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 Seychelles minister also spoke of the challenges of climate change faced by small island developing states, and the forthcoming COP26, which will be held beginning of November in Glasgow... Seychelles joined the Commonwealth in 1976. Press release from the department of Foreign Affairs.
The SeychellesPension Fund is to dispose of eight of ...Chairperson of the board of trustees of the Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF), Marc Houareau, officially made the announcement in a press conference held yesterday morning at the institution’s headquarters at the Caravelle House.
As a young democracy, Seychelles has undergone several transitions since the colonial era. The Seychelles Human Rights Commission encourages the application of democratic principles through increased freedom of the press, ease of access to information and public consultation on national matters which impact on the lives of citizens.
Mr Vannier also noted that the laws regulating the press in Seychelles date back to 1980s... The chief press officer, NadineJack, noted that “the meeting was fruitful for both sides where some concerns were addressed in line with the work of media professionals in Seychelles.
The long awaited destination, located much closer to home, will be fully open in three weeks. Offering fantastic fares starting from R4,975 in Economy Class, the national flag carrier is all set to fly back to Mauritius as from October 3, 2021 ...Press release from Air Seychelles .
A series of ‘SeychellesVirtualDestination training’, press trips and travel trade familiarisation visits to Seychelles are scheduled in November, as well as consumer advertising campaigns, and joint-collaboration marketing efforts with the South African travel trade ...Press release from Tourism Seychelles .
“A series of ‘SeychellesVirtualDestination training’, press trips and travel trade familiarisation visits to the Seychelles are scheduled in November, as well as consumer advertising campaigns, and joint-collaboration marketing efforts with the South African travel trade,” he said.
With some of the major sporting events lined up in 2021, Air Seychelles continues to be the preferred airline for teams to charter across the Indian Ocean and Africa...Charles Johnson, Air Seychelles’ chief commercial officer, said ... Press release from Air Seychelles .
After reporting on the two humiliating defeats endured by our young national selection in the Comoros during the friendly tournament held at the Maluzini Stadium, Seychelles NATION became the highlight of a press conference held by Seychelles FootballFederation (SFF) yesterday.
The fishing industry is currently the second pillar with potential to rival tourism as the first pillar of the Seychelles economy ... This in itself is an alarm for ‘corruptive practices’, which should not at all be tolerated in any sector and/or department in Seychelles ... Press release from Preserve Seychelles.
TourismSeychelles has launched a strategic partnership with Emirates airline, a loyal partner and collaborator, and the first international airline to return to the island at the destination’s reopening in August 2020 ... Entry to Seychelles ... Press release from Tourism Seychelles .