Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
In his keynote address, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, conveyed that Seychelles is not merely a tropical paradise, but stated that it is a “beacon of hope” and a “promise to future generations” that they too will experience the natural beauty and vibrant culture that is treasured today.
Ms Samson spoke about the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cruise tourism for Seychelles... The centrepiece of this exchange was the remarkable gift presented by Ms Appoo to Captain Ukkonen – a genuine coco de mer, a Seychelles treasure from its very heart ... Sunny Esparon/Press release from Tourism Seychelles.
Seychelles NATION reached out to the Seychelles IslandFoundation, a non-profit charitable organisation, to get their reaction regarding the celebration. “On International Day of Charity 2023, the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) reflects on its commitment to preserve and protect invaluable treasures of Seychelles’ natural heritage ... ....
AlbertDuncan, a man known for his creative endeavours and roles in a number of business entities, has since February 2023 been appointed chief executive of the SeychellesNational Youth Council... Mr Duncan went on to assume the treasurer role on the Ceps board ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION.
This is one of the main reasons why I will be sailing around Seychelles in 18 bays, to help support Liam’s RainbowFoundation as our children are our treasure and they need all our love and protection,” explains Lisa who will be ‘SailingAround Seychelles in 18 Bays’ along with other women to help raise funds for Liam’s Rainbow Foundation.
The Apollo Hospitals Group announced its entry in Seychelles yesterday with Apollo Hub and TeleHealth Services... He remarked that “we treasure our decades-old relationship with Seychelles and look forward to increased clinical collaboration with Seychelles’ medical community and institutions”.
Besides Mr Pool the other committee members are Alvin Grandcourt (vice-chairperson), Alexandrine Zelia (secretary), Peggy Agathine (treasurer), Liana Jean-Lopez, Yanaisy Jean and the ambassador of Cuba to Seychelles, Martha Hernández Caneiro ... by the treasurer, Liana Jean-Lopez.
To the readers of Seychelles NATION newspaper, especially the over seventy ... Speaking of soccer, the two best teams of the island were the Mont Fleuri Seychelles College team and the Blue Star team ... She described the marauding pirates that roamed the seas around Seychelles fighting and looting then looking for places to hide their treasures.
19th cohort of medical team from China to arrive in Seychelles in two weeks ...The Chinese medical team in Seychelles, as one of the most prominent China-Aid projects, was first dispatched in 1985 ... Dr Fengqiang also pointed out that looking back on the last two years, the successful cooperation has been a treasure for both Seychelles and China.
The UniversalPeaceFederation (UPF)-Seychelles hosted its third annual general meeting (AGM) with the aim of seeking more members and bringing forth the awareness of ‘building a national goal of peace’ ... UPF-Seychelles operates as an independent, voluntary, and non-profit organisation.
... the natural beauty of his surrounds into marvellous sculptures capturing the quintessence of the SeychellesIslands’ flora and fauna ... This theme was particularly evident in Joseph Norah’s much-admired ‘Treasure the Ocean’ side show exhibition at the 2022 Seychelles Biennale.