Seychelles’ National Assembly, controlled by the president’s party, is sworn in

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The seventh National Assembly with Presdeitn Wavel Ramkalawan and Vice President Ahmed Afif. (Rassin Vannier, Seychelles News Agency) Photo license...

Vice President Afif sworn in, pledges to help new president’s vision of reform

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Afif said he will discharge his responsibility without favour and in a way that every Seychellois is treated the same...

Seychelles’ National Assembly to be sworn in, with former opposition in firm control

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles' seventh National Assembly will be sworn in this week with the party once known...

Messages of congratulations pour in to Seychelles’ newly elected President

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Messages of congratulations have been pouring in to the newly elected President of Seychelles, Wavel...

President Wavel Ramkalawan sworn in after sea-change election for Seychelles

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). He was sworn in at 5.20 p.m. local time, putting an opposition leader in the top seat of power...

New brochures ID the natural and historical attractions in Seychelles’ capital

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The brochures map out and explain the variety of plants, monuments and sites with great historical importance found in...

Once the opposition, LDS celebrates a political sweep and new control of Seychelles

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Supporters of the political party Linyon Demokratik Seselwa took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate an overwhelming victory....

Wavel Ramkalawan wins presidency of Seychelles, unseating incumbant in his 6th run for top...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Ramkalawan will take office with a strong political hand as his party won more than a two-thirds majority in...

Vote turnout in Seychelles’ presidential, National Assembly elections tops 75 percent

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Most stations were closed at 7 p.m. (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Sgency) Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) - Voters across...

3 presidential candidates in Seychelles wish for fair, peaceful election

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Leaders contesting the presidential election in Seychelles said Saturday that they hope the process is fair and peaceful and...

Seychelles votes: One third of eligible voters cast ballots by mid-day in election

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Amesbury said all 26 voting stations were open at midday and voting was going well and quite fast. (Joe...

Seychellois voters wake early on final day of Presidential, National Assembly election

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The station at Anse Boileau, a western Mahe district with the fifth largest number of eligible voters -- 3,398...

3,874 ballots cast in Seychelles’ outer islands, but high seas prevent some from voting

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Because of rough seas the six person could not take the 90 minutes boat trip to neighbouring islands Assumption...

220 voters cast ballots for president, National Assembly on Seychelles’ outer islands

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Three different groups of electoral officers from the main island of Mahe flew to these islands for the exercise...

Seychelles votes: On Silhouette island, an 81-year-old casts a ballot amid COVID-19 precautions

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The first voter in line, Modestine Magnan, an 81-year-old inhabitant of Silhouette, said that the voting process went well....

First votes cast in Seychelles’ 3-day presidential, National Assembly election

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Voting is taking place on some outer islands and three special stations on the main island of Mahe. (Seychelles...

Hungary offers scholarships to 10 Seychellois students per year in priority areas of study

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The signing was done through a virtual ceremony Wednesday by the principal secretary for Tertiary Education and Human Resource...

Seychelles’ second-quarter GDP drops 17 percent due to COVID-19 effects

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bistoquet said that this decline in growth was driven mainly by a contraction in key tourism related industries. (File...

Next chapter in long-running Savoy Hotel court case to be heard Nov. 3 in...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). EEEL hired Vijay Construction to carry out construction work on the company's Savoy Hotel in 2011. (Savoy Resort and...

Seychelles’ political campaigns to go dark 24 hours before first ballots are cast Thursday

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The first day of the elections is on Thursday October 22 on Silhouette, Farquhar, Alphonse, Desroches, Coetivy, Platte, Poivre,...

Tourism Yes! New campaign launched in Seychelles for local support of the industry

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Testa added that tourists are much needed for the island nation as this is the main source of foreign...

MNA candidate Ivy Edmond hopes to see women hold equal power in Seychelles

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The 73-year-old former school teacher is seeking a second mandate as a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) in...

Seychelles’ Aldabra atoll has tolerance for heat-induced coral bleaching, research shows

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The atoll is 34 km long and 13 km wide with a large and shallow lagoon covering an area...

Born in the Chagos Islands and longing for the right to return: SNA interview...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - The plight of the Chagos people and their fight to return to their island archipelago...