A group of SCAA employees and some of their friends received their certificates Saturday night, after having attended ten months of traditional dance classes.
The certificate presentation ceremony was graced by the presence of the Minister for Tourism … June 19, 2013
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop ties of cooperation between both countries to advance future exchanges between … June 9, 2013
Seychelles has officially launched its Heritage Week and has renewed its call for the protection of the country’s heritage assets and is drawing attention to these assets’ vulnerability. The call was echoed in the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and … April 15, 2013
The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has collaborated with writer and Chief Tourism Board Copywriter and Consultant, Glynn Burridge, to produce a coffee table book marking 100 years since the inauguration of State House which falls on May … April 15, 2013
In one of his first forays into South Africa, Joe Samy, the known singer and performer, painted a series of the Seychelles dreamscapes to a Captonian audience through a solid hour of melodious renditions from his latest “Seychelles” album.
Performing … April 2, 2013
The Seychelles Music Association, SEYMAS, has proposed to the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture a plan of action aimed at developing a closer working partnership with the Seychelles government to promote the local musical industry.
The plan … March 24, 2013
Seychelles is to get its own Musicians’ Walk of Fame said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he accepted pictures from artists on Friday, March 15, 2013, in his offices at the National Cultural Center … March 15, 2013
The newly-accredited Polish Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Marek Ziolkowski, said that the Seychelles, set drive to diversity its tourism industry, is a “very ambitious and is a good initiative.” Mr. Marek Ziolkowski shared his comments after his courtesy … March 15, 2013
Ms. Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary at the Department of Culture, in the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has returned home from a working visit in South Africa where she met with Mr. Mashatile, the South African Minister for Arts and … March 15, 2013
The Seychelles islands are proud of the music it sees as its cultural heritage. The island’s musical arena has crafted many promising artists of multiple talents and some of them are today being acclaimed as a “diva.”
Joennise Juliette is one … March 12, 2013
Students of the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts have given a visiting Chinese delegation from Henan Province the most pleasurable experience of standard repertoire of classical music. Transforming the Seychelles National Cultural … March 4, 2013
The Seychelles tourism delegation led by their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, are in Durban in South Africa to attend TAFI 2013 (Travel Agents Federation of India) General Assembly at the invitation of the Hon. Michael … February 26, 2013
In a meeting held on February15 at the National Cultural Centre, 50 senior staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, including the Minister, Mr. Alain St.Ange, was presented with details of the National Plan of Action on Social Renaissance and the … February 22, 2013
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, said, as he addressed the Seychelles National Assembly for the 2013 State of the Nation Address, that: "It is time for us to take greater ownership. It does not matter where we work, what rank or position we … February 19, 2013
Seychelles and the Belgium’s province of Namur have signed joint agreement pertaining to future cooperation between both parties. The cooperation agreement was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange ,and the Governor … February 18, 2013
Fifty-seven participants of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Culture department at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, and freelance tour guides followed a special course on the history of Seychelles and have in so doing have enhanced their knowledge … February 13, 2013
The foundations were laid for a close collaboration between the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture and the Arterial Network Seychelles (ANS), during a meeting on January 8, 2013 held at the offices of the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture … January 24, 2013
The staffs at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture have been inspired by Seychelles’ traditional musical instruments for the upcoming Carnaval International de Victoria.
The musical instruments will played by some fifty staff members of the Seychelles … January 8, 2013
On Saturday, January 5, 2013, a group of 23 persons were awarded certificates after completion of an 8-month training program in the art of Seychelles’ traditional dancing. The group was comprised of 18 women and 5 men.
Present at the ceremony, which … January 8, 2013
While Seychelles’ Countdown Carnival Clock keeps on ticking towards the blast off of its third edition on February 8-10, 2012, its past popularity continues to offer journalists and press editions an interesting angle to venture on.
The latest article … January 8, 2013
As we start 2013, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated the islands’ Tourism Board for not only achieving, but exceeding, the 7% increase in visitor arrival figures as set for Seychelles at the … January 2, 2013
A three-person delegation from the Seychelles, headed by the Minister of Health, Mitcy Larue, recently went to Cuba on an official visit. Under the invitation of the Public Health Minister of the republic of Cuba, HE Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister … December 30, 2012
Seychelles and China have reached an agreement to formalize a Memorandum of Understanding on Art and Cultural exchanges.
The agreement, which will explore avenues of cooperation in the field peculiar to cultural exchanges of art, teaching academic … December 27, 2012
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has circulated a notice to Member States that Seychelles had put its name for consideration as a member of the organization’s Executive Council to occupy one of the seats allocated to the region of Africa.The … December 23, 2012
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture closes the 2012 with its first general staff meeting at the International Conference center in Victoria.
