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Shelter for Women Victims of Violence Opens

[Seychelles News Agency] The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles News Agency to Become Independent Entity Next Year, Following Cabinet Vote

[Seychelles News Agency] The Cabinet of Ministers approved a policy proposal on Wednesday to turn the Seychelles News Agency (SNA) into an independent entity. (AllAfrica)

Trading Partners, the EU and Seychelles Reaffirm Relationship At Annual Conference

[Seychelles News Agency] The European Union is determined to continue working closely with Seychelles in the field of maritime security, the blue economy, climate change and regional integration, Ambassador Marjaana Sall said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

9 Seychellois Artists Whose Works Are On Display At Kenwyn House

[Seychelles News Agency] A new gallery recently opened its doors to art lovers in one of Seychelles' iconic landmarks, Kenwyn House. It features the artwork of nine local artists varying from landscapes, paintings inspired by the flora and fauna of the islands and abstract work. (AllAfrica)

President Faure Attends Ceremony for Graduates - Class of 2017 - 2018

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure was the guest of honour at a gathering for graduates to honour and acknowledge the achievements of former scholars that have graduated from October 2017 to September 2018. The ceremony was held at the International Conference Centre yesterday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

A Primary School in Seychelles Will Grow Vegetables Using Aquaponics

[Seychelles News Agency] The Perseverance Primary School will be the first school in Seychelles to grow vegetables using a system that includes fishes and aquariums. (AllAfrica)

Fishermen On Seychellois Island, Praslin, Embrace Self-Imposed Limits to Boost Fish Stock

[Seychelles News Agency] An association of local fishermen from Praslin, the second-most populated island in Seychelles, has embraced a project that will help maintain the fish stock at one of the island's bays, said the chairperson of the association. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Court Sentences Seychellois Man to 10 Years in Prison for Trafficking Heroin

[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois man was sentenced this week to 10 years imprisonment by a court in Kenya, the Seychelles' Anti-Narcotics Bureau said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Constance Ephelia Resort in Seychelles Recognized As Environmentally Friendly 5 Straight Years

[Seychelles News Agency] Constance Ephelia Seychelles was recently awarded gold status by Green Globe after the resort was certified as an environmentally friendly tourist establishment for five consecutive years. (AllAfrica)

Sychellois, Kenyan Jailed in Sh29 Million Heroin Trafficking Case

[Nation] A Sychellois and a Kenyan have been sentenced to 10 and 20 years in jail respectively for trafficking heroin worth Sh29 million. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Issues World's First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

[IPS] Jakarta -The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources. (AllAfrica)

Australian High Commissioner Applauds Seychelles for Environmental Leadership

[Seychelles News Agency] Australia is committed to working in partnership with Seychelles and other countries in the region to tackle maritime security challenges including drug trafficking and illegal fishing, the Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles said. (AllAfrica)

Buying Big in Seychelles? If Anti-Money Laundering Bill Passes, You'll Need a Bank

[Seychelles News Agency] A proposed law to counter money laundering in Seychelles will be presented to the National Assembly early next year. (AllAfrica)

40 Scientists Converge in Seychelles for Meetings On Tuna Issues

[Seychelles News Agency] Yellowfin tuna stock is the focus of discussion as Seychelles hosts the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's (IOTC) 20th session of the Working Party on Tropical Tuna from October 29 to November 3. (AllAfrica)

Education, Tourism, Fisheries Are Areas of Cooperation for Seychelles and Ghana, New High Commissioner Says

[Seychelles News Agency] Education, tourism, fisheries and exchange of specialists are areas of cooperation that Seychelles and Ghana will enhance to deepen existing relations, said the newly accredited high commissioner. (AllAfrica)

Courtesy Call By the Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues Regional Assembly

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, President Danny Faure received the Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues Regional Assembly, Mr Louis Serge Clair, at State House this afternoon. Mr Clair is among those invited to Seychelles for the 33rd Creole Festival this year. (AllAfrica)

New Ghanaian High Commissioner to Seychelles Accredited

[Government of Seychelles] The High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House this morning. (AllAfrica)

President Faure Receives Former IMF Mission Chief

[Government of Seychelles] President Faure received Mr Paul Mathieu at State House today, ahead of the upcoming Symposium on Economic and Social Transformation tomorrow which will mark 10 years since Seychelles embarked on the IMF Reform Programme. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Launches $15 Million 'Blue Bond' to Support Marine Projects

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles on Monday launched the world's first sovereign blue bond, a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects, said a communiqué from the World Bank Group. (AllAfrica)

Former President of Seychelles, a Blue Economy Devotee, Appointed to 'Ocean Ambassadors' Group

[Seychelles News Agency] A former president of Seychelles, James Michel, was appointed as a founding member of the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Ambassadors on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Artists Explore Life in a Visual Arts Exhibition

[Seychelles News Agency] Two Seychellois artists have teamed up in a visual arts exhibition that shows different moments in people's everyday life, including the different journeys they take. (AllAfrica)

7 Flowers That Send a Message the Seychellois Way

[Seychelles News Agency] This weekend will see the launch of the annual Creole Festival in the Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Proposed 2019 Budget Rises 6.6 Percent Over 2018

[Seychelles News Agency] A proposed national budget of nearly SCR 8.5 billion for 2019, an increase of 6.6 percent compared to the 2018 budget, will be presented to the National Assembly for approval on November 6 by the Minister of Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning. (AllAfrica)

Seychellois Teaching Student Earns High Honours in University Studies in Botswana

[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois student has been recognised and rewarded for her academic excellence and leadership qualities after completing her studies at the University of Botswana. (AllAfrica)

President Faure Receives Seychellois Graduate Teachers From Botswana

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure received a group of eight teachers that achieved first class honours in their Bachelor of Education at the University of Botswana, at State House today. (AllAfrica)

New Mexican Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles Accredited

[Government of Seychelles] The new ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Republic of Seychelles, Ambassador Erasmo Roberto Martinez, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House this morning. (AllAfrica)

New Survey to Define Protection Measures for Seychelles' Grand Police Area

[Seychelles News Agency] A new survey is being undertaken at the Grand Police beach to assess the biodiversity of fauna and flora as well as define protection and conservation measures for the area. (AllAfrica)

Fish Exports Rise in Seychelles, Giving Boost to Economy

[Seychelles News Agency] Exports of fresh and frozen fish are up in the first six months of the year and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture said this is contributing positively to the economy. (AllAfrica)

Keeping It Green and Chilly - Refrigerator Techs Must Be Certified, Seychelles Says

[Seychelles News Agency] All local refrigeration technicians in Seychelles must be certified as having been trained as part of the third phase of the Green Cooling Africa Initiative, said a top official in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles to Host International Conference On Creole Studies During October Cultural Festival

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will be hosting the 16th edition of the International Conference of Creole Studies from October 28 to November 3, an event that will see the contribution of over 100 participants from all over the world. (AllAfrica)

Search for Oil to Begin in Seychelles-Mauritius Managed Area

[Seychelles News Agency] A new survey to explore potential oil reserves is expected to begin in an area jointly managed by Seychelles and Mauritius. (AllAfrica)