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President Faure Chairs Meeting On Major Infrastructure Projects

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure chaired a meeting at State House this morning whereby he received an update on the status of six major infrastructure projects currently being developed in the country. (AllAfrica)

New Brazilian Ambassador Accredited

[Government of Seychelles] The new Brazilian ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr Antonio Augusto Martins Cesar, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House today. (AllAfrica)

Italian Ambassador to Seychelles Accredited

[Government of Seychelles] The third ambassador of Italy to Seychelles, H.E. Dr Alberto Pieri, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House this morning. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Ranked First in Africa for Ocean Health

[Seychelles News Agency] The Ocean Health Index (OHI) has ranked Seychelles first in Africa after the latest global assessment of ocean health. (AllAfrica)

Italy, Already Sending More Tourists to Seychelles, Eyes Further Increase

[Seychelles News Agency] Tourism is one of the main sectors of Seychelles' economy that newly accredited Italian ambassador to the island nation will continue to focus on during his mandate. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles, UK Sign Deal to Ensure Continued Trade After Brexit

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the United Kingdom have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement to reflect continuity of the trade relationship between the two countries in view of the envisaged exit of the UK from the European Union. (AllAfrica)

Treatment Plant On Seychelles' Third-Most Populated Island to Cover 95 Percent of Wastewater Generated

[Seychelles News Agency] Current environmental hazards caused by the lack of proper sanitation facilities on La Digue - Seychelles' third-most populated island - will be targeted once the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and sewer network is completed in July. (AllAfrica)

OECD Deems Seychelles' Preferential Tax Practice Not Harmful

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' preferential tax regimes have been deemed not harmful by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (AllAfrica)

Seychellois Military Participating in 8th Edition of U.S.-Led Maritime Exercise Cutlass Express

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois military officers are joining with their counterparts from the United States, Europe, East Africa and the western Indian Ocean for the eighth edition of the Cutlass Express exercise. (AllAfrica)

African Football Association Bans One Seychellois Referee for Bribery, Clears Another

[Seychelles News Agency] The disciplinary board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended a Seychellois referee for his involvement in a case of bribery while clearing the name of another islander who was falsely accused. (AllAfrica)

Resignation of Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, has today received the letter of resignation of Mrs Luciana Lagrenade from her post as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. (AllAfrica)

Rohr to Include Best U-20 Star in Eagles' Squad for Seychelles, Egypt

[Guardian] Super Eagles' Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has challenged the players of the U-20 national team, Flying Eagles, to give their best at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic, saying he would be at the competition venue to pick the best Nigerian player and blood him in the senior squad. (AllAfrica)

5-Star Upgrade Work Begins On Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

[Seychelles News Agency] Renovation work has started on Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa to transform the hotel from 87 rooms to a 5-star resort of 295 rooms. (AllAfrica)

Fishing Community Wants Limits On Size, Amount of Fish Caught to Help Seychelles' Endangered Species

[Seychelles News Agency] The fishing community in the Seychelles has called for more measures to better manage some of the island nation's endangered species and make artisanal fisheries more sustainable, including limiting the size and amount of fish caught. (AllAfrica)

Fishermen Association in Seychelles, With Help of English Folk Duo, Tell 'Stories From the Sea'

[Seychelles News Agency] The Baie Lazare Fishermen Association in collaboration with an English duo joined forces to tell 'Stories from the Sea' through musical compositions centred around the lives of fishermen on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Business - Wednesday 23rd January 2019

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure chaired a scheduled meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 23rd January, at which a number of legal and policy memoranda were considered. (AllAfrica)

President Faure Receives Delegation From Thai Union

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure received Dr Sven Massen, Director of Europe Operations of Thai Union Group PCL, and his delegation at State House this morning. Dr Massen is responsible for the European Operations and all Supply Chain-related matters, and is in Seychelles with his team for their annual visit to see the operations of the Indian Ocean Tuna Limited (IOT), and to further discuss the strategic and investment plans of the company in Seychelles. (AllAfrica)

Animals Groups Performing Sterilisations of Dogs, Cats in Seychelles to Control Population

[Seychelles News Agency] Hundreds of cats and dogs are being sterilised this month in a free program initiated by the Seychelles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) with the assistance of the UK-based organisation Spay Sisters. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Seychelles to Reinforce Partnership in the Fisheries Sector

[Government of Mauritius] A delegation of the National Assembly of Seychelles led by its Speaker, Mr Nicholas Gerard Prea, paid a courtesy call yesterday on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Brocade Fashion Show a Highlight of This Year's Seychelles-China Day

[Seychelles News Agency] A brocade fashion show of Chinese costumes and makeup, with the participation of both Seychellois and Chinese models, is on the programme for the sixth edition of the Seychelles-China day. (AllAfrica)

Work to Raise Dam in Seychelles 25 Percent Complete

[Seychelles News Agency] Renovation work to raise Seychelles' main water reservoir - La Gogue Dam - in order to increase its capacity is 25 percent complete, but the project is four months behind schedule because of a strike by truckers, the chief executive of the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) said. (AllAfrica)

Sandra Esparon and Mercenary Named As Seychelles' Best Female and Male Artists for 2018

[Seychelles News Agency] Sandra Esparon and Mercenary were named best female and male artists Saturday night at the Cable Tunes Awards 2018. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Sees Drop in Unemployment Rate, Now 3.5 Percent, Thanks to Relief Scheme

[Seychelles News Agency] The unemployment rate in Seychelles has dropped from 5 percent to 3.5 percent, largely due to the reintroduction of the unemployment relief scheme in 2017, officials said. (AllAfrica)

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name Seychelles As a Top 5 Island Destination

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles - a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean - has been voted amongst the five best islands by readers of the magazine Condé Nast Traveler. (AllAfrica)

Three Seychellois Women Recognized for Contributions in the Island Nation's Development

[Seychelles News Agency] Three Seychellois women have been recognized and awarded by CEO Global for the important role they have played in their particular field, pushing forward the development of society. (AllAfrica)

Ocean Colour and Island Textures Inspire Jewelry From Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Ocean colours and island textures are the inspiration behind a new line of handcrafted jewelry designed and produced in Seychelles. (AllAfrica)

New Solar Farm Expected to Save Seychelles U.S.$1 Million Per Year

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is expected to save over $1 million annually once the construction of a solar farm on Romainville Island, off the main island of Mahe, is completed later this year, said a top official. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles to Ban Importation of Plastic Straws in February - Complete Ban to Follow

[Seychelles News Agency] In another step to help protect the environment of Seychelles, the island nation's ministry of environment will ban the importation of single-use plastic straws into the country as of February 1. (AllAfrica)

4 Frogs in Seychelles, Including the World's Smallest

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is home to an endemic family of frogs called Sooglossids consisting of four species found only on the granitic islands. Due to the extended isolation of the species on a few granitic islands, these amphibians are globally significant and of high conservation value. (AllAfrica)

Chinese University Names Seychellois As Special Expert for Coconut Carving

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois Donatien Freminot has been appointed as special foreign expert of Hainan Provincial Arts and Crafts Society for coconut carving. (AllAfrica)

Colonel Clifford Roseline Named New Chief of the Seychelles People's Defence Forces

[Seychelles News Agency] Colonel Clifford Roseline on Friday was appointed as the new Chief of the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF) following the retirement of Brigadier Leopold Payet, who had held the post for 11 years. (AllAfrica)