Call for action: We must face reality, says Barry Gendron, right, with Lewis Betsy
14th October 2021
 Paradise may be a pre-conceived idea and a portrayal that all is well in the so-called Garden of Eden. In fact, some say, the garden is in full bloom, roses are in abundance. Others question thi... more...
Ready for the tournament: President Ramkalawan, and British High Commissioner Patrick Lynch, centre,  with players in the Premier League team strips
14th October 2021
An inspirational new sporting initiative has been launched to encourage youngsters to play football in Seychelles.The Seychelles Schools Premier League is a collaboration with the British Government i... more...
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
14th October 2021
By Lewis Betsy It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend George Uzice who I regard as a great Seychellois.George died in in Miama, Florida, USA, where he was living.The ne... more...
Recalling the past: Gilbert Eliza at the Espace Building
14th October 2021
By Lewis Betsy I met up with an old friend recently and was reminded of his remarkable history. His name is Gilbert Eliza and he told me about how he joined the British Army 60 years ago… ... more...
Quizzed: Ian Withers tells the TRNUC about his work for Rene by video link
14th October 2021
By Lewis Betsy IAN Withers, who spied on our freedom fighters for the murderous Rene regime, gave a telling account of his activities to a TRNUC hearing live by Skype. The ex-private detecti... more...
Concerned: Lewis Betsy is still waiting for answers about his TRNUC case
14th October 2021
By Lewis Betsy As a complainant in the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission hearings (my case is number two) I have to express the concern and disappointment I have with the Attorn... more...
Top job: Kevin Betsy is the new Under 23-team coach at Arsenal
12th August 2021
Congratulations have been pouring in from all over the world after Kevin Betsy took up a new job managing the Under 23-team at top London football club, Arsenal.Seychellois-born Kevin, 43, had previou... more...
Campaigners for Press freedom: Lewis Betsy, left, and Bernard Verlaque
29th June 2021
By Lewis Betsy From the moment I left Seychelles on 1st April, 1980, and then settled in the UK, my thoughts have always turned to the same thing: the vital need for Seychelles to have a free Pre... more...

High hopes as Regatta aims to raise money for schools water project

6th September 2016

The annual Seychelles Regatta will take place at the Beau Vallon venue from September 30 to October 2.

This charity fund-raising event is being organised by the Round Table Seychelles (RTS).

Regatta plans announced: Jayant Mayadas, far left, Lenny Gabriel, and Maja Gedosev
Regatta plans announced: Jayant Mayadas, far left, Lenny Gabriel, and Maja Gedosev

Lenny Gabriel, president of RTS, said: “This event will have several fantastic outcomes. It will bring Seychellois and tourists together for the beach sports activities, an array of concerts and events, such as the Miss Regatta and the traditional Regatta boat race. 

“We look forward to having fun and something that will bring good to the society and our children.”

Lottery tickets are on sale too. Mr Gabriel went on: “Really attractive prizes are up for grabs.”

Air Seychelles and PMC Auto are leading sponsors of the Regatta. 

Jayant Mayadas, the PMC and Hyundai representative, said: “We are so happy to once again support Round Table by sponsoring this year’s lottery star prize ? a brand new silver Hyundai CRETA compact SUV vehicle.”

Maja Gedosev, head of corporate communication for Air Seychelles, said: “Air Seychelles is very proud to partner with RTS on the Regatta 2016. 

“This partnership will bring many benefits to all visitors this year as well as the Seychelles community. 

“Besides offering ticket prizes for the Regatta lottery and for the Miss Regatta finalists, we will organise a lucky dip at the Air Seychelles VIP stand. Visitors stand a chance to win tickets on regional and domestic routes. We will also offer special Regatta weekend discounts which will go up to 25 per cent. 

Air Seychelles, together with RTS, will donate all the proceeds from the Regatta 2016 towards a water fountain project which means public schools in Mahé, La Digue and Praslin will receive standalone drinkable water dispensers. 

Maja Gedosev added: “It is a global project between RTS and the Ministry of Education. It is essential to provide water and reduce the use of PET bottles.”

Latest News

We are in a trance. Now we must become more pro-active to achieve real change in Seychelles at this confusing time
14th October 2021
Call for action: We must face reality, says Barry Gendron, right, with Lewis Betsy
 Paradise may be a pre-conceived idea and a portrayal that all is well in the so-called Garden… more...
Young footballers ready to kick off like stars from the Premier League
14th October 2021
Ready for the tournament: President Ramkalawan, and British High Commissioner Patrick Lynch, centre,  with players in the Premier League team strips
An inspirational new sporting initiative has been launched to encourage youngsters to play football… more...
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
14th October 2021
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
By Lewis Betsy It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend George Uzice… more...
Veteran Gilbert recalls the day young men scrambled to join the British Army
14th October 2021
Recalling the past: Gilbert Eliza at the Espace Building
By Lewis Betsy I met up with an old friend recently and was reminded of his remarkable history.… more...
The man with no remorse is exposed by Skype
14th October 2021
Quizzed: Ian Withers tells the TRNUC about his work for Rene by video link
By Lewis Betsy IAN Withers, who spied on our freedom fighters for the murderous Rene regime,… more...
What is going on with the Truth Commission? People are in despair and fear their complaints will be ignored
14th October 2021
Concerned: Lewis Betsy is still waiting for answers about his TRNUC case
By Lewis Betsy As a complainant in the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission… more...
Praise from across the globe as Seychellois-born football star Kevin Betsy takes key job at Arsenal
12th August 2021
Top job: Kevin Betsy is the new Under 23-team coach at Arsenal
Congratulations have been pouring in from all over the world after Kevin Betsy took up a new job… more...
Seychelles Life will offer a new voice for the people of our islands… one that will promote unity and compassion
29th June 2021
Campaigners for Press freedom: Lewis Betsy, left, and Bernard Verlaque
By Lewis Betsy From the moment I left Seychelles on 1st April, 1980, and then settled in the… more...
October's News
News Archive