"Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery". Wayne Dyer
IS BEN ALI AND FAMILY ON THEIR WAY TO SEYCHELLES?
he fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14, 2011, former President Ben Ali
has maintained absolute silence is speaking only through his lawyer. A
rule probably dictated by the Saudi host that does not tolerate a
dictator, exiled on his land can speak freely!
More than two
years after the uprising that has kicked him out, Ben Ali would feel the
need to change the air, go to an air more "heavenly" as the Seychelles
for example, where his son, daughter and his grandchildren are already
installed have obtained without difficulty a permit despite the "orders"
of the Tunisian authorities?
From first glance, it seems
far-fetched that Ben Ali could think of leaving his Saudi palace for
less secret destination. But it is reported that the Babnet site, based
on consistent reports that the deposed made a request to the Seychelles
authorities to get a residence permit and settle in the
Seychelles, where a large part the wealth plundered could be
Dear President Faure, We the residents of Port Glaud have read of the forced return of the 10 plots of land which were sold by government to an investor.
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.
However, the sale was sanctioned and the MNA’s voice was not heard. On top of th…
Paying for the services of a
prostitute is not a prudent
strategy. As an irrational
one-time gesture this can barely
be passed off whilst as a strategy
it has grave consequences.
The results of such an action are
emotional satisfaction and financial
blunder. Both these results
LDS: Letting Down Seychelles
were on display this week in the
In the first instance, emotional
satisfaction was gained by LDS
in the rejection of Dr. Patrick
Herminie ministerial appointment
on political grounds. It
was a victory of grand emotional
value but a Pyrrhic victory at
most. Which candidate that
was presented before the National
Assembly can aspire to
the professional expertise, qualifications
and abilities displayed
by Dr. Herminie? Not liking the
man is an emotion that should
never ever be allowed to cloud
any rational argument. This is
especially so when the argument
is objective and seeks to address
issues that have national, regional
and international repercussions.
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?