Category Archives: Seychelles News
The world also had a shared responsibility to protect the oceans for sustainable development
Seychelles: Economic growth reached 4½ percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishing industry, and expanding credit to the private sector
On June 2, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Seychelles.
WORLD BANK INTERVIEW: Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa”
Exclusive interview with Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank. He will address the CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week on a World Bank study on the “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”.
On a special day like this – Commonwealth Day 2017, where the Commonwealth society is celebrating its progress and impact, President Danny Faure sends a message to the Commonwealth Community. Today Seychelles joins its Commonwealth family in celebrating a unique bond of friendship and diversity offered by our association of 52 independent states. This bond is further exemplified by our common desire for peace, security and the betterment of the lives of all our peoples. This free association of states provides us with one key lesson, which is much can be achieved through peace, reconciliation and a common goal for a stable future.
No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the world’s most blissful and unpolluted islands. This year, maybe it’s time to spice up your travelogues by exploring at least one of these exotic and scenic African islands.
Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles (www.LeMeridienFishermansCove.com), launched “Unlock the Sea”, a unique programme to help the creative and curious minded traveler experience and explore the island and ignite their inspiration with an incredible underwater encounter. Created in partnership with The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, this interactive program helps guests discover a treasure trove of marine life around the island through a curated snorkeling experience and learn and educate themselves on the importance of marine conservation. Guests can also witness an underwater art gallery or post a postcard to friends or family from under water!
The Governor of the Bank of Botswana, Ms. Linah Mohohlo, and the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Min Zhu, hosted today in Gaborone, Botswana, a regional conference entitled “Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar” . Delegates included senior officials from a number of countries representatives of the private sector, academia, the Executive Board of the IMF and IMF staff. At the end of the conference, the following statement was issued:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Joël Morgan, and the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Shari Villarosa have signed the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Seychelles and the Government of the United States of America, held this date, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport.
La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables
As part of the Blue Economy concept spearheaded by President James Michel, ‘blue bonds effectively raise capital for the sustainable management of both ocean resources and fisheries using market mechanisms with the support of development institutions. Such a project can ensure greater financial flows to benefit the fisheries sector of Small island Developing States such as Seychelles which rely heavily on this source of income.
Telecommunications Providers in East Africa Diversify Services to Sustain Revenue Growth, Finds Frost & Sullivan
Integration with banking, insurance and eCommerce industries allows operators to fully tap into the market’s potential
Seychelles’ climate change and SIDS ambassador Ronny Jumeau testified on Thursday at a forum on climate change at the United States Congress in the US capital, Washington DC.
“According to specific criteria set by the World Bank, Seychelles recently graduated to high income country status. This important leap, recognizes the commendable transformation that Seychelles has made under the leadership of the Government of President James Michel, despite the challenges and specificities of being a SIDS country. By making this statement we do not intend to brag, but to draw attention to a very important and significant apprehension. Economic stability leads to greater buying power which inevitably leads to a list of other factors exemplified by a surge in the number of vehicles in the country, increase in the abuse of drugs and alcohol, and a substantial growth in the ownership of notable devices inclusive of cell phones. These, and more, are reasons why roads are increasingly becoming unsafe.”
The African Union Commission engages the Private Sector on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations processes
The African Union Commission (AUC) engaged the Private Sector on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations processes during a three-day Conference of the African Private Sector that ended today in Victoria, Seychelles. The conference was organized by the AUC in partnership with the Pan African Chamber of Commerce (PACCI) and the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The objectives of this conference included enabling private sector participants to dialogue with the Commission and sharing knowledge and experience about the CFTA.