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Content

Title Tag

State House Seychelles | Office of the President

Length: 48 character(s) (343 pixels)

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Meta Description

Get the latest news and updates, explore behind-the-scenes photos from State House and find out how you can engage with the most open administration in our country’s history.

Length: 174 character(s) (1,029 pixels)

Meta descriptions allow you to influence how your web pages are described and displayed in search results. A good description acts as a potential organic advertisement and encourages the viewer to click through to your site.

Keep it short and to the point; the ideal meta description should contain between 70 and 160 characters - spaces included (600 - 940 pixels).

Ensure that each of your web pages have a unique, straightforward meta description that contains most important keywords. These keywords are especially important because they appear in bold when they match the user’s search query (See the Google Preview below).

Check your Google Search Console (Search Appearance > HTML Improvements) for any warning messages to identify meta descriptions that are too long/short or duplicated across more than one page.

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Desktop Version

www.statehouse.gov.sc

State House Seychelles | Office of the President

Get the latest news and updates, explore behind-the-scenes photos from State House and find out how you can engage with the most open administration in our ...

Mobile Version

www.statehouse.gov.sc

State House Seychelles | Office of the President

Get the latest news and updates, explore behind-the-scenes photos from State House and find out how you can engage with...

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Headings

<H1> <H2> <H3> <H4> <H5>
15 7 0 0 0
<H1> Cabinet Business - 1 July 2020
<H1> Message from President Danny Faure on the occasion of National Day 29 June 2020
<H1> Second Presidential Press Conference
<H1> President Danny Faure
<H1> Mesaz Prezidan Danny Faure a lokazyon Lazournen Nasyonal le 29 Zen 2020
<H1> Cabinet Business - 24th June 2020
<H1> President receives Interim Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Winding-Up of COSPROH (Compagnie Seychelloise de Promotion Hotelière)
<H1> Cabinet Business - 1 July 2020
<H1> Cabinet Business - 24th June 2020
<H1> Cabinet Business- 17 June 2020
<H1> Mesaz Prezidan Danny Faure a lokazyon Lazournen Nasyonal le 29 Zen 2020
<H1> 2020
<H1> 2019
<H1> 2018
<H1> OACPS First Extra-ordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of Heads of State and Government - Remarks by President Danny Faure - Wednesday 3rd June 2020
<H2> The President
<H2> Latest News
<H2> Cabinet Decisions
<H2> Featured video
<H2> Gallery
<H2> Speeches
<H2> Sign up for State House news alerts
and 19 more.

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Use your keywords in the headings and make sure the first level (<H1>) includes your most important keywords. Never duplicate your title tag content in your header tag.

While it is important to ensure every page has an <H1> tag, only include more than one per page if you're using HTML5. Instead, use multiple <H2> - <H6> tags.

Add the important keywords in <H> headings

Content Analysis

  • mesaz prezidan danny faure 2
  • president danny faure 3
  • deputy cabinet secretary 2
  • state house 5
  • cabinet decisions 3
  • cabinet affairs 2
  • cabinet business 6
  • latest news 2
  • office 2
  • state 8
  • cabinet 15
  • news 5
  • secretary 7
  • president 10
  • gallery 5

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Alt Attribute

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1 ALT attributes are missing.

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Alternative text allows you to add a description to an image. Since search engine crawlers cannot see images, they rely on alternative text attributes to determine relevance to a search query. Alternative text also helps makes an image more likely to appear in a Google image search and is used by screen readers to provide context for visually impaired users.

It looks like you're missing alternative text for 1 images on statehouse.gov.sc. Check the images on your website to make sure accurate and relevant alternative text is specified for each image on the page.

Try to keep your alternative text to a simple, one-sentence description of what's in the image.

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Language

Declared: English

Detected: English

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Make sure your declared language is the same as the language detected by Google.

Tips for multilingual websites:

Declare the language used

Web Feeds

We didn't find any web feed URLs on this web page.

A Web feed essentially enables visitors to receive information from your site without having to manually visit your website themselves. This allows you to consistently engage with your users, even when they are elsewhere.

