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Japan Gives Seychelles $ 7.1 Million To Support Maritime Security

Japan Gives Seychelles $ 7.1 Million To Support Maritime Security

Seychelles will receive a grant of $ 7.1 million (SCR100 million) to support its marine security efforts from the Japanese government, State House said on Saturday. The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, held bilateral discussions with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Saturday morning. In thanking the Japanese Prime Minister, Faure said, “To complement […]

Seychelles Begins Campaign In All Primary Schools To Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

Seychelles Begins Campaign In All Primary Schools To Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

The Ministry of Family Affairs has launched the Orange Campaign in all primary schools in Seychelles, the latest effort to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) in the hopes of eliminating it from the island nation. “We have seen and witnessed school fights and arguments that sometimes break out among students,” said the principal secretary […]

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

Increase In Gender-Based Violence Pushes For Action Plan In Seychelles

The Seychelles is pushing ahead and finalizing a national plan of action for gender-based violence, or GBV. This move comes now that the Ministry of Family Affairs is increasing awareness on the issue following a rise in the number of GBV cases. Four murders were reported for January 2019 and all were results of domestic […]

Seychelles Ranked First In Africa For Ocean Health

Seychelles Ranked First In Africa For Ocean Health

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) has ranked Seychelles first in Africa after the latest global assessment of ocean health. Globally the island nation came out 33rd amongst 220 countries and territories. Morocco and Egypt were ranked second and third on the continent. The ranking is another important milestone for the archipelago after one of its […]

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations. The chief executive of CEPS – Michel Pierre – […]

Seychelles Joins Group That Promotes Women In The Maritime Sector

Seychelles Joins Group That Promotes Women In The Maritime Sector

Seychelles has joined an internationally recognised association for women in the maritime sector, WOMESA, after the launching of the local affiliate group. WOMESA-Seychelles will operate under the aegis of the Women in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa (WOMESA). The chair of the local group, Veronica Bristol, said the group’s primary objective is […]

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

Two Seychellois women have recently been recognised during an award ceremony in Mauritius recognizing Africa’s most influential women in business and government. Shella Mohideen and Daniella Payet-Alis were the winners of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Country and Regional awards in their respective categories – ‘Education and Training Academy’ and ‘Tourism and Leisure’. The awards […]

President Danny Faure Congratulates The First Female Manager Of DoubleTree

President Danny Faure Congratulates The First Female Manager Of DoubleTree

The President of the Republic, President Danny Faure received Mrs Doreen D’Souza this morning at State House to personally congratulate her on her recent appointment as the Resort Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort & Spa. Mrs D’Souza is the first Seychellois and African woman to be appointed to such a top […]

Seychelles Withdraws Candidate For UN World Tourism Post

Seychelles Withdraws Candidate For UN World Tourism Post

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Dr Walter Mzembi’s campaign for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general’s post got a last-minute boost yesterday when Seychelles withdrew its candidate, Mr Allain St Ange. This left Dr Mzembi as the sole candidate from Africa. Elections to replace Dr Talib Rifai are slated for tomorrow. Dr Mzembi […]

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

A new hospital offering specialized care for women and children will open in February, the Seychelles health authorities announced on Tuesday. Construction of the new facility is already under way at Ile Perseverance, a reclaimed district where the largest social housing project is being built on the outskirt of island nation’s capital, Victoria. The Health […]

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