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2020, július 12 - 04:00

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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

Seychelles among nations with lowest economic distress


Seychelles has been ranked 22nd among 165 nations – ahead of several European countries and the US – judged on their economic distress indicators.

In a special report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the world’s leading compiler of economic data, Norway comes top with the lowest such indicators.

To draw up the report, the EIU used unemployment, levels of growth (or lack of growth) in incomes, and income per head as key economic distress indicators.


President Michel returns from inauguration


South Africa will continue support for our reforms

President James Michel has said Seychelles can expect more support from South Africa, both from a bilateral point of view and within the framework of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

President Michel upon his arrival at Seychelles International Airport yesterday



Commotion on Beau Vallon beach


There must be very few people left who actually witnessed the scene, but for a long time the story of the mass stranding of whales at Beau Vallon was told to children by parents and grandparents. It was in the evening of Saturday January 28, 1933 that eleven sperm whales ended up stranded on the beach. Some of them, at least, were still clearly alive.

 The news spread quickly around Mahé and over the next few days large crowds gathered to see the beached whales. Teachers and pupils alike skipped classes to go to Beau Vallon. Photographer François Vel (1875-1946) of Rue Quincy was among those who rushed to the scene. It is to him that we owe the photograph accompanying this article.

One account (published in Cluny Missions, the magazine of the Sœurs de Saint Joseph de Cluny!) speaks of “une plage en émoi”: “Quelle foule sur les lieux! Tout Mahé est là, même le Gouverneur [British Governor De Symons Honey] dont nous avons suivi la voiture sur la route.

A crowd gathering around the beached whales (photographed by François Vel)


Seychelles-South Africa


Swearing in of new leader paves way for stronger ties

President James Michel has highlighted the strong historical links between the African National Congress (ANC)-led government of South Africa and his own as the basis for enhanced future collaboration between the two countries.

The President made this remark following the inauguration on Saturday of Jacob Zuma as the fourth democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa, "The governments of South Africa and Seychelles have sought to achieve people-centred development based on the principles of human dignity and equality. The inauguration of President Zuma offers renewed opportunities to build and strengthen ties with South Africa in many sectors," the President said in a statement from Pretoria.


Desroches island opens up for viewing, showcasing exemplary developments


Ministerial and parliamentary delegations learn about Desroches island

Ministers, principal secretaries and members of the National Assembly who recently visited Desroches are now much better informed about the island and the developments taking place there.

Music industry sets up Indian Ocean network


Music industry operators from the Indian Ocean region have decided to form the Indian Ocean Music Network (IOMN).
Forty representatives of the live music and festival sector met with great enthusiasm on May 1-2 at the Ashanti Hotel in Johannesburg’s central business district.

Five years ago, impresarios Alain Courbis (Reunion), Yusuf Mahmoud (Zanzibar) and Dan Chiorboli (South Africa) developed the idea of a music network for the region.

Confirming the value of this initial idea, the idea of those present was to investigate ways of enhancing cooperation, networking, skills development and cultural exchange among live music industry operators and performers in the Indian Ocean region.

Top scouts back from summit in time for AGM


Chief scout Bernard Elizabeth and chief commissioner John Marie have arrived back from a scouting summit in Nairobi, Kenya, just in time for the Seychelles Scouts Association’s annual general meeting today at the National Institute of Education.
They had been attending the 2nd Africa Scout Summit, which was attended by 119 people, including delegates from all African national scout organisations (NSO) except one, and ended in a convivial and colourful closing ceremony.