Friday, 4 December 2015

If it is good for Zimbabwe, then it must surely be good for the Seychelles. What a farce at the cost of Tax Payers money.


Those who may find comfort in knowing our presidential election process due in just a few days will include international observers should be aware that the SADC Electoral Observation Mission is the same body that has gone on record saying Robert Mugabe’s presidential mandate bestowed by voters in Zimbabwe was achieved through credible elections allowing the result to stand, no matter that fairness was observably lacking.

“On the question of fairness, it’s very difficult to say everything was fair,” SADC election observer Bernard Membe said in the capital Harare as he summarised his report.
SADC mission members are in Seychelles again now after observing the 2011 vote, still refusing to disclose what was found more than four years ago on the grounds that, “they do not want to affect the current election by divulging any of the findings from the previous election watch ... “, and promising to illuminate Seychellois AFTER this election concludes.

It makes sense only in the context of African politics that disclosure of vote rigging would remain secreted away from the populace until another run is over, for why else would information on a four-year-old process remain under wraps at this stage of the game?

The SADC Electoral Observation Mission would have lost credibility in the eyes of the Seychelles people. Glad they having a wonderful holiday at the cost of the Seychelles Tax payers. They should not forget to include this in theirs reports.

Seychelles has no desire to be another Zimbabwe, yet it seems what works for Mugabe is good enough for the Seychellois.

If the political parties should have a protest regarding this election it should be that some Electoral Observer Mission (SADC) are not at all observing and not presenting timely report. Smells of a rat.
(Contributed)

Want to f**k John Denis. Let’s do it guys.

Yes guys let’s blame John for all that goes wrong.
Let’s shame him for our lacklustre PPBs.
Let’s blame him when we lose.
Let’s blame his absence for our poor performance.
Let’s beat the shit out of him.
Get real guys.
John may not be here with us to vote but that will
never ever diminish the value of what he did for
democracy in the country.
He probably singlehandedly did a lot more than
the rest of us put together. – put his neck out , used,
reused, packaged, repackaged and recycled by all, none of whom provided support and protection to him and his family, in spite of everyone knowing what difficulties he was going through and his needs and threats he had to face because of what he did for us.
Taunt him and goad him as you please. John is irreplaceable. All the more reasons for him to remain safe at this juncture. Remember Micheal Arnephy, 2013 and Wavel Ramkalawan, 2006; after they had their skulls slip open; they have never recovered, probably never will. They are not the same person/fighters they used to be. Splitting one’s skull is very effective in silencing anyone. Not only does one end up with a split skull but apparently seem to lose their balls to stand up to anything. Now, we would not want that to happen to John would we? We still need him to help take this country forward. And he can do it in ways like none other.

I wonder why you guys do not direct your anger and frustations against all the opposition party leader who have sold us. No one, no opposition leaders challenged the new Electoral Law which came into effect on the 11th. May, 2015 and the fraud, statistically impossible electoral list. This is the day we lost the elections. This new law was/is a setback for democracy and is a lot worse than the previous one. Instead Wavel tells the world that it is a big improvement and everyone swallows this bitter pill as if it were honey. The silence of Ton Pat and his Committee, who would have used all tricks (fraud) in the book (obviously with their friend Gappy)to inflict defeat upon defeat on the opposition parties in all previous elections, , leaves the whole electorate numb. None of the others talk about it, nor challenged it.

You guys have no balls to take on the leaders for failing and selling us, yet you do not hesitate to crucify our only HERO of the hour.

You say that ‘Seselwa Annou koze’ was team work and that you are so so stronger and more powerful than John. No problem except for the fact that in the same sentence you add that he (John) had promised you all that he would, more than 2 months ago, be doing some interviews and PPB for Alexia Amesbury and then you go on to remind us that 2 months later you guys are still waiting. Well if you guys are so fucking good, why wait for over 2 months, and still waiting, to get Alexia interviewed?

With John not around, Seselwa Annou Koze has gone into paralysis. If John dies then Seselwa Annou Koze also dies. Simple as that.

