NEW GOVERNMENT BOND INCREASE GOVERNMENT DEBT RECORD
This month we have seen the government propaganda machine, SBC, regurgitate the same lines they put out at the end of last year that the economy of Seychelles is on the right track. One of the singular misinformation that was peddled last year and has been repeated this week was that the government has paid back its international debt. ... read more
Seychelles: a second opportunity to democratise
ANKIT DHANJEE excels in A Level exams
When Professor Bruce Baker and Professor Roy May, two African experts at the University of Coventry, in Britain, visited Seychelles in November last year to undertake a field trip, as usual the government used their presence to make propaganda on behalf of the SPFF, the ruling party led by former President Albert Rene. ... read more
The Court of Appeal has finally recognized the defence of battered women syndrome for the first time in a murder case recently. The case involved a young woman, Jane Labiche, who was charged and convicted of murder for an incident which happened on the 3rd October 2003 where a young girl, Hilary Labonte, was “…burnt completely beyond recognition” in a fire at Pointe Larue. ... read more
In November, about 50 African heads of state and ministers were guests of the new imperialist force in the world, China. China pledged to double its aid to Africa by providing $5bn. More than 2,000 deals were under discussion. China says that unlike its Western counterparts, it has no political agenda. ... read more
EYES WIDE SHUT: HOW AFRICA SHOULD DEAL WITH CHINA
The Air Seychelles Annual Report 2005-2006 has revealed that David Savy, the Air Seychelles Chief, has an emolument increase of €5000. In 2005, Mr. Savy earned €63,000 as salary whereas in 2006 this was increased to €67,000. ... read more
DAVID SAVY GETS YET ANOTHER SALARY INCREMENT
On Wednesday January 24, 2007, the “Seychelles Nation” front-paged the Third Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission Conference with the theme “Mobilisation against illegal Fishing”. It is pertinent to note the following issues reported in our sister publication “Seychelles Review” of Christmas 2006/New Year 2007: ... read more
TEMPORARY HOUSING IS A DEATH SENTENCE OVER ITS INHABITANTS
It is no secret that President Michel is using the various housing projects around the country as his mantle for a successful presidency. Each day of the week, we are shown on SBC TV and in the Seychelles Nation pictures and photographs of the President touring construction sites and completed projects. These visits take place mostly in the weekends, Saturday. ... read more
Weekly Cartoon upsets Reader
In his televised statement to the leading members of the SPDF on New Years day President Michel said that he was elected as president of all the people of Seychelles. This is what this newspaper has been trying to tell Mr Michel – even before he was directly elected and had been holding the fort as President of our Republic, after the resignation of Mr Rene. ... read more
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE THE PRESDENT OF ALL THE PEOPLE
Six security officers from well-known security firm, Pilgrims Security, were rewarded by the Police Department for the role they played in apprehending five young men engaged in criminal activities at the Providence Industrial zone. All five were delivered into police custody for further investigation and eventual prosecution. .. read more
The decision to proceed with the development of the site near the BBC relay station by the government to built residential apartments to meet housing needs is indeed serious and very dangerous. ... read more
The visit by President Michel last Saturday (20/01/2007), to West Mahe, to inspect ongoing projects and proposed sites for developments has unearthed numerous unsolved difficulties in the health service. The health services are still experiencing problems three years after the President personally assumed responsibility to deal and finally resolve these matters. ... read more
Speculation is rife that Radovan Kreijiir may quit Seychelles for good soon. This has come about after his house was searched and ransacked by the Seychelles Police. His body guard was later arrested and detained for illegal possession of arms and ammunition. On Wednesday afternoon Radovan Kreijir, through his lawyer France Bonte, made an unusual application to the Supreme Court asking the Judge to direct the Director General of Immigration to issue him, his wife and child with new Seychelles passports under new names. ... read more
Kreijir Anxious To Change His Name!
The Police Force recently took delivery of a brand new fleet of vehicles to back up its operations around the country. In the past, the Police Force has had to hire extensively from private car hire firms. This week news reached Le Nouveau Seychelles Weekly that some of the new vehicles have already been involved in accidents and is off the road. ... read more
Will the new fleet of police vehicle end up in the scrap yard too?
is a young unassuming gentleman, born in Seychelles
of xxxx 19xx; he is 18 years old. Ankit attended Independent School
for his primary and secondary education and the School of Advanced Level Studies (S.A.L.S) for post-secondary education. His IGCSE results is most impressive with 7 A*, 2 A and 1 B. ... read more
COURT OF APPEAL RECOGNISES DEFENCE OF “BATTERED WOMEN SYNDROME” IN MURDER CASE!
POACHING IN SEYCHELLES WATERS !
Sir, I refer to the cartoon of your journal of 19th January ’07, where you cite the picture of apparently a well known politician claiming he is God. ... read more
LNSW continues with the serialization of the Trial of Guy Pool who was accused of exploding a bomb at the Reef Hotel in 1972. ... read more
Down Memory Lane
The Guy Pool Trial continues ...
Pilgrims Security: Beyond the call of duty
On Monday, this week, the new school year started to the relief of children and parents alike. The message from Bernard Shamlaye, the new Minister of Education was without a doubt very encouraging. ... read more
HOUSING PROJECT AT THE BBC RELAY STATION!??????
"MONN DEMANN MINS" ... THE HEALTH SERVICE STILL INEFFICIENT
POSITIVE MESSAGE FROM MINISTER FOR EDUCATION BERNARD SHAM-LAYE
Volume 6 . Issue No. 02 . Weekend January 26, 2007
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