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May 10, 2011 | Christie D'Zurilla, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, hopped a private jet Monday for the Seychelles, arriving early Tuesday for a 10-day royal honeymoon getaway. After landing at the Indian Ocean destination's main airport on Mahe around 7:20 a.m., a Seychelles tourism official confirmed, they were taken by helicopter to a private island where they will hole up in a private bungalow, the Telegraph said. The islands up for private hire typically include a top chef and staff, according to the Daily Mirror, which quoted a "royal insider" as saying the couple had "slipped out of the country very quietly, they didn't want a fuss.
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June 6, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
In Singapore , guests view paintings by emerging artists; in Cambodia , they can catch a puppet show; in the Seychelles , they see work by a painter, the only one on the island of Praslin.   It's all part of the local art scene on display at the nine Raffles Hotels & Resorts . “Art is very much in the DNA of Raffles,” said Diana Banks, vice president of sales and marketing. “We encourage our hotels and our hotel partners to develop a concept for their art collection that reflects local culture, and to be in character with Raffles' nature of authenticity and individuality.” The hotel group, which was launched in 1887 in Singapore, comprises several hotels based in Asia and the Middle East and one in Paris.
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NEWS
November 30, 1985 | United Press International
Gerard Hoareau, an exiled opposition leader from the African island nation of the Seychelles, was shot and killed on the doorstep of his London home Friday by an unidentified gunman, police said. Police said Hoareau's killer, who was about 30, bearded and of "African appearance," disappeared after the attack and was still being sought.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
You would think Costa Allegra passengers, stranded at sea for more than two days and enduring overflowing toilets, no power, cold sandwiches and beastly heat, would want to go home immediately and put the nightmare behind them. Not so. A statement from Costa Cruises says about 70% of the 627 passengers have taken the Italian-based cruise line up on its offer of a free two-week stay in the Seychelle Islands. Passengers disembarked the crippled ship after reaching Port Victoria on Mahe, the Seychelles' main island, midday Thursday local time.
WORLD
April 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
France Albert Rene stepped down after nearly three decades as president of the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles. Rene, 68, who seized power in a 1977 coup a year after independence from Britain, handed over his post to James Michel, his vice president, at a ceremony at State House, said Gilbert Pool, Rene's spokesman. Rene's reign was marked by socialist economic policies.
WORLD
April 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Pirates seized a French luxury yacht with 30 crew members off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said. Attackers stormed the 288-foot Le Ponant as it returned without passengers from the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, toward the Mediterranean Sea, said officials with the French maritime transport company CMA-CGM. A French warship and a Canadian military helicopter were dispatched to track the yacht.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
In Singapore , guests view paintings by emerging artists; in Cambodia , they can catch a puppet show; in the Seychelles , they see work by a painter, the only one on the island of Praslin.   It's all part of the local art scene on display at the nine Raffles Hotels & Resorts . “Art is very much in the DNA of Raffles,” said Diana Banks, vice president of sales and marketing. “We encourage our hotels and our hotel partners to develop a concept for their art collection that reflects local culture, and to be in character with Raffles' nature of authenticity and individuality.” The hotel group, which was launched in 1887 in Singapore, comprises several hotels based in Asia and the Middle East and one in Paris.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997 | From Associated Press
A small brown bird in the island nation of Seychelles has provided the first experimental evidence that some wild animals can control the sex of their offspring. After four pairs of Seychelles warblers were moved from an area where food was sparse to spots where it was plentiful, their ratio of male to female offspring changed dramatically. Sons outnumbered daughters 18 to 2 in the sparse-food environment, but sons lost out 5 to 29 when more food was available.
