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Public invited to take part in budget process

Posted by sirop14 on July 9, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Public invited to take part in budget process

 

09-July-2015

 

The ministry responsible for preparing the national budget is inviting the private sector through the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the public through civil society organisations to make submissions for the national budget.


These will be published and debated over the coming months.


The Minister for Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy Jean-Paul Adam made the invitation when launching a first session his ministry organised on Tuesday afternoon to explain the budget process and the content of the national budget.


Representatives from the private sector, civil societies, different ministries and departments and agencies concerned with budgeting met to get a better understanding of the content and the process of the national budget.


“The aim is to have through the budget process a more committed approach from all Seychellois,” Minister Adam said, adding that many people are not aware of how a budget is prepared, its numerous implications and often do not see how they fit in or how they could make contributions to its realisation through their propositions or even how they can make these contributions.


Minister Adam noted that the session on Tuesday was to demystify the budget by explaining the process and also to urge people to come forward to make their contributions so that in the end we have a budget we can identify with and see ourselves in.


A team from the ministry comprising the principal secretary in the finance and trade department Patrick Payet, the principal secretary in the Blue Economy department Rebecca Loustau-Lalanne, the comptroller general of the financial planning and control division Damien Thesee, revenue commissioner Georgette Pillay as well as other representatives of the ministry made a series of presentations on different aspects and components of the budget.


The aim was to shed more light on the budgetary process through a series of short presentations and interactions with the audience.


“We want to share some of the challenges we face when putting together the budget. We want to have a budget process which is as inclusive and participatory as possible to demystify the whole process once and for all,” Minister Adam explained.


He pointed out that there are things which can be done through the budget and things that cannot be done and it is important that we understand what is possible and what is not possible,” Minister Adam said, stressing on the importance of public views and expectations.


Minister Adam explained that the national budget is a public document and anybody can get access to it at any time and there is a copy available at all times at the National Library.


But admitting that this method of consultation is not always the most convenient one in this modern day and age, Minister Adam announced that his ministry will soon launch its website where the document can be posted and be easily accessible for the public to consult on-line.


Source Seychelles Nation

The registration of the new party by a breakaway faction from Parti Lepep ???imminent???

Posted by sirop14 on April 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)
The registration of the new party by a breakaway faction from Parti Lepep “imminent”






“One must understand that as a breakaway group, we will not be popular with the hierarchy of the party we left. They are angry, it is understandable and also they are the leaders of a political party which is currently in full election campaign mode. They are bound to react in such a way that they garner the support of their followers,” Mr Pillay told TODAY.

 

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This story is being covered by le Seychellois Hebdo and Today Seychelles eventually other media beside Face book and People. We cannot locate the open letter online

 

 

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First lady Natalie Michel must seek Rs 100 million from President JA Michel

Posted by sirop14 on February 27, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Another BRICS in the Wall – BRICS to Create Own Parliamentary Assembly -

 

We have a heading which many will ask is it appropriate. Listening to President J A Michel 2015 Budget, unless he did not bother to study the contents of his Budget speech and others drafted /wrote it for him. What he is trying to say, driving the people.

 

Please refer to the many Blogs, forum, Social network on a Sechelles Seychelles Senate - those including the Russian, Chinese, Indian and South African high parties who may have judge/concluded we were off the track - we were reaching for the impossible.

 

Then Lady Natalie Michel decided to throw her cards in what ensued - we had a Seychelles government playing a very wired game you do this and we will progress this or that on this subject in the end - the first Lady got absolutely fed up and walked out on State House and the President - J A Michel.

 

When the new came out 26/2/2015 Another BRICS in the Wall – BRICS to Create Own Parliamentary Assembly - our thoughts reverted immediately to the situation in Seychelles/the saga and have been quasi forced to think in very abnormal speed - what this spell, not just for those BRICS Nations, the World Democracy and it Institutions of 200 years - in particularly Seychelles - where we have had such important influence from four of the BRICS Members/Nation, namely Russia, India, China, South Africa for the past 40 years.

 

A very important question to ask - had Lady Natalie known that this was coming would she have walked out of State House - the complex nature of this Parliament have not been made public - we had expected and waited for update. This also takes us back to the debacle of President Gorbachev 27 years ago, the process he set in place in then USSR which influenced the then COMECON and West Reaction. Had he foreseen this coming how would have reacted and the very many player of those who helped change their respective countries in the COMECON and Warsaw pact.

 

Until the last Chinese Ambassador in Seychelles was of the view they disapprove a Senate - two tier Parliament in Seychelles. Now the Journey they have embarked upon.

 

In the manner and keeping with approach of Female way of handling such situation when the roof of the House collapse or the family wardrobe fall over - the Man is meant to take full responsibility. We have a very serious situation with the BRICS nation setting up this Parliament - will Seychelles President J A Michel spin us some strange stories or talk his way out of this situation. We had written and said however small then OAU and later African Union had we set in place such a Senate the uniqueness and the example it would have set. His Party and Seychelles Assembly will be seeking some form of representation as they have with many Parliament system across the world.

 

This situation is a bit/somewhat like the Charlie Hebdo and the mega demonstration, the biggest France have ever experienced since Liberation, Yet Seychelles President J A Michel is insensitive/unaffected.

 

Hence we started this news article First lady Natalie must seek damaged/compensation in excess of RS 100 millions for the super mess and the situation she has come to find her good person in over this very important national issue.






Another BRICS in the Wall – BRICS to Create Own Parliamentary Assembly 


MONUMENTAL PARADIGM SHIFT: Precursors To The End Of The White Supremacy Paradigm – BRICS Nations To Create Own Parliamentary Assembly!


