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2020, július 2 - 13:00

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Island Conservation Society

13.07.2009  -  Seychelles magpie robin success on Aride

Being able to witness the increase in population of any species is special; knowing that one’s work has contributed to that success is a particular privilege. 

Seychelles magpie robins

School honours founder and former heads


The School for the Exceptional Child marked its 15th anniversary on Friday with a series of activities and the unveiling of a plaque to honour its founder and former headteachers.

Present at the school at Roche Caiman were Minister for Education Bernard Shamlaye, MNA for the district Giovanna Charles, high officials from the ministry, the district’s administrator, the school’s benefactors, parents, staff, pupils and other guests.

Addressing those present, Mr Shamlaye congratulated the school for acknowledging its gratitude to its founder Ron Brouillette, a member of the American Peace Corps who started the school here in the early Seventies and was its first head between 1975 and 1978.

Mr Brouillette’s name, as well as those of Jeanne Sabadin, who was headteacher from 1979-1985, Murielle Manes (1986-2005) and Monica Accouche (since 2006) are engraved on the plaque in the school’s grounds.

Mr Shamlaye, who unveiled the plaque with Mrs Accouche, praised the school for the way it organised the activities, with the national anthem and the school’s anthem being sung by teachers.

Seychelles gets ready to tackle any flu pandemic


Seychelles’ capacity to deal with any flu pandemic is to be strengthened after an exercise conducted here by United Nations officials yesterday.

The tabletop exercise was held after the first case of swine flu – influenza A (H1N1) – was confirmed in the country on Tuesday.

Three officials from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-Regional Office for Southern Africa (OCHA-ROSA) led a one-day workshop at the International Conference Centre to look at the situation in Seychelles.


Indian delegation meets President Michel


An Indian delegation called on President James Michel at State House yesterday morning, as part of the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the governments of the two countries.

The India delegation calling on President Michel yesterday at State House

UN to support our renewable energy efforts


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will help us as we draw up our long-term energy policy, the organisation’s representative here Claudio Calderone said yesterday.

“We will do the long-term energy policy together with government institutions. This will be an important structure for the country because it will be the occasion to introduce renewable energy,” Mr Calderone said after paying his farewell visit to President James Michel at State House.

“Seychelles should also be able to tap into the additional clean development funding mechanisms,” he said.

Mr Calderone (left) on his farewell visit to President Michel


Au Cap honours oldest citizen on her 100th birthday


Julia Rosine of Au Cap had double cause for happiness at the weekend as she celebrated her 100th birthday and was honoured as the district’s oldest citizen. 

A day-long ceremony was held at the Vye Marmit restaurant with her adopted children, other family members and friends present.

 Mrs Rosine cuts her birthday cake

Seychelles hosts key meeting on healthier coasts


Healthy and well-managed marine and coastal ecosystems are the most resilient environments and can best adapt to the impact of major disasters, principal secretary for environment Didier Dogley said yesterday.

He was speaking at the launch of the fifth Regional Steering Committee meeting of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – a group that promotes investment in coastal ecosystems, mainly in Indian Ocean countries affected by the 2004 tsunami.

Set up by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the MFF – which stresses the strong link between natural ecosystems and human livelihoods – was launched in 2006 by former United States President Bill Clinton on Phuket island, Thailand, in response to the disastrous tsunami.

Delegates and guests in a souvenir photograph after the opening ceremony


Seychelles’ consuls in Europe hold key meeting


Seychelles’ honorary consuls in Europe got together recently to discuss how they can work more closely together to help the country achieve its targets.

The regional strategic meeting in Brussels was the first to be held under the auspices of any of the country’s embassies and was an initiative of the consuls themselves.

It will also provide constructive input into the bi-annual consuls’ conferences, the next one being planned for October.

Students enroll to join Seychelles University soon


The dream of a Seychelles University moved a step closer to reality on Saturday when Seychellois youths from Central Mahe interested in joining it filled in enrolment forms.

They did so in the first roadshow meeting presided over by the chairman of the university’s foundation Dr Rolph Payet at the International Conference Centre.

They are expected to return the filled in application forms to the foundation soon ahead of an October start of studies at the university.

Graduates urged to contribute to nation building


All graduates need to return home and work for the country, giving back to our people part of their hard work which made their training possible.

Minister for Employment and Human Resources Development Macsuzy Mondon made the statement last Friday during a ceremony to officially welcome home the graduates who have returned after completing their studies last year.

Present at the annual event which took place at the National Institute of Education at Mont Fleuri were Vice-President Joseph Belmont, Cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and high government officials.

The graduates in a souvenir photograph with Vice-President Belmont and other guests who attended Friday’s ceremony