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Tourism ministry reveals list of hotel projects approved before moratorium

Press conference on hotel projects which was approved before the morator...

The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has published the list of hotels which was approved before the moratorium on new large hotels in the country came into force. Members of the local media were presented with the list yesterday afternoon during a press conference held at the ministry’s headquarters, Espace building.  Speaking to members of the press ...

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President Faure in bilateral talks with Sri Lankan counterpart


On the final day of his working visit in Sri Lanka, President Danny Faure held bilateral talks with Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka. President Faure expressed satisfaction on the outcome of his visit and averred that the talks with the different ministers were highly successful. He spoke of the need to build on the momentum in order to elevate ...

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Seychelles and Sri Lanka – Bolstering relations in agriculture and maritime security


Agriculture and maritime security were the focus of discussion when President Danny Faure met the Minister for Agriculture of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Duminda Dissanayake. The meeting was held the presence of Seychelles’ Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Michael Benstrong, the consultant to the Sri Lankan minister, Dr S D G Jayawardena, who is also the chairman ...

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Seychelles and Sri Lanka to broaden cooperation in fisheries, legal affairs


President Danny Faure has held talks with the Minister for Fisheries of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka Mahinda Amaraweera. The meeting was held as part of President Faure’s first working visit in Sri Lanka. During the visit President Faure also held talks with the country’s Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya and Minister for Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe.  

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Le Ministre Adam s’exprime sur les grands dossiers de la COI


Représentant le Président Danny Faure à la 32ème  session du Conseil des Ministres de la COI, à La Réunion, le Ministre de la Santé et des Affaires sociales, Jean-Paul Adam, a qualifié  l’intégration et la coopération régionale de « facteur de stabilité nationale et régionale » essentiel également à la  prévention des conflits dans et entre les  pays. Il a ...

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Tourism students urged to “look and be smart”


“When you are in this (tourism) academy, and learning, you have to look smart, be smart and you must always smile.” This was the message of the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne when welcoming the new cohort of students at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA), La Misere for the year 2017. The students were accompanied ...

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UNWTO elections being discredited by racist attacks and the belittling of the work by Taleb Rifai as Tourist Office Reunion Island Federation comes out for the Seychelles Candidate


The UNWTO elections for the post of Secretary General is set for the 11 May in Madrid and the World of Tourism is taking note of the countries coming out as candidates. So far on the list has Zimbabwe, Georgia, Brazil, Korea and the Seychelles. Every candidate is working in different ways to caster the votes of Member States sitting on the ...

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Seychelles to issue blue bonds worth $15 million to benefit fisheries industry


The government of Seychelles plans to issue a blue bond valued at $15 million over 10 years with guarantees from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to support the transition to sustainable fisheries. The Seychelles blue bond project, which was one of three projects selected to be presented at The Economist World Ocean Summit held in Bali from ...

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Seychelles’ former President launches James Michel Foundation to continue promoting the blue economy


The former president of the Seychelles, James Michel, has launched his foundation earlier this week. The James Michel Foundation aims to promote and fund projects that are related to the blue economy, climate change and the sustainable development of small island states. Michel, who has always been a defender of the environment, intends to share his experience in the protection ...

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Seychelles’ President visits two leading hospitals in Sri Lanka, discusses collaboration


The strong mutual respect and cooperation between Seychelles and Sri Lanka’s leading healthcare facilities has been further consolidated through the first working visit of President Danny Faure to two Sri Lankan hospitals, State House says. Faure visited Hemas Hospital in Thalawatugodha and Lanka Hospitals in Colombo over the weekend and met with Seychellois patients undergoing treatment there. The president “expressed ...

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