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  • Szél: Változó, 14.8 km/h
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2019, július 23 - 17:00

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Seychelles to push hard at climate forum


Seychelles will push for lower temperature rise targets than most countries at a global forum aimed at curbing climate change.

Wills Agricole – our focal point for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – said we will fight for a rise of not more than 1.5°C when we present our position at the UNFCCC’s meeting in Copenhagen in December.

Seychelles to benefit from closer military ties with US


Seychelles is to benefit from closer military cooperation with the US through maritime surveillance, training and extra revenue generated by the use of Port Victoria as a rest stop for American marines.

It is estimated that the income from each US naval ship’s visit will be around $175,000, excluding the refuelling costs of the ships and planes that will patrol our waters more frequently in future.

New development fund to promote long-line fishery


A new development fund aimed at boosting Seychelles’ semi-industrial fisheries is to be launched today.

Seychelles’ semi-industrial fisheries will get a big boost with the launch of the new development fund (Photo courtesy SFA)

Moyenne island declared a national park


Moyenne island was officially declared a national park in a ceremony held there last Friday.
Among those present to witness the historic event were Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Transport Joel Morgan, environment principal secretary Didier Dogley, the island’s owner Brendon Grimshaw and members of the Moyenne Island Foundation. 

Moyenne island is now a national park

New law to allow carbon trading ‘already drafted’


A new law to create a designated national authority to vet projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been drafted and is awaiting approval.

Principal secretary for environment Didier Dogley said this to the Nation at the close of the 1½-day workshop on clean development systems at the International Conference Centre yesterday.

Seychelles keen to host ‘carbon credit’ projects


Seychelles qualifies for and is keen to host projects that can earn money through “carbon credits” sold to developed countries under the Kyoto Protocol.

Mr Dogley (second from left in photo above) speaking at the launch of the workshop yesterday

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