Saturday, 28 January 2017

Clifford Andre went AWOL from National Assembly duties


One of the National Assembly’s most corrupt MNA decided to spend his Christmas as far away as possible from his constituents – he left even before the National Assembly had ended their debate on the budget for recess to go on holiday with his family. This is corruption and a clear sign that the MNA places his interests before that of the people who voted for him. It is alleged that Clifford left Seychelles in the third week of December with a team of ten people destined for Dubai to allegedly spend three weeks at the Atlantis Hotel. This hotel charges 20,000 rupees a night. If he indeed spend three weeks there, it would have cost him SCR 300,000. This is a man who was taken to court by a lady over a SCR1.9 million transfer of a plot of land at Turtle Bay, which she never got. Clifford Andre a former Parti Lepep MNA is not genuine opposition – he joined the opposition
when he got thrown out by Parti Lepep, loosing the privileges he was enjoying. He is driven by bitterness and nothing else. It is also not clear how he was called to the local BAR, maybe he can clear that one out by releasing his certificates.

This newspaper was approached by several residents of Anse Aux Pins expressing their dissatisfaction with the MNA – many people were looking for him for assistance over the festive season; for a small bottle of cooking gas and Clifford was nowhere to be seen – he was swimming with the Dolphins in Dubai. Maybe, next time they will know whom to vote for…..      

Independent

Wavel wants control over both the CAA and ACC

The defacto Leader Of The Opposition in the National Assembly the Honourable Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan is hard at work trying to assume control over both the Constitutional Appointment Authority (CAA) and the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC). The strategy is simple enough for the seasoned political analyst to understand and detect, but harder for an amateur observer. This newspaper is going on intelligence that has reached our office and on small talks between the players in the legal circles whilst sipping on 12 year old Chivas Regal – during network building and planning our future.

It is obvious that Wavel has a big problem with the composition of the CAA board members – he has made that clear during deliberations in the National Assembly – he wants to have a say in the composition of the board, maybe he should, but all things considered, he will have to wait for the current members’ mandates to run out. Many people believe that his main target is Jane Carpin, that may also be true, but Wavel has bigger goals and huge ambitions; he basically wants some sort of control over the appointment of judges. We know of three persons that Wavel would appoint Supreme Court judges, tomorrow, if he had his way; one lordship and two ladyships. He has also been applying pressure for the ongoing investigation against one Supreme Court Judge to be annulled and the Judge reinstated.

A quick look at these situation shows that if he could get his man and two women appointed, plus the reinstatement of the other one – he will immediately be cutting favour with four Supreme Court Judges. In fact he will have full control over the judiciary when the other ‘snakes in the grass’ are taken into consideration. This is why Wavel is putting pressure for the CAA Chairperson to appear before the National Assembly, it will provide him with an opportunity to force the dissolution of the current board – if that happens he will have a very big say in the composition of the new board – he will ask that the nominees comes before the National Assembly for approval and with a majority in the National Assembly, he will pick his men and/or women to do his dirty job. This is a serious matter that must be scrutinized extensively.

Now, the Anti Corruption Commission board members are also a big problem for Wavel – he wants it disbanded and fresh members appointed. WHY? It is for the same reason that he wants the CAA Board disbanded; he wants influence over the ACC to accord protection to certain (CORRUPT) persons who are now in his camp. We will publish an article to expose this particular shenanigan and who he wants to protect in another edition…...... watch this space!

Independent

Saturday, 14 January 2017

DRUG LORDS CALLING THE SHOTS - will LDS offer amnesty

Politics has reached an all-time low in Seychelles with organized criminals running the agenda in our National Assembly I am utterly ashamed and disappointed to say we have arrived at a point where the interests of a small group of death peddling wealthy drug traffickers are being pushed by LDS who rather than outlining their plans to tackle the drug epidemic LDS appear hell bent on destroying the agencies who are tasked with tackling the issue to please their paymasters in the drug trade.

It is hardly coincidence that at the very time the NDEA and FIU are poised to take out the most prolific drug lords in Seychelles the LDS launches unfounded attacks on both organizations and have gone as far as proposing changes to the law to protect wealthy drug dealers. We must ask ourselves is this what we voted for, a country where a small minority of legitimate business people and a bunch of organized criminals become even more wealthy on the backs of ordinary decent citizens. LDS wants the Irish to go, ask yourself why and if you are honest you will see that it is because the Irish have had the courage to take on the drug lords. They attack the Irish because they have been effective in controlling the problem and have upset their drug peddling supporters.

