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Seychelles

Air Mauritius to return to Seychelles

Air Mauritius says it intends to resume connecting flights to Seychelles in July, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday, a move that increases the competitive pressure on Air Seychelles. Speaking to SNA, the Authority said that Air Mauritius would be providing services on the two days — Mondays and Sundays — that Air Seychelles does not have connecting flights […]

storm
Seychelles

3 years after devastating storm, major infrastructures on Seychelles’ island

Major infrastructures on the island of Farquhar have been repaired and made cyclone-proof almost three years after Fantala, a tropical cyclone, hit the outer island, said the head of the Islands Development Company (IDC). The IDC’s chief executive, Glenny Savy, told SNA that the company “concentrated on the infrastructure that we need for commercial purposes, mainly guest-houses that we rent […]

plants
Seychelles

40 years of eradication efforts against invasive plant

Seychelles’ remote Aldabra atoll is free of an invasive alien plant species 40 years after eradication efforts started on four islands in the atoll group. Sisal or agave sisalana as it is known scientifically is a woody herb with a rosette of thick fleshy spiny leaves that are shaped like a sword, measuring up to two metres long. The leaf […]

Pastors
Seychelles

Night pastors in Seychelles

A volunteer group of after-dark pastors who work with the less fortunate said more love and understanding are needed to prevent people who abuse drugs from living transient and homeless lifestyles. Seychelles’ Night Pastors, a volunteer Christian group, has been concentrating their work night ministry and providing basic necessities in the capital city of Victoria. The group was founded four years […]

Danny Faure, President of Seychelle
Seychelles

Seychelles’ leader congratulates new president of Comoros on election win

President Danny Faure of Seychelles extended his congratulations to the President of Comoros, Azali Assoumani, on his re-election, State House said on Friday. The Supreme Court in Comoros on Tuesday confirmed Azali Assoumani as the winner of the disputed presidential election held on March 24 with 59.05 percent of the vote. In his letter, Faure said, ”The government of Seychelles renews its confidence in the […]

projects
Seychelles

7 projects that support marine and fisheries get funded with grants

Seven projects in Seychelles that support marine protected areas and sustainable fisheries will get financial assistance under the second Blue Grants Fund launched in 2018. The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) said a total of $363,000  (SCR 5 million) will be disbursed for projects that are in line with the fund’s strategic objectives. “With funds from both the debt-swap and the blue bonds, […]

sea
Seychelles

Deep-sea researchers battling bad weather

Researchers currently exploring the depths of the Seychelles’ waters through the Nekton Deep Ocean Exploration have reached the halfway mark despite challenges, said the head of the mission. Oliver Steeds told SNA via Skype that the group has faced a number of challenges since heading out in early March, including bad weather and cutting the cable to the remotely operated vehicle by accident. […]

events
Seychelles

6 curious historical events in Seychelles in March

The Seychelles News Agency is this year introducing a new feature.  At the end of each month, SNA will present a buzz with important historical events which happened in Seychelles – a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean. From a war plane crash to the opening of the island nation’s first boarding school, here are 6 interesting […]

capital
Seychelles

Seychelles’ capital ranked 5th in Africa for quality of life

The Seychelles’ capital of Victoria has been ranked 5th in Africa in a quality of life survey by an American consulting firm. The annual survey conducted by Mercer ranked the city of Port Louis of Mauritius first. Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg — all in South Africa — were ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. “It’s very nice and refreshing […]

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Seychelles

E-cigarettes to be legalize in Seychelles

Seychelles is legalising the use of electronic cigarettes with a new regulation that will classify alternative nicotine products under the tobacco control law following the approval by the Cabinet of Ministers. Bharathi Viswanathan, the programme manager in the unit for the Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Seychelles Hospital, told SNA that currently all alternative nicotine products are banned in Seychelles. Under the new […]