Friday, 17 March 2017

Body Language Expert Analysis:

We gave this picture to our body language specialist aka Ed to give us his expert opinion on the people in the photograph. There are five people in total in the picture; a lady and four men all wearing different colour t-shirts. The lady is wearing a white baseball cap, earring and a necklace; she is dark skinned. However, there is very little that our expert can tell us about the lady as the rest of her person is not in view.

The guy in white cap, dark glasses and dark blue t-shirt are indicative of things to hide; many skeletons in the closet, so to speak. The chap in the yellow polo-shirt is a Tiger Woods impersonator; the kind that goes to church every Sunday with the family and gives generously to the church collection so as to escape the horror of the afterlife.       

The two males with their backs to the camera and hands in their pockets are very bad news to whoever decides to do business with these two fellows. They are good at putting their dirty hands in people’s pocket and keeping it there for as long as they can get away with it. They are also not wearing definitive colours, which is a sign of dubiousness and unprincipled character. You have been warned……

Independent

National Assembly in Disarray

It is a known fact that when you have an un-elected official as the head of elected members you are heading for trouble.  This is exactly the problem with a “Cohabitation through Collusion” National Assembly led by a person trying to hide his ownership of a bullet-proof BMW.  Will such a person be able to make a public declaration of assets?

We all expect to see the ‘plastik’ manhood carrier duck, dive, bobbing and weaving his way out of the fiasco of his own making – the attempt to please two masters at the same time!  Whilst trying to present a semblance of fighting for democracy in Seychelles, he is busy trying to keep democracy on a tight leash in the National Assembly.

The strategy is a short-term one as the constituents from various districts are beginning to realise that their dreams of the better and brighter future are being pegged on the ambitions of a single man.

A case in point is the current attempt for victimisation resolution. Discussions on the issue held in the National Assembly, apart from the initial live SBC broadcast or internet, are not available for public scrutiny on the National Assembly website. The deadline of 31st March, 2017 will be long past when the details are actually available for public scrutiny.

Currently available verbatim are at a three month backlog. This means that it will be July or August 2017 when the verbatim for March 2017 proceedings will be available.  Any questions arising about the issues raised will therefore only be academic.  The ensuing public discourse will therefore not be in the spirit of promoting fairness and democracy in the Seychelles.

In turn, this raises another issue of victimisation with respect to people who do not have access to diurnal televised Assembly proceedings.  Where do these people go to seek redress?  Will it be to the Reds or the Greens?  Who is responsible to ensure that the National Assembly acts within the framework of its proceedings – this situation is one where the National Assembly is acting as prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner – with no recourse on dissatisfaction?

In such circumstances the only reasonable outcome is that the National Assembly will be making decisions on the run.  It is a reflection of the National Assembly in disarray.  Further array is predicted given the inkling for those with mandates abusing the same for personal and undemocratic purposes.

Independent

"Escobars are murderers”, Wavel said

Last week on Tuesday 7th March the National Assembly debated on a motion on drugs brought forward by Honorable Bernard Georges the National Assembly representative for the district of Les Mamelles. This is the motion as it appeared on the order paper:

Lasanble Nasyonal I demann Governman pou met an plas en Task Force ki enkli reprezantan Gouverman, Lasanble Nasyonal, distrik, paran e dimoun konsernen pou:

1. Pas anrevi sityasyon drog dan sesel

2. Etidye mezir ki nou e lezot pei in pran pou atak problem drog

3. Resevwar propozisyon sorti kot sitwayen e Lorganizasyon konsernen lo mezir pou konbat sa fleo

4. Elabor en plan d-aksyon konpreansiv anvi redwir e elimin problem drog sesel

Our translation:
The National Assembly is appealing to the Government for the establishment of a Task Force to include representatives from Government, National Assembly, parents and concerned citizens to:

1. review the drug issue in Seychelles

2. study the methods by which we and other countries are attacking the drug problem

3. receive propositions from the citizens and concerned organization on measures with which to combat the scourge

4. come up with an action plan with the aim of reducing and eliminate drug problems in Seychelles.

