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2019, február 22 - 01:00

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Seychelles starts bid to rejoin world trade body


Seychelles has begun the process of rejoining the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by giving a clear picture of its current economic situation and policies.

Mr Morin (right) presents Mr Osakwe with Seychelles’ Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime

Partners in our economic reform come together


Seychelles’ main economic partners come together today at a major forum to be attended by nearly 100 people at the International Conference Centre.

President James Michel will open the forum, after which the partners will get a chance to listen to presentations on what we are doing to reform the economy. People will have a chance to ask questions during what the Ministry of Finance termed “an information sharing session”.

“Seychelles will be able to follow the economic reform programme if we have the partnership with and support of the international community, together with our local partners,” Finance Minister Danny Faure said when announcing the meeting last week.




IMF commends Seychelles for reform success


The head of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) review mission Paul Mathieu on Saturday commended the government and the Central Bank saying the programme is achieving its goals.

He was speaking after IMF’s second two-week review of the reforms which were launched in November.

“We really need to congratulate the authorities, the Central Bank and the government for the strength of the reform process and the determination they have shown in implementing this reform.

Seychelles third most forested country on earth


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been responsible for coordinating global forest resource assessment for many years now. 

The assessment is carried out by more than 800 people, including national correspondents, advisory groups, international experts, staff from the FAO’s Forestry Department and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, consultants and volunteers from around the world.

Information from various countries is collected and analysed, leading to a comprehensive forest report being drawn up. 

Sipay shows strength of Seychellois poetry


Sipay is a locally-produced poetry magazine launched recently as a collaboration between Seychellois poets and French poet Fabien Le Dizes.

A classical Latin and Greek scholar, and a teacher of philosophy as well as French classical literature in Seychelles, Fabien shares his love of poetry in conversation with Peter Pierre-Louis.

Sipay magazine is the initiative of Fabien Le Dizes, an instructor at the Ecole Française des Seychelles, and the French embassy’s Claude Collin, who is interested in promoting the French language and culture through cultural projects – one of the international aims of inter-cultural relations and cooperation between friendly countries.

Fabien Le Dizes (right) with local poet Reuben Lespoir at the official launch of Sipay

“In our discussion at the Cooperation Services last November,” said Fabien, “I told Mr Collin that poetry is one of my greatest passions. He replied that there are many poets in Seychelles but it’s difficult to get their work published because there is no publication for poetry.

“That’s when the idea for starting a poetry magazine occurred to me, and Mr Collin immediately assured me the French embassy would be willing to help and promote it.”

Fabien, who has many years’ experience as a reader for poetry magazines in France, decided he would finally try to launch a poetry magazine in Seychelles as he has worked with many other poets in France doing desktop publications and promoting poetry readings and recitals.

He has also been involved in related activities such as the Sware Lapoezi of the writers’ association Lardwaz, which is now a familiar literary activity, or the literary evening that the Creole Institute, in collaboration with Lardwaz, held recently to celebrate Unesco’s Reading Week.

Middle East roadshow set to boost tourism


Seychelles will host a roadshow around the Middle East countries in November to promote our archipelago as a tourism destination.

Alain St Ange, director of tourism marketing at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), said this on Monday after taking part in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) trade fair, held in Dubai from May 5-8.

Mr St Ange meeting with senior VP of Emirate Airlines Majid Al Mualla

He said the roadshow will help consolidate the progress his delegation made during the fair.

Seychelles tops African mobile phone league


Seychelles has Africa’s highest percentage of mobile phone users – 89.23 per 100 inhabitants, says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on its website

We are followed by Gabon with 87.86%, South Africa 87.08, Tunisia 75.94 and Botswana 75.84.

Russian investment tops $200m


Russian businessmen have invested more than US $200 million in Seychelles’ tourism, Ambassador Mikhail Kalinin said yesterday after presenting his credentials to President James Michel at State House.

Mr Kalinin, who became Russia’s eighth ambassador, said he is looking forward to stronger economic ties between the two countries.

Russian experts will soon arrive to explore further development of economic relations, he said.

External auditors here to look at major public bodies


External auditors are now in Seychelles to review the country’s seven major public bodies, assessing their financial performance and the integrity of their financial reporting.

The review, by Ernst and Young Paris, will look at the Seychelles Petroleum Company (Sepec), Air Seychelles, the Seychelles Trading Company (STC), the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC), the Islands Development Company (IDC) and Nouvobanq.

US surveillance aid welcomed by President Michel


After talks with President James Michel, the American government has sent a specialised mission to help Seychelles in its efforts to strengthen safety and security at sea.

Mr White (left) during his meeting with President Michel yesterday at State House