Last week we reported on how the Seychelles Scops Owl came to be taken
off the ‘critical list’ of endangered species. We are pleased to tell
readers about further momentous news for some of Seychelles’ rarest
A teacher who lives in north Mahe contacted us recently. ‘I know you’re
probably not the right people to speak to’, she said, somewhat
anxiously, ‘But I needed to speak to somebody, I’m so annoyed.’ She had
just returned from one of her regular walks in Beau Vallon, and wanted
to complain to someone about the litter problem there.
The developers of the reclaimed Eden Island made their first lease
payment of US$ 2.5 million to the government of Seychelles in March
2005. It was the Minister for Land Use & Habitat, Mr Joel Morgan,
who confirmed the payment from Graig Heeger, representative of the Zone
10 Development Company.
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.