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Representatives of the Seychelles’ public and private sectors met again end of last week for another multi-sectoral meeting. The meeting chaired by Vice President Danny Faure at the National House in Victoria is aimed at maintaining the discussions aimed at listening to the private sector on what they see as challenges affecting the tourism industry of the country and to find ways of alleviating those constraints. Also present were the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, Minister for Finance, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Energy Didier Dogley, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and the Minister for Foreign…
The luxury resort on Desroches, one of Seychelles’ pristine islands, will officially re-open in 2017 under the management of Four Seasons hotel group. The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is located in the Amirantes group, part of the outer islands of Seychelles. With its 14km of beaches strutting an immaculate beauty, thousands of coconut trees and the exceptional lagoon, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, is indeed paradise on earth. The resort is made up of 40 beach suites and 11 private villas, and it is set to be one of Four Seasons’ most secluded and…
 Julien Durup a student of history wrote in a recent historical article titled “An Early Seychellois in Micronesia”, that the Clémentine as a bark which had left Sydney in mid-1836, with Louis Corgat a Seychellois as first mate en-route to Oahu Island, the third largest island in Hawaii. We did so without knowing where the Clémentine was built. However, it was recently when we came across a remarkable document written by Léonce Alphonse Jore (born in 1892 at Madagascar and died in Switzerland in 1975), the former French Governor of Tahiti, that we found out that Clémentine was in fact…
President James Michel of the Seychelles received Ms. Medna Latulipe, the best academic student in Hotel Management 2016 of Shannon College, Ireland, at State House this morning. Ms. Latulipe had previously won the President’s Cup for being the most outstanding Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management (ADHM) graduate of 2014. The President congratulated Ms. Latulipe on her success in and wished her success in her professional career. "I am very proud of you and the outstanding results you have received at Shannon College. You have made us all very proud and your example will inspire other students, to show them what…
Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove in the Seychelles has launched “Unlock the Sea”, a unique programme to help the creative and curious minded traveler experience and explore the island and ignite their inspiration with an incredible underwater encounter. Created in partnership with The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, this interactive program helps guests discover a treasure trove of marine life around the island through a curated snorkeling experience and learn and educate themselves on the importance of marine conservation. Guests can also witness an underwater art gallery or post a postcard to friends or family from under water! “Today’s travelers are looking…
Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St.Ange was in the National Assembly this week for the question time session. He was answering seven questions relating to tourism and culture. The first was from the elected member for the Baie Ste Anne on Praslin Natasha Esther who was seeking more details on the relocation of the public library in the district. Minister St.Ange said in 2011, the government gave a plot of land on Eve island to build a cultural centre for the Baie Ste Anne and Grand Anse Praslin districts. Following this decision, an architect was given the task of working…
Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa of Silhouette Island and the Anse Forbans Chalets on the Main island of Mahe have been added on the list of tourism establishments that are Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certified. A certificate presentation ceremony was held this week at the ESPACE Building offices of the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange. Present at the ceremony were the principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune, cluster director of business development for the Hilton Seychelles Hotels Smital Shah-Boultwood and Brigitte Haworth from the Anse Forbans Chalets. Minister St.Ange congratulated the two establishments for receiving the SSTL…
Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 Christine Barbier paid a courtesy visit on the managing director of Airtel Amadou Dina at the company’s headquarters, Providence last week. She was accompanied staff from the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) events section. Before meeting Mr Dina, Miss Barbier was given a tour of the headquarters where she met staff of the various departments who made sure to take a souvenir photo with the beauty queen. Mr Dina congratulated Miss Barbier for being crowned as the country’s new beauty queen and for winning three other titles namely Miss Personality, Miss Sports and Miss Talent. He said…
Two Seychellois entrepreneurs used the last investment forum and its exhibition that is being held as part of the annual general meeting of the shareholders of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) taking place in Seychelles from July 18-24 to showcase their new fish products "Made in Seychelles" by their Amirantes Fisheries (Pty) Ltd – Seychelles Company. James Lesperance, the Chairman of the Company and Rondolph Payet, the Business Development Director both joined together this week at the investment forum to welcome Tourism and Culture Minister, Alain St.Ange and the Minister responsible for the Environment & Energy Didier Dogley to their…
On Monday night in the popular News Extra program hosted by Marie-Paule Lesperance on SBC (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation) Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture gave a state of the island's tourism industry. The Minister spoke about continued cooperation between the Member States of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands and referred to the coming Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation that will be held on the 1st August in La Reunion Island. Air access between the islands of the Indian Ocean and an air pass between the airlines of the islands is again going to be discussed. The Minister also…
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