NEWS
July 22, 1986 | Associated Press
The island nations of Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Grenada announced Monday that they will join 23 other countries in boycotting the Commonwealth Games to protest Britain's opposition to economic sanctions against South Africa. The announcements came a day after India, leader of the nonaligned movement, said it will not send athletes to the international sports event, which is held every four years for members of the grouping of Britain and its former colonies.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
You would think Costa Allegra passengers, stranded at sea for more than two days and enduring overflowing toilets, no power, cold sandwiches and beastly heat, would want to go home immediately and put the nightmare behind them. Not so. A statement from Costa Cruises says about 70% of the 627 passengers have taken the Italian-based cruise line up on its offer of a free two-week stay in the Seychelle Islands. Passengers disembarked the crippled ship after reaching Port Victoria on Mahe, the Seychelles' main island, midday Thursday local time.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | Christie D'Zurilla, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, hopped a private jet Monday for the Seychelles, arriving early Tuesday for a 10-day royal honeymoon getaway. After landing at the Indian Ocean destination's main airport on Mahe around 7:20 a.m., a Seychelles tourism official confirmed, they were taken by helicopter to a private island where they will hole up in a private bungalow, the Telegraph said. The islands up for private hire typically include a top chef and staff, according to the Daily Mirror, which quoted a "royal insider" as saying the couple had "slipped out of the country very quietly, they didn't want a fuss.
WORLD
April 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A tourist yacht with a crew of seven has been hijacked by Somali pirates near the Seychelles islands off Africa's east coast, officials said. The Indian Ocean Explorer had dropped off its contingent of tourists before it was seized, said Kirk Green, director of Aquatours, the London-based operator that books diving tours on the yacht. Green said he was told of the hijacking Wednesday by the British Navy and thought the boat had been taken then. But the U.S. Navy says the ship was taken either Friday or Saturday.
WORLD
April 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Pirates seized a French luxury yacht with 30 crew members off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said. Attackers stormed the 288-foot Le Ponant as it returned without passengers from the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, toward the Mediterranean Sea, said officials with the French maritime transport company CMA-CGM. A French warship and a Canadian military helicopter were dispatched to track the yacht.
WORLD
April 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
France Albert Rene stepped down after nearly three decades as president of the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles. Rene, 68, who seized power in a 1977 coup a year after independence from Britain, handed over his post to James Michel, his vice president, at a ceremony at State House, said Gilbert Pool, Rene's spokesman. Rene's reign was marked by socialist economic policies.
WORLD
July 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
With rival forces closing in on him, former Madagascan President Didier Ratsiraka fled to the Seychelles with his family, apparently ending more than six months of turmoil in his island nation. Ratsiraka had ruled Madagascar for more than two decades before losing in a December election to Marc Ravalomanana. Ratsiraka refused to recognize the results, plunging this nation off the east coast of Africa into chaos.
TRAVEL
April 14, 2002
While reading Susan Spano's article ("The Best Beach in the World?" Los Angeles Times Magazine, Special Travel Issue, March 17), I immediately became nostalgic about my trip to the exotic Seychelles islands in March 2000. My husband and I put the trip together ourselves. I got a great fare to Rome on Alitalia Airlines, and from Rome we flew Air Seychelles to the islands. My husband made the hotel reservations online. We visited the same three islands as Spano, staying at Lazare Picault.
TRAVEL
November 24, 1985
Following the article by Claudia Capos on the Seychelles (Sept. 1) we were inundated with inquiries. During the following week the telephone rang continuously and mail poured in. We had over 500 inquiries and they are still coming in. Thank you for giving the islands this exposure. JEAN C. WALDEN regional Manager, USA Seychelles Tourist Board St. Petersburg, Fla.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1998 | Dow Jones
Seychelle Environmental Technologies Inc. said it has completed the acquisition of Seychelle Water Technologies Inc. for an undisclosed amount of stock. Seychelle Environmental, which makes water filtration and sanitation products, also said it completed a 1-for-5 reverse stock split prior to the acquisition.
MAGAZINE
October 17, 1999
The Seychelles are a group of islands about 1,000 miles off the coast of Kenya. There's a series of beaches that are absolutely the most visually dramatic in the world, with these huge boulders that almost look like Henry Moore sculptures. There's also internal jungles to poke around in. In Tahiti, you feel like a tourist. In the Seychelles, you feel like an explorer.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1998 | Dow Jones
Seychelle Environmental Technologies Inc. said Friday that it has formed a new unit to handle direct sales distribution of its air and water filtration products in North America and Japan. In a press release, Seychelle said it expects its new Asante International Inc. unit to begin with about 5,000 distributors and to grow to 25,000 distributors in North America and 10,000 in Japan within one year.
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