Today in Seychelles Gagged


Today in Seychelles can no longer write about the Damienne Morel murder. Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey who will hear the murder case, issued an order that was served on the editor of the newspaper a few hours ago, prohibiting the newspaper from writing about the court proceedings without the court's order. 

The request for a gagging order was made by defence attorney Anthony Juliette. Juliette later tried to intimidate the daughters of late Damienne Morel outside the courtroom. He was talking to his client - Damienne's former husband and father of her two daughters - together with his family members when one of them asked the lawyer not to be too loud for fear the daughters would hear. Juliette then started swearing at them. Among them were four witnesses to the case. 

 The case was supposed to be heard by judge Burhan and no explanations were given to explain why the case would no longer be heard by the head of criminal division but instead by justice Twomey. In the first case she is presiding since her appointment, Matilda Twomey gags the free press. A dangerous precedent indeed.

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  1. Are yee all surprised? Don't forget she is the same judge who ruled to give Michel a fake seat for opposition in the National Assembly. Her arrival has been just too late to squash the two rulings, one in favour of Seychelles Airlines, and the other against Election Commissioner Gappy. From now do not expect any ruling in favour of the opposition. Watch her role in the coming election disputes.

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    1. Why complain? The request was made by the defence.

      A commendable appointment. Judge Twomey is a thousand times better than Perera. She will clean up the legal system and get rid of the deadwood. Wait and see.

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    2. True, the request was made by the defence. Why not apply the injuction to the judge presiding over the case?

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    3. Another Parti Lepep stooge!

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    4. No matter what, she has her own trait for a judge - Remember the Ralph Volcere saga? the famous headline line 'Mathilda Strkes Again'? Well she has a nag for gagging, hoping for a contempt of court, the surest way to get people to jail and out of the way. So she has made a name for herself - let's call her the GAGGING JUGDGE!

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    5. What is applying an injunction on the judge ?? The prosecution and the defence were happy for the CJ to hear the case. So what is the issue??

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  2. Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter.

    Je suis CHARLIE!

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  3. Parti Lepep Government Censorship = PROTECTING YOU FROM REALITY.

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  4. Micsel is tryinhg to bring Volcere on the political scaene again i though this dude is retired.......volcere please name me a sincere politician that will work for the people....do you still remember geva?????do you still remeber union vale prison....????do u still remember 412....? JUST WATCH FOR THE SNAKE WHO ONCE BIT YOU..... GERALD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN!

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  5. The Seychelles President in US was heard reading and practicing all night in his hotel for the UN meeting. He still screwed up.He don't even know when to stop a sentence. It shows that he did not even write a word what he said. He forgot to mention "OUR NAMES" the thousands of ghosts name on the voters registration. If you want a full text what he said,go to the bathroom and press the hand drying machine.

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrr

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  6. Mathilda.just earned a Doctoarate in law ,but seems to have little understanding of law and limits--
    It is a clear abuse of power--absolute power ,corrupt absolutely.
    Whne a crime has been committed reporters have a duty and right to report about it,though once a court is in action in a case ,journalists have limted rights to report,not to interfere with th court jobs....Howver,Towmey has by dictation impede journalists from reporting without giving reasons for his unilateral adecsiion ,which sound more like a juge in ambarrasememnt ,with incompetency ,and dictaotiral traits than a judgememnt made on professionalism and court ethics....
    WHY REPORT COURT CASES?the courts are to act of behalf of ordinary people.hence ,it is important that they carry out their business inpublic ,for all to see.it is a vitla principle that JUSTICE MUST NOT ONLY BE DONE ,BUT IT MUST BE SEEN TO BE DONE.In other words, courts have to do the right things ,and the public have to see and understand that they do so.
    reproters are members of the public.so are the readers and listeners they represent.
    Reporters,therefore ,have a right to attend courts cases,and a duty to be there,whenever on behalf of ,their readers and listners ,who can not be there.That helps create public confidence in the law,TOWMEY.sOCIETYS CONFIDENCE IN THE COURT OR JUSTICE DEPEND UPON PEOPLE BEING INFORM OF WHAT IS GOING ON.aND THAT ,tOWMEY ,IS PART OF JUORNALIST JOBS,AND IT IS A VITAL ONE.

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  7. I used to say" We are the dumbest nation on earth" Now I must say and sadly admit, We will be the dumbest PEOPLE on earth and includes me IF we elect PL one more time.😈

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  8. Oyez Oyez - hear me!
    Michel proclaimed the Presidential election! The time is right! His do-as-you-are-told Chief Justice is in place. He is in high spirit having photo opt with Bill Clinton and UN secretary Ki Moon in New York. And Opposition is in disarray!
    Sure to win again, Ramkalawan paid to sink the opposition with a 5th. time!
    All Fool Yee!

