In a ceremony at the IDC Aviation departure lounge at Pointe Larue, Pedro Junca and Francis Serpes were presented with their four bar shoulder boards as Captains on the Y12, while Joseph Pillay received his three bar epaulets as First Officer on the Beechcraft.
They were presented with their epaulets by the General Manager of IDC Aviation, Captain Marcus Labrosse and Captain Christiaan Sheffer, IDC’s Flight Operations Manager, who were their mentors throughout their journeys.
“This is a dream come true and a massive personal achievement since my childhood dream was to become a pilot” remarked Joseph Pillay, IDC’s new First Officer.
Four students from the Seychelles Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture (SIAH) are on Desroches to gain first-hand experience working in agriculture on an outer island.
Their work based experience training programme has been organised by IDC in collaboration with SIAH.
Apart from work experience, this will also be an opportunity for the young aspiring farmers to enjoy the island life.
Kelvyn Gonzalves, Dylan Lusta, Alvin Pauline and Azarius Adrienne were flown to Desroches this morning. They will spend a month on the island in the company of a team of experienced personnel in the fields of livestock and crop farming.
This work attachment programme for the students is also part of IDC’s strategic plan to encourage young Seychellois to join the company and take up employment on the islands.
IDC’s subsidiary, Green Island Construction Company (GICC) has handed over the Coast Guard hospital to the Ministry of Health.
This follows certain modification work to the external façade of the field hospital at Perseverance by Green Island Construction Company (GICC), which was necessary to deal with the weather conditions. As part of the project, GICC also built the support facilities which are essential in the efficient running of a hospital, such as consultation room, toilet and shower facilities.
The 60-bed hospital at the Seychelles Coast Guard base was a gift from the state of Qatar and the first phase of the project was carried out by the Qatari armed forces in September last year.
The completed project was handed over to the Minister for Health, Mrs. Peggy Vidot by the Chief Executive Officer of IDC, Mr. Glenny Savy in the presence of President Wavel Ramkalawan.
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