Web Feeds can be used across a network of websites for product alerts, news, blog updates and more. Users can choose to subscribe to your content and receive notifications. Most multimedia content available on the web can be easily and efficiently distributed to your users using feeds.

The content would be delivered to the user in either RSS, ATOM, or JSON format. The aggregation of a web feed is the act of making a collection of web feeds available on one page.

Adding a web feed depends on the CMS you're using. Check with your CMS for specific instructions. You can also check this tutorial on creating RSS feeds for your website. Once it's added, start advertising it on your pages.

Indexing

URL Resolve

Warning, no 301 redirects are in place to redirect traffic to your preferred domain. Pages that load successfully both with and without www. are treated as duplicate content!

Not all versions of your page point to the same URL.

Search engines see www.statehouse.gov.sc and statehouse.gov.sc as two different websites with the same content. This causes them to see a lot of duplicate content, which they don't like.

Right now your website is not directing traffic to www.statehouse.gov.sc and statehouse.gov.sc to the same URL. It is crucial that you fix this.

Use the rel="canonical" tag to tell search engines which is the definitive version of your domain. Use a 301 redirect to divert traffic from your secondary domain.

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If you need help resolving issues with your SSL configuration, consider using a professional service to set it up for you.

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Robots.txt

A robots.txt file allows you to restrict the access of search engine crawlers to prevent them from accessing specific pages or directories. They also point the web crawler to your page’s XML sitemap file.

Your site currently has a robots.txt file. You can use Google Search Console's Robots.txt Tester to submit and test your robots.txt file and to make sure Googlebot isn't crawling any restricted files.

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XML Sitemap

We found a sitemap at:

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While we were able to find an XML sitemap for statehouse.gov.sc there was no reference to it in your robots.txt file.

Specifying the location of your sitemap in your robots.txt file ensures that search engines and other crawlers find and access it easily each time they access your website. Learn more about adding your XML sitemap to your robots.txt file.

Make sure XML sitemaps only include the pages you want search engines to crawl, so leave out any that have been blocked in a robots.txt file. Avoid using any URLs that cause redirects or error codes and be consistent in using your preferred URLs (with or without www.), correct protocols (http vs. https) and trailing slashes.

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Sitemaps Validity

We found 1 sitemap(s) listing 31 URL(s).

All sitemaps are within the file size limit

All sitemaps are within the URL count limit

All sitemaps have a valid structure

All sitemaps are accessible

The sitemaps in your robots.txt file use a valid URL format

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To learn more about what a valid sitemap should look like check out our guide about XML Sitemaps or submit it through Google Search Console.

URL Parameters

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URL parameters are used to track user behaviors on site (session IDs), traffic sources (referrer IDs) or to give users control over the content on the page (sorting and filtering). The issue with URL parameters is that Google sees each unique parameter value as a new URL hosting the same thing - meaning you could have a duplicate content problem. Sometimes, it’s able to recognize these URLs and group them together. It then algorithmically decides which URL is the best representation of the group and uses it to consolidate ranking signals and display in search results. You can help Google recognize the best URL by using the rel="canonical" tag.

Use the URL Parameters Tool in Google Search Console to tell Google how your URL parameters affect page content and how to to crawl URLs with parameters. Use this tool very carefully - you can easily prevent Google from crawling pages you want indexed through overly restrictive crawling settings, especially if you have URLs with multiple parameters.

Check the On-Page section of Site Crawl to identify any duplicate content issues.
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Hreflang Tags

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The hreflang tag is an HTML tag that tells search engines which languages and (optionally) countries a page's content is relevant for. Hreflang tags also tell search engines where to find the relevant content in alternate languages.

If your website targets users all around the world, using hreflang tags will help make sure the right content is being served to the right users.

The value of the hreflang attribute identifies the language (in ISO 639-1 format) and optionally a region in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format of an alternate URL.

Use WooRank's Site Crawl to perform a thorough check on hreflang validity across a website.

