The recent announcement by Seychelles that it was looking at a project to renovate and secure the island's old French cemetery of Bel Air on the main island of Mahe and that the French Ambassador accredited to Seychelles had personally visited the cemetery alongside Alain St.
Ange the island's Minister for Tourism and Culture, is making news as far away as Canada.
Canada, like France and most of Europe, has a culture of caring and protecting for their population's final resting place, and Bea Broda, the Producer of BC Pictures, grabbed on to the Seychelles protecting its historical national monument story. The Seychelles history is rich and very influenced by eras when the islands was French and then British.
Today, Seychelles is a happy multicultural country often described as the melting pot of cultures. This connotation is today a reality because of a rich past, and this is why Alain St.Ange, the island's Minister of Tourism and Culture, is so set on working with organizations and interested parties to develop ways and means to protect historical treasures that speaks volumes on where the Seychelles of today all started.
âFrance and its La Reunion island are examples in safeguarding the Seychelles historical assets with a French influence. For this we say thank you to Mr. Philippe Delacroix, the French Ambassador; Mr. Didier Robert, the La Reunion President de la region La Reunion; and the islands Prefet,â Minister St.Ange said.
The BC Pictures of Canada's coverage of the Seychelles may be seen at http://www.travelvideo.tv/news/?p=33247 .
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture