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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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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Seychelles celebrates its rich and diverse cultural heritage

Nation 23 Apr 2019
An exhibition, sale of publications, lectures as well as visits and cleaning of heritage sites are among the activities organised by the National Heritage Foundation Research and Protection Section (NHRPS), Seychelles Heritage Foundation (SHF) and National Monuments Board to celebrate this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites....
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Will Kulkarni’s Lingayat card help him win Dharwad seat?

The Times of India 18 Apr 2019
Dharwad ... Kulkarni has been trying his best to consolidate Lingayat votes in his favour ... It is to be seen whether their calculations prove correct ... Booking.com ... Book Your Hotel Close To World’s Top Snorkelling Spots. Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure to support deep-sea mission ... 3000....
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LS polls 2019: Polling begins in South Karnataka

The Times of India 18 Apr 2019
BENGALURU. Voting for 14 Lok Sabha seats of Karnataka, including constituencies in the state capital Bengaluru, began at 7 am on Thursday ... An estimated 2.67 crore voters will decide the fate of 241 candidates in the fray ... The voting will go on till 6 pm ... Remit Money ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure to support deep-sea mission ... Booking.com....
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Jharkhand government’s paddy centre plan fails to take off

The Times of India 18 Apr 2019
How can something which never opened be closed? Only the Jharkhand government has the answer to this puzzle ...The state government cheated us ... Book Your Hotel Close To World’s Top Snorkelling Spots. Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure to support deep-sea mission ... 3000 ... or....
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Woman raped by husband’s cousin

The Times of India 17 Apr 2019
Nagpur. A 32-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her husband’s cousin who had come to stay with them after his health started degrading ... The accused has been booked under section 376, 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) but is currently absconding ... Rahul then took Goparam to Surat ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure to support deep-sea mission....
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Decide tax on aid relief interest: HC to govt

The Times of India 16 Apr 2019
NEW DELHI. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to decide the issue of deduction of tax on the interest received on compensation by a road accident victim ... Making sense of 2019 ... Refinitiv Partners With Oddup ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure visits UK science mission ... 3000....
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Man pays Rs 2L for antique clock, gets soap

The Times of India 15 Apr 2019
PUNE. A 38-year-old finance consultant from Andheri in Mumbai was duped of Rs 2 lakh on Saturday, when an unidentified man here sold him newspapers and a bar of detergent soap instead of an antique clock ... “The conman was carrying a box ... Making sense of 2019 ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure visits UK science mission....
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‘Harassed’ woman, son commit suicide by jumping into canal

The Times of India 15 Apr 2019
Ludhiana. Allegedly harassed by the authorities of a private hospital, a woman and her son committed suicide by jumping in Sirhind Canal on Saturday ... The deceased have been identified as Jasveer Kaur (46) and her son Dhan Krishan (22) of Dashmesh Nagar, Gill Road ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure visits UK science mission ... 3000....
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Jagan forms fact-finding panel over attacks

The Times of India 14 Apr 2019
GUNTUR. Taking a serious note of series of attacks on the party activists in Palnadu region, YSRCP supremo Jagan Mohan Reddy has appointed a fact-finding committee to probe into all the incidents ... Making sense of 2019 ... Improves Data Transparency ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Booking.com ... Seychelles President Danny Faure visits UK science mission....
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