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  • New agreement between Seychelles and Reunion open more opportunities in health field February 26, 2021
    A new agreement between Seychelles and Reunion – a French department in the Indian Ocean – will give Seychellois more opportunities for exchanges and researches in the health field. The framework agreement for international cooperation was signed between the University Hospital Center (CHU) of Reunion, the Seychelles’ Ministry of Health and the University of Seychelles. […]
  • Seychelles to adopt flexible working hours for better work-life balance February 26, 2021
    The government in Seychelles is to increase efforts to adopt flexible working hours and develop a policy framework to evaluate workers' performance in the new normal of working from home, said a top government official. While presenting the 2021 budget to the National Assembly last week, the Minister for Finance, Economic Planning and Trade, Naadir […]
  • More businesses to reopen in revision of Seychelles' COVID-19 public health orders February 25, 2021
    Officials in Seychelles are working on a revised public health order concerning COVID-19 prevention measures as the previous measures expire end of February, said a top health official on Thursday. The Public Health Commissioner, Jude Gedeon, told a press conference that the review is not being done in a vacuum but based on the actual […]
  • Seychelles to increase interval between Covishield doses following new recommendation February 23, 2021
    The Seychelles' health authority is increasing the interval between the first and second dose of the Covishield vaccine as per the recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Ministry of Health said on Monday that the second dose of the vaccine will be administered eight weeks after the first. The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, also […]
  • Air Seychelles to pause payments to partner Etihad Airways after president's visit to UAE February 22, 2021
    The Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, will not make any payment for its partnership agreement with Etihad Airways this year while further negotiations continue, State House said on Monday, following a visit to UAE by President Wavel Ramkalawan. Ramkalawan made an official visit to UAE during the weekend accompanied by Sylvestre Radegonde, the Minister of […]
  • Seychelles to grow onion, ginger and garlic using low-risk detainees February 22, 2021
    Seychelles is to launch large-scale production of onions, ginger and garlic for local consumption involving low-risk convicts from the prison. The redevelopment of agriculture on the outer islands is supporting national efforts to relaunch the sector and it forms part of a rehabilitation project between the Department of Prison and the Islands Development Company (IDC). […]
  • National Assembly leaders respond to proposed $519 million budget for Seychelles February 19, 2021
    The two leaders in the Seychelles' National Assembly responded on Friday to the budget address made by the finance minister earlier in the week. A budget of SCR11 billion ($519 million) was proposed by Minister Naadir Hassan in his address on Tuesday. In his response, the Leader of the Opposition, Sebastien Pillay, said the Minister […]
  • Seychelles partly on target to reopen to any tourist; sees 10th COVID-19 death, rising infection rates February 18, 2021
    Seychelles is partly on target to achieve its objective of vaccinating 70 percent of its local population in order to reopen its doors to visitors from anywhere in the world mid March, said a top health official. As of February 17, close to 41,840 people have received their first dose of vaccine which represents 60 […]
  • Seychelles to forge ahead with investments in health, education sectors; $94 million budgeted February 18, 2021
    Seychelles is budgeting more money for capital investment, particularly in the education and health sectors, worth SCR 1.9 billion ($94 million), a 58 percent increase compared to the 2020 budget, the Minister for Finance told the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Minister for Finance, Economic Planning and Trade, Naadir Hassan, said that the government's programme […]
  • President of Seychelles to make second visit to UAE this weekend February 17, 2021
    The President of the Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, will travel to UAE this weekend, his second official visit to the regional power.  According to State House, the President will be accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde. They will depart on Friday, February 19 and return on Monday, February 22. Ramkalawan's first […]
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