Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Seychelles Column - By Christopher Gill

                        Carnival De Crisis Floating In

No sooner then the Carnival De Carnival was finished, Alain St. Ange, was off to ITB to promote Seychelles as a destination. St.Ange is doing the hustle for Seychelles, and we must all support his efforts.
In a meeting with IMF last year, St. Ange and I pleaded with the IMF to pressure Government of Seychelles for the Tourism Marketing budget he needed. He got most of it, and he is stretching every Rupee he can stretch to make up for what he did not get. Hat’s off to Alain St. Ange.
St. Ange and the entire Tourism Trade, Government and the IMF are looking to Tourism to pull through to bring in the numbers- to propel Seychelles out of national bankruptcy. Every chance he gets, St. Ange applauds the record breaking Arrivals for the World to take notice of the Seychelles. It is not many Arrivals, in fact, a mere 174,600 in 2010. But it is an improvement. That is big news not just for Seychelles, but for the World.
The point is that St. Ange’s tenacious character and individual drive is what brought in the numbers, when many destinations were experiencing a severe downturn in Arrivals. We did much worse under the Haut de Gamme destination banner of Lousteau Lallane and worse under the black and white paradise of Francis Savy in the best of the good times.
Air Seychelles Expands To Falkland Islands…oops!
As Air Seychelles started to fly to the Falklands in 2010, and maintain Four (4)  weekly flights to Mauritius with 60% pre-sold seats to Air Mauritius for Mauritius bound travelers out of Heathrow and Gatwick, St. Ange approached Emirates, Austral, Kenya Airways, and any other airline he could, pleading with them to increase their presence in Seychelles. He did this on behalf of the Tourism Trade and Seychelles, not SPPF-PL or any political party.

