"The real news from Seychelles No Credits From State House"
VICTORIA, April 23 (BERNAMA-NNN- Xinhua) -- Seychelles News Agency, the
national news agency of the Indian Ocean island country, has been
launched, a press release from Seychelles' Department of Information
Seychelles News Agency will give daily "as -it-happens" news and
features focusing on the islands' environment, defense and maritime
security, energy, tourism and business development, news and views from
other Indian Ocean islands and key African events, according to the
The agency is funded by the Department of Information of the Government
of Seychelles and has a partnership for world news with Xinhua.
"We are fully engaged in world affairs to fight climate change, as well
as ensuring peace and security in the Indian Ocean and East Africa. We
want to show the world how a small island state can be a model for
"The Seychelles News Agency will enable the world community to keep up
to date with all these events in our islands and the Indian Ocean
region," Seychelles President James Michel commented on the website of
the news agency.
"Seychelles has a lot to share with the world, to bring its experience
and expertise to the attention of the world community. The Seychelles
News Agency will help to give us a voice on the world stage, and share
some of the interesting events that happen in our islands," Seychelles
Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Paul Adam said in his part.
With a population of 90,000 people, Seychelles is an African country in
the western Indian Ocean. The country has 52 percent of its land
territory protected by law as nature reserves, making it the most
protected, conservation-minded nation in the world, according to the
Seychelles News Agency is an on-line news service, which is the first
of its kind in the small island state, a media official in the
Seychelles presidency told Xinhua by email.