Russia pushes for setting up BRICS parliamentary forum


Russia pushes for setting up BRICS parliamentary forum


Comment - The assasination of Russia politicians after we had posted this thread. 

Boris Nemtsov: tens of thousands march in memory of murdered politician





Comment - Dear Le Seychellois Hebdo - it is time we radically reappraise the manner and approach to reporting in that Sechelles Seychelles - because next we could have a major incident and the calamity this would bring upon our nation and other and you will still "write it was a coconut or a breadfruit which fell down and caused it/this". - Now that you have addressed this article and SNP opposition to a Senate - two tier parliament in Seychelles, maybe those ex SPUP/SPPF/PL will help our nation and put into place a Senate Forum and form there a proper Senate. All the ex USSR Countries and East Europe have this system in place.


30/3/2015

 

A new political party, the Independent Conservative Union of Seychelles (ICUS) has been registered, headed by Ms. Jona Alcindor.

ICUS Executive Committee members met with the local press this afternoon to introduce themselves with the Seychellois electorates. They support a Senate/Bicamerial parliament - source Le Seychellois Hebdo


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New political party formed - Seychelles National assembly 

 

31-March-2015

A new political party has been formed in Seychelles. It is called the Independent Conservative Union of Seychelles (ICUS) and its motto is ‘Celebrating the birth of a new vision of hope for Seychelles’.

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The Big Interview with Jean Paul Adam - Minister of Finance and Blue Economy

Posted by sirop14 on February 24, 2015 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The Big Interview with Jean Paul Adam





“I have no leadership ambition”

The new minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy is generally recognised as one of the most competent elements in President Michel’s government. But with the economy suffering from a lack of vitality, this new appointment promises to be the sternest test he’s faced yet. At ease with even the most difficult questions, he tells us about his plans for reviving the fortunes of the economy, fostering innovation and why he’s not the “blue-eyed boy” he’s been billed as.

By Nicholas Rainer

From the ministry of Foreign Affairs to the ministry of Finance, that’s quite a culture shock. How is Liberty House treating you?

In many ways, it’s been a relatively smooth process, partly because I’ve had such great support from my predecessor, Pierre Laporte, whom I know extremely well. We managed to do a complete briefing and handing over. In addition, there’s a very strong team at Liberty House. I think we have a strong core of capacity on finance, fiscal matters and macroeconomic policy which has been built up over the reform period. The foundations are very solid. Obviously, there are economic challenges ahead as there are for all countries, but I think that we’ve created a sense of momentum in that we can deal with these obstacles. Sometimes, the way to deal them is not immediately evident but we have the capacity to come up with solutions.

There have not been any surprises, which is a good thing. The main difference between the two portfolios is that while the ministry of Foreign Affairs has a wide remit it’s still one ministry. The ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy on the other has much wider responsibilities in terms of the agencies that fall under its aegis, whether they are parastatal companies, banks such, as the Development Bank of Seychelles, etc. Therefore the ministry of Finance commands a much wider array of policies. But because of the strong team, the transition has been very smooth.

There’s also the issue of the different levels of public scrutiny the two portfolios are subjected to. A minister of Foreign Affairs is judged less harshly than a minister of Finance, for example. Does that intimidate you at all?

No. Of course, there’s the perception that the Foreign Affairs portfolio does not concern itself with bread and butter issues, but if you look at the things we were dealing with in terms of policy priorities, a lot of them have an impact on the economy, such as climate change, Small Island Developing States, trade, etc. It is true that some of these issues are divorced from the man on the street, whereas at Finance it’s easier for people to see the impact.

If prices go up, for instance, you’re the one people will be directing their dissatisfaction at.

That’s normal and I actually welcome it. I like the fact that people do want to put those points forwards and I think an important part of the role of the ministry of Finance is to say plainly what can and can’t be done or to create roadmaps and timeframes as to when we can address things.

For all his undisputed competencies, communication perhaps wasn’t your predecessor’s strongest suit.

Personally, I think he was very good. He was very comfortable and open with the media. Institutionally however, I think the ministry of Finance has not built that capacity yet, for various reasons. For example, we don’t have a website. One of my priorities will be to address this issue. To be fair, the plans were already in place and I hope to bring them to conclusion as quickly as possible.

The economy isn’t exactly on fire at the moment. The World Bank is predicting a growth rate of 2.9% in 2015 and 2.8% in both 2016 and 2017. Are these forecasts fair? If yes, are they satisfactory for a country like Seychelles?

I think that they are generally fair. The President believes we can do better, I believe we can do better and the country believes we can do better. At the same time, we shouldn’t underestimate the challenges or the constraints we face. Most of them link to the very particular nature of our economy – we are in an economy in transition – and to fact that any wealth that we create in the country is relative to global processes. For example, there are many positive things that engender other pressures. In 2014, we had real wage increases, which brought pressures in terms of imports and foreign exchange. This led to increased demand for foreign exchange and a depreciation of the rupee, which contributed to higher costs of imports and other knock on effects.

Our economy is so interconnected with the world that there are a lot of challenges. What we need to do now is to really build on the opportunities, such as more affordable energy costs. There’s been a slight pickup in tourism arrivals which, while not a great acceleration, is relatively encouraging. I think also that there is a real opportunity for building more human and business capacity to generate more within what I would call a circular economy. In other terms, creating more wealth with what we already have and tapping into a lot of the good things that are happening in the economy. As for growth forecasts, I believe that we can do better but it’s still growth. We’re very much on the right track and, with the right policy mix, I think we can go above 3%.

One big advantage that Seychelles enjoys is that unemployment isn’t really much of an issue. Do you agree?

