President James Michel has opened the Silhouette National Park at a ceremony at La Passe. This followed the signing of the Designation Order by the Minister for Home Affairs, Environment, Natural Resources and Transport Joel Morgan.
11 Somali pirates have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Seychelles for trying to capture a coastguard vessel last December, according to the BBC website. The judgment by the Supreme Court in Victoria is the first of its kind in Seychelles after the Somali pirates extended their reach away from the shores [...]
The Seychelles economic reform program has received a major boost ahead of next week’s Paris Club Meeting. In a press release issued this week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the ongoing results of Seychelles’ economic program, stating that “Economic policies continue to be anchored by prudent fiscal policies.”
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team is presently in Seychelles to start the first review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The team, headed by the new Mission Chief for Seychelles, Jean Le Dem will be in the islands until May 17th.
The People’s Republic of China has pledged economic aid to Seychelles worth approximately $6 million for development projects, President James Michel declared Wednesday at the conclusion of his visit to China. Following a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Sanghai, sources here quote Michel declaring, “We have excellent relations with China, and this meeting [...]
The steering committee of the adaptation to climate change project of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member states is meeting in the Seychellois capital Victoria with the aim of reinforcing the national and regional capacities concerning adaptation to the impact of climatic change. The organizers say however that the meeting will also look at the [...]
The Seychelles government will seek more help from other countries in its fight to curb piracy in the region. Joël Morgan, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources and Transport who also chairs the the High-Level Committee on Piracy indicated that he has met with the Chairman of the Working Group II on Piracy off the coast [...]
A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi ministry of Presidential affairs of the United Arab Emirates is in Seychelles to conclude discussions with the Seychelles Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) for the implementation of a project to install two new electricity generators on the main island of Mahe. The head of Abu Dhabi’s Projects Development and [...]
The World Bank has sent a high level eight-member delegation to hold talks with Seychellois government officials on the current economic reform program and debt restructuring plan set up by the government. The delegation which reached the islands on Sunday evening were met at the airport by Finance Minister Danny Faure, Principal Secretary Ahmed Afif [...]