Seychelles

Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ 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 (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

History

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.

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Successful Seychelles roadshow in South Africa woos travellers to the destination | 13 July 2019

Nation 13 Jul 2019
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and its local partners took to the cities of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in South Africa for its annual roadshow to close the month of June ... “Through the good range of exhibitors at our roadshow this year, we covered every aspect of booking a Seychelles holiday,” she added....
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Reef Resort Limited sold, 135-room hotel to be constructed | 13 July 2019

Nation 13 Jul 2019
The other shareholder of Indian Ocean Hotels (Seychelles) Ltd was Commonwealth Development Corporation with 45 percent shareholding ... However a Sanction processing fee of 1.5 percent of the book value, therefore R1,216,01.50 was paid to the government of Seychelles....
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Air Mauritius hosts partners to reception on inaugural return | 05 July 2019

Nation 05 Jul 2019
To commemorate the resumption of Air Mauritius flights to Seychelles on Tuesday, the company based in Mauritius and its general sales agent, Vision Voyage, hosted the tourism and travel trade to a reception at the Eden Bleu Hotel on that same evening ... to Seychelles after 14 years....
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State visit of the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves ...

Nation 01 Jul 2019
Seychelles is really one of the cleanest places I’ve ever been to in the world’. Invited to Seychelles as guest of honour for the country’s 43rd Independence Day anniversary and National Day celebrations, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph E ... It was his first state visit in Seychelles....
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Co Antrim ex-spy wants name cleared over 80s murder of Seychelles politician

Belfast Telegraph 20 Jun 2019
A Co Antrim pensioner arrested over the assassination of a Seychelles politician in the 80s has called on the police to make it clear he is no longer a suspect ... Why leave someone on an open book?" ... While no one has been charged with Mr Hoarau's murder, the Seychelles government was named as a chief suspect, but they strongly deny this....
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Bafana are under construction - Baxter

Independent online (SA) 18 Jun 2019
Bafana made a meal of what started out as a good qualifying campaign after they beat Nigeria away for the first time in a competitive match. But, as usual, they struggled to beat lesser-known teams which led to them being the last team to book a ticket to Egypt even though they were in a group that also featured Libya and the Seychelles ... ....
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Anse Aux Pins pupils gifted with reading centre on Children’s Day

Nation 01 Jun 2019
'The Future Holdings', a private company based in Sri Lanka with branches in Seychelles, agreed to sponsor the books and refurbishment of the reading centre which its managing director, Mr Samaraweera, opened yesterday ... She said more books and reading aids will be delivered during the coming weeks....
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Anse Aux Pins pupils gifted with reading centre on Children’s Day | 01 June 2019

Nation 01 Jun 2019
'The Future Holdings', a private company based in Sri Lanka with branches in Seychelles, agreed to sponsor the books and refurbishment of the reading centre which its managing director, Mr Samaraweera, opened yesterday ... She said more books and reading aids will be delivered during the coming weeks....
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Statue of late Sir James Mancham unveiled in the Peace Park

Nation 31 May 2019
A statue of the late Sir James Richard Marie Mancham, the founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, was unveiled yesterday by President Danny Faure and Mr Mancham’s widow, Lady Catherine Mancham, in a ceremony attended by key dignitaries and high-ranking officials....
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Aaron Blake: Could Erik Prince be in perjury trouble?

Winston-Salem Journal 01 May 2019
At issue with Prince are his comments about a meeting with a Russian banker in the Seychelles, an island in the Indian Ocean ... Prince spoke and emailed with an intermediary, George Nader, about Dmitriev before booking the trip ... He eventually booked his ticket for the Seychelles on Jan....
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Seychelles Bible Society donates spiritual books to Catholic diocese

Nation 30 Apr 2019
The Catholic diocese of Victoria has received a batch of spiritual books from the Seychelles Bible Society to enhance public knowledge on priesthood and as a result stimulate more interest in it. The books, amounting to EUR1701.24, will also be used as resource material to better ......
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Schiff: We’re referring Prince to DoJ for perjury

Hot Air 30 Apr 2019
At issue is Prince’s testimony to his committee that a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian financier was unplanned, while Prince’s testimony to special-counsel investigators suggest it was planned. ... Prince booked a ticket to the Seychelles on January 7, 2017....
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Temporary suspension of Jet Airways’ domestic and international flights

Nation 23 Apr 2019
All guests booked with Air Seychelles to Mumbai and beyond will be offered alternative travel options, an Air Seychelles spokesperson has said ... Air Seychelles has extended its support to Jet Airways during this critical period....

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