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January 2, 1996 | From Washington Post
The list of countries that give the United States serious grief doesn't usually include Seychelles, a nation of 73,000 people scattered on an archipelago of remote islands in the Indian Ocean. But the government there got Washington's attention in December when it enacted an investment law that officials here describe as a "Welcome, Criminals" act.
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January 2, 1996 | From Washington Post
The list of countries that give the United States serious grief doesn't usually include Seychelles, a nation of 73,000 people scattered on an archipelago of remote islands in the Indian Ocean. But the government there got Washington's attention in December when it enacted an investment law that officials here describe as a "Welcome, Criminals" act.
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December 8, 1987 | From Reuters
Voters in the Indian Ocean state of the Seychelles have elected a new, four-year Parliament. Electoral officers said that 28,410 voters, or 66% of those eligible, cast their ballots Sunday to elect 23 members of the People's Assembly. In the last election in 1983, 59% voted.
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December 8, 1987 | From Reuters
Voters in the Indian Ocean state of the Seychelles have elected a new, four-year Parliament. Electoral officers said that 28,410 voters, or 66% of those eligible, cast their ballots Sunday to elect 23 members of the People's Assembly. In the last election in 1983, 59% voted.
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September 25, 1988 | DENIS ROSE, Reuters
Treasure hunters in the Seychelles are puzzling over the positions of the stars and obscure references to Greek mythology in their search for the fabulous hoard of an 18th-Century French pirate. A team of eight laborers wearing T-shirts emblazoned with a skull and crossbones began digging at this secluded beach on Mahe island last month for the hidden treasure of Olivier Le Vasseur, a French pirate hanged in 1730.
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February 12, 1995 | SUE LEEMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
People in the Seychelles have a saying that translates into, "Look, don't touch, but appreciate." So it's appropriate that signs in Creole and English on this tiny island in the St. Anne Marine National Park say just that, underlining the government's commitment to preserve what's left of its exotic natural heritage. Gen.
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December 4, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times
In the scrum of 9,000 negotiators gathered in Cancun to wrangle over a global climate treaty Ronny Jumeau has no patience for diplomatic niceties. "I won't shut up," said the pugnacious chief of the three-member delegation from Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago. "Even when we're underwater, when the bubbles pop, you'll hear us yelling. " Jumeau is a member of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a negotiating bloc of 43 nations already suffering the ill effects of climate change : longer droughts, bigger floods, stronger hurricanes and rising seas.
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December 9, 1990 | Compiled from Times staff and wire service reports
Ran Ronen, the Israeli consul general in Los Angeles, has mounted a campaign to encourage travel to Israel in the next few weeks and months, despite the threat posed by the Persian Gulf crisis. Ronen outlined his reasons on Nov. 8 in an extraordinary letter sent to community leaders within the seven states under the consulate's purview.
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