Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange acted relieved when he was leading the parade that started 90 minutes late.
According to a reliable eTN source, the Seychelles government was alerted by a foreign embassy minutes before the beginnig of the parade about an attempt to destabilize the government. Unconfirmed rumors mentioned a planned assassination attempt, possibly by a foreign terror group.
Seychelles security forces descreetly and immediately got an upper hand of the situation. As a precaution some VIPs, diplomats, and foreign dignitaries were moved from the VIP stage to a different secure location to watch the parade. Seychelles President James Michel was not seen attending the event.
The parade started 90 minutes late and 2 hours of fun went by without incident.
Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism and Culture told eTN, he will be transparent and explain the situation on Sunday at the closing ceremony. He felt the 5th Carnival was a big success.
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