$118,000 grant to allow Seychelles Island Foundation to fight invasive species

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Sisal or agave sisalana is one of the invasive species that has been eradicated 40 years after eradication efforts started on four...

Former mayor of Seychelles’ capital city to tackle issue of homeless children across Africa

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - A former mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, has been appointed as the director of the Gender and...

French Navy captain, on port call in Seychelles, sees regional drug trade as big...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). FNS Nivôse is on her way back to Reunion after a month-long deployment in the northern Indian Ocean. (Net Marine/Wikimedia) Photo...

Momentum builds for new drug rehab centre in Seychelles after $1.7 million donation from...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Plans are underway in Seychelles for the construction of a new Drug Rehabilitation Centre on the site...

Seychelles’ president pledges financial support for new school for students with hearing impairments

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The school’s curriculum will be similar to that of state schools and lessons are currently being thought by three teachers who...

Seychelles to count, check up on giant tortoises being kept in captivity

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The exercise is also aimed at gathering information about the welfare of the tortoises. (Salifa Karapetyan, Seychelles News Agency)  Photo license   (Seychelles...

COVID-19 testing shows that South African variant is present in Seychelles

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). He said that the results confirm the health authorities' observations of the epidemiological behavior of the virus in Seychelles. (Victor Forgas/Flickr)...

Seychelles’ President calls on Europe, Africa to ensure vaccine supply, funding for all

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ramkalawan called on the need for vaccines to be made available to everyone irrespective of their income through an ethical manner....

Seychellois welcome new freedoms that come with relaxation of COVID measures

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Regular religious services such as mass and gatherings are being permitted based on their SOPs. (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo license...

Islands Development Company lights up two more of Seychelles’ outer islands with solar power

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Comprising 342 glass solar panels, the photovoltaic power station on Astove can produce 150 KW of electricity. (State House) Photo license   (Seychelles...

US report cites violence against women, trafficking, child labour as rights issues in Seychelles

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The report on Seychelles states that "domestic violence against women was a widespread problem." (Dean Padayachy/Facebook) Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) - An annual...

Diplomats see climate change, security risks, business opportunities on trip to Seychelles’ outer islands

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The visit started with a tour of a World Heritage Site -- Aldabra, and to arrive there first a plane to Assumption...

Rise in Seychelles’ currency should lead to drop in local prices, official says

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). According to CBS, on Monday a dollar on average was 19.43 and a Euro 22.77. (Seychelles News Agency) Photo license   (Seychelles News...

Seychelles sees first death of a health worker from COVID-19

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles recorded its first fatality among health workers from COVID-19 after the death of Gerry Govinden on...

Seychelles’ Island Conservation Society marks 20 years with postal covers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The newly released commemorative cover consists of the ICS logo, a map showing the five islands where ICS operates, as well...

Return of a Princess: Seychelles’ first car to be restored to former glory

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Built by the British Motors Corporation, ‘Princess’ was brought to Seychelles during the later period of the British colonial era. (Seychelles...

10 years in the making, Seychelles’ new Olympic House almost complete

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Once completed the Olympic House will be the headquarters of the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association. (SOCGA). Photo license   (Seychelles News...

Health officials in Seychelles launch ‘Contak’ tracing app to help map COVID links

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The company which has donated the app to the Ministry of Health said that 'Contak' is Space 95’ gift to Seychelles...

Seychelles’ Supreme Court says Coetivy Island ownership issue to be settled May 8

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The deal to purchase Coety was made in 1979 by the government at the time and the owners under an acquisition...

President of Seychelles offers condolences to Queen Elizabeth II after passing of Prince Philip...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ramkalawan said that for over six decades, Prince Philip served the Crown, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with great dignity,...

Olympic athlete from Seychelles to swim between islands to raise money, attention for mental...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Passon will swim from La Digue to Praslin - the third- and second-most populated islands -- and back starting at 6.30...

India gives Seychelles new judiciary building, solar project, patrol boat

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). President Ramkalawan said that the inauguration of the Magistrates Court is a significant accomplishment for the Judiciary in Seychelles. (Seychelles Nation) Photo...

A return to normal next week: Cinemas, casinos, bars to reopen; sports and family...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Severe cases of COVID-19 are diminishing, Gedeon noted, and that means that starting Monday, social and business life can begin a...

Former president of Seychelles marries overseas, news report says

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles’ former president, Danny Faure, got married last weekend in a foreign country, according to the...