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6 Seychellois poets to participate in South Africa poetry festival

Six Seychellois are for the first time participating in a regional poetry festival to be held in South Africa next week. Their participation is possible through an exchange programme which the National Arts Council of the island nation has with their South African counterpart. “Last year a group of poets from South Africa came to Seychelles during the Creole festival. […]

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Seychelles to monitor illegal fishing with unmanned drones

Monitoring of illegal fishing activities in the waters of Seychelles will soon be conducted by drones as the island nation embarks on a trial project. The Seychelles Fishing Authority will be the coordinator of the project — called FishGuard — which will be integrated into the fisheries patrol routines of the Seychelles Air Force and the Seychelles Coast Guard. “SFA […]

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Air Seychelles names interim chief executive as permanent CEO

The Seychelles’ national carrier, Air Seychelles, has confirmed Remco Althuis as its chief executive after eight months as the interim CEO. The airline said on Friday that board members of both the government of Seychelles and Etihad Airways had approved the appointment of Althuis, who joined the airline in December. “We have been working with Remco for over eight months […]

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1st Seychelles Tourism Festival 2018

In a recent press point, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley has unveiled the program of activities marking the annual tourism week in Seychelles. The annual Tourism Week in Seychelles is an extension of the annual World Tourism Day celebrated on September 27 and initiated by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This year’s celebration comes […]

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Civil Society in Seychelles to open first crisis shelter for women

Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations. The chief executive of CEPS – Michel Pierre – told SNA last week that […]


3 steps Seychelles took to help preserve the world’s ozone layer

Sunday, September 16 is the International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer, and this year’s theme is ‘Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol.’ As one of the world ambassadors of climate change Seychelles has over the years put in place various strategies to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. SNA looks […]

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Argentina can learn from Seychelles’ tourism industry, new ambassador says

Increasing cooperation and developing the commercial ties between Seychelles and Argentina even further are the main areas of focus outlined by the new ambassador to the island nation. The newly accredited ambassador of Argentina to Seychelles, Martin Bustillo, made this statement to the press on Tuesday after he presented his credentials to Seychelles’ President, Danny Faure, at State House, Victoria. […]

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Seychelles’ court allows push for medical marijuana to move forward, rebuffing Attorney General

The Constitutional Court of Seychelles has dismissed preliminary objections by the Attorney General’s office against a petition to establish regulations allowing access to cannabis for medical purposes. Following the ruling on Tuesday, Frank Elizabeth, the lawyer of Ralph Volcere — the petitioner — said he is very happy that the court has rejected all preliminary objections. “I believe strongly in […]