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CANCELLATION OF LAND LEASE PROPOSAL

President Danny Faure has not approved the proposed 60-year lease agreement between the Government of Seychelles and a company called International Prestige (Holdings) Ltd for parcels of land at Providence Industrial Estate.

This follows representations made to him in a letter by the Leader of the Opposition, Wavel Ramkalawan. The President reviewed the dossier, and decided that the lease agreement should not proceed.

There are altogether nine parcels of land totaling 6,234 m2 located at Providence Zone 18 South.  The original allocation of the plots had followed a tender process, and approval in principle had been given by Government on the 11th October 2016.  

The company had intended to use the land for the development of an entertainment and residential complex, but the President noted this would not be in line with Government's policy for land use in the Providence Industrial Estate.

The International Prestige (Holdings) Ltd is expected to be refunded the sum of SR1M which it had already deposited for the lease.  The parcels would now be available to the State for allocation as appropriate.

RECOMMENDATIONS RECEIVED FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE SBC BOARD

The members of the new Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation Board are expected to be presented with their Instruments of Appointment in a ceremony at State House in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th June.

The Office of the President has confirmed that it has received all the recommendations from the Constitutional Appointments Authority and the relevant agencies for the appointment of the new SBC Board.

The amended SBC Act provides for a Board of nine members, which includes the Chairman, the Vice‑Chairman and seven other Members. Their appointments are for a five‑year period.

The posts of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Board, as well as one other Member are nominated by the CAA, following the advertising of the vacancies and interviews of applicants by the CAA. The remaining six Members of the Board are each one nominated by the Speaker of the National Assembly; the Chief Justice; the Association of Media Practitioners of Seychelles; the Seychelles Inter-Faith Council; the Citizens' Engagement Platform Seychelles (CEPS); the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Once the Board has been appointed, suitably qualified persons will be invited to apply for the posts of Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer.  Following interviews, the CAA will make recommendations to the President for their appointments.  The President will then consult with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chief Justice before making the appointments.

HEALTH AGENCIES HOLD JOINT COORDINATION MEETING

The Ministry of Health and the three health agencies in the country met in a coordination meeting at the Eden Bleu Hotel on 12th June to evaluate their progress since the reform and modernisation processes began in 2013.

As part of the reform process, the Ministry of Health shifted its focus to policy while the service delivery role was assigned to the Health Care Agency, the Public Health Authority and the National Aids Council.

The Minister responsible for Health, Jean-Paul Adam said the meeting provided an opportunity for members of the board to interact together with the senior management members of the health agencies.

“Give them a chance as well to give feedback and to give views on what we’ve achieved since 2013; also where we need to give more attention. We talked about things like the human resource development; the infrastructure modernization that is required and investing in processes,” said Minister Adam.

During his address, the Minister noted that while access to health care in Seychelles is not a problem, the Ministry is gearing its efforts to raising the quality of care to global standards.
 

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Windeck - Monday

Beauty, seduction, betrayal and the ultimate struggle for power play out in an Angolan lifestyle magazine house.

 

Empire - Tuesday

A hip-hop mogul must choose between his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to get what's hers.





Fleur Caraibes - Thursday and Sunday.

Cassiano, an air force pilot, and Ester, a tourist guide, fall madly in love at a young age. Their love grows throughout the years until they fall victim to a treacherous plot carried out by Alberto, an unscrupulous friend who secretly loves Ester.

 

 

 
 
NEWS

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CAREERS WEEK LAUNCHED

In a bid to encourage more people to join the health sector, the Ministry of Health has launched the Health Professionals Career Week.

The week-long activity is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.

During the launching ceremony on the 12th June, the Health Minister, Jean-Paul Adam said in order to make the health sector attractive, the Ministry would have to review the packages available for health professionals. He added, “it’s also about creating a space for our health professionals in our society that puts them not just near the top or on a pedestal but that makes it clear that we all understand that for us to develop as a nation we need quality health care professionals.”

It was the Health Minister Jean-Paul Adam, who officially launched this week-long sensitization activities with the aim of attracting more people, especially students, to join the health sector.

The programme of activities is Minister Adam says there is the need to find ways of encouraging more people to join the health profession. “we certainly need to make it more attractive for people to go into the health care sector so that involves also relooking at the packages that are available for health professionals; but

The newly launched programs include an access program which will set a path to increasing quality in the health care centers.

PATROL HEIGHTENED IN THE CAP TERNAY REGION

Posts on social media platform Facebook on 27th May have alerted the Seychelles National Parks Authority of poaching incidents in the Cap Ternay area.

The SNPA has since increased its land and sea patrol in the Cap Ternay region after a visit to the area revealed five juvenile hawksbill turtles at an advanced stage of decomposition.

The Ministry of Environment has begun an investigation into the case adding that they have suspicions about the possible culprits.

To note, an individual from the same area was apprehended in 2015 in relation to similar poaching activities but authority has refrained from stating whether the same person is a suspect in this incident.

MINISTRY OF TOURISM, CIVIL AVIATION, PORTS AND MARINE RELOCATES TO NEW BUILDING

The Tourism Secretariat and the Departments of Civil Aviation Services, Ports and Marine has since the beginning of June been operating from ‘Botanical House’.

Minister Maurice Loustau-Lalanne who holds the portfolio for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine said the ministry had to vacate from its former premises at the Espace Building on Ile du Port.

Botanical House which is situated opposite the Botanical Garden, according to Minister Loustau-Lalanne offers the most competitive office rental rate. The government has rented the whole building on a 3-year contract at a rate of Rs. 819 000 per month.

 
 


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