Seychelles Newswire

Seychelles Newswire

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  1. Seychelles: Rare Conservation Success in SeychellesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 |

    Victoria, Seychelles - Once down to a mere 26, the population of the Seychelles Warbler now stands at 3,000 mature individuals leading to efforts preventing its extinction being hailed a 'conservation success.' The Seychelles warbler has been downlisted from Critically Endangered to Near Threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN's red List of threatened species.


  2. From an intrepid Patagonian getaway to a picturesque private island ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | Mail on Sunday

    ... top choices. Want to head somewhere off the beaten path? Get away from it all on Fregate Island Private in the Seychelles or journey to Awasi, Patagonia for the adventure honeymoon of a lifetime. Instead of travelling further afield, BRIDES ...


  3. Seychelles: Govt Receives U.S.$31 Million Loan to Improve Electricity NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 |

    Seychelles has secured funding from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa and the Saudi Fund for Development to improve the distribution of electricity in the island nation. The two institutions are providing a joint loan amounting to $31 million to fund a project which will be implemented by the island nation's Public Utilities Corporation , to have a 33KV transmission and distribution electricity network for the southern region of the main island of Mah.


  4. .com | Seychelles approves 6 candidates for presidential pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | News24

    The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles has approved six candidates including incumbent leader James Michel to run in presidential polls next month, the election commission has said. The commission's approval on Wednesday formally opened nearly three weeks of campaigning, with voting to begin on December 3. Michel, of the Parti Lepep - "The People" in the local Seychellois Creole language - is hoping to win a third and final term, as permitted by the constitution.


  5. Seychelles: Parties Complain of Intimidation Ahead of Presidential PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 2 |

    As Seychelles gears up for the presidential elections set for December 3 to 5, 2015, the political atmosphere is electric in the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands with a population of around 93,000 people. Two of the eight officially registered political parties have already announced who they have endorsed to contest the upcoming elections.


  6. Free games publisher ToomkyGames introduces a huge Halloween games collectionRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 27 | Digital Game Developer

    ... Email: [email protected] Phone: +4402032860710 Address: Sham Peng Tong Plaza, 103, Victoria, Mahe Country: Seychelles Website: Source: ABNewswire


  7. Africa: Don't Forget the Islands - Extending Africa's Boundaries of KnowledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 |

    ... in several of these offshore locations. Probably the smallest of these island universities is found in Seychelles . President James Michel first shared his vision of a national university in 2007 and the institution was established in 2009. The path ...


  8. Seychelles: New Member of the National Human Rights Commission Sworn-InRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 |

    ... and it will be a challenge for myself to be part of the reform that has come to certain laws that have come up in Seychelles recently. I will see how I can contribute through my personal knowledge and experience. I will see e how I can contribute to ...


  9. 9 Beach Destinations to Visit This WinterRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | US News & World Report

    ... with powdery sands and swaying palms. From the colorful coral reefs of the Maldives to the unspoiled sands of Seychelles , these nine picturesque spots are ideal places to unwind and thaw out this winter. Along Kauai 's rugged Na Pali coast you'll ...


  10. Seychelles: Presidential Elections Rescheduled for DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 |

    Last week, after consultation with the island nation's main political parties, the Electoral Commission decided to postpone the election date, which was initially scheduled to take place between November 19 and 21. The President of Seychelles, James Michel, announced his intention on October 1 to call early presidential elections, although his term officially expires only in the first half of 2016. President Michel, who is the candidate of the ruling Parti Lepep , will stand for a third and final five-year term as stipulated by the constitution of Seychelles.


  11. Seychelles: Tourists Rescue TurtleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 |

    What set out to be a day of exploring and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Silhouette, the Seychelles third largest island, on Thursday, ended with a rescue operation for a group of tourists who had to join forces to save a green turtle that had ran into some difficulties. The Island Conservation Society , a non-governmental organisation, which has a permanent presence on the island posted the good deed on its Facebook page on Friday.


  12. Seychelles Corruption. Chinnakannan Sivasankaran.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    An Indian-born oligarch who purchased M.C. Hammer's former mansion in California may have followed the previous owner into decadence and bankruptcy, but, unlike the bejeweled and balloon-panted rapper, this flamboyant figure appears to have benefited from the relaxed laws of an island nation to keep his assets out of the hands of his creditors. Once the owner of an estimated $3 billion business empire, largely founded on India's telecom industry, Chinnakannan Sivasankaran, or Siva as his friends call him, filed for bankruptcy in August 2014 in Seychelles, following his loss, in British High Court, of a civil case brought against him by an erstwhile partner, a subsidiary of the Bahrain Telecommunications Company, or Batelco.


  13. Africa: Seychelles Falls One Place to Sixth Position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African GovernanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 |

    The 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance was released on Monday placing Seychelles in the 6th spot in the overall ranking, out of 54 African countries. This means the Indian Ocean island nation has slid one position compared to the 5th place ranking achieved in 2014.


  14. Seychelles set for November electionRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2015 |

    Presidential elections in the Seychelles will be held over three days beginning on November 19, the Electoral Commission said Thursday. The tourism-dependent archipelago nation is made up of 115 islands, some as much as a thousand kilometres from the main island or Mahe.


  15. Seychelles: Islands of FunRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Times of Oman

    Tour operators love to call it a honeymoon destination, but Seychelles is really more than that; it is fantastic place for family fun, to visit and take home memories to last a lifetime. Seychelles is a set of 115 islands, the biggest and most popular of which are Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue, each with its own lures and lores.


  16. Cabinet nod for blue economy cooperation with SeychellesRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2015 |

    The union cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the protocol for cooperation between India and Seychelles in "blue economy" signed in August this year.


  17. South Sudan to make WCup debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Umupira

    South Sudan will make their World Cup debut on Wednesday at the start of Africa's campaign to find five teams to represent the continent at the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The preliminaries, involving 53 of the 54 African football-playing countries, begin on the holiday island of Mahe on Wednesday afternoon when the Seychelles, the continent's smallest nation, host Burundi in the first leg of their knockout round tie.


  18. South Sudan to make debut in World Cup qualifiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 |

    JOHANNESBURG: South Sudan will make their World Cup debut on Wednesday at the start of Africa's campaign to find five teams to represent the continent at the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The preliminaries, involving 53 of the 54 African football-playing countries, begin on the holiday island of Mahe on Wednesday afternoon when the Seychelles, the continent's smallest nation, host Burundi in the first leg of their knockout round tie.


  19. Seychelles: Electoral Commission to Announce Presidential Election Date on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 |

    It is on Thursday this week that people in Seychelles will be made aware the exact date the upcoming presidential elections will be held in the Indian Ocean island nation. "The Office of the Electoral Commission will announce the election date and nomination day for Presidential candidates on Thursday 8th October 2015," reads a press statement issued last Friday.


  20. Boat Booking Website Zizoo Launches in UK: Set to Revolutionise Sailing HolidaysRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2015 | Pressat

    ... sailors can crew the vessels themselves. The new collection includes the BVIs, Martinique, Cuba, Phuket and the Seychelles with many more locations and options being added over the next few months. Opting for a sailing holiday often presents a value ...