What follows is an extract (translated) from The leader of the Opposition speech in the National Assembly on Tuesday 7th March: “He has got his big car, he has got his big house, and his children are at the private school, during the school holidays he takes his kids to Dubai and elsewhere to Disney World – and you, you just sit there like slaves, let’s get out of this slavery…… Mr. Speaker I took the girl and placed her in my car (I know her dad is listening to me now)… I put her on the boat and her dad called to say thank you very much cousin….. Mr. Speaker she has gone back to Corgate Estate… she has returned to Corgate Estate!! It is a wasted life. And for me it is for this reason that we need to make war without pity…. If we were in Bogota, tonight several of us, our body would be retrieved from the gutter with a bullet at the back of the head. But we are living in Seychelles… and today I would like to talk to those who say they support the LDS…. I want to talk to the Escobar to tell them that if they support the LDS, they cannot be doing drug business… they cannot be bringing heroin in this country… if they support LDS, they cannot be doing that. So if they are doing heroin business I don’t consider them supporters of the LDS…… I will not associate myself with them. And Mr. Speaker we need to be sending clear messages… we need to save this generation…..………..”

Wavel went on to say that the Escobar has no interest for the country and that the only interest they have is their own selfish interest. He also said that the Central Bank should give seven days notice only for the immediate collection of all the old bank notes to catch the Escobar out with their dirty money. This newspaper in some part agrees with what Wavel Ramkalawan said. However, we need to highlight the hypocrisy of the man, his double standard a trait he is well known for….

The exercise by Wavel to set himself apart last week on Tuesday is one that brought out the coward in the fake priest and he will regret doing it in the manner that he did….  Wavel thinks he is smart; smarter than all the rest in the LDS and this will be his undoing. It is important to note that Wavel came to this National Assembly having been defeated twice at the polls in the presidential and the legislative elections – he got in through the back door with the help of the Escobar. The big vehicles which he said belong to the Escobar were present at all the political rallies staged by the LDS during the campaign for the National Assembly elections. Wavel knew them because many were giving money to the LDS and spending a fortune to get LDS elected. If Wavel was a courageous leader he should have spoken out, there and then, at the rallies that he didn’t want the support of the Escobar - to tell the Escobar now after the election, when the Escobar had contributed so much towards the LDS victory, which has provided LDS with a majority in the National Assembly is both self-serving and deceitful on his part. This is the behavior of a (con man) dangerous person to be likened to a poisonous snake in the grass.

In fact in all the years that Wavel has been in politics he has done next to nothing to help out with dealing with the drug problems. The millionaire priest is now so drunk on power and arrogance that he has forgotten his past. We also need to point out that when he started his deliberations last Tuesday - it was a case of looking at himself in the mirror; “the big cars, the big house, private school, the holidays”. If push ever comes to shove, can Wavel truly account for all his thrills and privileges? This is the question!!  

Source: Independent

Friday, 24 February 2017

The cohabitation will FAIL!

The cohabitation between the LDS majority in the National Assembly and the Parti Lepep Executive will fail to achieve favorable results for the people. This is our prediction. We hope that we are wrong for the sake of this country. It will not succeed because it is not being done in the national interest or in the interest of those who voted for change. This is a little arrangement between old friends (Patrick Pillay, Simone, William, Noelie, Ahmed, Clifford and their friends in the Government of Parti Lepep) and political opportunists (Wavel, Bernard and others) to look after their own selfish interests - the people’s need and welfare are not being taken seriously, it is getting only lip service.

The welfare of others in the top executive of PL and LDS are also at the core of their agenda. The first thing that the new Government and National Assembly negotiated was to lower the pension age for ex-Ministers and ex-National Assembly Members. It must be noted that the Government of Parti Lepep was well and truly cornered by the results of the National Assembly elections and for the first time in forty years they found themselves without a working majority in parliament. In certain respects they had no choice; however, the LDS does have a choice.

They have decided to protect those same persons they said were not doing a good job running the country. They had told their followers they wanted change and could only achieve it with a win in the National Assembly Elections (2016). They got what they wanted, and are now using it to make deals. They have deceived their supporters!    

