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.
Experts from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) met with government officials and stakeholders dealing with waste management and energy yesterday morning, as Seychelles works towards transforming the current waste management system, through the establishment of a waste to energy facility.
The Seychelles Planning Authority and the department of environment are working with the Attorney General’s office to prosecute a contractor, who is also the land owner responsible for an illegal development at Mare Aux Cochons, Bel Ombre. It was the chairman of the Seychelles ...
Sewage coverage in Plaisance is presently very limited, covering mainly the Dan Kan Housing Estate...Work is underway to launch the tender process in due time ... The SeychellesIntegrated and Comprehensive Sanitation Master Plan of 2018 aims to take waste management to the next level, ensuring proper waste disposal on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue ... ....
Seychelles weekly flights to Israel will double in the coming weeks, according to a top government official ... He said that businessmen did not want to waste time and inconvenience themselves with long flights and he hopes that an increase in flight frequency will increase Israeli presence in Seychelles.
RecentlySeychelles received a ... Seychelles in particular has a very high level of EU waste and if this project is done successfully, we will have a situation where there would be more innovation happening locally and we will reconfigure the way we use things/machines in our lives.
President Ramkalawan expressed his appreciation for all the support given to Seychelles by Japan in areas such as maritime ... On his part, MinisterYoshimasa expressed his gratitude for the support given by Seychelles to Japan’s numerous candidatures in international organisations.
The project will also create investment opportunities that will benefit the Seychelles’ transformative economic agenda of diversification of the economy through creating diversity in livelihoods, reinforcing local resilience, contributing to poverty reduction as well as reducing the amount of solid waste that is being directed to the landfill.
“Now that the desilting is completed, the Landscape and WasteManagementAgency (LWMA) will follow-up with the maintenance. The Seychelles Infrastructure Agency will also remove the non-usable structures in the rivers such as decommissioned man-holes, old walls that are degenerating etc.
Avantika Dutt – International SchoolSeychelles... I know that Seychelles puts in a lot of effort to combat climate change, but we can do much more, for example waste manage, in my case I come from a four-member family and the amount of food waste we produce daily is a lot and all of these go to the landfill creating methane, leading to fires.
The ambassador agreed to facilitate discussion on difficulties with shipping certain waste commodities by sea being experienced by Seychelles and also expressed a willingness to continue working with Seychelles on waste management solutions, and the international efforts on regulating plastics in the environment.
Over the past decades Seychelles has put in place many strategies to reduce risk factors for the NCDs ... “The environmental impacts of tobacco use add unnecessary pressure worldwide including in Seychelles and its fragile ecosystem. For example, improper disposal of cigarette butts generates toxic waste.