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MINISTRY OF HEALTH GOING OVER TRIPS AGREEMENT

Seychelles is making sure that the policies and laws of the World Trade Organisation will not affect the country’s access to affordable medicine once it becomes part of the organisation.

In this regard, officials from the Ministry of Health are meeting with its partners to go over the TRIPS Agreement which protects the trade related aspects of intellectual property rights of any World Trade Organisation member state.

As far as medicine is concerned, the TRIPS Agreement allows member states in which a medicine was discovered or manufactured to sell it at a higher price. The agreement also allows other countries to purchase generic medicines which are copies of branded medicines. Generic medicines are produced once the patent on the original product expires which is after 20 years.

The Director of Pharmaceutical services and supplies at the Seychelles hospital, Ms. Lucille Decommarmond says once Seychelles becomes a member of the World Trade Organisation, it will have to comply with the TRIPS agreement. “The Ministry of Health is meeting with its partners to go over the agreement and find a way forward to know what needs to be added to the national law so that Seychelles gets access to affordable medicine which are generics medicines whether they are patented or not.”

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CIVIL STATUS ELIMINATES BUREAUCRACY

The processing and delivery of new passports to Seychellois citizens is now being done within 24hours instead of 7 days.

The Principal Secretary for Immigration and Civil Status, Mr. Charles Bastienne says that the department has eliminated bureaucracies that slow down the process in efforts to raise the standard of service. “We looked at our internal system and found that most of our problems were related to our front office. So we beefed up our front office and trained our people better in order to ensure that from the time that an application comes to the front office and reaches the back office for processing it is 100% in order,” said Mr. Bastienne.

The department of Immigration and Civil Status, can now also process GOP Permits within 1 to 5 days instead of 4 weeks. Mr. Bastienne added that although his department is delivering a faster service, all necessary investigations related to the legitimacy of applications are still being carried out.

NATIONAL DRUGS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAKES 6 ARRESTS

The National Drugs Enforcement Agency has made 6 arrests during the Katiti Operation conducted in the Pointe Larue and the Anse Aux Pins districts.

The National Drugs Enforcement Agency says they are targeting these 2 specific places following complaints made by residents that they are being used as bases to distribute drugs.

For the record, The National Drugs Enforcement Agency has stated that 64% of the people arrested in Anse Aux Pins and 43% in Pointe Larue are not residents of those 2 districts.

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APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

The Ministry for Home Affairs and Transport has appointed Brigadier Vernon Hunter as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Seychelles Police Force.

Brigadier Hunter has 42 years of police service with the South African Police Service. Prior to that, he was the Provincial Head Of The Operational Response Service of the South African Police Service of KwaZulu Natal. The new Deputy Commissioner of Police aged 59 holds a bachelor’s degree in policing from the Technikon Institute in South Africa.

In his new role, he will report directly to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ernest Quatre.

 

 
 
 

 

 


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