Whilst in college I read Tom Wolfe’s book “The Right Stuff” about the space race and was struck by how Wolfe described that elusive quality which separated the best pilots from the rest. For the test pilots during the space race era, Wolfe demonstrates there was no single quality that made up one with “the right stuff” and it’s not put all together in flying school but in the field.
Waking up and out your front door you see a white sand beach, a turquoise/blue ocean, the sun streaming through the mountains on a neighbouring island, and a tortoise snoozing on the beach. Does it get better than this? This is the view from the field station on the Cousin Island Special Reserve, where I have spent the past 4 weeks in conservation bliss.
Today in Seychelles, Monday 10 September 2018
By C Ouma
As part of the 2018 Agenda of the 18th Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) meeting, Seychelles also held the 4th ESAAMLG Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPSD) from 7 to 8 September at the Savoy Resort and Spa. The PPSD is designed to help facilitate the development and implementation of robust Anti Money Laundering and combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes in the ESAAMLG region. Tackling money laundering associated with the illegal wildlife trade in the ESAANLG region was one of four topics featured.
A small boat boldly emblazoned with the words “Reef Rescuers,” bobs up and down on the ocean off of Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. As the skipper Jacques steadies it, two other occupants, Paul Anstey and Chloe Shute, Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers, prepare for quite an unusual job. They plan to tow a 24 metre rope fully laden with corals to a reef for transplantation without losing any in the water. The corals have been growing in an underwater nursery and are ready for transplanting.
Monsanto suffered a major blow with a jury ruling that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding him $289m in damages. Seychelles’ Pesticide Authorities confirm that the pesticide has been widely used locally for over 30 years, but under very strict regulation.
by S. Marivel