As Seychelles Collapses President Michel Calls For Greater Good!

Committed to the Greater Good for the National Interest: The National Consultative Forum Meets

Thu, 31 July 2014
President James Michel opened the first meeting of the newly created National Consultative Forum this morning at State House, where members participated in a frank exchange of views and an open dialogue on the future of Seychelles.
In his opening remarks, President Michel said that this unique and unparalleled forum would have a role that no other national consultative body presently has.
“This is to serve as body for high level discussions concerning the promotion of national unity and solidarity, social and moral values, ethics, and for addressing other issues which have no established outlet for discussion, and which can impact on the future of Seychelles as a whole, not just during the next few years, but perhaps for generations to come. It serves as an avant-garde think tank that crosses political boundaries, and that seeks to prepare Seychelles in the best way possible for the future,” said the President.
He said that the forum can serve as a venue to advise on remedies to certain grievances of the past as well as considering major constitutional reforms.
Mr. Michel said the members represent a large cross-section of society and are known to have a great diversity of views, opinions and interests as well as being men and women of integrity who have distinguished themselves by their knowledge, their experience, their goodwill and service to the nation.
“This matters. It is of utmost importance. Yet of greater importance is the fact that the national interest comes first. There can be no greater cause than this. And we are all united in that cause. We are all committed to the greater good. To the moral and spiritual upliftment of the people of Seychelles. To the material wellbeing and the happiness of our nation. To national unity. To reaching out and building bridges. To healing old wounds. To building a resilient, God-fearing and confident nation.”
During the meeting the members of the Forum also spoke of their expectations of the Forum, and raised issues of national concern which they thought should be addressed in greater detail in forthcoming meetings.
Many Members spoke of the need for greater attention to the education, training and apprenticeship systems in place, because the success of these systems were crucial for the continuous supply of qualified Seychellois manpower at all levels to service the needs of the Seychelles economy.  Indicators of student achievement needed careful scrutiny with the aim of improving the quality of education.
Improvements in the various economic sectors were also raised, in the context of productivity and competitiveness, especially in the tourism and related areas.  The need for accurate statistical information and indicators of performance was highlighted.  The strengthening of financial services and their oversight was considered vital.
The importance of effective mechanisms for ensuring law and order was raised.  Members felt that law enforcement was generally not effective.
The elimination of unnecessary bureaucracy was highlighted, as well as the need for authorities to process applications for various services, licences or planning permissions in a manner that was fairer, faster and more efficient.
The importance of environmental protection was strongly highlighted.
Members advocated emphasis on the growth of moral and spiritual values, and good parenting, with the protection of families being taken into account in the ongoing revision of the civil code.  It was felt that there a need for better understanding by citizens of their individual rights and responsibilities.
Members felt there was a need for greater balance in the news coverage of the SBC, which it was felt was dominated by reports on Government related activities.
The need to overcome political differences was considered vital to the success of the Forum.  importance of developing trust and stronger bridges between Government and the private sector was also strongly advocated.
The Cabinet would be briefed on the deliberations of the Forum, so that appropriate measures could be taken by the Executive in response to the issues raised.
Members agreed to meet on a monthly basis for the time being, with each meeting dedicated to a selected issue.
The President expressed his satisfaction with the successful outcome of the first meeting of the Forum.  He said that the Forum would play a crucial role in building a new Seychelles where everyone give of their best for their country.


  1. Did Michel forget to chop the poor RIBBON before starting the forum?
    What a waste of valuable time and breathing the same air in that room!
    They are all PL a&&l!kers. BTW nowhere to see the playboy of 1976, the other J. (JRM)

  2. The devil calls for greater good for National interest--Selling out our patrimony is not a greter good for the country,importing Gops,Rxpats to illegal control important insitutions like justice.Ambassies etc.. are not greater good for National interest.Robbing tax payers money and illegall banked the money in swiss banks are not a greater good for National interests,allowing foriegners ucontrol access to our economy thereby make us economically dependent on them is not a greater Good for National interest Michel,destorying our country 's image abroad with international criminal activities perpetuated by government is not a greater good for National Interest,Allowing Khalfia to dictates the faith of Airsey and stop fly from main market thereby destroy our tourism industry is not a greater good for National interest Michel.Dictatorship cannot be a greater good for National interest Michel.

    Maybe you should Consult Oppostion parities under a ANTIONBAL CONSULTAIE FORUM--a real one with all parties representatives not a handful of partilepep gang members around a table listeing to Michel dictates.We canot follow someone who fialed us.No one does that unless s/he is ignorant like those monkeys sitting aropund the table listening to your dictates.This handful of ilks could not be viewed as NATIONAl FORUm for they a handful only finger picked by Michel himself to assist the fake forum.

    grow up donkey.

  3. By the way FIU tells us It has recuperated £u 29 millions from Ponzi fraud.But FIU the money has an owner,Who is the owner?why is s/he nor apprehended and brought ot justice to be punished? You thinks telling us "we recuperated 29 millions from Ponzi fraud is enough,without getting perpetuators punished.
    Justice must be done in its full FIU.We want ot see culrpits apprehended and punished.Donot think telling us we find the stolen money and we brought them back is enough.

  4. The Greater Good of the Seychelles took central stage during the months immediately before Independence.
    This was set aside on 05 June 1977 when the Greater "Good" of somebody's Ego took priority not without the first time use in the Seychelles of the AK47 followed by ruthless violence, murder, intimidation, victimization, suppression and authoritarian one party rule.
    The Greater Good" was replaced with Dictatorship.
    Michel has no credibility talking about the greater good when he himself was involved hands on with the systematic destruction of the greater good of the Seychelles.
    It would be wiser for this DESPOT to just shut up as he prays to Satan that the AK47 will still be there to protect his and Rene's grip on the quagmire that they both imposed on this country.
    Michel and Rene are both HYPOCRITES to now be talking about the greater good!
    The least that they could both do is to confess to the killings and murder of all those who disappeared.

  5. For the greater good of the Seychelles, both Rene and Michel need to confess to the people.
    If that will not be forthcoming...........
    Bez bous zot lagel!

  6. As Seychelles Collapses President Michel Calls For Greater Good!

    When Seychelles was heading to prosperity Michel picked up an AK47!

    This guy is an ars**@@e hole!

  7. The greater national interest can best be achieved by Michel resigning, because these Charles of dialogue and forums go no where.
    Forum for National Reconciliation?
    Equator Institute?
    Forum of Political Reform?

    2 inn if I dans labou!

  8. There is not much left to destroy!
    The only discussion should focus on steps to Michel departure. He makes Rene look like an Angel!

  9. Pl compained about minors participating in video clips.Well maron are you not the minister responsible,do not complain maron put law in place that forbid such partices ,and apprehend those who product these does maron.Do not tell us it is difficult to find those adults abusing minors maron instead of making speeches.

  10. GREATER GOOD Michel can do for the country he bankrupted twice is to resign and present himself to justice.



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