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2020, február 27 - 08:00

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New moves to teach sustainable development


Lecturers from government and private colleges have learnt how they can include aspects of sustainable development in the courses they teach.


They did so at a seminar held on Wednesday at the National Institute of Education, where experts gave presentations on their fields of work.

The presenters included educationist Audrey Nanon, Jeanette Larue from environment education, Alain St Ange who spoke on tourism, Elisa Socrate from fisheries, Antoine-Marie Moustache who talked about food security, public health commissioner Dr Jude Gedeon, sociologist Marie-Josee Bonne and economist Hilda Palconit.

The director-general for technical and further education, Fiona Ernesta, said sustainable development seeks to ensure better lives for people, without putting at risk the environment for future generations.

Seychelles-South Korea


Signing of cooperation agreement

Seychelles and South Korea yesterday signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement that will increase the number of exchanges between the two countries.

Ambassador Le Gall (left) and Mr Yong-Joon Lee exchange documents after signing the agreement

The agreement was signed by Philippe Le Gall, Seychelles’ resident ambassador in China and also non-resident ambassador to Korea, and Yong-Joon Lee, Deputy Minister for Political and Bilateral Affairs.

Seychelles and Cuba sign sports agreement


Seychelles and Cuba will sign a sports cooperation agreement today during a visit by Minister Vincent Meriton to the Caribbean island.

The Minister for Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture arrived in Cuba on Tuesday for a working visit. 

On Wednesday he was scheduled to meet members of a community centre and the management of the Cubadeportes sports complex. He also visited the Havana-based Anti-Doping Control Centre.

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