the 60-kg division of the class A...

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641. Measures announced by President James Michel-Cottage industry can boost economy -05.07.2004

The new policy, first announced by President James Michel in his June 18 National Day speech, should allow easier entry onto the business scene for small, home-based enterprises operating either part time or full time. Guidelines for the new...

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642. Prosperity in a small coin-Building the Seychelles Pioneer -05.07.2004

The chief executive officer of the Sepec (Seychelles Petroleum Company), Captain Guy Adam, did just that on National Day, June 18, when he placed a 5-cent coin under the keel that had just been laid at the Lindenau shipyard, Kiel, Germany, for the...

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643. Darts: President's Cup-Hat-trick of wins for Morel -01.07.2004

  On Sunday June 27, at the Cascade community centre, banker Morel got his calculations right despite dropping a game to losing finalist Reuben Port Louis on his way to lifting a third consecutive President's Cup after past wins in 2002 and...

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644. Association disputes there are "stranded Kenyans" -01.07.2004

AKIS chairman Justus Wanekeya also termed as exaggerated a claim in the article that the expatriates are unable to repatriate their savings."There is not even one Kenyan whose contract has ended who has been unable to travel back and the Seychelles...

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645. Foundation stone laid for new standards building -01.07.2004

  The US$2.4 million cost for the project is being financed by a grant from the People’s Republic of China, with the building to be erected by China State Construction. Chinese ambassador to Seychelles Chen Meifen, who assisted the then...

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646. 28th annual Inter-Schools Athletics Championship-18 records smashed, three equalised -01.07.2004

Of the 18 records broken, 11 came on the track and the remaining seven on the field on a day filled with thrills as talented young Seychellois athletes pitted their skills in a total of 94 events – 67 on the track and 27 on the field. Mervin...

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647. Youth assembly prepares for final sitting -01.07.2004

This last sitting comes after the young members of the assembly sat for a one-year mandate, during which they debated on various motions, made cabinet visits and social interactions. The programme for the closure, to be held at the Assembly Hall at...

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648. Tourism concessions-Giving the tools to make the money -25.06.2004

The new concessions, which are scheduled to come into force in early July, are primarily aimed at reducing the operating costs of tourist trade businesses. PS Belle explained that a lengthy consultation process, which had seen proposals repeatedly...

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649. Marine team snag net -24.06.2004

An illegal 90-metre long, "wall of death" type fishing net was pulled from the sea on Tuesday night by a fisheries patrol team.Staff from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), Coastguard and Marine Parks Authority (MPA) recovered the unlicensed...

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650. Cultural show to kick off Pre-Youth Festival on Praslin -24.06.2004

Youths from Praslin will have an avant-goût of the main Youth Festival during a Pre-Youth Festival to be held on the weekend of July 23 to 25.  An array of cultural, educational and sporting activities is expected to take place at the Baie Ste...

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651. Ministry endorses new milk product -25.06.2004

Their fears were driven by the declaration on the list of ingredients that the product contains only 0.8 grams of fat for every 100 grams, as opposed to other products they are used to like Nido and Carnation, which have 28 grams for the same...

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652. Phone firm answers Regatta call -25.06.2004

Commenting on Cable and Wireless' long support of the Regatta, CEO Geoff Houston handed over the cheque to Round Table Chairman Andy Moncherry at the company's Exile social club. "We have a long history with the Regatta and we feel part of the...

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653. President assures district support for fishermen -24.06.2004

  President James A. Michel said yesterday his government will find ways to directly assist fishermen in different districts by providing them with adequate facilities. Speaking after a site visit to the nearly completed fish market at Anse...

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654. Traffic, localised celebrations targets for National Day Committee -25.06.2004

  The National Day Committee chairman, Minister Designate Danny Faure, said yesterday that though the committee was “very happy” with the various activities implemented this year revolving around National Day, organisers have begun noting...

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655. Small island attention among hot topics at African conference -24.06.2004

Social affairs delegates attended a regional conference in Africa this month that resulted in a call for more support toward economically vulnerable island countries. The Regional Review Conference on the Implementation of the Dakar/Ngor...

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657. Strong Seychelles can stand on its own, says bank (2) -05.11.2012

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658. Concrete plan to keep drivers on right track -26.03.2013

The Seychelles Land Transport Agency (SLTA) will install concrete bollards to ensure vehicles travelling towards town keep right after the roundabout near Eden Island, the agency’s chief executive Parinda Herath said yesterday.Until last year...

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659. Basketball: National league -16.04.2013

Seychelles’ basketball doesn’t need another relentless stream of bad publicity after the remarkable progress made by the players on the court, but there are still those who continue to shoot first and then ask why they’ve done it.The Victoria...

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660. Aids candle light memorial this Sunday -16.05.2013

This year’s Aids candle light memorial will be held on Ile Persévérance on Sunday May 19 and all are being invited to keep alive the memories of those who have died as a result of this disease.The event, which will this year be held under the...

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661. President’s Village -23.05.2013

      Staff enhance their knowledge of residential care Staff of the President’s Village now have a wider knowledge of residential care and better insight into the children’s individual care plan and well-being.The Seychelles...

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662. International Day for Persons with Disabilities -03.12.2013

Minister calls for attitude change towards people with disabilities   The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton is urging each one of us to reflect on our attitude towards people with disabilities. “One...

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663. Basketball: Federation presents cheque to injured young player -26.11.2013

The Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) again made a noble gesture with the money raised during its charity matches, presenting it to a young injured player.Shaub Ernesta of the Belonie secondary school, who suffered a shoulder injury during a...

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664. The National Assessment Framework -07.08.2013

  It is the first time that the Ministry of Education develops a National Assessment Framework (NAF).  The NAF has been produced as part of the 2009 – 2010 Education Reform agenda, to ensure that assessment strategies enhance teaching and...

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665. 28enm Festival Kreol -03.08.2013

Santer i ganny ankouraze pour partisip dan konpetisyon sanson Bann santer pou kapab demontre zot kreativite ek orizinalite dan konpetisyon sanson pour 28enm Festival Kreol ki pou deroul depi le 25 ziska le 31 Oktob.Lansman sa konpetisyon ti fer...

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666. Seychellois to perform in Magic Circus’ last show tomorrow -02.11.2013

Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange has thanked the Magic Circus of Samoa to have included Seychelles on its itinerary at it toured the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands region.Minister St Ange was accompanied by culture principal secretary...

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667. Fun fair showcases aspects of Indian culture -05.10.2013

Among the variety of activities to mark the first-ever Seychelles-India Day locally is the Indian fun fair in the International Conference Centre’s car park.When the Seychelles Nation team arrived there yesterday at around 3pm, some vendors had...

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668. PUC board appointed -12.10.2013

The President has appointed the Board of Directors of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) for a period of two years, with effect from August 1, 2013. The chairman of the PUC is Eddie Belle, and Philip Morin remains as the chief executive...

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669. Coastguard trainees learn electronic navigation -14.03.2014

A group of coastguard trainees have had the chance to take part in a course on the use of electronic navigation equipment. The training was delivered by Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) trainers and EUNavfor with support from EUCAP Nestor on board the...

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670. UK Sport delegation on working visit -17.03.2014

A three-man delegation led by Elias Musangeya of United Kingdom (UK) Sport will be on a working visit to Seychelles between March 17-22, the Paralympic Association of Seychelles (Pas) has announced.The aim of the delegation’s visit is to help...

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671. Round Table Seychelles is 41 years old -17.03.2014

Round Table Seychelles celebrated 41 years since its inception on March 13, 1973. It is an affiliate of Round Table – an international charitable organisation founded in Norwich, United Kingdom, in 1927. The Round Table has since spread to around...

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672. End of the fifth cycle of the economic reform programme -24.03.2014

Nine of 10 projects completed Nine out of 10 social projects under the economic reform programme have been completed and representatives of the nine non-governmental organisations received certificates last Friday.The ceremony took place at the...

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673. Letter to the Editor - Concerns over HPV vaccination -10.04.2014

I have no doubt that the intention of the Seychelles government is good concerning the recent introduction of the HPV vaccination as a measure against cervical cancer and that such vaccination is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).As...

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674. STA measures benefits of lecturers’ internship training -11.04.2014

Lecturers of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) have on countless occasions followed training overseas thanks to the memoranda of understanding signed between the local institution and its trade partners and tourism bodies overseas.The STA...

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675. ‘Viva Seychelles, y viva España’ -12.04.2014

The inter-cultural week ‘Viva Seychelles, y viva España’ got off to an upbeat start yesterday with an open air concert on the grounds of the National Cultural Centre.The concert saw performances by La Tuna troupe from Spain and the National...

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676. Kominike Lapolis -30.04.2014

En zonm aze 60-an ti ganny admit dan younit swen entansif Lopital Sesel Dimans le 27 Avril 2014 apre ki i ti ganny pouse, tonbe e bat son latet ater. Kondisyon sa viktim ki en zabitan Port Glaud in ganny dekri koman kritik. Sa lensidan ti ariv...

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677. Deaths of American security officers on board MV Maersk Alabama -30.04.2014

Toxicologist report shows no foul playThere was no foul play in the deaths of American security officers Mark Kennedy and Jeffrey Reynolds, the police have said.The two former United States of America’s Navy seal members were found dead in a cabin...

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678. Cycling - Arrisol wins circuit race -07.05.2014

Ahmad Arrisol became the fourth cyclist to stand of the top podium place by winning the 85.2km circuit race early Sunday morning.Arrisol took his first win of the season after holding the challenge of the other cyclists to finish over a full minute...

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679. VP Faure meets retirees and thank them for their loyalty -16.05.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday met ten retired public service workers to thank them for their loyalty and long years of service.It has been a tradition for some time now for Vice-President Faure to meet with long serving public servants who...

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680. Mihin Lanka introduces new Business Class -17.05.2014

              Mihin Lanka, a low cost airline of Sri Lanka, is adding more goodies to its services. Apart from the already existing free-in-flight meals including range of special meals, free baggage allowance and booking through...

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681. Le savoir-faire sur les produits de la marque L’Oréal passe par la formation -20.05.2014

Une vingtaine de coiffeuses seychelloises participent depuis hier, au Care House à Victoria, à un stage de formation professionnelle en utilisant les produits de la marque L’Oréal.Une initiative du magasin de produits de beauté – Tanny’s...

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682. Seychelles attends GEF assembly in Mexico -04.06.2014

Seychelles was represented at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly which took place last week in Cancun, Mexico. Thie Assembly followed the 46th GEF council meeting where major decisions were taken. These included the launching of the...

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683. Winners chapel international Seychelles -31.05.2014

‘Our task is to liberate men from all oppressions and afflictions of Satan’Winners chapel international Seychelles in a member branch church of the living faith church international world wide a.k.a winners chapel international with its...

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684. STC thanks distributors -04.06.2014

The Seychelles Trading Company (STC) recently hosted a reception for its distributors on Mahé.The event, held at the Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa at Beau Vallon, was a way of thanking retailers who have voluntarily registered as the...

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685. Cable and Wireless Lucky Lottery - Margaret Fred grand winner -06.06.2014

Margaret Fred will receive a cheque for R8,000 every month for 24 months!This after she emerged as the lucky winner of the Cable and Wireless’ (CWS) Lucky Lottery.“I could not believe I had won the first prize,” says Ms Fred, mother of two...

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686. SPDF gets new clinic and barrack -06.06.2014

The Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) has got a new medical centre and barrack donated by the President of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The clinic and barrack are situated at the Defence Forces...

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687. President’s Award Programme: The international award for young people -06.06.2014

The President’s Award Programme was first launched in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The aim was to motivate boys between 15 and 18 to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development...

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688. President’s Award Programme - 175 get silver, bronze awards -09.06.2014

A group of 175 youths who have been following the President’s Award Programme have received their bronze and silver awards in a ceremony held at the International Conference Centre on Saturday.The awardees received their certificates and pins in...

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689. Importance of sustainable urbanisation in development discussed at Ecosoc meeting -10.06.2014

The Mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, in her capacity as the co-president of the United Cities and Local Governments – World (UCLG), attended the 2014 UN (Ecosoc) integration segment in New York to discuss the importance of...

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690. Chamber of Commerce looks to boost trade ties with Kenya -12.06.2014

The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) met a Kenyan delegation on Monday to discuss ways of improving economic relations. The meeting was attended by the chairman of SCCI, Marco Francis, his Kenyan counterpart, Kiprono Kittony, and...

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691. Insurance firm donates wheelchairs to children’s foundation -12.06.2014

H. Savy Insurance (HSI) has donated 18 wheelchairs to the Seychelles Children’s Foundation (SCF).This forms part of a project by the SCF, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, to help a group of children with cerebral palsy. The hand-over...

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692. Tennis: Vijay Junior Tour - Roquain, Andriamaro and Denzel Laporte champions -13.06.2014

The Vijay Junior Tour 2013/14 ended last Sunday at the Cerf Island Resort with the three finals in three age categories – under-10, under-14 and under-18. In the presence of more than 50 people including National Sports Council (NSC) chief...

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693. Customs advises on correct classification of fruit juice -16.06.2014

What is considered as fruit juice under heading 20.09 for classification purposes in Seychelles? 1.    Natural juice: Fruit or vegetable juice that has been extracted from fresh, healthy and ripe fruit or vegetables.2.    Reconstituted juice:...

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694. Tourism academy instills responsibility in students -16.06.2014

  Students at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) now know more about the value responsibility and how to incorporate it in their everyday lives and work.In a bid to instill this important value in its students, the STA in collaboration with...

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695. National Day celebrations – agricultural and horticultural show on Praslin -16.06.2014

Farmers display quality harvestsFarmers from Praslin, La Digue and even from Mahé displayed quality produce and animals in the first agricultural and horticultural show on Praslin at the weekend.Fruit, vegetables, flowers, chickens, ducks, cows,...

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696. Attaques au Kenya : atroce selon le Président Michel -17.06.2014

Suivant la dernière attaque terroriste qui s’est produite à Mpeketoni, au Kenya et qui a coûté de nombreuses vies innocentes, le Président James Michel a présenté ses condoléances les plus sincères à la famille et les amis des victimes...

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697. Athletics: National Junior Championship -20.06.2014

Dean William improves own junior discus recordStrongman Dean William’s discus record was the highlight of the National Junior Championship which took place last weekend at Stad Popiler.William threw the metal object at a distance of 47.50 metres...

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698. Faulty line insulator causes power interruption in north Mahé -25.06.2014

A faulty line insulator on the overhead line was responsible for the power interruption in parts of north Mahé between 4am and 11am yesterday.The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) said this in a press communiqué dated June 24, 2014.The...

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699. African Press Organisation launches media award 2014 -26.06.2014

Journalists and bloggers in Seychelles, whether directly employed or working as freelancers, are being invited to take part in the African Press Organisation (APO) media award 2014.The competition is open to African journalists working on the...

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700. Win a Honda CR-V as Regatta lottery star prize -28.06.2014

Fancy driving a Honda CR-V? You can be the proud owner of one if you buy a ticket and your number comes up.This is the star prize of this year’s Regatta lottery launched last weekend by Round Table Seychelles (RTS).  It is sponsored by RTS and...

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701. ISPC Seychelles opens new branch at Anse Royale -02.07.2014

      ISPC Seychelles Supermarket has officially opened a branch at Anse Royale catering for the southern region of Mahé and beyond.The ISPC Supermarket Anse Royale fresh branch which is strategically situated  on the opposite side of the...

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702. Police reviewing detention procedures after reported Port Glaud incident -04.07.2014

The police have said they are not denying the fact that a Barbarons lady arrested Saturday evening spent the night without clothes in a cell at Port Glaud as reported by TODAY in Seychelles newspaper dated July 3, 2014. While the police carry out an...

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703. En Moman Avek Prezidan - ‘Konsiltasyon i en fason pour ed gouvernman fer son travay pli byen’ -08.07.2014

Prezidan James Michel in dir ki sa foronm konsiltatif ki i pe al lanse prosennman i en fason pour bann dirizan okouran laspirasyon bann dimoun dan en lot form a en lot nivo. I osi en fason pour ganny diferan lide ki ava ed gouvernman fer pli byen...

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704. La Digue island gears up for its Feast of the Assumption -10.07.2014

As the month of August nears, the island of La Digue becomes the talk of the country, as the Diguois prepare for their annual Feast of the Assumption.The feast on August 15, which is a Roman Catholic religious feast, has always been a must-attend...

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705. FIU warns against ‘inheritance scam’ letter -10.07.2014

‘If it looks too good to be true, it usually is’The Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) would like to alert the public to an alleged ‘inheritance scam’ letter that is currently being circulated in Seychelles. The letter is being...

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706. Barclays teaches youths how to ‘unlock their potential’ -10.07.2014

 Barclays Bank (Seychelles) limited yesterday held their second coaching session under the theme ‘Unlocking Youth Potential’.During the session, held at the Seychelles Trading Company’s conference hall, Barclays staff shared their...

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707. 38th annual Inter-School Athletics Championships -11.07.2014

La Digue awaits best primary cupLa Digue school is said to be the winner of the best primary school title of the 38th annual Inter-School Athletics Championships and not Anse Royale as announced on June 29 – the day the event took place at Stad...

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708. Olympic quiz competition -14.07.2014

Anse Aux Pins, Mont Fleuri and Pointe Larue winners   Anse Aux Pins primary school team with their prizes S1-S2 winners Mont Fleuri The annual Olympic quiz competition was held last week where schools competed in four...

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709. Order of Malta donates defibrillator to health ministry -18.07.2014

The health ministry has received a portable defibrillator from the Order of Malta.A defibrillator is an electrical device that provides a shock to the heart when there is a life-threatening arrhythmia (irregular or abnormal rhythm of the heart)...

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710. Eddie Micock celebrates 40 years as an optometrist -18.07.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday paid a visit to well-known optometristEddie Micock as he celebrated 40 years in his career.Mr Faure, who was accompanied by health minister Mitcy Larue and her principal secretary Peggy Vidot, congratulated Mr...

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711. Kominike Lapolis -22.07.2014

Lapolis in raporte ki en zonm 60-an ki reste North East Point  ki ti’n ganny rimann ziska le 16 Zilyet 2014 pour lofans labi seksyel lo en fiy anba laz, in repas devan Lakour Mazistra sa semenn kot in reganny rimann safwasi Prizon Montagne Posée...

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712. Lensidan foular kot lekol segonder Anse Boileau -24.07.2014

Lapolis pe fer lanket dan en lensidan ki ti ganny raporte yer e ki ti ariv kot lekol segonder Anse Boileau.Dapre rapor ki zournal Nasyon in gannyen avek portparol lapolis, Msye Jean Toussaint, en ansennyan sorti Sri Lanka ti raporte ki son bann...

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713. Sacos life midyear lottery - Winners receive prizes -25.07.2014

      Winners of the Sacos life midyear lottery drawn on June 25, 2014 have received their prizes.The prize presentation ceremony took place last Thursday at the Sacos life meeting room in the presence of Antonio Lucas, the company’s chief...

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714. Anse Aux Pins road work to be completed by tomorrow -30.07.2014

Work on the second bridge at Anse Aux Pins has been completed and by tomorrow traffic flow will return to normal after a new layer of tarmac has been laid, a project director of the Seychelles Land Transport Authority (SLTA) has said.As a result of...

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715. Kominike Lapolis -30.07.2014

Lapolis in raporte ki en ansennyan kot lekol Anse Boileau in ganny agrese fizikman par en etidyan 13-an kot sa lekol.Dapre rapor, sa madanm ansennyan, aze 42-an, in ganny dimal dan labous, ganny trete epi large.Sa lensidan ti ariv ver 9.30 yer...

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716. ‘China must become the nation which wins the peace’ -30.07.2014

      “China should advance and support the policy of right is might and becomes the nation which wins the peace.”This was said by Seychelles’ founding President James R. Mancham at the 4th Huatuo forum held in Guangzhou, China.The...

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717. XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - Badminton’s doubles teams progress to last 16 -01.08.2014

Seychelles’ men’s and women’s doubles teams have progressed through to the last 16 stage at the ongoing Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow, Scotland.Georgie Cupidon and Steve Malcouzane, the latter who had earlier in the day injured his...

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718. Leadership appointments announced -01.08.2014

President James Michel has made several leadership appointments at the Seychelles Revenue Commission, the Financial Services Authority and the Registrar General’s Office.Jennifer Morel, currently the Revenue Commissioner, has been appointed as...

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719. Seychelles condemns attacks against civilians and UN in Gaza -04.08.2014

Seychelles condemns in the strongest terms the loss of civilian lives and the attack against the UN school in Jabaliya, Gaza.  “The fact that over 1420 civilians in Gaza have lost their lives since July 8 is unacceptable to Seychelles and all...

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720. Acer opens doors to clients for professional customer service support -04.08.2014

An initiative of Itech Computer Services located on Revolution Avenue in Victoria, the Acer customer service support centre (ASP) was opened recently.Itech Computer Services is a company owned by the Pillay R Group of Companies and is the authorised...

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721. Domestic airport to be revamped -04.08.2014

The domestic airport is to be revamped in line with the modernisation plan of Air Seychelles’ domestic service.The Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan, who is also the chairperson of Air Seychelles, made this announcement recently...

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722. PMC i sansibiliz zabitan dan bann flat lo proteksyon zot labita -06.08.2014

Bann travayer lakonpannyen ki zer batiman, lakaz ek lezot propriete gouvernman, ‘Property Management Corporation’ oubyen PMC, i souvan santi zot oblize pour sorti dan zot biro pour al netway ou penn bann flat ki gouvernman in met a dispozisyon...

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723. Careers’ Week 2014 as from next Monday -06.08.2014

The annual Careers’ Week organised by the Ministry of Education with the collaboration of the labour department for the benefit of secondary and post-secondary students kicks off this coming Monday. The theme chosen for this year’s edition is:...

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724. Airtel donates to Psychiatric Unit -08.08.2014

      Patients at the Psychiatric Unit will from now on follow their treatment in a more pleasant environment, have more activities to pass the time now that the unit located at the Les Canelles Wellness Centre has received different...

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725. 4th Huatuo CEO Forum in Guangzhou, China - Mancham speaks on need for global harmony -08.08.2014

Seychelles' former President James R. Mancham has highlighted the need for global harmony in a speech he made at the 4th Huatuo CEO Forum held on July 25, 2014, in Guangzhou, China.The forum also saw the participation of five influential political...

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726. Postal services temporarily stops accepting new Bills of Entry -11.08.2014

The Seychelles Postal Services has announced that it will not be accepting any Bills of Entry for Asycuda Data Capture for the moment for reasons out of its control. The postal services said the bill is temporarily suspended until further notice.

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727. SNPA partners with GIF and GVI for marine survey -11.08.2014

  Staff from Global Vision International (GVI) and the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) teamed up to assist the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) during the month of May with a two-week coral reef monitoring survey around two inner...

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728. SPTC seeks to address issues affecting trainees’ performance -11.08.2014

  Trainee technicians enrolled by the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) and their parents have met key officials of the corporation and its partners in a consultative session.The aim is to further build on, improve and strengthen the...

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729. Japanese magician thrills -11.08.2014

      “Wow…” was all that one could hear in the room at the Espace building on Saturday afternoon, where Japanese magician Max Watanabe was thrilling a group of children from the orphanages with his tricks.Mr Watanabe, who was on holiday...

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730. Ste Anne Resort supports learning at Anse Aux Pins school -12.08.2014

Pupils of Anse Aux Pins primary school now have more pedagogical tools to help them in their studies.This follows the setting up of an audiovisual room at the school by the Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort & Spa in collaboration with the...

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731. Air Seychelles wins top honours at WTA -08.09.2014

Air Seychelles has scooped two coveted accolades at the World Travel Awards 2014, further enhancing its status as the leading carrier in the Indian Ocean region and beyond.The airline was awarded Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class,...

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732. Good turn-out for Praslin Eco-friendly run -09.09.2014

The Praslin Eco-friendly run was held last weekend with a good number of runners showing up for the various long distance races held at Baie Ste Anne.With only two more runs to go before the popular Unity Relay in December, it was a great...

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733. UP-CLOSE … with Jean Claude Volcere, manager Ocean Air Travel -09.09.2014

  ‘If one wants to reach a higher standard, one needs to have self-confidence’Jean-Claude Volcere is the manager of Ocean Air Travel, a travel agency based at Oceangate House. He has been in the airline industry for over 20 years and has...

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734. Air Seychelles to fly to Dar es Salaam starting December -09.09.2014

Air Seychelles will be flying twice weekly to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as from December 2, 2014, marking the next stage of growth in the airline’s regional strategy. The Tanzanian capital becomes the third destination in Air Seychelles’ Indian...

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735. Wins for Lablache, Morel, Andre, Julie, Lafortune in Cascade Slipway trophy -10.09.2014

Bertrand Lablache, Paul Morel, Allan Julie and Herve Lafortune are the grand winners of the Cascade Slipway trophy races held last Saturday in the Victoria Harbour.Windsurfer Lablache continued his good form after winning his fourth...

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736. Letter to the Editor - The USA-China and global harmony -10.09.2014

Dear Sir,I have read with profound interest the AFP (Agence France Presse) report which you published yesterday morning (Tuesday September 9, 2014), concerning President Obama’s projected visit to China whereby you quote US National Security...

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737. Mizinga Melu appointed CEO of Barclays Africa regional management -10.09.2014

  Mizinga Melu has been appointed the new chief executive of Barclays Africa regional management, effective October 1, 2014.Ms Mizinga will be responsible for the group’s businesses outside of South Africa, the Barclays Africa Group has...

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738. Sids must innovate, use blue economy opportunity to increase competitive in fisheries industry -10.09.2014

Seychelles supported New Zealand as well as other stakeholders, namely the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency and the Caribbean Regional at a side event during the United Nations conference on Small island developing states, held in Samoa.The...

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739. Seychelles closes in on WTO accession -12.09.2014

Seychelles has drawn one step closer to acceding to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) following the signature of its final bilateral agreement. The last outstanding negotiation was signed with the United States of America on September 10, 2014...

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740. Drugs cash seized by Supreme Court in FIU case -16.09.2014

Criminals organising the trafficking of heroin and other illegal drugs into Seychelles need to make the purchase in hard currency. The dollar is the preferred currency used in international drug trafficking and Seychellois traffickers most often...

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741. Contestants for the Miss Regatta beauty contest -20.09.2014

The Miss Regatta beauty pageant organised by the Round Table Seychelles will be held on Tuesday September 23, starting at 7.30pm at the International Conference Centre.Initiated in 2005, the Miss Regatta beauty pageant was held annually until 2010...

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742. Kominike lapolis -22.09.2014

Lapolis in raporte ki in konmans en lanket apre ki en zonm aze 54-an ki reste Au Cap, Mahe, ti Sanmdi bomaten ganny transporte Lopital Baie Ste Anne, Praslin e plitar ganny transporte Lopital Sesel kot in ganny admit D’Offay Ward.Sa i apre ki sa...

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743. Table Tennis: Monthly challenge -23.09.2014

Sultan, Robert retain titlesGodfrey Sultan and Lana Robert are the winners of the September monthly challenge, retaining the titles they won in August. Emma Bristol and Dylan Simeon won for the girls’ and boys’ second division respectively.The...

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744. Civil society encouraged to take part in Ecosocc elections -23.09.2014

Representatives of various non-governmental organisations met at the Care House last week and learned why it is important for civil society to register and take part in the continent-wide process of elections into the second Ecosocc permanent...

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745. Lasanble Nasyonal i aprouv de mosyon -24.09.2014

Lasanble Nasyonal in aprouv de mosyon pandan son sesyon travay yer, Mardi le 23 Septanm.Bann manm ti dabor aprouv en estimasyon siplemanter pour regilariz en depans total 224,192,597 roupi ki en eksedan bidze ki’n aprouve pour sa lannen. Lasanble...

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746. Safety Week 2014 - Safe use of chemicals at work important -24.09.2014

Seychelles is this week commemorating the 15th Safety week under the theme ‘Safe Use of Chemicals at Work’ chosen by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The launch ceremony and a workshop on ‘Safety and health in dock...

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747. NDEA destroys 400 marijuana plants -25.09.2014

As part of ongoing operations, the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA) yesterday uprooted some 400 marijuana plants ranging in height from 1 to 2.3 metres. The plants, which have a potential street value of up to R5,000 each, were at the point...

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748. Mauritius and Seychelles discuss tourism on sidelines of French travel fair -27.09.2014

Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange and the chairperson of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) Sydney Pierre made time as they were both in Paris for the IFTM Top Resa tourism trade fair to meet and discuss...

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749. Pillay R Group multiplies efforts to make available healthy products -29.09.2014

Pillay R Group wishes to complement the sincere efforts of the ministries of education and health to address the obesity issue.We often complain that all healthy products are expensive, but Pillay R Group is committed to offering healthier products...

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750. Mancham accorded red carpet treatment on China goodwill visit -30.09.2014

Seychelles' founding President James R. Mancham's role as a peace maker won high recognition from the Overseas Chinese Affairs office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) who was hosting him on a goodwill visit to China...

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751. Tennis : Tournoi international de Maurice -02.10.2014

Damien Laporte battu en finale simpleLa première manche du tournoi international de Maurice pour les joueurs âgés de 12 et 14 ans a pris fin mercredi soir tandis que la deuxième manche a commencé hier même. Les pays présents pour cette...

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752. Lasanble Nasyonal i aprouv lamannman dan ‘Probation of Offenders Act’ -03.10.2014

Lasanble Nasyonal ti sa semenn aprouv lamannman dan ‘Probation of Offenders Act’ ki date depi 1966.Ler i ti prezant sa proze-de-lwa, Minis pour Zafer Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Sport, Msye Vincent Meriton ti dir ki minister in vwar nesesite...

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753. Andromache returns from dry docking in Sri Lanka -03.10.2014

  The Seychelles Coast Guard vessel Andromache returned to Seychelles yesterday after undergoing nearly two months (1 month and 20 days) of maintenance work  at the Colombo dockyard in Sri Lanka. According to its captain, Lieutenant Colonel...

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754. Trade division has its own website -06.10.2014

      The trade division launched its new website last week at the National Tender Board at the Maison de Mahé.It was Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte who launched the website known as ‘Seychelles Trade Portal’, in...

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755. Indian music and cuisine highlight Seychelles-India Day celebrations -07.10.2014

Several activities were organised for the second Seychelles-India Day, and to make the celebrations extra special several Indian celebrities were invited to partake of the Seychelles and Indian cultures.Not everybody had the chance to take part in...

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756. National employment policy promotes decent work -08.10.2014

Through the launch of the new National Employment Policy, greater emphasis is being placed on decent work. Therefore the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development presents this article in commemoration of World Day for Decent Work which is...

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757. Tou i lo bon semen pour 29enm Festival Kreol -08.10.2014

Oktob in ariv ankor e sa i osi anons larive Festival Kreol, en levennman spesyal lo nou kalandriye nasyonal kot nou selebre nou kreolite ek kiltir, e zwenn ansanm avek lemon Kreolofonn.Bann manm lo komite Festival Kreol pe zwenn pandan sa dernyen 10...

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758. Dimoun ki pe rod travay i ganny ankouraze pour pas atraver zofisye dan distrik -09.10.2014

Depi ki zofisye lanplwa ti ganny plase dan distrik an Out 2012 avek bi desantraliz sa servis, plis ki mil dimoun in ganny plase dan en travay atraver sa servis.1,220 dimoun in ganny en plas travay atraver sa servis e ladan 237 dimoun ti lo lasistans...

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759. Housing: new self-financing scheme - 66 families to benefit -09.10.2014

Sixty-six more families will be able to own their personal homes at Perseverance under the new self-financing scheme.As surveyors worked on sub-dividing the plots for the 14 three-bedroom and 52 two-bedroom semi-detached and terraced houses, project...

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760. Last chance to nominate the next generation of Commonwealth leaders -11.10.2014

      It’s only days before entries close for the Queen’s Young Leaders nominations and applications. If you, or someone you know, is doing extraordinary things to improve lives in the Commonwealth, make sure you apply now at...

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761. Seychelles sign loan accords with development partners -14.10.2014

Seychelles has signed a number of loan agreements with development partners.This took place on the sidelines of the 2014 IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington D.C, USA, where Seychelles is being represented by a high level delegation led by...

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762. Anse Marie Louise to get recreational and cultural park -14.10.2014

The consultative meeting in full swing People residing in the Takamaka district were invited to give their views and suggestions on a proposed recreational and cultural park at Anse Marie Louise.This took place during a consultative meeting at...

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763. SDA church joins in Aids fight campaign -15.10.2014

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church has officially launched its own campaign to combat the Aids epidemic in support of the Ministry of Health’s goal of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero Aids related deaths in the...

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764. Seychelles Patriot runs aground in Brazil -15.10.2014

MT Seychelles Patriot was expected to be back afloat by last night after running aground close to the Brazilian port of Santarem last week.Speaking to the media in his office at the New Port, Seychelles Petroleum Company (Seypec) chief executive...

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765. Clissa Project: First market study report presented -16.10.2014

  Did you know that Seychellois households spend on average 15% of their budget on liquor and 3% on vegetables?The statistics may sound surprising but this is what was revealed in the Site (Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education) auditorium on...

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766. Tifin i reanmenn maryaz tradisyonnel -28.10.2014

‘Tifin’ an Kreol i vedir bann pti manzay ki konmela nou apel snack. Nou gran paran ti konsonm tifin sirtou avek zot dite apremidi. Me tradisyonnelman, tifin ti osi prezan dan bann lafet tel ki lanniverser, batenm, premyer kominyon,...

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767. Gender policy in last phase of validation -05.11.2014

Members of various governmental and non-governmental organisations met recently to put the final touches to a National Gender Policy and Plan of Action, a first for Seychelles.The document signals the government’s continued commitment to the...

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768. India celebrates 50 years of technical and economic cooperation with its partners -17.11.2014

In 1964 India initiated a programme to provide capacity-building to other developing countries. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (Itec) is 50 years old this year.To mark the occasion on Itec Day, the Indian high commissioner to...

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769. Family council pays tribute to all men in society -19.11.2014

The chairman of the National Family Council of Seychelles Robert Moumou has paid tribute to all men in society in a message on the occasion of the International Men’s Day today.Mr Moumou’s message reads:“Almost every day men and boys who are...

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770. Seychelles’ beauty queen leaves for Miss World pageant -20.11.2014

Miss Seychelles … Another World 2014 Camila Estico left Seychelles yesterday to take part in the Miss World beauty pageant which will take place in London on December 14.Speaking to Seychelles NATION on the eve of her departure, Camila said all...

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771. Draft policy on open and distance learning validated -21.11.2014

Senior officials from the Ministry of Education including its agencies and other key stakeholders within the educational sector met this week to discuss the development of a policy on open and distance learning (ODL).Godson Gatsha, consultant from...

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772. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start -09.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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773. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start (2) -10.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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774. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start (3) -10.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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775. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start (4) -10.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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776. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start (5) -10.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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777. Fourth culinary contest off to sizzling start (6) -10.10.2012

This year’s Seychelles National Culinary contest – initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board – took off yesterday with the first of three competitions expected before the finals on November 12, 13 and 14. The preliminary round for the...

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778. Sports Federations meet -14.03.2013

  Sports federations and associations address common issues  Sports federations and associations have common issues and they addressed those with parent organisation National Sports Council (NSC) in Saturday’s forum. The first of four...

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779. Students in career talks -13.03.2013

A ' Level students attended the first of a series of talks delivered by the National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC), Margaret Pillay, who was accompanied by a human resource officer. The purpose of the talks were to inform the...

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780. 'Sega Queen' celebrates -14.03.2013

  Surrounded by her family, friends and work colleagues, Joenise Juliette who is well known locally and in the Indian Ocean as the Sega Queen, recently celebrated her silver jubilee in the music industry. To mark this milestone, a special...

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781. National leaders meet -14.03.2013

The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly David Pierre yesterday met President James Michel at State House in the first meeting between them for this year.In these regular meetings President Michel and Mr Pierre discuss issues of...

