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This Week – 25th July 2016

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St. Ange, will be in the National Assembly this week to answer several questions relating to various projects which concern his Ministry.

The questions will address the Ministry’s plans to encourage the youth of Seychelles to participate and promote our culture; the Ministry’s procedures to formalise the opening of nature trails, particularly those to be found on private premises for instance ‘Varigo Trail’ located at Anse Aux Pins; the contributing factors that have caused a delay in the completion works on the construction of STA school. The Minister will also answer questions regarding his Ministry’s plan to exempt post secondary students proceeding on attachment, from the compulsory Rs200 fee to acquire a police character certificate.

In addition, the Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Mr. Vincent Meriton , will deliver a Statement on National Gender Policy. This will be followed by another Statement by the Minister for Health, Mrs. Mitcy Larue, on the National Strategic plan of Seychelles for Non- Communicable diseases (NCDs.)

The Minister for Finance, Trade and Blue Economy, Mr. Jean Paul Adam, will also appear before the house to present the International Business Companies Bill, 2016 which seeks to appeal and replace the International Business Companies Act (Cap 100A) so as to consolidate and modernise the law relating to international business companies in line with the changes in the international field.

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St. Ange, will also present two bills, the first being the Creative Industries and National Events Agency Bill, 2016 which seeks to establish an Agency to promote the developments of creativity, skills and talents in individuals and collectively in the fields of visual, performing and literature, arts and for organizing national events in a coordinated manner and the second being, the Seychelles Tourism Board (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to amend section 5(d),(e) and (g), section 6 and section 7(1) of the Seychelles Tourism Board Act. This same bill seeks to introduce a new subsection (1) in section (7) of the Act, so as to enable the Seychelles Tourism Board to appoint special committees.






Ms. Jutta Alexis

Public Relations & Communications Officer