[Seychelles News Agency] The Supreme Court of Seychelles has further detained three out of the five persons accused in the ongoing illegal arms and ammunition case concerning primarily businessman Mukesh Valabhji and his wife Laura, while considering whether the two can meet without a lawyer to plan their defence.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' Environment Trust Fund has received more than $775,000 (SCR10 million) as voluntary contributions made by travellers to the island nation through the Seychelles Travel Authorisation Platform as of June 2022.
[Seychelles News Agency] In a bid to facilitate the building of cinnamon processing plants for interested investors, plots of land on the man-made island of Perseverance have been tendered, said a top official of the Seychelles Investment Board (SIB).
[Seychelles News Agency] As Seychelles joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, SNA looks at five ways that Seychelles and local conservation organisations are protecting the island nation's territorial waters and its species.
[Seychelles News Agency] Renovation work on the Seychelles National Library building is expected to be completed by May 2023, said a top official of Green Island Construction Company (GICC) contracted for the project.
[Seychelles News Agency] Member states of the Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) are attending a workshop in Seychelles to review data collected in its Command Post Exercise (CPX) in Kenya in March, to better prepare for incidents requiring its instant mobilisation and peace support operations.
[Seychelles News Agency] LGBTI Seychelles has launched the first LGBTI film festival of the island nation, where short and feature films will be screened to mark the beginning of Pride month, the month of June, when the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Intersex) communities around the world come together to celebrate their sexual identity and freedom to be themselves.
[Seychelles News Agency] Reparations for the victims of human rights violations, which took place in Seychelles after the 1977 coup d'état until recent history, should be funded by the government, according to a newly set up Victims Committee of the Truth, Reconciliation, and National Unity Commission (TRNUC).
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles National Assembly voted for an amendment to the Constitution of the island state on Wednesday that gives the Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) the right to enforce domestic law in relation to public security, environmental protection and maritime security.
[Seychelles News Agency] Japan is expected to provide vessels to the Seychelles marine police as part of bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries, the newly accredited Japanese ambassador said on Tuesday.
[Seychelles News Agency] Six foreign vessels have been caught on suspicion of illegal fishing in Seychelles' waters since the beginning of the year and bilateral discussions are ongoing to discourage this practice, said the island state's fisheries minister on Tuesday.
[Seychelles News Agency] The purchasing power of Seychelles' residents has gone down considerably due to a 13 percent average increase in the price of food and services since December 2019 up to April this year, said a Central Bank official on Thursday.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Saudi Arabia are expected to sign a visa waiver agreement as a follow up on a proposal discussed between the two countries last year, said the island nation's foreign affairs minister on Thursday.
[Government of Mauritius] The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Representative for Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles, Dr Boliko Charles Mbuli, paid a courtesy call, this afternoon, on the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, at the seat of her Ministry, in Port Louis.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seven people in Seychelles have petitioned for amnesty before the Truth and Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) for their involvement or participation in one or more crimes committed in relation to the 1977 coup d'état as well as later incidents involving state authorities or individuals in more recent history.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' yellowfin tuna quota rises to 37,000 tonnes for 2022 as all members of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) have approved the island nation's interpretation of a payback provision imposed initially.
[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors to Seychelles will be able to visit the building which houses the Office of the President as the State House, a historical monument built in 1910, as President Wavel Ramkalawan has decided to reopen its doors to the public.
[Seychelles News Agency] The Anti-Corruption Commission of Seychelles (ACCS) on Thursday filed amended charges for money laundering against businessman Mukesh Valabji and former First Lady Sarah Zarqhani Rene, and dropped charges against three others in the case of the $50 million that went missing from government accounts.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will get more international assistance in its research into bats and giant tortoises under a renewed agreement with the Green Teen Team Foundation (GTTF) and the Parco Natura Viva.
[Seychelles News Agency] The founder of the Green Teen Team Foundation (GTTF), Princess Theodora von Liechtenstein from Italy is on a one-week visit to Seychelles with the aim of seeking further avenues of work for her foundation.
[Seychelles News Agency] Work is underway to study octopuses in the Seychelles' waters to identify how many species there are, the total number and their sizes and the information will be used to regulate the fishing of the species.
[Balancing Act] London -- Organistions like Zenzeleni have pioneered the use of mesh Wi-F in remote villages in South Africa to deliver low-cost Wi-Fi. This week Russell Southwood spoke to Edelquinn Njambi, Technical Sales and Marketing, Mesh ++ about how its mesh device can deliver Wi-Fi is a number of different situations.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles stands against racism and works with influencers regardless of their skin colour, said the tourism minister in response to a blog post on the mistreatment of an African-American travel influencer who visited the archipelago in April.
[Seychelles News Agency] A work permit for foreigners working in Seychelles - known as a gainful occupation permit (GOP) - for management positions in the island state's tourism industry will become more expensive to encourage more locals to be employed in managerial posts, President Wavel Ramkalawan said on Thursday.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Mauritius have agreed to appoint a new multi-national company to survey its jointly managed Mascarene plateau area after the contract of the previous company was discontinued.
[Seychelles News Agency] Discussions have started between Seychelles' public and private sectors and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to identify new investment opportunities under the Investor Map Project.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has overachieved in its macro-economic reforms and is an example for other developing countries, said an executive director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday.
[JusticeInfo.net] In three months exactly, the mandate of the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) in Seychelles is due to end. With limited resources and political support, the Commission is struggling to prepare its final report, finalize its reparations policy, and has yet to answer, more than three years after its creation, questions from Seychelles citizens on how it will address the expectations of the victims.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' Praslin Island will soon have more berthing space for hire crafts, bringing more business to the island as the government gives the go-ahead for the construction of a marina.
[Seychelles News Agency] Border security and the fight against the flow of illegal substances were at the forefront of discussions, said the newly accredited High Commissioner for New Zealand on Tuesday.
[RFI] On an island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, fishermen are barely eking out a living, where a crisis due to a combination of factors, including climate change and overfishing, has changed the fabric of the community. Journalist Mark Weston spent two years living on Ukerewe Island and wrote The Saviour Fish, a very personal account of their situation.
[Seychelles News Agency] More commuting options will soon be available to people in Seychelles following the government's approval of the creation of an omnibus policy that allows the private sector to enter the public transport industry.
[Seychelles News Agency] Fifteen honorary consuls based in Seychelles have been briefed on the changes being made to the Foreign Affairs department and its future plans in a meeting with the minister on Thursday.
[Seychelles News Agency] Tourism Seychelles' mission to increase the island nation's visibility in Paris is paying off as France overtakes Russia at the top of the visitor arrivals figures, regaining its place as the country which in recent years has traditionally had the most travellers visiting the islands.
[Seychelles News Agency] Nature Seychelles, a nonprofit organisation, is planning to set up a land-based aquaculture coral farm on the island of Praslin to produce more heat-resilient corals, which are better engineered to adapt to continuously rising ocean temperatures.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles won 14 medals -- six gold, four silver and four bronze -- and set a new championship record at the CANA Zone IV Championship 2022, the Southern African competition organised by the Africa Swimming Confederation in Lusaka, Zambia recently.
[Seychelles News Agency] As part of a regional project to conserve biodiversity and make use of crop genetic resources, Seychelles is carrying out a survey on its three main islands to quantify the number of breadfruit trees in the country.
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' labour market for 2022 shows a high demand despite the persisting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, said a top employment official.