The German Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mrs. Margit Hellwig- Botte, has paid a farewell call on President James Michel at State House this morning as her three-year tenure is coming to an end.
President James Michel thanked Mrs. Margit … June 19, 2013
Seychelles President James Michel was presented with a book entitled, “Seychelles: How Classic Policies Restored sustainability,” in a special ceremony held at State House this afternoon. The ceremony was attended by the special guest for the National … June 14, 2013
High Commissioner Waven William has presented his letter of accreditation to the Governor General of New Zealand, Mr. Jerry Mateparae in a ceremony held in Wellington on May 16.During their meeting the High Commissioner and the Governor General discussed … June 11, 2013
“The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SCCI) will give its support towards policies that encourages ownership of development by our people.” This supportive statement was made by the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, … May 23, 2013
In a special ceremony held at State House this afternoon commemorating 100 years since the inauguration of State House, President James Michel was presented with a book entitled “Seychelles, State House – Centenary of Inauguration.”
“We are … May 7, 2013
The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Trade & Investment, Dr. Steve Fanny, has been appointed as a member on the African Union Board of External Auditors for a two year term.
The principal function of the Board is to carry out an … May 1, 2013
The 1st of May is the important date of the year we dedicate to all workers.
International Labor Day is the occasion for all workers in the world to share solidarity. We join together to celebrate the fruits of our labor. Together we go to church … May 1, 2013
The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure, will be representing President James Alix Michel at the forthcoming High Level Conference, organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat, on Public Administration in Very Small States, and … April 23, 2013
The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has personally delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of Seychelles President James Michel to the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, at his inauguration ceremony held yesterday.
During … April 11, 2013
Following information that three Seychellois nationals convicted on charges of drug trafficking in Egypt yesterday have been sentenced to death by execution, the government of Seychelles has appealed to the government of Egypt to commute their sentences … April 8, 2013
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was on a working visit to Macao, was invited to attend the Second Inauguration Ceremony of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, and he used the opportunity … March 26, 2013
H.E. Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), paid a courtesy call on President James Michel this afternoon at State House. Mr. Nwanze and his delegation are on a working visit in Seychelles upon the … March 7, 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
The Executive Director for the East African Constituency at the African Development Bank (ADB), Ms. Mary Muduuli, has paid a farewell call on the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, at State House this morning as she ends a three-year tenure in Seychelles … January 30, 2013
In line with the Seychelles President’s emphasis on enhancing service delivery, on government remaining connected to the people, and giving more responsibility to young professionals, President James Michel has today announced a number of changes and … January 14, 2013
On the eve of the New Year, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mrs. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at State House. The Minister and her delegation are on a short … January 1, 2013
Seychelles and South Africa are set to widen cooperation sectors following a bilateral meeting held today with Mrs. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa to Seychelles, and her delegation at the … January 1, 2013
Seychelles has received approval for budget support under the COMESA Adjustment Facility and Regional Integration Support Mechanism. Seychelles is expected to receive 618,152 euro payable in the first quarter of 2013. The decision was taken last week … December 27, 2012
As part of the efforts to boost the capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the build up to Seychelles’ UN Security Council bid in 2016, Ambassador Barry Faure will be transferring from his current role as Secretary of State in the Office of … December 17, 2012
Afren East African Exploration (EAX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Afren plc (Afren) announced that it has commenced a major 3D seismic program in the Seychelles, the first 3D survey to be conducted in the country.
The program will consist of two … December 14, 2012
Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, is representing Seychelles President James Michel at an extraordinary summit of SADC Heads of State and Government to be held from December 7-8, 2012, in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
The summit … December 11, 2012
The calamity of corruption continues to ripple incessantly across the globe. Its destabilizing effects and many faces can no longer be denied, ignored, or played down.
Corruption affects all countries in the world, their governments, corporations, … December 9, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel has inaugurated the new office and shopping complex “Unity House” in Victoria at a ceremony held this morning, describing it as a sign of the progress and prosperity of the country. Unity House was constructed by … November 23, 2012
The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has left Seychelles to represent President James Michel at the 16th Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State and Government.
The Summit, under the theme “Enhancing … November 22, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel met with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Yuri Fedotov, at State House this morning.
The meeting was attended by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Mr. … November 16, 2012
The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice-President Danny Faure; Designated Minister and Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development … November 6, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, on a working visit to Belgium was received yesterday by HE Mr. Denis Mathen, the Governor for the Province of Namur in Belgium.
