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Autistic children need a specialized school, says Miss Seychelles contestant Juanita Porrice

Increased awareness in Seychelles in recent years has helped shed light on autism — a disorder that sometimes leads to children acting out in an uncontrollable manner. One Miss Seychelles contestant, Juanita Porrice,is looking further than just the knowledge and acceptance of such a disorder in this island nation. “I am working with the Seychelles Autism Association to campaign for ...

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Seychelles seeks to put the disappearing dance ‘tinge’ on UNESCO list

A newly published document sheds light on the history, practice and the need to preserve the tinge – a traditional dance that is a slowly disappearing cultural legacy of Seychelles. The publication — ‘The role of folklore and music in the promotion and preservation of culture — A special focus on Tinge,’ was launched Wednesday as part of ‘Fet Afrik ...

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Spirit of UBUNTU comes alive at Africa Day’s FetAfrik Celebrations in Seychelles as Professor Sayers attracts full house two days running

Africa Day in Seychelles is celebrated through the island’s annual FetAfrik. Every year now the Department of Culture in Seychelles invites key personalities from Africa and entertainers to bring the diverse cultures of the mainland of Africa closer to the People of Seychelles. This year Professor Sayers from the Channel Islands was invited to conduct workshops on her “Spirit of Ubuntu”. Her ...

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The Seychelles Tourism Board joined forces with Conde Nast Traveler China to offer the destination its first official Virtual Reality (VR) photos and videos, shots which were done earlier this year when the group was on media trip in Seychelles. The Conde Nast Traveller Media House is part of the Conde Nast Group owning some of the world’s high end ...

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Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016

Gifts and cocktail for all coming to the pageant The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has announced that final touches are being put to this Saturday’s Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant at the ICCS and that all guests attending will be presented with a souvenir gift and also served with a cocktail reception after the show. STB’s chief ...

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Miss Seychelles contestants try out new crown

The 12 young ladies vying for this year’s Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant title got the chance to try the new 14 carat white gold crown. Sponsored by JOUEL, this new crown will be worn by the winner of the pageant on Saturday night. The crown trial ceremony was held at Jouel’s flagship boutique, Kenwyn House yesterday ...

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President Michel’s Africa Day message

‘The future truly belongs to Africa’ “Together, (African countries) have accomplished great things and yet challenges still remain on the African continent. With the same tenacity we will surmount the obstacles, which hinder our development, and with one voice declare that the future truly belongs to Africa.” This comes in a message from President James Michel on the occasion of ...

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South African street artist brings new style of art to Seychelles

A street artist from Johannesburg, South Africa Wesley Pepper yesterday met some local artists to exchange ideas and experiences. This activity has been organised by Seylar and the National Arts Council (Nac) to mark FetAfrik 2016. It was officially opened yesterday morning at the National Art Gallery by Peter Sinon, who sits on the FetAfrik organising committee. Besides being a ...

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Poetry exhibition showcases different cultures of art

A poetry exhibition under the theme Opinion has been organised to show different cultures of art through the means of poetry, and also to advertise Africa and its beauty using only words. Organised by Bling Bling Poetry Association in collaboration with the FetAfrik 2016 committee and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the exhibition was officially opened on Monday afternoon ...

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