Mrs Myriam Telemaque was born on the 05th January 1960 at Foret Noire, Mont Fleuri, the district where she has grown up and is still residing to date. She hails from a family of 9 children. She, herself, has two children and three grandchildren.

Mrs Telemaque, born Elizabeth followed her studies at the Regina Mundi Convent and completed her O’Level Studies at the end of 1977. 

MInister for Employment and Immigration Seychelles

Mrs Telemaque’s experience in Government spans over 40 years, more specifically in the Immigration Department, where she started work as an Immigration Officer in 1978.

At that time, she was based at the Seychelles International Airport and the New Port. As an Immigration Officer, she has gained extensive experience in Immigration Laws, profiling of visitors and detection of fraud documents amongst others.

In 1986, she was transferred to the Head Office in the post of Senior Immigration Officer responsible for Border Control.  

Throughout her career, Mrs Telemaque carried out her duties diligently and has always been keen to pass on her extensive knowledge to her junior colleagues through training and support.  She was appointed as the Principal Immigration Officer on the 01st May 2015.

Her hard work and devotion was recognized and on the 01st May 2016, she was promoted to the Chief Immigration Officer and thereafter as the Principal Secretary for Immigration on the 01st November 2016.

She occupied the post up to 07th July 2017 when she was appointed Minister of Employment and Civil Status since the 07th July 2017, a position she has occupied to date. Being appointed as  Minister is a lifetime achievement for Minister Telemaque, an achievement which caps 40 years’ experience in the public service.

During her spare time, Minister Telemaque likes reading and jogging.