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.
BaronessJacqueline van Zuylen was allegedly persuaded by Rodney Whiston-Dew to invest her money in a tax-efficient trust in the Seychelles in 2012... Baroness Jacqueline van Zuylen, pictured with daughter Allegra, was allegedly persuaded by Rodney Whiston-Dew to invest her money in a tax-efficient trust in the Seychelles.
Seychelles has also developed and issued a sovereign BlueBond valued at US $15 million and the proceeds are channelled through the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) to provide businesses with loans and through independent trusts set up to manage debt swap initiative, which issues blue grants.
The second phase of the project requires that the SeychellesCableSystemCompany secures the landing site of the underwater optical cable to ensure that the cable does not get damaged during construction and cut off the country’s internet access ...Concrete Products Seychelles).
Together with the Blue Grants Fund managed by the SeychellesConservation and ClimateAdaptationTrust (SeyCCAT), the Blue Investment Fund represents the Blue Finance approach of the government of Seychelles to streamline innovative climate finance to the Blue Economy development in Seychelles.
Seychelles calls on world to support its environmental ambitions. Seychelles is calling on the world to join us in our endeavour to implement our environmental ambitions ... “These proceeds are administered by an independent public-private trust fund, the Seychelles’ Conservation and ClimateAdaptationTrust (SEYCCAT).
But NatureSeychelles persisted, surmounted incredible challenges, and had meaningful impact for nature, people, and Seychelles ... Nature Seychelles received a new grant for 1.2 million US Dollars from the Adaptation Fund, through UNDP and the government of Seychelles, to continue this work as part of a large regional project with Mauritius.
Travizory has presented the Republic of Seychelles with R1,229,540 million (€47,290) for the EnvironmentTrust Fund, thanks to the generosity of travellers visiting the country ... Established in 1994, the Environment Trust Fund has as its objectives, reducing pollution, protecting ...
‘Truth, Trust and Transparency’ ... Truth, trust and transparency are three elements which co-exist ... “In Seychelles, corruption has left thousands of Seychellois ‘behind’ ... “Truth, trust and transparency. “These are non-negotiable terms in the contract the people of Seychelles should have with its leadership.