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Young musicians of Seychelles are being called on to join the newly launched National Youth Orchestra. The orchestra is directed by David Mingay, a part-time music teacher at the School of Music, of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPA). The launch ceremony was held at the National Cultural Centre last week in the presence of the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, principal secretary for culture Benjamine Rose, the director of the conservatoire Pierre Joseph, parents and other guests. Speaking at the event, Minister St.Ange shared a few words of encouragement with the young members of the orchestra…
The South African Minister for Tourism, Derek Hanekom on Tuesday praised the Seychelles for being a tourism model in Africa and he showed his appreciation for how the destination is helping to advance Africa. Minister Hanekom was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Meetings Africa exhibition currently being held in Johannesburg. The opening was attended by several tourism leaders in the Mice and Incentive Business including the Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken. The call by Minister Hanekom for ‘Advance Africa Together’ is one which is…
Minister Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism of South Africa and Mrs Hanekom on Sunday night welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board to Johannesburg. The Seychelles Minister and his Tourism Board CEO are in South Africa to firstly open their island's new Tourism Office in Johannesburg and to then participate at the MEETINGS AFRICA Exhibition at the Sandton Exhibition Centre. The meeting over dinner at the Johannesburg Four Season's Hotel was the opportunity for the two Tourism Ministers to discuss the existing cooperation between…
The Seychelles Tourism Board has officially opened its new tourist office in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a ceremony held in the city yesterday. It was the Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, who opened the office and offered a toast to this occasion. The Tourism Board now has two offices in South Africa – Cape Town and Johannesburg – with the latter having relocated from Pretoria where it operated for several years under the auspices of the Seychelles High Commission. The office is now based in the heart of the travel and trade businesses in Johannesburg and is…
The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai had a fruitful participation at the Bride Dubai held last 10th-13th February 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Bride Dubai 2016, a consumer event offered a fun, interactive, dynamic and exciting 4-days that inspired not just the bride but also different women who wants to be fabulously beautiful. The affair, the region’s leading wedding and lifestyle event was a well - attended as men and women alike, people in different status went and enjoyed the fair. The yearly wedding and lifestyle event attracted more than 30,000 visitors with a good number of…
Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort and Spa moved this week to promote two more Seychellois into senior Management positions. The announcements for the promotion of Marie Denise Denis to the position of Reservations & Front Office Manager and Ayub Thomas Appoo as Commercial Executive was made by Norbert Couvreur, the General Manager of the Sainte Anne Resort and Spa and Gilbert Espitalier-Noel, the CEO of the Beachcomber Hotels at a general staff gathering in the resort's Mont Fleuri Restaurant. Also present at the meeting was Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Sherin Naiken, the CEO of…
Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in Seychelles have put forward their constraints and the challenges that they face to the attention of three government ministries. This was during a meeting held last week at the Seychelles Tourism Board’s headquarters, Espace building. The Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan and the Minister for Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation Michael Benstrong were present. High Officials from the Ministry for Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy as well as other agencies and departments such as the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority,…
The Guardian newspaper of the UK has just published their list of the World's Best fifty beaches and the picture-postcard beach of Source D'Argent on La Digue island was ranked No.1. That beach on La Digue Island of the Seychelles was also categorized as the "BEST FOR WOW FACTOR". The description of the beach on La Digue as spelled out by The Guardian says: "As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115).…
The countdown to the sixth edition Carnaval International de Victoria has started and now there are only 66 days left before the big event set for April 22-24. A ceremony was held last Thursday at the Gran Kaz Casino and Slots in Victoria to start the countdown to the carnival. Present were the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune and that of culture Benjamine Rose, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Naiken and that of the Vanilla Islands Pascal Viroleau. The deputy chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Nathalie…

The world’s tallest man is in Seychelles

Thursday, 18 February 2016 10:38
Seychelles welcomed to its shores last Sunday morning, the world’s tallest man Sultan Kösen, who is going to be part of the Magic Circus of Samoa. Mr Kösen who hails from Turkey stands at 8 foot 4 inches and is also holding the Guinness world record for the largest hands. His growth has been caused by a condition called ‘pituitary gigantism’, which is the result of an over-production of growth hormones. He will be part of the Magic Circus of Samoa which will open on February 19 instead of February 18. The opening has been rescheduled due to the heavy…
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