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.
Seychelles enregistre un nouveau centenaire en la personne de Claire Coutts qui fête ses 100 ans ... Two producers of frozen tuna – Opagac (Spain) and Orthongel (France) – sign a memorandum of understanding with local firm Brikole Ltd to carry out a waste management and recycling system of exhausted fishing nets and other fishing gear in Seychelles.
Wastea and StarSeychelles donate to children’s homes ... WASTEA Company, leaders of waste management in Seychelles, has been generously supporting the orphans of Foyer Ste Elizabeth during the festive season for the past three years, and this year it decided to extend this generosity further, by donating to all other ‘foyers’.
Mr Songor said the local government department had prepared for the rainy season, by activating its district competency and operational plan and had met with all the partners namely the Seychelles Infrastructure Authority (SIA), Land and WasteManagementAgency (LWMA), and the environment department.
PS Matatiken noted that at present, the magnitude of plastic waste in Seychelles is not comprehensively known as there is a noticeable lack of statistics on the exact amount of plastics in the country. What is known, is the amount of mismanaged plastic waste which is continuously increasing and requires urgent attention.
The impacts of plastic waste and pollution on the environment and marine life and the efforts to address the problem in Seychelles are but some of the important issues which Eco-club students from the International School Seychelles (ISS) had the opportunity to learn about, through a presentation yesterday.
At the UNODC side-event on ‘How combatting plastic pollution and illegal traffic in plastic waste can help reduce carbon emissions’, Minister Joubert spoke about addressing the issue of plastic pollution and plastic waste management in Seychelles from the perspective of a small ...
Winners of the Sustainable Home Garden 2022 competition launched by government earlier this year as part of the campaign for a cleaner and beautiful Seychelles were yesterday presented with their prizes ... "Waste remains a problem and we need to keep emphasising on the reduction of waste, and where we cannot do so, to encourage recycling.