The general staff meeting, a follow-up to the series of staff sectorial meetings, was described by Alain St.Ange, … December 18, 2012
Long-service recognition awards were presented to Assistant Librarian, Stella Bradbrun of the Children’s Library, and Research Assistant, Bertilda Walter of the Heritage Research and Protection, who both have accomplished twenty-five years of service. … December 16, 2012
To mark the end of this calendar year, two schools of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts got together in the evening of Friday, December 14, in the presence of Mr. Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, to showcase … December 16, 2012
Staff from the Department of Culture from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture benefitted from a free talk on nutrition facilitated by the Ministry of Health’s Senior Nutritionist Vereine Louis-Marie.
The talk centered on the dos and don’ts of nutrition … December 15, 2012
Julienne Dodin, a Research Assistant in the Documentation Center from the Seychelles National Heritage Research Section, had the opportunity to be alongside well above five-hundred representatives from countries across all the continents at a conference … December 14, 2012
A new updated version of Seychelles “A Bird’s eye view” is out on the market.
Claude Pavard’s best seller published in 1999 in French and translated one year later in English followed by its Russian, German, Italian, and Spanish versions has … December 12, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, ended his Ministry’s series of staff meetings on a positive note as he urged staff of the Seychelles Tourism Academy to remain abreast with the latest training trends and techniques to … December 12, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, and senior staff of his Ministry met with teachers of dance and music, as well as support staff of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPA) earlier this week … December 11, 2012
Despilly William, who earned a deserving reputation as a veteran singer, is shooting a commercial DVD designed to attract more visitors to Seychelles. The one-and-a-half minute “Bonzour Sesel” DVD which focuses on promoting the sights and sounds of … December 6, 2012
In line with his vision to remain connected with staff within the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, is continuing with his series of section staff meetings. The meetings started last week … December 3, 2012
Press covering the event marking the countdown to the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles heard the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture speak of the unique carnival of carnivals that takes … December 2, 2012
Telsy is the new name in music from the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles. The young and pretty Telsy Carolla has just issued her first music CD, “Just Me,” and she is not just waiting for her entrepreneurial father, Terry Carolla of Telly’s Agency, … December 2, 2012
The Seychelles, though a young nation, has a rich and interesting past including a remarkable Franco-Seychellois historical and maritime heritage. The French period of Seychelles encompasses 69 years, extending from 1742 with the arrival of Lazare Picault, … December 2, 2012
Sandra Esparon, accompanied by Patel Esparon, her father cum Manager, was received by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his offices at the National Cultural Center in Victoria. The local Seychellois star and … November 29, 2012
Ambassador Shari Villarosa of the United States of America called on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, for a working visit after having presented her credentials to Mr. James Michel, the island’s President.
This … November 18, 2012
“Moman Kreativite” is the Seychelles Festival Kreol activity in which primary, secondary, and post secondary students get the opportunity to display their artistic talents through music, songs, dance performances, storytelling, and drama among others.
After … November 5, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture chaired a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin City Center with Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at his side.
A Seychelles promotional … November 5, 2012
Seychelles and the South Korean city of Suncheon signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two parties.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain … October 31, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St. Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from Reunion island. Headed by the Vice President of the regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the delegation was comprised of … October 31, 2012
“There will be no consolidation of our tourism industry if we do not have culture,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture at the opening ceremony of the islands 27th edition of their annual Festival Kreol.
The importance … October 31, 2012
Seychelles’ 27th edition of its Festival Kreol officially opened with a spectacular show enthralling the crowd into a colorful ceremony of “Creole myth and mystical characters.” The 45-minute show, the mastermind of Raymond Clarisse and Eudoxie … October 28, 2012
In response to the need for more books about Seychelles’ natural attributes, the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, in collaboration with the known Seychelles author and copywriter, Glynn Burridge, and graphics designer, Olivia Alvis, has … October 15, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, is in Brussels for the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting, which will take place from October 13-18. Minister St.Ange is at the head of a delegation comprised of … October 14, 2012
A fusion of the Korean and Creole Culture, the annual Kimhyesoon Hanbok Fashion Show, will be back in the islands of Seychelles as the special event of the 2012 Kreol Festival, which is this year in its 27th edition and will take place between October … October 14, 2012
The French Department of Martinique and the Seychelles are set to cooperate in the field of tourism and culture after the proposed signature of an MOU between the two islands are signed by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Tourism and Culture Minister of the … October 14, 2012
The Seychelles Film Classification Unit responsible for film classification, formerly under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, has been transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture effective September 1, 2012.
Headed … October 8, 2012
Seychelles artists of visual and of performing arts commended Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, for his historical move in holding a public meeting with them in the first of a series of public meetings. In his introductory … October 3, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, is launching for a series of public meetings with artists of visual and performing arts.
Following his series of successful meetings with tourism trade partners on Mahe, Praslin, and … September 25, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, has been taking time to welcome the islands’ veteran musicians at his offices at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria ever since he assumed the position of Minister.
This … September 16, 2012
Seychelles explored the possibility of venturing into a Vanilla exhibition cultivation with the help from the neighboring island knows as the Bourbon island.
La Reunion island’s attractive scent of vanilla is today well-known across the world. The … September 6, 2012
Everyone involved in the Seychelles’ tourism industry has been invited for a series of industry meetings, which will be led by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture.
The meeting is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism … September 4, 2012
The Seychelles Arts Festival 2012, showcasing the island’s true cultural richness of artistic expressions where artists promoted and marketed their activities to locals and visitors, was celebrated in Seychelles on August 29 through September 2.
A … September 3, 2012
The Seychelles Authors and Composers Association have expressed the desire for a society which is well versed in intellectual property and respectful towards all forms of arts. The remarks were made by the chairperson of the SACS Association, David Andre, … August 30, 2012
The July issue of Business & Finance Magazine has published a long interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.
Tourism is the pillar of the Seychelles economy, and it was Walter Confait, himself a former … August 20, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural exchanges after they met at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Principle Secretary of the Seychelles … August 14, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choone, is in Seychelles at the invitation of the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange.Minister Choone, who arrived in the country this morning was greeted at the International … August 13, 2012
Seychelles has accepted the invitation of Belgium’s State Minister to participate in the internationally-recognized exposition 2017, if ever the city of Liege wins the bid.
The invitation was extended by Mr. Philippe Monfils, the Minister of State … July 26, 2012
A delegation from the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture headed by Minister Alain St.Ange was on a working visit on Seychelles’ second and third most populous islands, Praslin and La Digue, to get a first-hand impression of the state of the … July 24, 2012
Seychelles has opened its first ever Record Center for the National Archives. The National Archives Records Center, situated at Providence and which will house Seychelles historical documents, was officially opened by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, … June 13, 2012
Seychelles has proudly expressed its African origins through its annual “FetAfrik” a multi-artistic cultural manifestation depicting its African ties with the African mainland.
The Seychellois nation, the melting pot of cultures with rainbow colors, … May 27, 2012
Recently-appointed Seychelles Ambassador, Mr. Waven William, has been accredited as the new Resident High Commissioner for Seychelles in India in a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (residence of the President of India), New Delhi on Tuesday, April … April 29, 2012
An embroidery workshop is being organized in the Seychelles by the island's Ministry of Tourism and Culture in the context of its cultural cooperation with China.
The Chinese embroidery instructor, Ms. Wang Shuping, is teaching this skill to participants … April 26, 2012
The Seychelles National History Museum has undertaken the comprehensive redesigning of its gallery.
Rich in spatial character, the National History Museum, located at the heart of Victoria in the imposing building of the National Library, re-opened … April 25, 2012
One of Seychelles management companies, Elite Club, has financed a new award, which is geared towards encouraging students to promote the heritage sites of the Seychelles and develop an interest in heritage conservation. The annual award was launched … April 22, 2012
The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met with a high-level trade delegation from Thailand who is on a working visit to Seychelles.
Minister St.Ange addressed the issue of having connecting flights linking mainland Thailand … April 11, 2012
Two experts from UNESCO, Ms. Avril Joffe and Mr. Lloyd Stanbury, have completed a three-week mission in Seychelles as part of the UNESCO Technical Assistance Mission for the promotion and development of the Creative Industries, which forms part of the … April 10, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has rallied the largest block ever of Mauritian media houses in Mauritius for a press conference at the Le Mauricia hotel conference room in Grand Baie.
The press conference grouping of the Mauritian … April 5, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for tourism and culture, Alain St.Ange, has appealed to the Seychellois community to unite their actions in promoting their cultural heritage.
Minister St.Ange made the appeal during the official opening of the international … March 21, 2012
The newly-appointed Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has commenced his duties in the Department of Culture with a visit of the departments and sections. Unknown to the Culture Department, Minister St.Ange has dedicated a whole day to meet … March 18, 2012