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Seychelles celebrates 246th anniversary of first Indian settlers to its shores

Seychelles is today celebrating the 246th anniversary since the first Indian settlers arrived to its shores. A commemoration ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria, which houses the Wall of History honouring Seychellois people of Indian origins. The wall was unveiled as part of the Seychelles-India Day celebrations in 2015. Present at the commemoration ceremony were ...

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Air Seychelles domestic operations back to normal schedule

Air Seychelles resumed all scheduled domestic flights between Mahé and Praslin on Saturday. All flights between the two islands were suspended on Friday August 19, 2016 as a result of the tragic accident involving Air Seychelles pilot Aubrey Quatre. In addition to the scheduled services Air Seychelles added supplementary return flights between Mahe and Praslin on Saturday to accommodate all ...

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Aerial silk dancer keen to promote this art form in Seychelles

Daria Rabenda is an aerial silk dancer from Poland and currently spending her vacation in Seychelles.  She has been performing the art of aerial silk for the last five years. Suspended nearly 50 feet in the air, on a smooth, shiny, shimmering piece of fabric, without safety harness or net, an aerial silk performer knows that death is only as ...

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La Fête de La Digue a encore tenu toutes ses promesses

La Fête de La Digue, celle de l’Assomption qui marque la montée de la Vierge Marie au ciel ou encore La Fête du 15 août comme beaucoup de Seychellois l’appellent, a cette année encore tenue toutes ses promesses. De nombreux touristes locaux et étrangers y ont fait le déplacement, plus de 10 000 d’après les estimations, alors que tous les ...

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New cookbook launched

A new cookbook named Aquacasi was officially launched last Friday during a cocktail held at the Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère. It was signed and presented by Shanti Maurice executive chef Willibad Reinbacher to Alain St Ange, Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture. Aquacasia, through executive chef Reinbacher, is the product of a partnership between Shanti Maurice, a Nira ...

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Seychelles-India Day 2016 – Photography contest launched

The Indian Association of Seychelles has launched its third photography competition which starts on August 20 and will go on until September 25, 2016. This is the first activity for the fourth Seychelles-India Day (SID) which will take place from October 14 to 16. Details of other proposed activities would be communicated in due course. The vision of the Seychelles-India ...

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Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles meet representatives of the island’s Chinese Community to discuss the progress of the construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria

The re-construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria has been grinding to a halt and this prompted Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to meet representatives of the local Chinese Community. In the absence of Charlie Ng, the Chairman of the Chinese Association it was Rose-Mary Lee-Bluemner, the Secretary of the Association and Elizabeth Lee ...

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UAE residents gear up for Eid holiday

Short holidays to Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka are in demand – Airline tickets, hotel rooms selling very fast as residents rush to book Eid trips early Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter in Dubai writes: Tour specialists in the UAE are seeing an unprecedented surge in travel bookings for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays even before the official dates are announced. Agencies ...

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70th anniversary of India’s Independence Day

Magical melodies highlight cultural show Magical melodies from India’s well known singers highlighted a cultural show held at the International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS) on Saturday as part of celebrations to mark India’s 70th Independence Day anniversary celebrations. The show, held on the eve of the anniversary, was organised by the Hindu Council of Seychelles in collaboration with the Indian ...

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Arrival of first Indian settlers to Seychelles remembered

In 1770, the first French settlement was established on the island of Mahé. The party consisted of 15 white colonists, seven slaves and five Indians. The month of August is a very important month whereby we celebrate the lives of the first group of Indians to make it to the shores of Seychelles which had since then contributed immensely towards ...

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