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.
“While the threat of piracy in the WesternIndian Ocean may have receded, we have become increasingly aware of the challenges posed by illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, trafficking in persons and arms and perhaps most pressingly for Seychelles, trafficking in illicit narcotics ...Press release from the British High Commission.
Air Seychelles will be resuming scheduled passenger flights to the neighbouring island of Mauritius this October, after an absence of more than 18 months on the route ... The flights between Seychelles and Mauritius set to start from October 3, 2021 will be operated twice per week on Wednesdays and Sundays ... Press release from Air Seychelles .
According to a press release dated August 4, 2021 from the SeychellesMaritimeSafetyAuthority (SMSA), fishing vessel ‘MARLIZ’ left Port Victoria with three crew members ‒ two males and one female ‒ on board on August 3, 2021 around 2.30pm for fishing purposes and was escorted ...
... providing information on a list of essential contact numbers, which citizens can easily access in moments of need, was disseminated during a meeting the Citizens EngagementPlatformSeychelles (Ceps) had with the press recently.
Air Seychelles has recorded a 95% load factor on flights operated between Dubai and Seychelles during the peak Eid holiday period ... Delighted with the performance of this route, Air Seychelles’ acting chief executive, Sandy Benoiton said ... Press release from Air Seychelles .
Sixteen third-year students following diploma courses at the SeychellesInstitute of Art and Design at Anse Royale are taking part in a two-day virtual training during which they are learning about the different types of intellectual property protection they can use to protect their work.
Planning your long awaited getaway to a quarantine-free destination? Looking to enjoy a laid back peaceful atmosphere with added comfort? Look no further as Air Seychelles brings Maldives closer to you!. The Seychelles flag carrier has announced ...Press release from Air Seychelles.
The SeychellesPrison Service yesterday confirmed that during the afternoon of Sunday July 25, 2021, a 17-year-old female was detained by prison staff at the SPS Bois de Rose detention remand facility after a ...Press release from the Seychelles Prison Service .
Travellers from Romania will get to enjoy the warmth of Seychelles’ and unravelled beauty from afar when dazzling footage of the destination graces their television screens in October ...Visitors are leaving Seychelles very happy," said PS Francis ... Press release from Tourism Seychelles.
Although they each have their unique issues, prison services in Seychelles, Mauritius, Israel and Kenya are facing much of the same challenges – a significant level of recidivism, presence of mobile phones and drugs in prisons – it came out in a virtual conference on Friday.
The Seychelles Trading Company has a buffer stock of essential goods enough to sustain its supplies to consumers until December and it has reassured the public that there is no need for panic buying ... He said the press conference yesterdaywas to explain the situation,but not to scare people or create panic.
Air Seychelles yesterday announced that the national carrier will operate ad hoc charter services to Mauritius, following the partial reopening of the island nation to international visitors on July 15, 2021 ... link between Tel Aviv and Seychelles ... Press release from Air Seychelles.
Team Seychelles will be assisted by Team USA... This was announced in a press meeting yesterday morning at IndependenceHouse by Xavier Estico, Team Seychelles manager and also head of the division for science, technology and innovation within the Ministry for Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry.