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2016-02-12 Kenyan Sentenced to Life in Prison On Heroin Charge in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -A Kenyan businessman has been sentenced to life in prison by the Seychelles' top court on Wednesday for importing drugs, the National Drugs Enforcement Agency said.

2016-02-12 Seychelles President Becomes a Patron of the World Sustainable Development Forum
[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel has accepted the invitation to become one of the Patrons of the World Sustainable Development Forum in New Delhi, India.

2016-02-12 Strong Eyes, Good Grades? Seychelles' Students Get Free Eye Exams
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The third phase of free eye exams for students in all state schools on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue islands started on Friday in a primary school on the archipelago's main island.

2016-02-11 Pirates Arms Building to Be Demolished, Rebuilt in Seychelles' Capital
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Demolition and reconstruction work on one of Seychelles' landmarks will begin later this year, giving way to a modern complex, the Seychelles Pension Fund has said.

2016-02-11 Serengeti Boys Drawn Against Seychelles
[Daily News] The national Under-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, have been drawn against Seychelles in the CAF U-17 African Youth championship qualifiers.

2016-02-11 Top Things Seychellois Do On the Weekends
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles is nothing like the big cities, but locals find a way to unwind when the workweek ends and the weekend arrives. Reporter Salifa Magnan shares her favorite Friday-through-Sunday activities.

2016-02-09 EU Funds Second Climate Change Project
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The successful implementation of a project in Seychelles under the Global Climate Change Alliance has resulted in a second round of funding - $3.3 million - from the European Union (EU), a government official said Tuesday.

2016-02-11 Seychelles Compensates Former Members of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychellois who worked in the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary during the colonial period will be compensated starting Wednesday, as was announced by Seychelles' finance minister in the December 2016 budget address.

2016-02-10 Extinct? Endangered? a New Assessment for a Seychelles' Cricket
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct for more than 100 years, a cricket in Seychelles could be looking at a new lease on life as a detailed assessment of its population is planned for this year.

2016-02-09 Seychelles, Mauritius Meet Again to Discuss Mascarene Plateau
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles and Mauritius are again meeting to discuss the joint management of the Mascarene Plateau, the underwater plateau that hosts both island nations, a news report said Wednesday.

2016-02-08 Five Generations of Chinese Celebrate the New Year
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -In the early 1920s a boy of 13 travelled by boat from the Guangdong province, China, to the Seychelles archipelago in search of a better life. Now nearly a century years later, five generations of the Kim Koon family will soon celebrate another Chinese New Year here.

2016-02-09 U.S.-Seychelles Military Exercise Will Bring Future Successes, US Commander Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -US-Seychelles military exercise will bring future successes, US commander says

2016-02-08 The Third Annual Seychelles-China Day Is Underway
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles and China once again celebrate the historical and cultural links with the third annual China Day festival.

2016-02-04 Dicaprio Donates U.S.$1 Million to Combat Climate Change
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, an increasingly active environmentalist, is donating $1 million to the Seychelles for the island nation's climate change adaption fund, the environment minister said this week.

2016-02-04 Air Seychelles Makes First Direct Flight From Beijing
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria Seychelles -The first Air Seychelles flight direct from China to the island nation landed at the Seychelles' international airport Wednesday with 208 people aboard, heralding a new, more direct route between the two countries.

2016-02-04 Don't Panic Over Zika Virus, Health Authorities Tell Seychellois
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Pregnant women in Seychelles should not panic over the Zika virus given that no cases have been recorded locally and preventive measures are in place, health authorities said Tuesday.

2016-02-05 Further Congratulatory Messages Following Second Round Election Victory of President James Alix Michel in December Run-Off Election
[Government of Seychelles] Following the victory of President James Alix Michel in the run off general election in December 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport has received additional congratulatory messages from various nations, organisations and individuals, which are transmitted to the President of the Republic.

2016-02-05 Fregate Island Shows Off Its Wild Side to Seychelles Maritime Students
[Seychelles News Agency] Fregate -Remote, luxurious island extends wilderness experience to students of Seychelles Maritime Academy.

2016-02-04 Poachers Target Coco-De-Mer, Hurting Population Numbers
[Seychelles News Agency] Curieuse Island -Poaching continues to be a hindrance to the growth and re-population of the rare nut called the coco-de-mer that is a jewel of the island nation of Seychelles, a park authority official said.

2016-02-03 Outgoing U.S. Ambassador 'Very Optimistic' About Seychelles' Youth
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The outgoing US ambassador to the Seychelles, H. E Mrs. Shari Villarosa, said on Tuesday that she is very optimistic about the future of the young people of Seychelles.

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