Top 5 Seychelles News Agency stories in 2017: Tragedy, citizenship, and a presidential pat on the back
(Gerard Larose, Seychelles Tourism Board)
(Seychelles News Agency) - As a new year begins, SNA is taking a step back and looking at the five most-read articles in 2017. The entire SNA team thanks all of our readers in our great island nation as well as news hounds from around the globe. We wish you all a great 2018 and hope you will keep following news and sunny feature stories from Seychelles!
5. Dreaming of citizenship in Seychelles? Here’s how to do it
|There are two ways to get Seychellois citizenship -- through registration or naturalisation. (Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY|
Given the great beauty and laid-back atmosphere of Seychelles, the thought of staying for good must cross the mind of many foreigners visiting or working in the island nation. But what does it take to become a Seychellois citizen?
This article published on July 24 gave details on the two ways to get Seychellois citizenship -- through registration or naturalisation.
4. Seychellois basketball coach dies while at tournament in Madagascar
|Allisop, 49, was working as assistant sports coordinator with the National Sports Council. (Alix Allisop, Facebook) Photo License: All Rights Reserved|
A sad story that touched the hearts of many readers. A Seychellois basketball coach, Alix Allisop, died in the hospital in Madagascar on September 27 during the Indian Ocean Club championship.
3. US president calls Seychelles an economic model for Africa
|Ambassador Ronny Jumeau presented his credentials to U.S President Trump on Friday in the Oval Office at the White House. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Photo License: CC-BY|
An economic model for Africa. That's how U.S. President Donald Trump described Seychelles at the accreditation of the island nation’s ambassador to the U.S., a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on September 10.
2. Aircraft investigators in Seychelles to retrieve debris, possibly send to Australia
|The pieces of debris were found by rangers during an operation to track turtles and birds on the North Island earlier this week (Islands Development Company) Photo License: CC-BY|
A story with potentially global implications. Aircraft incident investigators were dispatched to retrieve and secure debris discovered on Farquhar, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said on July 13. The debris were found by rangers of the Island Conservation Society during an operation to track turtles and birds on the North Island.
1. Air Seychelles suspends flight to Madagascar after plague outbreak
|Air Seychelles services between Seychelles and Madagascar are suspended as of Sunday. (Rassin Vannier)|
A story of illness from a neighbouring island country that touched us here in Seychelles. Air Seychelles, the national carrier, temporarily suspended its services between Seychelles and Madagascar as of October 8. The airline said the suspension followed the guidance and request of the Seychelles' Public Health Authority amid concerns over an outbreak of plague in Madagascar.