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Canadian Navy Lieutenant In Arabian Gulf In Mystery Death
MAHE, SEYCHELLES // The crew of a Canadian warship are resuming their
duties in waters off the UAE and Oman while coming to terms with the
death of one of their comrades in mysterious circumstances.
Lieutenant Andrew Webster, 33, was serving on the frigate HMCS
Toronto, which since last February has been taking part in antipiracy
and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea.
She docked at Abu Dhabi last February and visited Dubai in April and November.
Webster was found dead in his hotel room while on shore leave on Mahe,
the main island of the Seychelles, after the vessel docked there.
circumstances of his death remain unclear. A post-mortem examination
was carried out and a Seychelles official said he died of asphyxia.
Sadie Toulany, a public affairs officer with the Royal Canadian Navy,
said: “The exact circumstances remain under investigation by the
Seychelles authorities and the Canadian Forces Military Police.
“We are aware that a spokesperson from the Seychelles Police authority has indicated a cause of death.
we are not in a position to confirm any additional information as the
military police investigation into this incident is still ongoing.”
Webster, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was found dead on January 2. His
remains were flown home to Canada on Monday and a private military
funeral is to be held at Dartmouth on Saturday.
HMCS Toronto left Mahe’s Port Victoria on Monday to return to the Arabian Sea.
Webster, who was married, had served in the navy for nearly 15 years
and took part in two major operations in the region. He joined the
Toronto last July and was the ship’s combat officer.
commander, Matthew Bowen, said: “It’s a difficult time for the entire
ship’s company. Andrew was an outstanding naval officer. His forthright
and outgoing nature inspired those around him.”
relatives have been posting tributes online. One said: “I have never met
another human being that smiled as much as Andrew.”
Another wrote: “I am truly very thankful for the great times that I had with Andrew. We shared many laughs.”
The Toronto will remain in the Gulf until she is relieved by another warship, HMCS Regina.
Toronto has intercepted and destroyed seven drug shipments weighing a
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Now we are openly requesting that you summon Hon Patrick Pillay and request that he returns to the Seychelles government and the people of Port Glaud the property at Port Launay, which is protected land being a reserve of the “Sou Souri Banann” nesting place.
When Mr. Pillay applied to purchase from government the prime beach front property at Port Launay, the MNA for Port Glaud in the National Assembly, Mrs. Gamatis, raised strong objections because Mr. Pillay had previously already benefitted from buying several government properties and did not therefore qualify for government land and was not a resident of Port Glaud and there were several Port-Glaud residents on the list waiting for land. It was a clear case of abuse of his privilege and position.
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were on display this week in the
In the first instance, emotional
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in the rejection of Dr. Patrick
Herminie ministerial appointment
on political grounds. It
was a victory of grand emotional
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Assembly can aspire to
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Worse still …
Finally, after almost three weeks of denial the Honorable Speaker admitted at a public rally on Sunday at Roche Copra, that there was an email that he sent to the Chairman of LDS; Mr. Roger Mancienne. Some of his backers are still in shock and utter denial about the admission. The office of the Speaker went as far as lying and misleading the public in the press releases sent out to try and rebuff an article this newspaper had published on the matter. This situation has exposed Patrick Pillay for who he really is, a devious individual that would do anything to feather his own nest at the expense of others. His perversion of the facts is detrimental to the democratic process of this country.
Many of his supporters are now asking for an explanation and the reason for such an email to the party Chairman. What are his motives? Especially now that he had said on Sunday; he will remain Speaker and will see out his mandate in the National Assembly as Speaker?