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2019, február 22 - 01:00

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Training ‘vital to boost e-learning project’


Training of teachers and other academics is vital in developing and improving e-learning activities.

This was one of the main recommendations made by lead analyst at the Mauritian Ministry of Finance Christ Paddia while presenting a survey report to the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.

The report was accepted by Minister for Education Bernard Shamlaye at the National Institute of Education in the presence of technical and further education director general Fiona Ernesta, teachers and other officials. A copy was also given to the Ministry of Finance.

Reforms will go on improving public service


Reforms of the public service sector will go on so as to ensure continued improvement of service delivery, principal secretary for public administration Jessie Esparon said yesterday.

She was speaking to journalists at the closing ceremony of the public service forum for Commonwealth Africa, attended by Vice-President Joseph Belmont, who is also the Minister for Public Administration.

Vice-President Belmont presents Mrs Wilson with a souvenir. Also seen in the picture (centre) is Mrs Esparon


Seychelles appoints new financial advisers


The government announced yesterday it has appointed White Oak Advisory to act as its financial advisers during its ongoing debt restructuring process. 

White Oak is staffed by the same former Houlihan Lokey bankers who have previously advised Seychelles.

“The appointment of this new specialist advisory firm ensures absolute continuity as our debt restructuring process enters its next phase,” said Ahmed Afif, principal secretary for finance.

Island Conservation Society

13.07.2009  -  Seychelles magpie robin success on Aride

Being able to witness the increase in population of any species is special; knowing that one’s work has contributed to that success is a particular privilege. 

Seychelles magpie robins

School honours founder and former heads


The School for the Exceptional Child marked its 15th anniversary on Friday with a series of activities and the unveiling of a plaque to honour its founder and former headteachers.

Present at the school at Roche Caiman were Minister for Education Bernard Shamlaye, MNA for the district Giovanna Charles, high officials from the ministry, the district’s administrator, the school’s benefactors, parents, staff, pupils and other guests.

Addressing those present, Mr Shamlaye congratulated the school for acknowledging its gratitude to its founder Ron Brouillette, a member of the American Peace Corps who started the school here in the early Seventies and was its first head between 1975 and 1978.

Mr Brouillette’s name, as well as those of Jeanne Sabadin, who was headteacher from 1979-1985, Murielle Manes (1986-2005) and Monica Accouche (since 2006) are engraved on the plaque in the school’s grounds.

Mr Shamlaye, who unveiled the plaque with Mrs Accouche, praised the school for the way it organised the activities, with the national anthem and the school’s anthem being sung by teachers.

Seychelles gets ready to tackle any flu pandemic


Seychelles’ capacity to deal with any flu pandemic is to be strengthened after an exercise conducted here by United Nations officials yesterday.

The tabletop exercise was held after the first case of swine flu – influenza A (H1N1) – was confirmed in the country on Tuesday.

Three officials from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-Regional Office for Southern Africa (OCHA-ROSA) led a one-day workshop at the International Conference Centre to look at the situation in Seychelles.


Indian delegation meets President Michel


An Indian delegation called on President James Michel at State House yesterday morning, as part of the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the governments of the two countries.

The India delegation calling on President Michel yesterday at State House

UN to support our renewable energy efforts


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will help us as we draw up our long-term energy policy, the organisation’s representative here Claudio Calderone said yesterday.

“We will do the long-term energy policy together with government institutions. This will be an important structure for the country because it will be the occasion to introduce renewable energy,” Mr Calderone said after paying his farewell visit to President James Michel at State House.

“Seychelles should also be able to tap into the additional clean development funding mechanisms,” he said.

Mr Calderone (left) on his farewell visit to President Michel


Au Cap honours oldest citizen on her 100th birthday


Julia Rosine of Au Cap had double cause for happiness at the weekend as she celebrated her 100th birthday and was honoured as the district’s oldest citizen. 

A day-long ceremony was held at the Vye Marmit restaurant with her adopted children, other family members and friends present.

 Mrs Rosine cuts her birthday cake

Seychelles hosts key meeting on healthier coasts


Healthy and well-managed marine and coastal ecosystems are the most resilient environments and can best adapt to the impact of major disasters, principal secretary for environment Didier Dogley said yesterday.

He was speaking at the launch of the fifth Regional Steering Committee meeting of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – a group that promotes investment in coastal ecosystems, mainly in Indian Ocean countries affected by the 2004 tsunami.

Set up by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the MFF – which stresses the strong link between natural ecosystems and human livelihoods – was launched in 2006 by former United States President Bill Clinton on Phuket island, Thailand, in response to the disastrous tsunami.

Delegates and guests in a souvenir photograph after the opening ceremony