At the time, SPPF PL was vacillating between protecting Col. David Savy, Rajiv and helping Captain Adam get Ephelia to float for himself, keeping Eden Island afloat above water in an endless effort of favoritism and cronyism that translated into discriminatory practice against the whole Tourism Trade.
The results of St. Anges’ bold effort will likely save the Industry in 2011, in spite of the discriminatory practices of the Michel Administration the Trade faced and still faces. I urge the Trade to file a suit against the Michel Administration for discriminatory practice in violation of Article 27 Equal Protection Clause. The most hurt, have been Seychellois owned hotels.
IMF is aware of this policy malaise and will consider this mis-step as it assess Seychelles challenges and forecast it’s future when it releases another installment under its administration.
Emirates have increased flights from Dubai from Three (3) flights a week, to Seven (7) flights a week, to Ten (10) flights a week. By the end of the year, they have committed Fourteen (14) flights a week, Two (2) flights a day.
Qatar Airways has started to run larger planes to Seychelles. Additional flights may soon follow.
Air Austral was gone, now it is back as a partner with Seychelles, looking for opportunities to expand further.
Perhaps St. Ange will be able to lure Virgin, or British Airways back or maybe even South African Airways.
At the same time interest was being sparkled in the Seychelles routes, Air Seychelles signed another year contract to fly to the Falkland Islands with the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom. James Michel called this a success and a bold new effort on part of the now departed CEO and Chairman of the carrier.
Excessive flights to Mauritius were continued and a new contractors-worker flight to Chennai, India without any Tourism promotions for that market. The Dream liner never came as promised in two elections, but one Twin Otter new, arrived this year, and cost $3 Million, a bit above what was anticipated.
By the time the Twin Otter arrived, Ravij was out and Col. Savy followed soon before the new Twin Otter could be painted with the Air Seychelles logo.
We are waiting for audits of Air Seychelles to be made public and appropriate charges filed against anyone who may have misused funds of the carrier. We are also waiting for the appointment of serious leadership at the national air carrier helm, to save her, save our image as a Country and save her nearly  700 staff that rely on Air Seychelles, for their bread and butter.
Not a day passes that I do not think of these staff at Air Seychelles. I am most certain documents are being shredded for the next Three (3) months to cover up what has passed.
2011 IMF Delegation Meeting
This week, I met with IMF as the delegation led by Mr. Le Dem returned to Seychelles to assess our progress after One (1) year. It does not look as rosy as Michel and company make it all out to be.
While Michel has paid for a Four (4) page advertisement in the Economist this week, to promote his government’s effort to come out of BANKRUPTCY, the IMF dished out the reality beyond the gloss.
IMF says that it “appears” our receivables in Tourism, the “National Yield”, is in fact -15%, after achieving a record breaking Arrival figure in 2010.
While External Debt has received a hair cut, and partially pardoned and reduced just under $500 Million from $870 Million, our Domestic Debt with commercial Banks that sits around Sr. 1.7 Billion is still high. Interest rates of Central Bank Bonds remain below 1%. Banks do not want to give the Domestic Debt a hair cut because they feel they have already taken it in the pants with the devaluation of the Seychelles Rupee.
Low bond rates should have encouraged the commercial Banks to start lending to stimulate more liquidity and activity in the economy, but it has not happened and beyond what Khalifa is doing we are experiencing a deflationary phenomena that is about to be replaced with hyperinflation another extreme.
Banks are still holding on tightly to cash. Growth of 6% has been mainly from Khalifa’s interventions in 2010. The IMF will not go down that road officially. They believe that this is an internal matter for Seychellois to resolve. It will take time but it will be resolved.
Piracy Plague Continues
In addition to lower receivables, we continue to be plagued with piracy attacks in our waters. While our waters are 1.2 million square kilometers, and 99% of the attacks are very, very far off from Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, they are not far from Desroches Island, Alphonse Island, which we hear little about these days.
The Amirantes Group run mainly by Glenny Savy and IDC are in fact close to the pirate attacks. I have been told Savy is training his own troops to defend pirate attacks. Perhaps he can confirm or deny this information and allegation in the Public Interest.
Seven Hundred (700) hostages remain in custody of the pirates and nearly 100 ships held. Seychelles needs to engage the commitment and assistance of solid democratic states and not solicit the help of rogue states or authoritarian regimes.
The PL had made a request to Col. Muammar Gaddafi last year to help in the fight against piracy. Thankfully Col. Gaddafi’s regime was slow to respond. What if Col. Gaddafi had become a main source of assistance today, in the fight against piracy today? We would be in trouble, indeed.
PL bad judgment always cost the People of Seychelles. This time, we were lucky, their wishes were not granted so fast.
Seychelles must engage respectable states that have a dominant permanent role in the region. This includes first India, USA, UK, France EU, and Spain. The recent assistance of India in providing surveillance plane is most welcome. Similarly, the coastal surveillance boats the UK gifted is most welcome. The gifts of boats and base from the UAE, an authoritarian regime, who’s own people have petitioned for free elections this very week, are not welcome in today’s World.
Countries that are stable and respect democratic norms are the best partners we must engage in the long fight against piracy in the region. It is reasonable to assume, that they will be solid partners down the road in the fight against piracy on the high seas, and on the ground in Somalia to establish order and structure. Protests in their streets will not jeopardize their contribution to the anti piracy campaign. Their leaders will not give orders to the Army to shoot their own people. In any case, the army of matured democracies would never follow such an order. In Seychelles, we must move towards democratic maturity to the point that the Army does refuse to shoot any Seychellois.
The Army must defend our territory, not keep it for a dictator, Mr. Govinden.
Water Crisis Goes Year Round
The water crisis use to be a seasonal crisis. With demand pressure from Eden Island and Sheik Khalifa’s residence and workers  on Mahe, Raffles on Praslin, and bore holes exhausted on La Digue, the water crisis is becoming a year long issue that threatens the viability of the Tourism Industry.
We must all call upon IMF to allow Seychelles to borrow sufficient funds to rectify this crisis issue. Funding for water catchments, water production and transfer, treatment is needed as a matter of urgency and we are facing a crisis that will affect the national bottom line, if nothing is done.  How much in refunds will hotels have to give to guests because there is not enough water? How much money must we spend on auxiliary catchments, that we could have spent on guest comfort or solar energy or even double glazed windows?
Seychelles today, cannot grow further without more water storage capacity. Government has failed generations when they failed to meet the water requirements of the country over the years.
They have failed us when they fooled us with AutoCAD computer layouts of plans that never materialized in the same time. They were all just pictures of a dream is what they did for us and ran on SBC to fool the simple minded.
Each time a Seychellois carries a bucket of water, or bathes with a bottle of trucked water, the PL have failed all of us. Each time we must smell the stench of sewage on Mahe the PL fail us. Each time we loose a fridge, or TV  to power surge, PL fails us.  Add it up PL. Add the failure, then tell us the results.
Crisis Beyond Our Shores
As I write this article, the people of Japan are facing a Tsunami of record size. The world’s third (3rd) largest economy is near declaration of State of Emergency and may take the World into a double dip –tip recession, just when we thought we were coming out of the worse recession since the Great Depression.
At the same time, countless neighbors in the Middle East are fighting for greater rights and civil strife for democratic process is in play. Libya has become a war zone. Other Middle East states may follow. The price of fuel will soar in July as demand peaks and supply will be short fallen if production lags in the region.
These two crisis will reach our shores through decline in demand for paradise holidays and significant increase in the cost of living as I said in late 2010. At the time, Danny Faure, Vice President, said,” we do not know, we will have to wait and see”. Well Mr. Faure, foresight is the mother of prevention, in case you did not learn that while taking lessons from Rene or Castro.
As a consequence of price increases and instability in the region, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will plunge beyond Michel’s wishful figures declared in his State of The Nation address. His figures are always off 1 or 2 Billion Dollars at a time.
We have seen Pinnacle properties disappear, and Eden Island is slugging it out, without success and will become Vijay Eden, then Seychelles Eden. Each day, less yachts dock at Eden, sales of villas are dropping as fast as flies to a Doom can. After the villa sales stagnate, Eden may start a used golf cart lot for sale of refurbished golf carts, possibly. By that time, Craig Heegar will be gone. We will still be here, like we were here in 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004.
If St. Ange thought last year was tough, 2011 will be even tougher. 2012 will not be easier. His contract is up and Government must sign him up again.
As long as St. Ange stands up for the Trade, we must all stand up for St. Ange.
To those kankan mongers attacking the man, be advised that St. Ange does not work for James Michel…….., he has to work with James Michel and Michel has to work with St. Ange!
The reasons are obvious.
Thank you for all you have done for the Trade and all of Seychelles-Alain, you have allowed us to side step the deluge for now!
I did not see Albert Rene in the parade.