Correct. The challenge though is the quality of the jobs rather than quantity, which is why I’m talking about the circular economy and creating opportunities which are accompanied by other opportunities. Examples of this are the Blue Economy and finding more ways to create wealth within the tourism sector. We need to look more at the nuts and bolts of these issues. It’s not all macroeconomic, it’s not all fiscal; it’s also looking at the ease of doing business, which is why we have a new ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation which will work in tandem with finance.

In your first press conference as minister of Finance, you said that you one of your objectives is to increase the ease of business in Seychelles. Going by past evidence, this is easier said than done. How do you plan on unlocking the economy?

There are several things we can do. Firstly, there are certain elements that make things complicated for businesses which are linked to the fact that we only undertook our reforms in 2008. Take access to credit and the high interest rate. Both of those are hangovers from the macroeconomic reforms we introduced. Banks still don’t necessarily have many long term options in terms of their investments and, consequently, they are very risk averse. Personally, I think they are too risk averse but there are things we can do to reduce that risk. The banks have said that they’re willing to engage and we’re trying to come up with programmes. The SME Scheme, under which over SCR200 million worth of loans has been disbursed, is a good example. It has enabled a lot of success stories and the banks have played the game.

The government banks, DBS and Nouvobanq, have led by example but all of the private banks have also participated to different degrees. There a sense of going in the right direction and gradually we will see a reduction in interest rates. The other thing must we do is look at ways to really foster innovation. In Seychelles, private businessmen have liquidity yet they’re putting money in tried and tested areas because they’re also risk averse. We need to have a more conducive policy environment to allow people to put their money in areas that are not necessarily tried and tested. We’re working with the ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation to make sure that financing is available upfront. The SME Scheme has dealt with this to a degree and it’s fair to say that it facilitated the lives of many small businesses.

But has it fostered innovation?

Partly, there are a few innovative projects out there but this is the next challenge and where we’re currently targeting a lot of our effort.

A recurrent gripe of the private sector is the number of taxes businesses are being saddled with. They affirm, not unreasonably, that an economy can’t depend solely on taxes. Do you agree?

Absolutely, but it’s delicate. If government doesn’t invest in key infrastructure for the private sector, we won’t be empowering businesses. We are at a juncture where businesses are feeling their tax burden more keenly due to the relative slowdown in tourism arrivals. In 2008, when we had just undertaken the reforms, we had a bit of a boost because even though we had a lot of challenges there was a sense that there were a lot of profits to be made. And a lot of profits were made. Currently, I think we all agree, there is a substantial tax burden because of the need for investment. A lot of the investment can be done by the private sector – we’re working on a strong Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework and some initial PPP projects have already started – but there are also a lot of things that government has to do. There’s no way out of that.

If I take the example of the Public Utility Corporation (PUC), we have to invest a lot of money in water, sewage, electricity; it’s unavoidable. I don’t expect the tax burden to be so heavy in the long term, but in the short term government has to meet these infrastructure requirements. I look forward to discussing with the private sector, the areas which we can fine-tune. We understand the fact that the tax burden is tough; the message has come through. We have to make sure of two things: that the taxes are fair and that they are not an impediment. Because growth has generally been constant, the taxes have not really been an impediment but we’re prepared to fine-tune them if there’s the necessity to do so.

There’s also the sense that certain taxes, like the CSR tax, aren’t being used in the way that government said they would be used. What do you think of this perception?

I’m actually looking at the CSR dossier at the moment. A lot of good has been done with the funds but it’s not been publicised. There is the issue that big taxpaying companies have to see how their tax rupees are being used. That’s a clear message. At this stage, I’m very willing to commit to increase the transparency so that they can understand how their money is being used in ways that will benefit them directly. A lot of the tourism operators feel that not enough is reinvested in tourism but the reality is that everything in this country is tourism. But we perhaps have to use the funds in a more systematic manner.

The 2008 economic reforms are spoken about almost reverentially. What reform has been the most impactful in your opinion? Do you think that it’s time to take them to the next level or rather to consolidate what’s been done over the past seven or so years?

Government has not stopped reforming; the reforms of 2008 are ongoing. There are a lot of areas that we’re addressing. You mentioned that the reforms are referred to reverentially, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Seychelles has done what no one else has done. In 2008, we had the highest debt to GDP ratio in the world; we now have a ratio that is lower even than many developed economies. We still don’t believe it’s fully sustainable which is why we’re committed to bring the debt to GDP ratio below 50%. But while we’re reforming, we also have to invest in infrastructure. What I’m most proud about the reforms though is that they have a people centred focus. We haven’t just implemented reforms; it’s also making sure that people benefit in the long run. There was a certain amount of pain that was felt by the whole country and we couldn’t get away from that. We made sure that there was not a large number of people who were unemployed, despite 12% of the public sector workforce having being made redundant.

That’s a huge chunk for a small country. We didn’t target X, Y or Z. Instead we presented it as a voluntary departure and looked at the areas where there were possibilities for people to move into the private sector. That created a boost for the private sector as well because it became the most productive part of the economy. I think the priority going forward is to create more diversification within the economy. Diversification means new products, yes, but it also means looking at areas where we have competitive advantages, reinforcing them and thinking about the new products we can offer around them. There are a lot of services that we can offer to hotels that are currently underexploited.

There seems to be a trend of parastatals competing with the private sector: Green Island Construction Company is getting many contracts, NISA received a government guaranteed loan from Nouvobank and, of course, the STC is moving into new product ranges. You’ve said that they are not in competition with the private sector but isn’t the reality a bit more nuanced than that?