Underscores in the URLs

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Using underscores in your URL makes it hard for search engines to determine your site's relevance to a search. Google sees hyphens as word separators while underscores are ignored. So the search engine sees http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/uploads/downloads/filepath_81.pdf as all one word. Use hyphens in your URLs instead: http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/uploads/downloads/filepath-81.pdf.

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Mobile

Mobile Friendliness

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Your site is well configured for mobile users.

Mobile Rendering

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With more than half of all Google search queries originating on a mobile device, it is important to make sure your mobile site is optimized for these users.

Tap Targets

In the table below, find the tap targets that are too small, their size in pixels and the overlapping target that is too close to be easily clicked.

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Your page’s links and buttons are too small and/or too close to be easily clicked on a mobile device. The average fingertip area is 48 pixels in width and height. Tap targets should also be spaced enough so that a user's finger pressing on one link or button does not inadvertently touch another one. The minimum required space between tap targets is 8 pixels on all sides.

Use Google's Lighthouse tool to get a detailed look at all of your too tap targets that are too small and too close together.

Plugins

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Font Size Legibility

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At least 60% of your page’s font size is 12 pixels or greater.

Mobile Viewport

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The content fits within the specified viewport size.

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Keep in mind that since the width (in CSS pixels) of the viewport may vary, your page content should not solely rely on a particular viewport width to render well. Consider these additional tips:
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  • If necessary, CSS media queries can be used to apply different styling depending on screen size.
  • Ideally, serve responsively-sized images.

Mobile Frameworks

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Mobile or responsive frameworks are an important part of website optimization as they assist developers in creating applications which are applicable to multiple devices.

AMP

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AMP is an open-source library that provides a straightforward way to create web pages that are compelling, smooth, and load near instantaneously for users.

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Structured Data

Schema.org

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Get started using Schema.org vocabulary and marking up your webpage.

Schema.org is a set of vocabularies used to add meaning to the information on a webpage in a way that is readable by machines (Google). Schema.org vocabularies include attributes for entities, relationships between entities and actions.

Learn more in Google's intro to structured data. Structuring data on your pages can help increase website traffic and improve audience engagement. Schema.org vocabulary can be added to a page using many different formats, including RDFa, Microdata and JSON-LD.

Open Graph Protocol

STATEHOUSE.GOV.SC

State House Seychelles | Office of the President

Get the latest news and updates, explore behind-the-scenes photos from State House and find out how you can engage with the most open administration in our country’s history.

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og:url http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/
og:title State House Seychelles | Office of the President
og:description Get the latest news and updates, explore behind-the-scenes photos from State House and find out how you can engage with the most open administration in our country’s history.
og:image:height 630
og:image:width 1200
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Great, we detected open graph tags on your webpage.

Facebook developed the Open Graph protocol to enable the integration of any web page with its social media platform. Other social media platforms have also adopted the protocol, allowing you to control how your web pages are presented when shared across social media.

Twitter Card

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Twitter Cards are designed to give users a rich media experience whenever a tweet contains links to a site's content. Twitter has various card types that can show content previews, play videos and increase traffic to your website.

Check out Twitter's Guide to learn how to add Twitter Cards.

Use the validator to check what information will appear when something is shared on Twitter.

Microformats

Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats use code (HTML/XHTML tags) originally intended for other purposes to add context to the content on a webpage. This helps machines (like Google!) to understand certain information (contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, etc.) intended for humans.

Security

Email Privacy

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We don’t recommend adding plain text/linked email addresses to your webpages, as malicious bots scrape the web in search of email addresses to spam. Instead, consider using a contact form.

Hide email addresses to avoid being spammed

SSL Secure

Your website is SSL secured (HTTPS), but the Common Name is set to cyril.

Your website's URLs do not redirect to HTTPS pages.

Your headers are not properly set up to use HSTS.

The SSL certificate expires in 6 years.

Watch out, the issuer of the certificate is "self-signed".

