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Seychelles moves to unveil monument to honour role of Seychelles College & Regina Mundi Convent on 40th Anniversary of Independence

The 40th Anniversary of our Independence will certainly be an occasion to showcase our successes and achievements as a Nation and the tremendous strides the country has made in every field since 29th June 1976. Everyone can be justly proud of his or her contribution towards the progress made as we forge ahead towards greater heights. As we take stock, ...

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Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 meets president

Christine Barbier, Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016, called on President James Michel yesterday at State House where she briefed the head of state on her planned project, that of building a half-way home for children from children’s homes. Miss Barbier was accompanied by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) chief executive ...

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Snorkelling trail launched

A snorkelling trail was officially opened on Monday during a short ceremony held at Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel at Bel Ombre. The trail named ‘Unlock the Sea’ is a unique programme to help the creative and curious minded traveller experience and explore the island and ignite their inspiration with an incredible underwater encounter. This interactive programme was launched by ...

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Seychelles bids farewell to guesthouse matriarch, a tourism legend

A storied guesthouse in Seychelles is mourning the loss of its matriarch. Zita Monthy, known as ‘Tante Zita,’ was not only the owner of the Carefree Guesthouse but also the one providing the tasty dishes. She passed away at 76 last April.   Monthy started the business with her husband Leon over 43 years ago, building it up from a local craft-souvenir shop ...

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Monument to mark contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles will be unveiled on 29th June

The recently formed alumni of past students of the Seychelles College and of the Regina Mundi,the RMSC,is planning to place a monument,as the attached concept design,in recognition of the contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction,the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles.The launching ceremony is planned for the 29th June. Historical ...

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Winners of Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant receive prizes as the announcement was made that from next year the winner will be receiving R.10,000. 00 monthly as their allowance

Winners of the Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant received their prizes on Friday evening during a ceremony held at the Eden Bleu hotel. The newly crowned Miss Seychelles…another world Christine Barbier, first princess Lianne Barbe and second princess Samiya Albert and Sophie Rosette who won the best effort for project award received their prizes from different sponsors. Apart from ...

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Large crowd celebrates yoga day

To celebrate the International Day of Yoga, a large crowd of locals, expatriates and visitors gathered at the Palais des Sports yesterdayto take part in an early morning exercise. The physical, spiritual and mental activity was conducted by yoga teacher Aashima Malhotra from India. She was helped by Seychelles yoga association representatives Steve Thelermont and Adriana Auguste. The Palais des ...

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A traditional Creole home gets a facelift thanks to Seychelles’ heritage fund

The first Seychellois family to benefit from the newly established Seychelles’ heritage incentive scheme has given a facelift to their traditional Creole house. The Mahoune family, from the northern district of Anse Etoile, has been living in their house since 1982. The owner, Patrick Mahoune, told SNA, “After more than 30 years, time has taken its toll on the house. ...

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Seychelles joins efforts to boost cruise tourism in the region

Seychelles has joined the eastern and southern African cruise industry as well as that of the Indian Ocean to seek new strategies for sustainable cruise tourism and to see how the competitive edge and market share within the international cruise business can be improve. These strategies were being discussed at a workshop held this week at the Seychelles Ports Authority ...

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Seychelles gets ready for another great feast on La Digue

The month of August is round the corner and once again the island of La Digue will be shining as it welcomes thousands of visitors from near and far to its shores for join in the weekend celebrations of the Feast of the Assumption. Preparations for this religious feast are well underway and the committee responsible for the organisation of ...

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