One of the principles of the reforms is that we need competition. In small countries like Seychelles we’ve seen it time and again that competition doesn’t happen automatically. If you just open the market without regulation you won’t necessarily get competition because the market is small enough that it’s very easy for one big operator to dominate. If we go from the principle that we want competition, government can do several things. For instance, it can try to enforce anti-monopoly rules but in a small economy like Seychelles it’s not necessarily the best way. The other thing it can do is create anchors that are reference points. That is the strategy with regards the different entities you have mentioned.

If we take the banks, everybody, even bankers, will say they are not satisfied with the current interest rates. We believe that interest rates should be lower; that’s what will allow people to invest in their homes and businessmen to reinvest in their businesses. If you check the rates of Nouvobanq, government has tried to do this as much as possible, without altering market conditions. The same rules that apply to the private sector also apply to government companies. Of course, the fact that they are government companies and that they are big companies means that they do enjoy certain advantages in the marketplace but these advantages are also available to the companies they’re competing with.

Are you saying that there is a level playing field?

Yes, I would say so. As the Minister of Finance, I’m very open to criticism on these questions and if there are areas where the private sector fears there is an unfair advantage I will investigate them. But there are many examples, animal feed, for instance, where the private sector isn’t pulling its weight. The STC is meeting a real need in the market. The reason why the STC went into construction materials is because everyone has recognised that one of the biggest factors in the cost of living is the cost of construction. Anybody can import as many construction materials as they want, but the STC is bringing them in with a minimum mark-up to make sure there is a base price.

But is the STC being subsidised?

In terms of the 14 core products that we recognise as being basic requirements, government does subsidise. That has been announced, published and is freely available to consult. But it doesn’t subsidise other products. The STC is looking to expand on the 14 core products because the question of the number of products that are considered essential is wider than it once was.

Government was supposed to withdraw from Nouvobank sometime back. What is happening to this? Is privatization still on the cards?

It’s still on the agenda. But we are not going to privatise for the sake it. That’s we’ve done throughout the reforms. Countries that have privatised just to say that they’ve done it have not really benefitted. I think there are good examples of privatisation in Seychelles, SACOS being one of them and the Seychelles Commercial Bank (SCB) another. These were done gradually. [Ed’s note, SACOS is now a fully private company while government is still the majority shareholder in the SCB but is gradually selling off its shares]. All companies that are profitable are available for privatisation at a certain point but the moment has to be right and we have to make sure not to create imbalances in the economy.

The SCCI elections are around the corner. What do you expect from the next chairman?

I want an engaged private sector so the identity of the next chairman doesn’t really matter. We need somebody who is going to be a reliable interlocutor, somebody who can put across the positions of the private sector effectively and transparently and make sure they represent the interests of the entire business community of Seychelles. I have no issue with either candidate and I wish them all the best. I hope the elections go smoothly and successfully and I look forward to working with whoever is elected.

Certain segments of the media interpreted your appointment as evidence that you’re destined for even greater things. How do you see your appointment?

I’ve always addressed my work as a Minister as contributing to the greater good of Seychelles and this portfolio is no different. I was very lucky to be appointed to Foreign Affairs for my first portfolio and it’s the ministry where I grew up so to speak. I relish the challenge of being in Finance in the sense that there are more policy tools that I can use to contribute to that goal. I don’t see it as a promotion.

Really?

No, I honestly don’t. I see it as part of the work of government. I always smile when I hear people speak about...

The blue-eyed boy for example?

I don’t have blue eyes (laughs). I always thought they were talking about Minister St Ange! In the context of Seychelles, Ministers are not elected, we are appointed by the President; therefore, we are here to support the agenda of government. That’s how I see it. I’m also a member of a party and I will continue to support the work of the party. I have frankly no leadership ambition.

That was going to be my next question: how ambitious are you?

I’m ambitious for Seychelles but I have no personal ambitions. My ambition is to support the goals of the President and the country.

Do you think the elections will be held this year or next?

The ruling party is ready for the elections. As per the calendar, the date of the elections is, I believe, May 2016. There is the possibility of having elections before that. We’re ready for them. I believe that elections are a key part of the democratic process for Seychelles and they are part of the economic landscape as well as they’re a way for people to express their expectations.


Source Today Seychelles 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Adam


New Seychelles Finance Minister Jean Paul Adam pledges to continue Laporte's macroeconomic policy -  

 

First meeting of the National Consultative Forum for the year 2015

Posted by sirop14 on January 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

First meeting of the National Consultative Forum for the year 2015

 

23-January-2015

 

Seychelles’ media landscape under the microscope

 

Article Seychelles Nation



 

 

We have been addressing countless treads associated with Sechelles Seychelles and Charlie Hebdo - the Jewish Shop massacre second week of January 2015 - the highly corrupted benchmark/approach of the world. UN. EU and other International Institution - the backlash from the populace - then what the media writes and their experts.

 

 

In the Seychelles Nation 24/1/2015 the article - the Former President Rene’s biography to be launched at the Brunei Gallery in London

 

24-January-2015

 

The biography of former President France Albert Rene will be launched at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), in London, United Kingdom on Monday next week, it has been announced.

 

 

The book entitled Albert Rene. The Father of Modern Seychelles: A Biography written by historian Dr Kevin Shillington, was officially launched in Seychelles on June 3 last year by President James Michel.

 

In Sri Lanka the last election and political outfall, the same in Mauritius - safe Sechelles Seychelles. The political madness and lunacy which prevailes there.

 

Seychelles Nation





Seychelles President Restructures Government

• Four new ministers appointed, two step down

 

President James Michel has announced the composition of his new Cabinet as well as the appointment of a numberPresident James Michel - Minister for Defence, Legal Affairs, Information and Hydrocarbons of chief executives in government ministries, departments and agencies, while other heads and senior-most staff retain their position.

