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Denis Island Becoming Seychelles' Most Green and Sustainable Island

[Seychelles News Agency] Denis Private Island has implemented the first phase of a four-phase photovoltaic solar power system in a bid to reduce the island's dependency on fossil fuels. With the installation of the photovoltaic panels, the island is reducing its diesel consumption by 100 litres per day. (AllAfrica)

5 Reasons You Should Make Seychelles Your Late Summer Getaway

[Seychelles News Agency] Late to plan your summer vacation? Looking for a stable, beautiful country that is also easily accessible? Then Seychelles is one to be considered. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles-Cyprus Agreement Sees Ecommerce, Cybersecurity As Areas for Cooperation

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Cyprus have renewed an agreement that will provide a platform for more dialogue and stronger cooperation, said a top official of the Department of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Business - Thursday, 5 July 2018

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure chaired a scheduled meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday morning, 4th July at which a number of legal and policy memoranda were considered. (AllAfrica)

Eyeing Growth, Business Leaders, Government Meet At Forum in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Leaders from the private and public sectors of Seychelles had the opportunity to discuss the business landscape in the country at the "First National Business Summit" held on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Vice President Attends AU Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania

[Government of Seychelles] Vice President Vincent Meriton is representing Seychelles President Danny Faure at the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union being held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from 1st to 2nd July 2018. (AllAfrica)

Blue Safari Seychelles Invites Visitors to Explore Remote Atolls With Conservation in Mind

[Seychelles News Agency] A new concept in Seychelles, an island nation known for its postcard-perfect topaz blue water and pearlescent sand, is giving enthusiasts the opportunity to discover the marine life of some islands in the archipelago. (AllAfrica)

President Receives Report of the Public Service Salary Review Committee

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has received the Report of the Public Service Salary Review Committee which he established in January 2018 to advise Government on amendments to the Public Service Salary Act 2013. (AllAfrica)

Cyprus, Seychelles Relations Highlighted By High Commissioner's Visit, Intergovernmental Meetings

[Seychelles News Agency] Cyprus and Seychelles are looking at further developing economic, tourism, commercial and information technology relations, said the Cypriot High Commissioner to the island nation. (AllAfrica)

The Seychelles President Receives High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus At State House

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure received the High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus to Seychelles, H.E. Ambassador Andreas Panayiotou, as State House today. Ambassador Panayiotou is on an official visit in the country to attend the 4th Session of the Seychelles-Cyprus Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Industrial Cooperation to be held from the 03rd to 04th July 2018. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Celebrates 42nd Anniversary of Indepence With National Day Parade

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, attended the National Day Parade at Stad Linite yesterday evening to commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of Indepence. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Broadcasting Corp Makes Leap to Digital's Better Images, Sound and Choice

[Seychelles News Agency] Television viewers of the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) can now enjoy more channels with a higher quality image and sound after SBC switched over to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

President Faure Attends Official Opening of the 5th Edition of the National Show

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, accompanied by the Guest of Honour for the celebrations of the 42nd anniversary of Seychelles' Independence, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, attended the official opening of the 5th Edition of the National Show held yesterday morning at the NSC Hall, Roche Caiman. (AllAfrica)

Suspended Supreme Court Justice's Case Is Dismissed By Constitutional Court of Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Justice Durai Karunakaran said on Wednesday that the dismissal of his case against the former Constitutional Appointment Authority (CAA) was not a fair judgement. (AllAfrica)

I'm British, Saraki's Wife Tells Seychelles' Investigators

[Premium Times] As investigators in Seychelles enquire about the multi-million dollar assets owned by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, through offshore shell companies in tax havens, his wife, Toyin, who is suspected to have acted as his front, tried to distance herself as a politically-exposed person (PEP) by submitting documents that suggested she was a British national and not a Nigerian. (AllAfrica)

President Expresses Gratitude to All Seychellois Who Worked for Island Nation's Independence

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, expressed his gratitude on Friday to all Seychellois who he said worked with courage, dedication and determination to realise the nation's dream of independence. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Begins Probe of Saraki, Wife, for Alleged Money Laundering

[Premium Times] Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens, PREMIUM TIMES can report. (AllAfrica)

World Bank, Seychelles Discuss Infrastructure Development, Including Proposed Tunnel

[Seychelles News Agency] Infrastructure development, energy, and participation of the private sector were priorities discussed between Seychelles' president and a top official of the World Bank on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

EU Deal Gives Seychelles Trade Boost, $12 Million to Enhance Systems

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received around $12 million to improve trade facilitation and enhance the capacity of the public and private sectors under a newly signed economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU). (AllAfrica)

Coral Making a Come-Back On Seychelles' Aldabra, but Fish Numbers Down

[Seychelles News Agency] A recent monitoring programme on the reef of the Aldabra atoll has shown an increase in coral cover but a decline in fish numbers, an official of the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) said. (AllAfrica)

Spicy Octopus Coconut Curry Wins 1st Prize in Seychelles Tourism Board Photo Competition

[Seychelles News Agency] A photo "bursting with flavour" that got 282 likes online earned Alexander Jovanović first prize in the Seychelles Tourism Board's (STB) Facebook photography competition. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles National Botanical Gardens to Host International Schools Debate Focused On Oceans in July

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' National Botanical Gardens Foundation is for the first time this year hosting an international schools debates organised by the Trust for Sustainable Living. (AllAfrica)

Creole Version of Seychelles' Constitution Presented to President - Copies Available to Public

[Seychelles News Agency] The first copy of the Creole version of the Seychelles Constitution was presented to President Danny Faure on Saturday in a ceremony as part of the activities to commemorate Constitution Day on June 18. (AllAfrica)

Experts Protecting Seychelles From Parasite That Could Devastate Bees - and Agriculture

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is receiving help from two experts from the neighbouring island of Reunion to educate beekeepers and relevant local authorities about the threat of varroa mites - a parasite that attacks bees. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation's Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world, State House said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' New Financing for Oceans Gains G7 Attention

[Government of Seychelles] Seychelles got the attention of the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations today when President Danny Faure addressed them on the islands' innovative financing for the blue economy and ocean sustainability. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Mandates Basic Training for Watercraft Operators

[Seychelles News Agency] In a bid to improve safety at sea, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved a new policy that includes mandatory basic training to seafarers who own, work on or operate any type of watercraft in Seychelles' waters. (AllAfrica)

World Oceans Day - 5 Ways Seychelles Works Year Round to Protect Its Waters

[Seychelles News Agency] Friday, June 8 is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world's shared ocean. (AllAfrica)

President of Seychelles Travelling to Canada for G7 Session On Oceans

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will be attending the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada on June 8-9 at the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a communiqué from State House said. (AllAfrica)

Message From President Danny Faure the Sif Patron for the Aldabra Clean-Up Project Launch On the Occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2018

[Government of Seychelles] Message from President Danny Faure (AllAfrica)

Team of Mostly Seychellois Sailors Wins a Regatta That Was Part Race, Part Adventure

[Seychelles News Agency] The team of ISPC/Mason's Travel composed mainly of Seychellois sailors won the fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition which started last Monday and ended on Saturday. (AllAfrica)