Hi it’s me again, I started my day focusing on the process of learning how the office operates and how the staff gets along with their day to day job and I also learned about different type of connectives that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has with Seychelles and discovered many more interesting new things. First of all, the IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for the measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. IMO has over 17 statuses of conventions with Seychelles up till today. As my week go by I’ve been very fond of the term ‘maritime law’.
My journey to the island started off on a boat trip from Grand Anse Praslin to Aride which was about thirty minutes long as the sea was considered to be quite calm compared to how rough it usually is daily. The very first glimpse of the island promised endless adventures as different types of birds namely; Brown Noddies, Lesser Noddies, Ferry terns, White-tailed Tropicbirds, Sooty Terns, Shearwaters and many more were circling the island and sea. They were flying so freely over the sea searching for food not even minding the boat as they knew they were safe from any harm.
My Journey started on Saturday 19th August 2017, as I signed the paper for my blue economy internship, with great excitement.
Hi I am Aniella Servina, a 16 year old student from Anse Boileau School. I have been assigned an internship at the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA), New Port.
2017 has been declared by the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) as the year of sustainable tourism. This is significant as tourism is an important catalyst for development particularly for small island states like Seychelles. It provides a unique opportunity to contribute, as well as raise awareness on the three dimensions of sustainability which include the environment, social and economic pillars.
Hello my name is Alexandra Payet; I am a 17-year-old UniSey student, who has a passion for the environment. I am now following a blue economy internship at the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration [SMSA] which many of you may not have heard about it. SMSA is located at Trinity house on the 2nd floor and was established in October 2004.
On Monday the 21st August I woke up with a sense that my day was going to be a long one. It was my first day at the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) and it was the very first time that I was actually happy to wake up early in the morning. The place was quiet but busy with employers coming in for work, I was excited and at the same time I was shy and felt a little bit pressured as I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know anyone there but as I entered the building there was a man sitting at the reception, a kind one, he welcomed me politely and ask if I needed any help which honestly eased me a lot.
Blue Economy, two words with over 200 meanings. In my journey to find out what part I have to play in the blue economy, I found myself not at sea chasing potters and pirates or beneath the oceans waves tagging shacks and turtles. No, I found myself severing the blue economy by protecting my fellow Seychelles brothers and sisters from a fierce attack by an enemy that out numbers us 100 to 1. Its name bacteria.
My first day at work.
I wasn’t to keen on the whole idea of waking up early in the morning to go to work in my school vacation, as would any other teenager, but that wasn’t my biggest dilemma in fact it wasn’t a problem at all, because I wanted to see how work life is and how the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) operates. My actual problem was being nervous that I would fail, but I didn’t and I’m pretty sure I won’t.