The LDS is in this cohabitation for the wrong reason; they are in it to “wheel and deal” and they will negotiate away the interests of the people. Both Pat Pillay and Wavel Ramkalawan have a track record of doing exactly that; we can all remember when Wavel and compatriot in the SNP voted for the 2008 Budget, no questions asked. Pat Pillay knew all about the SPUP/SPPF atrocities against this country and the people, yet he jumped at the first opportunity that was provided to him to join in the plundering that was taking place.

For the first time in a long time the PL Government is apprehensive and not in control of everything something that they are not use to…... In 2017 they depend on the good will of the opposition for the smooth running of the day to-day affairs of the country. This situation has presented the LDS hyenas with an opportunity to sink their teeth into some fresh meat or rotten meat for that matter, something they have been waiting for, for several decades. Their lust for privileges, power and fame cannot be ignored it is being displayed openly in the National Assembly.

Patrick Pillay is trying to defend the un-defendable he has acted unethically by allocating two key positions with hefty (unjustified) salaries within the administration of the National Assembly to his sycophants without advertising the posts – destroying the notion of equal opportunity in the process. This is corruption, something, which the LDS said they would fight against. Patrick Pillay is yet to provide details of all the land he acquired from government and how much money he made from the properties, that he eventually sold to foreigners; he must do that in the spirit of transparency. This was another typical case of using public office for private gains. We are highlighting these matters here so that the people can be motivated to keep their eyes wide open over the next four years. “In fini tro tar pou fer Seselwa dormi boner”.    


Pti Cowboy has landed the jackpot

Mr. Daniel Cesar aka Pti Cowboy has landed the jackpot not at Gran Kaz, but at the National Assembly in the form of SCR50, 000 per month as a retainer from the National Assembly out of the generosity of his good friend Speaker Patrick Pillay. People are saying that this move by Speaker Pillay to retain Cesar is payback for legal assistance provided to him during the National Assembly election battle with PL last year. Political observers have commented on the fact that Cesar doesn’t possess the required pedigree to hold this job down in the manner that it should. They believe it is a favour from Pillay to repay Cesar for standing by him during his ordeal in regards to the Sri Lankan boy’s allegations.  Cesar also runs a Facebook group, ‘One Seychelles’, from his office (which is paid for by the taxpayers) in the National Assembly from where he launches insults and attack on anyone with a different point of view than LDS. This is highly unethical coming from an office in the National Assembly – What is the Speaker going to do about this situation?  It goes to show that Daniel Cesar will not be impartial in his advice to the Speaker on National Assembly matters. A reader has sent the piece below to prove his point that Cesar is not proficient enough to be the top legal advisor to an institution as important as the National Assembly:

From Mr. Daniel Cesar
"National Assembly Budget Parti Lepep Orizinal are screaming double standards at the National Assembly. Note that the National Assembly Budget has not increased. Secondly it is for the first time that the National Assembly has come under scrutiny in the open something that never occurred in the previous Assembly. When LDS won the election let us not forget Parti Lepep Orizinal sabotage with mass resignations, burn documents and wipe out computers as they thought that they prevent the Assembly from functioning. As Ton Pat explained those stayed on gave a hand and others were brought in. What I am paid is no secret as a Lawyer & Notary Public with my own Chambers with rights of audience in all Courts- retainers for most lawyers are more than that. As Special Adviser I also advise on legal matters and conduct other duties as and when required. The gripe of Parti Lepep Orizinal is not the 50,000 that am paid per month but One Seychelles - our Group. Charles DeCommarmond as Leader of Government Business and Sebastien Pillay as the Deputy before you both complain about FACEBOOK tell Seychellois who is the culprit MNA within Parti Lepep Orizinal that did the dirty by sneakily taking the photo of the vehicle for the Deputy Speaker and then have it posted on Facebook under Fake Profile. I will continue to expose Parti Lepep Orizinal - someday I will make a revelation and all Seychellois will know Parti Lepep Orizinal for what it is and Seychellois will never trust them again - just keep watching this space Parti Lepep Orizinal - if it was a foreigner earning it would be fine but not for a Seychellois Ordiner - Fer en INVESTIGATION dan UNISEY kot Pontiff Pwason i Chancellor for LIFE ek zot bann dalon - Am LDS and am proud to be LDS and will not stop until an LDS President is State House - Get use to the LDS Opposition! Nou pou kontiyen pil lo Parti Lepep Orizinal pou tou zot malis ek soufrans ki zot in fer zot prosen bann malfeter! Mon poz sa la pou zot dizere!!! Charels DeCommarmond dir ek Seselwa lekel sa de KONSILTAN ki ou annan ki lasanble ki peye e konbyen zot ganyen"??

