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.
The SeychellesTourism Board (STB) teamed up with BBCTravel for their third consecutive online campaign, this time themed as ‘Senses of the Seychelles’ to showcase the destination’s treasures to audiences worldwide ... The campaign looks to connect with travellers, presenting them with another side of Seychelles, beyond its beautiful sandy beaches.
Carefully timed with late evening departures from Tel Aviv, the flight will allow guests to fall asleep throughout their journey and wake up completely refreshed, ready to discover the many treasures of the Seychelles islands upon arrival in the morning ...Press release from Air Seychelles .
After a successful visit to the island destination in February this year, CNN’s renowned anchor and international business correspondent Richard Quest is back in Seychelles for about ten days ... The CNN team will be exploring the treasures of Seychelles and will be visiting the islands of Mahé and Praslin.
Mr Pierre, represented by legal Counsel Anthony Derjacques as part of his defence filed two affidavits, one by Vincent Padayachy, former party treasurer and former executive member Ian Delorie in which they detailed the contents of the One Seychelles meeting in which it was impugned that Mr St Ange, as party leader, was misusing party funds.
On the day of his return to Seychelles, Sir James R ... On January 8, 2017, Seychelles was moved by the passing of its Founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, KBE; a statesman who contributed to the stability of peace in Seychelles among other parts of the world… Today, Seychelles wishes to honour Sir James R ... Treasurer, UPF-Seychelles.
‘My wish is to see a Lion district governor from Seychelles at international level’ ... A senior member of the Lions Club, recently he was awarded the outstanding zonal chairperson for Seychelles under the Lions Club district 411A which comprises Seychelles, Kenya and Ethiopia ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION.
AlainSt Ange will stand as One Seychelles’ presidential candidate in the upcoming election, with PeterSinon as his running mate ... All the while acknowledging the need for One Seychelles to remain tolerant and respectful towards other parties in this political battle.
UPF-SeychellesAssociation looks at the support for parents as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold ... In saying this, UPF-Seychelles also celebrates the crucial role of parents in the care-giving of children in the family ... We wish to reiterate that UPF-Seychelles can be reached on the email address ... Writer, Treasurer UPF-Seychelles.
A genuine treasure lays unclaimed somewhere in Seychelles, and Josh Gates is very close to finding it ... A fierce pirate of yore has stashed a huge Portuguese treasure ship of loot somewhere in the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles ... The Buzzard is believed to have hidden his treasure on the Seychelles island of Mahé.