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.
As part of the SeychellesBlue Economy strategy, the ... The Aquaculture department’s roles and activities stem from the implementation of the Aquaculture Sector Development Plan that guides the implementation of the Seychelles National Aquaculture Policy (SNAP) by the SFA.
The Bill, which was presented to the National Assembly yesterday, seeks to revise and consolidate the law relating to land use, planning and sustainable development, establishing the legislation which will guide the Seychelles Planning Authority... the Seychelles Planning Authority.
PresidentWavel Ramkalawan has sent a congratulatory message to the reigning Miss Seychelles 2020, Kelly-Mary Annette, following her win as the 3rd runner-up during the Miss Intercontinental pageant, held on Friday evening in Egypt... May you be guided to continue working for the good of our youths and our communities in Seychelles.
When the world was struggling with the financial crisis in 2008, James Michel, then the president of the Seychelles, launched far-reaching structural reforms to redesign the archipelago’s economy. The guiding idea was that the oceans are an all-encompassing anchor of sustainable economic and require environmentally prudent governance.
TerenceCrea is one of 16 guides at the Seychelles pavilion, all of whom have been in Dubai for only three weeks having flown over especially for Expo 2020 Dubai ... 📍🗺#MyDubaiExpo - Terence Crea is a pavilion guide for the Seychelles @expo2020dubai 🏝He’s only been in Dubai for three ...
The Seychelles has finally been removed from the dreaded red list in the latest Government travel update, which saw the category slashed from 54 to just seven countries ... Now that UK restrictions have been eased, here’s everything you need to know about travel to the Seychelles. Am I allowed to visit the Seychelles? ... Indian ocean, Seychelles.
A round table was organised yesterday by the National Museum to discuss the museum’s activities around Seychelles...Children were able to learn about the history of Seychelles and its culture through a myriad of activities including expeditions, nature, trails, storytelling, guided tours, etc.
The educational kids’ club, which is still operational to date, seeks to educate children on the history and culture of Seychelles through a myriad of activities including expeditions, nature trails, storytelling, guided tours, among others ... development of youths in Seychelles.
The chancellor noted that while UniSey will guide and support the Seychellois students to successfully complete their programmes, it will also, in close collaboration with the Seychelles Qualification Authority (SQA), ensure that whatever they enroll on, are recognised locally.