When the LDS complain that when the NDEA is doing its job by being proactive and they are upsetting criminals when they search them and their houses. LDS wants the NDEA to stop harassing drug dealers unbelievable when LDS quote complaints from the public we must ask what public they are talking about - is it the criminal fertility that they are fighting for. Where in the world would you see a National Assembly destroying national institutions? I as an LDS supporter was sickened by the behavior in the Assembly of certain members of our party. They have shown that rather than being statesmen they have behaved like bitter thugs hell bent on seeking revenge and driving a wedge deeper into the divide, shame shame shame on them.

I as an LDS supporter I will not stand by and watch LDS be hijacked by criminals and turn Seychelles into a place where criminals are benefiting from our national institutions, it is time for LDS to disclose its relationship with drug lords and indeed anyone who is involved peddling drugs. I call on all decent supporters to contact your MNA and ask them why they are pushing drug trafficker’s agenda. Ask them if there are plans to offer an amnesty to wealthy drug traffickers who have destroyed countless families. Rumor amongst LDS supporters is that they are following this line because our party leadership has been threatened by drug dealers this may be true but it is more likely that someone has profited financially, let us hope and pray that our party is not founded and run on drug money.

It is time that we focus on the problem of crime and drug dealing. We must support the agencies tasked with fighting crime we must work with and strengthen these agencies.

As for the loud mouth veteran Lepep members where are they coming from, are they also compromised, for years there have been strong rumors about these members it appears they are frightened of what the NDEA knows about them so they have aligned themselves with LDS members in the assembly to jointly destroy the only credible defense we have against drug Escobar’s taking over our country. Shame, shame shame on them too.

I am ending with a final and extremely worrying thought, if LDS is successful in destroying the NDEA and the FIU what is the future for us, I dread to think where Seychelles will end up, LDS current policy is like dismantling the life boat at sea and saying we will work it out when we are drowning. We Seychellois are smart intelligent people who will not allow ourselves to be taken for fools and slavishly follow this madness, ask your MNA to outline to you how LDS propose to tackle drug dealing and associated crime and are there plans to offer an amnesty to drug traffickers so they can enjoy their blood money with politicians sharing in the loot.

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Independent

Wavel misinforms the population. Is he digging for gold?

The Leader of the Opposition (LOTO) is hard at work and in many instances misleading the populace in an attempt to reach state house by 2020 at all costs. However, we must admit that the LOTO and his gang has done brilliantly so far at pulling the 2017 Budget apart to look into the hidden details that had the potential to plunder the taxpayers.

Wavel having lost all presidential elections since 1998 is now going for a win
win situation no matter what will be the results in 2020. He will either be President or a very wealthy priest. It is fair to say that Speaker Pillay is now totally isolated politically and finds himself sitting on a sharp object, one false move they will have his behind for whatever it is now worth, politically – they see him as getting on in age to be of any threat in 2020 to PL. Even the corrupt little Maldivian is now tucked firmly under the millionaire’s priestly robe. How many of them will fit under it is anyone’s guess. Jean Francois is fighting his way back under the robe after leaving the party in 2012 and stabbing father in the back for many years before coming back to full time politics in 2016 when things started to look more promising. We are sure that Wavel will not forget his betrayal in a hurry. 

The Honourable Father KP is using his position in the National Assembly to target the people he doesn’t get along with and to also dig for gold, allegedly. Many political observers are saying that the Arabs have become a favorite target for the LOTO for obvious reasons. In the last few sessions of the National Assembly before going into recess until February, the LDS leadership had an unjustified dig at Sheikh Khalifa.    

Wavel stated that an aircraft belonging to the UAE’s Head of State refused the health authority access to board the plane for inspection and clearance procedures, which is a requirement for any incoming aircraft. This newspaper have checked with the airport authorities and all other agencies involved at the airport to ascertain the truth – it has been confirmed to us that the aircraft in question went through all the necessary clearance procedures required under the rules and regulations and at no time was a health personnel or any other official refused access to board the plane.

The question that remain to be answered is: Why would Wavel be spreading the wrong information? Is it a genuine mistake or is our priest digging for gold?

Independent