Books on SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea & Coco-de-Mer released by STB
Ms Robert, Minister St Ange, Ms Alvis, Mr Burridge, Mrs Grandcourt and Mr Agrippine during the presentation of the books
Seychelles now has two latest coffee table books, featuring the islands’ iconic coco de mer nut and the annual SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea.
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture Alain St Ange presented the National Library with copies of the newly launched coffee table books featuring the islands’ iconic coco de mer nut and the annual Subios, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea.
Minister St Ange presented the books in a small handover ceremony during a general staff meeting, which had gathered all the heads and staff from all departments of his ministry. The meeting was held on December 17, 2012 at the International Conference Centre in Victoria.
Minister St Ange, who initiated the publication of the two coffee table books, presented the copies to principal librarian Anne-Mary Robert, together with Elsia Grandcourt, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), who administered the production, alongside the three STB staff who brought the publication of the coffee table books to life following months of designing and editing.
The two beautifully designed, hard cover books in full colour is the work of Minister St Ange and the STB’s copywriter Glynn Burridge, print and production manager Michel Agrippine and graphics designer Olivia Alvis.
The books are entitled ‘Seychelles, the coco de mer’ and ‘Seychelles, Festival of the Sea’ and they will document unique selling points used by the STB in its promotion of the islands.
The first book gives a brief history of the coco de mer, the world’s heaviest seed and contains images of the seed that is unique to Seychelles. Interestingly, the book also features some historical images of the coco de mer, as well as a lovely selection of Seychelles stamps commemorating the seed.
The ‘Seychelles Festival of the Sea’ book takes readers on a journey from the event’s infancy stage to where it is today, through a compendium of images. It also boasts images of Seychelles’ pristine underwater world.