Seychelles

Seychelles creates toolkit for coral restoration ahead of global meeting in Florida

A new toolkit to provide guidelines on how to complete a successful coral restoration project has been launched by Nature Seychelles, a not-for-profit environmental organisation. The launch coincides with the Reef Futures Symposium being held in Key Largo, Florida, in the United States from December 10-14. The toolkit is based on a ground-breaking large-scale coral reef restoration project carried out […]

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Hotel L’Archipel is 18th in Seychelles to earn sustainability label

A tourism accommodation on the second-most populated island of Praslin has received for the first time the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label for integrating sustainability in its operations. Hotel L’Archipel, represented by general manager Lucas d’Offay, received the certificate in a short ceremony at the headquarters of the Ministry of Tourism at the Botanical House in the central district of Mont […]

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Seychelles’ offshore system maintains confidentiality for company owners, directors

Directors and owners of offshore companies registered in Seychelles will remain confidential following the approval of the National Assembly. In late November the National Assembly — the Seychelles’ legislative body — voted in favour of an amendment to maintain the confidentiality of these offshore companies, in action brought forth by Ahmed Afif, the elected member for the northern district of […]

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Seychellois study ocean litter problem alongside other UNESCO World Heritage site managers

Representatives from Seychelles joined other marine managers and marine litter experts in the world’s first workshop to focus on littering in UNESCO World Heritage marine sites. The workshop, which took place last month at the Island of Norderney in the Wadden Sea, a World Heritage marine site, gave countries managing these areas the chance to share best practices, clean-up campaigns […]

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Seychelles launches HIV self-test programme on World AIDS Day

Seychelles launched an HIV self-test pilot project on the same day the country joined with others to commemorate World AIDS Day — December 1 — on Freedom Square in Victoria. Based on the results collected from the pilot project, the Ministry of Health will decide if the country is ready to introduce the screening method. This year the theme for […]

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Art fair in Seychelles showcases paintings, photos for sale

Art lovers have the chance to buy artwork at affordable prices during a fair being organised at the Eden Art Space Gallery. The Affordable Art Fair, which will run until January 2019, gives everyone the chance to purchase an original painting, photograph, sculpture or print for less than $590, with prices starting at just $2. Last year, the most expensive […]