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2017-04-21 Appointments to the Seychelles Investment Board
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has announced the composition of the new Seychelles Investment Board, the SIB.

2017-04-21 Jet Skis Beware - Seychelles' Authorities Reviewing Rules for Reckless Use
[Seychelles News Agency] Tougher measures are being considered by the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration to address irresponsible use of recreational watercrafts, including jet skis.

2017-04-20 Drug Agency Chief - Target 'Big Fish' With Surveillance, Intelligence Work
[Seychelles News Agency] The National Drugs Enforcement Agency, NDEA, was set up in 2008 to counter the threat of illegal drugs coming into Seychelles. A number of criticisms have been thrown at the agency by the public throughout the years, ranging from allegations of corruption to malpractice.

2017-04-19 Giant Tortoises to Feature At Venice Art Exhibition
[Seychelles News Agency] A national pavilion showcasing the work of 16 Seychellois artists will be part of the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale exhibition titled 'Viva Arte Viva.'

2017-04-21 Russian Tourist Appears to Have Drowned Near Seychelles' Curieuse Island, Police Say
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Police say it appears that a 58-year-old Russian tourist drowned. The man's body was found floating near Curieuse island on Thursday afternoon.

2017-04-18 Island Nations Look at Coastline Mapping Using Satellite Imagery
[Government of Mauritius] A five-day regional training workshop on Coastline Mapping using Satellite Imagery was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) in Albion. The objective of the workshop is to provide technical staff with the theoretical principles and practical exercises for using satellite imagery to perform coastline mapping in the framework of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Project.

2017-04-17 Beautiful Beach in Seychelles Highlighted By National Geographic Traveler
[Seychelles News Agency] Anse Source d'Argent, one of Seychelles' iconic beaches, has made the cover of one of the world's top geographic and travel magazines.

2017-04-14 Seychellois Mark Good Friday With Way of the Cross Walks
[Seychelles News Agency] Thousands of Seychellois Christians commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday by participating in Way of the Cross processions, walking along mostly uphill paths.

2017-04-14 Leasing Investment Forum Promotes Alternative Financing Tool in Seychelles
[PR Newswire] Mahé -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Central Bank of Seychelles and the Seychelles Investment Board, today opened a two-day leasing investment forum under the theme "Unlocking access to finance, investment and economic growth through leasing." The Forum aims to introduce the tools necessary to create a sustainable and dynamic leasing sector in Seychelles.

2017-04-12 Deep Water Problem - More Divers Seeking Seychelles' Sea Cucumbers Need Decompression
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' health authority has expressed concern over the increase in the number of incidents where scuba divers need treatment in a decompression chamber.

2017-04-11 Draft Rules for Drones Prohibits Flying Them On Seychelles' Main Island Without Permission
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has presented the first draft of proposed regulations on the flying of remote pilot aircraft, giving operators the chance to provide feedback.

2017-04-11 Geneva-Based Eye Experts to Help Seychelles With Treatment, Surgery
[Seychelles News Agency] The quality of eye treatment and surgery in Seychelles is expected to strengthen following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Health and the Geneva-based Teaching Eye Surgery Foundation.

2017-04-10 Six-String Guitar Made Seychelles Style - Carved By a Coco De Mer
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has produced its first-ever guitar carved with a coco de mer seed.

2017-04-07 Survival of Coral in Jeopardy, Says Marine Biologist
[Seychelles News Agency] The coral reefs of Seychelles are in grave danger due to the damage sustained during last year's warm El Niño and the general effect of climate change, says a local marine biologist.

2017-04-07 Prices Rising in Seychelles Despite Central Bank Moves to Reduce Borrowing
[Seychelles News Agency] Despite a rise in interest rates last year to encourage savings, which puts more funds into the island nation's economy, prices still rose across Seychelles because of higher demand for credit and foreign exchange, Central Bank officials said.

2017-04-06 Transparency Initiative Seychelles Aims to Combat Corruption, Bribery
[Seychelles News Agency] A new non-governmental organisation, Transparency Initiative Seychelles, a part of the global entity Transparency International (TI), was officially launched earlier this week.

2017-04-06 State Visit to Kenya Reaps Results for Both Nations
[Government of Seychelles] Seychelles and Kenya have made great strides in further consolidating bilateral relations during President Danny Faure's State Visit to Kenya. Some of the key agreements made by the two Heads of State have already transpired into concrete actions following bilateral talks on Monday.

2017-04-07 Seychelles, Kenya Cement Landmark Deals From Fisheries to Aviation
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Seychelles President Danny Faure flew home from Nairobi today after a three-day State visit that triggered landmark agreement with Kenya ranging from fisheries to aviation.

2017-04-06 Residential Buildings to Go Higher At Seychelles' Reclaimed Areas
[Seychelles News Agency] During his State of the Nation Address, President Danny Faure announced that the government is going to build higher accommodations on Perseverance, which will allow Seychelles to optimize land and increase the number of families that can benefit from such projects.

2017-04-04 Seychelles and Kenya Sign Security, Trade Deals
[Nation] Kenya and the Seychelles have agreed to combat illegal fishing in Indian Ocean, which borders the two countries.

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