SEYCHELLES LICENSING AUTHORITY HOLDS MEETING WITH STATION COMMANDERS
The Seychelles Licensing Authority held a meeting on Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 with all Station Commanders at the Police Headquarters. The aim of this meeting was to educate the Station Commanders on the various security features that has been introduced on the new vehicle license disc by the Authority. These security features will enable the Police to verify the authenticity of the vehicle license during spot checks. Additionally, the meeting broadened on how SLA and the Police can work together to tackle various issues, such as, sale of alcohol by retailers after prescribed selling hours, sale of alcohol to minors, duplication of registration numbers and law and order in Market Street. During the meeting, it was agreed that SLA Inspectors and Police Officers will be conducting joint inspections and spot checks from henceforth.
SLA Board of Directors Meets with Representatives of FLB Builders
During its eleventh Board Meeting for the year, the Board of Directors of Seychelles Licensing Authority summoned the representatives of FLB Builders Ltd before the Board. The hearing was held further to a joint request from the Department of Employment, the Ministry of Health and the Seychelles Planning Authority to immediately suspend the licence of FLB Builders Ltd due to breaches of several legislations and policies under the purview of the three entities.
In accordance with section 9(3) of the Licences Act, 2010, the Board gave representatives of FLB Builders Ltd an opportunity to show cause as to why action should not be taken against its licence. In addition to that, the Principal Secretary for Employment and the Public Health Commissioner was present at the Board meeting to give evidence against the licensee. Subsequent to the hearing, the Board will take a decision on the case based on the contribution from all parties concerned.
REVIEWING LICENCES ACT AND REGULATIONS
CONSULTATION WORKSHOP TO PRESENT DRAFT POLICY PAPER
The Seychelles Licensing Authority organized a half day Consultation Workshop which was held at STC Conference Room on Wednesday 26th September 2018. The aim of the workshop was to engage relevant stakeholders who have been involved in the series of meetings held and to provide their feedback prior to the draft document being finalized. The Consultant, Mr. Edward Donelan presented his Draft Policy Paper on Reviewing Licences Act, 2010 and Regulations made under it for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development. Stakeholders in attendance had the opportunity to learn, debate and make propositions that are going to be included into a new and modern Act. Also present for this workshop was Mr. Patrick Payet, the Secretary of State for Finance, the Chairperson and Members of the SLA Board and the SLA management team.