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Glenny Savy Stands firm to LDS Demands

The LDS National Assembly Members are lining up to have a go at the IDC/GICC and Mr. Glenny Savy. So much so that several people are alleging that they want GICC to build houses for them. This follows information that GICC allegedly helped build a house at St. Louis and also donated generously in the reconstruction of a church at Bel Ombre. The vultures are furious that they didn’t get to partake in that kind of generosity. This is a typical case of ‘abuse of public office for private gains”.
I le plis Ek Son Ban Dalon

We all know that the church at Bel Ombre was built almost entirely by donations from Dr. Ramadoss, Franky Petrousse, UCPS, IDC/GICC and others. However, the Church still had to fork out SR4.2 million to pay the construction company. Into whose pocket did that money go is still a mystery until today? There are allegations that GICC was also providing Indian construction workers for free to work for people in the leadership of LDS. It was being done in the name of philanthropy, but it is now becoming a big problem, because the minors in the party also want to cash in on the patronage of the benefactor. It is really a case of killing the goose that was laying the golden egg.

They are launching attack after attack LDS National Assembly Members want houses from
GICCon the IDC and its CEO with the hope that he will cave in to their deceitful intents.
Even the Seychellois in its 1st Edition of the year had a front page article dedicated to the
cause. Maybe, Uncle Tom is planning on building a mansion? So far IDC is standing firm
and not giving in to the local terrorists.

Independent

Francois is A Liar

Access to the beach is a fundamental right under the laws of Seychelles. However, over the years there has been a myriad of confusion regarding the issue. The fundamentalists have
wasted no time in howling their disagreement whenever there was a violation of this basic
birth right. The political establishment has also made capital of the issue to try to gain
popularity with the masses;

This newspaper is taking a fresh look at this situation and we will be publishing a series of articles to establish the level of violation in 2017 where it does exist. We know that the Beau Vallon Beach is totally opened to the public twenty-four hours a day, even if it has at least five big hotels along the beachfront. Access to the Anse Royale Beach is also unimpeded and the beach can be accessed at several points along the main road. In comparison with Beau Vallon, access to the Anse Royale Beach is on a par.

Several beaches in the South end of Mahe have been the cause of controversy in the past as far as access for the general public is concerned. One such place is at Baie Lazare, at the former Plantation Club, which is now under the management of the Kempinski Hotels. The Kempinski Seychelles Resort at Baie Lazare possesses one of the best beaches in the country; it stretches along the full length of the hotel and its beauty is incomparable. The locals have been enjoying this gift from the creator since time immemorial. The trouble with access started when the new owners changed the (original) public access to the hotel and the beach; a new access road from (Anse Soleil Road) the other side of the property was constructed. The original access road became a private entrance for the owners and the administrators of the property. The general public was not ready for that change and it was not taken lightly. However, things have now settled down and normality has been restored to this part of paradise.

The Baie Lazare ‘Kempinski’ beach can now be accessed at two different locations, without constraints; through the main entrance to the hotel, which is (100m) on the left along the Anse Soleil Road, which leads to the Four Seasons Resort or you can carry on straight along the Anse Soleil Road and do a left just before the car park at Four Seasons, this vehicular access will take you straight down to the beach. They are both much longer than the original access, but it is worth the time when you get there.

Our reporter went to the Baie Lazare Beach through the hotel main entrance along the Anse Soleil Road, recently. He was met by a security guard at the gate who wanted to know the reason for his visit; having been told that our man was going to the beach, the barrier was pushed aside and our man was allowed to drive through without problem. And on the beach he met with many locals, who said that they had no problems accessing the beach.


Independent