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.
Members the public are being reminded that since the introduction of public health regulations several people have been convicted before Seychelles courts with some fined as much as R10,000...Cell visits for detainees however remain restricted to clients’ lawyers only.
‘Our friendship with Seychelles is driven by a genuine desire to help protect the democracy, independence and sovereignty of these islands’ ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... This included officers attached to the Seychelles police force and Crown Prosecution Service lawyers seconded to the Attorney General’s Office.
Harold Michaud was the second to appear before the TRNUC in open session yesterday, giving evidence in case 0102 filed by Albert Napier in relation to unfair dismissal by the Seychelles Breweries on August 31, 1978 ...1977 of Hassanali Umarji, a well known businessman in Seychelles.
Seychelles has a new cabinet with 13 new ministers appointed ... Seychelles NATION.Who is Minister Naadir Hassan? ... My childhood ambition was to study law, but at Polytechnic I was advised that Seychelles was saturated with lawyers and hence had to opt for another field ... Seychelles NATION.Please tell us more about your professional life ... Seychelles NATION.
Mr Pillay, a former minister and ambassador in the Parti Lepep government, lawyer Amesbury, the first female presidential candidate in the history of Seychelles, and Mr Pierre, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, were running for the presidency for the first time ... Our theme is Seychelles for all her children.
She also actively supported Seylii (the online publication of judicial decisions) and the teaching of law at the University of Seychelles and oversaw the implementation of the Strategic plan, holding judicial officers, lawyers and court staff to account for failure to comply with established timelines and procedures.
They all spoke about how she brought a much needed reform in the Judiciary and how she was accessible to all the lawyers and staff of the Judiciary ... The clients were poor and trusted their lawyer ... I realised how desolate the judicial landscape was in Seychelles, that the Judges and the lawyers knew that this had been going on.”.