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Cabinet Business - Wednesday 12 May 2021

12 May 2021 | Cabinet Business

President Wavel Ramkalawan today, Wednesday 12th May, chaired a virtual meeting of the Cabinet at which a number of legal and policy memoranda were considered.

Cabinet approved for the repeal of the Seychelles Tourism Board Act of 2005.  The functions of the STB will be taken up by the Tourism Department.

Cabinet also discussed proposals to implement flexible working arrangements across Government.  Ministries, Departments and Agencies will make proposals on how they will implement new arrangements while ensuring continued efficiency and high standards in public service delivery.

Cabinet gave its approval in principle for Phase One of the proposed reclamation of an area of the seabed of approximately 24.9 hectares in area at Cascade.  Final approval will be based on outcome of a Class 1 environmental impact assessment.

Cabinet also approved in principle for the reclamation of 8,387 m2 of land seaward of Parcel V12348 at Providence by Seafront Development Limited. Final approval will depend on the outcome of Class One Environmental Impact Assessment.

Cabinet was briefed on the practice of administering terminal benefits of deceased workers.  Cabinet requested that the Employment Department and the Department of Legal Affairs submit a proposal for amending employment legislation to give clarity in the manner in which such benefits should be administered.

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