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2017-05-28 How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the Blue Economy. The opportunities around Africa's blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create jobs and improve livelihoods.

2017-05-27 President Will Not Vie for Party Leadership
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' President Danny Faure said Friday that he will not stand in the next election for the post of party president that will take place during the congress of Parti Lepep on June 3.

2017-05-26 New Plan Set to Protect Against Over-Exploitation of Waters
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has started the planning phase of a project that will propose new areas for marine protection and sustainable use of the island nation's waters.

2017-05-26 Tour Promoting Seychellois Creativity, Talents in the Indian Ocean Region Starts This Weekend
[Seychelles News Agency] A new initiative to share the Seychellois culture through music, cuisine and other forms of art with other islands in the Indian Ocean region starts this weekend.

2017-05-25 Seychelles to Regulate Vendors On the Beaches of La Digue Island
[Seychelles News Agency] Vendors on La Digue will soon have to follow a guideline before setting up shop on beaches of the third-most populated island of Seychelles, said a top official of the Seychelles Planning Authority.

2017-05-24 New Survey Will Identify Causes of Poverty in Seychelles' Poorest Districts
[Seychelles News Agency] A new study to pinpoint the cause of poverty has started in four central districts on the Seychelles' main island, Mahe, where the highest percentage of people in poverty live.

2017-05-24 Countdown for Miss Seychelles Starts With Unveiling of 14 Contestants
[Seychelles News Agency] The countdown has started for the next Miss Seychelles with the unveiling of the 14 contestants.

2017-05-24 Miss Seychelles Beauty Pageant Contestants to Be Revealed End of April
[Seychelles News Agency] The contestants of the upcoming Miss Seychelles Another World beauty pageant have until April 25 to register for the event, said the head of the Creative Industries and National Events Agency, CINEA.

2017-05-24 5 Beauty Queens From Miss Seychelles Another World
[Seychelles News Agency] The Miss Seychelles beauty pageant has been a tradition since the beginning of 1968. It is a platform which embodies the unique personality and beauty of the young ladies in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.

2017-05-23 Seychelles' President Condemns 'Vicious' Attack At UK Concert
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the attack which took place in Manchester during a concert on Monday night, a communiqué from the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

2017-05-22 Plans for Venn's Town Submission As a World Heritage Site
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is set to have a third UNESCO World Heritage Site after it completes the final dossier for Venn's Town, site of an old mission community's ruins, a top research official said.

2017-05-21 Young Seychellois Uses Classical Voice to Reach Fourth Position in Italian Competition
[Seychelles News Agency] A 14-year old classical vocalist from Seychelles has reached 4th position in the final of a singing competition in Italy - the 8th edition of the 'Sanremo Junior.'

2017-05-20 Six Seychellois Students to Participate in Robotics Challenge in U.S. Capital
[Seychelles News Agency] Six secondary students from Seychelles will participate in an international robotics challenge in Washington D.C. in July.

2017-05-19 Board Chairman Interview - Seychelles Fishing Authority Should Take Hard Decisions Quickly
[Seychelles News Agency] With limited land resources, Seychelles is dependent on the ocean and for many years the fishery sector has been the 115-island archipelago's second-largest part of the economy, after tourism. As one of the key players in the sector, the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) plays an immense role in promoting sustainable and responsible fishing.

2017-05-18 Seychelles' Former Tourism Minister Questions Authenticity of African Union Note
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' former minister for tourism, whose candidacy for the post of secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) was withdrawn, says the letter to the Seychelles' government from the African Union (AU) is questionable.

2017-05-18 Six Distinguished Persons Granted Seychelles Citizenship By the President
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has, for the first time, granted Seychelles citizenship to six persons in accordance to Article 5(1) of the Amended Citizenship Act 1994. In the presence of President Faure, a symbolic ceremony was held this afternoon at State House, in their honour.

2017-05-18 Judge Renaud Sworn in As Justice of the Court of Appeal
[Government of Seychelles] In the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, the new Justice of the Court of Appeal Judge Bernardin Renaud, was sworn into office at a ceremony held at State House this morning.

2017-05-18 President Faure Visits the Port Glaud District
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure visited several areas of the Port Glaud district this morning, as part of his ongoing programme of community visits.

2017-05-17 New Ambassador Looks for Commercial, Cultural Exchanges With Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Burkina Faso's first ambassador to Seychelles said the two countries can benefit from the exchange of commerce and culture.

2017-05-15 The Sun Will Make Ice - Fishing Community Upgrades to Solar
[Seychelles News Agency] The livelihood of a fishing community in a northern district on Seychelles' main Island, Mahe, is set to improve with the installation of the country's first solar energy-powered ice plant.

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