Island made: 4 rums to try and buy in Seychelles

At one time in Seychelles, the perception was that if something was imported it was really good quality. But this has slowly changed and currently, there are many local products that have made its way on top in the choosy Seychellois marketplace. One high-quality product that is locally produced rum. In this week’s buzz, SNA presents four different brands of […]


Indian Ocean fishermen gather in Seychelles

Artisanal fishers from the Indian Ocean countries have gathered in a training session in Seychelles to identify skills needed in co-management, leadership and communication to tackle common challenges. The three-day training from September 11-13 is being organised by the Federation of Artisanal Fishers of the Indian Ocean (FPAOI) and the Seychelles Fisheries Authority (SFA) at the Coco D’Or Hotel in the northern Mahe district of Beau Vallon. […]


Seychelles is filled with plants

What’s the proper way to identify a plant? Is it by the looking at the flowers, leaves or both? A recent series of training courses in Seychelles is helping environmental enthusiasts to identify native and non-native plants using an online platform. During the biological photography session, participants learned how to identify native and non-native plants by using the Seychelles iNaturalist online platform. “The application assists […]


New system will detect mobile phones among detainees, Seychelles’ prison department says

A mobile telephone detection system will be deployed soon at the Seychelles’ main prison facility at Montagne Posee as part of continuous efforts to improve security, the prison department said on Tuesday. The department said that the latest technology which is not hazardous to humans or animals, once installed will be able to detect any mobile telephone regardless if it is powered on […]


Seychelles’ challenge: Develop and preserve environment, President tells World Economic Forum

The challenge for Seychelles today remains sustainable development mechanisms to continue to grow while preserving the environment, President Danny Faure said in a meeting with the founder of the World Economic Forum. Faure met with Klaus Schwab who is also the executive chairperson of the Forum on Wednesday, State House said, in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. During […]


2 Seychellois arrested in Brazil for possession of cocaine

Two Seychellois citizens were arrested in Brazil in June in possession of cocaine, the Anti- Narcotics Bureau (ANB) of Seychelles said Wednesday. The Bureau said the Embassy of Brazil for Seychelles based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania confirmed the arrest of the two Seychellois citizens on June 25 through the Seychelles’ Department of Foreign Affairs. The two Seychellois were arrested by the Brazilian Federal Police at Guarulhos […]


Association seeks to empower doctors in Seychelles through training, better work conditions

Empowering doctors and improving the quality of the healthcare system in Seychelles are the aims of a newly formed independent association for health practitioners. Launched in April, Doctors 4 Doctors Seychelles was created by a group of Seychellois doctors with the purpose of advocating for and promoting the interests of doctors in Seychelles. “We noticed that there is a lack of training […]

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Maia Luxury Resort earns the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa has been certified with the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label as a responsible hotel with well- established sustainability practices. The resort received the certification from the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Didier Dogley, in a short ceremony on Tuesday. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is the 21st hotel to be certified and according to the minister, 74 percent of […]


Seychelles approves expansion of territorial waters by nearly 15,000 square kilometres

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the incorporation of the extended continental shelf of the Northern plateau region under the Seychelles’ jurisdiction. The Seychelles’ territorial waters were extended by over 14,840 square kilometres, a territory about 92 times the size of the main of Mahe, by a UN Body in 2018. The Northern Plateau is located at the northern extremity of the […]