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News Seychelles » Finance: Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/seychelles-swaps-debt-groundbreaking-marine-protection-53297742
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The Seychellois government is already benefiting from the confidence the deal has inspired in its creditors, with a separate bond deal now being finalized with the World Bank to help finance a transition to sustainable fisheries. "The Seychelles is leading ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Debt swap paves way to protect Seychelles ocean

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/568f9fbc-189d-11e8-9e9c-25c814761640
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

A crucial element behind the project was a $20m debt swap completed in 2016, which freed up some $6m for the Seychelles to use on conservation, said Robert Weary, lead dealmaker and director of conservation finance at The Nature Conservancy. A $15m loan ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Seychelles preserves marine area in $30m debt-for-nature deal

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/africa/seychelles-preserves-marine-area-in-30m-debt-for-nature-deal
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Since then, government officials have been searching for ways to preserve Seychelles' environment without endangering financial stability. So the Finance Ministry was intrigued when United States-based conservation group The Nature Conservancy (TNC ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Seychelles preserves swathes of marine territory in debt-for-nature deal

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-seychelles-environment/seychelles-preserves-swathes-of-marine-territory-in-debt-for-nature-deal-idUSKCN1G61M5?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

So the finance ministry was intrigued when U.S.-based conservation ... The deep-pocketed conservation group offered to buy up nearly $22 million of Seychelles’ outstanding $406 million sovereign debt in return for the country designating a third of ...

News Seychelles » Finance: The Seychelles creates marine protection area the size of Britain in deal partly bankrolled by Leonardo DiCaprio

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5426605/Seychelles-swaps-debt-groundbreaking-marine-protection.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The Seychellois government is already benefiting from the confidence the deal has inspired in its creditors, with a separate bond deal now being finalized with the World Bank to help finance a transition to sustainable fisheries. 'The Seychelles is leading ...

News Seychelles » Finance: The Seychelles pioneer marine protection deal

News channel or source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/02/22/the-seychelles-pioneer-marine-protection-deal/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The Seychellois government is already benefiting from the confidence the deal has inspired in its creditors, with a separate bond deal now being finalized with the World Bank to help finance a transition to sustainable fisheries. “The Seychelles is ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Unique conservation deal creates massive new marine parks in the Seychelles

News channel or source: http://www.climateactionprogramme.org/news/unique-conservation-deal-creates-massive-new-marine-parks-in-the-seychelles
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The Seychelles has announced it has established vast new marine protected areas the size of Great Britain. 81,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean have been given over to conservation in an innovative conservation finance deal. The Seychelles Government ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Seychelles: President Faure receives the World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096504910/Seychelles-President-Faure-receives-the-World-Bank-Vice-President-for-Sustainable-Development
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Principal Secretary for Finance, Mr Patrick Payet, Principal Secretary for Economic Planning, Mrs Elizabeth Agathine, Country Director for Seychelles at the World Bank, Mr Mark Lundell, and Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources, Ms Karine Kamper.

News Seychelles » Finance: As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/as-china-concerns-grow-india-looks-to-build-military-presence-in-seychelles/ar-BBJj0bv
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

If they want to build a base, they can do it overnight. We don't have the financial and technical means to do this like them," said Prakash. Close ties between India and the Seychelles stretch back several decades, though have tightened in recent years ...

News Seychelles » Finance: Seychelles citizen movement wants India stopped

News channel or source: https://www.eturbonews.com/178673/seychelles-citizen-movement-wants-india-stopped
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

SAIG is asking the government under the “Free Access to Information Act” and the right of the citizens of Seychelles to know the details ... IDC workers on Assumption Island have been given financial incentives to be repatriated to other islands ...