eggs
Seychelles

Sooty tern eggs scarce and pricey this year

A seasonal delicacy in Seychelles — bird eggs — are in short supply and high in price this year. Sooty tern eggs, available from June until August are being collected only on Bird Island – the northernmost island of Seychelles, this year. Bird Island receives thousands of birds that come to the island to lay their eggs. SNA has been unable to speak […]

countries
Seychelles

Seychelles helps six countries practice coral restoration

Community leaders and reef practitioners from six western Indian Ocean countries affected by climate change are now better equipped to carry out coral reef restoration following an intensive training session. The 10-day session took place on Praslin, the second-biggest island, at the Centre for Ocean Restoration Awareness & Learning (CORAL). Participants followed an intensive hands-on, in-water practical programme, to learn about […]

Environment
Seychelles

World Environment Day: Seychelles protecting even more of its waters

Seychelles has designated 26 percent of its territorial waters as marine protection areas to complete the second phase of the debt for conservation finance deal with The Nature Conservancy, the environment minister said on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Wallace Cosgrow, the Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, in his message for the World Environment Day on June 5. With the new […]

Seychelles
Seychelles

Eid-ul-Fitr: Seychelles reflects on peace, love

The Islamic community in Seychelles joined believers across the world on Wednesday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. For the fifth consecutive year, Islamic groups in the archipelago of 95,000 people came together at Stad Popiler in the capital, Victoria. Imam Ibrahim Lebon said that the message for this year is to spread peace […]

Seychelles
Seychelles

Air Mauritius to begin twice-weekly flights to Seychelles in July

Air Mauritius will resume operations to Seychelles from July 2, the airline announced on Wednesday. The flag carrier of Mauritius will operate twice-weekly flights by an Airbus A319 offering 16 business class and 108 economy class seats. The airline’s chief executive, Somas Appavou, said that “this new destination will reinforce our regional service and provide enhanced connectivity onto our global network.” Appavou […]

Seychelles
Seychelles

Accounting students in Seychelles will now take ACCA exams online

The Guy Morel Institute (TCMI) in Seychelles is now offering computer-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA – exams. This means that the students will not have to wait for weeks to know their results, which will be shared online in a shorter amount of time. This also means that Seychellois students will no longer have to travel to Mauritius to take their […]

May
Seychelles

What is happenings May 7th in Seychelles’ history

As the month of May comes to a close, SNA brings you seven happenings which occurred in May in Seychelles — a nation of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.   First May Day procession On May 1, 1966, there was the first May Day procession to be held in Seychelles, organised by the SPUP (Seychelles Peoples United Party). The […]

Ocean
Seychelles

Ocean is beating blue heart of planet

A healthy ocean is important for more than just economic growth; it is crucial for the survival of humanity, the Seychelles’ president said at the official opening of the Blue Economy conference in Mozambique, State House said on Thursday. As a champion for the Blue Economy in Africa, President Danny Faure is a guest of honour at the conference, which is being […]

survey
Seychelles

Poverty survey: 4,000 families struggling to afford basic necessities

A survey by the National Bureau of Statistics found that 4,000 households in Seychelles are struggling and cannot afford to pay for basic necessities. The Multidimensional Poverty Index Survey on Poverty Alleviation released last week found that the families were having difficulty paying rent, utilities and buy food. The islands of Seychelles boast world-class beaches and five-star luxury that attract an elite class […]

Air
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 […]