SESEL POU SESELWA!
May God Bless All Freedom Loving Seychellois!

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shouting from the roof tops that we have broken the record of tourist arrivals is good. But what good does that bring (apart from gratitfication for St Ange and Michel)if the revenue does not follow? What's the use of bragging of hundreds of people visiting a shop if they do not spend? Let's address the core issue: Find out why people are not spending. Or maybe the figures put out calculated on the wrong basis? Navy ship sailors on shore leave maybe included in the figures and a ship-load of americans or indians may boost arrival figures but these guys cannot really be classed as tourists for our purposes. Mauritius is again having ab excellent year this year. WHY??????

Anonymous said...

"It does not look as rosy as Michel and company make it all out to be" and IN A LAST ATTEMPT HE STARES IN A JAR-_GLASS AT SEYPEC(AS SEEN ON SEYCHELLES NATION) AND SEES OIL COMING TO HIS RESCUE NEXT YEAR.

THE SAME OLD TRICKS OF 5 YEARS AGO

SESELWA WAKE UP. OIL OR NOT OIL, IS OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ANY GOVERNMENT CAN EXPLOIT, BUT OT TAKES EFFECTVE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THE BENEFITS ACTUALLY GOES TO THE PEOPLE OF SEYCELLES, NOT TO CONTINUE TO ENRICH THE FEW and the UAE leader

Anonymous said...

Very good article indeed and one full of truth. Despite the grim predictions, the truth is indeed there in black and white. I congratulate the author whomever he or she is.

St Ange is indeed doing a great job promoting Seychelles and he is truly a patriot worthy of getting the backing up from us all, both home and abroad. St Ange is however a politician and being so he is stuck between a rock and hard place, especially with his background from the opposition. He did the absolute right political thing when he left the party upon taking the position he has now, but we must remember that it also brought along a certain level of diplomacy requirede from him.

