State of the Nation: Seychelles’ President sees victory over COVID-19, more jobs

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The president also announced the discontinuation of the Unemployment Relief Scheme (URS) and said that URS should remain a...

Seychelles’ longest-serving woman parliamentarian dies; remembered as an adventurous patriot

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The retired member of the National Assembly served in the legistlative body from the return of the multiparty system...

New school year in Seychelles starts virtually amidst COVID-19

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Principal Secretary for Education, Odile Decomarmond, said the at-home learning  will last for up to two weeks until...

Vaccinations in Seychelles targeting tourism sector then rolling out to general public

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). By next week the vaccination campaign will be opened to the general population (Rassin Vannier Seychelles News Agency) Photo license...

New law in Seychelles to protect giant bronze gecko, tiger chameleon against trafficking

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The giant bronze gecko, a lizard species with leathery, wrinkly skin, is endemic to Seychelles' second-most populated island –...

Foundations, businesses in Seychelles donate another $705,000 to COVID-19 relief and vaccination fund

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - In a show of solidarity against COVID-19, eight Seychellois businesses and foundations donated $705,000 on...

Seychelles’ port extension plans get boost from Abu Dhabi delegation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The announcement came as a high-level delegation from the Abu Dhabi port is in the country to provide technical advice...

Cook & Share recipe book is a mixture of food cultures from a Seychellois...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The book is a compilation of Savy’s most liked, commented and shared recipes on his social media page, created...

Madagascar to host 2023 Indian Ocean Games after Maldives withdraws

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). File photo: In the last Indian Ocean Island Games in Mauritius in 2019, Seychelles finished 4th with 111 medals which included...

Deposit on bottles of alcohol to go into effect in Seychelles on January 18

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The new scheme will encourage the public to redeem their glass bottles after use instead of throwing them in...

Seychelles extends COVID-19 restrictions another 2 weeks in bid to slow spread

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). According to Gedeon, there will be an amended order to include the extra two weeks to ensure that the...

Seychelles’ nurses exhausted after months of COVID-19 care

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The same nurse who opened the centre is the same nurse working at the centre in January 2021. They...

Seychelles Tourism Board closes some overseas offices due to econonmic crunch

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). STB’s chief executive said that the decisions are purely based on cost reduction and at the same time retention...

2 airlines reducing flights to Seychelles this month as travel demand drops after COVID...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Emirates is cancelling its Sunday route until February 7 (Emirates Airline) Photo license   (Seychelles News Agency) - Two international airlines are...

Health professionals in Seychelles line up to get COVID-19 vaccine

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The vaccinations took place on Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. A station was set in the capital city of...

Outbound parcels must be declared under new regulations in Seychelles

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The declaration of parcels became a mandatory process to ensure that Seychelles is compliant with the 2018 Synthetics Trafficking...

Seychelles becomes first country in Africa to start COVID-19 vaccinations

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The island nation of Seychelles has become the first country in Africa to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination campaign,...

China donates $11 million to Seychelles, including for renewable energy projects

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Wang Yi’s one-day visit to the island nation was the final leg of his five-day official tour of five...

Central Bank of Seychelles warns that 2021 reforms could be harder than 2008

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Between January and November 2020, revenue coming from the tourism industry of Seychelles has seen an alarming decrease of...

Seychelles Tourism Board capitalizing on virtual opportunities to increase visibility for island nation

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In 2020, a total of 114,229 visitors disembarked in Seychelles – 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean --...

Political leaders, followed by health care workers, to kick off Seychelles’ COVID -19 immunisation...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Seychelles' health ministry is gearing up to launch its COVID-19 immunisation drive and will administer the first vaccination on...

China’s Foreign Minister to stop in Seychelles on final leg of African tour

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Wang Yi has been Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China since 2013 (Wikipedia) Photo License: CC BY-SA 2.0 (Seychelles...

5 most-read news articles of 2020 for the Seychelles News Agency

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - The year 2020 brought about challenges globally and in Seychelles as the COVID-19 spread and...

Import ban on balloons into Seychelles to take effect April 1

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). (Seychelles News Agency) - A ban on the importation of balloons by both businesses and individuals into Seychelles will...