The inhabitants of La Digue will soon receive specialised healthcare services with the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art, modern hospital.
Located close to L'Union Estate, the health centre will provide diagnostic services, such as laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound services, rehabilitative services, dialysis and small surgical procedures.
Construction work by Green Island Construction Company (GICC) started in March last year.
The inauguration ceremony of the La Digue hospital took place on 15th August to, coincide with the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
In his address, President Wavel Ramkalawan described the hospital as the most beautiful, modern and state-of-the-art hospital in the country at present
The plaque of the hospital was unveiled by President Ramkalawan, the Minister for Health, Peggy Vidot, and the secretary general of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Hamoud Abdullah Al Junaibi.
The project has been financed through a $4 million donation from the United Arab Emirates government and R2 million from the La Digue Hospital Fund.
Five years after it was closed down due to widespread fungus infestation, the National Library was officially reopened yesterday following extensive renovation works.
The work was done by Green Island Construction, a subsidiary of the Islands Development Company (IDC) whose chief executive Glenny Savy handed over the symbolic key to the building to President Wavel Ramkalawan and secretary general for the Seychelles National institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (Snicha) David André during the official opening ceremony yesterday morning.
The key was then handed over to two long-serving staff of the National library ‒ Marie-Cecile Radegonde and Christianne Domingue.
The National Library, which includes the National Archives, was officially opened on June 18, 1994. In 2018 it was closed down due to widespread fungus infestation. With extensive renovation that started in February 2022, 17 months later the library was reopened yesterday. However it is not yet fully operational for the public.
The late Mr. Antonio Constance, better known as Mazaren has been decorated with the Medal of Honour of the Republic of Seychelles. This medal is awarded to a person who has rendered exceptional or outstanding services of national importance to Seychelles.
The medal was presented to his widow, Alda, by President Wavel Ramkalawan in a ceremony at State House.
Mazaren, an ardent protector of the islands’ environment worked for 30 years with IDC. He sadly passed away in July 2022 at the age of 87.
IDC would like to congratulate the Constance family.
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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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