A letter was sent to Nation a few months ago questioning the practice of allowing Emirates to dominate flights to/from Seychelles and St Ange was quick in responding stating that no favourism was made towards Emirates whatsoever and that they did not represent any threat to Sir Seychelles in any way whatsoever. The latter however is a clear proof of St Ange's political siding and diplomatic character as the recent turbulent in our national Airline shows all signs of that all is not too well on the front.

Personlly I do not care what side St Ange is on as long as he keeps up his good work and does whatever he can to promote Seychelles. I believe St Ange has had a quiet start on his new assignment and as the author of the article states, times are getting tough and we will soon see that hiking oil prices will have a rather negative effect on our tourism industry and again that will not only affect Air Seychelles, but also our rich tent aboding friends from the peninsular further North.

As to oil driling next year? Well anyone who works in the oil business knows that it usually takes 12-12 years form drilling till first oil can be celebrated. And if President Michel says anything else he is a bloody liar.

DG

Anonymous said...

The Writer of this article is not only the King "Kankan Monger" himself, but indeed the King Prophet of Doom and Gloom that France Albert Rene told us about for quite a while now.

Christopher Gill and his ilks have been predicting Seychelles "pou tom dan precipice" for how long now??. Go suck an egg Boyo.

Anonymous said...

Reply to "BOYO MONGER"

-15% National Yield in Tourism with a record Arrival is one step into the ABYSS.

There are others like Sr. 1.7 Billion in commercial Bank debt that prevents commercial banks from lending as they should. That debt belongs to ALBERT RENE and Michel.

Air Seychelles is not flying in the ABYSS after over 15 years of Col Savy running the airline?

Please talk sense so we can continue to exchange valuable views and ideas.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

C Gill

Anonymous said...

Well said Gill. The Monger Mongo there is nobody else than Mr Embassador wannabee residing in Perth Australia and having wet dreams of the luxury apartment he's been promised by his master and commander Rene. I think the egg sucker is him or rather merely the sucker. After a rather long absence he is back online spreading his vulgar propaganda on all blog sites. Must be back from another trip from rehab.

Anonymous said...

I guess we will see who abandons Seychelles when the lucrative deals stop paying off due to decline in tourism. Then we'll see what Khalifa's friendship is good for.

DG

Anonymous said...

MSR. Wavel has nomintaed his Running mate for the coming elections as Nicholas Prea. MNA for the district of Belombre. The ones you were seen to having betryed,
Your comments please>

Anonymous said...

The other day I was watching the inconvenient truth BY AL GORE and what comes to mind was the way the government of
Seychelles refuse to see the truth about the economy and environmental danger, that is currently facing The Seychelles Islands
Again I stress that nothing will happen unless the people of Seychelles goes through fundamental
changes in their thinking and attitudes.
I suggest they start by voting for a new government.

Anonymous said...

Mr St. Ange is doing a truly fantastic job and Seychelles is very fortunate to have him. I cannot imagine who else would dedicate so much of their effort and time to promote our beautiful islands to the world. He deserves our support and I hope that the President realises what an asset he is.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he realizes what an ass the president is. :-D

Anonymous said...

SNP- seeking an MSR position on Nick Prea Vice Presidential candidate nomination.

Nick Prea is a good man, sitting in a room full of bad men who betrayed the confidence of the entire opposition. Nick knows that, but he is buying time.

While Nick Prea has been humbled noticeably by the nomination, his real test will be what does he do with all the dead beats around him that divide the Opposition for financial gain.

That includes his leader. Ferrari, Georges and company, who have been involved in a systematic campiagn of self enrichment while in the opposition.

I did not see carasmatic David Pierre in the line up. Has something gone wrong? Did you figure out David Pierre counts very well? Well, I suspect you did. But numbers do not lie.

In final, the team looks like a good team to give credibility to an uncredible process and hand a victory to James Michel as promised by your Dear leader FADA 38% salary 70% pension for life priest millionaire.

Please I beg you, let us refocus on the St.Ange,Tourism IMF debates .Do not drag your party dirty laundry here, we might wash it for you.

When we wash, we wash clean, all spots.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

Christopher Gill

Anonymous said...

