Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, Responsible for Information, Blue Economy, Investment and Industry, Information Communication Technology, Disaster Risk Management, Civil Society and Religious Affairs, and the Inner and Outer Islands
On 28th October 2016, Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton was sworn in as Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles. He holds the portfolios of Information, Blue Economy, Information Communications Technology (ICT), Foreign Affairs, Religious Affairs and Civil Society, and Inner and Outer Islands.
He was first appointed as Minister in January 2004 when he became Minister for Social Affairs and Employment. In 2005, he assumed the role of Minister for Health and Social Services, which he held until August 2006. In 2006, when he was appointed Minister for Community Development and Youth. In 2007, he became the Minister for Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture. In 2010 to 2011, he was the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.
From June 2011 to March 2012, he was the Minister for Community Development and Youth and from March 2012 to October 2016, he was the Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports.
Vincent Meriton completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles and further his studies in Moscow where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Sociology from Moscow State University.