 

Four new ministers have been appointed by the President while two ministers have stepped down.

 

The new ministers are Charles Bastienne (Minister for Home Affairs), Didier Dogley (Minister for Environment, Energy & Climate Change), Michael Benstrong (Minister for Investment, Entrepreneurship Development & Business Innovation) and Wallace Cosgrow (Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture).

 

The two outgoing ministers are Pierre Laporte and Peter Sinon. President Michel, in his capacity as President of Parti Lepep, has appointed Mr Sinon, as deputy secretary general of Parti Lepep.

 

In the new structure of government, the President retains the portfolio for Defence, Legal Affairs, Information and Hydrocarbons.

Seychelles nation


Seychelles President Restructures Government - State House 


03/02/2015

New ministers sworn into office


New ministers ‘ready for challenging task’


President James Michel’s new administration




We have the Archbishop of Seychelles sitting on the Super National Forum instead of a Seychelles Senate

Posted by sirop14 on January 19, 2015 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)



Having written that SIROP program concept was importantly supported/mauled about by high parties of the Paneuropean Union, beside very many other high parties, the Christian communities across the world and most importantly the Vatican given that Sechelles Seychelles is predominantly Catholic - the manner we have consistently worked this out from issue to issues regarding that $500 - $800 million exile/refugee repatriation Program. Their very important resources and capabilities.


Leave aside the near 30 years lobby involving several of former Sechelles Seychelles government in exile had the country/nation been changed by a military option involving the West, Gulf region, Africa, Asia - this Senate would have been put into place. It did not happen - how we went/had gone against the the formulated Policy of those very powerful Nations and their high parties/Institutions and governments formulating that SIROP program.


Two years ago the blue Economy issues/Agenda had not really blown up on the back of that SIROP program - efforts/fight to get an EU or UN involvement for a Review and decision to put that "mock" Seychelles Senate website - the pressure on Seychelles government by several entities, nations and Institutions - then Lady Natalie Michel position,  that what was and had been going on was utterly unacceptable and very inappropriate towards those 25,000 Seychellois exile/considered refugees. Their respective Rights, Heritage and history - posterity. The need to stress how Europe works and those nation across the world who have adopted fully or part Europe democratic workings. The Idea for a Seychelles Senate and two tier parliament given the very terrible political situation we as a nation have landed into.


We lobby the Oppositions and requested they make this an election issues/manifesto - somehow like so many core issues of our politic going back to 1985 until this very day, if we the exile/refugee with our workings did not "drive/bulldoze, catapult a given opposition issues", it just did not get done or happen. Very few were/are really committed they hope that we the exile would "carry our own can" as they say in English. Well we put that Senate mock website up and the reactions from the Seychelles populace, in Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Comor, Maldive, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, the USA, Russia, China and Europe - Canada. Then the IMF/UN institutions


On account - as a reason of the pressure President J A Michel decided to put into place that super National Forum - we had explained how President FA Rene had worked in the past when he was/had been convinced of an issue he did not wait for the MNA or his Ministers or the Oppositions - he just went ahead and put whatever he judge was appropriate in place. This was how our democratize process took place including that Historic SIROP program. The promise and expectation, media coverage and those from the outside world who had hope there was that dim prospect/possibility. We had all the debacle of 2014 including the Normandy large delegation. Including the decision for the former first Lady to take her leave of  State House.


That super National Forum has had three sessions and more and  it was turning/looking like President J A Michel was taking everybody for fools/buffoons, in political English the usage of plainer terminology/adjectives. Yet those appointed to serve it did not put their foot down and protest. There have been very many what we have come to term collateral fall outs and they have been important - again this made little impact or influence Seychelles government of President J A Michel/Cabinet, instead.


We decided late August that we need to get EU and other Institutions more involved and really take Seychelles government and State House to task. Countless young volunteers and NGO activist have asked - normally a person of our caliber and the issues you are workings with/represent ought to have better resource and financial disposition - what we tried/attempted to explain. With the limited resource, help and whatever support, we decided to go to Strasbourg not Bruxelles as had been the wish then Commission President Barossa and EU other High Officials and those from African Union - what took place how we got the Church Institutions importantly involved. We broke the rule and working ethic and published that email/correspondence to the Paneuropean Union very many officials.


Now we address a very close issues - for the past 21 years how we have supported you the Seychellois people, with your economic woes and challenges - by playing our fair/due supporting role by the many EU/European Institutions, high parties and Financial Institutions. All those who refuse to think and develop their own arguments,  that near bankrupt of Seychelles government and Lehman Brothers we had been importantly involve and the global melt down which followed. Hate my families, close relative whatever you do in that country - black, blue, green pink, brown what every colour you affiliate yourself to as race, families and origin - no sane person if he has the capabilities would  see his /her country ruined and destroyed and cause poverty. One can and will get terrible mad/enraged/vexed however.


Our decision to go to Strasbourg and support/become involve in re-gearing/leverage that proposed new EU reconstruction Budget put forward by the new Team of Europe after that very bitter and nasty European election of 2014. In doing this we did not think of only our families and communities and vested interests in Europe - we thought of you, your situation and plight/debacles. When Europe/EU have had good economics outlook how you in the Indian Ocean have benefited, the COI and RIM Association nations. They announced the Euro 315 billion budget. We stressed and explained for the past 25 years on the back of those exile/refugee and our greater diaspora workings, French and other European heritage and high workings how the Seychelles specially the SPUP/SPPF/PL have consistently duped, conned those of Europe and have gotten away with a very great deal of money be they for culture, Budget support, disaster, Education, infrastructure , democratic process, North/South good relation building the long list. Those exile/refugee have been completely excluded, marginalized if anything, they have been oppressed, their rights trampled and the government using countless methods to shut them up and persecute/hound them be it in Seychelles , Europe and elsewhere using their influences and connections.