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782. Conference: CONFEJES -14.03.2013

  34e conférence ministérielle de la CONFEGES Le Ministre Désigné, M. Vincent Meriton, en sa capacité de Ministre des Sports, a assisté à la 34ème conférence ministérielle de la Conférence des ministres de la jeunesse et des sports de...

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783. All about Aldabra from SIF -18.10.2013

In May 2013 the first Madagascar Kingfisher Alcedo vintsiodes ever confirmed in Seychelles was accepted by the Seychelles Bird Records Committee as a new species record for the country. Vagrant birds are relatively common on Aldabra but it’s...

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784. STC female forklift driver -18.10.2013

We can describe it as women empowerment; we can call it gender equality; we can describe her as a woman working in a men’s work environment. These are how Ms Lina Woodcock, a 56-year-old forklift driver with the Seychelles Trading Company...

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785. Women love beads -02.10.2013

Many women, mostly of African origins, use beads as distinctive elements of personal clothing and adornment. This is especially true for some women of southern and eastern Africa, where artistic creativity is manifested in the myriad ways beads are...

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786. Facts from latest census -02.10.2013

The main objectives of the Population & Housing Census which was carried out in August 2010 were to provide government, policy makers, planners and researchers with an update on the size and distribution of the population, and its demographic...

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787. Mackerels are nutritious -15.02.2014

Almost everyday at the Victoria Market or elsewhere in various districts, mackerels are available in abundance. One would think that they are the least expensive fish available in Seychelles but this is not really the case. Nowadays mackerels are...

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788. Réunion: Jardin planétaire -21.02.2014

Depuis le début de l’année 2013, un projet inédit se construit à la Réunion : l’Ecole du Jardin Planétaire, université populaire de la biodiversité et des paysages. Initié par le paysagiste réunionnais Sébastien Clément, le projet...

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789. Réunion: Jardin planétaire -24.02.2014

Depuis le début de l’année 2013, un projet inédit se construit à la Réunion : l’Ecole du Jardin Planétaire, université populaire de la biodiversité et des paysages. Initié par le paysagiste réunionnais Sébastien Clément, le projet...

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790. The President's 52 quotes -25.04.2014

www.nation.sc publishes this set of 52 quotes of President James Michel published in a special booklet as part of activities to commemorate his ten years in office from April 2004 to April 2014, and to help us relieve some of he finest and...

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791. New Employment Policy -30.04.2014

The new National Employment Policy was officially launched on Monday 28th April at the Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove hotel by the Minister for Labour and Human resources Ms Idith Alexander. The minister described the policy as a stepping stone...

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792. Seychelles family video -27.05.2014

In his opening speech last week to officially open a conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. the Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton said Seychelles needs a...

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793. Be a crime stopper!! -15.07.2014

In a recent press conference held at the Police Headquarters, the Community Police of the Seychelles Police Force has thanked the public for their contribution and help towards the Crime Stopper initiative launched recently in the districts....

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794. e-Planning now available -20.10.2014

Licensed agents can now submit applications for development proposals via the internet from anywhere at anytime. This follows the launch on October 7, 2014 of the first planning authority online system in Seychelles by the Minister for Land Use and...

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795. Plan for demersal fishery -11.11.2014

Fishermen, Boat Owners Association, businesses, partners and stakeholders involved in demersal fishery are meeting to contribute in the development of the management plan for this type of fishery. Two workshops for the purpose have been organised:...

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796. State-of-the-nation address by President James A. Michel before the National Assembly on February 29, 2012 -10.10.2012

State-of-the-nation address by President James A. Michel before the National Assembly on February 29, 2012‘We now have to do things that are different, and good, for Seychelles’ Mr Speaker,Vice-President,Chief Justice,President of the Court of...

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797. President Michel celebrates nine years in office -15.05.2013

‘Achievements abound, but challenges remain’ As he marked nine years in office as Head of State last May, President James Michel said there has been a lot of successes not only for him but for the people of Seychelles in general.He however...

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798. Budget Speech 2014 by the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte -26.09.2013

Mr. Speaker, Leader of Government Businesses in the National Assembly Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Honourable Members of the National Assembly Dear Seychellois Brothers and Sisters,  It is my pleasure to present to you the...

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799. National Day Address by President James Alix Michel, 18th June 2014 -20.06.2014

      Dear People of Seychelles,His Excellency Mr Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca,President of the Republic of Cabo VerdeExcellencies,Distinguished guests,The greatness of a country is determined by the greatness of its people. We are a small...

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800. National Day Address by President James Alix Michel, 18th June 2014 -20.06.2014

Dear People of Seychelles,His Excellency Mr Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca,President of the Republic of Cabo VerdeExcellencies,Distinguished guests,The greatness of a country is determined by the greatness of its people. We are a small country on...

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801. Seychelles hails Sids’ inclusion in Commonwealth charter -09.10.2012

Commonwealth ministers have endorsed the draft Commonwealth charter proposed by the Commonwealth ministerial task force. This was during a meeting held in New York, United States of America, recently on the margins of the United Nations general...

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802. Seychelles hails Sids’ inclusion in Commonwealth charter (2) -06.11.2012

Commonwealth ministers have endorsed the draft Commonwealth charter proposed by the Commonwealth ministerial task force. This was during a meeting held in New York, United States of America, recently on the margins of the United Nations general...

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803. Seychelles hails Sids’ inclusion in Commonwealth charter (3) -10.10.2012

Commonwealth ministers have endorsed the draft Commonwealth charter proposed by the Commonwealth ministerial task force. This was during a meeting held in New York, United States of America, recently on the margins of the United Nations general...

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804. Seychelles hails Sids’ inclusion in Commonwealth charter (4) -06.11.2012

Commonwealth ministers have endorsed the draft Commonwealth charter proposed by the Commonwealth ministerial task force. This was during a meeting held in New York, United States of America, recently on the margins of the United Nations general...

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805. German company promotes solar energy on Cerf Island -13.12.2012

German company promotes solar energy on Cerf Island ‘Renewable energy no longer an option, but a must’   Alternative and efficient energy use becomes increasingly popular at a time when climate change is increasingly important.How its...

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806. ‘Migration a key driver of global economy’ - 25.01.2013 -25.01.2013

‘Migration a key driver of global economy’ - 25.01.2013 Migration is one of the main drivers of the global economy as it contributes significantly to transfer of skills, capacity-building and technology, besides filling labour gaps. Mr...

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807. 20th anniversary of Third Republic -14.03.2013

Artistic competitions to form part of celebrations The ministries of Tourism and Culture and of Education are organising song, drawing-painting, poem and essay writing competitions as part of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the...

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808. ‘UN welcome to confirm our human rights status’ -14.03.2013

Partners from government, private and civil society bodies yesterday and on Tuesday worked on the first phase of the Seychelles National Action Plan on Human Rights at the Ephelia resort.When launching the validation exercise, Foreign Affairs...

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809. Major forum ran to help serve community better -15.03.2013

 Minister Meriton addressing guests and delegates at the launch of the meeting yesterday Organisations which work in the districts yesterday looked at their past performance and schemed to do better this year, during a forum hosted by the Ministry...

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810. ‘Air Seychelles recovery historic’ -19.03.2013

The recovery of Air Seychelles that has helped it make US $1m profit in one year after making losses for three consecutive years is historic.The airline’s chairman Joel Morgan and its chief executive Cramer Ball said this yesterday, noting the...

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811. Labour minister launches Productivity awareness week -19.03.2013

‘Let’s work together to boost productivity’ The Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development’s goal this year is to promote a positive work attitude among the nation’s workforce to boost productivity and work towards eradicating...

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812. Eden Island sponsors building projects at President’s Village -19.03.2013

Eden Island is sponsoring the construction of a multi-purpose court and a boundary wall at the President’s Village.To mark the start of work, a ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony was held at the President’s Village recently in the presence of...

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813. Air Seychelles Celebrates -26.03.2013

Air Seychelles celebrates first flight to Hong Kong   The Air Seychelles’ inaugural flight to Hong Kong touched down at Hong Kong’s International Airport some 40 minutes after 8am Hong Kong time (40 minutes after 4am Seychelles...

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814. Met gets new weather stations -26.03.2013

                                        Six new automatic weather stations (AWS) will soon be installed around the country, boosting the ability of the Seychelles National Meteorological Services to predict...

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815. Aviation bodies extend satellite services accord -27.03.2013

Representatives from North and Eastern African countries have taken part in the ninth Northern African and Indian Ocean telecommunications via satellite (Nafisat) seminar, which was co-hosted in Seychelles for the first time by the Seychelles Civil...

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816. Israeli travel agency sends 25th charter flight to Seychelles -27.03.2013

An ‘EL AL’ Israeli Airlines jet, chartered by travel agency Medraft Spirit, arrived at the Seychelles International Airport yesterday afternoon with 220 passengers.This is the 25th group of Israeli visitors brought by Medraft Spirit since...

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817. Training schemes open avenues for job seekers -02.04.2013

A group of young people have graduated after following training programmes last year aimed at teaching them new skills or boost existing talents so as to ease their entry into the world of work.  Organised by the Ministry of Labour and Human...

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818. Temperature soars as heat builds up -02.04.2013

Two months after Seychelles experienced torrential rains and flash floods as a result of tropical storm Felleng which wreaked havoc, the population is now feeling the heat.The director of meteorological services Vincent Amelie has said that after...

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819. Seychelles’ debt swap plan on track -02.04.2013

 Seychelles is on track to relieve a portion of its external bilateral debt through a debt-for-nature swap.The debt-for-nature swap involves donors buying back part of the country’s debt at a discounted rate and using the surplus money to pay for...

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820. Media staff mark 30 years in profession -04.04.2013

Two long-serving staff members working with the national newspaper Seychelles Nation and three others working for the national radio and television are today celebrating 30 years of service in the media.Chief photographer Patrick Joubert, sales...

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821. Mancham to attend high level meetings in Qatar and Indonesia -04.04.2013

Former President James Mancham is to attend the 8th World Chambers Congress in Doha, Qatar later this month and to take part in the general assembly of CAPDI (Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International) in Sulawesi, Indonesia in May.A press...

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822. New support group of parents and friends of autistic children -04.04.2013

      A new support group of parents and friends of children with autism has officially been launched.The launch of Pearl Seychelles took place on Tuesday at the English River health centre in the presence of First Lady Natalie Michel,...

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823. Support group celebrates World Autism Day -04.04.2013

Families affected by autism on Tuesday had the opportunity to get together for a fun day to mark World Autism Day on April 2. Organisers of the event, the newly formed non-governmental organisation called Pearl Seychelles gave the children a pool...

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824. Survey to gauge service offered by home carers -05.04.2013

The Social Protection Agency will carry out a survey aimed at evaluating the level of service being offered by the home carers.Post-secondary students will be assigned to carry out the survey from April 22 to 26 in all districts on Mahé, Praslin...

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825. Report traces Supreme Court reform progress -05.04.2013

A report released this week traces the progress realised by the Supreme Court by end of last year and outlines gains of the court’s reform measures launched by chief justice Fredrick Egonda-Ntende (CJ) when he was appointed in August 2009.He...

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826. New policy to help avoid ill effects of development -05.04.2013

A new population policy that is being developed seeks among other goals to help the country avoid the negative effects of development.The principal secretary for social affairs Linda William-Melanie said this when she officially launched a...

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827. New planning laws to seek tough sentences -08.04.2013

      People concerned with the issue of permission to build will this month meet to review new laws being proposed which will give courts more power to punish people who break planning rules.The technical adviser for policy and law in the...

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828. New law courts to have more room for public -08.04.2013

      The China-funded Palais de Justice will open in June offering 10 Supreme Court rooms seating more judges, and being larger, more members of the public and media wishing to listen to cases.Chief justice Fredrick Egonda-Ntende said this...

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829. Fair trading body looks to regulators for teamwork -08.04.2013

      The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) needs to put in place a policy framework to allow it to work in unison with sector-specific regulatory bodies. This emerged when the FTC met with stakeholders recently to discuss the findings of a peer...

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830. NCC gives Easter party to underprivileged kids -08.04.2013

      Thirty children from underprivileged backgrounds were treated to a fun-filled (albeit belated) Easter party at the National Council for Children (NCC) yesterday. The children showed great enthusiasm in taking part in the many activities...

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831. Patricia Berthelot appointed new SBL general manager -08.04.2013

      Patricia Berthelot has been appointed general manager of the Seychelles Breweries Limited (SBL), replacing managing director Aubrey Lucas who will be moving into a senior role within Diageo. As general manager Mrs Berthelot will also be...

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832. Lungos takes part in civil society gathering -08.04.2013

      Seychelles was represented by Lungos chief executive Steve Lalande at the largest world gathering of civil society in Tunis.Held from March 26-30, the world social forum (WSF) is an annual meeting of civil society organisations, first...

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833. Arab development bank to help Seychelles in disaster prevention -09.04.2013

      Seychelles and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (Badea) yesterday signed a technical assistance agreement worth US $330,000 for disaster prevention in the country.The deal was officially inked by Vice-President Danny...

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834. Court report to name target failure points -11.04.2013

 • 2,000 recordings transcribed                       The next report on the judiciary will name the points at which its desired goals will have failed to be met, chief justice Fredrick Egonda-Ntende told Nation after he...

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835. VP Faure attends Kenyan President’s inauguration -11.04.2013

      Vice-President Danny Faure personally delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of President James Michel to the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, at his inauguration ceremony on Tuesday.During his...

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836. IOT helps disaster-stricken employees -11.04.2013

    In a special presentation ceremony described as a “positive gesture” from the Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT), 10 employees who suffered considerable damages as a result of the heavy rain, flooding and landslides at the end of January this...

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837. Third SYLP cohort completes second dissertation seminar -12.04.2013

    The 23 students of the third cycle of the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme (SYLP) – a special initiative launched in 2007 by President James Michel – followed a three-day dissertation seminar this week.The seminar was presented by...

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838. Use energy wisely, says PUC chief -12.04.2013

        • Utility company warns of reduced capacity The chief executive of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC), Philippe Morin, has warned that the bringing offline of one of Mahé’s two largest electricity generators for scheduled...

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839. New agency offers help to job seekers and firms -12.04.2013

A new company based near the international airport is offering job seekers a chance to get employment as it also relieves employers from the stress of looking for workers.Collin Labiche is the manager of the new company called Job Seekers...

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840. Temperature reaches record 34.8 degrees Celsius -12.04.2013

      April is normally the hottest month in Seychelles and Wednesday April 10 was a record-breaking day as temperature soared to an unprecedented high of 34.8 degrees Celsius.Wednesday's high was also the hottest temperature in Seychelles...

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841. Seychellois sentenced to death in Egypt for drug trafficking -12.04.2013

Ministry sheds more light on the case The three Seychellois involved in the drug trafficking case: (from l to r) Ronny Jean, Yvon Vinda and Dean LozeThe Seychelles Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport has given more details...

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842. New traffic laws to take effect soon -12.04.2013

      A series of amendments to existing traffic laws will come into effect soon, affecting loading of vehicles, parking zones and fees and errant drivers’ licences.Road traffic commissioner Patrick Andre said this in an interview with...

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843. Bus terminal to get new roof next month -15.04.2013

• Sun and rain shields to come later   The ageing roof of the Victoria bus terminal will be replaced in R9 million renovations aimed at boosting passenger safety, the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) chief executive Jeffy Zialor...

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844. Seminar shows children dangers hiding in alcohol -15.04.2013

              Experts from various fields on Friday showed selected school children the dangers which hide in alcohol and how badly those ills attack young people who abuse the drug.They did so in a symposium organised by the...

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845. Young and old tour Bel Air heritage sites -15.04.2013

As part of the Heritage Week, a guided tour of various heritage sites in the Bel Air district was organised for those who wanted to know more about these places that form part of Seychelles’ rich culture.The Bel Air cemetery was the first stop...

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846. President’s Village staff follow training -15.04.2013

The training in progress Staff of the President’s Village at Port Glaud are following a three-week intensive training organised by the Seychelles Children’s Foundation in collaboration with the social affairs department.The...

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847. Seychellois sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Egypt -16.04.2013

      ‘Government to follow through its appeal for clemency’The government is stepping up its effort to have the death sentences of three Seychellois convicted of drug trafficking in Egypt commuted to life imprisonment.Commenting on the...

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848. Islands seek new ways to deal with disasters -16.04.2013

      Mrs D’Offay addressing delegates at the opening of the workshop yesterday Delegates from Indian Ocean island nations are looking for new and better ways of preparing for, and handling disasters.They are doing so in a two-day workshop...

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849. Tunisian national granted residence permit -16.04.2013

The department of immigration has announced that the Tunisian national, Fahd Mohamed Sakher El Materi, and his family have been granted a 12-month residence permit in Seychelles. The son-in-law of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali...

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850. Air Seychelles expands Etihad Airways codeshare to Dublin -16.04.2013

Seychelles’ national airline Air Seychelles continues to build its presence in Europe with the expansion of its Etihad Airways codeshare agreement to include Ireland.Air Seychelles will place its HM code on Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu...

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851. New publication promises coverage from ‘different angle’ -16.04.2013

      The first issue of a newspaper called The Victoria Times was released yesterday promising to approach news from a different angle.Its editor Joanna Nicette says in a front-page article it will be published on Mondays, Wednesdays and...

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852. The International Day for Monuments and Sites -18.04.2013

‘Heritage of Education’ The International Day for Monuments and Sites traditionally called the World Heritage Day was initiated by Icomos (the International Council of Monuments and Sites) in 1982 and adopted by Unesco as a yearly celebration...

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853. Dr Steve Fanny appointed on AU board of external auditors -02.05.2013

Finance and trade principal secretary Dr Steve Fanny has been appointed as a member on the African Union board of external auditors for a two-year term.The principal function of the board is to carry out an external auditing of the accounts of the...

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854. Federick Morel i selebre son 100enm lanniverser -02.05.2013

Antoure par son bann zanfan, lezot manm fanmiy, zanmi, lotorite dan son distrik e plizyer lezot envite, Msye Federick Morel ti selebre son 100enm lanniverser Dimans pase.Sa selebrasyon spesyal ti deroul dan sant kominoter son distrik Les Mamelles...

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855. Ministry stages exhibition to mark Labour Day -02.05.2013

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development on Tuesday marked Labour Day – which fell yesterday – with a series of activities including an exhibition it hosted at the Orion Mall complex.Linking up with partners like employment...

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856. VP Faure at the Africa Global Business Forum -02.05.2013

      Vice-President Danny Faure is attending the Africa Global Business Forum 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Malctoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and...

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857. US envoy shares views on press freedom with local media -02.05.2013

US ambassador Shari Villarosa, editors from five local newspapers and representatives of the local Seychelles Media Commission on Tuesday exchanged their views on press freedom.The Bois de Rose Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecution and Intelligence...

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858. Verdict in drug agents’ attack case due soon -02.05.2013

Supreme Court judge Mohan Burhan is expected to deliver judgement soon in a case where a woman and four men are accused of attacking and wounding National Drug Enforcement Agency’s agents.The crime is said to have taken place at Corgat Estate on...

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859. Lungos’ fifth cycle of social projects of the economic reform programme -06.05.2013

      Ten NGOs get funding for new projects Ten non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have received funding to implement projects through the fifth cycle of the economic reform programme.   The programme falls under the umbrella of the...

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860. Job-seekers on inner islands apprised of vacancies on offer -06.05.2013

      Minister Alexander visiting the various stalls at the Praslin job fair People on Praslin and La Digue who are actively seeking employment had an opportunity to see the different vacancies available during a job fair last Friday.Held...

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861. Seychellois children visit Boeing in Seattle -06.05.2013

Members of the Seychelles talent team taking part in the international children’s friendship festival in Seattle, United States of America, enjoyed a special guided tour of Boeing last week.The Boeing Africa sales team, who used the opportunity to...

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862. Workers gather en masse for labour day sports and fun -06.05.2013

      Workers from work organisations all over the country gathered for a day of fun and sports at the Freedom Square yesterday. Organised by the National Sports Council (NSC), the event saw workers from ministries, government departments,...

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863. ‘Review law to help Seychellois attorneys return’ -16.05.2013

    . Chief justice says during court complex handover This country badly needs Seychellois lawyers, many of whom are working abroad but are shy to return because they would first have to be pupils under colleagues for two years when they would...

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864. Port Victoria captures top award -16.05.2013

 Seychelles Port Victoria was once again in the limelight, this time on the evening of May 12 as it captured a second Indian Ocean Leading Cruise Port Award. The ceremony – which took place in the Maldives – was aimed at acknowledging and...

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865. Seychelles and South Africa renew air services arrangements -16.05.2013

Air services arrangements between Seychelles and South Africa are taking a new turn.  In a meeting which took place in Pretoria last week, representatives of the Seychelles government, led by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) chief...

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866. Employers and workers take ownership of policy -20.05.2013

Employers and workers who took part in the recent validation process of the National Employment Policy have taken ownership of the strategy and are happy to have been consulted.The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development (MLHRD) said...

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867. SBS head’s World Metrology Day message -20.05.2013

    ‘Good measurement relies on integrity of equipment used’Good measurement relies on the integrity of the measuring equipment used, the chief executive of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards Amy Quatre has said.The statement is contained in...

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868. Gro divan i koz koupir kouran lo Mahé -21.05.2013

Sa gro divan ki nou pe eksperyanse pandan sa detrwa zour in koz koupir kouran lo Mahé pandan sa dernyen 24 er-d-tan.Korporasyon Litilite Piblik (PUC) in raport 33 ka depi yer bomaten e sa ti plito an rezilta brans dibwa ki ti’n tonm lo ban...

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869. ‘Plis zefor i devret ganny fer pour prezerv nou bann zistwar lontan’ -23.05.2013

Plis zefor i devret ganny fer pour ki bann zanfan ek zenerasyon ki vini i konn plis lo bann zistwar ki ti ganny rakonte lontan dan zefor pour prezerv nou leritaz kiltirel.Sa ti en mesaz for ki ti resorti pandan en kozri avek tit ‘Lorizin Soungoula...

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870. Court gears up for move to Ile du Port -03.06.2013

The Supreme Court of Seychelles is about to move to the new Palais de Justice at Ile du Port and will no longer be sitting in Victoria.The last regular hearings at the old Courts buildings in Victoria are planned for Friday June 7.  Operations are...

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871. Children cry out against alcohol in poster exhibition -03.06.2013

     Seychellois children aged between four and eight have had the opportunity to voice their views on the negative effects of alcohol consumption in a poster and slogan exhibition which is currently open for viewing at the National Cultural...

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872. Seychelles’ offshore petroleum prospective acreage reopens -11.06.2013

  Seychelles’ offshore acreage for oil prospection has been re-opened, it was announced yesterday.During the last two years, applications were not being accepted from oil companies as the government reviewed the terms and conditions of its Model...

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873. Office for migrants opens at Mont Fleuri -07.06.2013

      An office aimed at offering assistance to migrants in Seychelles as well as Seychellois migrating or simply travelling abroad, opened its doors on Saturday.The office for migrants and itinerant people is a renovated building located next...

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874. Air Seychelles appoints new general manager commercial -07.06.2013

Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Justin Gosling to the position of general manager commercial.Mr Gosling joins Air Seychelles from Canada where he served for four years as Etihad Airways’ country manager, overseeing strong route...

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875. ‘No automatic rifles in cargo’ -11.06.2013

      The Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport has said through a communiqué that the article entitled ‘Automatic rifles found in cargo. One box is still at large’ is grossly incorrect and misleading.The article appeared in the May 31,...

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876. No birds’ eggs harvesting on Desnoeuf this year -11.06.2013

No birds’ eggs will be harvested from the island of Desnoeuf this year, the Islands Development Company (IDC) has said.This is in line with the company’s conservation policy for the sooty tern population that annually migrates to the island...

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877. Country gears up for National Day -11.06.2013

      Final touches are being put to a host of activities planned to commemorate our 20th National Day which falls on June 18.Activities to mark this auspicious occasion starts as early as Friday this week with the official opening of the...

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878. Intense rehearsal for National Day parade gets underway -11.06.2013

    Intense rehearsal for the June 18 National Day parade with all the different platoons and participants taking part in the display got underway at Stad Linite yesterday afternoon.Speaking to Nation yesterday parade coordinator Major Simon...

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879. Abu Dhabi helps with designing strategic plan for Seychelles -11.06.2013

A strategic urban development plan that will prepare for a growing population and the diversification of the economy is due to be outlined within the next year. This is according to the project director of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC),...

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880. Seychelles supports SADC-led mediation process in Madagascar -21.06.2013

    The Seychelles government has supported the decision of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) extraordinary summit to endorse the decision for its mediators to continue to engage the Malagasy stakeholders in order to resolve the...

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881. Seychelles fully committed to improve transparency -21.06.2013

The Seychelles government has reiterated its engagement to remain fully committed to improving governance, accountability and transparency in management of public resources. It has done so through the announcement that it will adopt the principles...

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882. New loan scheme to spur small businesses -21.06.2013

Small and medium enterprises – new and existing ones – will soon be able to borrow money at more affordable rates from commercial banks to develop their businesses.Following President James Michel’s announcement in his National Day address...

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883. IOT rewards employee and supervisor for good work output -21.06.2013

    Florise Ernesta and Hubert Payet are the Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) best employee and supervisor of the first quarter for this year. They received their certificates in a short ceremony at the IOT training room recently.Present at the ceremony...

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884. Standards bureau gets new board -21.06.2013

Charlie Morin is the chairman of the newly appointed board of the Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS), it was announced yesterday.Mr Morin and the other board members have been appointed by the minister responsible for Industry, Peter Sinon, in...

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885. ‘The human world is suffering from our misguided actions’ -21.06.2013

      The following is a keynote address by founding President of Seychelles, Sir James R. Mancham, at a symposium organised earlier this week to look at the performance of the judiciary and chart the way forward.The symposium, which also...

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886. National Day lottery and artistic competition -02.07.2013

Winners receive prizes Winners of the National Day lottery and artistic competition received their prizes from members of the National Day Committee and sponsors in a short ceremony at the Sea Front Restaurant on Friday afternoon.Fourteen-year-old...

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887. Vice-President shares Seychelles’ experience -23.07.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure has represented President James Michel at the Special Summit of the African Union (AU) on HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria held on July 15-16, 2013 in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his intervention, VP...

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888. Employee wellness initiative takes off at Air Seychelles -12.07.2013

Heading a large company means you sometimes have to do things that scare you, and yesterday was no exception for the chief executive of Air Seychelles, Cramer Ball. He showed great leadership skills as he faced his fear of needles to participate in...

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889. Clinical psychologist calls on First Lady -12.07.2013

Dr Valeria Risoli, a clinical psychologist by profession, based in Dubai, paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Natalie Michel yesterday morning at her Bel Eau office.Dr Risoli has a good work relationship with the Seychelles Children’s...

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890. Statisticians’ inputs to world population initiatives hailed -12.07.2013

In recognition of World Population Day 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics and the nearly 2,100 other organisations in 124 countries participating in the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) are spotlighting the contributions of...

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891. Libyan embassy donates during Ramadan -12.07.2013

Ramadan is not only about making sacrifices. It is also about sharing and the Libyan embassy has donated to the Home for Elderly and Foyer de Nazareth. Libyan embassy Consular Attaché Mohamed Almagrahi gave the donations yesterday to the two...

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892. Journée nationale française commémorée à Eden Island -16.07.2013

  La journée nationale française du 14 juillet marquant la prise de La Bastille qui débuta la révolution de 1789, fut commémorée dimanche soir lors d’une réception à Eden Island offerte par l’ambassadrice de France aux Seychelles, Mme...

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893. SCAA hosts regional air traffic management meeting -16.07.2013

      Aviation professionals from African Indian Ocean (AFI) region are gathering in Seychelles for a three-day air traffic coordination meeting for flight information regions (FIRs).The meeting, which opened yesterday, is being held at the...

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894. Air Seychelles, Etihad Airways expand codeshare to Kuwait -23.07.2013

Air Seychelles has announced an expansion of its codeshare partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for travel to Kuwait over Abu Dhabi.The newly added codeshare destination will see Air Seychelles and...

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895. Key partners learn more about WTO agreements -23.07.2013

The opening session of the workshop yesterday A three-day capacity building workshop is being held to bring more awareness on World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements to key agencies and departments.The aim of the workshop is to present the...

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896. Exchanging internet traffic locally will help the industry to grow, says DICT -23.07.2013

   Mr Choppy addressing delegates at the opening of the workshop yesterday   Many internet users are unaware that data often has to travel to servers in Europe or America and all the way back again in order to access local websites....

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897. Local media persons savour top Belgian chef’s cuisine -23.07.2013

  Seeing Roulade de saumon fumé farci au king crab et tourteau, coulis d’herbes fraîches on a menu will surely bring water to your mouth as this is not one of the dishes we are used to in our homes.Tasting this roulade along with other fine...

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898. NHRDC employee charged with forgery -31.07.2013

A former accountant with the National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC) is facing charges of forgery and contraventions of the penal code. The police said this in a communiqué it sent to the media yesterday.The communiqué adds that the...

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899. Retailer fined R20,000 for breaching Consumer Protection Act 2010 -31.07.2013

Suji and Sanju Enterprises has been fined R20,000 by the Board of Commissioners of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) on two breaches of the Consumer Protection Act 2010.The case was heard before the Board of Commissioners on November 9, 2011 where...

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900. Nisa launches more dynamic website -31.07.2013

                                  A revamped Seychelles NATION website of the National Information Services Agency (Nisa) will ‘go live’ as from tomorrow August 1, 2013. Compared to the current one, this...

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901. Round Table Seychelles hosts picnic for orphans -31.07.2013

Orphans from all homes on Mahé gathered at the Beau Vallon beach on Saturday for a picnic organised by Round Table Seychelles.The picnic is part of the organisation’s community projects and Miss Seychelles Agnes Gerry and her second princess...

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903. ASP brings services closer to public through new website -13.02.2014

The Agency for Social Protection has launched its new website – www.aspseychelles.scIt was its chief executive Wallace Cosgrow who launched the website on Monday this week in a short ceremony attended by senior management officers from the agency...

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904. ‘Respect sanctity of the dead’ – Minister Meriton -13.02.2014

The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Vincent Meriton, who is also the chairman of the social renaissance committee, has deplored the incident where over 40 graves were badly damaged over the weekend in the Mont Fleuri...

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905. Seychelles and MIOT Hospitals sign new training partnership -13.02.2014

The Seychelles government and MIOT Hospitals, India, have concluded an agreement for the provision of medical training for Seychellois.This took place during the visit of Vice-President Danny Faure and his delegation to Chennai. The vice-president...

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906. « Si tu ne peux pas venir à l’Alliance, l’Alliance ira à toi ! » -13.02.2014

« Si tu ne peux pas venir à l’Alliance, l’Alliance ira à toi ! », a dit le directeur de l’Alliance Française, M. Fouad Laulloo.Pour la première fois depuis  son existence, l’Alliance Française offre depuis la semaine dernière des...

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907. Raids yield 60 arrests and R150,000 worth of drug seizures -12.02.2014

More than 60 arrests and approximately R150,000 worth of drugs have been seized during a series of raids carried out by the NDEA (National Drugs Enforcement Agency) over the past week on the three islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. One of those...

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908. Productivity Awareness Week -12.02.2014

Productivity planThe term productivity is used to measure the efficiency of a person, system, machine, factory in turning inputs into outputs. Productivity is calculated by dividing the average output for a particular period by the total cost...

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909. Lutte contre la piraterie en Indianocéanie -12.02.2014

Le film Capitaine Phillips captive les invités de la COILa Commission de l’Océan Indien a reçu de nombreux invités de marque, lundi soir, à Bagatelle, Maurice à la projection du film américain Capitaine Phillips, inspiré de l’histoire...

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910. VP Faure attends 15th anniversary celebrations of MIOT Hospitals -12.02.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure has arrived in Chennai, India, where he will represent President James Michel as chief guest at the 15th anniversary of the MIOT International Hospitals.Vice-President Faure is accompanied by the Minister for Health, Mitcy...

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911. On independence, economy and diplomacy -12.02.2014

Sri Lanka celebrated its 66th independenceday anniversary on February 4. To mark the occasion, the Sri Lankan community in Seychelles held a small but colourful ceremonial event last Sunday at the ICCS. The ceremony was well attended and graced by...

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912. Minister Meriton meets foreign Muslim delegates -12.02.2014

Muslim clerics from Bahrain have expressed their support to the ongoing social renaissance campaign to address the social issues in the country and have discussed ways to better strengthen the collaboration between the government and the Muslim...

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913. Productivity Awareness Week -11.02.2014

Issues affecting productivityA sign that there may be a problem within your organisation is a fall in productivity.  In such a situation, it is essential to identify the problems that are having a negative effect on productivity. In most instances,...

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914. Development bank celebrates milestone -12.02.2014

The Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) has to date financed over 7,700 projects to the tune of R1.85 billion.This came to light yesterday at an open day to mark the bank’s 36 years in existence which it will be celebrating on Friday this...

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915. Over R750,000 seized in drug raids -11.02.2014

More than three quarters of a million rupees in cash have been seized in the recent past by the NDEA (National Drugs Enforcement Agency) in a series of raids targeting the assets of dealers operating at the high end of the illegal drugs trade.The...

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916. World day for migrants and refugees marked locally -11.02.2014

The International Day for Migrants and Refugees was celebrated on January 19 under the theme “Migrants and refugees towards a better world”.To mark the occasion, the Office for Migrants and Itinerant People situated at Mont Fleuri recently...

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917. New Cap Lelefan road officially opens -11.02.2014

Overjoyed residents of Cap Lelefan in the Au Cap district gathered by their new road on Saturday afternoon as the official opening took place.Present at the ceremony were Parti Lepep’s central committee member for Au Cap, Professor Rolph Payet,...

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918. Seychelles hosts major fisheries conference -11.02.2014

Fisheries delegates from countries of the South West Indian Ocean are in Seychelles attending a three-day conference on ‘Fisheries development and its contribution to the millennium development goals’.The aim of the conference, being held at the...

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919. NCC promotes spirit of giving through new campaign -11.02.2014

Children and members of the public in general are being urged to be more generous through the launch of a new campaign dubbed ‘Catch the spirit of giving’.An initiative of the National Council for Children (NCC), the campaign was officially...

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920. Boost in visitor arrivals from Russia and China -11.02.2014

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has announced that the hard work it has undertaken to develop the Russian and Chinese markets is beginning to pay off.The local tourism board made the announcement after the release of official figures from the...

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921. 5 million d’euros de l’UE en faveur de la lutte anti-piraterie -11.02.2014

Cela fait déjà six ans depuis que le Programme Régional de Sécurité Maritime (MASE) a été mis en place. Ceci est une initiative conjointe de l’Union Européenne(EU), de l’Office des Nations Unies contre la Drogue et le Crime (UNODC) et...

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922. Manm piblik i ganny sansibilize lo maladi kanser -10.02.2014

Manm piblik ti ganny sans konn en pti pe plis lo bann diferan kanser ki annan e lo bann bon pratik pour redwir nou risk ganny sa maladi.Sa ti atraver en kanpanny ki ti fer dan lavil Victoria Sanmdi lazournen par bann manm lasosiasyon Cancer...

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923. VP Faure awarded honorary doctorate -10.02.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure has been conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by Amity University in India, for his contribution to the world of education, finance and governance.This took place at a special convocation held on Friday.In his...

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924. Increasing employee productivity -10.02.2014

Do you want to increase productivity in your organisation? If your answer is yes, then there are a number of initiatives that can be introduced in your workplace to improve employee productivity, a few of which are listed below:RecognitionApart from...

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925. Sri Lankan community celebrates 66th Independence Day anniversary -10.02.2014

The Sri Lankan community living in Seychelles gathered at the SeaFront restaurant yesterday to celebrate their country’s 66th Independence Day anniversary which falls on February 4.Sri Lanka’s acting high commissioner to Seychelles Esala...