Using an SSL certificate creates an encrypted connection between your visitor's browser and your website's server adding an extra layer of security. In 2014, Google announced that HTTPS would become part of their ranking algorithm and since your website is not HTTPS, it will likely rank below your HTTPS competitors. When moving to HTTPS, follow these best practices for a smooth transition:
  • Use a serious issuer to purchase your SSL certificate
  • Redirect all of your HTTP pages to the HTTPS version of your website
  • Use HTTP Strict Transport Security in your headers
  • Renew your SSL certificate every year, before it expires
  • Make sure that all of your content (CSS, etc.) is linked to HTTPS
  • Update your XML sitemap to ensure the URLs include HTTPS and update the robots.txt file to reference this version
  • Register the HTTPS website in Google & Bing Search Console/Webmaster Tools

Performance

Asset Minification

62%    62%

You could reduce (6.8 KiB) by minifying the asset(s) listed below.

URL Reduction size
/js/lightbox.js 6.8 KiB (38%)
Fast websites make happy visitors. Enabling minification on assets like HTML, JavaScript and CSS files will reduce their transfer size. Every time a page is requested from your website less bytes and lighter assets are sent over the network resulting in faster delivery which loads your website faster for your customers.

Asset Compression

Perfect, all your assets are compressed.

Great! We didn't find uncompressed assets on your web page.
Compressing assets reduces the amount of time it takes a user's browser to download files from your server. Enabling compression is an important part of reducing the amount of time it takes your website to load.

Asset Cacheability

We found a total of 30 uncached asset(s) listed below.

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Fast websites make happy visitors. Caching assets such as images, javascript and CSS files allows a browser to keep these files in local storage so it doesn't have to download them every time it requests a page on your website. This will lower the bandwidth used and improve the page load time.

To learn more on how to enable caching for your assets you can check out our guide to asset caching and SEO or consult Google's PageSpeed Insights guide on browser caching.

Technologies

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Server IP

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Your server's IP address has little impact on your SEO. Nevertheless, try to host your website on a server which is geographically close to your visitors. Search engines take the geolocation of a server into account as well as the server speed.

Use DNSstuff for comprehensive reports on your server.

Technologies

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Analytics

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Doctype

HTML5

The Doctype is used to instruct web browsers about the document type being used. For example, what version of HTML the page is written in.

Declaring a doctype helps web browsers to render content correctly.

Encoding

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Specifying language/character encoding can prevent problems with the rendering of special characters.

Branding

URL

statehouse.gov.sc

Length: 10 character(s)

Keep your URLs short and clean and avoid long domain names when possible.

A descriptive URL is better recognized by search engines. A user should be able to look at the address bar and make an accurate guess about the content of the page before reaching it (e.g., http://www.mysite.com/en/products).

Keep in mind that URLs are also an important part of a comprehensive SEO strategy. Use clean URLs to make your site more "crawlable" by Google.

Resource: Search for a good domain name. If no good names are available, consider a second hand domain. To prevent brand theft, you might consider trademarking your domain name.

Favicon

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Favicons are the small icons that represent a website, company and/or brand. They can be displayed (among other instances) in browser tabs or bookmarks. Google also displays favicons in a page's search snippet in mobile search results.

You can see how your site's favicon appears in search results in the Google Preview above.

Make sure your favicon is consistent with your brand to help improve visibility.
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Custom 404 Page

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Your server responded with the HTTP status code: 404

Custom 404 error pages are an opportunity for you to reduce customer frustration and link to other pages on your site.

Customize the 404 error page

Domain

Domain Registration

Created 17 years ago

Expires in 2 months

Your domain, statehouse.gov.sc, is the human-readable address of your website on the Internet.

Domain age and registration won’t impact a website’s rankings, but it’s important to keep your registration up to date to prevent someone else from buying it.

Domain Availability

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Facebook Page

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Likes1,995

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Talking About162

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Name
State House Seychelles
About
The Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles presents news concerning President James Michel and Seychelles national news.
Meta Description
The President of the Republic of Seychelles


James Alix Michel was born in Mahe, Seychelles, on 16th August 1944. He has one son and a daughter.

His eldest son passed away at an early age. He completed his secondary education in Victoria in 1959 and attended the teacher training college from 1960 to 1961. He taught for two years before joining the telecommunications company Cable & Wireless, the trade union movement and the hotel industry.