Minister St.Ange, who was being accompanied … October 17, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador, Mr. Joseph Nourrice, has presented his letters of credential to HE Mr. Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in a ceremony held last week on October 2.
President Wolde-Giorgis extended … October 14, 2012
Mr. Andre Uzice, described by President James Michel as “a pioneer of politics,” passed away this week.
Mr. Uzice was a Minister in Former Seychelles President James Mancham’s government and also leader of a political party at the reintroduction … October 14, 2012
In a letter to the government daily newspaper, Nation, Sir James Mancham, the founding President of the Seychelles said that he was glad to note that in the newspaper’s issue of Wednesday, September 5, 2012, the former French President General Charles … September 6, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel has arrived in Colombo in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to undertake a state visit. This is the first state visit of a Seychellois head of state to Sri Lanka. The President is accompanied by the Minister … August 22, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel chaired the 5th meeting of the National Economic Council at State House this morning.
The Council continued to address strategies for maximizing government revenue by ensuring that revenue from tourism and other activities … July 5, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, has today concluded his State Visit to Seychelles following a departure ceremony, led by Seychelles President James Michel, held at the Seychelles International Airport earlier … June 21, 2012
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has appointed Mrs. Peggy Vidot as the Special Advisor to the Minister for Health effective of July 15, 2012, as part of the ongoing restructuring of the government.
Peggy Vidot holds a Masters in Management … May 3, 2012
The President of the Republic of India, HE Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, has today concluded her two-day state visit to Seychelles with a visit to the Indian Surveillance Dornier stationed at Seychelles Peoples Defense Force’s Air Wing, before departing … May 2, 2012
The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has said that people to people exchanges are central to the way forward in India-Seychelles relations.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting convened with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at State House … May 1, 2012
Following the appointment of Mr. Alain St.Ange as Minister for Tourism and Culture and the appointment of Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has subsequently … April 11, 2012
“The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry renews its engagement to support the Seychelles economy.”
This was the message passed during the courtesy call paid to the newly-appointed Minister for Finance and his Principal Secretary by the … April 5, 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
The new Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, took office on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 and on the same day he met with the Culture Department Management so as to familiarize himself with his new entourage.
The following day, … March 18, 2012
At the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin, Alain St.Ange, the new Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, said that he was honored to see that his work, effort, and hard work had been recognized by the islands’ President, Mr. James Michel, which … March 8, 2012
President James Michel of the Seychelles has announced plans to appoint a Minister of Tourism & Culture in his plans to restructure the government. The announcement was made during his State of the National Address at the National Assembly. The speech … February 29, 2012
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has announced major plans to restructure the government during his State of the National Address at the National Assembly this afternoon. The speech was broadcast live on SBC radio and television.
“The … February 29, 2012
IFAD is a specialized United Nations agency in the form of an international financial institution with the ultimate goal to enable its developing country member states, especially the poor rural communities, to improve their respective food and nutritive … February 28, 2012
The new Seychelles Investment Board, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Terrence Mondon, met for the first time on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, after the official appointment in November, 2011 by Seychelles President James Michel.
The Chairman, in his opening … January 18, 2012
The first meeting of the Seychelles National Economic Council last Thursday proposed areas its members felt need attention and discussed them during their first meeting, which was chaired by Seychelles President James Michel at State House.
When welcoming … January 16, 2012
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has announced the creation of a National Economic Council, which will have the function of advising government of the Republic of Seychelles on the best economic policy for sustainable national growth and development.The … December 6, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel, the Commander-in-Chief of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces, has officially opened the new Seychelles Coast Guard Base at Ile Perseverance this morning.
The President unveiled the Seychelles Coast Guard Base … November 11, 2011
On the occasion of the 62nd National Day of the People's Republic of China, Seychelles President James Michel has extended the warm wishes of the people and government of Seychelles.
In a letter sent to President Hu Jintao, President Michel also took … October 3, 2011
Three days of peaceful voting came to an end yesterday evening at 7:00 pm across the inner islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue, after all other islands had their voting carried out during the two previous days.
As expected and as witnessed personally … October 2, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has appointed seven young professionals last weekend, of whom six are women, to key management posts in the Office of the President, effective of September 1, 2011.
“I strongly believe in empowering the … September 11, 2011
The Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President Michel at State House earlier today.