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926. New platform to help boost customs-trade partnership -10.02.2014

The public and private sectors within the trading chain will now have a platform where they can discuss issues, share information and engage themselves.This will be possible through the Seychelles Customs Business forum which was launched on Friday...

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927. Serbian edition of Mancham’s new book confirmed -10.02.2014

The Belgrade-based European Centre for Peace and Development has agreed to publish a Serbian edition of the new book ‘SEYCHELLES – The saga of a small Nation navigating through the cross-currents of a big world’ which the founding President of...

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928. ‘Our health is our responsibility’ -10.02.2014

A new campaign urging the population to take more responsibility for our own health has been launched.The new campaign under the theme ‘Health of our Nation: My health, my responsibility’ was launched on Friday by the Minister for Health Mitcy...

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929. IECD shares childminding study results with partners -10.02.2014

Childminders, parents and partners of the Institute of Early Childhood Development (IECD) have been given an overview on the childminding services being offered in the country.Results of a nation-wide study on the status of the services offered by...

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930. Productivity Awareness Week -08.02.2014

How to deal with dissatisfied employeesIn organisations where there are a number of workers with different opinions, attitudes and values, employers will find that it will not be possible to please everyone at all time. In order to deal with...

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931. New bridge and drainage system at Reef Estate -08.02.2014

A new drainage system and bridge are being built between the ex-Reef Hotel and the Reef Holiday Apartments to alleviate the flooding problems as a result of heavy rains combined with high tide.And since this part of the road which connects east and...

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932. 'Values for One, Values for All' (Valer pour Mwan, Valer pour Nou Tou) programme -08.02.2014

February dedicated to ‘respect’Respect is the value chosen for the month of February under the 'Values for One, Values for All' (Valer pour Mwan, Valer pour Nou Tou) programme initiated by the youth department and the Seychelles National Youth...

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933. Seychelles’ oldest male centenarian passes away -08.02.2014

Frederic Morel, the oldest male centenarian in Seychelles, has passed away.Mr Morel, who was 100 years old, died yesterday. He was born on April 28, 1913. A special funeral to bid him farewell will be organised on Tuesday February 11, 014 at the Ste...

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934. Seychelles calls for framework for sustainable management of oceans -08.02.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure, who is representing President James Michel at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the summit yesterday morning. The Summit has been organised by The Energy and...

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935. Two accident victims remain in ICU as police investigation progresses -07.02.2014

The police have reported that the man and the lady who were hit by a car on the highway in the vicinity of the Seychelles International Airport in the early hours of Saturday February 1 are still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while another of...

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936. Letter to the Editor -07.02.2014

Thank you health professionalsI would like to say a big thank you to all the doctors who attended to me during my time of admission in the male medical ward. To Doctors Satish, Joanneau, Renaud, Edmond and all nurses I say a big thank you and may...

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937. Progranm pour kontrol lera -07.02.2014

Minister Lasante an kolaborasyon avek Minister Lanvironnman ek Lenerzi pe al enplimant en progranm pour kontrol lera. Sa progranm pou ganny fer dan Victoria ek son zalantour pandan sa prosen sis semenn. Sa pou fer dan rezyon Hermitage ziska St Louis...

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938. Fair showcases available jobs -07.02.2014

Available jobs in both the public and private sectors are being showcased in a two-day job fair which opened yesterday at the International Conference Centre (ICCS).The fair has been organised by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource...

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939. January boom for Eden Island -07.02.2014

At a time of global economic uncertainty, Eden Island is bucking the trend and showing returns on investment which are way above the average.For Eden Island Development Company, the start to 2014 is proving to be a time to remember, with record...

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940. Mica Confiance wins big with Airtel -06.02.2014

Mica Confiance had every reason to be overjoyed on Tuesday when she became the winner of a wide range of Samsung home appliances from Airtel.She won the prizes after automatically entering the grand finale draw of the Airtel Mega Dream Promo.The...

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941. VP Faure to attend Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi -06.02.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure will represent President James Alix Michel at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit from February 6-8 in New Delhi, India.The theme of the Summit being organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) is...

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942. Law students can now follow bar course locally -06.02.2014

Law students can now follow their bar course in Seychelles following the official launch of the Law Vocational Bar Course at the University of Seychelles’ Anse Royale campus.Present to introduce the programme were the Dean of the Faculty of...

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943. Partners discuss ways to boost productivity -06.02.2014

The 5th annual productivity awareness week was officially launched on Tuesday with a conference under the theme ‘Determination for greater productivity’.Aimed at raising awareness of the concept of productivity, the workshop was organised by the...

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944. Agency for Social Protection to launch new website -05.02.2014

The Agency for Social Protection (ASP) will officially launch its new website –www.aspseychelles.sc – on Monday February 10, 2014 at 10am at its headquarters at the Oceangate House.Being a communication tool which is widely used to spread...

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945. Independent School AS and IGCSE results surpass expectations -05.02.2014

The Independent School has said that 2013 was the first time that its students attempted AS (Year 1 of the A-Level programme) CIE exams and the results have surpassed its expectations with 54% of all grades being at A and B.Independent School also...

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946. Distributors sign new STC agreement -05.02.2014

Thirty five retailers from Mahé, Praslin and La Digue have to date voluntarily signed the new distribution agreement with the Seychelles Trading Company (STC).The new distribution agreement came into effect on February 1, 2014 with the replacement...

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947. Large crowd takes part in hopeful walk for cancer -05.02.2014

A great number of people joined the Cancer Concern Association last night at the Seychelles Hospital for the candle light march called ‘A Hopeful Walk for Cancer’.In a short address prior to the start of the march, Minister for Health Mitcy...

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948. « Les Seychelles sont un modèle exportable fiable pour l’Afrique » -05.02.2014

« Les Seychelles sont un modèle exportable fiable pour l’Afrique », c’est ce qu’a déclaré le président de la branche Afrique de l’organisation ‘Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis’ (CGLU) M. Khalifa Ababacar Sall, à l’issue...

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949. « Je suis honorée par mon élection au poste de co-présidente de CGLU » – Mme Moustache-Belle -05.02.2014

Madame Jacqueline  Moustache-Belle, maire de la ville de Victoria, s’est dit  honorée par son élection au poste de co-présidente de CGLU (Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis), élection survenue en octobre dernier.CGLU est une organisation...

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950. Francis Rachel Street now a one-way road -05.02.2014

Move to help ease traffic congestionFrancis Rachel Street is now officially a one-way road, a move which forms part of a bigger plan that will be implemented in phases to ease traffic congestion in Victoria. Officials from the Seychelles police...

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951. Up Close ... with Richard Ally, painter /photographer -04.02.2014

‘Faith is the hand that pulls us up when we fall’By B.P DamouGoing round town mainly on a busy day, observing and listening to conversations going on between people you can identify whenever there is some kind of disappointment among the public....

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952. Sri Lankans celebrate 66th Independence anniversary -04.02.2014

Today is Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day anniversary but Sri Lankans living in Seychelles will celebrate their day on Sunday February 9.The anniversary is being celebrated under the theme 'Let us unite to build a world conquering country'.In Sri...

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953. Ros glise i andomaz en garaz Le Rocher -04.02.2014

Twra gros ros ti glise e andomaz en garaz Le Rocher, zis anler par deryer faktori Sodepak. Dapre propriyeter sa garaz, Msye Guy Edmond, i ti’n fek fini fer travay renovasyon lo sa garaz.I ti dir ki sa lensidan ti ariv ver minwi Dimans pour al lo...

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954. Barclays reaches out to the more vulnerable -04.02.2014

The Barclays Seychelles Choir carried out a volunteering activity on Saturday at the School for the Exceptional Child at Roche Caiman and also donated to the school the prize they won in the Office Choir musical challenge hosted by the SBC last...

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955. Seychelles signs DTA agreement with State of Guernsey -04.02.2014

Seychelles and the State of Guernsey have signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.The agreement was signed on behalf of the Republic of Seychelles by its high...

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956. Une délégation de Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis Afrique en visite aux Seychelles -04.02.2014

Une délégation venant de Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis (CGLU) Afrique qui est en visite aux Seychelles a été reçue hier par le Ministre des Affaires Sociales, du Développement Communautaire et des Sports, M. Vincent Meriton. La rencontre...

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957. Piblik i ganny demande pour swiv bann konsey lasante -04.02.2014

Swivan linondasyon dan plato Beau Vallon, Lotorite Lasante Piblik pe averti tou dimoun spesyalman bann ki reste dan leba Beau Vallon pour swiv sa bann konsey lasante swivan:• Bwi delo pour 5 a 10 minit avan ki zot konsonmen• Evite naz dan delo...

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958. Employment Training Scheme: Doors open wider for young jobseekers -04.02.2014

A group of young people have received their certificates after successfully completing their training in two programmes aimed at boosting their chances of securing employment.The two programmes – the Skills Development Programme and Skills...

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959. Des journalistes à la découverte de La Réunion -04.02.2014

Dans le but d’attirer des touristes seychellois à La Réunion, un groupe de neuf journalistes seychellois ont récemment visité l’île voisine à l’invitation de l’Office du Tourisme de la Réunion. Deux animateurs radio ainsi qu’un...

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960. NDEA communiqué: Six convicted for assaulting NDEA agents -03.02.2014

Six individuals from Corgate Estate have been convicted for an assault on a four-man National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA) patrol that occurred on the morning of July 10, 2012.On January 31, 2014, the six persons from the Corgate Estate area...

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961. Gro lapli i koz serten dega -03.02.2014

Divizyon Risk ek Dezas ti mobiliz son bann manm ek tou son bann partener yer apre ki Lofis Servis Meteorolozi ti deklar en alert apre ki Mahé, Praslin, La Digue ek bann zil pros ti eksperyans lapli toransyel ki ti koz linondasyon enpe partou. Alert...

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962. New insurance scheme for farmers and fishers -03.02.2014

Farmers and boat owners can now register for an insurance policy under the Agriculture Disaster and Fisheries Insurance Scheme (Adfis) to help them during natural disasters or should the unthinkable happen to fishermen at sea.It was the Minister of...

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963. Initiative Sainte Anne Resort Un plan d’aide aux petits agriculteurs -03.02.2014

La direction de Sainte Anne Resort propose un plan original pour le soutien des hôtels aux petits agriculteurs seychellois. Cette initiative qui pourrait porter le nom de ‘Partenariat Tourisme et Agriculture’ a été présentée à M. Peter...

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964. Chinese community to get new Pagoda -03.02.2014

The Chinese community in Seychelles will in the near future get a new Pagoda following the laying of the foundation stone for the new edifice on Saturday which formed part of activities for the first Seychelles-China Day Celebrations. The new Pagoda...

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965. Letter to the Editor: Seychelle-China Day Celebrations -03.02.2014

‘We should not forget about Seychellois-Chinese contribution to national progress’Warmest congratulations to all those who have worked to make the special Seychelles-China Day celebrations part of the Seychelles calendar from now on. Indeed I...

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966. Seychelles-China Day officially launched -01.02.2014

The first ever Seychelles-China Day was officially launched at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay resort yesterday evening by the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte.The event coincided with the Chinese New Year, which Minister...

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967. Seychelles’ resolve to combat trafficking in persons hailed -01.02.2014

Seychelles’ resolve to fight against trafficking in persons has been hailed by the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Dr Joy Ngozi Ezeilo.Dr Ezeilo is in Seychelles to study the situation and...

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968. Protected Area Day, January 31 -01.02.2014

Minister hails custodians of our protected areasThe Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet, has paid tribute to all partners and others for their significant and dedicated role in the management of our protected areas. This comes...

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969. ‘Blue Economy’ declaration provides sustainable development roadmap -01.02.2014

Seychelles has drafted a Blue Economy Declaration on the recommendation of delegates present during the recent Blue Economy Summit it co-hosted with the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.The summit was held on January 19-20 on the sidelines of the...

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970. The Blue Economy: Key to Africa’s vision for the future -01.02.2014

The African Union (AU) has expressed its commitment to embracing and developing the Blue Economy concept as a vital part of Africa’s future development to be outlined in the AU’s Agenda 2063.This pledge followed an intervention by Vice-President...

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971. Seychelles wishes People’s Republic of China a Happy New Year of the Horse -01.02.2014

On behalf of the government and people of Seychelles, President James Michel has extended his warmest and most sincere wishes for peace, prosperity and good health to the People’s Republic of China and its president, H.E. Xi Jinping, on the...

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972. Seychelles welcomes Madagascar back to SADC and AU family -01.02.2014

Vice-President Danny Faure has congratulated the people and newly elected President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and the organs of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for bringing an end to the crisis in Madagascar through...

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973. Housing Finance Subsidy Scheme operational -31.01.2014

First-time home buyers to get financial help  Interest rate payable depending on financial institution rate First-time home buyers will be able to get financial assistance through a subsidy which is paid to the financial institutions through...

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974. New group starts young leaders programme -31.01.2014

The 23 students of the fourth SYLP cycle with UniSey Registrar Michel Denousse and Dr Nolan The fourth cycle of the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme (SYLP) started on Monday this week, when the 23 selected students attended the first session of...

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975. NGO brings love and hope to Seychelles youth -30.01.2014

“Bring love and hope to the youth of Seychelles”. A reassuring sentence posted in front of the Lungos conference room on the first of a four-day capacity building workshop held recently. The workshop was organised by the Everlasting Love...

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976. Fond B’Offay water now safe to be used, says PUC -30.01.2014

Water from the Fond B’Offay catchment area is now fit to be consumed, the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) has said. This comes a day after the PUC had announced that the water catchment there had been polluted by a landslide due to recent...

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977. French navy transfers five suspected pirates to Seychelles -30.01.2014

The arrival in Victoria of the suspected pirates late last night Five suspected Somali pirates were transferred to the Seychelles police late last night by the French EU Naval Force (EU Navfor) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship FS...

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978. Parliamentarians pledge to combat human trafficking -30.01.2014

The Assembly delegation in a souvenir photograph with Dr Ezeilo A joint meeting of members of the National Assembly from the International Affairs Committee (IAC) and the Committee of Women Parliamentarians (CWP) met the United Nations special...

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979. Francis Rachel Street to become one-way road -30.01.2014

The two existing traffic lanes along Francis Rachel Street will as from February 1, 2014 become a one-way road, taking traffic from the Le Chantier roundabout towards the town centre only.    In addition to the new one-way flow of traffic, a new...

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980. Piracy committee resumes its work -30.01.2014

The high level committee on piracy (HLCP) has resumed its work for the new calendar year, with a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chaired by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Joël Morgan. The first meeting of the...

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981. 65th India Republic Day: Charity dinner for a good cause -29.01.2014

Welcome on arrival by an entertaining mascot, around 250 plus locals, members of the Indian community and visitors attended a charitable dinner commemorating the 65th India Republic Day.The event took place at the Asian Fusion seafood cuisine and...

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982. The Commonwealth gears up to celebrate team spirit in 2014 -29.01.2014

As the 53-nation Commonwealth community counts down to the highly anticipated Commonwealth Games later this year, countries of this global family are preparing to mark Commonwealth Day on March 10.Young people, schools, communities and civil society...

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983. Seychelles supports a ‘transformative approach’ to Africa's future -29.01.2014

The Seychelles delegation at the first ministerial retreat of the executive council ahead of the upcoming African Union Summit has added its voice to the call for an Africa-led, Africa-designed strategy for development.The Seychelles secretary of...

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984. Fond B’Offay water unfit for use, says PUC -29.01.2014

The Fond B’Offay water catchment on Praslin has been polluted following the recent landslide which occurred at the Vallée de Mai. The Fond B’Offay water catchment is one of the three main water sources on Praslin and it supplies the whole Baie...

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985. New chief executive for Air Seychelles -29.01.2014

South African Manoj Papa is the new chief executive of Air Seychelles, succeeding Cramer Ball who has tendered his resignation. Home Affairs and Transport Minister Joël Morgan, who is also the chairman of Air Seychelles, made this announcement...

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986. Indian classical music group to perform tonight -28.01.2014

Following their highly acclaimed performance at a charity dinner organised as part of the Indian Republic Day celebrations, an Indian classical music group headed by Revathi Krishna will perform for the general public tonight at the International...

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987. Oldest Seychellois celebrates 105th birthday -28.01.2014

The oldest citizen of Seychelles  Nancy Marie celebrated her 105th birthday on Sunday January 26.The mother of two children and grandmother to four children was in the company of family and friends at her home in Ma Joie where her 2012 medal for...

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988. New courses to help boost security at sea -28.01.2014

Maritime security is expected to get a big boost in the future with the launch of two new short courses run by the University of Seychelles (UniSey).The courses --  Maritime Crime and Law Enforcement and Maritime Crime and Correctional...

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989. Les Seychelles doivent accompagner Madagascar, a dit VP Faure -28.01.2014

Les Seychelles ont un rôle très important à jouer dans le processus de reconstruction de Madagascar a dit le Vice-Président Danny Faure qui a assisté, samedi dernier au stade municipal de Mahamasina à Antananarivo, la capitale malgache, à...

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990. Australia committed to support small islands’ development goals -27.01.2014

Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to combating crime in the Indian Ocean region and supporting the development goals of small island states.This was highlighted by the acting Australian high commissioner Julienne Hince during a reception on...

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991. India marks 65th Republic Day -27.01.2014

Seychelles-India relations hailed Indians living and working in Seychelles joined the Indian high commissioner to Seychelles Thanglura Darlong in a flag raising ceremony yesterday to mark the auspicious occasion of the Asian nation’s 65th...

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992. Des journalistes seychellois à La Réunion pour un meilleur éclairage sur la destination -27.01.2014

La destination réunionnaise s’ouvre aux journalistes seychellois. Une douzaine de représentants de la presse sont à la Réunion du 24 au 29 Janvier pour découvrir la richesse culturelle, le patrimoine, la gastronomie et tous les attraits...

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993. Minister Meriton visits areas affected by heavy rains at Pointe Larue -27.01.2014

The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development  and Sports Vincent Meriton on Saturday visited several residential areas in the Pointe Larue district which have been affected by last Friday’s heavy rainfall.Accompanying the minister on...

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994. Le nouveau Président de Madagascar officiellement investi -27.01.2014

Le nouveau Président malgache, M. Hery Rajaonarimampianina a été officiellement investi samedi au stade municipal de Mahamasina à Antananarivo, la capitale malgache.Le Vice-Président Danny Faure et le Ministre des Affaires étrangères, M....

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995. Letter to the Editor -27.01.2014

 “SEYCHELLES : The saga of a small nation navigating through the cross-currents of a big world”May I be allowed to refer to your article entitled “Mancham to attend World Ocean Summit and finalise agreement for release of new book ‘Little...

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996. Five priority drainage projects to be carried out on La Digue -27.01.2014

Five primary projects are expected to be implemented on La Digue to tackle the flooding problems.The Minister for Environment and Energy Professor Rolph Payet made the announcement following a working visit on La Digue where water has subsided...

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997. Heavy rains cause severe flooding on La Digue -25.01.2014

La Digue has been declared a disaster area, after the plateau regions flooded from heavy rainfall during Thursday evening and early yesterday morning.According to the Met Office a maximum of 220mm of rain recorded from midnight until 7am yesterday...

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998. Cérémonie d’investiture du nouveau Président malgache ce samedi -25.01.2014

Le Vice-Président Faure à la cérémonie d’investitureLe Vice-Président Danny Faure est arrivé à Madagascar hier après-midi afin de représenter le Président James Michel à la cérémonie d’investiture du nouveau Président élu de la...

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999. Ministry gets over R0.5 million worth of educational resources from partners -25.01.2014

A group of education partners have donated educational resources worth some R600,000 to the Ministry of Education. The official hand-over of the resources took place yesterday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Mont Fleuri in the presence of...

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1000. New edition of Elite magazine back -24.01.2014

Elite magazine 2014 issue is out and as from next week copies will be distributed here. The glossy magazine is widely popular and very much sought after among tourists and locals alike. This year’s issue comprises interviews with ambassadors and...

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1001. Seychelles committed to developing renewable energy capacity -24.01.2014

“Seychelles remains committed to the work of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and will further develop its capacity to transform its economy towards one which is sustainable from an energy perspective.” The Minister for...

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1002. EUCAP Nestor donation to help enhance maritime security -24.01.2014

EUCAP Nestor has donated several pieces of equipment to the Seychelles Coast Guard, the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office as a way of helping Seychelles maintain a sustainable maritime security.It was Minister for Home Affairs and...

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1003. 2014 sera l’année de la pédagogie à l’Alliance Française -24.01.2014

«L’Année 2014 sera l’année de la pédagogie à l’Alliance Française ». C’est ce qu’a déclaré samedi dernier le directeur de l’Alliance Française des Seychelles M. Fouad Laulloo, à la clôture d’un stage de formation...

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1004. Seafarers association receives film proceeds -24.01.2014

Proceeds from a special screening of the Hollywood blockbuster film Captain Phillips have been handed over to the Seychelles Seafarers’ Association.The Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport held a special screening on November 14 last year of the...

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1005. Labour force survey to be done quarterly -23.01.2014

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has announced that the Labour Force Survey will be done quarterly instead of every five years as was the case in the past.The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) will be an ongoing continuous activity which...

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1006. Local fishermen rescued following collision at sea -23.01.2014

Three local fishermen have been rescued from the sea after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with another vessel which is believed to be a passing merchant ship.  The incident happened on the Mahé plateau where the fishermen had been...

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1007. Seychelles-China Day celebrations: Bringing Chinese culture to the fore -23.01.2014

The official programme of the first Seychelles-China Day celebrations which is expected to bring the Chinese culture to the fore in Seychelles was officially unveiled this week by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange.This took place...

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1008. Stakeholders give input on new energy efficient project -23.01.2014

Stakeholders and partners promoting climate-resilient and resource-efficient technologies in the country met on Tuesday to give their input on a soon to be carried out energy efficient programme.The programme, which aims to significantly reduce the...

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1009. Mancham to attend World Ocean Summit and finalise agreement for release of new book ‘Little Seychelles in a big world’ -23.01.2014

Seychelles founding President Sir James R. Mancham has accepted the invitation of John Micklethwait, Editor in Chief of The Economist, to attend the 2nd World Ocean Summit which will take place on February 24 – 26, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton, Half...

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1010. Deadline for Ile Soleil tender today -23.01.2014

Individuals, families and businesses wishing to tender for a plot of land for residential or business purposes on Ile Soleil, the reclaimed island off Anse Aux Pins, have until today to do so. So all interested investors are being called to hurry...

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1011. La Bastille heritage site to be restored -23.01.2014

The Seychelles Heritage Foundation (SHF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is inviting tenders for the redevelopment and management of the La Bastille heritage property through a long-term lease agreement.The aim is to secure...

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1012. The promise of Bank of Ceylon -22.01.2014

Congratulations to the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) for opening a branch in Seychelles within a very short time, following the strategic decision taken in August last year.  On behalf of the Seychelles government, attending the opening ceremony,...

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1013. Seychelles economy doing well, says World Bank representative -22.01.2014

Other countries have a lot to learn from Seychelles, said World Bank regional executive director for Africa Group 1 Denny H. Kalyalya, who has described the country as an upper middle income country with the highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product).In...

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1014. Businesses rewarded for adding to Christmas ambience in Victoria -21.01.2014

Many will agree that Victoria was elaborately and elegantly dressed during the festive season and those who had gone the extra mile to contribute to this pageantry have been rewarded.The prize for best decorated business premises went to Eddy...

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1015. Bank of Ceylon joins Seychelles’ financial market -21.01.2014

Sri Lanka’s number one bank – the Bank of Ceylon -- has officially entered the Seychelles financial market with the opening of its local branch in Victoria yesterday morning.Situated on the 2nd floor of the Capital City in the heart of Victoria,...

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1016. New Seychelles flagged purse seiner launched in Spain -21.01.2014

The latest Seychelles flagged purse seiner, the IZARO, was officially launched on Saturday in Bilbao, Spain.The Minister for Natural Resources, Peter Sinon, was guest of honour at the ceremony at the invitation of Kepa Echebarria, the president...

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1017. Ministerial preparatory meeting of the Blue Economy summit in Abu Dhabi -21.01.2014

Marine resource management and sustainable development issues merit specific attentionGovernment and civil society representatives discussed how to use and implement the Blue Economy as a tool to enable the transition of development models for...

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1018. First Blue Economy summit in Abu Dhabi -21.01.2014

Setting new trajectory to develop oceans and seas“We must not be afraid to set a new trajectory for development on our oceans and seas. We must not constrain our ambitions, even if experience tells us that change is difficult. It is in the face of...

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1019. Commonwealth gender group holds landmark regional meeting in Seychelles -20.01.2014

Representatives of the Southern African Group of the Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group (CGPMG) held a landmark meeting in Seychelles recently to assess the progress made in the implementation of the plan of action (PoA) in each...

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1020. District emergency brigades on “ready” mode -20.01.2014

As Seychelles enters the peak of its rainy season, the over 400 members of the district emergency brigades in all districts on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are gearing up and ready to face any disaster that might occur. The brigade members from 16...

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1021. Seychelles and Tanzania discuss seabed management sharing -20.01.2014

Good start to first round of talks Good progress has been made during the first in a series of talks on the possibility for Seychelles and Tanzania to jointly manage an area of the seabed outside their exclusive economic zones.The two days of talks...

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1022. School heads meet in first meeting for the year -20.01.2014

The Ministry of Education hosted this year’s first head teachers meeting at which new appointments and some teacher movements were announced.It was also revealed that Silhouette school is temporarily closed due to low enrolment of students over...

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1023. World Bank chief executive to visit Seychelles -20.01.2014

The executive director representing Seychelles at the World Bank, Dr Denny Kalyalya, is on his first official visit to Seychelles from January 19 to 23, 2014.Dr Kalyalya, who is of Zambian origin, was appointed as executive director on November 1,...

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1024. Government continues to invest heavily in education -20.01.2014

The Seychelles government continues to invest heavily in the provision of resources for all educational institutions and has recently purchased 600 new computers for secondary and post secondary institutions.Education minister made this remark last...

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1025. Hindus celebrate through Kavadi procession -18.01.2014

Marking the birth of Lord Murugan, the Tamil God of war, the Hindu community in Seychelles yesterday celebrated the Thai Poosam Kavadi festival through their traditional colourful procession.The religious ceremony started at 7am in the Hindu Temple...

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1026. Eglises, patronat et société civile apportent leur soutien au projet ‘Mes Valeurs, Nos Valeurs’ -18.01.2014

En sa capacité de ministre responsable de la jeunesse, le Vice-Président Danny Faure a passé la plus grande partie de sa journée d’hier à faire la promotion du projet ‘Mes Valeurs, Nos Valeurs’ récemment initié par le Conseil National...

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1027. First ‘Sharing with Partners’ session -18.01.2014

Partners urged to join forces to achieve quality educationPartners are being asked to join forces and pull in one direction to collectively lay the foundation to achieving the common goal of quality education for all.Education Minister Macsuzy...

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1028. Free email upgrade for Cable & Wireless customers -17.01.2014

Cable & Wireless’ (CWS) customers will soon enjoy an improved email experience as well as an increase in their quota to 500MB as the company moves to a new and upgraded email platform. This is part of CWS’ commitment to continue improving...

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1029. Added comfort for Centre d’Acceuil clients -17.01.2014

Centre d’Acceuil de La Rosière (Car) has received new sets of bed sheets and blankets which will help in boosting the comfort of its clients.The donation, which comes from the G.S Pillay company, was handed over to Car’s director Jocelyn...

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1030. New household survey to start on Monday -17.01.2014

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will be starting a new series of Labour Force Surveys (LFS) starting Monday January 20, 2014.  This survey will be the first in a series of continuous household based surveys being introduced in 2014 to...

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1031. Bravo! lends a hand to Foyer de Nazareth -17.01.2014

Foyer de Nazareth has received a donation of R10,000 which will be used to buy educational materials and other needs  for the boys living there.The donation comes from Bravo! restaurant located at the Eden Island.Brett Saunders, owner of the...

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1032. Barclays donates to NGOs -17.01.2014

Three local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), namely ‘Love and Care Association’; ‘Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education Against Substance Abuse’ (Care) and ‘Light Amidst My Path’ (Lamp), have received cash donations from...

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1033. Partners join forces to boost students’ learning -17.01.2014

How decision-makers in the districts can work together with the schools and parents to identify problems that hold the students back from learning was the aim of a meeting  held this week ahead of the start of the new school year on Monday.Although...

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1034. L’ambassadeur Morel décoré par Madagascar et félicité par le Président Michel -17.01.2014

Le gouvernement de la République de Madagascar a remis le mercredi 15 janvier les Insignes de Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite à l’Ambassadeur Claude Morel, Chef du Bureau de Liaison de la Commission de l’Océan Indien, à Madagascar.Cette...

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1035. En gro ros i blok semen Sans Soucis -17.01.2014

Servis Meteorolozi ti’n prevwar gro lapli pour yer ek ozordi. Lapli ti annefe konmans tonbe yer, akonpannyen par gro divan lo apremidi, avan ki botan ti retournen ver lafen lazournen.Erezman ki sa kondisyon letan pa’n okazyonn gro dega, sof pour...

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1036. Seychelles, UAE co-hosts of ‘Blue Economy Summit’ -17.01.2014

On the initiative of President James Michel, Seychelles will be co-hosting a ‘Blue Economy Summit’ with the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi between January 19 and 20, 2014.The ‘Blue Economy Summit’ will coincide with the Abu Dhabi...

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1037. Departman Zafer Sosyal i siport Konsey Nasyonal pour Dimoun avek Dezabilite -16.01.2014

Departman Zafer Sosyal in ankor en fwa renouvle son soutyen pour bann dimoun ki pe viv avek dezabilite. Sa ti vin atraver en vizit ki Minis pour Zafer Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Spor Vincent Meriton ti fer kot Sant Reabilitasyon North East...

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1038. Audit manager gets international recognition -16.01.2014

Audit manager Helen Hoareau has been accredited as a facilitator for the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI).This came about after she successfully completed training in the ISSAI Certification Programme in Financial...

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1039. Seychelles, Tanzania to start talks on sharing seabed management -16.01.2014

Seychelles will be hosting the first in a series of talks with Tanzania on the possibility of making a joint submission of an area of the extended continental shelf in the Aldabra region to the United Nations Commission.This is in accordance with...

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1040. Les cadres des agences réceptives perfectionnent leur connaissance de notre histoire -16.01.2014

Des guides touristiques et autres membres du personnel venant des deux grandes agences réceptives  (Destination Management Companies) – Mason’s Travel et Creole Travel Services – suivent depuis hier des cours de perfectionnement de leur...

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1041. Social security benefits and home carers’ salary increase -16.01.2014

The rates for social security benefits and home carers’ salary have increased following the announcement made by Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte in his Budget address last year.The new social security benefits rates as...

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1042. Social Security benefits rates -16.01.2014

The following social security benefits rates took effect on January 1, 2014 as announced in the 2013 Budget address.   Benefits                      Old rates                         New rates      ...

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1043. Formation continue pour les enseignants de français -16.01.2014

Depuis mardi dernier un groupe d’une vingtaine d’enseignants de français suit à l’Alliance Française de Victoria un stage de formation de cinq jours. L’objectif étant le développement de l’offre de formation à l’Alliance...

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1044. Nouvo stasyon tenny dife lo La Digue in ouver -16.01.2014

Nouvo stasyon tenny dife lo La Digue in fini konplete e pe ofer bann zabitan servis depi yer.Se sef zofisye Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz Andre Morel ki ti fer sa lanons yer bomaten pandan ki i ti donn plis detay lo fonksyon sa nouvo...

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1045. seychelles-news-agency-in-the-making -16.01.2014

New voice for a determined island nationSeychelles will have a new voice in the world's media with the development of an online communications project this year. As 2014 kicks off under the banner ‘International Year of Small Island Developing...

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1046. Rotary Club of Victoria Christmas lottery -15.01.2014

80-year-old gets Renault Duster SUV: It is never too late for luck to strike.Winning a lottery is something most people would be delighted to experience, especially bagging the star prize.Eugene Jean was the winner of the star prize – a Renault...

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1047. Social services department, ‘Parents with Hope’ agree to strengthen collaboration -15.01.2014

The social services department and ‘Parents With Hope’ have agreed to work in closer collaboration in order to help ease the drug problem affecting the country. ‘Parents With Hope’ is an organisation created back in 2004 and which regroups...

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1048. Seychelles/Réunion: Des contrats commerciaux conclus entre des entreprises -15.01.2014

Des entreprises seychelloises et réunionnaises ont signé les premiers contrats qui faciliteront les échanges commerciaux.Selon le ministre du Tourisme et de la Culture, M. Alain St Ange, qui cumule aussi le rôle de président des Iles Vanilles,...

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1049. Nouvelles initiatives pour promouvoir les Iles Vanilles -15.01.2014

Deux nouvelles initiatives ont été prises au niveau de la région pour promouvoir le concept des Iles Vanilles. Il s’agit d’une chaîne de télévision Iles Vanilles et un concours de beauté.C’est le Président du Conseil Régional de La...

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1050. Theatre and surgical nurses update technical skills -15.01.2014

A group of fifty nurses working in the operating theatre and generally in the surgical field had the opportunity last week to update their technical skills and to develop new standards for surgical procedures. This came through a three-day workshop...

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1051. Family Fun Park nears completion -14.01.2014

Spending time with family and friends is a great way to socialise and to ease the mind of the daily routines. A new facility, the Family Fun Park, is under construction and it will offer activities for families to enjoy themselves.Situated next to...

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1052. Movetan i fer dega lo Praslin -14.01.2014

Gro lapli ki’n tonbe lo Praslin dan lannwit Dimans ziska boner yer bomaten, avek en maksimonm 152 milimet lapli ki’n rikorde Salazie, in okazyonn serten dega lo sa zil. La Digue ek bann zil zalantour parey Curieuse in osi rikord gro lapli. ...

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1053. Seychelles among '52 Places to Go' in 2014 – NY Times -14.01.2014

'Witness a city in transformation, glimpse exotic animals, explore the past and enjoy that beach before the crowds.'This is how The New York Times refers to Seychelles in an article listing the ’52 Places to Go’ in 2014.David Germain, the...

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1054. Air Seychelles partners with Vanilla Islands group -14.01.2014

New partnership to attract more visitors to the Indian OceanAir Seychelles and the Vanilla Islands organisation have signed an agreement with the aim of increasing visitor numbers to the Indian Ocean.Signing the memorandum of understanding yesterday...

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1055. Seychelles and EU carry out counter-piracy exercise -13.01.2014

Seychelles and the European Union (EU) teamed up last week to carry out a counter-piracy exercise here.The exercise, which saw the involvement of the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force and Police Force, together with the EU Naval Force Somalia...

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1056. Cérémonie de plantation d’arbres pour clôturer la commémoration des 30 ans de la COI -13.01.2014

Même sous la pluie, c’est dans une ambiance de convivialité et d’amitié que s’est déroulée la cérémonie de plantation d’arbres qui clôtura le riche programme commémorant le 30e anniversaire de la Commission de l’Océan Indien...

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1057. COI : Célébrations dans le cadre du 30e anniversaire de l‘Accord de Victoria -13.01.2014

Pas de développement durable sans démocratie, dit le Dr FerrariUne indianocéanie à plusieurs vitesses n’était certainement pas dans les plans des bâtisseurs de la COI (Commission de l’Océan Indien) en 1984 et il n’y a pas de...

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1058. Lenspeksyon rezis voter i konmanse ozordi -13.01.2014

Lenspeksyon rezis voter pour sa lannen 2014 i konmanse ozordi, Lendi le 13 Zanvye, dan tou distrik lo Mahé, Praslin ek la Digue.Sa legzersis pou ale ziska Zedi le 30 Zanvye. Manm piblik i kapab al verifye rezis voter dan zot distrik respektiv e fer...

