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2015-11-30 Lobsters Are Back On the Menu - Harvesting Season Reopens As Data Reveals Healthy Stocks
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) is reopening the local lobster fishing season in 2015 to evaluate how the stocks respond to the fishing pressure, after a closed season in 2014 aimed at allowing the stocks to replenish.

2015-11-30 Seychelles Shows Off Naval Power in First-Ever Naval Fleet Review
[Seychelles News Agency] Beau Vallon -Nine vessels of the Seychelles Coast Guard; four patrol ships and five fast response boats, along with two marine patrol aircraft, gathered off the island nation's north coast on Saturday afternoon in a display of the country's naval might.

2015-11-30 Proposed Extension of Aride's Boundaries Aims for More Protection of the Seychelles Special Reserve
[Seychelles News Agency] Aride -Located only 10 kilometres away from the Seychelles second most inhabited island of Praslin, Aride, one of the Indian Ocean archipelago's island that is self-sustainable in energy production and consumption, has enjoyed the status of being a special reserve since 1975.

2015-11-27 Beijing-Mahé Non-Stop! Direct Air Link for Chinese Visitors
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles national airline will be starting a weekly scheduled charter flight service between the Chinese city of Beijing and the island nation's main island of Mahé as of late January 2016.

2015-11-27 'The Most Important Thing I Want to Tackle Is to Eliminate Poverty' - Interview with Presidential Candidate Alexia Amesbury
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles presidential elections to be held from December 3 to 5, 2015 will for the first time be contested by a female candidate.

2015-11-27 Seychelles Supreme Court Dismisses Electoral Commission's Petition to Re-Open Register to Fix Anomalies
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles Electoral Commission has indicated that a supplementary list of voters will be prepared for the upcoming elections to be held from December 3 to 5, 2015, so as not to disenfranchise 44 Seychellois voters due to some anomalies found on the certified Register of Voters that will be used for the elections.

2015-11-26 Death Penalty Reduced to Life Imprisonment for Seychellois Trio Convicted of Drug Trafficking in Egypt Following 'Intensive Diplomatic Representations'
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychellois trio who were facing death row in Egypt, after being found guilty of drug trafficking, have had their sentence commuted to life imprisonment.

2015-11-26 Egyptian President Commutes Death Sentences of Three Seychellois Nationals to Life in Prison
[Government of Seychelles] The Office of the President has announced that, as a result of intensive diplomatic representations at the highest levels, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Abel Fattah el-Sisi, has decided to commute the death sentences of the three Seychellois nationals, currently being held in detention in Egypt for the capital crime of drug trafficking as prescribed by Egyptian law, to one of life sentence.

2015-11-26 Seychelles to Focus On Promoting an 'Ocean of Opportunity' As It Assumes Presidency of the Contact Group On Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia in 2016
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles an archipelago of 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean has not been spared the scourge of piracy that has affected the region in recent years.

2015-11-26 Arsu Retains Zone 7 Volleyball Club Championship Title
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Madagascar -The Seychelles women's team Arsu has proved that they are a real force in regional volleyball after emerging the winner of the Confederation of African Volleyball's Zone 7 Club Championship, which ended at the weekend.

2015-11-26 'What Lalyans Seselwa Is Offering Is Good Governance' - Interview Seychelles Presidential Candidate Patrick Pillay
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -December 3 to 5, 2015 will see six candidates go head on in the Seychelles Presidential race. While some have been on the political scene for decades there are also some newcomers this year. It is the first time in the island nation's political history that a record number of six candidates will by vying for the office of President. Another first for Seychelles is a female presidential candidate. As the time draws near for the 70, 943 eligible Seychellois voters to be called to the polls, SNA will be c

2015-11-26 Seychelles Fregate Island Private Is the 'Best Private Island' Spot for Honeymooners, According to the Brides Magazine
[Seychelles News Agency] Fregate Island -Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands situated in the western Indian Ocean attracts thousands of holidaymakers from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Southern Africa, having a variety of large hotels, guesthouses, self-catering apartments, private island resorts and spa hotels.

2015-11-26 UK Support Aids Intelligent Regional Drugs Fight
[PR Newswire] London -Regional intelligence coordination against illegal drugs trade has been bolstered by a UK-funded and run two day workshop in Seychelles.

2015-11-25 Interview With Seychelles Presidential Candidate Wavel Ramkalawan
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -The leader of the Seychelles National Party (SNP), Wavel Ramkalawan, is one of the candidates contesting the island nation's 2015 presidential bid, who is not new to the island nation's political landscape.

2015-11-25 'Let's Keep Global Temperatures Below 1.5°C'
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The French capital, Paris, is gearing up to welcome nearly 200 world leaders from November 30 to December 11, 2015, who will strive to achieve a legally binding agreement on climate change.

2015-11-25 Commonwealth Observers for the Seychelles Presidential Election
[Commonwealth] Statement by: Kamalesh Sharma: Secretary-General

2015-11-23 World's Largest Floating Book Fair 'Logos Hope' Begins Africa Tour
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Book lovers in Seychelles are not missing out on the opportunity to stock up on literature now that they can choose from over 5,000 titles while visiting the World's largest floating book fair, the 'Logos Hope' which docked in the island nations Port Capital of Victoria, Friday afternoon.

2015-11-23 Leon Radegonde - Seychelles Contemporary Artist Uses Materials Which Have a Story to Tell
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Discovering his passion for art at the age of seventeen, Seychellois Leon Radegonde is today one of the country's renowned artist specialising in contemporary art.

2015-11-23 Cable TV Giant Liberty Global to Buy Cable & Wireless Communications for U.S.$8.5 Billion
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is finalising negotiations for the sale of the telecoms group to American company Liberty Global Plc's subsidiary Liberty Communications Plc.

2015-11-23 President Condemns 'Despicable and Cowardly Act' Following Hotel Siege in Mali
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles President James Michel has sent a message of support and condolences to his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, following a deadly attack in a hotel in the West African nation's capital of Bamako.

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