We had know after publishing that letter/email to the Paneuropean Union - "manure would hit the fan and ceiling as they say" - not what followed.


Two weeks after we had come back to Britain those who with their own agenda, the conservative coalition and the BNP and UKIP, who got to know and had us monitored/followed and how they began to apply that "infernal satanic rage/mad cow, CJD mechanism on our person and environment" there have been other impacts and issues,  the worse being those who allowed themselves to be influence and the ferocious killing of those media executive of Charlie Hebdo - the anger and rage across France and the world in Paris alone some near three million took part in the protest and across from Strasbourg, Rouen - near 40,000.


Seychelles government have been milking the UN, World Bank/IMF, the EU and other global Institutions with the issues of global threats of climate change how this impacts and cause suffering to the populace and their economy and living. The many National conference and global conference they attend and take part in - they know very well what we are saying and implying. The many positive and negative mechanism at work and involved /required to manage. Had we not engage the issues in Strasbourg as we did and remind you not Bruxelles, the outcome and impacts - typical of those in Seychelles they will ask what kind of drug or weed we have been taking/smoking.


Associated with those journey there have been the mega scandal of the Francophone election and outcome, the total surprise of events in Mauritius and that mega Protocol with Seychelles and the Election outcome in Sri Lanka - those very surprise. Elsewhere. Once again for President J A Michel his government and Officials it means nothing. Their utter hypocrisy what they write in their national media, their NGO and National Assembly - the very stark reality, what is really going on.

 

Having written - the Archbishop of Seychelles, the Catholic Church sits on that super national Forum. We have been listening and watching and took part in important Church events in Strasbourg. Events in Vatican, Sri Lanka and most important in the Philippines. Those populace they flock to meet the person of Pope Francis because they have a human concern, there is deep and great fear/trepidation in their country and the world we live in - the mass may not be all super educated they know and sense their is something very very wrong and unless we pray and make a serious and sincere efforts to resolve and change thing - we are heading for very big trouble. A good measure of that Seychelles Senate is associated with Philippine issues we have been working the past 30 years. As Nation we have wasted and thrown away so much opportunities and wealth/money we do not have and the outcome/results today.

 

How many - that SIROP Program in 1990/91, all those who knew and well aware of the very significant importance of that program and its impacts - they decided to program the 1st Gulf War. What ensued. Europe would have been far advanced those who have developed and created many important diversions and conflicts and today's outcome. That BRICS we have currently in development fate is not much better - those who will not hesitate to use the same very mechanism/arguments, as they did with that SIROP program and program the 1st Gulf War and the outcome. That Senate and a properly office/manage SIROP program in the Sechelles Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Region given it global importance and important economic impact for the past 25 years - will help/contribute to salvage and fight off the mega negativity which have been building up.



Seychelles National Forum first meeting 31/7/2014 - sirop

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National Consultative Forum closes for the year

Seychelles National Consultative Forum closes for 2014 ...



Charlie Hebdo mega protest march

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Pope Francis in Manila: Six million attend outdoor Mass

Pope Francis in Manila: Six million attend outdoor Mass


Pope Francis visits the Philippines, in pictures - Telegraph

 

Labour puts forward plans for a Senate of the Nations and Regions to replace the House of Lords

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Labour puts forward plans for a Senate of the Nations and Regions to replace the House of Lords

The Liberal Democrats say Labour had the chance to back reform of the House of Lords but refused at "every opportunity"

Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty became a peer in January 2005 but Ed Miliband is now proposing replacing the House of Lords with a Senate

Labour has put forward plans to replace the House of Lords with an elected Senate which the party claims will give Wales “greater power and a stronger voice” in Westminster.

 

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband will argue the new second chamber would properly represent the towns, cities, regions and nations of the UK.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/labour-puts-forward-plans-senate-8031407


Miliband reveals plan for senate of nations

Ed Miliband will today pledge to replace the House of Lords with an American-style directly-elected senate representing the UK's nations and regions.

The Labour leader will warn that a better spread of people from across the country must have their voices heard at Westminster.

 

Voters will be asked for their views on the best way to elect the new "senators".

 

But Labour said it would avoid duplicating MPs constituencies.

 

The Herald revealed earlier this year that Mr Miliband was considering the idea of a senate of the nations and regions.

 

The reform was outlined in similar terms by the former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown in his recent book.

 

Mr Miliband will set out details of Labour's proposal today, including public meetings in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across England to ask voters their opinion on what the new senate should do and how it should be elected.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/wider-political-news/miliband-reveals-plan-for-senate-of-nations.25747126


Elected senate would replace House of Lords under Labour

Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won next May's general election, party leader Ed Miliband is to say.

 

He will tell a conference in Blackpool on Saturday the current system "fails to represent large parts of the UK".

 

Senators would be elected from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions instead of from constituencies like MPs.

 

This will give the senate a "clearly defined different role", Labour says.

 

Mr Miliband is expected to say: "We're going to reverse a century of centralisation and make sure that £30bn of resources is devolved to the city and country regions that need it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29857849



Labour leader Ed Miliband set out plans to abolish the House of Lords and replace it with an elected senate

01 NOVEMBER 2014

 

Ed Miliband has been accused of paying "lip service" to the principle of House of Lords reform as he set out plans to abolish the upper chamber and replace it with an elected senate.