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1059. Lenstiti Kreol i vin enternasyonal -13.01.2014

Lenstiti Kreol ki annan pour manda promouvwar kiltir Kreol, an partikilye son laspe lengwistik e literer, in ofisyelman sanz son stati pour li vin Lenstiti Kreol Enternasyonal.Se Minis pour Zafer Etranzer Msye Jean-Paul Adam, akonpannyen par...

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1060. La COI descend du ciel ! -11.01.2014

La création de la Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI) il y a déjà 30 ans a sûrement était providentiel pour beaucoup d’habitants de la région Sud-ouest de l’Océan Indien. Ceci, vu les nombreux projets de développement réalisés sous...

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1061. Police Communiqué: Update on murder and death cases -11.01.2014

The police have reported that a 51-year-old man has been arrested and is being detained as suspect in the double murder case of Gina Emmanuel and her unborn son. The suspect, who was arrested on Thursday night in the area of English River, has been...

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1062. 30e anniversaire de l’Accord de Victoria -11.01.2014

La COI se porte bien après 30 ans« La COI (Commission de l’Océan Indien) se porte bien, très bien. Elle porte bien ses 30 ans. » C’est le Président seychellois, M. James Michel qui a fait cette déclaration hier matin lors de la...

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1063. Lapolis pe tret lanmor Gina Emmanuel koman en doub mert -10.01.2014

Lapolis pe tret koman en doub mert lanmor Gina Emmanuel, sa fiy ki son lekor ti ganny ranmase dan lanmer Mardi English River.Sa i akoz dan legzaminasyon letopsi in ganny devwale ki Gina ti ansent avek en pti garson 6 mwan.Portparol lapolis Jean...

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1064. First fatal accident recorded for 2014 -10.01.2014

The police have reported its first fatal road accident for 2014 after Kenneth Louise, a 40-year-old man of Corgate Estate was hit by a van in the Mont Fleuri district last night. Mr Louise died in the early hours of yesterday at the Seychelles...

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1065. En total 365 ka dife in ganny rikorde an 2013 -10.01.2014

Lazans servis tenny dife ek sovtaz in dir ki in annan mwens ka dife pandan lannen 2013 konpare avek an 2012.En total 365 lensidan dife ti ganny rikorde lannen pase konpare avek 381 an 2012.Sa lazans in rikord en logmantasyon dan bann dife lafore...

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1066. Remise de matériel aux Gardes Côtes seychelloises -10.01.2014

Dans le cadre des célébrations des 30 ans de la Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI), l’organisation de coopération régionale a remis hier aux Gardes Côtes seychelloises un lot de matériel.Le lot de matériel consiste de trois projecteurs...

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1067. Seychelles/E U: New financing accord worth €100,000 signed -10.01.2014

Seychelles will benefit from the support of the European Union (EU) through a 100,000 euros aid for capacity building of national human resources and easing knowledge transfer through various activities such as joint studies, seminars and...

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1068. Seychelles gets 100% project endorsement by GEF -10.01.2014

Seychelles has been able to get all its projects approved in time by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).This was announced by the Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet, as the GEF-5  programme, known as GEF5, comes to an...

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1069. La COI se rassemble aux Seychelles pour fêter le trentenaire de l’Accord de Victoria -10.01.2014

La COI (Commission de l’Océan Indien) fête ce vendredi 10 janvier le trentenaire de l’Accord de Victoria, qui a institué l’organisation régionale en 1984.C’est à l’initiative du gouvernement mauricien, en décembre 1982 que trois...

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1070. « La COI est née aux Seychelles » -10.01.2014

La COI (Commission de l’Océan Indien) est née aux Seychelles. C’est ce qu’a rappelé le secrétaire général de l’organisation régionale M. Jean-Claude de l’Estrac hier lors d’une conférence de presse au Ministère des Affaires...

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1071. En loto i pran dife lo semen La Misère -09.01.2014

Ver 8er30 yer bomaten nou lofis ti ganny enformen ki en loto ti pe pran dife lo semen La Misère.Letan ki nou lekip ti ariv laba kot sa lensidan, nou ti vwar en loto mark Daihatsu Sirion ki ti’n konpletman brile.Bann zofisye Lazans Servis Tenny...

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1072. Lapolis i raport en dezyenm ka lanmor dan de zour -09.01.2014

Lapolis in raport en dezyenm ka lanmor dan de zour apre ki Elvis Suzette, aze 28-an ki reste La Batie, Beau Vallon, ti perdi son lavi apre ki i ti sibir en blesir anba son lonbri dan en lensidan kot son lakour.«Lapolis ti ganny en rapor Mardi swar...

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1073. LANREZISTREMAN VOTER 2014 : -09.01.2014

Lendi le 13 Zanvye 2014 ziska Zedi le 30 Zanvye 2014Egzers ou drwa demokratikFer ou devwar konstitisyonnelEski ou annan 18-an e plis ? Eski ou pou ganny 18-an ant le 1 Zanvye 2014 ek le 31 Mars 2015 ?Eski ou’n sanz landrwa reste ? Eski ou’n sanz...

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1074. Seychelles and Rodrigues share fisheries experience -09.01.2014

A group of Seychellois fishermen and an official from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) have had the chance to learn about Rodrigues’ fisheries co-management systems.This unique study visit to Rodrigues between November 22-28, 2013 was funded...

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1075. Indian national to head Health Care Agency -09.01.2014

President James Michel has appointed Dr Suresh Kumar Menon as chief executive of the newly created Health Care Agency.Dr Menon is an Indian national who was formerly Commissioner of Health at the Abu Dhabi Health Services, UAE, and previously worked...

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1076. Police record big drop in crimes in 2013 -09.01.2014

The police have recorded a significant drop of 29.27% in criminal activities for the year 2013, compared to 2012.The announcement was made by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan, during a police award presentation ceremony at the...

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1077. En nouvo progranm pour ede reviv bann bon valer -09.01.2014

Avek mondyalizasyon ek lezot lenflians etranze e modern, depi en bon pe letan nou sosyete pe santi li perdi son bann valer tradisyonnel tel ki lanmour, lonnekte, respe, pasyans, konpasyon, lapartaz, lape, latolerans, gratitid, responsabilite,...

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1078. SNP and SUP object new Public Order Act -08.01.2014

The Seychelles National Party (SNP) and the Seselwa United Party (SUP) have voiced their objections to the new Public Order Act recently approved by the National Assembly.This took place in a press conference called by leaders of both parties,...

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1079. Lapolis i ranmas en lekor dan lanmer -08.01.2014

Lapolis in ranmas lekor en madanm dan lanmer yer English River.Sa madanm in ganny idantifye koman Gina Emmanuel, aze 24-an, ki ti reste Maldives.Lapolis ti ganny enformen ver 9er45 yer bomaten ki ti annan en lekor dan lanmer par deryer batiman sant...

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1080. Fregate Island Private: self-sufficient in vegetables and more -08.01.2014

Eco-tourism and self sufficiency or sustainable tourism are today buzz words in the tourism industry, but seeing it all in practice remains impressive.The private granitic island of Fregate, one of the upmarket luxury one island, one hotel resort...

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1081. Seychelles tourism joins digital highway -08.01.2014

Luring visitors to Seychelles is the core business of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and to increase the numbers it has decided to revamp its website.As of this year, visitors to the STB website will have a cleaner and more attractive page...

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1082. Voter registration starts January 13 -08.01.2014

All eligible voters are being urged to go and verify their names on the register in their own district as from Monday January 13, 2014 when voter registration starts.Members of the public can go to the different stations across Mahé, Praslin and...

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1083. Les Seychelles et la COI commémorent les 30 ans de l’Accord de Victoria -08.01.2014

Les  Seychelles organisent, en collaboration avec la COI (Commission de l’Océan Indien), les célébrations du 30e anniversaire de l’Accord Général de Coopération entre les Etats membres de la COI signé le 10 janvier 1984 à Victoria.Les...

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1084. 2013 i rikord mwens aksidan pandan letan festivite -07.01.2014

In annan en rediksyon dan lakantite aksidan pandan peryod festivite an 2013 konpare avek lannen presedan.Bann drayver pe ganny demande pour swiv bann lareg semen byen e pour pran plis prekosyon pour ki sa sif i kontinyen redwir pandan 2014.Zofisye...

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1085. Seychelles Women’s Community Award -07.01.2014

Hurry nominate your candidates. Deadline January 20Do you know a woman who has made or is still making your community a better place?If yes, hurry and nominate her for the ‘Seychelles Women’s Community Award’.The ‘Seychelles Women’s...

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1086. Electricity supply restored on inner islands -07.01.2014

The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) has said it has restored electricity supply to all the affected inner islands except Round Island.All the inner islands, namely Cerf, Ste Anne, Round and Long, were without electricity since Sunday...

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1087. Canadian naval officer Andrew Webster died of asphyxia -07.01.2014

The police have reported that postmortem carried out on Lieutenant Andrew Webster, the 32-year-old Canadian navy who passed away on January 2, 2014 at a small tourism establishment in Glacis, revealed that he died from asphyxia.What has caused the...

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1088. Work on Beau Vallon promenade progresses -07.01.2014

Work on the promenade project along Beau Vallon’s beachfront is progressing well and has entered its third phase.As a result, the Beau Vallon foreshore road from Coral Strand up to the Boat House Restaurant will be partially blocked from where the...

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1089. STC rewards customers -06.01.2014

During the recent festive season many shops organised sales, promotions and even lotteries as a way of thanking their customers for their loyalty throughout 2013.Seychelles Trading Company (STC) was one among the businesses that had a lottery for...

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1090. En dezennen spesyal pour trwazyenm-az Roche Caiman -06.01.2014

Bann dimoun trwazyenm-az dan diferan distrik i parmi bann group dan lasosyete ki tre sanse pandan letan festivite.Zot bann zefor ek travay dir pandan plizyer lannen pour ede batir nou sosyete i ganny rekonnet e apresye. Sa i ganny fer atraver bann...

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1091. Lofis Oditer Zeneral i koz lo bann kont ki pa ti ankor annord -06.01.2014

Lofis Oditer Zeneral in konfirmen ki travay lodit lo kont National Information Services Agency (Nisa) pe al ganny fer sa semenn, apre ki sa lazans ti enn parmi sa trwa ki pa ti ankor met zot kont annord pour lannen 2013.Sa trwa lantrepriz piblik ki...

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1092. Dimoun aze Pointe Larue i selebre nouvo lannen -04.01.2014

Rezidan kot lakaz dimoun aze Pointe Larue ek en group trwazyenm-az dan distrik ti zwenn dan en rankont yer pour selebre larive sa nouvo lannen.Sa rankont ti deroul dan prezans manm komite santral Parti Lepep pour sa distrik, Wills Agricole,...

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1093. Letter to the editor: Manifests should be released before ships’ arrival -04.01.2014

Since the commencement of the Asycuda system a few months ago, there has been some turbulences both on the Seychelles Revenue Commission’s (SRC) side and clearing agents which have been mostly sorted out with the continuous training provided from...

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1094. New programme to promote values -04.01.2014

A three-year programme will be launched starting this month with the aim of promoting the values which are considered to be paramount for the continued advancement of our society.The programme is an initiative of the youth department and the...

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1095. Police probe into sudden death of Canadian naval officer -04.01.2014

The police have reported that they are investigating the sudden death of a Canadian naval officer, Lieutenant Andrew Webster, which occurred on January 2.Lt  Webster, aged 32, was discovered motionless in his room at a small tourist establishment...

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1096. Air Seychelles a four-star airline! -04.01.2014

After being ranked 133rd in the world and eighth in Africa only two years ago, Air Seychelles is now a four-star airline among only 36 others worldwide, and the continent’s second best!The good news was announced by the company’s chief executive...

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1097. En gran lafoul i akey 2014 dan Street Party -03.01.2014

Letan en lannen pe terminen, bokou dimoun i fete swa dan lakour, dan bann landrwa piblik e ansanm zot akey en nouvo lannen.Me pour plizyer lannen, en gran lafoul dimoun i ralye dan Victoria pour sa ki nou apel en Street Party.Tou ti komans avek en...

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1098. No change in electricity tariffs for next quarter -03.01.2014

There will be no change in electricity tariff for this quarter effective January 1, 2014  until  March 31, 2014, based on the  average price of fuel for the period under review.This means there will be no increase or decrease in electricity...

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1099. Solid waste management policy validated -03.01.2014

The Seychelles Solid Waste Management Policy 2014-2018 was validated on Tuesday during a consultative stakeholders’ workshop involving different relevant organisations in the country. The policy provides a complete re-think of the waste...

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1100. Bann dimoun avek dezabilite Au Cap i zwenn dan en dezennen -03.01.2014

Distrik Au Cap ti organiz en rankont pour bann dimoun sa distrik ki pe viv avek en dezabilite. Sa dezennen, ki ti ganny sponsor par Seychelles Petroleum Company (Sepec), ti fer dan Mission Cafeteria Anse Royale Dimans le 29 Desanm, 2013.Prezan dan...

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1101. New agency takes over human resource development agenda -03.01.2014

The National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC) has changed its name to the Agency for National Human Resource Development (ANHRD).  This change, which took effect on January 1, 2014, follows recommendations of the 2009 public sector...

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1102. Anse Royale elderly’s residence celebrates silver Jubilee -03.01.2014

The Anse Royale Home for the Elderly celebrated 25 years of existence Sunday December 29. It was officially opened by the late Minister Ralph Adam in 1988.The celebrations started on December 26 and ended with a mass that was celebrated on the...

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1103. New Year message from the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly -03.01.2014

‘We will pursue our policy of dialogue’The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly David Pierre, who is also the leader of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), has said that his party will continue with its politics of constructive...

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1104. DPA rewards long-serving staff -31.12.2013

The Department of Public Administration (DPA) has rewarded its longest serving employees. Members of staff who have spent from five to 25 years in the department were rewarded with certificates and gifts in the annual DPA Award Presentation Ceremony...

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1105. Seychelles offers condolences to Russia and victims of Volgograd attacks -31.12.2013

President James Michel has extended his most sincere condolences to the people and government of the Russian Federation following the series of deadly attacks in the city of Volgograd which claimed innocent lives and injured many.In a letter...

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1106. Pillay R Group hosts disabled to New Year’s lunch -31.12.2013

Students of the Rehabilitation Centre met at the PRG Palm Residency Hotel (ex-Le Surmer) yesterday for a New Year’s lunch hosted by the Pillay R Group.Present for the lunch were Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Minister Vincent...

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1107. Young Ambassadors for Christ graduate -31.12.2013

A group of 18 young people have received their certificate after undergoing training to be young ambassadors for Christ (Yac). The graduation took place on Saturday at the Pentecostal Church, Riverside, Bel Eau.The Yac course is among one of the...

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1108. Sepec treats Au Cap elders to lunch -30.12.2013

It rained heavily on Saturday and driving from the Seychelles Nation office to Au Cap district brought back memories of the January flood. The difference was upon arriving at the district’s home for the elderly, instead of seeing a mess the...

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1109. Ports authority donates engineering machines to prison -30.12.2013

The Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) has donated four engineering machines to the Seychelles Prison Services.The equipment was donated by SPA’s chief executive officer, Lieutenant Colonel André Ciseau to the Seychelles Prison Services chief...

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1110. Champion is best cable tune selling artist -30.12.2013

Local discotheque Tequila Boom looked like a mad house on Friday night. The nightclub was packed with crazed fans who had come to witness the 3rd Vibes Cable Tune Awards show.Vibes is a Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) musical local...

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1111. Minister for labour visits accounting firm and bank -28.12.2013

Labour and Human Resource Development Minister Idith Alexander accompanied by high officials from her ministry conducted workplace visits to an accounting firm and a bank.The first visit was to the accounting firm BDO Associates located in the...

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1112. Workshop educates judiciary on international labour standards -28.12.2013

Members of the judiciary are now more versed in international labour standards after they attended a workshop on the subject recently.The workshop, which is part of the implementation of the Seychelles Decent Work Country Programme (2011-2015), was...

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1113. Met welcomes 3 newly qualified weather observers -28.12.2013

Three trainee staff from the Seychelles National Meteorological Services (SNMS) are back in the country after having successfully completed a three-month Specialized Aeronautical Meteorological Observation Course (Samoc) with credits and distinction...

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1114. STC introduces distributorship agreement -28.12.2013

The Seychelles Trading Company (STC) will as from next year put in place a new ‘distributorship agreement’ to replace the existing ‘franchise agreement’.Under the ‘distributorship agreement’ retailers will continue to purchase products...

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1115. Bookings with Air Austral start in January -28.12.2013

Those who wish to visit Reunion as from next year can start booking their tickets as from January with air fares costing between 340 and 350 euros (around R5,500).Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange gave details of the new ticket prices and...

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1116. UniSey staff and their children join in tree planting campaign -27.12.2013

To end the year 2013 in a special way, staff members of the University of Seychelles (UniSey) with their children joined forces in a tree planting activity to support the campaign to plant 20,000 trees which was launched by the Ministry of...

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1117. Good governance certificate for NGOs -27.12.2013

A group of executives representing different NGOs (non-governmental organisations) have received their certificates after completing a course in good governance.The certificate presentation ceremony took place recently at the Lungos office in the...

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1118. Concours régional ‘Trophée Ambitions Jeunes 2013’ -27.12.2013

Une gamme d’expérience pour trois jeunes entrepreneurs seychellois Même s’ils n’ont pas remporté de prix au Concours ‘Trophée Ambitions Jeunes 2013’ organisé par la Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI) entre le 09 et 11 décembre...

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1119. Tally Domingue best fire officer for 2013 -27.12.2013

‘I love my job and my future is in the SFRSA’Tally Domingue has been named the best fire officer for 2013 by the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA). For the achievement, Miss Domingue received a cup and certificate from Minister...

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1120. Google Alerts internationalises VIOAS’ declaration of Azerbaijani’s President as ‘Man of the Year’ -27.12.2013

The global electronic news agency Google Alerts has internationalised the declaration by the Seychelles published magazine VIOAS (Voice of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea) of Azerbaijani’s President Ilham Aliyev as ‘Man of the Year.’In its...

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1121. STC offers better franchise terms -27.12.2013

As of next year, the Seychelles Trading Company (STC) will be offering better conditions to its franchises around the country. This was announced by the company’s chief executive Veronique Laporte during a meeting with the franchise owners at the...

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1122. Santa Claus flies to Praslin to cheer NCC children -27.12.2013

Constance Lemuria brought a smile to the faces of some 20 kids from the National Council for Children on Praslin on Christmas day. Instead of riding his traditional sleigh pulled by reindeers, this time Santa Claus arrived by helicopter with his...

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1123. Santa flies to Maia to bring gifts and cheer to orphans -26.12.2013

Most kids never get to see Santa Claus when he comes to pay them a visit on Christmas Eve.  A group of children from the President’s Village did see Santa on Christmas day, yesterday, at the Maia, but he did not come on a sleigh like he usually...

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1124. Deux Seychellois arrêtés en flagrant délit au Canada -26.12.2013

Deux Seychellois vivant au Canada ont été arrêtés en flagrant délit alors qu’ils commettaient une introduction par effraction dans une résidence de Laval, à Montréal (au Canada) le 11 décembre 2013.Ce sont les enquêteurs du Service à la...

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1125. Orphans enjoy in 10th Christmas lunch -26.12.2013

“It means so much to me and my company to give back to society, especially to young children who are not living with their parents. Christmas is the time to share and I share what I have with the less fortunate.”Pillay-R Group business chain...

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1126. Minister stresses small states’ key role in building global community -26.12.2013

Small Island States (Sids) such as Seychelles can play a pivotal role in building a global community and are often well placed as consensus builders. This was the key message pronounced by Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Paul Adam at the annual...

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1127. Outstanding fire fighters rewarded -26.12.2013

Fire fighters of the Fire and Rescue Services Agency (FRSA) who have performed admirably this year have been rewarded.The best fire fighters for 2013 received their prizes and certificates in a short award presentation ceremony at the Seychelles...

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1128. UP CLOSE … with Aline Morel, Senior Information & Communications Officer at the Labour Department -24.12.2013

‘As a society we have to be more tolerant of each other’By Marylene JulieAline Morel is the Senior Information & Communications Officer in the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development and resides at Roche...

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1129. Centre Mont Royale closes residential services -24.12.2013

Centre Mont Royal has closed its residential services for 2013. And to mark this occasion the centre organised a tea party last Friday for its staff, clients and parents of clients.The tea party included Christmas carols presented by patients and...

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1130. Lafet Nwel i konmans boner pour bann pti zanfan distrik Mont Buxton -24.12.2013

Sa bouncy castle ki ti’n ganny enstale dan zarden sant kominoter Mont Buxton, bann sanson popiler ki ti pe ganny zwe e en dekorasyon tre kolore, tou ti donn lendikasyon ki ti annan keksoz tre spesyal ki ti pe deroule kot sa sant.Bann zanfan aze...

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1131. Zanfan Bel Air i selebre Nwel -24.12.2013

Bann zanfan aze ant 2 a 4-an dan distrik Bel Air ti zwenn Dimans apremidi dan Sant Kominoter sa distrik pour selebre Nwel atraver en pti parti ki ti’n organize par Ladministrasyon Distrik. Bann zanfan ti akonpannyen par zot paran. Manm Komite...

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1132. Mesaz Lider PDM a lokazyon Nwel 2013 -24.12.2013

‘Annou viv sa vre mesaz lanmour ki Nwel i sinifye’Lider PDM (Mouvman Demokratik Popiler) David Pierre in demann tou Seselwa pour fer en refleksyon spirityel profon pour vwar si nou pe vreman viv sa vre mesaz lanmour ki Nwel i sinifye, e rode...

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1133. Spectacular Christmas carol show enthralls audience -24.12.2013

After excitedly welcoming Santa Claus to their annual Christmas carol show, children living in the different orphanages in the country yesterday evening kept their audience and viewers at home enthralled with the spectacular performances they had...

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1134. Four IOT workers retire -23.12.2013

The Indian Ocean Tuna Limited (IOT) organised a short ceremony this week to thank four of its workers for their years of service to the company.IOT’s general manager Joram Madnack and other senior management members expressed words of thanks to...

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1135. Letter to the Editor: Salary incentives -23.12.2013

If we are going to create big incentives to keep people in certain jobs and entice others of high calibre into such positions – which we should – then we should be thinking more in terms of doctors, nurses and teachers, all of them indispensable...

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1136. Fête de fin d’année à l’Ecole Française -23.12.2013

Comme c’est devenu une coutume maintenant à l’Ecole Française où les périodes de vacances et de fin d’année sont marquées par un spectacle ; les élèves, enseignants, autre personnel et parents se sont retrouvés mercredi dernier au...

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1137. Fermtir tanporer kordgard La Digue -23.12.2013

Lapolis pe enform bann Digwa ki i pe bezwen ferm son kordgard lo La Digue tanporerman pour fer serten travay renovasyon. Pandan letan ki kordgard pou fermen, lapolis lo La Digue pou ofer son servis toulezour dan batiman kot gard i reste deryer...

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1138. SCCI to work more closely with ministry of finance -23.12.2013

The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment (MFTI) and the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will next year work more closely with a view to bringing on board more proposals from the business community toward the work of the MFTI....

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1139. OJ Mall brings joy to children for Xmas -23.12.2013

OJ Market Mall on Market Street remained opened throughout the day, yesterday, as the shopping centre marked the start of an enjoyable Christmas season. OJ had teamed up with Air Seychelles for a day named ‘Sunday Fair Christmas Shopping’, but...

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1140. Santa brings cheer to home’s and hotel staff’s children -23.12.2013

The children from the President’s Village and of the staff of the Constance Ephelia Resort received an early visit from Santa Claus this year. This took place on Friday December 13 at the hotel’s Seselwa Restaurant where some 250 guests had...

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1141. 30 new recruits join the army -23.12.2013

A group of 30 new recruits have joined the Seychelles Peoples’ Defence Forces (SPDF). In the name of the Commander in Chief of the SPDF, the Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier Leopold Payet accepted the thirty new soldiers in the force during a...

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1142. Airtel hosts Christmas party for children with special needs -21.12.2013

Health Minister Larue speaking to some parents and children Children enjoying their treats during the party Local telecommunications company Airtel hosted a Christmas party for children aged five years and under and with special needs at the...

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1143. Christmas comes early at North East Point Hospital -21.12.2013

Minister Larue and her team distributing hampers to the residents With another year coming to an end many are reflecting on the good and bad that have happened to them and others. Many people are preparing themselves to celebrate, but not all...

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1144. New FAO regional representative accredited -21.12.2013

Patrice Talla Takoukam has presented his credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam as the new regional representative of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius and the...

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1145. IECD celebrates 1st anniversary with Christmas carol recital -20.12.2013

“That our hearts are filled with joy this Christmas, to welcome Jesus as a nice gift in our lives.” Those were the wish of children echoed through the words of Jade Arrisol and Giran Stravens as the Institute of Early Childhood Development...

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1146. 10th EDF/Seychelles programme a success -20.12.2013

The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) partnership with Seychelles has been described as a success. The declaration was made recently during an evaluation workshop attended by the French ambassador Geneviève Iancu, British high commissioner...

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1147. Seychelles congratulates Chilean President on re-election -20.12.2013

On behalf of the government and people of Seychelles, President James Michel has congratulated Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, on her victory in the election in Chile.“On behalf of the government and the people of the...

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1148. Immigration and civil status honour long-serving staff -20.12.2013

What a better time than the festive season to honour your long-serving staff and show them your appreciation? This is exactly what was done by the department of immigration and civil status which this week presented long service awards to a group of...

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1149. Seychelles signs record number of air service accords in 2013 -20.12.2013

Seychelles concluded a record number of air services agreements last week at the sixth ICAO Air Services Conference (ICAN), which was held in Durban, South Africa from December 9-13.ICAN is an annual forum for the 191 member states of ICAO...

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1150. New law addresses public service salary review -20.12.2013

The salaries of public service employees will as of next year be reviewed based on a newly introduced salary table for employees of this sector and the National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved the legislation to make this possible.The Public...

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1151. Cooperation between regional police bodies gets big boost -19.12.2013

Cooperation between police organisations of the region is expected to be strengthened following the recent visit to Seychelles of a high-level delegation from the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO).The...

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1152. EUCAP Nestor experts decorated in Seychelles -19.12.2013

Three experts from the EUCAP Nestor team in Seychelles have been decorated with medals for their service to the mission. The experts to receive the medals are Agatha Bouten, court administration expert; Christina Hanff, mission security officer, and...

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1153. Lungos i ekspekte ganny nouvo rol an 2014 -19.12.2013

Younit lyezon pour bann lorganizasyon non-gouvernmantal (Lungos) i ekspekte ganny dizourd lannen prosen pour li vin en platform sosyete sivil.Sa pou fer li vin anliny avek standar bann pei ki manm Kominote Devlopman Sid Lafrik (SADC).Tyermenn...

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1154. Lapolis i ranforsi patrol pandan sezon festivite -19.12.2013

Nwel ek Lannen i de lafet ki touzour anmenn fanmir ek zanmi ansanm dan en latmosfer ranpli avek lazwa. Me, souvan parey granmoun i dir «maler pa averti». Se pour anpese ki serten fanmir i pas bann moman festivite dan lapenn ki lapolis pe ogmant...

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1155. Lobster fishing season re-opens -19.12.2013

The lobster fishing season for 2013-2014 re-opens tomorrow, December 20, for a period of one month, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) have announced. The season will remain open until January 20, 2014.The...

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1156. Intelvision officially launches services on Praslin -19.12.2013

The local internet, telephony and cable TV provider Intelvision yesterday officially launched its services on Praslin during a ceremony at its offices in the Pension Fund Complex at Grand Anse.Present for this historic occasion were the company’s...

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1157. VP thanks old-timers for loyal service -19.12.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday met a group of 11 workers who are about to retire to thank them for the long years of service and for their hard work and devotion throughout their careers.They are from a group of 15 individuals who have...

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1158. New laws seek to strengthen tax collection -19.12.2013

The Tourism Marketing Tax Bill and the Corporate Social Responsibility Tax Bill were presented by the Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte for the Assembly’s consideration and approval on Tuesday.This followed the Assembly’s...

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1159. Elderly get early Christmas treat -18.12.2013

The Indian Association will be adopting a home for the elderly people as from next year, its chairperson Vijay Patel has said.He made this announcement on Sunday during the annual Christmas lunch for the elderly hosted by the association.The event...

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1160. Ministers hail career progress scheme at SPTC -18.12.2013

The ministers responsible for transport and labour, Joel Morgan and Idith Alexander respectively, have commended the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) for what they have described as “the well-defined programme for career development...

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1161. Dimoun avek problenm tande i demontre zot abilite -18.12.2013

Bann dimoun ki annan problenm tande pe demontre zot potansyel ek abilite dan en seri aktivite ki pe deroul toudilon sa semenn anba tenm ‘Dimoun sourd an aksyon’.Lansman ofisyel sa lasemenn ti fer Sanmdi pase kot biro Younit lyezon pour bann...

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1162. Relief on re-importation of goods -18.12.2013

All goods imported into Seychelles are liable to import duties, taxes and levies, where applicable, unless the goods or importers are specifically exempted under the respective revenue laws. Partial or total relief of Customs duties, taxes or...

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1163. Government not selling tankers -18.12.2013

The government will lose a lot of money if it sells some of its tankers now and after exploring all possible options it has found that it is best to keep them all for the time being.The Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte gave...

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1164. Seychelles/Réunion -18.12.2013

Entretien entre le Ministre Morgan et le Colonel Michel Le Ministre des Affaires Intérieures et des Transports, M. Joël Morgan, vient de rencontrer le Commandant de la Gendarmerie de La Réunion pour la zone de Défense et de Sécurité du sud...

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1165. New lane on 5th June Avenue to be operational tomorrow -18.12.2013

Members of the public will as from tomorrow be able to start using the newly constructed lane on 5th  June Avenue, the  Seychelles Land Transport Agency (SLTA) has said.Motorists going to the New Port and Roche Caïman via Bois de Rose Avenue can...

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1166. FTC gives rulings in two cases -17.12.2013

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has settled competition case (FCA 22) of Agreements; preventing, restricting or distorting competition as per sub-part 2 and 3 of the Fair Competition Act 2009 with regards to anti-competitive provisions of the...

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1167. Women volunteers to be recognised -17.12.2013

Women volunteers who are making remarkable contributions in society will as from next year be rewarded through the ‘Seychelles Women’s Community Award’ or SWCA. The award, an initiative of the Seychelles’ Women’s Day Association (SWDA),...

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1168. Sidney Jacques i selebre son 100enm lanniverser -17.12.2013

Vandredi le 13 Desanm ti en zour tre spesyal pour Sidney Jacques, son bann zanfan, lezot manm fanmiy ek zanmi.Sa i akoz Msye Jacques ti sa zour selebre son 100enm lanniverser, en levennman ki pa bokou endividi i ganny sans viv.Son bann zanfan,...

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1169. Cinec to help Seychelles join IMO white list -17.12.2013

The Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA) will be getting help with its process to enable the country to be on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) white list.The Colombo International Nautical Engineering College (Cinec) will be...

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1170. Latest VIOAS magazine highlights Seychelles’ increasing global role -17.12.2013

VIOAS magazine’s Christmas issue is now at the news stand with an editorial focusing on Seychelles’ increasing ‘international role’. As the Seychelles government asserts its role as a spokesman for the Small Island States of the world in...

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1171. Coopération Réunion-Seychelles dans le développement de l’artisanat -17.12.2013

Les artisans seychellois veulent s’enrichir du savoir-faire réunionnaisLes artisans seychellois espèrent profiter bientôt de l’expertise réunionnaise afin de conforter le développement et le perfectionnement de leur artisanat.Cela deviendra...

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1172. Des officiers de la PSSW terminent avec succès une formation de maintien de l’ordre -17.12.2013

Les officiers de la Public Security  Support Wing (PSSW) sont maintenant plus équipés pour mettre un terme aux troubles à l’ordre public qui peuvent se produire lors de grands rassemblements de personnes.Ils viennent de suivre la deuxième...

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1173. Nouvo progranm pour promot bon valer dan sosyete -17.12.2013

Departman Lazenes an kolaborasyon avek Konsey Nasyonal pour Lazenes pou aparti lannen prosen enplimant en progranm apele ‘Valer pour mwan, valer pour nou tou’.Se Vis-Prezidan Danny Faure ki ti fer sa lanons Vandredi swar pandan seremoni Youth...

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1174. Exclusive interview with communications ‘guru’ Maxim Behar -16.12.2013

 ‘Journalism is a serious job and now every minute is important’ A man of many talents, Bulgarian Maxim Behar is a journalist by profession, has worked for many years in prominent Czech magazines Mladý Svět and daily Mladá Fronta in the...

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1175. Stars fall from the sky to offer Christmas gift -16.12.2013

The organisers of the Seychelles’ first ever grand Christmas show had promised that stars would fall on stage from the sky. Although only Sandra and Father Christmas did, the large crowd which had gathered in front of the National Library on...

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1176. Memorial service for late President Mandela -16.12.2013

Asimbonanga, Asimbonanga’ uMandela thina, Laph’ ekhona Laph’eheleli khona These powerful words from Johnny Clegg’s song Asimbonanga stir emotions as we remember one of the world’s most inspiring leaders, former South African President...

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1177. 7th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning -16.12.2013

Vice-President Faure honoured at major education conference Vice-President Danny Faure has become the first Seychellois recipient of the Fellowship Award for outstanding contributions towards the development of Open and Distance Learning...

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1178. Deadline extended for Ile Soleil bids -16.12.2013

The 2020DC has extended the deadline for submission of applications and bids for plots on Ile Soleil to Thursday January 23, 2014.Initially the deadline was Monday December 23, 2013.2020DC explained that the four additional weeks will allow all...

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1179. Club de Madrid makes alleviation of poverty and climate change issue top priorities for a better world -16.12.2013

Le Club de Madrid, the worldwide leadership alliance comprising 92 former democratic heads of States and government, has called on the twenty most powerful financial nations in the world (G20) to make the alleviation of property and the issue of...

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1180. Young police officers get skills in leadership -16.12.2013

A group of 16 young police officers who recently graduated from the Police Young Leaders’ Programme and have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, have received their certificates after following a short leadership course delivered with the...

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1181. Council marks Indian Ocean Youth Day 2013 -14.12.2013

The Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) celebrated the Indian Ocean Youth Day 2013 on Thursday under the theme ‘Youths, actors in development’ in a special assembly at the Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT) at Providence.Among guests...

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1182. Gender secretariat deplores violence against women -14.12.2013

• Condemns horrendous act in death of Rita AlphonseThe Department of Social Affairs has strongly condemned “the horrendous act of violence” that resulted in the death of 42-year-old Rita Alphonse of Anse Boileau, describing it as “a gross...

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1183. Diskour Bidze 2014 -14.12.2013

Gouvernman pou entansifye lalit kont fo prodwiDan son demars pour anpese ki bann prodwi ki fo e pa lo standar tel parey lalkol ek lavyann i antre dan pei gouvernman i ansemoman pe fer demars pour aste 2 masin ki kapab determin lorizinalite ek...

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1184. Seychelles to host memorial service for Nelson Mandela -14.12.2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Seychelles Inter-faith Council is organising a memorial service in honour of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela who passed away earlier this week.The ceremony will take...

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1185. Stars fall from the sky -14.12.2013

Local stars fell from the sky yesterday evening to offer Seychellois and visitors alike an early and unique Christmas gift in the form of a thrilling musical show. ‘Christmas with the Stars’ show brought together a galaxy of Seychellois artists,...

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1186. Passing of Nelson Mandela -14.12.2013

Former Seychelles presidents send condolencesFollowing the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, former presidents Albert Rene and James Mancham of Seychelles have also sent messages of condolence.In his message Mr Mancham remarked...

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1187. Contractors fined for breaching Consumer Protection Act 2010 -13.12.2013

Premier Building Maintenance Contractor and Property Management and Gerrard Jeannevole have both been ordered by the Board of Commissioners of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to refund the sum of R100,000 and R19,000 respectively, after being...

