It was at a ceremony at the ESPACE Building Offices of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture on Monday, May 9, 2016 in the presence of Benjamine Rose, the Seychelles PS for Culture that Norbert Couvreur received his Certificate of Appointment as a Cultural Ambassador.
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture continues to appoint, as its Cultural Ambassadors, people who understand the Seychelles, its Culture and its People. “Generally we have appointed famous personalities is the world of music and the arts and we work with them to open doors to our Seychellois Artists, both performing or visual,” said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture in the presence of Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture after presenting the Certificate of Appointment to Norbert Couvreur as the newest Cultural Ambassador.
Norbert Couvreur has been General Manager at the Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort and Spa since 2010 and his employment contract in Seychelles has come to an end. “Mr. Couvreur has been a GM who understood Seychelles and who has worked with our Ministry for the betterment of the island’s tourism industry as he supported Cultural Events that appeared on the Seychelles Calendar of Events. After some six years he is moving to France and will be General Manager of a hotel complex where many famous sport personalities from the world over train and spend quality time. We have opened a dialogue with Mr. Couvreur to open doors for Seychelles tourism, culture and also our sports men and women. His appointment as our Cultural Ambassador is only officializing what he will be doing in any way for Seychelles after he leaves our shores, this is being a Good Ambassador for our islands,” said Minister St.Ange.
It is the first time that the Ministry of Tourism and Culture names a former Hotel & Resort General Manager to be their Cultural Ambassador and on this the Minister and PS Benjamine Rose said that Mr. Couvreur understood that by working together with the Tourism Board and the Ministry he was playing the togetherness card that helped to ensure the consolidation of the island’s tourism industry. “Mon cher Norbert, we appreciated your presence in Seychelles as a Resort General Manager. We worked well with you and we appreciated your unconditional support for the Ministry and for Seychelles. We wish you well in the challenging position you are taking and know that even though you are leaving Seychelles no one will be able to remove Seychelles from you heart,” Minister Alain St.Ange said to Mr. Couvreur as he presented him with his Certificate of Appointment as Cultural Ambassador.
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