Such a post, denigrating John Denis is totally ridiculous and tasteless. It is not a one-off. Such posts appear every so often, with the obvious purpose of influencing the thoughts and feelings of the populace against John. I hope that I would have explicitly and in no uncertain terms have told you what we the people feel about him and what we think of your tasteless manoeuvres to denigrate him.

4th. December, 2015
Viral V. Dhanjee (Union Vale)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

US$ 50,000,000 Grant Disappeared From Central Bank Of Seychelles


Danny Faure and James Michel
According to Vice President, Danny Faure in last night's PPB, the Government of Seychelles received a grant of $50m in 2002 from the Government of Abu Dhabi. This was paid to SMB which then used this to pay for commodities.

This confirms exactly what we in Lalyans stated earlier but denied by JP Adam to the national assembly a few weeks ago.

Government accounts in 2002 shows no receipt of any kind from Abu Dhabi. If what VP Faure says is correct, how come this $50m gift was never presented in 2002 to the national assembly as part of the budget by the supposedly hard working JAM who was Minister of Finance then and never declared in Government books ever never mind to the public at large who were suffering from severe FX shortages. 

Now that VP Faure admits it happened, how come in SMB’s accounts of 2002 or any subsequent account of SMB, there is no mention of the $50m grant from the Government either! This scandal now takes a new dimension. VP Faure now admits what Minister Adam denied existed … there are more questions than answers and is clear evidence that JAM broke the law and should be investigated. Or is it still a perception?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Home Stretch

Viral Dhanjee

‘Pti Dimoun’ enters the ring & all bets are off.
Whilst all the world leaders are currently, at COP21 in Paris, addressing ways to save humanity from man-made consequences of Global Climate Change, this evening we the people of Seychelles we will be subjected to the final round of PPB in the people’s fight to remove the devil that is, once and for all.

It is not the fact that the opposition parties have been sleeping all this time, but JAM has to realise that the only thing that matters to the people of Seychelles is the CHANGE we so badly want. The opposition parties may well have been sleeping, but the people NOT.

Jam was already on the back foot by the voices of the people on the social media well before the opposition parties decided to wake up, but now that they have what a powerful force has emerged.

You can trash the political parties over and over again JAM but how do you fight the power of ‘dimoun ordiner’ and the ‘pti dimoun’ JAM? Ready for the knock out JAM?

JAM is cornered and is on the back foot on the issue of corruption and the guys tonight must keep the heat on.

Some opposition hopeful will no doubt try to convert some of the very popular support and empathy they enjoy into votes. It is an uphill task and hope they do a good job of it. They really must convince the electorate to give them the votes in the FIRST ROUND as this is crucial to defining the opposition for the next 5 years. In the SECOND ROUND all can VOTE FOR CHANGE.

I hope the opposition does not repeat their solution to solving the crippling drug problems on the country to evoking divine powers and divine intervention. For if divine powers and divine intervention is to solve our crippling drug problems, then we might as well leave the solutions to all our problems to that solution and just get the hell out of the way.

Neither should the limit of our efforts to solving the education problems (if this issue is again addressed) be defined solely by having benches and tables for all and having walls and windows painted or by increasing discipline and control. Nor address the difficulties and short comings of the ministry of health (if that is also addressed) by addressing only the eliminating favouritism and intimidation in the workplace.

Jam has to do damage control and I won’t be surprised if he brings in some heavy bats from the bin of history, the likes of FAR and JRM. I also expect him to hit below the belt at Ton Pat who continues to bleed him, like finish telling us the story he started telling us in his last PPB, about the embarrassment in London that led to the removal of Ton Pat there as HC. No doubt he will also have a go at Wavel.

No doubt there will also be some ‘’he said this; she said that; he did this: she did that’’ but all should never forget that we have serious problems in the Seychelles and we need serious people to solve them. Convince us of that tonight.

I hope the guys take off the boxing gloves as well tonight. Let the knockout be tonight. We can have a replay of the knock out on the 5th.

1st. December, 2015
Viral V. Dhanjee, Union Vale