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1188. ‘Christmas with the stars’ musical show this evening -13.12.2013

“The true spirit of Christmas can only prevail when you reach out to others and say thank you.” It was with these humble words that Alain St Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, explained on Seychelles Broadcasting Cooperation live radio...

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1189. FTC settles case against STC regarding franchise agreements -13.12.2013

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has settled competition case (FCA 22) of Agreements; preventing, restricting or distorting competition as per sub-part 2 and 3 of the Fair Competition Act 2009 with regards to anti-competitive provisions of the...

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1190. Cuban volunteers hold Scientific Day -13.12.2013

The Cuban Scientific Day has now become an annual event, since Cuban volunteers working in Seychelles decided to dedicate a day of the year to scientific discussions and exchange of ideas and experiences in their areas of intervention. As the grand...

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1191. Public sign Nelson Mandela’s book of condolence -13.12.2013

Members of the public had the chance to remember and reflect on the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela by signing a condolence book in his honour.The book was available for signing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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1192. CBS invests in solar power to reduce electricity bills -13.12.2013

In its effort to reduce the cost of its electricity use the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) has commissioned a 143 Kilowatt peak (KWp) solar photovoltaic power system which has been installed at the bank.Altogether 435 solar panels have been...

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1193. Budget Speech 2014: Seychelles to further its structural reforms -13.12.2013

The Seychelles government has consistently outperformed its fiscal programme targets since the start of the economic reform programme on October 31, 2008 and has given its commitments to reduce overall public debt to 50% of GDP by 2018. Although the...

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1194. Exciting year 2014 for Nisa, says chairman -12.12.2013

The year 2014 promises to be very exciting for the National Information Services Agency (Nisa), board chairman Rene Morel has said.Mr Morel was speaking at Nisa’s annual lunch at the Coco d’Or hotel at Beau Vallon yesterday. Also present at the...

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1195. Minis Meriton i evalye servis home care dan distrik Pointe Larue -12.12.2013

Minis responsab pour Zafer Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Spor Vincent Meriton in vizit rezidans bann dimoun aze dan distrik Pointe Larue sa semenn pour vwar nivo ek kalite servis ki zot pe gannyen e osi pour koz avek bann rezidan lo sa size.I annan...

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1196. Nouvo formasyon pour fer travay home carers pli profesyonnel -12.12.2013

Bann home carers ki pran swen avek bann dimoun aze, bann dimoun ki malad ouswa bann ki annan en dezabilite kot lakour pou swiv en formasyon an Zanvye avek bi profesyonaliz zot travay e ofer en meyer servis. Sef egzekitif Lazans Proteksyon Sosyal...

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1197. Turkey’s 36th International Children’s Festival on April 23, 2014 -12.12.2013

Seychellois children invited to showcase traditional danceFollowing the success of Seychelles’ participation at the 4th International Children’s Friendship Festival held in Seattle, USA on April 27-28, 2013, the Office of the Ambassador for...

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1198. DRDM gets generator from Order of Malta -12.12.2013

The Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) has received a new mobile generator which will be of great use when the usage of electricity is in high demand and for field operations.Chargée d'Affaires of the embassy of the Order of Malta in...

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1199. Budget Speech 2014 -12.12.2013

2014 a challenging year for Seychelles’ international financial services sectorThe year 2014 will be a challenging one for Seychelles’ international financial services sector, especially in light of recent developments vis-à-vis the OECD...

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1200. Pension fund contributionsto go up by 1% -12.12.2013

Employers’ and employees’ contributions toward the Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF) will increase as of January 2014 in order to sustain the viability of the fund.Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte said the contributions will...

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1201. Another successful edition of DSA’s international bazaar -11.12.2013

Each year, the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association (DSA) of Seychelles organises at least two activities in order to raise funds for a charitable cause. One of them is the international bazaar which is held before Christmas at the National Library in...

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1202. A festive season with a difference -11.12.2013

Christmas lights, colourful decorations and giant Christmas trees and Santa Claus are all part of the décor to bring more cheer to the festive season in Victoria.Since the weekend, Christmas lights as well as public buildings and premises have been...

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1203. Sommet de l'Elysée - Changement climatique -11.12.2013

Les Seychelles soulignent l'urgence d'agir maintenantDans une intervention liminaire sur la thématique du Changement climatique au Sommet de l'Elysée sur la Paix et la Sécurité, a Paris, le Vice Président Danny Faure a souligné l'urgence...

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1204. Budget Speech 2014: Major pay raise to take effect next year -11.12.2013

The government has announced a national salary increase of between 10 and 20% effective January next year.It will also establish a new Public Service Salary Table which will replace the current Wage Grid. These announcements were made by the...

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1205. Budget Speech 2014 -11.12.2013

Government to create new agencies and invest in public infrastructure in 2014The government will create three new agencies and continue to invest substantially in public infrastructure, Minister Pierre Laporte has announced in the 2014 budget speech...

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1206. Christmas fair marks civil aviation day -10.12.2013

Held last Saturday, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority’s (SCAA) Christmas fair this year coincided with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Day, celebrated on December 7.Various local entrepreneurs had responded to the...

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1207. Seychelles moves up in Corruption Perception Index rankings -10.12.2013

Seychelles has moved up to 47th place in the ‘Corruption Perceptions Index’ (CPI) rankings compiled on an annual basis by Transparency International. This is an improvement from last year, where Seychelles was ranked 51st. This new position...

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1208. International Anti-Corruption Day -10.12.2013

VP Faure calls for highest possible ethical standards “Corruption can occur only when several parties collude. Everyone must therefore take his or her responsibility to maintain ethical standards.”This comes in a message by Vice-President Danny...

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1209. Angola marks independence anniversary -10.12.2013

A reception was hosted on Friday by the Nairobi based Angolan Ambassador Ambrosio Lukoki to mark his country’s 38th independence anniversary which actually fell on November 11. Guests at the reception, which took place at the Wharf Hotel, included...

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1210. Les Seychelles saluent le partenariat Afrique-France en matière de sécurité maritime -10.12.2013

Le Vice-président Danny Faure, qui a représenté le Président James Michel au Sommet de l'Elysée sur la paix et sécurité en Afrique, qui s’est déroulé à Paris, a salué le partenariat franco-africain dans le domaine de la sécurité...

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1211. 'Christmas with the stars' show on December 13 -07.12.2013

With the end of year festive season fast approaching the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has confirmed that it is pitching in to help get the island into the Christmas spirit by announcing a ‘Christmas with the stars’ musical and...

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1212. Airtel hosts disabled to lunch -07.12.2013

Local telecommunication company Airtel yesterday hosted a Christmas lunch for a group of about 50 disabled children and youths from the North East Point Vocational Training Centre. The activity, which has now become an annual one, was held at the...

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1213. Bann pti desinater kart Nwel i ganny rekonpanse -07.12.2013

Partener ek zanmi Lenstiti Devlopman Pti Lanfans ek Fondasyon Bann Zanfan Sesel pou sa lannen zouir bon swe lafen lannen atraver bann kart Nwel ki’n ganny desinen par bann zanfan sorti dan Vilaz  Prezidan.Dan en pti seremoni pour remet pri avek...

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1214. Rehabilitation work at disaster hit districts following cyclone Felleng -07.12.2013

55% of works completed, says Minister Lionnet Fifty-five percent of the 60 cases of rehabilitation works have either been completed or are near completion in the three districts which were severely affected by tropical cyclone Felleng in late...

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1215. Better services expected as new cargo terminal and customs building open -07.12.2013

Importers and members of the public will benefit with a more comfortable and efficient service delivery with the opening of the newly extended and refurbished cargo terminal and customs offices at the Pointe Larue International Airport.It was...

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1216. Batelco’s deal to buy Cable & Wireless fails -07.12.2013

The Ministry of Land Use and Housing has confirmed that it has not given approval for Batelco International Group Holding Limited to buy out Cable & Wireless (Seychelles).In a press communiqué, the ministry said the government of Seychelles has...

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1217. Appropriation Bill 2014 -07.12.2013

Budget Address on December 10The Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte will deliver the 2014 Budget Address to the National Assembly on Tuesday December 10.The Budget Address will mark the start of National Assembly proceedings...

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1218. En moman detant ek refleksyon pour bann veteran Parti Lepep Mont Buxton -06.12.2013

Ti en Dimans tre kalm dan distrik Mont Buxton letan ki lekip Seychelles Nation ti ariv kot sant kominoter e zanmen nou ti a dir ki ti annan en fonksyon tre spesyal pe deroule.En dekor tre senp, en ler lanmizik dous ti ase pour kree en latmosfer...

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1219. Next Step helps Philippines typhoon victims -06.12.2013

The Next Step group of singers and musicians and their friends are joining the Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) in a fundraising activity being held today in aid of the thousands of people who were affected by the recent typhoon in...

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1220. Rotary Club of Victoria Coco de Mer officially chartered -06.12.2013

The recently registered Rotary Club of Victoria Coco de Mer was officially chartered recently.This was during a gala evening hosted by the newly opened Treasure Cove Hotel at Bel Ombre and attended by distinguished guests and members of the club.The...

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1221. New AfDB funding to boost private sector development -06.12.2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved to provide Seychelles with a new budget support loan to support private sector development. The regional multilateral development bank will finance Seychelles’ Inclusive Private Sector Development...

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1222. Fair Trading body joins world in marking World Competition Day -06.12.2013

An education session organised for representatives of various agencies, companies and businesses was the main activity the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) organised yesterday to mark World Competition Day.Commemorated for the first time here, it...

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1223. Seychelles-France -06.12.2013

Le Vice-président Danny Faure au Sommet de l’Elysée  à Paris Le Vice-président Danny Faure représente le Président James A. Michel au Sommet de l’Élysée pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique, organisé à l’initiative du...

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1224. Rehabilitation work at disaster hit districts following cyclone Felleng -06.12.2013

President happy with progress and work quality Less than a year after many families were affected as a result of tropical cyclone Felleng which barreled along Mahé’s east coast, President James Michel has expressed satisfaction with the progress...

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1225. NDEA disrupts ‘lucrative’ drug trade -05.12.2013

The NDEA (National Drugs Enforcement Agency) has succeeded in interrupting a lucrative drug dealing market created by traffickers plying illegal drugs between Mahé and La Digue. Following reports of this activity, the NDEA mounted an undercover...

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1226. Ministry introduces new hearing test for newborns -05.12.2013

New-born babies can have their hearing tested within twelve hours of birth under normal circumstances or before discharge from the maternity instead of waiting until they are nine months old as has been the case until now.This will be possible now...

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1227. New traffic lights to undergo tests -05.12.2013

Motorists are being informed that the new sets of traffic lights at the Manglier and Palm Street junctions will undergo tests during the next few days at various times, including peak hours.The Seychelles Land Transport Agency has said that these...

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1228. A Christmas book conceived and made in Seychelles -05.12.2013

A cartoon animated Christmas book with coco de mer as characters has been launched.Entitled ‘Saved by Santa’, the book is written by Denise Ho-Tive and designed and illustrated by his husband Terry Ho-Tive.The chief executive of the Seychelles...

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1229. Seychelles at world trade organisation’s ministerial conference -05.12.2013

A high level Seychelles delegation, headed by the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte, is attending the 9th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference being held in Bali, Indonesia from December 3-6.On the margins of...

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1230. New scheme to ease employment of single parents -04.12.2013

A flexible working programme has been introduced for single mothers and fathers who normally would not be able to work in hotels in view of the shift work requirement.This pilot project targeting employment of single parents is a collaboration...

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1231. More young police leaders graduate: • 24 new recruits sworn in -05.12.2013

Seventeen officers who have successfully completed the first phase of the young police leaders programme and 24 recruits from the Public Security Support Wing (PSSW) have received their certificates.The graduation ceremony was held yesterday at the...

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1232. STC’s Christmas sale extravaganza a great hit! -04.12.2013

For three days, the Seychelles Trading Company’s (STC) headquarters at Latanier Road was transformed into a shopping platform for all its customers and the general public from all over the island. From November 29 to December 1 the STC hosted its...

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1233. Seychelles accepts transfer of nine suspected pirates for trial -04.12.2013

The Ministry and Foreign Affairs and that of Home Affairs have agreed for Seychelles to prosecute nine suspected Somali pirates captured on the high seas by the Royal Danish Navy participating in the ATALANTA Operations against piracy in the region....

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1234. Proposed National Budget for 2014: Transfers to Public Sector -04.12.2013

In the proposed national budget for 2014, a total of 732,549 will cater for ‘Transfers to Public Sector’. The following are specific allocations proposed for the various entities that fall in this category.Allocation of authorised expenditure...

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1235. Oli gratitid? -04.12.2013

Mon ti a vreman apresye si ou ti kapab pibliy sa de mo dan zournal Nasyon.Ti avek en gran lentere ki mon ti swiv nouvel lo Tribinal Lafanmiy e osi lir dan zournal Nasyon le 28 Novanm deroulman alokazyon son 15enm lanniverser.Mon rapel tre byen koman...

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1236. DSA’s International Bazaar set for this Saturday -04.12.2013

The Diplomatic Spouses Association (DSA) will hold its annual International Bazaar, its main fund raiser for the year, this coming  Saturday, December 7.It will take place as usual at the National Library building from 9.30am to 3pm.This event is...

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1237. Airtel Seychelles commissions new world class customer care contact centre -03.12.2013

Airtel Seychelles has commissioned a world class contact centre, which promises enhanced quality customer interactions and optimised customer care agent productivity to deliver superior customer service. The new contact solution, the Avaya Contact...

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1238. Fire officers upgrade aviation fire fighting skills -03.12.2013

Mr Cooke conducting the course after its official launch yesterday Eight officers from the Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS) are following a two- week local crew commander and watch commander course to upgrade their aviation fire fighting...

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1239. Three foreigners arrested for fraud -03.12.2013

The Fraud Unit of the Seychelles Police has arrested three foreigners who are members of an international fraud syndicate. A communiqué from the police said that the arrest occurred in Victoria on Friday afternoon. The three syndicate members had...

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1240. James Omath wins CWS mega lottery star prize -03.12.2013

Mr Omath (left) accepting the keys of his new car from Mr Hammond James Omath is the lucky winner of a brand new Hyundai Eon, the star prize of Cable & Wireless’ (CWS) mega lottery. He received the keys to his new car from CWS chief...

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1241. Air Seychelles reconnects with Paris: Introduces flights to Mumbai, St Denis and Antananarivo -03.12.2013

Minister Morgan, flanked by Ms Cole and Mr Renaud, speaking at the press conference yesterday The national carrier Air Seychelles, has announced the reintroduction of direct flights to Paris as from February next year. The Paris reconnection is...

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1242. International Day for Persons with Disabilities -03.12.2013

Minister calls for attitude change towards people with disabilities  The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton is urging each one of us to reflect on our attitude towards people with disabilities. “One of...

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1243. R5.4 billion budget proposed for 2014 -03.12.2013

The national budget for 2014, which was published as a supplement to the Official Gazette dated Tuesday November 26, 2013, will amount to R5,400,510,000. The ministry with the biggest allocation remains Health (R535,401,000), followed by the...

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1244. Family Tribunal opens its door to the public -02.12.2013

Members of the public learning more about the Family Tribunal during the open day on Friday As part of activities to mark its 15 years of existence, the Family Tribunal on Friday opened its doors to the public with members of its staff...

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1245. Planning body boosts relations with partners -02.12.2013

                   Mr Dogley addressing the meeting In its effort to strengthen the working relationship it has with its partners and licensed agents, the Seychelles Planning Authority organised a workshop to discuss with them...

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1246. Chinese embassy lends a hand at Grand Anse Mahé -02.12.2013

Ambassador Shi and Minister Lionnet look on as a group of school children enjoy a game of table football after the hand-over of the games and sports equipment The Chinese embassy has donated a new bus shelter as well as games and sports equipment...

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1247. ‘Seychelles economy on track for a great future’ -02.12.2013

Steps taken by the country to achieve its vision of doubling its GDP by 2017 through the development of the financial services industry and the resulting growth of other economic sectors suggest that Seychelles is on track for a great...

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1248. Dimoun avek dezabilite i ganny ankouraze pour servi plis zot abilite -30.11.2013

Bann dimoun avek dezabilite in ganny ankouraze pour zot servi plis zot abilite dan zot lavi toulezour. Sa ti en pwen for ki sekreter egzektif konsey bann dimoun avek dezabilite, Madanm Celine Fanchette, ti fer resorti yer pandan ki i ti pe adres...

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1249. Lungos i demann bann zonm pour revwar fason zot pe viv dan zot fanmir -30.11.2013

Pour premye fwa Younit Lyezon bann Lorganizasyon Non-Gouvernmantal (Lungos) ti sa semenn organiz en pti rankont pour bann zonm pour komemor zot lazournen ki ti ganny selebre pli boner sa mwan e sa ti deroul kot son biro Orion Mall. Sa aktivite ti...

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1250. Rotary Club’s lottery -30.11.2013

Who will be lucky this Christmas?   Lady luck is flying looking for the next lucky person to win a Renault Duster SUV. Will it be you? The Rotary Club of Victoria is giving you the chance to own a SUV through a Christmas lottery that it has...

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1251. Men as role model in society -30.11.2013

To coincide with the World International Men’s Day which was on November 19, a group of men soldiers and officers from different units of the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) attended a talk on the topic ‘Men as role model in the...

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1252. Foreign Affairs minister holds talks with Cuban counterpart -29.11.2013

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, held talks yesterday with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Parrilla, at the Maison Quéau de Quinssy.Mr Parilla was in Seychelles on an official visit as part of his tour of African countries.The Cuban...

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1253. Distrik pli kiltirel pou ganny rekonpanse -29.11.2013

Bann distrik ki pli byen prezerv e sovgard zot leritaz tradisyonnel ek kiltirel pou byento ganny rekonpanse e sa pou atraver konkour Pri Distrik Kiltirel.Sa konkour, ki en linisyativ Departman Kiltir an kolaborasyon avek Minister Zafer Sosyal,...

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1254. Oman donates US $1m to disaster relief fund -29.11.2013

The National Disaster Relief Fund has received a new donation of US $1m (approximately R11,850,000) from the government of Oman.Designated Minister Vincent Meriton presented the cheque to the fund’s chairperson Lekha Nair yesterday at its office...

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1255. Seychelles determined to contribute to transparency -28.11.2013

Seychelles is determined to contribute actively to transparency on matters of international financial services and taxation.  Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam, and Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte made the remarks during...

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1256. Family Tribunal celebrates successes but recognises weaknesses -28.11.2013

The Family Tribunal this week marks 15 years of existence and a ceremony to celebrate its achievements, assess its weaknesses, challenges and reward long-serving staff was organised on Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the University of...

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1257. Exhibition traces evolution of central banking in Seychelles -28.11.2013

Guests viewing the exhibition The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) yesterday launched an exhibition tracing the ‘Evolution of central banking in Seychelles’.It was held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS) as part of...

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1258. Safety Week 2013 - ‘Safety in the workplace enhances productivity’ -27.11.2013

“Safety in the workplace is vital as it not only protects the employees and employers from injury but it also promotes a positive social climate, smooth operation and enhances productivity.”The Minister for Labour and Human Resource...

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1259. Etihad Airways appoints new GM for Seychelles -27.11.2013

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Ahmed Ershood Al Shehhi as its new general manager (GM) in Seychelles. Mr Ershood Al Shehhi replaces Rashed Saif Al Shabi who has taken up the role of general manager...

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1260. Second human resource award launched -27.11.2013

The National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC) has officially soft-launched the second Seychelles Human Resource Development (SHRD) Award. The aim of the SHRD Award is to promote human resource development in Seychelles and to give...

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1261. Esmy Payet i fet 100-an -26.11.2013

Madanm Esmy Payet, en zabitan Ma Constance dan distrik Anse Etoile, ti fet son 100enm lanniverser Vandredi. I ti selebre sa lokazyon dan en pti lafet ki ti’n organize dan sant kominoter sa distrik dan prezans son fanmir e osi Minis pour Zafer...

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1262. Fundraiser for victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines -26.11.2013

‘Friends of Filipino students and parents’ from the International School Seychelles community are organising a sponsored walk to raise urgently needed funds for victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.    The walk from Victoria to Beau...

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1263. PUC shows off photovoltaic demo-system -25.11.2013

Photovoltaic installations are forecast to rise at its fastest pace here in the near future and the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) showed off its demo-system at its Electricity House, Roche Caïman, last Friday.Tropical Seychelles has great...

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1264. Seychelles signs intent to join mutual tax assistance convention -25.11.2013

The government of Seychelles is in the process of becoming party to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam on Friday signed a letter of intent on behalf of the...

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1265. Minister Meriton’s message: ‘Let’s promote and nurture peace for a happy Seychelles’ -25.11.2013

The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton has urged the nation to harness the notion of peace in their everyday lives, at home, at work, at school and in society, so that we can maintain a peaceful, just and...

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1266. Seychelles joins campaign against gender based violence -25.11.2013

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports in collaboration with the gender secretariat will be conducting a series of activities to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence to take place from today until...

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1267. VP Faure holds talks with directorate of Kuwait Fund -23.11.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure visited the headquarters of the Kuwait Fund in Kuwait City on November 21, on the margins of the 3rd Arab-African Summit. He held discussions with the directorate of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, headed...

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1268. UNFPA regional director calls on Minister Meriton -23.11.2013

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) regional director Dr Agathe Lawson and Designated Minister Vincent Meriton have discussed ways to further strengthen collaboration between the organisation and its partners in Seychelles.Dr Lawson paid a...

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1269. Mancham to take part in annual conference of Club de Madrid -23.11.2013

Former President James R. Mancham will be leaving Seychelles on Monday December 2 to take part in the annual conference of the prestigious Club de Madrid which is to take place at the Coolum Resort outside Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.Club de...

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1270. Anse Boileau gets community guardians committee -23.11.2013

The Anse Boileau district has its community guardians, an initiative of the Anse Boileau district council.The chairperson of the Anse Boileau community guardians is Daniella Hoareau. The other members on the executive committee are Nimham Senaratne...

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1271. BBC to close down Grand Anse relay station -23.11.2013

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that its Indian Ocean relay station at Grand Anse will cease all operations as of March 29, 2014. The announcement was made by the head of distribution of BBC Global News Nigel Fry, during a...

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1272. Seychelles and Cuba revive ties in agriculture -22.11.2013

The Minister for Natural Resources Peter Sinon recently made an official visit to Cuba, where he and his Cuban counterpart, Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero, agreed to revive bilateral cooperation through a memorandum of understanding between the two...

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1273. Subios ... all sails ahoy! -22.11.2013

All sea lovers are invited to Beau Vallon, more precisely at the Regatta site, to the much-awaited Subios, the Seychelles festival of the sea, from today, Friday November 22, to Sunday November 24.Although many activities to mark the festival have...

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1274. Journée universelle des enfants célébrée à l’Alliance Française -22.11.2013

L’enfance c’est cette période heureuse où tout semble possible, où tout es possible.Une cérémonie a été organisée mercredi 20 novembre à l’Alliance Française à l’occasion de la journée universelle des enfants.C’est la Ministre...

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1275. New website highlights key role of Geographic Information Systems -22.11.2013

People wishing to access details of land plots in a particular area or visitors planning a holiday here and want to know more on different tourism related establishments can now do so via a newly launched website.The Geographic Information Systems...

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1276. 3rd Arab-African Summit -22.11.2013

VP stresses importance of Afro-Arabic relationsVice-President Danny Faure has highlighted the importance of the Arab world to the African continent, noting that the Arab world has been a loyal partner to the African continent on its road to socio-...

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1277. Seychelles’ accession process in final stages -22.11.2013

Seychelles has signed a bilateral agreement on trade in goods and services with the Kingdom of Thailand, bringing the country further into the final stages of its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The agreement, which is...

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1278. Don de livres français aux Bibliothèques seychelloises -30.12.2013

Ambiance de fête vendredi matin à bord du bâtiment de la Marine Nationale Française Le Siroco, navire amiral de L’Opération ATALANTA de l’Union Européenne contribuant à la lutte contre la piraterie maritime dans l’Océan Indien. Le...

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1279. Air Seychelles and Cathay Pacific Airways ink codeshare deal -22.11.2013

Air Seychelles is to expand significantly its reach into Asia and Australia, after signing a codeshare agreement with Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier.The agreement, signed by Air Seychelles’ chief executive officer...

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1280. Seychelles delegation takes part in OECD world forum -21.11.2013

A delegation from Seychelles has arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia for the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD)’s global forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.Led by Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam, the...

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1281. Centre Mont Royal marks 15th anniversary -21.11.2013

A special ceremony was held yesterday to mark Centre Mont Royal’s 15th anniversary, pay tribute to its founding members and to honour staff, past and present.Attending the event held at the Sheikh Khalifa diagnostic centre were Seychelles’...

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1282. Intelvision sends signals to Praslin -21.11.2013

With the vision of expanding its business, Intelvision will be bringing its services to Praslin tomorrow.Speaking to Seychelles Nation, Reza Jaro, chief operating officer for Intelvision, said that “following demands, Intelvision waited until...

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1283. Red Cross appeals for aid for victims of typhoon Haiyan -21.11.2013

The Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS), in collaboration with the Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) and Rotary Club, has set up a national committee to mobilise funds in aid of victims of typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda)...

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1284. ‘Seychelles Airlines’ s’approche de Pointe Larue -21.11.2013

La réalité de ‘Seychelles Airlines’, nouvelle compagnie aérienne seychelloise, se confirme rapidement dans le ciel seychellois. Le premier décollage d’Europe et atterrissage à l’Aéroport International des Seychelles à Pointe Larue...

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1285. Conference sheds light on issues affecting boys and men -21.11.2013

Issues ranging from poor educational performances, health and social problems which include gender-based violence against men and parental abuse of the male child are some of the problems and challenges boys and men are facing.Decision-makers and...

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1286. Departman Devlopman Kominoter i onor bann zonm -20.11.2013

Alokazyon Lazournen Enternasyonal bann Zonm yer, Departman Devlopman Kominoter dan Minister Zafer Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Spor ti onor son bann travayer zonm dan en pti seremoni ki bann madanm dan sa departman ti’n organize.Dan sa pti...

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1287. NBS launches interactive statistical data portal -20.11.2013

To commemorate the African Statistic Day the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) launched the Interactive Statistical Data Portal during a presentation on Monday at the Seychelles Trading Company’s conference room.Present at the presentation were...

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1288. Busy social weekend for Barclays Bank -20.11.2013

It was a busy weekend for Barclays Bank as its staff indulged in various voluntary activities around the country. The activities started on Friday afternoon with a talk on entrepreneurship and business creation delivered to entrepreneurs and young...

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1289. Barclays encourages reading in orphanage -20.11.2013

The boys at the Foyer de Nazareth orphanage will hopefully develop a flair for books now that a reading corner has been set up at the institution.A group of staff from the Barclays Bank teamed up with some youths from the group Compassion on...

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1290. PUC organises seminar on power quality -20.11.2013

The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) yesterday held a one-day seminar on the quality of electric power distributed to consumers.  The seminar, which was attended by PUC technicians, electrical contractors as well as electricians from various...

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1291. Over 450 posts set to be localised -20.11.2013

The Labour and Human Resource Development minister has announced that 454 posts have been identified for localisation in the coming three years and the ministry has succeeded in formulating a detailed succession plan which it is applying in...

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1292. Cable and Wireless hosts health education campaign -19.11.2013

As part of activities to mark its 120th anniversary, Cable and Wireless Seychelles (CWS) on Saturday hosted a health education campaign on its premises on Revolution Avenue, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health. The activity which...

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1293. ‘Nothing can be achieved by boycotting Sri Lanka’ -19.11.2013

“Nothing can be achieved by boycotting Sri Lanka” -- These words of wisdom, friendship and sincerity of President James Michel won the hearts and minds of millions of Sri Lankans instantly. The comments made by the President during a media...

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1294. Prezidan Rene i selebre son lanniverser dan son distrik -19.11.2013

Apre en premye rankont avek bann dimoun aze dan zarden State House Merkredi pase e en lot kot Lospis North East Point Vandredi, ansyen Prezidan France Albert Rene, ki ti ganny 78-an Sanmdi, ti fet son lanniverser avek lezot dimoun aze dan son...

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1295. Clues for the 2013 Subios Virtual Treasure Hunt -19.11.2013

• One of the greatest modern dangers to our oceans• The type of poison injected by the stone fish(Editor’s Note: We are publishing two clues today since we failed to publish the first one yesterday. Our apologies. As from tomorrow, only one...

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1296. Reconciliation begins at home -19.11.2013

It is interesting to note that the photo depicting myself in the company of President James Michel and former President France Albert René taken at State House last week on the occasion of the reception for the senior citizens, have not only made...

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1297. International Men’s Day -19.11.2013

Men and boys urged to reflect on their livesThe Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton has urged men and boys to think of the consequences of their actions as they not only have repercussions on themselves but...

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1298. VP Faure attends Africa-Arab Summit -19.11.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure will represent President James Michel at the 3rd Africa-Arab Summit to be held in Kuwait City today and tomorrow.The Summit is being held under the theme ‘Partners in Development and Investment’ and will focus mainly...

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1299. Air Seychelles appoints new chief financial officer -19.11.2013

Air Seychelles has appointed Tara Murphy as its new chief financial officer.Ms Murphy, who is currently Etihad Airways’ manager financial control, takes up the role on secondment from the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier.Air Seychelles’ chief...

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1300. Air Seychelles partners with technology institute -19.11.2013

Air Seychelles has signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with the Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT), to facilitate the identification, training and recruitment of talented technicians for employment at the national airline. The...

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1301. Seychelles’ HC to Zambia accredited -18.11.2013

Claude Morel has been accredited as Seychelles’ high commissioner to Zambia. He presented his credentials to the Zambian head of state, Michel Sata, during a ceremony at State House in Lusaka on November 7, 2013Delivering his statement before...

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1302. Seychelles represented at Red Cross general assembly -18.11.2013

Seychelles is being represented at the general assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) being held in Sidney, Australia.The President of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) Barbara Carolus...

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1303. Mihin Lanka to increase Seychelles’ connectivity -18.11.2013

Aviation history was in the making at the Seychelles International Airport at Point Larue on Saturday afternoon, as the inaugural flight of Mihin Lanka, code shared with SriLankan Airlines, arrived in Seychelles. The blue-tailed A 321 airbus with a...

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1304. Seychelles congratulates newly elected Maldivian President -18.11.2013

On behalf of the government and people of Seychelles, President James Michel has expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected President of the Maldives, Abdullah Yameen.In his message President Michel stated that the election ushers...

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1305. New comptroller-general announced at Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment -16.11.2013

The Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte, has announced the appointments of Damien Thésée and Irene Croisée as comptroller-general and deputy comptroller-general respectively. The appointment of Mr Thésée, who was...

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1306. La Journée mondiale de l'enfance sera célébrée le 20 novembre -16.11.2013

La Journée mondiale de l'enfance sera célébrée le 20 novembre 2013 et le National Council for Children organisera cette célébration en partenariat avec l'Alliance française de Victoria. Cette célébration mettra de nouveau à l'honneur la...

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1307. Credit Union shares last year’s financial report with members -19.08.2013

                        The Seychelles Credit Union (SCU) held its annual general meeting on Saturday giving its members details of the financial reports of the year 2012 and recent decisions taken by its board.During the...

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1308. Asycuda World -19.08.2013

    Customs procedures for clearance of express mail and courier Clearing agents or courier companies are responsible to submit their declarations in the Asycuda World system with pertinent documents for clearance of express mail and courier....

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1309. Work to ease flow of traffic gather speed -19.08.2013

Work to ease traffic flow gather speed   Work to ease the flow of traffic in and around Victoria is progressing well and when completed, will significantly reduce congestion. A new project along this line is upgrading work currently being carried...

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1310. Seychelles welcomes revised decision of Madagascar Special Electoral Court -19.08.2013

The Seychelles delegation at the SADC summit of heads of state and government in Lilongwe, Malawi, has hailed the revised decision of the Madagascar Special Electoral Court to invalidate the candidatures that were contested by the international...

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1311. VP Faure at SADC summit -17.08.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure is representing the Head of State, President James Michel, at the 33rd Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Summit due to take place from August 17-18 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The summit...

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1312. Highlights of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star show -17.08.2013

This year’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Show captivated the audience as the little stars revealed their extraordinary talents and humour.The show was held last weekend at the International Conference Centre under the theme ‘Welcome to...

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1313. Indian association brings joy to the elderly -17.08.2013

Elderly people living in regional homes at Pointe Larue, Au Cap, Anse Royale and Anse Boileau also enjoyed the Feast of the Assumption with special treats this year and this is thanks to the kind and remarkable gesture of the Indian Association of...

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1314. Lasosyasyon Fanmir Solid i envit zabitan Takamaka pour en sesyon dyalog -17.08.2013

Apre en sesyon dyalog ek diskisyon avek bann fanmir wikenn pase dan Vilaz Perseverance 2, ozordi apartir 1.30 apremidi bann manm Lasosyasyon Pour Promosyon Fanmir Solid pou dan sant kominoter Takamaka. Sa lasosyasyon pe fer sa bann rankont dyalog...

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1315. Distrik i entansifye zot progranm aktivite rekreasyonnel pour zanfan pandan vakans -17.08.2013

Depi Lendi le 12 Out, komansman vakans dezyenm trimes, bann distrik atraver pei in mobilize pour entansifye zot bann aktivite vakans pour bann zanfan dan kad aktivite rekreasyonnel pour kominote mye konni konman NRA. Direkter Zeneral pour...

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1316. Minis Meriton i vizit distrik Glacis -17.08.2013

Minis Dezinyen Vincent Meriton, ki osi annan portfey Servis Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Spor, ti Merkredi apremidi fer en vizit dan distrik Glacis. Minis Meriton ti akonpannyen par son konseye spesyal Msye Dan Frichot ek ladministrater distrik...

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1317. Chinese Pagoda renovated -16.08.2013

The Chinese Pagoda will host its first event – the Moon cake festival – on Sunday September 22, 2013 after being renovated. All Chinese nationals are being invited for the festival.The Pagoda on Benezet Street has already started catering for...

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1318. Preparations for Seychelles-India Day gather pace -16.08.2013

      An exhibition tracing the relations between India and Seychelles is being planned as part of activities to mark the first ever Seychelles-India Day set for October 4-6 this year.As such, the organisers are calling on all Indians and...

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1319. Lanbyans ti so pour lafet La Digue -16.08.2013

Parey labitid, lanbyans ti so menm La Digue yer, Zedi le 15 Out, alokazyon lafet Lasonpsyon. Bann Digwa ki pe viv Mahé ek Praslin ensi ki lezot dimoun sorti enpe partou ti asiste en gran lanmes 9er dan legliz Ste Marie swivi par en tonbola ki...

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1320. Flag hoisting marks India’s 67th Independence Day -16.08.2013

India’s 67th Independence Day anniversary was marked by a flag hoisting ceremony held yesterday at the Indian high commissioner’s residence at Au Cap. The event was attended by the Indian high commissioner to Seychelles Thanglura Darlong and...

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1321. New STC Praslin shop pledges ‘fair pricing’ to consumers -16.08.2013

      Consumers on Praslin can now expect to pay the same price for basic commodities as their peers on Mahé.This follows a pledge made by the management of the new Seychelles Trading Company’s (STC) supermarket on Praslin which officially...

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1322. STC opens Praslin supermarket -14.08.2013

The Seychelles Trading Company (STC) has opened its first supermarket on Praslin. Situated at the Pension Fund Complex at Grand Anse, the supermarket was officially opened yesterday afternoon by the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre...

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1323. Installation of concrete decking on Cascade bridge starts -14.08.2013

The second phase of repair work has started on the Cascade bridge which has reduced traffic to one lane only.Since Monday, the Seychelles Land Transport Agency (SLTA) has started installing concrete decking slides as part of repair works to the...

