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Everything is OK in the cohabitation in Seychelles… But is it really?

Namaste to you all my people.

Today my greeting to you is coming from Assomption Island where I am in hiding from the invasion by Payeye’s motherland; Bahir.  I am waiting for the arrival of those chosen to visit to say all is right and we really need the Indian Military Base. How shameful for Seychelles to be told that it needs the Indian Military Base not by its President, but by the Indian High Commissioner.

After 40 years of Independence from Great Britain we voted for change in 2016 after dancing “Pil lo Li” only to become a colony of India to counteract China’s growing influence. Yes we are really doing a great “Pil lo Seselwa” dance now and by those who said they would defend us. This is what some are saying is OK, but is it?

“Pis en li” is the new song following the garland of flowers that nearly strangled Payeye as he was finding his ancestors bones which are now to be moved to Assomption Island under a new monument (similar to Zom Lib built by his father) dedicated to those…

Former Seychelles tourism minister St.Ange to India: Stay away from our Aldabra Group of islands

India wants a military base on Aldabra.  Aldabra is the world’s second-largest coral atoll. The site has been designated UNESCO World Heritage List status, which means it’s of outstanding value, meeting the strict criteria set out by the United Nations’ specialized agency. It fulfils three of the organisation’s guidelines – it contains superb natural phenomena; superlative on-going ecological and biological processes; and significant natural habitats to conserve biological diversity.

Thanks to its remote location in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra Atoll remains unspoiled by human influence and provides an excellent example of natural habitat where evolutionary and ecological processes can be studied.

“These pristine islands must not be sacrificed to military and geopolitical interests. Please sign our petition to the government of the Seychelles and UNESCO to protect Aldabra Atoll” said former Seychelles Minister of Tourism Alain St. Ange.

Extremely isolated, Aldabra is almost untouched …

Seychelles citizen movement wants India stopped

In a meeting held on Tuesday, February 20, by some concerned Seychellois citizens who have been protesting every Saturday at the clock tower against the government approval for an Indian military base on Assumption Island, it was decided that these people would join together as a group under the official name of Save the Aldabra Island Group (SAIG) for a united consorted effort to lobby against that military project.

Among those Seychellois who formed a committee to stop the Indian military is none other than former Minister of Tourism for the country, Alain St.Ange. In a February 15, 2018 eTurboNews article, Former Minister St.Ange said to India: Stay away from our Aldabra Group of islands. The chairperson of the group is Mr. Terry Sandapin, assisted by Mr. Allen Houareau and Mr. Raoul Rene Payet.
The agenda of the group is strictly non-political, and is, therefore, inviting all Seychellois citizens to join in this noble cause to save the Aldabra group of islands against a catastrophic…

We shall not be fooled!

India, through its High Commissioner in Victoria, Mr. Ausaf Sayeed, this week decided to join the fray to limit the damage resulting from the Assumption debacle. Following his much-publicized press conference, the Seychellois population was more confused than ever. It was obvious to all and sundry that the not-so-honourable gentleman was lying through his teeth. Not only did he show disdain to the young journalists but with his characteristic upper-caste arrogance showed no respect for our nation and country. The damage done was such that the Ministry of Foreign affairs issued another press release to try and reassure the population.

Both interventions, however, raised more questions than answers and point to a shoddy piece of work to cover up a corrupt deal involving the Leader of the Opposition, Hon Wavel Ramkalawan, the Government of Seychelles and the Indian Government. All three are adamant that the Agreement should not be made public. Why? Should not we, the People of Seychelle…

Everything is OK in the cohabitation in Seychelles… But is it really?

Namaste, Namaste and more Namaste to everyone.

An election is coming and Anse Boileau residents have a golden opportunity to make their vote count. Sorry Madame Alexia Amesbury I have to say Vote for Change once again, but real change this time and this is a Vote for Ralph Volcere or Louis Loizeau. We all know that all votes for LDS will be congratulating Payeye and Danny Faure for their work which has only lumbered more suffering on the people of Seychelles.

