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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Passenger flights to resume on August 1 | 24 June 2020

Nation 24 Jun 2020
Two reviews are expected to be held on July 14 and July 21 to evaluate whether tourism establishments, booking agencies, Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and other businesses or organisations that engage with visitors have put in place the required measures to welcome visitors back to the Seychelles....
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National Cancer Survivor Month | 24 June 2020

Nation 24 Jun 2020
Seychelles NATION ... I was born in Scotland and came to Seychelles as a volunteer in 1974, to teach the electricians at the Seychelles Technical School ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... My way of dealing with it was to book a flight to Sri Lanka and HEMAS Hospital in Colombo ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....
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Air Seychelles clarifies flight rescheduling | 23 June 2020

Nation 23 Jun 2020
The local airline made this clarification yesterday following complaints from its customers who had booked and paid for their seats to Dubai on Air Seychelles’ flight HM8018. One of the customers told Seychelles NATION that Air Seychelles should have only started taken bookings for its special flight to Dubai when it had received clearance....
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Message of the Ombudsman on Public Service Day 2020 | 23 June 2020

Nation 23 Jun 2020
Public officers are the first vanguards of our society’ ... “It is also an occasion for all public officers holding public office to consider their role as servants of the people ... “My message for civil servants in Seychelles is borrowed from the writings of neuroscientist and author Abhijit Naskar in his book ‘When Humans Unite ... Nichole Tirant-Gherardi....
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Sparrow Raises USD 3.5 Mil in Series a Funding

Bitcoin 23 Jun 2020
Volumes have tripled since the start of the year ... Sparrow’s proprietary platform is accessible through a simplified interface, advanced order book, or trading APIs ... HDR Group is controlled by Republic of Seychelles-incorporated HDR Global Trading Limited, a financial services business that operates the BitMEX crypto-products trading platform ... ....
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The story of a refugee | 22 June 2020

Nation 22 Jun 2020
Mr Joubert handed over 100 books to the school ... “The book is a gift for the young people of Seychelles,” Mr Joubert said, noting that there are a lot of pedagogical lessons to be learned by the youngsters. Mr Joubert described his experience at boarding school in Cyprus as being totally different from his working class upbringing in the Seychelles....
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Activities to commemorate 250th anniversary of first settlers scaled back | 13 June 2020

Nation 13 Jun 2020
The National Preparatory Committee for the 250th anniversary of the first settlement in Seychelles yesterday announced the annulment of the majority of activities organised to commemorate the milestone anniversary, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ... The commemorative book and anniversary mugs will be on sale at the National History Museum....
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Seychelles: When Will Tourists Return to Seychelles? Hard to Predict, Official Says

All Africa 19 May 2020
Predicting developing trends for international holiday bookings in Seychelles is quite difficult at the moment, a top official of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) said on Monday .......
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International Day of the Midwife | 06 May 2020

Nation 06 May 2020
The call comes in a message from the president of the Nurses Association of the Republic of Seychelles (Nars), Rosie Bistoquet, on the occasion of the International Day of the Midwife celebrated yesterday, May 5 ... “While the novel coronavirus sweeps the world, including Seychelles, women continue to get pregnant and give birth....
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Health and sports: Getting the balance right | 06 May 2020

Nation 06 May 2020
Financial concerns ... This incurs a huge financial burden on them which was in some ways mitigated through sponsorship and partly from gate receipts which helped them to balance the books along with the financial assistance they received from the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) ... As a result, this makes them ineligible for these assistance ... R. J-L. ....
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COVID-19: Travel confusion and uncertainty | 05 May 2020

Nation 05 May 2020
Sri Lankan Airlines country manager for Seychelles, Pradeep Durairaj, has said there are clients who have already booked their flights and those who have already been issued with their tickets but unfortunately for them for the time being Sri Lanka, like many other countries, is ......
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Air Seychelles to resume domestic services in May | 30 April 2020

Nation 30 Apr 2020
Air Seychelles has announced that the airline will resume its domestic operations between Mahé and ... Travellers are invited to visit airseychelles.com to view the flight schedule and to book their trip....
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International Children’s Book Day | 15 April 2020

Nation 15 Apr 2020
In light of this, Seychelles NATION spoke to Pierre Joseph, director of Performing Arts at the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPArts) to learn more about children’s books written in Creole by Seychellois ... Altogether I could not count more than 10 books for children published in Seychelles....

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