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The James Michel Foundation engages with international organisations at the First High-Level Pacific Blue Economy Conference


The 1st High-Level Pacific Blue Economy Conference (PBEC) under the theme ‘Sustainable Oceans in a Changing Climate’ organised by the Pacific Islands Development Forum took place at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva Fiji on the 23rd – 24th August 2017 in conjunction with the PIDF Biennial Conference. It was attended by the Prime Ministers of Fiji, Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama, and ...

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President Faure receives report in judge Karunakaran’s case


Former Chief Justice Frederick Egonda Ntende, president of the tribunal of inquiry set up to investigate into the professional conduct of Judge Durai Karunakaran, presented a report of its recommendations to President Danny Faure at State House yesterday afternoon. The other members of the tribunal appointed by the Constitutional Appointment Authority (CAA) in April this year are Justice Mohan Niranjit ...

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Students from the School of Music of the National Conservatoire of Performing Art sits for Exams.


Taking into consideration the 61 exam candidates plus 24 members of Baha’i Choir, it is safe to say that the School of Music, a unit under the National Conservatoire of Performing art has recorded a total number of 85 candidates taking all levels of music courses; from preparatory tests to final ARBSM levels. ( The Associated Board of the Royal Schools ...

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President Danny Faure’s message on the occasion of Africa Day

President Danny Faure- Official Photo for Message

‘Let’s reflect on the promise of Africa’ Seychelles reaffirms the need to reflect on the promise of Africa and stands in unity with all Africans determined to further our aspirations, and ambitions, President Danny Faure has said in his message on the occasion of Africa Day, celebrated yesterday ‒ May 25. The President’s message reads: “Today Seychelles proudly joins the ...

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Extra Big to stage another concert tomorrow at ICCS

Extra Big first show

Extra Big to stage another concert tomorrow at ICCS Extra Big & Relation Band will be live again at the International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS) tomorrow night. Extra Big is currently on a roll promoting his new album Sispans, and he is undertaking a series of live concert for all his devoted fans. His debut concert last week at the ...

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Microsoft Office 365 officially launched in Seychelles


Microsoft officially launched the ‘Microsoft Office 365’ in Seychelles in a ceremony yesterday at the Savoy Hotel. Laurence Janssens, the general manager of Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands Ltd and the principal secretary in the department of information an  d communication technology (ICT), Benjamin Choppy, launched the programme. “With more cyber attacks worldwide, Office 365 is an evolution not a revolution,” ...

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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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