Mr opinion is that this carnaval was nothing more than the floats organised for National Day celebrations. It was not a carnaval except in the minds of a few but a party. I fell asleep watching it on TV and people i know who went to Victoria that day was not impressed. Then again i have something to compare it to having been to the Venice Carnaval and the last day of the Rio Carnaval a few years ago. One thing the orrganisers forgot is that a carnaval is participative whilst in Seychelles it was just a street show by a hundred or so people. I am sorry i consider this as a flop, we are better off focussing on our strong point: the Creole Festival which makes us different rather than try to rival with the monsters of all carnavals held in Rio, Caribbean and Venise over the same period of time.

As for the receivable over 2010 from the tourism sector, i am not surprised. The so called arrivals may have been beefed up by the visiting navies, and in any case there is nothing to spend on in Seychelles presently if you are a tourist.

St Ange will probably be made a Minister of the SPPF/PL govt after the next elections. I do not think he ever forgave Ramakalawan for leaving him off the list of Ministers in 2006. Knowing the mindset and ego of the Opposition Leaders, i do not see St Ange going back to the SNPs.

Vox

Anonymous said...

Vox-

The Carnival was small, and we do suffer a grandeur issue, but the point is St. Ange was creative enough to use the venue and event, to lure international press to Seychelles that otherwise would not be here. We do not know the impact of the effort yet, but it was smart to do, with such a limited budget he functions under.

If St. Ange jumps the rubicon to PL, he would have betrayed the entire Tourism Trade, which I do not have the impression that he will do this.I do not see that as an option.

St. Ange issues in SNP are heavy indeed and they go beyond a Ministerial List. Most of his issues focused on the leadership of Ramkalawan. They are "competence" related, I understand.

St. Ange did not sit around to haggle it out, he moved on. Remember, it is the SHTA that pushed St. Ange to STB. He was not pulled in by PL. It is the SHTA that pushed Llanne out of STB, for sleeping on the golf course, too much in a week.

Ramkalawan, has held on, in spite of everyone with half a brain telling him to resign for the last five years.

A dead horse cannot win a race. Nor can a half horse win a horse race.

Look at what you have today, an Opposition presidential candiate, that said the Voters List is Credible, before the Electoral Commissioner did, a candidate in opposition with a 38% salary increase, 70% pension for life, if he does not work ever again. He has nothing to oppose, except demand a Mercedes 300sl every 3 years from PL, like Mancham does.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

Christopher Gill

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to see how pp cronies are criticizing St.Ange for doing a good job,in fact they would have like that such a success come from Pp in order that they could have glorify Michel,but unfortunately Michel as Pp are obsoleted,they do not have anything to offer than failure.

Sesel pou Seselwa!

Jeanne D`Arc

Anonymous said...

I just read a Press Release from ITB,

St. Ange had to explain that Air Seychelles is under "Reform", and rightfully asked Condor to add another flight to the Seychelles directly from Frankfurt, a route, Air Seychelles abandoned to do Falklands.

If Condor does 2 flights a week, it would have a major positive impact on the German market that is very loyal to Seychellois hoteliers. 2 flights can lead to 4 -7 flights a week.

With St. Ange work it is important to let the man do the job the TRADE SHTA sent him to do.

This country is in a mess and if we do not take steps to get out of it, we will be in a bigger mess.

St. Ange is selling a "Tourist Destination" he is not selling our patrimony.

There is a distinctive difference.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

Christopher Gill

Anonymous said...

Christopher, I see that you have serious personal problems with Ramkalawan. I hope that one day you'll tell us all what these problems are because not so long ago weren't you on the stage in an SNP convention? On St Ange, I agree he's doing a good job, happy for him because he has never been able to efficiently run a hotel in his career. Running around the world huffing and puffing is one thing. Producing tangible results is another.Just look at the example of mauritius next door. They quietly get on with what needs to be done and produce results. On the carnival. Let's be serious. Did we need the carnival to bring journalists over? Like your President James Michel, you're delusional in believing that "lemonn pe koz lo nou" just because we organised a pathetic little show in the centre of Victoria at the same time that the Rio and other carnivals were going on? Do you mean this is the "Seychelles Brand" that James Michel is talking about? Do you seriously beleive that this will get tourists flocking to Seychelles? The government should re look at its strategy for this important industry and stop this trial and error policy that we've been having for years now.St Ange is there to implement the government's tourism policy as agreed between the government and the tourism trade NOT to be running his own show. Again, look at success stories, like Mauritius, and learn from them. PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