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1324. Air Seychelles delayed due to technical hitch -14.08.2013

Air Seychelles flight HM 061, scheduled to depart from Mahé to Johannesburg at 8am Seychelles time yesterday was delayed due to a technical problem beyond the airline’s control. A communiqué from Air Seychelles says that arrangements are being...

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1325. Comesa launches innovation awards -13.08.2013

An innovation awards scheme has been launched by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) to mark the year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation...

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1326. ‘Selwyn Knowles is a person with a high level of integrity’ -12.08.2013

“Seychelles Nation journalist acted in good faith, but due to the complexity of the procedure in place for imposing and waiving fines on importers who have violated import regulations, she failed to relay the fact that Selwyn Knowles has no power...

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1327. New York Convention road show -12.08.2013

Arbitration’s benefits,limitations discussedJudges, lawyers, law students and graduates, representatives of the Fair Trading Commission, the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce of Industry, the Ministry of Land Use and Habitat and other organisations...

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1328. Don d’équipements informatiques de la Chine au journal Nation -10.08.2013

  Le journal Seychelles Nation a reçu jeudi un lot de matériel composé d’équipements informatiques. Ce don est de l’Ambassade de la République Populaire de Chine aux Seychelles.C’est le Chargé d’Affaires, M. Wang, qui a remis le...

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1329. Community projects in Baie Lazare hailed -10.08.2013

The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton has said he is satisfied with the projects carried out in the communities of Baie Lazare.He was speaking to the media yesterday after visiting several projects which...

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1330. Seychelles endorses SADC report, welcomes peaceful election in Zimbabwe -10.08.2013

The Seychelles government has congratulated the government and people of Zimbabwe for organising peaceful elections in accordance with the provisions of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) negotiated following the last elections in 2008.The...

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1331. Distrik Bel Air i vibre pandan sware ‘Romance Nostalgique’ -10.08.2013

Distrik Bel Air ti vibre Sanmdi swar le 3 Out pandan en aktivite apele ‘Romance Nostalgique’.Bann zanfan, zenn e sitwayen aze ti koste pour montre zot kapasite pandan sa sware ki ti deroul dan sant kominoter.Zot pa ti ezite pour montre bann ki...

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1332. UAE XCHANGE donates to Ste Elizabeth orphanage -09.08.2013

The Ste Elizabeth orphanage yesterday received a donation of foodstuffs from the stock exchange company UAE XCHANGE Ltd. The donation which comprises a stock of rice, milk, juice, fruits, cornflakes and biscuits was presented to one of the...

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1333. Trailing suction hopper dredger in Port Victoria -09.08.2013

  ‘Charles Darwin’, a trailing suction hopper dredger owned by the Jan de Nul Group, is currently in Port Victoria where she will be laying over for an indefinite period of time.The Ministry of Land Use and Housing and the Seychelles Ports...

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1334. UNDP launches new publication on its role in democratic elections in Africa -09.08.2013

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new publication on its role in democratic elections in Africa.The UNDP regional electoral advisor, Joran Rukambe, presented the publication in a ceremony at Le Meridien Barbarons on...

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1335. Seychelles to host international arbitration workshop -09.08.2013

  The Supreme Court, in cooperation with the Bar Association of Seychelles, will tomorrow host the Seychelles “New York Convention Road Show”, an international arbitration workshop presented by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the...

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1336. Paper-cutting contest proposed -08.08.2013

A paper-cutting competition is being proposed for schools and organisations and all received art works will be displayed in an exhibition during the first Seychelles-China Day celebrations to be launched on January 31, 2014. It is being proposed...

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1337. Intelvision makes benevolent gesture -08.08.2013

Centre Mont Royal rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol addiction has received free internet installation and cable television from the Intelvision.  The handing over took place at the centre at North East Point yesterday.Marketing...

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1338. Sri Lanka-Seychelles -08.08.2013

Direct flights to start in October   The government of Sri Lanka and representatives of the Sri Lankan Airlines have announced that the airline will introduce direct services to Seychelles in October 2013.  The airline will operate three return...

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1339. Paper-cutting works by Seychellois on display -07.08.2013

      Works produced by Seychellois art teachers who have just followed a paper-cutting workshop are being displayed at the National Cultural Centre.Chinese paper-cutting artist Duan JianJun from the Shengle Museum of Inner Mongolia conducted...

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1340. Indian delegation head pays courtesy call on President Michel -07.08.2013

  President James Michel met Sudhir Vyas, Secretary (West) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, at State House yesterday morning.  Mr Vyas is in Seychelles on a working visit following the 8th India-Seychelles Joint Commission meeting...

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1341. L’APIOI tient son assemblée générale à Port Réunion -07.08.2013

  L’APIOI, qui regroupe les îles de Madagascar, Maurice, Mayotte, Seychelles, des Comores et La Réunion, a tenu pendant deux jours, les 1er et 2 août, son assemblée générale et son conseil d’administration dans les locaux de Port...

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1342. Third SYLP cohort in viva voce exams -07.08.2013

Members of the third cohort of the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme completed a one-month selected work experience overseas during the month of June and are doing viva voce examinations.The overseas attachment was arranged by University of...

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1343. Bernard Elizabeth appointed SCU chief executive -07.08.2013

 Bernard Elizabeth is the new chief executive of the Seychelles Credit Union (SCU) and his appointment takes effect on Wednesday August 14, 2013.Mr Elizabeth, who has been appointed into the post by the board of directors of the SCU, will replace...

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1344. Third SYLP cohort in viva voce exams -07.08.2013

  Members of the third cohort of the Seychelles Young Leaders Programme completed a one-month selected work experience overseas during the month of June and are doing viva voce examinations.The overseas attachment was arranged by University of...

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1345. NDEA seizes two consignments of illegal drugs -06.08.2013

 The National Drugs Enforcement Agency’s (NDEA) battle targeting the illegal drug distribution and importation network in the country took a significant step forward following the seizure of two significant consignments of illegal drugs.The NDEA...

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1346. Seychelles initials double tax avoidance pact with Ghana -05.08.2013

  Seychelles and the Republic of Ghana have initialed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The agreement was initialed on behalf of the government of Seychelles by the...

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1347. Sanzman platform an rezilta travay lo twatir terminal bis Victoria -05.08.2013

En dezyenm faz travay pour refer twatir terminal bis Victora pou al konmanse byento.Se Korporasyon Transpor Piblik (SPTC) ki’n fer sa lanons e in azoute ki an rezilta sa bann travay pou annan serten sanzman platform.SPTC in dir ki bann larout...

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1348. Stakeholders discuss draft of proposed Domestic Violence Bill -05.08.2013

Stakeholders have discussed, given their inputs and made recommendations on the draft of a proposed Domestic Violence Bill.This was during a consultative workshop held yesterday at the STC conference hall.Taking part in the discussions were lawyers,...

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1349. Fire forces closure of Providence landfill -03.08.2013

The Providence landfill one remained closed yesterday following a fire which broke out in the early hours.According to reports, the fire started at around 3am yesterday and firefighters were still combating the blaze last yesterday afternoon.Giant...

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1350. Air Seychelles and airberlin expand codeshare network -03.08.2013

  Air Seychelles, the national airline of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare network with airberlin, Europe’s seventh largest carrier, to cover Praslin and two new destinations in Europe: Stockholm and Copenhagen. The new deal will see Air...

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1351. New parking times and fees help ease traffic flow -02.08.2013

There was less traffic congestion in town yesterday, said Road Transport Commissioner Patrick André.This is as a result of the new parking times and fees in different parking lots in Victoria.Mr André told Seychelles Nation that there was an...

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1352. Heads of public enterprises apprised of laws governing their firms -02.08.2013

Chief executives, board chairpersons and finance officers of public enterprises met for a half-day forum yesterday to learn more about the laws and regulations that govern their operations. They also learned more about their functions and discussed...

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1353. Nisa’s revamped website goes live -02.08.2013

A new and more dynamic Seychelles NATION website of the National Information Services Agency (Nisa) was launched yesterday, offering viewers a different experience compared to the previous one.The launch was held at the Seychelles NATION’s office...

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1354. Lifeguards unit transferred to Fire and Rescue Services Agency -02.08.2013

  Rescue and safety gets big boostThe Seychelles Lifeguards Unit, which in the past was part of the Seychelles Police Force, has been transferred to the Seychelles Fire & Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) as from yesterday.According to a...

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1355. Third paper-cutting workshop in progress -01.08.2013

The third paper-cutting workshop listed under the agreement of cultural cooperation between the government of Seychelles and the government of the People’s Republic of China is under way.Organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the...

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1356. Single mothers gain budgeting skills -15.11.2013

In the society today there are different types of family and nowadays we can see a lot of single parent families. And some may agree that being a single parent and raising children on your own might be a daunting task indeed.Nou la pour ou is a...

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1357. New pay parking areas and fees come in force -01.08.2013

As of today, motorists have to pay to park their vehicles in most parking spaces in Victoria as the transport department has introduced new pay parking areas and new parking fees.According to road transport commissioner Patrick André, the new...

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1358. Inaugural Mihin Lanka flight expected here tomorrow -15.11.2013

Sri Lanka’s number one airline will tomorrow start flying between Colombo and Mahé, code shared with its twin airline Mihin Lanka. Mihin Lanka’s inaugural flight to Seychelles will arrive tomorrow at 4.10pm and the plane which has a capacity to...

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1359. ‘No victory anymore for war,’ Mancham declares -14.11.2013

 • Sri Lanka shining example of need for peace and stability   Founding President Sir James R. Mancham returned to Seychelles on Sunday after a week’s absence in the country.  He in fact was co-chairing alongside the former President of...

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1360. We are media, says Maxim Behar -14.11.2013

“Public relations is about the truth the way people like it. When we talk about social media, the new media and modern communications, at the end of the day it’s all about the content and not anymore about the packaging. The content is the...

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1361. ‘Basit Javed Sheikh was once a student in Seychelles but left at age 16’ -14.11.2013

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport  has confirmed that Basit Javed Sheikh, a Pakistani national reported to have been arrested in the United States of America by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on November 2, 2013, according...

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1362. Delegation from the Arab Bank for Development in Africa calls on VP Faure -13.11.2013

Badea delegation calls on VP Faure A delegation from the Arab Bank for Development in Africa (Badea) headed by Mohamed E. Khelifi paid a courtesy call on Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday at State House. The discussion was based on financing the...

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1363. Ministry builds up capacity on labour dispute resolution -13.11.2013

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development is since yesterday holding a three-day workshop on negotiating skills and dispute resolution at Le Méridien Barbarons hotel. Organised with the collaboration of the International Labour...

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1364. Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) November 15-17 -13.11.2013

Sri Lanka ready to welcome heads of states Over 600 security officers and 14,000 military and police personnel have been mobilised to provide security  and escort to the heads of states who will be attending  the 24th Commonwealth heads of...

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1365. Commonwealth small islands states meeting -13.11.2013

Sids push for support and recognition Small islands states members of the Commonwealth yesterday pushed for more international support and recognition for their causes and specificities.This was during the Commonwealth ministerial meeting on small...

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1366. Manm brigad dirzans i ganny remersye pour zot servis -12.11.2013

Bann manm brigad distrik ti regroupe Sanmdi le 9 Novanm dan en seremoni ki ti organize par Minister Zafer Sosyal, Devlopman Kominoter ek Spor dan lasal NSC, Roche Caïman.Prezan pandan sa seremoni  ti Minis Dezinyen, Msye Vincent Meriton, ki osi...

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1367. The poppy ball and ex-servicemen -12.11.2013

As someone who journeyed with our ex-servicemen throughout most of my 50 years of pastoral ministry in Seychelles, especially in terms of the annual Remembrance Sunday religious service and wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph at Mont Fleuri, I...

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1368. Rapport final de la COI sur les élections présidentielles à Madagascar -11.11.2013

La mission d’observation de la Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI) a présenté son rapport final sur le 1er tour du scrutin présidentiel tenu à Madagascar le 25 octobre dernier. Ce rapport final fait suite au communiqué de presse relatif au...

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1369. CBS to host 19th anniversary lecture -11.11.2013

The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) will be hosting the 19th lecture in its series of anniversary lectures on Friday November 29, 2013. It will take place at the International Conference Centre starting at 5pm and shall be attended by invited...

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1370. A day of remembrance to honour deceased soldiers -11.11.2013

Today is the 94th year since King George V dedicated November 11 as a day of remembrance for the soldiers who lost their lives during the two world wars. Throughout the Commonwealth, this day is reserved to pay tribute and honour the soldiers and...

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1371. Caring for a pet can help you with healthy lifestyle changes -09.11.2013

Pets are known for easing loneliness, stress and for being a vital source of love and  companionship. Across the years, researches carried out have shown that keeping a pet can bring a number of benefits to the owner. Adopting healthy lifestyle...

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1372. NCC staff makes the best of gratitude campaign -09.11.2013

The gratitude campaign launched earlier this year by the National Council for Children (NCC) seems to have impacted its staff positively. Members of staff have found that cultivating an attitude of gratitude has helped to make their workplace more...

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1373. Seychelles applauds Africa’s call for oceanic spaces’ sustainable management -09.11.2013

Seychelles has applauded the inclusion of proposed sustainable development goals that protect the environment and called for sustainable management of oceanic spaces.Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam has welcomed the inclusion and described it...

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1374. Temporary road closure in Victoria tonight -08.11.2013

Some roads in Victoria will be closed today, Friday November 8, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, as the Seychelles Hindu Kovil Sangam will be conducting a procession, the traffic section of the Seychelles Police has said.The procession will start at the...

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1375. Seychelles Breweries and French Embassy donate to UniSey -08.11.2013

The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has received new sets of books from the Seychelles Breweries Limited (SBL) and the French Embassy.A short ceremony was held at the university’s Anse Royale campus yesterday to hand over the two...

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1376. SPTC launches ‘How am I driving?’ campaign -08.11.2013

Many would have noticed the yellow stickers with the question ‘How am I driving?’ on the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) buses. Members of the public must have been wondering why it is there, and what is its purpose? Some may...

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1377. Barclays Seychelles targets youth to ‘Make a Difference’ -08.11.2013

Barclays Seychelles employees are this year joining the rest of Barclays employees globally in sharing their personal or professional skills to improve enterprise, employability and financial skills of young people, with the ultimate goal of ...

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1378. EU naval force foils more pirate attacks -08.11.2013

A few weeks after the Operation Commander of the European Union (EU) naval force, Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, issued another warning about the ongoing piracy threat, there have been two more piracy related incidents off the Somali coast.The first...

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1379. Air Seychelles and South African Airways expand codeshare -08.11.2013

Air Seychelles, the national airline of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare network with South African Airways (SAA), the national airline of the Republic of South Africa, to cover the island of Praslin and four new cities in South Africa –...

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1380. Seychelles and Cotswold wildlife park celebrate partnership -07.11.2013

Seychelles and the Cotswold Wildlife Park in the United Kingdom (UK) have celebrated their partnership at a lunch reception on Sunday and are looking forward for more future collaborations benefiting both sides.Seychelles was represented at the...

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1381. Energy saving bulbs contain toxic mercury vapour -07.11.2013

After reading your article regarding energy saving bulbs published on Wednesday October 30, I want to make the following comments.While it is always commendable to do anything, which is reducing the consumption of natural resources, and the use of...

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1382. Survey to better identify needs of disabled to start soon -07.11.2013

A survey aimed at better identifying the needs of people living with disabilities in relation to disasters will start later this month.The chairperson of the National Council for Disabled Persons Patricia Rene made the announcement on Tuesday during...

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1383. Southern Africa youth sustainable tourism development essay competition -07.11.2013

Seychellois children invited to take part School children aged between 12 and 17 years from primary and secondary schools in the country are being invited to take part in the first regional youth in tourism essay competition.The competition is...

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1384. New policy for conversion of omnibuses into taxis -06.11.2013

The government has announced a new policy for operators wishing to convert their public omnibus into taxis.The decision was taken following consultations between the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment (MFTI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs...

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1385. Mancham joins Pan-African leaders to promote peace-building -06.11.2013

Seychelles founding President Sir James R. Mancham along with other former African presidents, faith leaders, philanthropists and United Nations (UN) officials are meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to launch a major Pan-African initiative aimed at building...

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1386. SDGs can help define a new African century -06.11.2013

Seychelles has called for a transformative approach to sustainable development when addressing the Africa regional consultative meeting on sustainable development goals (SDGs) currently being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Speaking as head of the...

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1387. UAE donates to Seychelles orphanages -05.11.2013

Children of all ages from the President's Village, Foyer de La Providence, Foyer de Nazareth, and Foyer de La Solitude have received clothes from the ‘Dress One Million Needy Children’ campaign.The children received the clothes during a brief...

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1388. Seychelles’ doing business index ranking drops -05.11.2013

Seychelles is ranked 80th out of 189 countries in the 2014 World Bank Doing Business report.This is a drop of six places from last year’s 74th place and the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment (MFTI) has expressed disappointment that...

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1389. National Library expects to reopen soon after mould invasion -05.11.2013

The National Library, the children’s section in particular, is expected to reopen soon to accommodate children during the December holidays it has been announced.The National Library and Archives section also housed in the building have been...

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1390. Indian community and Seychellois friends mark Diwali -05.11.2013

A large crowd gathered at the swimming pool complex, Roche Caiman on Saturday evening for the Grand Hindu Diwali or Deepavali Festival, the Festival of Light. Also seen as New Year, Diwali Festival of Light, is a celebration of the victory of good...

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1391. Aligning ocean health and human well-being -05.11.2013

Experts agree way forward Experts have agreed on the way forward through a global strategy to align ocean health and human well-being.The Blue Ribbon Panel, which includes 21 global experts from 16 countries including Seychelles, has emphasised...

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1392. Lady luck strikes again for Sheila Mendes -04.11.2013

Sheila Mendes is the winner of a radio quiz show hosted by PureFM radio station and she has won herself two return tickets to Sri Lanka.She was presented with her tickets by Sandy Keller,  general manager of Vision Voyages – the general sales...

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1393. Seychelles highlights importance of trade connectivity -04.11.2013

While addressing the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministers meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam emphasised the importance of trade connectivity for development.“Moving beyond the nexus of North-South trade is essential for us...

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1394. Chinese Union Pay card holders to benefit through new accord -04.11.2013

Chinese visitors to Seychelles can now better enjoy their holiday and travel experience as they will soon be able to pay for any goods and services using their Union Pay cards.This will be possible now that China Union Pay International has signed a...

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1395. Banyan Tree rewards long serving staff -04.11.2013

A special ceremony was hosted recently for a group of 29 workers of the Banyan Tree Seychelles resort who have worked for the hotel for five and 10 years. The event was hosted to reward and thank them for having devoted these years with the...

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1396. World War veterans remembered at Poppy Ball -04.11.2013

It was all about tuxedos and stunning evening gowns on Saturday night at Le Meridien Barbarons hotel as a great number of people turned out for this year’s Poppy Ball.After a seven-year break, the event which is supported by the British high...

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1397. Abu Dhabi’s generous grant to Seychelles -04.11.2013

I have read with interest your account of the opening of the Seychelles Conference at Le Méridien Barbarons Hotel hosted on Thursday October 31, 2013 to mark the 5th anniversary of the Macro Economic Reform Programme.I was not invited to attend...

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1398. Seychelles gets high ranking for its marine environment -04.11.2013

Seychelles has the healthiest marine environment among full sovereign countries of the world, according to the Ocean Health Index, an indicator that is designed to track the health of the world’s oceans and how people benefit from and affect...

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1399. DAC warns against addictive flesh-eating drug -04.11.2013

The Drug and Alcohol Council is issuing a strong alert to all drug users and the population at large against the use of a new highly addictive and dangerous drug known as Krokodil that eats away the flesh and brain of users, turning the skin...

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1400. IMF mission concludes eighth and final review under EFF with Seychelles -02.11.2013

‘Seychellois economy continues to perform well’The Seychellois economy continues to perform well, despite still weak global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission has said at the end of its 15-day (October 17-31) visit.Led by...

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1401. Second phase of autism training launched -02.11.2013

The second phase of the autism training workshop was launched on Monday by Dr Erna Athanasius in her capacity as paediatrician and the ambassador for women and children and also the advisor of the Autism Advocacy Project. The ceremony took place at...

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1402. Five years of economic reforms in Seychelles -02.11.2013

Seychelles’ successful economic reform programme is a result of the Seychellois people’s resilience, sacrifices and willpower during this difficult time.The country’s successful economic programme has been recounted in a book entitled...

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1403. 4th United Cities and Local Governments – World (UCLG) Congress in Rabat -02.11.2013

Mayor of Victoria, first woman from Africa and other regions to be elected co-presidentAt the 4th World Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in Rabat, Morocco, earlier this month, the Mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline...

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1404. New agency to replace NHRDC -04.11.2013

A new agency aimed at raising the standard and quality of services available to Seychellois to advance their career development, increase productivity and economic gains through a structure which better responds to present day demands and needs will...

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1405. Minister continues workplace visits -31.10.2013

The Minister for Labour and Human Resource Development, Idith Alexander, carried out workplace visits last Friday to two establishments. For the first part of the visit, the minister accompanied by high officials from her ministry visited the Konoba...

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1406. Millennium Development Goals -31.10.2013

Seychelles achieves three MDGs, on track with othersSeychelles has completely achieved three of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while it is well on track to reach the set targets for the others.This was revealed during the official...

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1407. Fifth anniversary of the economic reform -31.10.2013

Seychelles recovering strongly from debt crisisA middle-income country, Seychelles has been recovering strongly from a debt crisis in 2008 and its economic and social indicators are well above those of other microstates and comparable to the most...

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1408. QANTAS lands in Seychelles on world tour -31.10.2013

A QANTAS Boeing 747 plane landed in Seychelles on Tuesday night with 215 passengers and crew. This QANTAS plane is on a special charter by the Captain’s Choice, the Australia-based firm that remains a world leader in private jet tours. It is...

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1409. Un projet de restauration à Venn’s Town -30.10.2013

  Le site historique Mission Lodge ou Venn’s Town à Sans Soucis serait restauré pour devenir un atout touristique du pays et un patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.Ancienne école construite par des missionnaires lors de l'abolition de...

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1410. L’Ambassadeur Shamlaye accrédité auprès de la Principauté de Monaco -30.10.2013

L’ambassadeur des Seychelles basé à Paris, M. Bernard Shamlaye, a présenté à Son Altesse Sérénissime, le Prince Albert II, les lettres de créance l’accréditant comme Ambassadeur auprès de la Principauté de Monaco.La cérémonie de...

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1411. Signature de déclaration envers la création d’un Institut Créole International -30.10.2013

Les Seychelles et La Réunion ont signé une déclaration envers la création d’un Institut Créole International. Ce sont le ministre seychellois du Tourisme et de la Culture, M. Alain St Ange, le président du Conseil régional de la Reunion,...

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1412. Two suspected drug traffickers arrested -30.10.2013

Praslin agents of the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA) have arrested a male at his home in Cote d’Or. The 29-year-old handyman was found in possession of a large quantity of a substance suspected to be herbal cannabis weighing...

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1413. PUC readjusts utilities tariffs as of November 1 -30.10.2013

As from November 1 the government will embark on a programme to readjust water, electricity and sewerage tariffs for a period of 10 years, it has been announced.The Minister for Environment and Energy Rolph Payet made the announcement on Monday.As...

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1414. Mancham heads for Nigeria to take part in ‘essential inter-faith’ programmes -30.10.2013

Former President James Mancham leaves Seychelles on Sunday November 3 for Abuja, Nigeria to take part in the upcoming Global Peace Leadership Conference and Festival which will be held from November 7 - 9.  This major peace festival and leadership...

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1415. Cabinet approves stricter laws for getting Seychelles citizenship -30.10.2013

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved two bills for the amendment of the Citizenship Act and the Immigration Decree, in line with the announcements President James Michel made in his state-of-the- nation address this year.The President had announced...

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1416. Seychelles to feature in top Dubai TV show -29.10.2013

Air Seychelles has announced that it has sponsored the Dubai One TV Channel Out & About trip to Seychelles where they intend to stay for a week to film two television documentaries.The team of seven people from the ‘Out & About Show’...

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1417. Water distribution to dominate question time -29.10.2013

The Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet, will be in the National Assembly this morning to answer several questions relating to his ministry. The issue of water distribution in the districts will be extensively examined during...

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1418. Meira Savy reçoit le titre de Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres -29.10.2013

Meira Savy a reçu dimanche soir le titre de Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres pour son engagement au service de la culture et de la langue françaises.C’est l’Ambassadrice de France aux Seychelles, Mme Geneviève Iancu qui lui a...

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1419. UniSey launches degree course in public administration -29.10.2013

The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has officially launched the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) programme.This was during a short ceremony held yesterday at the School of Education’s auditorium at Mont Fleuri. Also coinciding with the...

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1420. Coopération Seychelles – Réunion -29.10.2013

Démarrage d’un projet d’énergie renouvelable L’hôtel Ephelia Resort du Groupe Hôtelier Constance à Port Launay est depuis dimanche officiellement le site pilote d’un projet d’énergie renouvelable suivant la pose des premiers...

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1421. Barclays reaches out to community partners -28.10.2013

Representatives of the two organisations and of the bank in a souvenir photograph Barclays Bank Seychelles has reached out to two community partners by helping them with funds for their projects.Women in Action and Solidarity Organisation (Waso)...

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1422. Mancham invited to join prestigious ‘Club de Madrid’ -28.10.2013

Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles Sir James Mancham has accepted an invitation of the prestigious ‘Club de Madrid’ to become a member of the organisation and to take part in the next general assembly and annual conference which is...

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1423. 1ère Rencontre du Développement Durable – La Réunion/Seychelles -26.10.2013

Une 30e d’entreprises réunionnaises présentent leurs produits et servicesPlusieurs entreprises réunionnaises spécialisées dans des produits et des services qui mettent en valeur le développement durable participent depuis hier à la...

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1424. Delo Dou firm gets clean bill of health -26.10.2013

The Delo Dou bottling factory has re-opened for business and its products are now safe for consumption, the public health department said yesterday.Following the closure of the factory over some public health concern, the public health service said...

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1425. ‘Air Seychelles VIP’ inaugurated -26.10.2013

Since July this year Air Seychelles has been operating a new VIP service for private jet passengers at the Seychelles International Airport, in association with Dubai-based Royal Jet, the current world leader in the private chartered flight...

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1426. Piblik i konn plis lo bann loportinite lanplwa -26.10.2013

Manm piblik in ganny sans konn plis lo bann loportinite lanplwa dan bann diferan lorganizasyon prive e osi bann minister, departman ek lazans gouvernman.Sa ti atraver en job fair ki ti deroul kot Liniversite Sesel Anse Royale depi 10er bomaten ziska...

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1427. Fishing builds stronger bond between father and son -25.10.2013

Fishing is big source of income here in Seychelles; a lot of people practice this activity for business as well as for pleasure.For Jayden Benoiton, an eight-year-old boy who is in Primary 3, going fishing is the opportunity for him...

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1428. Joint management of the Extended Continental Shelf of the Mascarene Plateau -25.10.2013

Seychelles hosts third commissioners’ meeting   The third Seychelles-Mauritius Joint Commissioners’ meeting seeking to establish the necessary framework for the two countries to jointly manage the Extended Continental Shelf of the Mascarene...

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1429. Les Seychelles accueillent la 5ème rencontre philatélique de l’Océan Indien -25.10.2013

Depuis hier, les Seychelles accueillent la 5ème Rencontre Philatélique de l’Océan Indien qui réunit les responsables des postes locaux et ceux de la Réunion, Madagascar, Maurice et les Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises de...

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1430. Finance Minister elected Small States Forum chairperson -25.10.2013

Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte will be playing a leading role on issues that affect small countries after he was elected the chairperson of the World Bank-led 2013 Small States Forum during the World Bank's annual meetings...

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1431. Foreign companies bid for Victoria development project -24.10.2013

A series of interviews are being organised in a bid to recruit consultants to undertake the preparation of the Greater Victoria development plan and the Seychelles strategic plan.The interviews started yesterday and will be held until today at the...

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1432. Fair trading body and partners learn more about competition law -24.10.2013

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is hosting a four-day workshop on the enforcement of the Fair Competition Act 2009.Robert Lancop and Andre Brantz from the competition law associates in Canada are leading the sessions being held at the Seychelles...

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1433. First Joint Committee Meeting between Seychelles and the Philippines -24.10.2013

Parties sign ETCA documents Seychelles and the Philippines have signed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) documents discussed following the conclusion of the first Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) in Victoria.The signing ceremony...

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1434. Public warned against consuming water from unknown sources -23.10.2013

The Public Health Services is reminding the general public that only PUC Water Division and licensed bottled water manufacturers are mandated under the law to supply and sell water intended for domestic use and drinking purposes.No other...

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1435. HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway in Seychelles -23.10.2013

Seychelles was this week visited by HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of the Kingdom of Norway who visited his country's navy ship that was in Seychelles waters as part of the ongoing anti-piracy operation.This visit was also the opportunity for...

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1436. Bank of Ceylon to open branch in Capital City in November -23.10.2013

The Bank of Ceylon’s branch in Seychelles is set to open by the end of November, its country manager/chief executive Ranjith Haputhanthri told Seychelles Nation yesterday.Also assistant general manager of the bank’s overseas branches, Mr...

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1437. IMF mission arrives in Seychelles for review -23.10.2013

The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment has welcomed the recent arrival of a planned mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Seychelles. The mission is in the country to conduct their eighth and final review under the Extended...

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1438. UNODC assists Seychelles in drug counseling training -22.10.2013

A group of professionals from the ministries of Health and of Social affairs, as well as from the prison and police departments, and who in everyday life are faced with the scourge and effects of drug use, are since yesterday attending a week-long...

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1439. US destroyer on port visit -22.10.2013

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) is in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with East African nations like...

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1440. Ifad delegation calls on Minister Sinon -22.10.2013

The Minister for Natural Resources, Peter Sinon, and key personnel from his ministry have met a high level delegation from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad), currently in Seychelles on a two-pronged mission. It is...

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1441. ‘Drivers have big role to play in alleviating congestion’ -22.10.2013

While authorities work to improve traffic flow in the town centre and its environs, it is clear that drivers themselves need a bit more self-discipline and cooperation to ensure that this happens.A communiqué from the Ministry of Home Affairs and...

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1442. Taking sustainable living one step further with solar energy -21.10.2013

With the threat of climate change and its impacts on our daily lives, going green has become the new fad around the world. Some developed countries, such as Germany, have embraced this new lifestyle with gusto, while developing countries such as...

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1443. PUC seeks public opinion on its services -21.10.2013

The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) is currently carrying out a public opinion survey on its services. This is being done on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. A group of young volunteers, mainly students from post-secondary institutions, are going...

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1444. Seychelles-India Day Society thanks partners -21.10.2013

The Indian high commission and the Seychelles-India Day Society organised a reception on Friday to thank partners for their contributions in making the event a real success. Among guests present at the reception, which was held at the Wharf Hotel,...

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1445. The hustle and bustle of Victoria on a Friday -19.10.2013

Locals always say that the best time to do one’s shopping in Victoria, especially buying one’s groceries, is on a Friday. Although many favour Saturday, I believe Friday is the best day as one has the whole day for such activity as everything...

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1446. No visa needed for 30-day stay in China -19.10.2013

All Seychellois nationals travelling to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) do not require a visa if the duration of their stay does not exceed 30 days and they are in possession of a return ticket, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.If...

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1447. Seychelles ranks second in Africa for gender equality -19.10.2013

Seychelles is ranked second out of 52 African countries for gender equality, according to the findings revealed in the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance report which was published earlier this week.The top-performing advocate of gender...

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1448. Observation de l’élection présidentielle malgache -18.10.2013

Un solide dispositif d’observateurs seychellois   Le Ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Jean-Paul Adam, a annoncé hier que plusieurs observateurs seychellois participeront à des missions d’observation dans le cadre de l'élection...

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1449. Marketing campaign for Ile Soleil launched -18.10.2013

The marketing campaign for Ile Soleil was officially launched in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at the Seychelles Trading Company (STC) conference room.Launching the campaign, the managing director of 2020 Development Company (2020DC) Barry...

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1450. Seychelles, Japan sign joint survey accord for oil search -18.10.2013

The Seychelles government through PetroSeychelles and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) have signed an agreement for the joint survey programme offshore Seychelles. This follows a visit to Japan by a PetroSeychelles...

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1451. Civil society learns how to manage natural resources’ revenues -18.10.2013

      Representatives from different civil society movements met recently to learn more about how countries which discover natural resources like oil, gas, metal and minerals should manage revenues generated from them in a transparent and...

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1452. Regional trade gets big boost from AfDB grant -18.10.2013

Seychelles is among 26 eastern and southern African countries set to benefit from an African Development Bank (AfDB) grant aimed at boosting trade between them.The bank has announced that it has approved a US $7.5 million (R90 million) grant to...

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1453. Minister Adam reiterates importance of standing invitation to international community -18.10.2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam has stressed the importance of the standing invitation that Seychelles has extended to various international organisations and foreign government under the Special Procedures Mechanism. This is testimony to...

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1454. Seychelles boosts capacity to better fight illegal fishing -17.10.2013

As part of its efforts in the fight against illegal fishing activities, the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) has held a training for its fisheries enforcement control and surveillance staff. Facilitated by the IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission)...

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1455. Gouvernman i reste angaze pour soutenir fermye dan demars pour relev sekter lagrikiltir -17.10.2013

Travay pe byen progrese pour relev e anmenn en nouvo lelan dan sekter lagrikiltir ki’n vreman tonbe.Ziska prezan bann zefor dan sa laliny in aport fri e bokou lespwar ek lentere dan sa domenn par sekter prive pe retournen.Lo son kote gouvernman i...

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1456. Prosecuting piracy kingpin Mohammed Abdi Hassan -17.10.2013

 ‘I will not testify against him,’ says captain Roucou“I will not testify against Mohammed Abdi Hassan if I am asked to. I have already forgiven him for all the wrong he has done to me and my colleagues.”Former hostage Seychellois captain...

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1457. Airtel brings technology to farming community -17.10.2013

  Airtel brings technology to farming community the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between telecommunication company Airtel and the Seychelles Agricultural Agency (SAA) was the highlight of activities organised yesterday to...

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1458. Seychelles hosts regional workshop on climate change -17.10.2013

Delegates from small island states (Sids) as well as coastal countries of Eastern and Southern Africa are since yesterday meeting at the Coral Strand Hotel at Beau Vallon with the objective of strengthening the planning and management of coastal and...

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1459. International Customs Day 2014 -25.01.2014

The Customs Division within the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC) is responsible for all related-international trade operations, including the collection of Customs duties (taxes and levied on importation), the promotion and enforcement of...

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1460. New domestic terminal by end of 2015 -10.12.2013

The foundation stone has been laid for the construction of a new domestic terminal at the Seychelles International Airport.The project will also include the refurbishment of the existing one.Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan,...

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1461. Seychelles congratulates SADC’s new executive secretary -20.08.2013

  The Seychelles delegation at the SADC (Southern African Development Community) summit has expressed its heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed executive secretary of the organisation, Dr Stergomena Tax from the United Republic of...

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1462. PUC staff rewarded for PCB-free environment training -20.08.2013

  Technicians, engineers and other staff of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) who took part in a two- week training on management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) have received their certificates.On behalf of the Lions Club Paradise...

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1463. New system to ease interbank fund transfer -21.08.2013

  Local interbank fund transfer service is expected to be more efficient following the launch of the Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (Seft) system.The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) in collaboration with Progress Soft Corporation,...

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1464. Mancham gears up for ‘challenging’ agenda abroad -21.08.2013

Seychelles founding President James R. Mancham will be leaving Seychelles again before the end of the month at the start of what he has described as "a series of important international engagements”.Mr Mancham made the announcement yesterday...

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1465. New code of conduct for legal practitioners -21.08.2013

As of July 29, 2013, all legal practitioners in Seychelles are subject to a new Code of Professional Conduct, promulgated by the Chief Justice as the Legal Practitioners (Professional Conduct) Rules under the Legal Practitioners Act.This is a...

