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Seychelles' economy growth seen above 5.0 percent in 2017-IMF

KIGALI, March 21 (Reuters) - The Seychelles' economy is estimated to have grown over 5.0 percent last year, up from a 4.5 percent growth in 2016, supported by buoyant tourism activity, strong output in the fishery industry and expanding credit to the private sector, the International Monetary Fund s

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 06:36:29

Seychelles Opposition to Block India Military Deal

Seychelles' opposition coalition, which holds a majority in parliament, said Tuesday it would not ratify a deal signed with India to build a military base on one of the archipelago's outlying islands. The deal would see India invest $550 million dollars (446 million euros) in building the base on As

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-20 14:29:31

Seychelles' coral reefs are being threatened by climate change

BEAU VALLON, Seychelles - Beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles, a fight is growing to save the coral reefs that shelter a range of creatures, from tiny invertebrates to the sprawling octopus, from climate change. The fragile reefs act both as a protect

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-19 16:41:28

MyDomaine Editors on the Best Travel Gadgets That Are Actually Worth the Money

Whether we're jet-setting to the frigid tundra of Finland or to the sun-soaked islands of Seychelles, there are some items that we MyDomaine editors never travel without. Of course, suitcase space is precious, so you probably can't pack everything we're about to recommend, but there are a few holy-g


The Netherlands Won Big At Inaugural Doha Marathon Swim World Series

Latest Olympic champions in date Sharon Van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman both of the Netherlands were the big winners today in Doha, Qatar, the first host of the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series 2018. Rio 2016 winner Van Rouwendaal touched home in 2h02m24s4 , while Germany's Leonie Beck was sec


Where Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Honeymoon?

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be an extremely public affair, one facet of the whole ordeal will be a closely guarded secret: their honeymoon. But when you're arguably the most famous couple in the world, where can you go to get some rest and relaxation and more importantly,


Everything Facebook's Doing to Combat Fake News is Only Making the Problem Worse

I'm a nobody, therefore I never expect to be face to face with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the best way his company can go about combating the epidemic of fake news that gets posted and shared on social media. In particular, on Facebook and Twitter where websites created specifically to sp


Aquaculture, tourism can co-exist in Seychelles, FAO official says

The aquaculture sector will be back in the Seychelles, starting in August with the completion of a new mariculture facility at Providence -- an industrial zone -- on the eastern coast of the main island of Mahe. "I think they [tourism and aquaculture] can coexist very easily. I don't think that the


Motsoaledi calls for extraordinary SADC meeting on listeriosis

GCIS File: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said government would support any community intending court action over the world's largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December. JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has called an extraordinary meeting with SADC ministe


How To Get An Upgrade & Free Breakfast At A Six Senses Hotel

Benefits such as room upgrades, free breakfasts, offers, discounts and credit to spend in the bar, restaurant or spa are easy to book at Six Senses Hotels & Resorts if you know how. You would be amazed how many luxury travellers miss out on these free hotel perks. In this article, I share my very si


Variety Cruises Offers Several Enticing Flash Sales

Variety Cruises is presenting flash offers in the Adriatic, Spain and Portugal, Greece and Seychelles but just through April 20, 2018. So, there's no time to lose to jump on these specials. RELATED OFFERS Adriatic Sea - Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro 2018 Aboard the Callisto, a 25 percent reduction is


For visitor satisfaction, Barbados tops the chart!

Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Fresh from declaring record tourism growth last year, Barbados is rejoicing for holding the top spot in the worldwide Destination Satisfaction Index. Barbados defeated the second-place Seychelles and Bermuda in third to top spot by marking the highest World


Seychelles Tourism Board collaborates with Qatar to boost the tourism

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is in collaboration with Qatar Airways to take part in Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, USA. This partnership helps in intensifying efforts to promote the destination in the aviation and tourism market. Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles is an annual eve


Qatar Airways 48-Hour Sale: Business Class Offers ex-Asia/Middle East/Africa

Qatar Airways has launched a 48-hour flash sale from selected markets, offering up to 50% discount in economy and business class fares.Tickets purchased on this offer qualify for the complimentary stopover package (visa + hotel night) offered by the airline (in case you missed it, John discussed it


If Backchannels With Russia Are Considered Nefarious, Say Hello To War

Not every anonymously sourced media freakout over a nothingburger story surrounding Trump and Russia warrants a response, but this time is different. Last week media outlets hyped an anonymously-sourced report that Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian election interfe


Top Arab spy was at Seychelles meeting being probed by Mueller

One of the Arab world's top spies and a shadowy conduit to Vladimir Putin's Kremlin were present at a meeting in the Seychelles being probed by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, DailyMail.com can disclose. The meeting between Erik Prince, the Trump donor and billionaire Blackwater founder whose


Barbados becomes number place in visitor satisfaction in the world

The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc or BTMI explains that the tourism of the country is in the winner's row, once again, defeating destinations like second-place Seychelles and third-place Bermuda to place the number one spot on the 2017 Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI). On Saturday BTMI explai


Mueller witness Nader emerges from obscurity with new details

Rachel Maddow reports on new details being learned about George Nader, the businessman who set up the Seychelles meeting involving Trump surrogate Erik Prince and a Russian investor close to Vladimir Putin. Launched in 2008, "The Rachel Maddow Show" follows the machinations of policy making in Ameri


AWIEF partners with SANbio for Season 2 of FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has partnered with Nepad's Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) to implement the second season of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme in South Africa. Applications for the programme opened last Monday (5 March) and will clos


UN disability rights experts issue findings on Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Slovenia, Seychelles and Russian Federation

GENEVA (12 March 2018) - The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 14 February to 9 March in Geneva: Haiti, Nepal, Oman, Sudan, Slovenia, Seychelles and Russian Federation. The fi