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Seychelles’ giant tortoises to feature at Venice art exhibition


A national pavilion showcasing the work of 16 Seychellois artists will be part of the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale exhibition titled ‘Viva Arte Viva.’ The exhibition — curated by Martin Kennedy and organised by the Seychelles Art Projects Foundation (SAPF) — will showcase the tortoises of the island nation and has been aptly named “Slowly Quietly.” The title ...

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The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Ms Idith Alexander holds the first meeting with the Social Committee of the ministry on Tuesday the 18th April 2017. With this being the introductory meeting, the minister discussed with the members of the committee; the role and purpose of the committee, the membership, upcoming events enlisted for the year and among other ...

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Artist from Wales closes gallery after two decades of painting the Seychelles’ scenery and people


After more than 20 years of making Seychelles her home, a British artist returning to her homeland says she carries fond memories of an island where she has felt loved and somehow belonged. Barbara Jenson — originally from Wales in the United Kingdom — has decided to leave the Indian Ocean archipelago, more precisely La Digue — the Seychelles’ third-most ...

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Faithful believers celebrate Easter


Many believers gathered for Easter Sunday mass to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to listen to the preaching of Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Port Victoria, Mgr Denis Wiehe, who summed up what the wonderful feast of Easter is along with the victory of Jesus. “The gospel is the source ...

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Minister Alexander’s message on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites

Minister Idith Alexander

‘We should take pride in preserving our heritage’ “We, as a nation, must bear in mind that cultural and heritage conservation should not be the everyday concern of heritage and cultural institutions, but the concern of every one as Seychellois.  We are the rightful custodians of our heritage and we should take pride in it.” This statement comes in a ...

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Seychellois mark Good Friday with Way of the Cross walks


Thousands of Seychellois Christians commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday by participating in Way of the Cross processions, walking along mostly uphill paths. The processions took place on all of the three mains islands of Seychelles, Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. People of all ages, and mainly Roman Catholics, took part in the religious tradition which is ...

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MS Queen Elizabeth was in port


One of the world’s most famous cruise ships, MS Queen Elizabeth, was in Port Victoria yesterday. Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister Maurice Loustau-Lalanne and his delegation comprising tourism principal secretary Anne Lafortune; civil aviation, ports and marine principal secretary Garry Albert; Seychelles Tourism Board chief executive Sherin Francis; Seychelles Ports Authority chief executive Colonel Andre Ciseau visited the ...

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Carnival to merge with Creole Festival


This year’s Carnaval International de Victoria will form part of the Creole Festival activities. Usually held in or around April, the carnival has been moved to October for better management of financial resources, according to the Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, Idith Alexander. She was speaking during a press conference last week. “We have decided to merge the two ...

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Youth hostel students seek the best out of themselves


Students residing at the Anse Royale youth hostel are taking part in a new programme to better themselves and develop their potential to the fullest while emulating or imitating a model personality. The emulation role model is an influential person who has brought about positive changes in the life of other people in the society, nationally or internationally. As a ...

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