The Secretary General, Mr. Bekele Geleta, who is in Seychelles … August 30, 2011
On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of India, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a letter of congratulations, on behalf of the people and government of Seychelles, conveying greetings and warm wishes to HE Mrs. Prathiba … August 16, 2011
The Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, has written to the Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, welcoming the issue of the Commonwealth’s final report on the presidential elections held in Seychelles from May 19-21, … August 8, 2011
The Seychelles Electoral Commission Chairman, Hendrick Gappy, and three of its members - Bernard Elizabeth, Beatty Hoarau, and Marie-Thérèse Purvis - have been sworn into office at State House Tuesday morning, August 2.
They took their Oath of … August 3, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr James Michel has appointed the island's Electoral Commission, following the nomination of persons by the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA) in accordance of Article 115A of the Constitution. All the appointees had … July 31, 2011
Seychelles and La Reunion have started a staff exchange program as part of cooperation between the two islands that form part of the Vanilla Islands group.
Two staff from the Seychelles Tourism Board – Eileen Hoareau and Nathalie Pillay – have just … July 18, 2011
The Seychelles Constitutional Review Committee’s Report of December 2009, addressed to the President of the Republic, had recommended that Article 115 of the constitution be amended to provide for an Electoral Commission comprising three members, as … July 15, 2011
Following the recent election of the new Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Mr. Graziano da Silva of Brazil, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a message of congratulations on behalf of the government … July 1, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has attended the Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony this morning at the Lavwa Lanasyon (the Voice of the Nation) monument in Victoria to mark the 35th anniversary of the independence of Seychelles. The event was attended … June 29, 2011
President Michel has pledged the continued support of the Seychelles Government to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, following his re-appointment for a second five year term in his post.
In a congratulatory letter sent, President … June 24, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has pledged to clean up corruption in government and the private sector, drug trafficking, and abuse, as well as areas of inefficiency of public service. The statements were made during the President's National Day address … June 19, 2011
Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure personally led the Seychelles delegation at the 2nd Tripartite Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa, that took place on June 12, 2011. He will be accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean Paul Adam; … June 19, 2011
The People's Republic of China has today handed over two aircraft in a ceremony held at the Seychelles International Airport yesterday morning following a pledge they made earlier this year. In the presence of Seychelles President James Michel and other … June 17, 2011
The respected "Jeune Afrique" magazine for the week May 29 to the June 4, 2011 has taken time to review the last Seychelles presidential elections.
Remi Carayol, a reporter who knows and understands the Seychelles, writes that the Seychelles President … June 15, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has presided over the first cabinet meeting since his re-election as President of the republic on May 21.
The President said that the Cabinet of Ministers had considered several major issues of national importance … June 1, 2011
Seychelles founding President Mr. James Mancham has sent a message of congratulations to Seychelles President James Michel from Moscow last Sunday.
President Mancham expressed his “warmest congratulations on your 55%+ victory at the election.”
“It … May 26, 2011
President James Michel has received messages of congratulations from world leaders, governments, international organizations, and dignitaries.
France, Portugal, Greece, China, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, the Vatican, and the Commonwealth … May 26, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has officially started his second elected mandate as the President of the Republic of Seychelles.
"You have judged me by my actions. In this new Seychelles, I renew my pledge to remain connected with my people," said … May 25, 2011
The Republic of the Seychelles will be having its Presidential Elections from May 19-21. These elections will see a four-party race for the top position. The current President Mr. James Michel and Vice President Danny Faure are candidates for the ruling … April 26, 2011
The Seychelles President Mr. James Michel has created a special unit to ensure the proper implementation of Seychelles 2020 vision. It will operate under the authority of President Michel and will also provide the necessary drive and coordination that … April 21, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has launched today the first Smart Partnership National Dialogue, which is being held in collaboration between the Seychelles government, the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM), the University of … March 28, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has visited the headquarters of Air Seychelles at the International Airport this morning, where he met with the Acting Executive Chairman Ambassador Maurice Loustau Lalanne and the staff of various departments to talk … March 18, 2011
The Vice President of Zanzibar Tanzania Seif Ali Iddi paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel yesterday. Vice President Seif Ali Iddi and his delegation are in Seychelles on the invitation of the Seychelles government on the occasion … March 2, 2011
The Seychelles President has commended the Seychelles Revenue Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the successful Open Day activities they had organized on Friday, November 5.
President James Michel and Vice President Danny Faure went … November 8, 2010