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Seychelles National Assembly hears Minister Alain St.Ange during Question Time on questions on Tourism and on Culture in its session of the 1st July

July 4, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Seychelles-TravelMinister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was at the National Assembly this 1st July for Question Time.

MINISTER ADDRESSING THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (1)The session was chaired by the Hon Patrick Herminie, the Speaker of the Seychelles National Assembly and Minister St.Ange answered questions tabled  by Hon Sultane Jacqueline, the Elected Member for Port Glaud on his Ministry’s efforts to encourage small business to enter the island’s tourism industry, by Hon Sylvianne Valmont, the Proportionally Elected Member on what was being done to encourage the active participation to participate in the Vanilla Islands Organisation and what benefits could they expect, by Hon Dereck Samson, the Elected Member for Anse Royale on what was being planned to encourage more sale with tourists of local artistic products, by Hon Maria Payet-Marie, the Proportionally Elected Member on what was being done to ensure the preservation, maintenance and promotion of the island’s heritage and how was the Ministry encouraging participation of the youth of Seychelles  in the preservation and promotion of the Cultural Heritage,  and secondly on what was being done on the Creative Industries program, by Hon Galen Bresson, the elected Member for Bel Ombre on regulation in place for use of music commercially in Seychelles, secondly on the program to sensitize the country on the new tax incentives of 125% to encourage tourism establishments to contract local musicians for their premises, and thirdly on what is being done to increase the yield from the tourism industry, and Hon Maria Payet-Marie, the Proportionally Elected Member on what was being done on the maintenance and upkeep of Nature Trails to ensure they remained an attraction for tourists and Seychellois alike.

Minister St.Ange who was being accompanied at the National Assembly by Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture, Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism and Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board used this session of Question Time that was being broadcast live by SBC Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation) to clarify many policy issues pertaining to his Ministry.

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