The national campaign for prostate cancer awareness was officially launched yesterday at the Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa.

The event was graced by the presence of President Wavel Ramkalawan, Vice-President Ahmed Afif, ministers and other male counterparts from the government, parastatal and private sectors.

A group of young individuals from Praslin have for the first time been taking part in the ‘Prepare for Work Programme’, a two-week training which is taking place at Grand Anse.

The young individuals are part of the sixth cohort to enrol on the training programme which has had much success amongst the youth on Mahe.

Thirteenth month pay has once again been suspended across the board, following the National Assembly’s approval of the Employment Suspension of Thirteenth Month Pay Act (2021).

It was during a lengthy session that members debated over the legislation presented by Minister for Employment and Social Affairs Patricia Francourt to suspend the employee benefit for this year.

  • Nothing final yet, say employment & immigration departments


The employment and immigration departments have conducted a consultative meeting on the revision of Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) fees proposal with various stakeholders from private businesses.

As expected, the meeting held at the Care House yesterday was a heated one.

It is the legal and ethical obligations of social workers to address the needs of diverse clients through non-discrimination standards and culturally competent practice, and this includes appropriately addressing the needs of clients with disabilities, such as those who are hearing impaired.

To celebrate the Safety at Work Week, the Minister for Employment and Social Affairs, Patricia Francourt, accompanied by a delegation from her ministry visited the Seychelles Breweries Ltd (SBL) yesterday afternoon.

The staff of the Ministry of Lands and Housing has embarked on a series of productivity education programme facilitated by Marie Vonne Francis at the Productivity Unit in the department of employment which will run through several weeks.

Minister for Employment and Social Affairs Patricia Francourt yesterday afforded her support for the work and primary focus of members of the Occupational Health and Safety Board to modernise the Occupational Health and Safety Decree, dating back to 1978.