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2019, június 19 - 13:00

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Russia praises our reform success


Russian ambassador Mikhail Kalinin said yesterday Seychelles has achieved a great deal since the November launch of its economic reform programme.

Ambassador Kalinin addressing guests at yesterday’s reception

Mr Kalinin was speaking at a reception held at Coral Strand Hotel to mark the National Day of the Russian Federation.
The ceremony was attended by government ministers, judges, members of the diplomatic corps, top senior servants and prominent businessmen, among others.

He said just like Russia, Seychelles under the leadership of President James Michel has embarked on a path of bold economic reforms with the purpose of ensuring a better living standard for its people.


Comesa offers big opportunity, says President


Seychelles stands to benefit from a wealth of opportunity and cooperation within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), President James Michel said yesterday.

He was speaking at Seychelles International Airport after his return from the 13th Comesa heads of states and governments summit this week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

President Michel talking to the press on arrival at the Seychelles International Airport yesterday 

He was met on arrival by Vice-President Joseph Belmont, the Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier Leopold Payet and Police Commissioner Ernest Quatre.


Doctor’s House reopens to mark 30th anniversary of national parks


The Doctor’s House on Curieuse island was reopened recently as part of activities to mark 30 years of Seychelles’ national parks conservation.

A partial view of the newly renovated Doctor’s House

Located at Anse Jose, the house – which belonged to the island’s doctor William MacGregor when the island was a leper colony – is now a national monument.

Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Transport Joel Morgan opened the house after renovation work was completed, and those present then viewed an exhibition giving information on the history of the island, the leper colony and its Scottish connection.

President Michel’s closing address to Comesa summit


We must work for common solution to climate change

President James Michel has called for increased cooperation to tackle climate change and piracy, two of the biggest threats to food security and trade in the region.

President Michel (right) addressing the summit

Finance minister explains new tax reforms


The government has started talks with its partners aimed at reforming Seychelles’ tax system. 

The process is expected to be carried out over a period of three years starting in January 2010.

In the first session of the National Assembly’s new term yesterday, Finance Minister Danny Faure announced the principles and policies that will guide the reforms.

He said the tax changes are part of the economic reforms the country launched last year and are necessary so it can reap the benefits of those reforms.

President James Michel | 13th Comesa summit


President calls for focus on island states

President James Michel has called on the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) to take into account the unique situation of small island states while focusing on regional integration.

President Michel (right, front row) addressing the summit

He was speaking on the first day of Comesa’s heads of state and government meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

EU pledges support for civil society


Local civil society will continue to get help and support from the European Union (EU), French ambassador to Seychelles Philippe Delacroix has said.

Minister Lloyd addressing the gathering. Ambassador Delacroix is first on the right, front row

Tourism industry elects new board


The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) has re-elected Louis D’Offay, of L’Archipel Hotel, Praslin, as its chairman.

The newly elected SHTA board members. Chairman D’Offay is third from left

The election took place at the association’s first executive board meeting following the industry’s annual general meeting at the International Conference Centre on May 30.

EU to move action against pirates to Seychelles area


The European Union (EU) is to move its anti-piracy operations further south to the Seychelles region.

Minister Morgan meets Mr Solana

It has also promised to keep up its presence in the Indian Ocean for as long as there is pirate activity in the region.

President attends Comesa Summit


President James Michel is attending the 13th summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) in the Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls this week.

Nineteen heads of state are expected to attend the summit titled Consolidating Regional

 President Michel

Integration through Value Addition, Trade and Food Security.