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2014-10-31 Seychelles Chamber of Commerce Chairman Marco Francis Refutes Sri Lankan Fraud Allegations
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The Chairperson of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Marco Francis, has categorically denied allegations of fraud and money laundering levelled against him in a Sri Lankan online news site, the Lanka Herald.

2014-10-31 Heading Home After Years in Captivity - Seven Indian Sailors Released By Somali Pirates
[Seychelles News Agency]Somalia -Seven Indian sailors were flown to the Somali Capital of Mogadishu from the coastal town of Harardhere today after they were freed more than four years after being kidnapped by Somali pirates.

2014-10-31 Seychelles Police Locate Missing Indian Man On Astove Island
[Seychelles News Agency]Astove, Seychelles -The Seychelles police has confirmed that the man of Indian origin who was reported missing on Astove island on Wednesday has been found following a search operation on the island.

2014-10-31 Recognition for Seychelles' Musicians - Wall of Fame Welcomes Four New Artists
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria, Seychelles -The 29th Festival Kreol has not been solely about celebrating the creole heritage but also a time to recognize those who have done much in promoting the Creole culture especially the Creole music.

2014-10-31 New Board Members of the National Human Resource Development Appointed
[Government of Seychelles]The President has appointed the Board Members of the Agency for National Human Resource Development, this is in accordance with Section 9 of the Agency for National Human Resource Development Act, 2013. The Members have been appointed for a 3-period , effective from 1st October,2014.

2014-10-30 2015 Doing Business Report - Slight Improvement as Country Climbs Two Places
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Seychelles has been ranked 85th out of 189 countries in the World Bank's 2015 Doing Business Report published today, climbing an effective two places.

2014-10-30 President Michel Sends Message of Condolence Following Demise of Zambian President Sata
[Government of Seychelles]President James Michel has sent a message of condolence to Mr Edgar Lungu, Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Zambia following the demise of President Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia.

2014-10-30 Seychellois Music Available Online - 'Kreol Wave' A New Website to Sell Music From Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Music produced by Seychellois musicians will be available to a much wider market soon following the launch of a new website called 'Kreol Wave', where Seychellois artists will be able to sell their work.

2014-10-30 56 Year Old Seychellois Man Dies in 11th Fatal Accident This Year
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria, Seychelles -The Seychelles police has confirmed that a 56 year old man, Emmanuel Malvina, has died following an accident this morning.

2014-10-30 Indian Worker Goes Missing On Seychelles' Astove Island
[Seychelles News Agency]Astove, Seychelles -The Seychelles Islands Development Company, IDC, has confirmed the disappearance of one of its employees who was working on Astove island some 1,045km southwest of the archipelago's main island of Mahé.

2014-10-30 Uniting Creole Nations to Share Their Diverse Culture - Seychelles 29th Festival Kreol Gets Underway
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria, Seychelles -The Seychelles capital of Victoria, 'the Creole capital of the world' was the stage of a display of the island nation's creole identity Friday evening as the 29th Festival Kreol got underway at 'Stad Popiler' - a stadium in the centre of Victoria.

2014-10-30 Seychelles Makes Moves Towards OECD Tax Information Compliance At Global Forum
[Seychelles News Agency]Berlin -Seychelles is preparing for the submission of a supplementary report to the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes to try to achieve compliance on tax evasion regulations for its thriving offshore financial sector.

2014-10-30 Seychelles Anglers in 24 Hour Battle to Catch the Heaviest of 24 Fish Species This Weekend in SSFC's 11th La Digue Tournament
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Seychelles' sports fishing enthusiasts will be converging to the archipelago's third most populated island of La Digue the coming weekend, with the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC) envisaging some 25 boats to take part in the 11th La Digue Offshore Fishing Tournament.

2014-10-30 No Lobster On the Menu - Lobster Fishing Season to Remain Closed This Year, Says Seychelles Fisheries Authority
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -To allow sufficient time for the different lobster species in the Seychelles waters to reproduce and rebuild stocks the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) has announced that there will be no lobster fishing this year during the annual harvesting period which runs from November to January.

2014-10-30 Twice Daily Connection Between Seychelles and Dubai - Emirates Airline Moves to 14 Weekly Flights
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Emirates Airline resumed twice daily flights to Seychelles as of yesterday increasing its services to the Indian Ocean archipelago from 12 to 14 flights per week.

2014-10-30 Saying 'I Do' in Seychelles - Beach and Traditional Creole Wedding for Polish Couple
[Seychelles News Agency]Praslin -Exchanging wedding vows on the beach was a dream come true for a Polish couple who got married yesterday on the Seychelles' second most populated island of Praslin.

2014-10-30 Enormous Underwater Statue Represents the Plight of Islands Battling Climate Change
[Seychelles News Agency]Nassau -British-Guyanese sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor has created what is believed to be the world's largest underwater statue in Nassau, Bahamas. The 60-tonne artwork, entitled Ocean Atlas, represents a young Bahamian girl bearing the weight of the ocean on her shoulders.

2014-10-30 Eastern Africa Standby Force to Be Operational in December While Seychelles Readies for Chairmanship in April 2015
[Seychelles News Agency]Beau Vallon -April next year will see Seychelles take over the chairmanship of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) four months after it is scheduled to be fully operational.

2014-10-30 47 Year Old French Man Drowned On Seychelles Island of La Digue
[Seychelles News Agency]La Digue -The Seychelles police has reported the death of a French man, Laurent Salle, who drowned at Anse Coco, on the Seychelles third most populated island of La Digue.

2014-10-30 Safe, Affordable and Accessible - A Comprehensive New Approach Devised for Seychelles Tourism
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -A tripartite committee comprising of three key ministries in Seychelles, the ministry for tourism and culture, the ministry of home affairs and transport and the ministry of finance, trade and investment will be working to implement a new marketing strategy for tourism in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

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