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  9. THIS IS WHAT MY CONCLUSION AFTER LISTENING TO MR.PILLAY VERY LAST COMMENT ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE AN ALLIANCE WITH SNP THAT MR RAMADOS PROPOSE. THE POLITICAL SCENE CHANGED AFTER 1977 COUP AND SESELWA WERE NEVER UNITED .......FAR CREATED DIVISION..........
    THERE ARE NO CLEAN POLITICIANS LEFT ON THE ISLAND....THEY'VE BEEN POLLUTED .........AT ONE TIME IT WAS LIKE AS WE SAY IN CREOLE "BEF DAN DISAB SAKEN VEIY SON LIZYE".......SO ITS TIME TO GET THE OTHER GROUP OF POLLUTED POLITICIANS TO RULE THE ISLAND BY VOTING PL OUT.....SNP AND LALYANS SHOULD JOIN FORCE AND WIPE PL OUT OF POWER IN THIS COMING ELECTION.

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    1. Join forces only if Wavel Ramkalawan is not, repeat is not, the Presidential candidate! This guy has lost not once, not twice, not thrice but four times! For God sake isn't there someone else to stand as a Candidate in the country? Surely Ramkalawan is not the only person in this corrupted country or is it? If he has an iota of pride he should decline to stand as PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE again, Seychellois is tired of seeing his losing face.

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  10. The photograph of Marco Francis giving Recognition Certificates to Minister of Tourism Alain St. Ange and his CEO Sherin Naiken in today's Nation is indeed hilarious. St. Ange and his very pregnant CEO Naiken are being publicly recognized for their achievement! But where are the others Marco? First there was Elcia, then Sherin and now Anne is doing all the works which are not easy with an old guy like St. Ange. Oh la la! what a scandal in the STB family.

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  11. Pillay said that he will be the running mate for Ram if LP join SNP.....
    So what will PREA say about that.....cause he is the second in COMMAND...
    Do we all still remember why David P. switch and ran away from SNP?......
    SESEL SA........ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN......MONEY TALK......
    People of this island hate PL and don't like SNP AND LP but they want change and the only change left is to vote for the DEVIL that we don't know.....

    Donasyen.

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  12. 7,48
    Michel calls for snap election is cowardly act.He does it now,because he knows his change of winning nrxt year is literally zero..Doing it now,alloes him to maybe secure a few seats in the Assembly.
    Why would a President with a majority alone the Assenbly and who thinks he is doing a good job not wait until the end of his mandate?well because he has failed a president and party. ..michel calculation is also his hope,that calling election now ,and BEFORE OTHER ISSUES like voter registration list is dealt with would allow him to togethrr with gappy to rob election.....Bur as the opposition has made clear,no election will take place before these issues are solved.

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  13. All opposition political Parties said they can win without forming a coalition...........
    1. Lalyans Seselwa think that they can pull out 25% voters from SNP since the millionaire went dormant during the last 6 years.....and they think they can pull over 25% from PL ......this is the reason they want to go solo!
    2.SNP is not a Party to be trusted.....they never ever polled more then 46% of voters since their creation.....that tell you why they want Pillay to join them!
    Meantime Affif is playing smart as long he don't drop the ball! he said any Party is welcome to join LS.....So SUP jump on the band wagon! but SUP is not a big factor in this election! I said it before and I will say it again.......if opposition don't get together......JAM will repeat the famous creole slang...PA MON TI DIR ZOT.
    If it goes down as PL is the winner...who will be crying? C'est Monsieur Ramados.

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  14. It was a show of absurdity....but donot forget we in Absurdistan----everything abnormal seems normal in absurdistan ........Michel just keep wasting tax payers money to built monuments...........A hall of fame ,a hall for tourism personality..........What as Marco done more than Mr Louis Doffay for instance, ,the later has been for decades in the indsutryto have his name engraved in a hall costing millions ?Nothing comparable.......THE PERSONS I WOULD HONOR FOR DOING A LOT FOR TOURISM IS the Ex owner of Plantation(he built Seychelles first ever five star hotel ,and umployed all Seychellois)..Mr Doffay,Jenny Pommeroy,Willaim rose ,,,,,first ever schooner aimed at transporting tourists as well as Seychellois to La digue,,,,Surely not MArco..not even St Ange ...who in the past had no tourism activity .....though his brother had a guset house on La digue.....stop wasting tax payers money Michel......

    And since Dr Michel is preaching about climate change ..NB dr Idiot Michel ...building concrete jungles and cememnting soil ,,,,is part of the reasons why we are having flooding .....proven by international expert,,,,why ,,,,water cannot penetrate the soil,,or the soil cannot adsorb the water in a natural way ,,,the concrete impede it Pl...

