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Aspiring young pilots complete military training


Five young cadet pilots from Air Seychelles have successfully completed military training with the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF). Stephane Sicobo, Joseph Pillay, Maxime Valentin, Jean-Pierre Bristol and Jean-Yves Ernesta who form part of a group of 20 new soldiers who graduated last week (see separate story in Creole),  are supposed to leave for South Africa this week for their ...

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Youths learn more about UN Youth Assembly


The Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) hosted a session on the importance of the United Nations (UN) Youth Assembly and also the opportunities it offers to young people. The session took place on Tuesday afternoon at the SNYC conference room, Orion Mall in the presence of the chief executive of SNYC Alvin Laurence, principal secretary for youth and sports Fabien ...

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CINEA gears up for 1st Jazz & Blues Festival


The 1st Jazz & Blues Festival to be organised by the Creative Industries & National Events Agency (CINEA) will  take place on May 6 at the Plas Kreativ, ICCS car park, from 7pm onwards. Local bands popular for this kind of music like Metis, Collective Soul, Chapter 3 will perform alongside their counterparts coming from abroad. They are the African ...

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Seychelles’ football team out of African competition despite second match draw


The Seychelles’ national football team drew 1-1 against Mauritius in the second leg of the Southern Zone qualifiers for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday but failed to progress to the next round. Playing before the Seychellois public at Stad Linite, on the eastern side of the main island Mahe, the Seychelles’ side needed a victory to have ...

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Children from President’s Village discover historical sites in sponsored bus tour


A group of 40 children of different ages yesterday discovered and learnt more of different historical sites, landmarks and other places of interest during a daylong bus tour around the country. An initiative of the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) as part of its Youth Support Services Holiday Programme, the tour was sponsored by Mason’s Travel which provided two buses ...

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Gerald Barbe i lans son 2enm albonm ‘Kapitenn Loulou’


Santer tre popiler Gerald Barbe fek lans en nouvo albonm avek tit ‘Kapitenn Loulou’. Sa nouvo konpilasyon 11 sanson i enkli lanmizik sega, rege, moutya e plizyer ankor. Bokou nou ava rapel ban vye sanson Gerald parmi Kapitenn Loulou, Lakaz Obor Semen, Fanm Long Seve … Lo sa nouvo konpilasyon ou pou annan sans reviv sa bann letan osi byen ...

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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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National Library marks World Book Day & Copyright Day


Library (SNL) yesterday joined the world in celebrating World Book Day (WBD) & Copyright Day. WBD & Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23 organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Many school children gathered at the library to commemorate both occasions, a time to pay a worldwide ...

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Communique des presse Ministère de la Jeunesse, des Sports et de la Culture


La Ministre de la jeunesse, des sports et de la culture, Madame Idith Alexander est de retour au pays après avoir assisté à la conférence ministérielle de la jeunesse et des sports de la francophonie (CONFEJES), à Cotonou, Bénin du 20 au 21 avril. Elle était accompagné par le Secrétaire Principal de la jeunesses et des sports, Fabian Palmyre, le ...

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