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1466. Colliding vehicle hits and injures pedestrian -22.08.2013

      The police are investigating a collision between two vehicles, one of which hit and injured a nearby pedestrian in the process.According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport, the incident occurred in the late...

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1467. Reunionnais leader visits Coetivy prison -22.08.2013

  The Seychelles Prison Services hosted a delegation from Reunion, headed by the president of the island’s regional council, Didier Robert, on a visit to its prison facility on Coetivy Island.  Accompanying Mr Robert on the August 13 visit was...

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1468. Seychelles team to attend UNWTO annual meeting -22.08.2013

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange, and his delegation leave Seychelles today en route to the 20th UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) general assembly which is this year taking place on the falls of Zambia and...

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1469. National Day Expo -22.08.2013

Lucky winners to VCS stall rewarded The lucky winners among visitors to the VCS Group of Companies’ stall during the National Day Expo in June received their prizes in a small ceremony at the Auto Land Complex, Providence, yesterday, in the...

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1470. Isle of Mahé – the new Cat Cocos -22.08.2013

    Bigger inter-island ferry brings added comfort to passengers Passengers going to Praslin can now travel on a new and bigger inter-island ferry and in better comfort.This follows the launch on Tuesday of the Isle of Mahé – a new Cat...

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1471. First Lady meets staff of the President’s Village -23.08.2013

The meeting in full swing The First Lady and chairperson of the Seychelles Children’s Foundation, Natalie Michel, met the staff of the President’s Village yesterday morning in a general meeting, where she got the chance to listen to their...

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1472. Seychelles gets second Rotary club -23.08.2013

Seychelles has a second Rotary club – The Rotary Club of Victoria - Coco de Mer -- and it was admitted as a member of Rotary International (RI) by the issue of a certificate signed by the 2012-2013 RI president Sakuji Tanaka on June 14, 2013.The...

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1473. Amara crew caught with 61kg of cannabis -24.08.2013

Four men were brought ashore yesterday afternoon on board Topaz together with the approximately 60kg of compressed cannabis and 1kg of cannabis resin found on their boat – the Amara.The four men were arrested 400 nautical miles south west of Mahé...

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1474. Air Seychelles signs historic fleet deal -30.10.2013

  Air Seychelles yesterday announced the purchase of three Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, in a deal which will see the iconic island carrier renew its domestic fleet.  The new aircraft will be used for services between Mahé...

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1475. NCC urges parents to model non-violence in the home -24.08.2013

There is a clear connection between violence in the home and violence in the community. Families give messages to children about how to handle conflict out of the home. Parents and other adults can show children how they handle situations that make...

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1476. Mancham stresses why statesmanship is key for future stability -26.08.2013

Sir James R. Mancham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles and founder of the Seychelles Democratic Party has welcomed the initiative taken by Ralph Volcère to form his own party and has made clear that this is a different “political...

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1477. National study on childminding starts today -27.08.2013

As from today some 70 data collectors will be visiting childminders throughout the country to collect information as part of a study aimed at improving the quality of childminding services and providing support to childminders.It is estimated that...

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1478. SCCI execs in talks with minister for transport -27.08.2013

Issues of concern raised by the car hire and taxi operators’ associations were the subject of talks held recently between the minister responsible for transport Joël Morgan and representatives of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

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1479. Bus services back to normal as Cascade bridge re-opens -28.08.2013

As of yesterday large capacity buses which were operating via the Providence highway are now operating along Cascade bridge as has previously been the case, the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) has announced.As a result, the special...

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1480. PUC commissions new generator as back-up for Praslin -29.08.2013

The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) has commissioned a new one megawatt electricity generator for Praslin and the corporation has also started major overhaul maintenance work on its largest generator at the Roche Caiman Victoria Power Station.The...

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1481. Seychelles’ first private radio station hits the airwaves tomorrow -29.08.2013

Seychelles’ first private and commercial radio station, PureFM, will hit the airwaves as from tomorrow, providing entertainment and information to listeners across the country.PureFM, which will broadcast 24 hours a day, will adopt a full...

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1482. Stakeholders meet to validate MDG report 2013 -30.08.2013

Stakeholders met on Tuesday this week to validate the contents of the third millennium development goals (MDG) national report for the year 2013.The MDG report 2013 represents further analysis of trends, inequalities, successes and gaps in...

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1483. Ministry reviews child labour laws -30.08.2013

Child labour may not be a big problem in Seychelles for the time being, as opposed to being a major dilemma in other African, Asian, South American, Caribbean or even East European countries. However, as requested by the International Labour...

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1484. VP meets EAPCCO conference delegates -30.08.2013

Delegates attending the 15th annual general meeting of the Eastern African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) currently taking place at the International Conference Centre in Victoria paid a courtesy call on Vice-President Danny Faure...

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1485. Parents should role model safety practices, says NCC -31.08.2013

As members of the wider community, we must act to ensure that every environment where children are present is safe. When parents are talking to kids about safety, it’s important to reassure them - not scare them. That means communicating in a...

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1486. Sesel i mark Lazournen Latizann Tradisyonnel Afriken -31.08.2013

Envite pe ogmant zot konnesans lo bann latizann ek plant medisinal atraver legzibisyon yer La Bastille Divers aktivite ti ganny organize yer pour mark Lazournen Latizann Tradisyonnel Afriken ki ganny selebre le 31 Out sak lannen.Bann aktivite...

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1487. Independence Day of the United States of America -31.08.2013

Never too late to celebrate the might of America! On July 4 the United States of America celebrated the 237th anniversary of its independence. As it is surely never too late to celebrate the political, economic, military and other successes brought...

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1488. SPTC introduces revised scheme of service for bus drivers -02.09.2013

Bus drivers of the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) have, since yesterday, September 1, 2013, been benefitting from a revised scheme of service. SPTC chief executive Geffy Zialor made this information public in a press communiqué,...

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1489. NDEA communiqué: Cannabis plantation discovered on Praslin, man to appear in court today -02.09.2013

The drug plantation that the NDEA discovered on Praslin A 20-year-old male from Praslin is to appear before the Magistrates court today after being arrested by agents of the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA) during an operation on...

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1490. New court house to try pirates -03.09.2013

A building is going up annex to the Palais de Justice at Ile du Port to house a new court house with modern courtrooms and advanced technology to conduct piracy trials specifically in a more efficient manner. The foundation stone for the new...

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1491. Lungos changes name to reflect new role -03.09.2013

In line with its transformation into a national platform for a stronger civil society, the Liaison Unit for Non-governmental Organisations (Lungos) has decided to change its name to Civil Engagement Platform of Seychelles (Ceps). The decision was...

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1492. Minister Laporte visits STC -04.09.2013

The Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte yesterday toured the Seychelles Trading Company (STC) as part of a series of visits to all parastatal firms that fall under his ministry. He was accompanied by top officials from his...

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1493. ‘Seychelles on track with public debt reduction target’ -04.09.2013

Seychelles is on track to bring its public debt stock to 50% of GDP (gross domestic product) by June 2018, in line with its commitments under its macroeconomic reform programme. Seychelles’ ratio of public debt to GDP as of June 2013 stood at an...

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1494. Top Bollywood stars to grace first Seychelles-India Day celebrations -04.09.2013

Some high profile Indian celebrities have confirmed their involvement in the first Seychelles-India Day celebrations to take place here early next month. In a joint press conference on Monday to officially launch the media campaign on the event,...

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1495. Firefighters gear up to better manage crisis -04.09.2013

How to better manage emergencies is the aim of a follow-up training that a group of firefighters is attending. For the past two years the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) has been organising courses to upgrade the standard and...

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1496. Air Seychelles’ performance keeps soaring -05.09.2013

Air Seychelles has announced a strong second quarter and half-year financial performance, reflecting continued solid growth and success in its turnaround strategy.  In Q2, the national carrier of Seychelles posted total revenues of US $26.03...

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1497. Les Mamelles redevelopment project: More families get new homes -05.09.2013

Eight more families have received the keys to their new homes as another phase of the Upper Les Mamelles housing redevelopment project is completed. The families received their keys from the district’s member of the National Assembly Emmanuel...

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1498. Measures being stepped up to counter fires and cut risks -05.09.2013

Measures to fight fires and reduce their risks are being reinforced as some 35 fires were recorded during the month of August alone and the worse being the Mahé landfill fire. This came out during a meeting the Minister for Environment and Energy...

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1499. PUC i sanz konter delo -05.09.2013

Servis Litilite Piblik (PUC), ki annan plis ki 30,000 konsonmater, pe antreprann en proze pour ranplas zot bann konter (meter) delo vi ki zot in vye e pa pe anrezistre lakantite inite aktyel ki dimoun pe servi. Dapre zofisye ansarz pour komers dan...

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1500. Seven individuals arrested in card skimming fraud -05.09.2013

Seven individuals involved in card skimming fraud in Africa have been arrested, Barclays Bank (Seychelles) has said. The seven individuals are from eastern Europe and South Africa. Barclays Bank (Seychelles) adds that since it came out with the...

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1501. Prosecutors enhance capacity to try pirates -06.09.2013

A group of prosecutors have successfully completed an advocacy training programme run jointly by two British prosecutors and EUCAP Nestor. The purpose of the training was to enhance the capacity of Seychelles prosecutors to prosecute trials, in...

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1502. New judge sworn into office -06.09.2013

Crawford Elliott Mckee from Scotland was sworn in as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court yesterday following his appointment by President James Michel. The ceremony which took place at State House was attended by Vice-President Danny Faure, Speaker...

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1503. SPTC i bouz lo 3enm faz travay pour sanz twatir lo terminal -06.09.2013

Korporasyon Transpor Piblik (SPTC) in dir ki i pe al konmans trwazyenm faz travay pour sanz twatir lo terminal bis Victoria. Travay pou konmanse Lendi le 9 Septanm e SPTC pe fer serten sanzman platform pour permet travay kapab deroul byen. Dimoun...

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1504. Civil Code revision going on well -06.09.2013

The revision of the Civil Code is proceeding apace and public suggestions about any ideas for revision on any topic are welcomed. A committee under the chairmanship of Justice Mathilda Twomey of the Court of Appeal has been taxed with reviewing the...

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1505. Seychelles signs loan restructuring agreement with India’s Exim Bank -07.09.2013

Seychelles has restructured another of its outstanding loans and will start repaying its 100 loans from 27 creditors in 2018. Finance, Trade and Investment Minister Pierre Laporte yesterday signed a debt reduction agreement on behalf of the...

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1506. Seychelles’ beauty queen attends Miss Reunion pageant -07.09.2013

Miss Seychelles … Another World 2013, Agnes Gerry, recently returned from Reunion Island where she attended this year’s annual Miss Reunion beauty pageant. The pageant, won by Vanille M`doihoma, was held on Saturday August 17, 2013 in...

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1507. Mason’s treats less privileged children to reef safari excursion -07.09.2013

Over 50 excited children and their home supervisors boarded Mason’s Travel catamaran Anahita at theMarine Charter yesterday morning for a day reef safari excursion in the marine park. Mason’s Travel hosted the excursion for children of the...

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1508. Don’t misuse parking space for disabled -07.09.2013

If a non-disabled motorist parks in a bay reserved for disabled people he or she is misusing that space. Some non-disabled drivers even refuse to remove their vehicles from a space reserved for disabled and this is very annoying and...

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1509. Finance staff members excel in AUSAID Masters programme -09.09.2013

Four employees from the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment (MOFTI) have been recognised for academic excellence from various Australian universities as part of a programme run by AUSAID.Ziyaad Ebrahim, Brenda Bastienne, Irene Croisée and...

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1510. PUC to introduce photovoltaic meters -09.09.2013

Plans are under way to provide photovoltaic (PV) meters to homes that produce their own electricity through renewable energy sources.The Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) along with the Seychelles Energy Commission (Sec) and the Ministry of...

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1511. New book documents living heritage of Seychelles -09.09.2013

The Seychelles National Heritage and Research Section (SNHRS) has launched its first ever in-house publication called ‘Living Heritage of Seychelles – A collection of exhibitions’. The publication is a compilation of three exhibitions...

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1512. Aktivite pour sitwayen aze i repran -10.09.2013

      Bann dimoun 3enm-az partou lo Mahé pe sa semenn partisip dan bann vizit ki divizyon progranm ek bann levennman spesyal dan Departman Devlopman Kominoter in organize pour zot dekouver bann sit ek landrwa enteresan dan pei.Sa seri tournen...

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1513. New developments at the SPTC -10.09.2013

New drivers’ scheme of service, renovation works progress well Bus drivers employed by the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) now have a new scheme of service and this is one of the many developments going on within the company.SPTC...

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1514. Disabled acquire computer skills -11.09.2013

A group of 12 people with disabilities along with three parents received their certificates yesterday afternoon after following courses in basic computer skills.The aim of the project was to improve the quality of life and financial situation of...

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1515. Lafet parasol in ariv ankor ? -12.09.2013

I fer en pe letan ki nou pa ti’n ganny en gout lapli e pandan sa de trwa mwan nou kotidyen in dominen par lasesres e bann konsekans ki i kapab anmennen : larivyer sek, lapousyer, restriksyon delo enpoze par PUC e bowzer ki bezwen anmenn delo ziska...

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1516. Soon-to-be-freed inmates gear up for life after prison -12.09.2013

A group of inmates at the Montagne Posée prison who will soon complete their sentences, have been briefed on the services that will be available to them after their release.They met members of the After-Care committee yesterday at the prison...

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1517. Cargo terminal and customs building extension and renovation project -12.09.2013

Completion of phase oneImporters and members of the public will as of next week benefit with improved services and facilities available for cargo handling, processing and delivery, now that phase one of the cargo terminal and customs building...

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1518. Supreme Court to reopen Monday -13.09.2013

The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday September 16 with a mass at the St Paul’s Cathedral.The church ceremony will start at 9am followed by a procession from the St Paul’s Cathedral to the Victoria Gymnasium via the State House Avenue. The...

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1519. New extension of air cargo terminal opens -14.09.2013

The newly completed first phase of the air cargo terminal at the Seychelles International Airport at Pointe Larue was officially opened yesterday morning.Home Affairs and Transport Minister Joël Morgan cut the ribbon to open the new facilities in...

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1520. Coopérative des Artisans is 75 years old -14.09.2013

Many of us, especially those who are regularly in the centre of Victoria, frequently pass in front of the ‘Coopérative des Artisans’ building on Independence Avenue, next to the ancient Court House and opposite Liberty House. But how many of...

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1521. First Aid Day – September 14 -14.09.2013

First Aid saves livesMillions of people are hurt or killed every year because of inadequate response or lack of timely assistance. Taking immediate action and applying the appropriate techniques, while waiting for professional help, can considerably...

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1522. Seychelles shares successful economic reform experiences at global forums -16.09.2013

Seychelles is once again being hailed as an example of successful economic reforms in small islands states by the international community. At the invitation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Seychelles' Finance, Trade and...

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1523. Mancham invited on Capdi observer team at Azerbaijan Presidential poll -16.09.2013

Seychelles founding President James R. Mancham will form part of a team from the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (Capdi) who have been invited by the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Milli Mejlis, to observe the...

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1524. Zabitan St Louis i regroupe pour mye zer zot kominote -16.09.2013

Se avek bi mye zer zot kominote fas a bann defi sosyal e osi kriminalite ki pe kontinyelman ogmante, ki en group zabitan St Louis, pli presizeman dan kanton Basen St Louis, ti zwenn ansanm an Zanvye sa lannen e deside regroup zot dan en lasosiasyon....

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1525. Two Seychellois promoted as captains on Air Seychelles -16.09.2013

Two pilots on Air Seychelles’ domestic operations have been promoted to the rank of captain, the national airline of Seychelles has said.Air Seychelles’ chief executive Cramer Ball presented commander’s bars to First Officers Archille Young...

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1526. Communiqué on Marek Trajter -17.09.2013

‘Allegations of abuse and torture malicious and untruthful’ The Ministry responsible for Home Affairs has described as “malicious and untruthful” allegations that Marek Trajter has been abused and tortured while in detention here.The...

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1527. Child minders acquire first aid skills -17.09.2013

A group of child minders are now equipped with first aid skills following a one-day workshop on the subject organised by the Red Cross Society of Seychelles to mark International First Aid Day. Conducted by Red Cross volunteers at the society’s...

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1528. Re-opening of Supreme Court -17.09.2013

Members of the judiciary reflect on challenges of uniting ‘old and new’ The Supreme Court of Seychelles re-opened yesterday with the traditional religious ceremony held this year at the St Paul’s Cathedral of the Anglican Church under the...

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1529. Re-opening of the Supreme Court -17.09.2013

Seychelles to set up judicial college   A virtual college known as the Judicial College of Seychelles (Jucos) aimed at planning and delivering continuous professional programmes for the judiciary as well as the legal profession is to be...

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1530. Training workshop on terrorism, international and transnational crimes -19.09.2013

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Kenya, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) with the partnership of the Judiciary of Seychelles are holding a four-day training workshop on counter- terrorism, international criminal justice and...

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1531. Seychelles and Indonesia honoured at major sea film festival -19.09.2013

Seychelles and Indonesia were specially honoured by the Water-Sea-Oceans Film Festival last weekend in Hluboka nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic. In fact, the Festival, who was celebrating its 10th anniversary, was dedicated to the promotion of...

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1532. Marek Trajter deported -19.09.2013

The government yesterday deported Marek Trajter from Seychelles in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Decree and Supreme Court order, dated September 6, 2013. A communiqué from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport issued...

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1533. First social renaissance evaluation report validated -20.09.2013

‘Social change won’t happen overnight’ “Social change won’t happen overnight,” Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Minister Vincent Meriton has said.Minister Meriton, who also chairs the National Social Renaissance...

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1534. Seychelles to become hub for maritime security -20.09.2013

      The Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecutions and Intelligence Coordination Centre (Rappicc) based in Seychelles will assume a new role as it gears up to tackle the growing menace of transnational criminal activity in the Western Indian...

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1535. Young leaders to set up own association -20.09.2013

More than 70 participants from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd SYLP (Seychelles Young Leaders Programme) cohorts came together on Wednesday to discuss the setting up of a Seychelles Young Leaders Association.This initiative was prompted by the expressed wish...

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1536. First Lady meets members of Autism support group -20.09.2013

The First Lady and chairperson of the Seychelles Children’s Foundation, Natalie Michel, met members of Pearl Seychelles (Autism Support Group) yesterday at her office at Bel Eau. The aim of the meeting was for Mrs Michel to discuss the work...

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1537. Seychelles condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria -20.09.2013

Seychelles condemns the use of chemical weapons, said its permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Marie-Louise Potter, when she addressed the United Nations (UN) general assembly in a session held in New York on Tuesday.Mrs Potter...

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1538. ‘Marek Trajter was deported as an illegal resident’ -21.09.2013

Marek Trajter was deported as an illegal resident whose Seychelles’ nationality had been revoked and thus had no legal status to support his stay in Seychelles. This was revealed by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joël Morgan when...

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1539. STA shows goodwill -21.09.2013

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) is not only committed to educating the students enrolled on its many programmes, but to the society in general. Under its corporate and social responsibility (CSR) programme, the STA has done several activities...

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1540. Social Services seeks more foster carers -21.09.2013

The Social Services has been running the foster care programme for several years.  At one point we had up to 12 foster carers.  Sensitisation is being done now to enable recruitment of new foster carers.Potential candidates are screened, assessed,...

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1541. Specialised dogs beef up prison’s security measures -23.09.2013

Security measures at the Montagne Posée prison have received a big boost with the donation of two dogs specialised in detecting drugs and mobile phones. The dogs, as well as a gym and medical equipment – donated by the British government in...

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1542. Vice-President Faure at UN general assembly -23.09.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure is representing the Head of State, President James Alix Michel, at the 68th regular session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA 68) from September 24 to October 2, 2013, at the UN headquarters, New York City,...

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1543. Career’s Week 2013 -24.09.2013

Teachers’ role in nation building highlighted   Teachers’ key role in nation building is being highlighted during this year’s Career’s Week which was officially launched yesterday by the director general for schools, Odile Octave.This...

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1544. UN report on transnational organised crime released in Seychelles -24.09.2013

The latest report by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC was officially launched here yesterday and a copy was presented to Minister Joel Morgan by the UN body’s regional programme coordinator Alan Cole.The Minister for Home...

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1545. Editors voice out concerns in first forum -24.09.2013

The first editors’ forum in full swing The media is considered as a mirror of the modern society and to some it shapes our lives, meaning it is as necessary as food and clothing, while for others it serves as watchdog and offers voice to the...

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1546. Marek Trajter appears before Slovak court, denied bail -24.09.2013

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport yesterday said it has received confirmation that Marek Trajter has appeared before a court in Bratislava, Slovakia, in connection with the international arrest warrant against him.Appearing in court the...

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1547. Seychellois agricultural economist Alex Mend dies in Nairobi -25.09.2013

Seychellois agricultural economist Alex Mend has died in Kenya, three months before he was to retire. Seychelles Nation learned that Mr Mend died Saturday.In a letter sent to Mr Mend’s widow, Greta, President James Michel has expressed his...

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1548. Josephine Bibi i selebre son 102enm lanniverser -25.09.2013

Dimans le 22 Septanm ti en zour tre spesyal pour Madanm Josephine Bibi.En rankont spesyal ti’n ganny organize sa zour kot lakour enn son fiy, Ginette Gamatis dan distrik Port Glaud, a lokazyon 102enm lanniverser Madanm Bibi.Antoure par son bann...

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1549. Fight against piracy brings new opportunity for Seychellois -26.09.2013

With the work being done by the government of Seychelles in fighting the scourge of piracy gaining the support of international partners, Seychellois who want to be educated in maritime crime and law enforcement can now follow their dreams.This will...

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1550. Fight against piracy brings new opportunity for Seychellois -26.09.2013

With the work being done by the government of Seychelles in fighting the scourge of piracy gaining the support of international partners, Seychellois who want to be educated in maritime crime and law enforcement can now follow their dreams.This will...

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1551. Disabled learn how to cope with disasters -26.09.2013

The National Council for the Disabled is equipping its staff and people living with disabilities with knowledge of how to cope with disasters and emergency situations.This is through a four-day training session organised by the Social Affairs...

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1552. Efforts ongoing for Seychelles to benefit from debt swap scheme -26.09.2013

A delegation from the Nature Conservancy is in the country to assist the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Environment and Energy to fully develop the debt swap initiative for Seychelles. Debt Swap is an innovative...

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1553. IOT rewards employee and supervisor of the quarter -26.09.2013

Rewarding the employee and the supervisor of the quarter is a way for the Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) management to show their appreciation towards their exemplary employees. In a small ceremony at the IOT training room recently, the company rewarded...

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1554. Seychelles at tourism trade fair in Paris -26.09.2013

A seventeen-member delegation from Seychelles are in the French capital attending France’s international travel and tourism trade fair – IFTM Top Resa – being held between September 24-27.The trade fair is the industry’s leading event for...

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1555. Taxi operators re-elect Madeleine as chairman -26.09.2013

Davidson Madeleine has been re-elected as the chairperson of the Taxi Operator’s Association.The election took place recently at the association’s office at Tobruk Club, Freedom Square.Speaking to Seychelles Nation vice-chairman Jemmie Bonne...

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1556. Government committed to modernising Port Victoria -27.09.2013

Government is re-affirming its commitment to making Port Victoria more modern and ensure that it remains competitive.This was the main message following the joint ministerial visit yesterday by ministers for Natural Resources Peter Sinon, Labour and...

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1557. Sepec arms its tankers against pirates -27.09.2013

The inclusion of armed personnel on board fishing, transport or even passenger ships as a means of combating piracy in the Indian Ocean had long been a heated debate between nations and within the maritime community, before European Union (EU)...

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1558. Seychelles to get technical help in waste management -27.09.2013

The Clinton Foundation through its Clinton Climate Initiative has pledged more support to Seychelles in the form of technical assistance and training in the field of landfill and waste management. This announcement was made by representatives of the...

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1559. CWS pledges support to Regatta 2013 -28.09.2013

Cable and Wireless Seychelles (CWS) will once more be showing its support to the Round Table Seychelles at this year’s Regatta, which is being held this weekend. The company has been supporting the event for over two decades, making significant...

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1560. Implementing the convention on rights of persons with disabilities -30.09.2013

NCDP finalises plan of action   Seychelles ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009, and since 2011, the National Council for Disabled Persons (NCDP) has been working on a plan of action aimed at...

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1561. Seychelles and China strengthen cultural ties -30.09.2013

To further develop exchanges and cooperation in the field of publishing an agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the State Administration of Press Publications Radio Film and Television of the People’s...

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1562. Registration division moves to more spacious offices -30.09.2013

  The registration division which deals with registering all land and business transactions, will move to new offices on the first floor of Independence House as from today.The aim of the move is to provide a more effective and quicker service...

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1563. SPA revises port tariffs -01.10.2013

Port tariffs have been revised so that the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) remains financially sustainable and strategically relevant in the face of increasing challenges in the shipping industry.The revised Harbour Dues Regulations of 2002, which...

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1564. Minister Meriton’s message on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons -01.10.2013

‘Country built on foundation laid by previous generations’ Today, Tuesday October 1, is the International Day of Older Persons and the day is being celebrated under the theme ‘The future we want; what older persons are saying’.On this...

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1565. VP Faure highlights role of blue and green economies in sustainable growth -01.10.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure has emphasised Seychelles’ role as a responsible and reliable member of the United Nations dedicated to the principles of sustainable development.Mr Faure was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York...

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1566. Seychelles welcomes security council resolution on Syria -01.10.2013

Seychelles has welcomed the adoption of a binding resolution on the removal and destruction of chemical weapons in Syria which was agreed by the United Nations’ security council on Sunday night in New York, Minister Jean-Paul Adam has...

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1567. Seychelles Savings Bank now Seychelles Commercial Bank -01.10.2013

‘Re-branding reflects modernisation drive’ The re-branding exercise undertaken by the Seychelles Savings Bank (SSB) to change its name and slogan is part of its effort to review its strategy so as to focus on enhancing efficiency to meet the...

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1568. Rich Naiken i ranport en KIA Cerato dan lotri Regatta -01.10.2013

Rich Naiken ki reste Au Cap i gannyan sa loto KIA Cerato, pri spesyal aktivite Regatta organize par Seychelles Round Table no 2 (SRT2).Parey tou le lannen, Seychelles Round Table no 2 ti organiz aktivite Regatta lo lans Beau Vallon pandan trwa zour...

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1569. Site needs to be cleaned after Regatta weekend -01.10.2013

Regatta, a huge success!  Really?  We need to raise the bar for the day after! I write as a concerned citizen following the most recent Regatta 2013, held at the beautiful beach of Beau Vallon as from September 27, concluding the evening of the...

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1570. Regatta sports activities attract big crowds -01.10.2013

Beau Vallon is always the place to be at this time of year and last weekend was no different as people from all over crowded the Regatta site to get a taste of the various activities on offer. Among the many attractions were also a number of sports...

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1571. Aktivite pour komemor Lazournen Enternasyonal Dimoun Aze -02.10.2013

‘Konsakre zot lavi dan lapriyer entans’ En gran lafoul dimoun aze sorti dan kat kwen Mahé, Praslin, La Digue e menm Silhouette ti rasanble yer bomaten dan lasal Konsey Nasyonal pour Spor (NSC) Roche Caiman pour en gran lanmes ki ti’n...

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1572. Mancham promotes Aldabra at major environment forum -02.10.2013

Founding President Sir James R. Mancham, who is attending a major environment forum in the US, has said he will avail of the opportunity to seek support for the ‘Aldabra on Mahé’ project he is spearheading.Mr Mancham is at the moment in...

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1573. No change in electricity tariffs for next quarter -02.10.2013

There will be no change in electricity tariffs for the next quarter effective October 1 to December 31, 2013.The chairman of the Seychelles Energy board, Wills Agricole, made the announcement yesterday, saying that the reason for this is that the...

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1574. ‘Seychelles’ economic outlook positive’ -03.10.2013

International ratings agency Fitch has completed its most recent rating of Seychelles and delivered an overall rating of ‘B’, declaring the economic outlook “positive”. The government of Seychelles’ strict fiscal discipline and budget...

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1575. Stakeholders discuss draft of new biodiversity strategy and action plan -03.10.2013

Stakeholders concerned with the environment and biodiversity conservation met on Tuesday to give their input so as to finalise a draft of the new National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. The Minister for Environment and Energy Rolph Payet...

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1576. Indian Vice Admiral calls on VP Faure -03.10.2013

Vice Admiral Soni and his delegation during their meetings with VP Faure (photo left) and Minister Adam Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command Indian Navy has met Vice-President Danny...

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1577. Week-long activities to mark World Food Day -03.10.2013

A series of activities are being organised locally to mark this year’s World Food Day from October 14 to 20.Details of what will be called the Seychelles Food Week were given yesterday during an interview at the Ministry of Natural Resources’...

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1578. Siba and partners bring cheer to the less fortunate -03.10.2013

Children from four homes in the country along with their guardians have received hampers of goodies from the Seychelles International Business Authority (Siba).The donation has been made possible with the contribution of service providers and...

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1579. Seychelles-India Day starts maiden voyage -04.10.2013

Some of the guests are already here and others are expected to arrive this morning for the inaugural Seychelles-India Day which begins today.The official opening of the three-day manifestation (October 4-6) is slated for 7pm at the International...

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1580. Special bus services for Seychelles-India Day -04.10.2013

The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) has made special arrangements for commuters using its services to and from activities as part of the first Seychelles-India Day celebrations from October 4-6. The SPTC will be providing buses after...

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1581. Seychelles learns more about Africa’s efforts to boost food security -04.10.2013

A multi-sectoral delegation from Seychelles recently attended a training workshop in Gaborone, Botswana aimed at discussing the development and improvement of food and nutrition security programmes in Africa in line with the Comprehensive Africa...

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1582. World Bank approves loan for Seychelles’ reform plans -04.10.2013

The World Bank board of directors has announced the approval of funds to support Seychelles’ efforts to modernise its business climate, improve the transparency and sustainability of government expenditure, and better target the people who need...

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1583. NCC takes gratitude to Praslin -05.10.2013

Seeds are being sown today and hopefully the  gratitude campaign will bear fruit for each individual and through them the whole of Praslin and Seychelles, Bishop French Changhim said as he opened the  recent ‘Gratitude is a great attitude’...

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1584. Seychelles-India Day launched in party atmosphere -05.10.2013

Seychelles-India Day, the first festival ever organised to celebrate our Indian origins and the cordial relations which exist between the two nations, kicked off yesterday evening at the International Conference Centre (ICCS) in Victoria. The...

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1585. Galaxy of Indian stars to light up Seychelles-India Day -05.10.2013

  A panoply of Indian stars are currently in Seychelles to perform at the first edition of the Seychelles-India Day which was officially launched yesterday and which will end tomorrow. Among them, well known Bollywood actors, a world class...

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1586. Seychelles-India Day also to be held in India -05.10.2013

A version of the Seychelles-India Day will shortly also be held in India. This was announced by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange at a press conference at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel yesterday afternoon. The minister made the...

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1587. Authority to take action against irresponsible parents -05.10.2013

The department of Social Affairs in collaboration with the department of Police is launching an appeal to all parents to be more responsible and be aware of the whereabouts of their children at all times, especially during mass public gatherings and...

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1588. Seychelles-India Day -05.10.2013

‘A Voyage in Time’ exhibition launches activities ‘A Voyage in Time’, an exhibition that launched activities to mark the first Seychelles-India Day, opened at the International Conference Centre lobby yesterday morning.Vice-President Danny...

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1589. Minister Laporte represents Seychelles at official missions in Washington -05.10.2013

Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte, will be representing Seychelles at several high-level events in Washington, D.C. this month.These include the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group’s (WBG) annual...

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1590. First Seychelles-India Day oct 2013 -07.10.2013

Indian music stars thrill local fansThrilling, mesmerising, exhilarating, explosive! Adjectives are really lacking and may not be strong enough to explain the hot Indian music ambiance delivered by Bollywood vocalists Aakriti Kakar and Benny Dayal...

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1591. Eight rewarded as HFC celebrates decade -07.10.2013

Eight staff members including chief executive Ronny Palmyre celebrated a decade working with Housing Finance Company Limited (HFC) as the lending institution which gives loans for construction and renovation works on houses clocked 10 years since...

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1592. World Habitat Day message by Minister Christian Lionnet -07.10.2013

‘Housing development in Seychelles is everybody’s business’World Habitat Day is today, October 7, and the Minister for Land Use and Housing, Christian Lionnet, has sent a message for the occasion.His message reads:“The United Nations has...

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1593. Indian and Seychellois chefs exchange cooking experience -07.10.2013

A Seychellois chef, Eli Belizé from the Le Relax Hotel at Anse Royale, had on Saturday the opportunity to share his experiences with top Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor, during a culinary workshop held at the hotel. If chef Kapoor taught...

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1594. Indians living in Seychelles get to meet Bollywood stars -07.10.2013

A group of Indians on Saturday got to meet well-known Bollywood star R. Madhavan better known as Maddy. Also present at the event, held at Eden Plaza, was the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange. Those who were present got the chance to...

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1595. Gala evening brings curtain down on Seychelles-India Day -08.10.2013

A stunning finale! “We do not need speeches after such wonderful music. I wish this never ends. During the last two days we have been celebrating the friendship between India and Seychelles, friendship based on trust and mutual support. A few...

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1596. IOT rewards long serving employees -08.10.2013

Ninety-three long serving workers at the Indian Ocean Tuna Limited (IOT) have been thanked and rewarded for the years they have spent working for the company.This was during a special reception hosted by the company at Le Méridien Barbarons...

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1597. Victoria and Rabat sign twinning agreement -08.10.2013

The Mayor of Victoria Jacqueline Moustache-Belle has signed a twinning agreement with the city of Rabat while attending the fourth United cities and local governments congress held in Rabat, Morocco.The twinning agreement is expected to develop...

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1598. Added comfort for physically disabled children and elderly -08.10.2013

The Rotary Club of Victoria in partnership with an international non-profit body called Wheelchair Foundation have together brought added comfort to the lives of 10 people with physical disabilities.Ten wheelchairs were handed over recently at the...

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1599. Victoria mayor elected as UCLG co-president -08.10.2013

The Mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, has been elected as one of the four co-presidents of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for the period 2013-2016.The UCLG is an international organisation which represents and defends...

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1600. Eliminating all forms of discrimination against women oct 2013 -09.10.2013

Government remains fully committed to promoting women’s rightsA high-level seven-member delegation led by Designated Minister Vincent Meriton,  who is also the Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, left the country for...

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1601. Seychelles marks World Post Day -09.10.2013

Seychelles is today joining more than 150 countries worldwide to celebrate World Post Day.In a communiqué released for the occasion, the Seychelles Postal Services say they are taking steps in adapting to new realities and intend to develop postal...

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1602. Small islands discuss water challenges -10.10.2013

Representatives from various small islands states (Sids) and United Nations (UN) agencies are meeting on La Digue to discuss how they can best manage their water resources for sustainable development. These Sids and UN agencies represented at the...

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1603. Mancham among observer missions at Azerbaijan presidential polls -10.10.2013

Seychelles’ founding President James R. Mancham yesterday led one of the nine groups of international monitors to observe the presidential election in progress in the Republic of Azerbaijan.Mr Mancham forms part of an impressive delegation from...

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1604. ‘Death penalty has no place in the modern world’ -10.10.2013

The following is an opinion piece by British high commissioner Lindsay Skoll on the occasion of World Day against the Death Penalty.Today is the 11th World Day Against the Death Penalty. I accept it is not an easy issue for many, but I would like to...

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1605. Labour minister visits Four Seasons Resort -10.10.2013

The Minister for Labour and Human Resource Development, Idith Alexander, recently visited the Four Seasons Resort located at Anse Soleil, Baie Lazare in line with her ministry’s aim of building a stronger partnership with the private sector,...