From 1974 to 1977, James Michel was a member of the Executive Committee of the Seychelles People’s United Party (SPUP), the predecessor of the ruling Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF).

In 1978 he became a member of the Central Executive Committee of the newly formed SPPF. He became deputy secretary general of the SPPF in 1984 and secretary-general in 1994, a party post which he occupied until June 2009. On June 2nd 2009, SPPF was rebranded as Parti Lepep (People’s Party) and he was elected its president.

He was running mate in the presidential elections of 1998 and 2001 and was Vice-President from August 1996 to April 2004. He succeeded Mr. France Albert René as President upon the retirement of the latter in April 2004 and was elected to the highest office in July 2006. President Michel was re-elected in May 2011.

President Michel presently has portfolio responsibilities for Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation, Defence , Legal Affairs and Information.

James Michel was, until he became President, the longest serving minister in Seychelles. His first ministerial appointment was in June 1977 when he was given the responsibilities for public administration and information. As Minister for Information, he promoted the development of a modern telecommunications system in Seychelles and that of the media. In his long career, he also held the portfolios for Education, Finance, Communications, Defence, Culture and Sports.

In 1993 he was appointed First Designated Minister, a constitutional post in which he discharged the functions of the Office of the President during the absence of the Head of State. He also held the portfolios for Education, Finance, Communications and Defence.

James Michel was responsible for the democratization of the islands’ education system in the early 1980s. Today all Seychellois children have access to a minimum 13 years of non-fee paying education and equal opportunities to learning. A keen educationalist, President Michel was directly involved in the creation of the University of Seychelles. At the establishment of the university on 17th September 2009, he was named its chancellor. One of his greatest achievements as President has been the revitalization and reform of the Seychelles economy. In October 2008 he embarked on an economic reform programme, undertaken with vigor and far-reaching impact, unprecedented in Seychelles history.

The Seychelles rupee was floated, and a heavily front-loaded programme, that included a reduction of the public workforce, fiscal, structural and legal reforms, was implemented with the backing of a two-year IMF Stand-by Arrangement. One year following the reforms full macro-stabilization has been achieved, as reflected through falling interest rates, curbing of inflation, and a considerable appreciation of the exchange rates, underpinned by strong fiscal and monetary policies.

President Michel is the recipient of several international awards and decorations. The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal was conferred upon him by the Secretary of the United States Army in 1995. In 2001 he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order Pro Merito Melitensi by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. In 2010 the Order conferred the Grand Cross of the Knightly Order, Special Class, pro Merito Melitensi, to President Michel, recognizing the exceptional relations that exist between the Order and the Republic of Seychelles.

In October 2009 he received the UNESCO Gold Medal of the Five Continents in recognition of his work to promote the ideals of peace, tolerance and his work to sensitize the international community about the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States. The following month Michel was presented with the Most Innovative People Award (for Natural Innovation) by the Global Leadership Team at the Lebanon 2020 Summit.

President Michel received the Special Award for Eco-Safety from the World Eco-Safety Assembly of the International Eco-Safety Cooperative Organization, in December 2010, in view of his leadership in the field of environment and the long-standing efforts of the Government to foster sustainable development.

In January 2013, President James Michel was presented the Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2013 at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, for his visionary and strong leadership in the implementation of sustainable environmental, economic and social renaissance programmes during challenging times .

President James Michel co-chairs the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) which brings together world leaders to promote action on conservation and sustainability of islands. Under his leadership, GLISPA has mobilized political support for the blue economy and marine protected areas within island regions of the world. Sustainable development that reduces the vulnerability of Small Island States to climate change, food and energy crises remains at the forefront of President Michel’s agenda.

President Michel is the Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, and the patron of the Seychelles Football Federation, the Seychelles Islands Foundation, the Seychelles Scouts Association and the Jj Spirit Foundation.
Address
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Phone
+248 4295656
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Twitter Account

@StateHouseSey

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The Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles presents news concerning President James Michel and Seychelles national news.
Location
Seychelles
Created
8 years ago
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