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2019, április 22 - 19:00

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President talks about independence


Celebrating our success as a nation

When a country gains independence, its success as a nation will depend on the will, capacity and determination of its people to develop it into one where every citizen feels a sense of pride and belonging, and benefits from the freedom it has achieved.

New book tells shameful story of Diego Garcia


A new book entitled Island of Shame, based on the history of the Chagossians and their final eviction from Diego Garcia, was launched yesterday.

New bazaars to make Victoria more attractive


The Bazar Lendepandans on Independence Day will be the first in a series that the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is spearheading to liven up the centre of Victoria and give it more attractions.

After that first one on June 29, the Bazar Victoria – as it will be called from then on – will take place every Friday evening from 4pm to 9pm in the Independence Avenue and Waterfront area.

National Assembly forges closer links with China


The National Assembly of Seychelles and the Foreign Affairs Committee of Henan Province in China have established closer links through the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

The agreement was signed at the Sofitel Hotel in Henan during the recent visit to China by a delegation headed by the chairman of the assembly’s International Affairs Committee (IAC), Waven William.

Unity key to our progress, says President


President James Michel has called on the people of Seychelles to unite and work together to develop our country into one that the younger generation will be proud to inherit.

The President made this appeal on the eve of the country’s 33rd Independence Day anniversary, to be celebrated on Monday.
In his message to the people of Seychelles on this auspicious occasion, the President is urging us to reflect on the success we have worked hard to achieve as a nation and the importance of preserving it.

Government moves to reinforce law and order


President James Michel stressed that the government is reinforcing law and order, when he gave his recent National Day address.

He said a reform of the police started last year and is progressing, although much remains to be done.

“The police need to improve their services to the public, especially in managing their resources,” he said, expressing confidence there are capable and competent people within the force who are able to make a difference and who are following the new course we are pursuing.

Regional and local police on peacekeeping course


Police officers from various countries in the African region, including Seychelles, have started a two-week peacekeeping course at the police academy, Pointe Larue.

Organised by the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation and led by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the workshop is for staff following the United Nations Police Officers’ Course.

New national trade information website launched


Seychelles officially launched its national trade information website on Friday as part of an Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) project. 

Guests at the website launch on Friday. Mr Morin is second from right

The new website was launched by the chief negotiator for the World Trade Organisation, Charles Morin, during a ceremony at Liberty House in Victoria.

Reforms move to second stage, focus on taxes


Our economic reforms have moved into their second phase and are focusing on modernising the tax system and the review of our public enterprises, Finance Minister Danny Faure said on Friday.

(From l to r) Mr Laporte, Minister Faure and Mr Afif during the press conference on Friday

The reforms are on track and the last review by an International Monetary Fund team is being presented before the organisation’s board, the minister told representatives of all the country’s media houses in a press conference.

He made a statement and together with principal secretary for finance Ahmed Afif and Central Bank governor Pierre Laporte answered questions from journalists.

President Michel’s National Day address


Our courage and trust are taking us on new course

Our courage and our trust in the economic reforms are taking us on a new course that is already yielding positive results, President James Michel said in his National Day address yesterday evening.

Taking the Presidential salute: (from l to r) President James Michel, Vice-President Joseph Belmont, Designated Minister Danny Faure, Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier Leopold Payet and Police Commissioner Ernest Quatre

He said we are moving in the right direction, giving examples of such results as the fall in interest rates on loans to nearly the same levels as before the reforms.

He also said the value of the rupee has stabilised against major foreign currencies and continues to appreciate, with the problem of availability of foreign exchange now a thing of the past.