The 2005 sub-Indian Ocean Seychelles (Subios) festival was held for
17th to the 22nd of May 2005. The aim of the annual event was to
attract more visitors during the period of low season.
The signing of a 70 year lease of the northwest Mahe site gave the go
ahead to a US$100 million hotel development project at Port Launay.
The construction of a 21 million euro five star hotel is underway at
Anse Louis. The project, which consists of the construction of 30
villas, is a joint venture between Southern Sun Hotels and a local
entrepreneur Mr. Joe Albert.
Under the Nature Seychelles program VIPS (Volunteer International
Program for Seychelles) a volunteer from Germany has been in
Seychelles to help with population censuses of a Seychelles endemic
bird, as well as with seabirds. Harald Legge, from near Dortmund, has
recently completed two weeks on Denis island engaged in the study of
the Seychelles Fody, or Toktok.