The Labour leader has said that he wants to ensure the new body properly represents all the towns, cities, regions and nations that make up the United Kingdom.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/miliband-bottled-lords-reform-30709622.html


The media issues in Sechelles Seychelles 






Then Princess Diana, then Mr Neal Kinnock of the Labour Party what they knew of those issues of Sechelles Seychelles and aspiration of a Senate/Two tier Parliament system, the many many illuminati Masonic/fraternal issues/media related  - then everybody pretend it never existed - nobody knew anything it is all invention - had she been alive she would have shamed all of our. 

Seychelles and German parliaments set to strengthen ties

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Seychelles and German parliaments set to strengthen ties


 

22-October-2014

Speaker Herminie addressing the 131st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)The National Assembly of Seychelles and the German Bundestag have agreed in principle to strengthen their relationship through the setting up of a Parliamentary Friendship Association.

 

This followed a working visit to the Bundestag by a delegation of Seychelles parliamentarians led by the Speaker, Dr Patrick Herminie. The other members of the delegation were Jeniffer Vel, the vice-chairperson of the International Affairs Committee; Shelda Commettant, the acting Clerk to the National Assembly; and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles in Frankfurt, Maximilian Hunzinger.

 

During talks with Professor Norbert Lammert, President of the Bundestag, both sides agreed to strengthen partnership through exchange visits.

 

The President of the Bundestag further pledged support for the National Assembly to strengthen its capacity, both for members of the National Assembly and staff of the secretariat.

 

It is to be noted that the German democracy is one of the most respected in Europe and the Bundestag offers youth exchange programmes and international parliamentary scholarship to other parliaments, as well as training for journalists attached to parliament.

 

Speaker Herminie, who along with the delegation also conducted a tour of the Bundestag, said he was particularly impressed with its infrastructure as well as its rules and procedures.

 

From Berlin, the delegation went to Geneva to attend the 131st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held under the theme ‘Achieving Gender Equality, Ending Violence against Women’. The IPU is the International Organisation of Parliaments and regroups all parliaments of the world. It was established in 1889.

 

The Speaker addressed the assembly of that session and called on the IPU to put in place the necessary legal and policy framework to ensure women empowerment and gender equality.

 

He reminded the conference that Seychelles is an example where women had been empowered without having an affirmative system in place.

 

He attributed Seychelles’ impressive statistics of women representation in leadership to decades of pursuing a people-centred policy of free health care, free education up to tertiary level, proper shelter and salary parity with men.

 

He warned, however, that new challenges such as HIV/Aids and substance abuse could threaten to erode our achievements and lamented the fact that domestic based violence still persists in Seychelles.

 

He called on all countries present to immediately ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. He put the conference on guard that while we strive to promote women we must always ensure that men be given the necessary support lest gender issue becomes a crisis of masculinity.

The 131st Assembly of the IPU also saw the first meeting of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians where Seychelles was represented by Hon. Vel.

 

The meeting further elected a new President, Saber Chowdhury, a member of parliament from Bangladesh. He is the 28th President of the organisation in its 125-year history.


Source Seychelles Nation


Deutscher Bundestag Wikipedia


25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall


Economic history of the German reunification


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PEMC launches its website

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PEMC launches its website

 

22-August-2014

The Public Enterprise Monitoring Commission (PEMC) has officially launched its website which can be accessed at www.pemc.sc

The objectives of the website are to:

 

• promote monitoring of transparency in the financial performance of public enterprises to prevent build up of risks;

 

• create a web-based public information sharing system to report on the financial performance of public enterprises;

 

• provide easy access to information relating to public enterprises; and

 

• promote awareness of the roles and strategic mandate of public enterprises to all stakeholders.

 

The website was officially launched at Liberty House yesterday by the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte, in the presence of PEMC board members, staff and the principal secretaries for Finance and for Economic Policy, Trade and Investment.

 

Minister Laporte described the website as an important tool for the PEMC to communicate to the people all key information about the various public enterprises and to bring more transparency in the operations of public enterprises.



 

Work in progress to turn former court house into history museum

Posted by sirop14 on July 12, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Work in progress to turn former court house into history museum


We have addressed the issues of an exile/refugee monument for the nation - there was/existed an important French East Africa/Zanzibar working - those Zanzibari sent to exile in Sechelles Seychelles, when Judge E J Stiven, the British expat, the Earl of Oxford,the Smith several who had served in Zanzibar arrived, those like the Parkar Family - Zanzibar in culture/economic, politic was more advanced that Seychelles then 1960's - all those who tried in vain to warn, talk and share their experience and knowledge of Independence and Revolution - nobody would listen seriously. The results we had that mega mess of 5th June, 1977. Had we the exile not taken the pain and made the efforts to reintroduce and reinstatement many of our French and European ancestral heritage and issues - the direction that country Seychelles was heading with Indian taking over everything and African dictating their mind of all people. We recall some of he private issues with President FA Rene - "those black Seychellois given all the education, wealth if you do not handle them with and iron hand they will make a mess of everything. " The colored and white are no much better. Had we not put that SIROP repatriation program together where the country would have been - the mind and intellect of our black misters and brothers - their utter dishonesty. Had we allowed the country to be change by a military coup what would have been its fate and the contents of the so call National Museum. We have taken our time, life to help and serve you - and still you refuse to listen, are you 95,000 any better that Iraq, that Egypt, that Libya, that Yugoslavia and we can name a few more we have worked and been in involved and influenced their politic - still you in Seychelles refuse to listen. "The hand of fate ought to visit you again they see what happens." Where do you all think in 10 year time that Seychelles will be with the SPPF/PL be there - when the change come there will be retribution - what this will spell. Those current short sited Ministers and Executive will not be there. We hope the nation will have the Power and legislation to cut their pension to make them account in their Old age.  


