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Price increase on alcohol, petroleum and tobacco products as from May 15


The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning has announced increases in excise tax on alcoholic products with an alcohol content of less than 16% as well as petroleum and tobacco products as from May 15, 2017. The gazetting of the regulations will take place tomorrow April 28, 2017. This was announced by finance principal secretary Patrick Payet and the ...

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Second volunteer award launched


As an ardent supporter of the works of volunteer and holder of the civil society portfolio, Vice-President Vincent Meriton yesterday launched the second Volunteer of the Year award during a short ceremony held at the Constance Ephelia Resort. During the ceremony, loyal partners of the Citizens Engagement Platform (Ceps) made their pledge towards the second Ceps Volunteer of the year ...

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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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President Danny Faure’s state visit to Kenya – April 3-4, 2017


Maritime security in focus Areas of interest between Seychelles and Kenya, including maritime security, were discussed during the bilateral meeting and both Presidents Danny Faure of Seychelles and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya have impressed on the need to enhance cooperation. Cooperation between the two countries may be enhanced through other initiatives such as sharing of intelligence and capacity building measures, ...

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Presidential pardon to 78 prisoners


Pope thanks government and people of Seychelles The Office of the President has confirmed that His Holiness Pope Francis has written to President Danny Faure to express his appreciation of the gesture of clemency accorded by the President to the 78 prisoners who were released unconditionally in December 2016, upon the recommendation of the advisory committee on the Power of ...

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Seychelles’ new ambassador to France to strengthen projects, promote French language


Seychelles’ newly appointed ambassador to France has given his commitment to expand upon projects already under way between the two countries. Ambassador Sylvestre Radegonde said, “The relations between both countries are quite solid and vary in all domains. My task along with the Department of Foreign Affairs is to try to expand on projects that were already under discussions.” The ...

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Two new ambassadors accredited


Eugene S. Kayihura is the new high commissioner of Rwanda to Seychelles while Philip Jada Natana is the first ambassador of South Soudan to be accredited to Seychelles. Both diplomats separately presented their credentials to President Danny Faure at State House yesterday morning following which they in turn paid a courtesy call on Vice-President Vincent Meriton. High Commissioner Kayihura is ...

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Proze 24 lakaz English River pou demare ver lafen lannen


Premye faz konstriksyon 64 younit lakaz i ekspekte konmanse ver lafen lannen Union Vale dan distrik English River e sa i form parti proze ‘24 lakaz dan 24 distrik dan 24  mwan’ ki Prezidan Danny Faure ti anonse dan son diskour lo Leta Lanasyon pli boner sa lannen. Depandan lo finansman, sa distrik i osi ekspekte vwar en morso semen ...

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Seychelles appoints global diplomatic corps in embassies


The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the rotation plan and appointments of the heads of Seychelles’ diplomatic missions abroad. Foreign Secretary Claude Morel said that the new appointments “have been efficiently undertaken to place Seychelles in a position that will reap maximum benefit and foster stronger bilateral cooperation with other countries.” The names of the ambassadors and high ...

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Seychelles’ President sends condolences following terror attack in London


The Seychelles’ President expressed condolences on Thursday following a terror attack in central London at the very heart of Britain and its Government, claiming lives and injuring many others. In his message to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, President Danny Faure said that the Government of Seychelles unreservedly condemns acts of violence aimed at instilling fear and terror in the ...

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