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2014-11-26 First National Stakeholders Meeting to Be Held On Blue Economy
[Government of Seychelles]President James Michel will officially open the National Stakeholder Dialogue on the Blue Economy which will be held between 9th-10th December 2014 at the International Conference Centre,' for discussions of the relevance to the development of Seychelles in the context of the Blue Economy.

2014-11-26 The Key to Innovation in Productivity Is Simplified ICT, Says Software Giant
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -A lack of simple and easy information and communication technologies (ICT) is often a barrier for companies to innovate and become more productive. This is the view of global enterprise software giant Oracle, which recently came to the Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles to encourage a culture of innovation to the local ICT industry.

2014-11-26 Belgium to Invest More in Seychelles - Says New Belgian Ambassador
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The new ambassador for Belgium to Seychelles, Roxane de Bilderling has vowed to continue "the good collaboration" between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Indian Ocean island state, and to increase investment to the country.

2014-11-26 Seychelles Botanical Gardens to Learn From China
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Giant tortoises from the Seychelles have become more popular attractions in zoos around the world, where they sometimes struggle to live in colder climates. They have been given homes in Bristol Zoo in the UK, the Bronx Zoo in the US, and the oldest one in the world (also oldest living animal) is on the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.

2014-11-26 President's Visit to Paris Aiming to Strengthen Ties in Tourism, New Energy and the Blue Economy
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The Seychelles President James Michel will be heading to Paris on a short working visit next week, at the invitation of his French counterpart Francois Hollande, State House has announced in a press statement issued this morning.

2014-11-26 49 Year Old Seychellois Woman Killed in Her Home, Seychelles Police Has Reported
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles police has confirmed that a 49 year old Seychellois woman was killed at her residence in the early hours of this morning after two masked men allegedly broke into her home attacking her and her daughter.

2014-11-24 Visa Waiver Agreement Signed for All Seychelles Passport Holders Travelling to UAE
[Government of Seychelles]President James Michel has welcomed the signing of a visa waiver agreement, which will allow all Seychellois passport holders to travel without a visa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following a working visit to Abu Dhabi this weekend.

2014-11-25 Police Search for Men Suspected of Killing 49 Year Old Woman
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The Seychelles police is investigating what it describes as a 'brutal attack' by two masked men that ended with the death early this morning of a 49-year-old Seychellois woman, Damienne Morel in her home and is calling on anyone who may have any information that can lead to the identification of the attackers to come forward.

2014-11-25 Unexpected Fog Strands Formula One Fans in Abu Dhabi
[Seychelles News Agency]Abu Dhabi -An un-forecasted blanket of fog rolled over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital city of Abu Dhabi on Sunday night, bringing the city's airport to a grinding halt.

2014-11-25 Visa Free Travel to UAE for All Seychelles Passports Soon
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Seychellois passport holders will no longer need to apply for a visa when travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once a new visa waiver agreement signed between the two countries comes into force.

2014-11-25 Fake Facebook Profiles On the Rise in Seychelles - Impostor Poses As Finance Minister
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Facebook's popularity in Seychelles as a means of keeping in touch with friends and family both far and near also has its downsides. In recent years, many Facebook users from the 115-island archipelago, with its population of just 90,000, have fallen prey to online predators using a variety of scams and tricks to fool unwitting people into parting with their hard-earned money.

2014-11-24 Tanzania Ready for Seychelles
[EA Business]Mwanza -Tanzania and Seychelles are looking into ways of how to have possible tourism operation between Tanzania Mainland, Zanzibar and Seychelles writes ANDREW ZABLON.

2014-11-24 Regional Volleyball Tournament - Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius Teams Battling in the Semifinals Today
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The finalists of the 'Coupe de Clubs Champions de la Zone Sept de CAVB' (Confederation of African Volleyball) hosted by the Seychelles will be known today.

2014-11-24 IORA - Tourism Ministers Plan Better Air and Maritime Links for Indian Ocean Tourism Growth
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -Indian Ocean tourism ministers have agreed to work on better air and maritime connectivity in order to promote tourism in the region. This was agreed at a two day meeting of the members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association which was held in Seychelles last week.

2014-11-24 Zero Tolerance for Drinking and Driving This Festive Season As 'Arrive Alive' Campaign Begins
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -A 48-year-old Seychellois man has been fined a total sum of 18,000 Seychelles rupees, sentenced to two months in prison and has had his driving license suspended for two years.

2014-11-24 Volleyball - Seychelles' Arsu and Reunion's St Denis Emerge Winners of the Cavb Zone 7 Club Championship
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -The Seychelles' women team Arsu and St Denis Olympique from the French overseas department of Reunion on the men's side are the proud winners of the Confederation of African Volleyball's Zone 7 Club Championship which ended yesterday.

2014-11-21 Sonam Tsultrim Talks Climate Change and Dreams of a Better Future
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -15-year-old Sonam Tsultrim, a student at Anse Boileau secondary school in the western part of the Seychelles main island of Mahe, wowed delegates at the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) conference held in Seychelles on November 11, where she read out a heartfelt plea to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, appealing for more action against climate change.

2014-11-21 A Bed in the Clouds! Etihad Scoops Top Design Award for Luxury First Class Apartment
[Seychelles News Agency]Abu Dhabi -Imagine spending the evening relaxing on a padded couch, watching a film and sipping on a glass of champagne, then after a sumptuous meal you decide to retire to your comfortable bed, snuggling up into a luxurious duvet.

2014-11-20 Patching up the Bare Spots On Curieuse - Youth Groups Help to Rehabilitate Island Vegetation
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria, Seychelles -When the island of Curieuse was discovered in the mid-18th century, it was first named "Ile Rouge" due to its distinctive patches of bare red earth dotted around the island. A casualty of several major fires throughout its history, the island's phosphorous-rich soil showed through, leaving the island at risk of soil erosion.

2014-11-20 SCCI Pushes for Seychelles to Become China's African Trade Hub
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria -(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles is the "ideal location for China to establish its hub as it explores the potential of Africa", says the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).

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