We believe it appropriate to add these issues given that Work have began for refurbishing that Building into a Musuem - Among the Political Saga for independence were another Group of Individuals little have been mentioned and written by this living generation - Mr Adam led a Group/some 10/11 individuals some had been founding members of SPUP,  among then was  Mr Arthur Tyndale-Biscoe a direct decendent of Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe, and the Tyndale - Brisco who became mayters - he had decided to make Sechelles Seychelles his exile/Colonial home.  Those who had refused to  listened to his views, Colonial injustice and the way forward and collective decision the Group took - they were going to assasinate a prominent Seychelles Chief Justice and others from the Judiciary and Police. They were plotting/looking  for the opportunity to blow up the Suprem Court.  Unless the Court  and police archives have been destroyed those past Police and Court officers still alive who may not have known all the details - what they can share. The lawyer Mr Ramnijk Valabjhi took part in the Trials. We are sure there have been other incidents more recent. In London the Colonial Office would have some of the record and issues. 

Tyndale Biscoe Coat of Arms

Robert Cailliau                Tim Berners-Lee

Beside Mr Adam, Mr Auther Tyndale - Bresco, countless others who had been absolutely fed up with the system with prevailed, those who accepted it because they had a job to keep and family to feed - then Sechelles Seychelles. The garbage the world have been told of the about the changes in the COMECON and USSR including former Yugoslavia. What about the collapse of the Berlin Wall and Germany Reunification. What about that Channel Tunnel Project beside many other major projects. CERN was part of a greater Illuminati Project to develop world dynamic/synergy to change the COMECON and USSR. That is why my person was able to veto that is was not set up in the USA. The need to Develop a link/search mechanism where the greater world could participate was not the priority - there existed other system, governments, military and Intelligence Services we knew of them those who knew our work/involvements and respective role then. The need to develop and create a search system for cross information example the UN Library and World Bank on Global and international project, the Judiciary, Finance and other scientific issues. The massive involvement of the Illuminati - those who fought for control at the time if the breakthrough was made. Robert Cailleau and Tim Brenner - Lee, were like two Tennis player, Football player and Olympic sport man or Formula 1 driver - sorry to have to say this, others were setting the game, directing their energy and work, mind - agenda. At the time,  the Illuminati of Seychelles/Freemasons and others. The Illuminati they have their discipline and practice; those young individual on the step of that ex Supreme Court building - Your French and Italian ancestors/roots are not "capon like you" - you want to have a national Museum take a picture of CERN and those two individuals put then on the wall of your Museum. Pictures talk just like/as" Tec Tec talks". Do not put a picture of FA Rene and his Guns. Then the world world will find out some of the Truth - what really took place in that former Coach House/ex BRC property, 87a victoria Rd, Kilburn - Brent.    {"Or tthe world have been reinvented - Africa created and led the world of the great Illuminati"}


 

11-July-2014

 The former Supreme Court building in Victoria will become the National History Museum after renovation work on it is completed.

 The surrounding courtyard and buildings associated with the former Supreme Court will also be demolished and will see the emergence of historical buildings of Seychelles coming back.

 This was said by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange during an inspection tour of the former Supreme Court building in Victoria yesterday.

The minister was accompanied by a delegation concerned with the project.

 “We will bring back the building to its original state and the Seychelles National History Museum will move in,” Minister St Ange said, adding that the new building should be completed within eight months.

 “The surroundings of the new building will afterwards see the construction of a series of façade and old style buildings that will take us back to what we had in Seychelles. This will be the second phase of the whole project. It means part of the museum will also see historical buildings of Seychelles coming back to life,” said Minister St Ange.

 “If we value our past, we put it in a place where we give it credit,” he said.

 The minister said it is also in the plans to have a square there, with for example cafeteria, food and souvenir outlets, a place where people can sit, appreciate Victoria by day and night and on weekends.

 He said this is aimed at making the new site a real museum but also with commercial activities in the current car park.

 “These frontages will be used by different businesses to enable us to have an income to manage the place financially,” said Minister St Ange.

 Minister St Ange noted that the former Supreme Court building itself is a very solid structure, compared to its new additions like the steps and balustrades which are not.

 The cast iron balustrades, which are very old indeed, are being remoulded and a place in Sri Lanka has been identified for the work, which is done by hand.

“We are trying to bring back the building as precisely as possible back to its original style,” said Glenny Savy who also forms part of people working on the project.


Source Seychelles Nation


19/7/2014

The need to respect Former first Lady Natalie Michel role in our Nation,  prevented that we address/underline  her commitments, to have or not to have a Senate - Second Chamber being the final straw in her Family relation with Husband , President JA Michel {The need to address the role of former first lady Geva Adam and former first lady Sara Rene when President F A Rene was in Office leading to the acceptance of that SIROP program - Multi party return, equally} Our Community in Exile have had to bear the brunt, paid with life of dear, loved ones and in Seychelles, the media, SPPF/PL Government their approach - regardless who and how many get badly hurt and loose their lives. Those who get/become committed for a given national Idea. Of importance a recent development affecting an Old Seychellois family in exile and relatives in Sechelles Seychelles. 


Given the benchmark of the world - those who had undertaken never to move into Russia Commonwealth states/countries after the Berlin Wall and the total mess we are in - nobody's word is valid and stands. Since 1981 the issues of a Senate - second Chamber, the dishonesty and lies of the world, the sacrifice, loss of lives across the world and the region, events, development and - then everybody do/pretend this process/work and agenda never existed the important involvement of the Thatcher government, John Major and the Issues of the Blair government, the same in France across Europe - they have no respect for those who have died and given their lives to date. They should get a few containers load of dead bodies and skeletons, human bones and display them in that ex Palais de Justice/Supreme Court  - Museum.


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