Seychelles Wins 'Best Island' in Africa and Middle East for 2nd Straight Year
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has won the award for 'Best Island in Africa and the Middle East' by 'Travel + Leisure' for the second consecutive year.
Basketball Player in France Realising His Dream
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' first professional basketball player was in his home country recently with a group of other professionals to headline a basketball camp for aspiring players.
Appointment of the Board of the Financial Services Authority
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has announced the composition of the new Board of the Financial Services Authority, whose term of appointment takes effect today, 18th July, for a period of three years. The Chairperson of the Board will be Mr Suketu Patel.
Air Seychelles Pilots Commended for Averting Possible Crash
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles has commended one of its pilots and a co-pilot for action described as heroic after the two prevented what could have been a major air disaster in the Indian Ocean.
President Assents to Legislation Approved By the National Assembly
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure today assented to two Acts approved by the National Assembly. These were amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act and the National Drugs Enforcement Agency Act, to allow the Auditor General to report fully his findings from audits of the FIU and the NDEA respectively.
President Faure Congratulates First Seychellois Woman Appointed Resort Manager for International Hotel Chain-Hilton
[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, President Danny Faure received Mrs Doreen D'Souza this morning at State House to personally congratulate her on her recent appointment as the Resort Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort & Spa.
Air Seychelles Wins 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline' At World Travel Awards
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles, the national carrier of the archipelago, has won four awards including the 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline' at the World Travel Awards for the Indian Ocean.
'Mahe Declaration' Commits Southern African States to Reduce HIV Among Girls, Women
[Seychelles News Agency] Women from southern African countries have committed themselves to addressing root causes of HIV among women and young girls by reducing poverty and ensuring access to quality health services and information.
Southern Africa's Women Leaders Meet in Seychelles to Advance Equality, Attention On HIV
[Seychelles News Agency] A group of 14 southern Africa states held its first-ever women's parliament conference this week in Seychelles where those attending focused on HIV infections among women in member countries of the South African Development Community, or SADC.
President Faure Attends 41st Plenary Assembly Session of SADC Parliamentary Forum
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure was the guest of honour at the official opening of the 41st Plenary Assembly Session of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) held for the first time in Seychelles this morning.
Seychelles Gets 2 Additional Female Ministers in Cabinet, Portfolios to Be Announced
[Seychelles News Agency] Two women - Myriam Telemaque and Pamela Charlette - joined the Seychelles' cabinet of ministers on Friday, bringing the number of members in the leadership body to 14.
Seychelles Joins Regional Fishing Powers to Enhance Industry Accountability
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is joining Indian Ocean islands and East African countries to discuss strategies on how to increase accountability and enhance sustainable and responsible fisheries practices through the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).
Ban On Plastic Bags, Plates, Cups Now in Effect
[Seychelles News Agency] Efforts to create an even cleaner Seychelles have kicked into high gear after a country-wide ban on common plastic items went into effect over the weekend.
Head of Seychelles' Anti-Corruption Body - We Will Work Without Fear or Favour
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' Anti-Corruption Commission was set up under the Anti-Corruption Act 2016 and is tasked with receiving complaints, investigating, detecting and preventing corruption practices in the public and private sector. SNA spoke to May Da Silva, the chief executive of the Anti-Corruption Commission who took office in April this year, to talk about the work ahead.
Seychelles' Takamaka Rum Coming to the UK Market Amid Global Expansion
[Seychelles News Agency] Takamaka Rum -- a drink made in Seychelles -- is now available in the UK through the distribution network that Highball Brands has with hotels, bars and restaurants.
Dog Law - New Legislation in Seychelles to Address Strays, Encourage Responsible Ownership
[Seychelles News Agency] New legislation to address the issue of stray dogs in Seychelles and encourage dog owners to responsibly care for their pets was presented to the general public during the weekend.
Seychellois National Arrested in Madagascar On Drug Charges Placed in Preventive Detention
[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois national arrested in Madagascar in possession of nearly 500 grammes of heroin has been placed in preventive detention at Antanimora prison.
Seychellois Artists Prepare for Next International Music Market Using Experience From France
[Seychelles News Agency] Artists from Seychelles will be using the experience gained in the international music market (Midem) in France to export local music and prepare for next year's event, an official from the Arts Council said.
Nomination of Two New Ministers
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has this morning written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, seeking the approval of the National Assembly, in accordance with Article 69 (2) of the Constitution, for the appointment of two new Ministers.
Want a Comfy Ride to Seychelles? Qatar Airways Named Best Airline
[Seychelles News Agency] An airline that makes regular flights to Seychelles - Qatar Airways - has been awarded the ranking of top airline in the world for 2017, while Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, dropped 13 places.