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Floating islands


The rarest bird in Seychelles is not the magpie-robin nor the scops owl nor is it the white-eye. It is the Caspian tern. No more than ten pairs breed at Aldabra. 

Seychelles and US partner to address security concerns


Personnel from US Africa Command concluded a week-long US Department of State-led survey in Seychelles Friday to address security concerns impacting island residents.

The survey was requested by the Seychelles government through the US Embassy in Mauritius and was exclusively focused on how the United States and the Seychelles government might be able to work together on issues of safety, security and potential surveillance options in and around the Indian Ocean.

Irish college students on attachment in Seychelles


Six students from the prestigious Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland are now on work attachment in Seychelles.

Three have been placed at the Four Seasons Resort and the rest at Labriz Silhouette.

The students, who are aiming to become hotel managers at the end of their degree studies, will be here for three months to get work experience in various sections of the hotel industry.

Marathon walk helps STB promote Seychelles


While on an invitation visit to South Korea to promote Seychelles, Stephanie Lablache from the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) had the chance to compete in the annual Sunyang Masai Marathon.

Ms Rousseau, No 4004, and Ms Lablache walking the 5km Masai marathon

Ms Lablache was accompanied by Giovanna Rousseau in this year’s fourth marathon on Sunday May 10, which had over 5,000 entrants.

Seychelles Regatta debut success has sponsors to thank


The first Seychelles Regatta has been such a success that it now has the organisers and competitors looking forward to a second event next year.

The first Seychelles Regatta was a huge success

Saudi prince in tourism talks with President


Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia called on President James Michel at State House yesterday evening.

Prince Alwaleed in talks with President Michel yesterday at State House

The two held talks in the presence of Minister for National Development Jacquelin Dugasse and Nouvobanq managing director Ahmed Saeed.

President hails pact on visa-free travel to EU


President James Michel has welcomed yesterday’s signing of an agreement with the European Union for a short-stay visa waiver that enables Seychellois to travel to EU countries without a Schengen visa.

Ambassador Faure (right) shakes hand with the vice-president of the EC Jacques Barrot after signing the agreement

 “This is an extraordinary day for Seychelles. The agreement is symbolic of the partnership that has been built up over many years between Seychelles and the EU,” said President Michel.


Seven Seychellois hostages back home safe and sound


Joyful end to long ordeal

It was a moment of intense joy and emotion – not only for family members but for the entire nation – when seven Seychellois held hostage by Somali pirates for almost three months returned safe and sound to the country yesterday afternoon.

President Michel warmly welcomes the freed hostages as they set foot on Seychelles soil again

On hand at the airport to welcome them back were President James Michel, Vice-President Joseph Belmont, Minister for Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture Vincent Meriton, Police Commissioner Ernest Quatre, and family members and friends.


Somali pirates release Seychelles crew: official

6/22/2009 3:09 PM GMT

Somali pirates have released seven Seychelles nationals held hostage since late March when they hijacked their ship in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles presidency said Monday.

"All seven Seychellois hostages onboard the Indian Ocean Explorer have been released and are at a safe location in Kenya," a statement from President James Michel's office said.

The fate of the ship itself was unclear as the seven crew members had been brought to shore by the pirates and detained there for some time.


"Over the last 80 days, as a nation we have shared in the concern and uncertainty of the seven families whose loved ones were being held captive... And today we share in their joy," Michel said.

Hope for Seychelles' last Critically Endangered species


The first Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina chicks to fledge successfully outside La Digue Island, Seychelles for over 60 years is flying on Denis Island, a coral island in the inner Seychelles group. The newly-fledged birds are flying well, very noisy, and being fed by their parents –"typical normal and healthy flycatcher chicks", according to Nirmal Shah, Director of BirdLife Partner Nature Seychelles, the Species Guardian for the paradise-flycatcher.

The paradise-flycatcher is the only Seychelles species still listed as Critically Endangered. Formerly Critically Endangered Species including Seychelles Magpie-robin Copsychus sechellarum, Seychelles White-eye Zosterops modestus and Seychelles Scops-owl Otus insularis have all been downlisted as a result of conservation action. The population of the paradise-flycatcher has been steadily increasing in recent years. In 1996 there were 69-83 pairs; this had risen to 104-139 pairs by the last comprehensive survey in 2000.

Seychelles Paradise-flycatchers, probably "overspill" birds from the population on La Digue, are regularly seen on neighbouring islands, but have been unable to establish viable populations. The reintroduction to Denis Island is part of a three-year project, funded by the UK Government's Darwin Initative, and carried out by Nature Seychelles together with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) and the collaboration of other organisations and the Seychelles Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.