President Faure chairs review meeting on resumption of commercial flights to Seychelles

25 August 2020 | State House

President Danny Faure chaired the fourth review meeting of the high-level forum leading the implementation of the National Integrated Framework for the Reopening of Seychelles this morning, since the country re-opened its borders to commercial flights on 1 August.

Members present were briefed by the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gedeon, and the CEO the Health Care Agency Mr Danny Louange, on the latest national and international COVID-19 situation with an overview of the key public health challenges currently being faced.

This was followed by updates from the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Task Force for the National Integrated Framework for the re-opening of Seychelles. This was a followed by a series of presentations from the SCAA, Department of Tourism, Seychelles Tourism Board, SHTA, SCCI, SIFCO and CEPS.

Following the presentations, President Faure expressed his appreciation to all stakeholders present for their continuous collaborative efforts in a time where everyone has had to work together to collectively ensure the country successfully surmounts the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Today as we conduct our fourth review, it is clear that we have come a long way as a country and I see much progress. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone lending a hand to ensure we are able to revive our economy and tourism industry whilst also ensuring the safety of our people and our country," said President Faure. He stressed on the importance of all stakeholders present to continue exercising the collective responsibility that will allow Seychelles to maintain this path of gradual improvements as it navigates a very dynamic global health crisis.

The next consultative session will be held next Tuesday 8 September 2020.

Present for the meeting at STC Conference, was the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investments Amb. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley, Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Mrs Miriam Télémaque, , Secretary of State for Health, Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, Economic Advisor to the President, Mr Bertrand Belle, the Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles, Ms Caroline Abel, Principal Secretary for Finance, Mr Damien Thesee, Special Advisor to MFTIEP, Mrs Sitna Cesar, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kishnan Labonté, Principal Secretary for Risk and Disaster Management, Mr Paul Labaleine, Senior Policy Adviser Department of Health, Dr Conrad Shamlaye, CEO of the Healthcare Agency, Dr Danny Louange, the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gedeon, Principal Secretary for the Department of Immigration and Civil Status, Mr Alain Volcere, Principal Secretary for Employment, Mr Jules Baker, the Special Advisor for Employment, Ms Veronique Bresson, CEO for SETS, Mr Guy Morel, Chief Policy Analyst, Employment, Ms Susan Morel, Director General for Employment Promotion, Mrs Letimie Dookley, , Principal Secretary Tourism Department, Mrs Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr Alan Renaud, CEO for the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs Sherin Francis, CEO of SCAA, Mr Garry Albert, Deputy Governor of the Central of Seychelles, Mr Christopher Edmond, the Chairperson of SCCI, Mr Oliver Bastienne, Member of the SCCI, Ms Donaline Delpeche, Health Coordinator for Faith Based Organisation, Dr Anne Gabriel, Vice Chairperson of SIFCO, Bishop James Wong Yin Song, Member of SIFCO, Mrs Marion Gendron, the Vice-Chairperson of SHTA, Mr Allen Mason, Executive Secretary of GETUS, Mrs Tina Hoarau, the Secretary-General of SFWU, Mr Antoine Robinson, representatives of the La Digue Business Association, Mr José St Ange, Chairperson of CEPS, Mr Jude Fred, Vice Chairperson of CEPS, Mrs Marie-Nella Azémia and member of CEPS, Dr Nirmal Jivan Shah.


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