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Seychelles’ progress noticed internationally, President Faure says in address marking 2 years in office

President Danny Faure said Tuesday in a televised address that Seychelles’ democracy continues to evolve, its citizens live in freedom and that progress made in the island nation is being noticed internationally. The address marked two years since Faure was sworn in as the fourth president since the island nation gained independence from Britain in 1976. He succeeded outgoing President […]

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New book portrays 240 years of change in Seychelles’ capital city

A new book that is the first to recount the evolution of Victoria – the capital city of the Seychelles – was officially launched last Friday. ‘Victoria: Celebrating its 240th anniversary A Historical perspective’ is a collection of rare and resourceful pictures and texts which tell the story of Victoria from when it was established as a French settlement in […]

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Seychelles National Botanical Gardens to benefit from agreement with garden in Germany

An agreement with a botanical garden in Germany will lead to exchanges with scientists, experts and technical personnel. The agreement was signed by the chief executive of Seychelles National Botanical Gardens Foundation, Raymond Brioche, and the Lord Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, in September. The Seychelles National Botanical Gardens and the Botanical Garden Rombergpark will receive support from each other […]

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man sentenced to 8 years in prison for bringing heroin to Seychelles

The Seychelles Supreme Court has convicted a Malagasy man to eight years imprisonment for the importation of 930 grammes of heroin, the Anti-Narcotics Bureau (ANB) said on Sunday. Erick Jocelyn Dijoux, 47, was arrested on April 20 by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau and the Customs Division. He was travelling from Madagascar on board an Air Seychelles flight to the […]

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Surgery to help the obese achieve healthier wSurgery to help the obese achieve healthier weight performed in Seychelles for first timeeight performed in Seychelles for first time

The Seychelles’ Health Ministry has for the first time conducted bariatric surgery as a long-term intervention for obese people to lose and maintain a healthy weight. The first five surgeries were conducted at the Seychelles Hospital this week thanks to a collaboration the Ministry has with the Jeo Jyoti Foundation of India. In a press conference at the Ministry on […]

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Air Seychelles looking at innovation, efficiency to serve tourism industry, new chief says

Air Seychelles, the island nation’s national carrier, named Remco Althuis its permanent chief executive after serving as the interim chief executive for nine months. SNA met with Althuis to learn more about the 48-year-old Netherlands citizen and plans that he has for Air Seychelles. Althuis joined the company after the former chief executive, Roy Kinnear, resigned in December. SNA: Could […]

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Highlighting medical links, Sri Lankan President visits Lanka Hospital branch in Seychelles

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Lanka Hospital branch in Seychelles on Monday as part of his three-day official visit to the island nation. Sirisena was given a guided tour of the facility and was acquainted with the services provided in Seychelles. Sirisena unveiled a plaque at the medical centre in commemoration of his visit. “This visit further enhances […]