How things are changing fast or simply how our poor Seychelles is just in free fall. Payeye talks and Danny walks followed by Vincent Meriton running behind. Assomption Island is gone and Seychelles is back to a One Party State protected not by Russians but clinging on to Indians. This is what some are saying is OK, but is it really?

Names have changed, the shit is different but the flies are the same. Pat Pillay moved on citing he wanted elections, and Vincent Meriton obliged to make it a SNP – LDS – LP cohabitation throwing …


Lalyans Seselwa(LS) announces its decision to leave Linyon Demokratik Seselwa(LDS).

This decision is based on the grounds that there are irreconcilable differences in the stance of LDS and Lalyans Seselwa on major issues affecting the country.    The LS Party Leader, Mr Patrick Pillay, has written to the Leader of LDS to inform him of the decision arrived at after consulting with the LS National Executive Committee members.    The LS Party Leader Patrick Pillay  remarked that the party had opted to lend its weight to create a strong opposition in order to bring about changes towards a more democratic and generally better Seychelles.    He said that the intentions of the party stalwarts were honourable and sincere even though it was a decision that was difficult, in that Seychelles political history has shown that such mergers did not necessarily work to the advantage of the smaller parties.  

It was felt, however, that having won over 8000 votes after less than one year’s existence,…

Ramkalawan’s pants on fire

Faced with fierce opposition by the Seychellois electorate, Wavel Ramkalawan, the Leader of the Opposition, this week found himself backtracking on the Assumption murky deal. After bragging in India last month that he was privy to the Agreement signed between the government of Seychelles and India and that he would do everything in his power to ensure that the Agreement is ratified by February, 2018, Ramkalawan in his latest press conference with the Seychelles media is now claiming that he is not aware of the details of the Agreement and that its ratification should not be done in earnest.

In a remarkable volte-face typical of Ramkalawan, he tried this week to distance himself from the Agreement whilst at the same time maintaining that “the Agreement will be ratified”. Under pressure from the Seychellois public, the powers that be are slowly releasing the contents of the military deal between the Seychelles and Indian Governments. The facts revealed greatly contradict the explanatio…

Everything is OK in the cohabitation in Seychelles… But is it really?

Namaste to everyone. The sooner we learn to adapt the easier it will be for all of us. Me and my pretty sister Pretty K know this well and this is why we have been winners. The deal for Assomption is signed and sealed and Seychellois are bracing themselves for what is coming next.

Someone made me listened to the old Nightshades song of “Payeye”. I really enjoyed the whole CD with these old songs and particularly liked Payeye. The words made me think of our Seychelles of today. Albert Rene was Payeye when he and some accomplices went behind Jim Mancham’s back and staged their Coup D’état.

Today we actually now have our new Payeye, and he went behind our back to India to break the news to the world that India has a new colony in the islands that were once an Independent Country that had been given all its islands by Great Britain when it became a Nation in 1976. Payeye was in India dancing ‘pil lo Sesel’ in his flower garlands, and today a new Seychelles is being remodeled with direct…

Ramkalawan & LDS: Letting Down Seychelles!!!

It was loudly voiced during the various political campaign meetings that the LDS (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa) was the vehicle to end the era of corruption that engulfed Seychelles with a myriad of negative consequences. Now, after much legal obfuscation, political manipulation of state institutions and prosecutorial agencies, Honorable Wavel Ramkalawan leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly aims to succeed Danny Faure as president of Seychelles.  This has opened up the possibility that an age of impunity will be continued sweeping aside the promised new era of public accountability.

Despite all the revelations, the prosecutorial bodies have remained silent. In these circumstances the first question that sprung to mind is “why”? The answer lies with the failure of LDS’ election on a “change” and “reform” ticket. The LDS victory in September 2016 has not shifted the balance of power against the first family’s faction.

A second factor is that the political leadership of LDS is …