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Air Seychelles boosts its fleet with fifth plane


Air Seychelles’ fleet will be boosted this coming weekend as a fifth Boeing arrives, marking 20 years of B767 aircraft operations by the national airline.

The plane – a B767-300ER leased from the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and named Isle of Fregate – was built in 1999 and was until recently on a short-term lease with Hungarian national airline Malev.

The Isle of Fregate undergoing final inspection and test runs in Budapest before its departure to Seychelles this weekend


Hotel keen to preserve its natural environment


Managers of a La Digue hotel have shown their desire to protect the environment by releasing a group of 22 terrapins into their natural habitat. 

The reptiles, which had been held in captivity for a year to keep them safe, were freed recently during a ceremony at the newly built Domaine de L’Orangeraie at Anse Severe.

Training session on benefits of 'carbon credits'


How Seychelles can benefit from “carbon credits” sold to developed countries will be one of the main subjects of a training workshop this week.

It will also look at other advantages of involvement in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) set up under the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

UAE gives US $30 million to Seychelles

20.07.2009 - UAE keen to contribute to our prosperity

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allocated the sum of US $30 million as a gift to the people of Seychelles.

The money, to de disbursed over 10 years in instalments of US $3 million a year, will contribute towards the building of homes and in infrastructural projects in the country with the aim of helping to bring prosperity and progress to its people.

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, announced this when he received President James Michel at his official residence in Seychelles on Friday afternoon.

President Michel is seen here welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a past visit in Abu Dhabi


Chance to get your degrees right here


This year will go down in history as the time Seychellois first enrolled for degree courses in their own university.

The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has opened its doors to all aged 17 and up who qualify to apply for the degree programmes advertised this week in the Nation.

Pre-registration ends on Thursday next week, and applications will be accepted up to August 10 to allow full-time courses to start in September.

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.