INDIAN OCEAN SOCIALIST- LOCAL HERO TO MANY

Posted September 15, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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LOCAL HERO: France Albert Rene A blog post will never do justice to this man but I will do my best to show why he is a local hero to many. Colonial era The Seychelles was a colony in both the French and English empire. The Seychelles had cinnamon, copra and vanilla plantations owned by the European ‘white’ masters and worked on by the slave ‘black’ population from East Africa and Madagascar. In 1835 slavery was abolished but the plantations continued. The m...


When is it your right to have access to contraceptives? 18 or when you decide?

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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The debate about when adolescents should have access to contraceptives has been discussed for years and we have created a strategy that is full of flaws. Currently it is believed that a person at the age of 14 can be sexually active but they can only gain access to contraceptives at the age of 15. Between 15 and 17 years of age they must have their parent's permission to have access to contraceptives. It is only when the person is 18 that they have access to contraceptives with...


Your Health; Your Responsibility

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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The theme in the Seychelles for health is “your health, your responsibility.” The health care system in the Seychelles caters for access to health care for everyone. The largest proportion of the government’s budget is given to the Ministry of Health to cater for the health care of the local population. It became clear that free health care is an expensive expenditure for the government. So combined with the budget was the theme your health, your responsibility in an attemp...


What is your permanent address?

Posted August 21, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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The question that makes me most uncomfortable is: What is your permanent address? For people who have called two completely different countries home I struggle to answer this question. I usually then ask when will you be posting this item so I can equate to my location at the time. The word permanent itself suggest forever and as an international citizen, I struggle to see me in one place permanently - my passport will tell the tale. It is difficult to explain how I so easily...


How does your country rank?

Posted August 14, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Today’s world is considered a young world where more than 50% of the population is 25 years old and under. In the Commonwealth it is estimated that out of the 2 billion people living in the commonwealth 60% of the population are under the age of 30. The YDI defines youth development as “enhancing the status of young people, empowering them to build on their competencies and capabilities for life. It will enable young people to contribute and benefit from a politically stable,...


No water No Life; No Blue No Green – Sylvia Earle

Posted August 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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*Close your eyes* Picture yourself flying over the Indian Ocean and you look down below and all you see is crystal blue waters and waves crashing. You take a look closer and see birds flying near the surface and dipping into the water occasionally. You dive into the water, 10 metres, 20 metres, 30 metres (just don’t hold your breath) and there with you are beautiful corals and fish. Be careful not to damage anything. It takes a long time for it to return the way it was. The S...


HARD AT WORK IN THE OFFICE AND FOR THE YOUTH...

Posted July 31, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Your name: Miss. Beryl Birgitta Payet Your age: 26 Years old Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I'm originally from La Digue Island which is Seychelles' Fourth Largest Island. I am currently residing at Pointe Larue, a district of Seychelles' main island - Mahé. According to your business card – what is your job title? I'm a Senior Engineer of the Radio Communications Section at the Department of ICT (Seychelles' Broadcasting and...


SIDS YOUTH GLOBAL ACTION DAY - 24TH JULY 2014

Posted July 23, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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To commemorate the SIDS Youth Global Action Day I thought I would write a post about small island developing states and what the youth in my country are doing to create awareness among ourselves about small island developing states and the role we are deciding to play in achieving sustainable development. Youth from small island developing states, including the Seychelles have been taking action throughout this month in preparation for the UN SIDS conference in Samoa 2014. Young...


The youth of the AIMS region (Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean and South China Seas) decided it was time to take a stand, to create a legal entity and create a dedicated network for young people to advance their aim to promote sustainable development in the region.


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