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1606. Implementing Programme Performance-Based Budgeting (PPBB) -10.10.2013

Stakeholders learn from other countries’ case studies Principal secretaries, chief executives, Assembly head of public accounts and members of different boards among other stakeholders have learned more about how other countries have carried out...

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1607. Cabinet resolutions -11.10.2013

New public leisure area on the cards A new project is being worked on to provide a place where motorists and friends can unwind after work or at weekends in a secure and leisurely atmosphere.This came to light following the announcement yesterday...

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1608. Families get keys to new homes -11.10.2013

It’s always a happy feeling when one gets the keys to his/her new home.For young Christopher Pouponneau, this is no exception.Christopher is the youngest of three sons and is looking forward together with his parents to move into their new...

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1609. DRDM and partners test disaster response capacity -11.10.2013

A two-day disaster simulation exercise aimed at testing the national capacity to handle multi-hazard scenarios and coordination between first responders agencies got underway yesterday. Organised by the Division of Risk and Disaster Management...

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1610. Vice-President meets long serving retirees -11.10.2013

Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday met four long serving retirees to thank them for their loyalty and devotion throughout their careers.The old-timers are Clement Biong from the Seychelles Qualifications Authority, who clocked 26 years of service...

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1611. World Sight Day:october -11.10.2013

Seychelles focuses on preventing avoidable blindness Maternal and child health and school health nurses yesterday received new information to refresh their knowledge on vision screening for school children from crèche onwards to detect sight...

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1612. Free eye tests to commemorate world sight day -11.10.2013

Many visited the three Vision Care Seychelles shops here yesterday for free eye tests. Vision Care did this promotion as a way to commemorate World Sight Day yesterday – October 10. People could go to one among the three shops – Vision Care at...

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1613. Towards a land degradation neutral world -11.10.2013

Seychelles recently took part in the 11th Conference of Party (COP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which took place in Windhoek, Namibia.Our country was represented at the September 16-27 conference by Alain De...

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1614. When are goods detained under the Customs Management Act (CMA), 2011? -11.10.2013

The Customs Management Act (CMA) 2011 is another revenue law administered by the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC). The CMA, 2011 contains certain specific offences which if committed attract specific fines and penalties depending upon whether or...

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1615. Facing challenges to raise children -12.10.2013

Parents are faced with many challenges to raise their children because of the socio-economic environment and techno-lifestyle which create some dilemmas between parents’ expectations and children’s wishes or needs. This article serves as a...

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1616. An exceptional Seychellois -12.10.2013

Following his recent visit to the North Pole as part of the ‘’Save the Arctic project’’, UniSey’s highest achieving degree student in the field of Computing and Information Systems is heading to the United Kingdom to continue his...

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1617. Seychelles remains top in ICT in Africa -14.10.2013

Seychelles has maintained its first position in ICT development in the African region, ahead of Mauritius and South Africa, which are ranked second and third respectively.  This comes after Seychelles was ranked 64th out of 157 countries for the...

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1618. Port Launay bus terminal to be rebuilt -14.10.2013

Plan for an estimated R1.5 million redevelopment of the Port Launay bus terminal has been finalised and work is expected to start sometime next year, it has been announced.The minister responsible for Home Affairs and Transport Joël Morgan made the...

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1619. CW to launch new IPTV service next year -14.10.2013

Cable & Wireless is hoping to deliver the new IPTV service by the end of March next year, aimed at enhancing clients’ satisfaction and experience as well as offer a wider choice in television.The company’s chief executive Charles Hammond...

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1620. More emphasis should be put on customer service evaluation -14.10.2013

Organisations should put more emphasis on the evaluation of customer service delivery as it is an area which can ensure continued growth and success.This was one of the main points which came out from a one-day workshop on customer service for staff...

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1621. Partners team up to better protect children -14.10.2013

Different partners working towards child protection met on Friday to learn more about the importance of using a Risk Indicator Framework (RIF) form as a tool for early detection of risks so as to provide prompt intervention to improve support to...

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1622. Seychelles seeks to protect its underwater heritage -14.10.2013

A project to safeguard Seychelles’ underwater cultural heritage is being developed and the culture department is also working on a document in preparation to ratify the 2001 Unesco Convention on the protection of underwater cultural heritage.The...

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1623. District leaders visit Le Niol water projects -15.10.2013

A major water project is underway at Le Niol in the Bel Ombre district and is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Yesterday, the Bel Ombre district MNA, administrator and NGO members visited the different sites where the project...

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1624. SPUP/SPPF museum to be rebuilt -15.10.2013

Preliminary work to demolish and rebuild the SPUP/SPPF museum on Francis Rachel Street has started and the time frame for the entire project to be completed is within four to five months. Parti Lepep is asking members of the public to take...

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1625. Mancham interviewed by Radio Television of Serbia -15.10.2013

Seychelles founding President Sir James R. Mancham was specially interviewed by Danijela Cvetkovic, Editor in Foreign Desk of Radio Television of Serbia, on Saturday October 12 following his address to the 9th International Conference of the...

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1626. Seychelles joins call for greater cooperation from ICC and Kenya in pursuit for justice -15.10.2013

Seychelles has joined the rest of Africa in requesting the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be more responsive towards African member states.The Seychelles delegation has added its voice to the call at the African Union extraordinary summit...

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1627. Companies get more details on CSR tax payment options -15.10.2013

Owners and representatives of companies eligible to pay the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Tax, last week learned more of the possibilities under the CSR to donate half of their tax money directly to eligible organisations.The meeting was...

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1628. Seychelles welcomes ‘pirate kingpin’s’ arrest -15.10.2013

Home Affairs and Transport Minister Joël Morgan, who is also the chairman of the High Level Committee for Piracy (HLCP), has welcomed news of the arrest of ‘pirate kingpin’ Mohamed Abdi Hassan in Brussels, Belgium.From news sources in Belgium,...

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1629. Regatta will stay at Beau Vallon, says Minister St Ange -15.10.2013

  The much-loved annual Regatta event will keep taking place in the district of Beau Vallon.Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange said this during the Regatta 2013 prize-giving ceremony at the Konoba restaurant on Saturday...

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1630. Two newborns bring joy on New Year’s Day -03.01.2014

The first baby to be born in 2014 was delivered at the Seychelles Hospital at 5.40am on New Year’s Day  weighing 2kg.Christelle William gave birth to a baby girl who was due to be born on January 16.The proud mother said she is very happy because...

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1631. Air Seychelles records strong third quarter growth -11.11.2013

International passenger numbers increase by 91%  Air Seychelles has registered international passenger growth of 91 percent to 55,238 in the third quarter (Q3, 2012: 28,847), a result of the airline’s expanded international fleet and schedule in...

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1632. Seychelles, Sri Lanka boost business ties -24.01.2014

Businessmen from Seychelles and Sri Lanka have been urged to explore the possibility of forging lasting partnerships and joint ventures in specific areas for the benefit of both countries’ economies.The call was made by the Seychelles Minister for...

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1633. Air Austral reprendra la liaison Réunion-Seychelles -24.12.2013

Air Austral reprendra dès juin 2014 le vol direct Réunion-Seychelles.Cette décision a été prise hier suite à des discussions avec des tours opérateurs. De nouvelles perspectives concernant le fret et l’accompagnement proposée par la STB...

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1634. Ministry urges travellers to be better informed -16.10.2013

Seychellois travelling abroad should inform themselves and ensure they abide by the rules and regulations in place in the countries they are visiting to avoid unpleasant situations. The Foreign Affairs ministry is thus strengthening its consular...

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1635. 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance -16.10.2013

Seychelles ranked fourth out of 52 Seychelles is ranked fourth out of 52 African countries on the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG).The 2013 IIAG provides full details of Seychelles’ performance across four categories of governance:...

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1636. Minister calls for revival of local agricultural sector -16.10.2013

“In respecting and saluting the die-hard farmers that have braved probably the most challenging times that the sector has ever experienced, my message is one of gratitude and I call on all producers and consumers to join forces to revive the local...

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1637. Poppy Ball returns to raise funds for military veterans -16.10.2013

After a seven-year break the British high commission supported Poppy Ball is back on the social calendar this year to raise funds to support retired Seychellois servicemen who served in the British armed forces.Formerly an annual event, the Poppy...

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1638. Good financial results for Barclays Africa -14.02.2014

Barclays Africa has announced recording good financial results for the year 2013, with a 10% increase of its net operating income.Barclays Africa chief executive Maria Ramos made the announcement during a press conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday...

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1639. Seychelles’ biodiversity to be documented using CyberTracker -14.02.2014

Two groups of animal and plant data collectors from key environmental institutions have followed two two-day courses on the use of advanced data collecting technology called CyberTracker.The aim was to help these individuals who are from the...

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1640. Letter to the Editor: A touch of humour on Valentine’s Day -14.02.2014

Far too often, pressure of works lead to fatigue and depression and we become too easily critical of the over-blissful society we live in. We fail to appreciate how lucky we are to live in a society where soon after Christmas and New Year, we find...

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1641. Lotorite distrik Mont Buxton i reafirm langazman anver bann zabitan -14.02.2014

Servi dimoun Mont Buxton byen e fer sir ki zabitan sa distrik i responsab pour zot prop lavi i mesaz kle ki’n ganny fer resorti dan en miting avek bann travayer ladministrasyon sa distrik osi byen ki bann partener resaman.Sete Minis pour Zafer...

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1642. Sepec starts first phase of recruitment for seafarers -15.02.2014

Successful candidates will be placed on the MT Seychelles Paradise as apprentices The Seychelles Petroleum Company Limited (Sepec) has embarked on active continual training of seafarers and carried its first recruitment drive in January. So far,...

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1643. Market Street to re-open as one-way road -15.02.2014

Market Street in Victoria will as from Monday February 17, 2014 re-open as a one-way only road connecting onto Church Street, which will also be one-way, for limited and controlled traffic use. The re-opening of the road is to ease and improve...

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1644. Minister visits PMC Auto, Kia Motors, Sodepak -15.02.2014

  Labour and Human Resource Development Minister Idith Alexander kick-started her visits to workplaces in the public sector this year by touring the PMC Auto, Kia Motors and Sodepak Pty Ltd. During the first visit at PMC Auto, the minister and...

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1645. Fitch affirms Seychelles at ‘B’, outlook positive -17.02.2014

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Seychelles' long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B', long-term local currency IDR at 'B+' and short-term foreign currency IDR at 'B'. The outlook is positive and Fitch has also affirmed Seychelles'...

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1646. Seychelles’ transformational debt-for-adaptation swap -17.02.2014

Partners meet to plan use of Seychelles’ EEZ Stakeholders from various sectors of the economy met recently to elaborate a strategy to design a marine multi-use plan for the whole exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Seychelles.  The February 4-5...

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1647. Fête de la Francophonie 2014 – Je parle français -17.02.2014

Steve Julienne, chauffeur de taxi Je parle français avec mes clients. Quand je fais le transfert d’un endroit à l’autre ou quand on fait le tour de Mahé je leur explique comment sont les Seychelles et toutes les autres choses qu’ils...

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1648. Fête de la Francophonie célébrée le 20 mars -17.02.2014

Comme chaque année les Seychelles se joignent aux autres pays francophones pour célébrer la Fête de la Francophonie le 20 mars.Créée en 1998, la journée internationale de la francophonie est une célébration mondiale de l’Organisation...

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1649. Mancham hails President Michel’s ‘Blue Economy’ initiatives -17.02.2014

Former President James R. Mancham leaves Seychelles on Wednesday this week to attend The Economist’s World Ocean Summit which will take place from February 24-26 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, USA.Mr Mancham, who was...

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1650. Mancham hails President Michel’s ‘Blue Economy’ initiatives -17.02.2014

Former President James R. Mancham leaves Seychelles on Wednesday this week to attend The Economist’s World Ocean Summit which will take place from February 24-26 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, USA.Mr Mancham, who was...

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1651. Dife i detri en lakaz Cascade -17.02.2014

En lakaz ki sitie obor semen dan distrik Cascade in konpletman detri par en dife Sanmdi bomaten.Letan ki nou lekip ti ariv laba, sa dife ti’n fini ganny met anba kontrol par Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz, ki ti enkli bann zofisye ki baze kot...

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1652. Asycuda World: Agents get tips on how to improve clearing system -17.02.2014

Clearing agents involved with the customs clearing system Asycuda World met Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte last week whereby they were presented with recommendations on how to better their system and services.During the...

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1653. GSC donates food items to elderly homes -17.02.2014

Global Supply Centre (GSC) Pty Ltd has donated a large consignment of food items worth R140,000 to all Homes for the Elderly in the country. The donation took place recently at the Plaisance home in the presence of Sylvia Stravens, director for...

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1654. Disabled children treated to a day of fun -17.02.2014

Some disabled children enjoyed themselves recently in a party at Au Cap organised by Josie Chetty, senior pharmacist at Health World, and Gersende Eischler.Every year, Ms Chetty organises events for the less fortunate. In the past, most events and...

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1655. HMNZS Te Mana on maiden visit to Seychelles -17.02.2014

New Zealand high commissioner to Seychelles James Kember and Commanding Officer Shane Arndell of the Royal New Zealand Navy hosted a ceremony last week to celebrate the maiden visit of HMNZS Te Mana to Seychelles.The ceremony started with the...

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1656. Seychelles hosts key meeting on counter-terrorism -18.02.2014

Directors of Criminal Investigation Departments (CID) from the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) are gathered in Seychelles to discuss counter-terrorism strategies. This is being done through a three-day workshop...

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1657. Fête de la Francophonie 2014 – Je parle français -18.02.2014

Elrina Molle, hôtesse au centre de commande d’Eden IslandJe parle français avec mes clients et aussi certains de mes collègues de travail. Je dois parler français pour accueillir mes clients. Je suis la première personne qu’ils rencontrent...

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1658. Air Seychelles Record turn-out at cabin crew recruitment drive -18.02.2014

Air Seychelles last week saw its largest ever cabin crew recruitment drive, demonstrating that the airline is fast becoming the leading employer of choice for Seychellois job seekers.Air Seychelles attracted more than 200 men and women for the...

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1659. Seychelles’ consuls meet in London -18.02.2014

The Seychelles high commission in London organised a first meeting last week with Seychelles consuls falling under its jurisdiction.  The aim of the meeting was to collaborate in order to help Seychelles achieve its targets and vision as a nation....

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1660. Seychelles signs visa waiver with Moldova -18.02.2014

Seychelles citizens have been exempt of visa requirements when entering the Republic of Moldova for a period of up to 90 days during six months.This is thanks to the Republic of Moldova issuing a visa waiver programme for citizens of the Republic of...

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1661. Miss Seychelles ... Another World 2014 -18.02.2014

Contestants in media glare for the first timeOrganisers, sponsors and partners of the Miss Seychelles ... Another World 2014, as well as members of the media, had the chance to officially meet the 12 contestants who will take part in this year’s...

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1662. Minister Morgan appoints boards and committee members -18.02.2014

Home Affairs and Transport Minister Joël Morgan has appointed new members to one committee – Citizenship Eligibility Committee – and two boards – Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) and Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC).In...

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1663. Airtel Music Awards Seychelles -18.02.2014

Semifinalists knownThe selection committee of the Airtel Music Awards Seychelles have revealed the names of the semifinalists in seven of the eight categories.The organisers released the names yesterday in the following categories – Best male...

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1664. SITE director urges students to turn challenges into opportunities -19.02.2014

The director of the newly established Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education (SITE), Rosianna Jules, has congratulated the new batch of students joining the institute on making “the right career choice”. She also had words of praise for the...

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1665. New institute to boost teaching -19.02.2014

Teaching has been given a big boost with the coming into operation yesterday of the newly established Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education (SITE).The institution yesterday welcomed its first batch of students for this year with a special...

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1666. Burglary suspect nabbed within 24hrs, R100,000 in cash recovered -19.02.2014

A burglary suspect was arrested within 24 hours and R100,000 in cash have been recovered, the police have reported.On February 11, 2014 at 2143hrs, the police received a report that an apartment had been burgled into and a laptop bag containing...

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1667. Security guards found dead on board Maersk Alabama -19.02.2014

Two security guards were found dead on board Maersk Alabama yesterday.According to police reports, the two security guards whose identity was not revealed were found dead in their cabin.The Maersk Alabama, a major merchant ship, was supposed to...

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1668. Minister hopeful of livestock sector’s revival -19.02.2014

The Minister for Natural Resources has said he is confident that the livestock sub-sector in Seychelles will be revived and has thanked all those die-hard farmers for their resilience in the face of difficulties.Minister Peter Sinon was speaking at...

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1669. Farming school and buildings to be upgraded or rebuilt -19.02.2014

The Seychelles Agricultural and Horticultural Training Centre (SAHTC) will be upgraded while the veterinary building and the abattoir will be rebuilt. The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister for Natural Resource Peter Sinon while...

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1670. Fête de la Francophonie 2014 – Je parle français -19.02.2014

Desiré Vidot, marchand de légumes au Marché de VictoriaJe parle français tous les jours avec mes clients qui viennent acheter de légumes. Ce n’est pas tous les clients qui parlent français, mais il y a des clients francophones qui viennent...

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1671. R40,000 donation to help less fortunate students -19.02.2014

The managers of ‘Pegasus Yacht’, a cruise boat belonging to the ‘Variety Cruises’ based in Greece, have donated a cheque for R40,000 to the ‘Archbishop Makarios Scholarship Fund’.The Fund, which is administered and managed through a...

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1672. Tribute to Michael (Mickey) René (1927 - 2014) -19.02.2014

It was with great sadness that we learnt the death of Michael René which occurred in the evening of Friday January 17 at the Seychelles Hospital. Surely for all of us who knew him in Seychelles and overseas alike, the passing away of Mickey as he...

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1673. Seychelles to host meeting of Anglican bishops from Africa -20.02.2014

For the first time, Seychelles will host the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (Capa) Bishop’s training.The February 20-27 training is intended for bishops enthroned in the last five years and will touch on topics such as the transition to...

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1674. New initiative to help drug addicts -20.02.2014

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports has partnered with Centre d’Accueil de la Rosière (Car) and Parents with Hope Association to find a new way to help drug addicts.A team from the ministry and representatives of the...

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1675. Fête de la Francophonie 2014 – Je parle français -20.02.2014

Najoie Philoé, officier de liaison au Service de Coopération International, Ministère du Tourisme et de la CultureJe parle français, j’écris et je lis en français presque tous les jours au travail. Je n’ai jamais eu peur de le faire. Au...

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1676. Fin d’atelier pour les chefs de police criminelle -20.02.2014

Un atelier de formation de trois jours réunissant les chefs des services criminels des forces de police de  l'Organisation de coopération des Chefs de police d'Afrique de l'Est (EAPCCO), s’est achevé hier au Centre régional de coordination du...

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1677. First phase of ‘La Promenade de Beau Vallon’ nears completion -20.02.2014

The first phase of the La Promenade de Beau Vallon project is nearing completion, Seychelles Nation has learned.Recently, members of the executive committee of the Seychelles Round Table, led by Dan Fontaine, met the Minister for Home Affairs and...

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1678. Lasanble Lazenes i aprouv de mosyon dan son dernyen sesyon -20.02.2014

Bann manm Lasanble Lazenes in aprouv de mosyon parmi trwa ki ti ganny prezante pandan zot dernyen sesyon Sanmdi bomaten.Mosyon ki pa ti ganny aprouve dan sa sesyon, ki ti fer kot National House, ti ganny prezante par Trevor Louise.I ti pe demande ki...

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1679. Mangrove Action Project (Map) -20.02.2014

Winners of art contest rewardedLocal winners of a worldwide art contest for children, the Mangrove Action Project (Map) Children’s Art Contest, have received their prizes.Nahila Volcère from Belonie secondary school clinched the first prize,...

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1680. Beau Vallon primary receives donation -20.02.2014

The Beau Vallon primary school has received a generous donation of much-needed educational products from the Diplomatic Spouses Association (DSA). DSA chairperson Kimi Darlong was accompanied to the ceremony at the Beau Vallon primary school by...

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1681. Police communiqué – Deaths on board Maersk Alabama -20.02.2014

Dead security guards were AmericansThe two security guards found dead on board container ship Maersk Alabama on Tuesday are Americans Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, the Seychelles police have said.Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy were...

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1682. Let pour Editer: ‘Nou senser dan demars pour anmenn nou pros dan son dernyen demer’ -21.02.2014

Apre ekout Per Roger fer son komanter lo size « Lanterman » Dimans le 16 Fevriye pandan lanmes vizavi lartik dan L’Echo des îles date 15/02/2014, e apre lir L’Echo des îles mon menm, mon ti a kontan fer sa enn de analiz. Menm si mon dakor...

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1683. Lazournen Enternasyonal Lalang Maternel -21.02.2014

Minis i salye zefor pour valoriz lalang maternelMinis seselwa responsab pour kiltir, Msye Alain St Ange, in salye zefor tou bann pep ki pe travay pour fer zot lalang maternel ganny rekonnet.Minis St Ange in dir sa dan son mesaz alokazyon Lazournen...

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1684. International Mother Language Day -21.02.2014

Unesco DG urges all to embrace linguistic diversityThe director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), Dr Irina Bokova, has called on all stakeholders to make the most of our linguistic diversity...

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1685. Teamwork needed for a stronger community -21.02.2014

The Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Vincent Meriton has urged all staff of his ministry to work together and collectively for the betterment of the people and their community.Minister Meriton was speaking at the opening...

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1686. Enseignement bilingue à la Seychelles Tourism Academy -21.02.2014

La Seychelles Tourism Academy est fortement engagée dans ses démarches à mettre en place le Pacte Linguistique, signé entre le Président de la République des Seychelles, M. James Alix Michel et le Secrétaire Général de l’Organisation...

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1687. Fête de la Francophonie 2014 – Je parle français -21.02.2014

Sultanne Denis, représentante/guide à Select SeychellesJe  suis obligée de parler français tous les jours avec mes clients et parfois avec des collègues de travail. La plupart de mes clients sont Français ou francophones car je travaille...

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1688. Seychelles congratulates Egypt on adoption of new constitution -21.02.2014

On behalf of the government and the people of Seychelles, President James Michel congratulated the government and the people of Egypt on the occasion of the adoption of a new constitution.The President noted that the adoption of the new constitution...

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1689. Seychelles invited to take part in Venice Art Biennale 2015 -21.02.2014

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has said it is studing a proposal presented by Nitin Shroff, a Seychellois professional photographer based in Europe, to take part in the Venice Art Biennale 2015.Nitin Shroff, a curator at the Venice...

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1690. Appointment of Appeals Board under the Public Order Act -21.02.2014

President James Michel has appointed the Appeals Board set up under the Public Order Act 2013, to hear appeals against decisions of the Commissioner of Police made under Section 8 of the Act.The chairperson of the Appeals Board is former chief...

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1691. MTC now managed by a board -21.02.2014

The Maritime Training Centre (STC) now falls under the responsibility of a management board chaired by Conrad Benoiton.The role of the board will be to provide strategic leadership and direction to the MTC. This was announced by the Minister for...

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1692. SCCI members get reduced premium rates from Sacos -21.02.2014

Members of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will benefit from between 10 to 15% discount on business insurances with the Sate Assurance Corporation of Seychelles (Sacos).This follows the signing of an agreement this week...

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1693. La librairie St Fidèle sous la direction de M. Fanchette -21.02.2014

La librairie de St Fidèle est depuis le mois dernier sous la direction de M. Michel Fanchette et offre à ses clients de bonnes affaires.M. Fanchette gère cette librairie et met en vente des livrets aux fidèles et d’autres objets spirituels. En...

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1694. Seychelles takes chairmanship of EAPCCO sub-bodies -22.02.2014

Delegates from the Eastern Africa Police Chief Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) are in the country for the sub-committees’ meeting and for Seychelles to take over chairmanship of the organs within EAPCCO.These are the Permanent Coordinate...

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1695. Fête de la Francophonie - Nous parlons français -22.02.2014

James Ernesta, Christina Faure, Travis Govinden et James Walter, douaniers a l’aéroport de Pointe Larue On parle français presque tous les jours avec les passagers qui arrivent des pays francophones comme La Belgique, la France, le Sénégal,...

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1696. Sesel i selebre Lazournen Lalang Maternel -22.02.2014

En versyon Kreol Konstitisyon Larepibilik Sesel, osi byen ki premye liv elektronik an Kreol Seselwa in lanse ofisyelman.Sa ti deroul dan en seremoni yer apremidi kot Lenstiti Kreol, Au Cap, pour mark Lazournen Enternasyonal Lalang Maternel.Sa...

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1697. Libya’s third revolution anniversary celebrated at Bravo -22.02.2014

The third anniversary of the February 17, 2011 Libyan revolution was celebrated at a reception on Thursday at the Bravo Restaurant at Eden Island. Libyan Chargé d’affaires Khairi E. Elalem and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam made a toast...

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1698. Respect -22.02.2014

I respect my teachers,     As much as I respect my parents I respect my school, As much as I respect my home I respect my neighbours, As much as I respect my family I respect my clergy, As much as I respect my religion I respect my...

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1699. Indian ‘tourists’ declared prohibited immigrants -22.02.2014

Two men of Indian origin who arrived in the country recently as tourists have been deported for having breached their visitor’s permit to Seychelles and having made false declarations.According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Home Affairs...

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1700. UK’s Notting Hill gears up for Seychelles carnival -24.02.2014

The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company of the UK has confirmed that it will be present at this year’s Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles from April 25-27.The Carnaval International de Victoria brings countries together and gives...

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1701. Fête de la Francophonie - Je parle français -24.02.2014

Robert Payet, hôtelier praslinois et président de l’équipe de football de Côte d’OrJe parle français dans le contexte de mon travail comme directeur de l’hôtel ‘Le Duc de Praslin’. Le nom de mon établissement est déjà français ce...

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1702. President appoints SNYC deputy chief executive -24.02.2014

President James Michel has appointed Alvin Laurence as the deputy chief executive of the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC).  This is in line with the recent review and amendment to the SNYC Act.Mr Laurence holds a Masters degree in Political...

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1703. STC introduces loyalty programme -24.02.2014

Customers of the Seychelles Trading Company (STC), especially loyal ones, will be rewarded with beneficiary incentives whenever they shop in any STC outlet.This follows the launch of the company’s loyalty programme in a ceremony that took place on...

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1704. Rezidan i ganny met azour lo devlopman dan zot distrik -24.02.2014

En seri miting in demare dan bann distrik atraver pei pour met bann rezidan azour lo devlopman e kwa ki pe arive dan zot kominote.Sa bann rankont i osi lokazyon pour bann rezidan met devan nenport konsern ek pwennvi ki zot annan.Zournal Seychelles...

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1705. Airtel Music Awards Seychelles 2013: Jury names finalists -24.02.2014

The names of the finalists of the Airtel Music Awards Seychelles 2013 were revealed by the selection committee on Saturday. The jury panel of the Airtel Music Awards Seychelles has revealed the names of the semifinalists in seven of the eight...

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1706. 13-year-old wins star prize in Chinese festival lottery -24.02.2014

Thirteen-year-old Xialong is the owner of a brand new Suzuki Ritz after winning the star prize of the lottery organised to mark the Chinese New Year on January 31, which also coincided with the first ever Seychelles-China Day.“I never thought that...

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1707. 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria: 60 days to go -24.02.2014

The countdown to this year’s Carnaval International de Victoria has started and a ceremony to officially mark the occasion was held on Friday at La Plaine St Andre.  The cocktail evening was also marked by the prize giving ceremony for this...

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1708. UP CLOSE … with Ziggy Adam, outgoing speaker of the 10th National Youth Assembly -25.02.2014

‘Ambition for me is the zeal and passion to focus on one’s goal’By Marie-Anne LepathyThough tall, lean, confident and serious-looking, he is a friendly, welcoming and easy to talk to young man, propelled in the limelight last year after he was...

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1709. Lannen Enternasyonal Bann Pti Leta Zil : Sesel en Nasyon Zil Determinen -25.02.2014

‘Nou tou nou annan en rol pour zwe dan sa tenm’Sesel in depi lontan azir koman en pionye dan promosyon ek devlopman bann pti leta zil. Annefe, nou bann dirizan politik osi byen ki sivil in kontinyelman e a plizyer repriz anmenn sa size lo bann...

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1710. UniSey gets new vice-chancellor -25.02.2014

Dennis Hardy is now the new vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles (UniSey), replacing Marina Confait who is pursuing further studies abroad.Professor Hardy was conferred by UniSey’s pro-chancellor Professor Rolph Payet yesterday during a...

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1711. Carnival song contest: Travis Julienne grand winner -25.02.2014

Travis Julienne is the grand winner of the song contest for the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria.With his song Ole, Ola, en sel lavwa, Travis pockets R30,000.In second place is Georges Payet, who won R15,000 while KJ, Extra & Regi with...

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1712. Death of US security officers on board the Maersk Alabama -25.02.2014

Security officers died of respiratory failureThe police have reported that autopsy reports on the cause of death of Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, two US security officers found dead on the Maersk Alabama last week, have concluded that they died...

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1713. Forum opens doors for potential businesses opportunities -25.02.2014

Seychellois and Korean businessmen have been invited to explore business potential opportunities here for the benefit of both countries’ economies.The invitation came from the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment Pierre Laporte while...

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1714. Korean firms represented at the Seychelles-Korea business forum -25.02.2014

For those who are wondering what Korean companies were being represented at yesterday’s Seychelles-Korea business forum organised by the Seychelles Investment Board and the honorary consul general for Seychelles in Korea, Dong Hang Jeong, we bring...

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1715. Anonymous benefactor donates to Foyer de la Providence -25.02.2014

Young residents of the Foyer de la Providence (St Elizabeth convent) have received a donation from an anonymous sponsor.It was Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports Minister Vincent Meriton who handed over the donation to Sister Rosemila...

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1716. STC opens new construction material outlet -25.02.2014

Customers have another outlet to choose from when buying home improvement and construction materials.Last week, the Seychelles Trading Company (STC) announced the opening of its new construction outlet on Bois De Rose Avenue (adjacent to Island...

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1717. PUC completes major water project -26.02.2014

A major project initiated last year to carry water from three rivers to the La Gogue dam has been completed, the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) has announced. Project director Ravin Sunassee gave an update on the project yesterday at the...

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1718. Fête de la francophonie dans 22 jours -26.02.2014

La Fête de la Francophonie sera célébrée du 20 au 24 mars prochain.   Dans nos éditions du 17 au 24 février, nous vous avons apporté un avant goût de la fête en publiant un court profil des Seychellois parlant français au quotidien. Ce...

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1719. Financial leasing to boost productivity -26.02.2014

Domestic productivity is set to receive a big boost with the coming into force of the Financial Leasing Act.Financial leasing, which is essentially a means for financing assets, is expected to provide the public with an alternative means of...

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1720. SNYC to host value-based workshop for Grand Anse Praslin secondary students -26.02.2014

The value ‘Respect’ will be explored during a workshop for students of the Grand Anse Praslin secondary school.Organised by the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC), this value-based workshop will be held tomorrow from 9am to 12 noon at the...

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1721. Solar power: Why it makes financial and environmental sense? -26.02.2014

The question was asked and answered by independent PV solar power consultant Tim Kirkpatrick, in a presentation at the Yacht Club on Friday evening. Mr Kirkpatrick has been involved in the local solar power business for the last four years, dealing...

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1722. Seychelles makes a splash at leading bridal event in Abu Dhabi -26.02.2014

Seychelles made news again this month when it was featured in Bride Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s largest and most luxurious bridal fashion event.Bride Abu Dhabi, an addition to Bride Dubai, offers the opportunity to capture the potential...

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1723. Cyberwave Computing 2000; Over 300 graduate after following computer courses -26.02.2014

More than 300 people who have followed courses at Cyberwave Computing 2000 have graduated. This year’s graduation ceremony, which is a biennial event, took place at the International Conference Centre last Saturday in the presence of the new...

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1724. Network engineers to set up IXPs -26.02.2014

Network engineers from telecommunication and internet sectors are since Monday attending a workshop designed to teach them the technical and administrative skills needed to set up, operate, and administer an Internet Exchange Points (lXPs).The...

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1725. Rappicc one year into combating piracy -27.02.2014

Tuesday February 25 marked the first anniversary of the opening of the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecution and Intelligence Coordination Centre (Rappicc) located at what is now known as the National Security Campus on Bois de Rose Avenue. Formerly the...

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1726. SMEs to benefit from new interest scheme -27.02.2014

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will now benefit from better interest rates from the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS).This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment and...

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1727. Hermitage water treatment plant to be refurbished -27.02.2014

The Hermitage water treatment plant will be refurbished, the Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet, said yesterday.The minister was speaking after visiting the plant at the start of a series of visits that he intends to...

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1728. Seychelles shows best practice in setting up regional framework -27.02.2014

Seychelles was invited to showcase the functioning of its national inter-ministerial coordinating committee (NIMCC) for regional integration as part of the 32nd Comesa council of ministers held in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of...

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1729. Leroy Jeanne receives international arts award -27.02.2014

Leroy Jeanne, a secondary three student of Pointe Larue school, has been rewarded after taking part in the 41st International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice).The exhibition was founded in 1967 to mark the child victims...

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1730. Air Seychelles’ new and former CEOs call on President Michel -28.02.2014

Mr Ball (left) and Mr Papa (right) with President James Michel at State House yesterday The new and former chief executives of Air Seychelles – Manoj Papa and Cramer Ball respectively – called on President James Michel at State House...

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1731. New CEO ready to take Air Seychelles to greater heights -28.02.2014

“Even if Air Seychelles has got four-star status, we need to behave like a five-star airline in everything we do even at touch point, from the time the customer engages with us to the time he gets off with his baggage at the other destination,”...

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1732. ‘O’ blood type needed -01.03.2014

Blood donors are being asked to give blood as the Seychelles Hospital is badly in need to replenish its blood bank.Seychelles Nation has learned that the ‘O’ blood type is needed urgently.Donors of the other blood types can also come to the...

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1733. IMF mission in Seychelles -01.03.2014

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is currently in Seychelles to discuss with the government on a new programme.The modalities and time frame for the new progamme is being discussed, however it will focus mainly on structural...

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1734. Seychelles voices opinion at 17th Comesa heads of state and government summit -01.03.2014

Secretary of State, Ambassador Barry Faure, represented President James Michel at the 17th Comesa (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) summit of the Heads of State and Government in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The summit, held...

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1735. Chinese embassy donates to Children’s Foundation -01.03.2014

The Seychelles Children’s Foundation (SCF) has received a donation of educational items and recreational games from the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Shi Zhongjun.The donation was accepted by Jelline Quatre, director of the...

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1736. Montagne Posée inmates to portray prison experience in film -01.03.2014

Inmates at Montagne Posée prison are working on a film about their experience in prison, the transition they have made as prisoners, accepting their situation and on the rehabilitation process.The film is being directed, written and filmed by the...

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1737. Seychellois diplomats accredited in Angola and Russia -01.03.2014

Seychellois diplomats Claude Morel and Bernard Shamlaye have recently presented their credentials to become the ambassadors of Seychelles in Angola and Russia respectively.Mr Morel presented his letters of credentials to President Jose Edouardo dos...

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1738. Minister visits restaurants and hotel -01.03.2014

The minister responsible for labour Idith Alexander recently visited two restaurants and a small hotel on Mahé as she continues her tours of establishments in the hospitality and tourism sectors.This last visit took in the Asian Fusion Restaurant...

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1739. La journée de solidarité de l’Ecole Française des Seychelles -01.03.2014

Visite des institutions socialesA l’occasion de la journée de solidarité de l’Ecole Française des Seychelles, l’école a organisé quatre visites pour les classes de secondaire dans des institutions sociales telles la maison de retraite,...

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1740. Senior US Judge, Dr Gordon Low, advocates mediation: -01.03.2014

‘Mediation is the future of the legal system’In Seychelles, mediation has never been a common legal form of conflict resolution even though traditionally disputes have been solved through the intervention of family members, friends or any strong...

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