Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/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 (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
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.
Another milestone for Seychelles tourism ... Seychelles has launched its TourismSatellite Account (TSA), becoming the first country on the African continent to do so ... Therefore it is imperative to strike an equitable balance between progress and sustainability particularly for Seychelles which is a small island developing state.
Hilton Seychelles Labriz recently hosted the annual Seychelles Sea TurtleFestival on Silhouette island, a first since its creation in 2013. ... The day began with a turtle patrol, guided by the ICS team, led by Nasreen Khan and ‘Madame Tortue’, Dr Jeanne Mortimer, a turtle conservation expert for more than 40 years in Seychelles.
The Seychelles Team is looking to better its ranking in the 6th FirstGlobal Challenge 2022, to be held from October 13-16, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland, now that they have received the spares for the construction of the robotic kit ... Apart from Mikhail (team Seychelles captain in ...
The high commissioner of India was accredited to the Republic of Seychelles in June 2019. During his audience, the minister expressed the Seychelles government’s appreciation for all the support India has provided to the country ... India and Seychelles share a harmonious and vibrant relationship.
“The UnitedSeychelles party joins the chorus of well-wishers to wish the children of Seychelles a happy Children’s Day... Seychelles, along with several other countries, adopted June 1 as the date dedicated to promoting the wellbeing, welfare and protection of the rights of the children ... Press release from the United Seychelles party ....
The head-of-state made the statement yesterday, shortly after visiting the SeychellesNational Museum of History where he got an insight, through guided tours on the different sections of the museum, highlighting the different phases of the country’s history from colonisation, through independence, up to the modern era.
“We will see how we can work and help this group of young people who have designed a system to help the education system in Seychelles,” PS Lesperance said. During the ceremony the guests were entertained with songs by the primary pupils and were after guided to witness a class demonstration on the use of the app ...Patrick Joubert ....
As part of the ongoing efforts to respond to the vision and creative aspirations of young people, the SeychellesNational Youth Council yesterday hosted a youth forum, guiding young future artists on the right approach to attain a successful professional artistic career.
She added that many groups have shown interest for the guided tours and the limit is 15 visitors per hour-long session ... Ms Barreau stated that the museum will provide the guided tours ... Tour guide CarlAsba said the visit will enable the pupils to learn more about the history of Seychelles and their identity.
“The UnitedSeychelles party extends its gratitude to all workers in Seychelles as we come together to celebrate Labour Day... The United Seychelles ... a guiding principle enshrined in the Constitution of the United Seychelles party which remains relevant in today’s economic landscape.
... built, nurtured and solidified with our international partners,” further added MinisterRadegonde who also noted that the Seychelles government will continue to pursue an independent foreign policy, guided primarily by our national interests and conviction as a sovereign nation.