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  15. Pl unilaterall ,thus illegally ,created new district before election ,,,,aDistirct delimitation for electoral purpose should be doen by Indepedence institution not by government and its gang in the assembly ,and should oînvovle all stakeholdrs from public ,political parties ........and not aseembly or government......Anew distircts teemed with foreigners ,apparently holding fake Seychellois passports should be rejected ,,,,,if a new electoral district mst be created then it should be done after the elction and with consultation with politcla parties and the public ......

    we should refuse this unilaterally ,plitcally motivaed act by Gappy and Pl.......whose sole objective is to rob and fraud the coming lection.

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  16. Michel created new elctoerla district ,in order to rape election...after having been exposed from raping register voter list ,Michel and Gappy are trying to create artificial district in order to fraud election...

    A deliminatzation lectoral district should be something that is done by Indepdent body ,in transparency ,nonpartisan body and invovlememnt of public ..not a one -aprty and a one party assembly and EC....

    The Oppostion should refuse such illegal practice aimed to fraud election.....and that 90 deays before a snap election is conducted.

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  17. Judge Twomey continues to show her repressive tendency in an interview to the media lately. She said "if they don't want to learn the lesson, we'll have to make them learn the lesson".
    There was a judge who came to the US from Wales or Ireland, during the wild west days and he wanted to make a name for himself. Everyone brought before his court was sentenced to death by lynching. He was known as the 'Hanging Judge'
    Now Seychelles has a judge with an Irish connection, who wants to make a name for herself. Every chance she has, she would issue a gagging order and she would go down in history as the 'Gagging Judge'
    Ralph Volcere made her famous with the headline 'Mathilda Strikes Again'.
    Opposition better beware, if she cannot lynch you she will surely Gagge you!

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    1. Death by hanging is fast but by Gagging the pain could be long and painful - 'touffe ou jusqua ou a petter' something has to give!

      Gagging Judge

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  18. nou tou noun konplen e noun dir ase sa gouvernman kou2ta kin vin o'pouvwar pou 38 tan. me la ki nou pe vwar se nou pa oule vin ansanm koman en koalisyon pou tir PL o'pouvwar. Annou koste ansanm fer en sel parti......si nou pa fer li konmela....nou pou al dormi byen boner.....pou en lot 5 an.

    Down under.

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  19. None of those Politicians deserve my vote......
    The only Party who will get my vote is SFP.... the swa-di-zan the leader!.... very serious dude behind a keyboard is not competing.....I don't know why? Kritopher if you are not competing shut your fu6k!n9 stinky asshole .....er your mouth and your crOOcked head that sits on your neck! ARE U BOYCOTTING THIS ONE TOO? YOUR SUPPORTERS ARE ASKING U THIS QUESTION LONG TIME AND U ARE AVOIDING THE ANSWER...

    BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT.

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  20. It is aleeged that Gappy has deliberately push away the election date in order that pl thugs hve enough time to open a case against Pillay for absues of his Sri Lankan wroekrs..Well,Any juge that tries to follow Pl dictation and trick would have to explain to Seychellois why though the several allegations of Sex Salve at Kempski they never investigate and open a case against Michel government ...why they have never open a case agsint Pl/Khalif for illegally transporting Indain worekrs in containers .Why they have never been up at La Misiere to visit the conditions of foreigner workers at Khalifa bunker whose rights are bing abuses and are being treated as slaves...?If Pl and Gappy think they can rob our vote by opening a premeditated case agsint Pially ,Pl should choose between massive street protests or election.....b both way would be the end of pl...the former would also means Pl thugs loosing their lives by poetic justice.

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  21. After the elction and pl defeat ..Gappy and his gang of traitors should be sacked and face justice----By their premeditated manipulation in passed lections ,they have allowed Michel to stay ten years plus on power ..therefore each one of them should be jaile 10 years minimum....one year for each year Michel has illegally rule Seychelles and have prolong his tyranny on seychellios.

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  22. Pl defeat is inevitable and pl knows that ..what Pl is trying to gain via Gappy manipulation attempt is ......time and hope by such desperate action to at the minimum hold as much seats possibile to ensure that it has still some Mps in the Assembly who would go amok to save Michel skin or delay change.......or fight to protect Michel /rene to face justice........

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  23. Chadstone came from Australia to mobilize his Party.
    So what happen to Gill of SFP?
    Is it hie time to go dormant?
    HE GOT BIG MOUTH WITH HIS THEN, RASINE PARTY.
    POOR DUDE HE WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH.

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  24. Towley has inherited colonial traits from his parent...she still thinks slavery exist........she should be sacked once pl is remove in December......

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