Gill do you exist only online? Why don't you make a rally? You can bring you and the seventeen different versions of yourself plus the idiot you work with and justify all your negative rhetoric to the masses. Anyone who can't see that this boy is full of bitterness and thus fails to give a balanced account on relaity should be consigned to the loony camp. Speaking positively of St Ange is not balanced enough as does not reflect the huge progress that has been made in other areas. Gill I wrote to you once before, just here to remind you again that you a donkey that only leaks bad news!! Somebody help this guy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Reply to No Name PL-

My only issue with Ramkalawan is he is not a man of his word, and he has opted for self enrichment at the expense of the betterment of the country. We do not need politicians like that anymore.
Ramkalawan can go get a job somewhere or retire.

On the Trade, you say government has a plan and St. Ange implements it. You are wrong. Government under Michel has been chaotic and had no plan for Tourism. It is the Trade that stepped in to keep it alive.

While I agree with you this little Carnival will not save Seychelles, it is more then Savy or Lallane could ever do for Seychelles image. So We are one step forward in a long March.

Use a name, so I can reply to you invincible.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

C Gill

Anonymous said...

GO AND SUCK ON SOME EGGS YOU WALKING DODO

Anonymous said...

Condor flzing twice a week to Seychelles will boost arrival for the german is the biggest travelers in the world.I remember also when the german company AFRICAN SAFARI used to operate here how the indsutry benefits a lot and that at all level from hotels occupancy to boat charters etc.Michel and Pp have opted to waste money to promote our country in the Arab world but the fact Pp Arabs though they have the money are not a world where travelling is a tradition like compare to EUROPEANS.Arabs do not go in restaurants ,bars and pubs,enjoy night lives etc like Europeans.In the tourism industry most profits come from food and beverage Pp so we need clients that spend.This does not mean we do not want arabs or other nation but we have to be realistic and promote our country in countries were travelling in a tradition.Apart from condor i will proposethar Mr St Ange tzies to have contact with the Swiis charter Airline named Edelweiss according to my information this Airlines opreates to Cuba,Muaritius,Mexico etc full with passengers on each flights as Swiss people like investing or spend too this will porbably boost the industry too.

Jeanne Darc

Mouvman Seselwa Rasin said...

If SNP cannot see progress than how do they expect to run a country.

Progress came in the form of out with savy and in with the new.But what new we are seeing none other than MR. cover-up dressed in black ready to pounce on any leaks that could lead to an investigation and a conclusive report.

Why do SNP fan's and leaders keep following Gills blog?? Well simply because they are out of ideas!

Why don't they just ignore the blog and press on if he is but a lost cause?? Because he is the key to freedom!

Why do snp leadership read and takes advice and point's from Christopher articles which they call "slang" in different captions?? Because they are bankrupt of ideas!!

If you can't stand the heat step out of the kitchen or in simple i quote Ramka "lanmans pwalon i so".

Sesel pou Seselwa!

Anonymous said...

Jean Paul Isaac seen in such films as the Aviator and Catch me if you can while Gill starred in....Talking bullshit parts 1-27

Mouvman Seselwa Rasin said...

How can you expect to give MSR leadership orders when you take up from MSR and base your decision's inline with it!!

Look at Prea's appointment was he favorable for the post?? No!

Inline was Bernard and Ferrari, i bet you if your ead back in one of Gill's article's he gave to proposal for vice candidate and also elaborated on the leadership and what did Ramka do?? He used his EGO.

Just like Savy did with Air Seychelles and now it is at rock bottom.

Who suggested Nicholas Prea or David Pierre??

Read before you cough up any spew of exhausted air.

Sesel pou Seselwa!

Anonymous said...

St Ange may not be selling our patrimony, but he certainly is doing a great job sellout out our national airline. St Ange comes from an SPPUPPFFPL family and his own brother Marston is a close personal friend of Albert Rene doing him little favours(he told me so himself during a booze up once not so long ago). I'm sure Alain's intentions are good, but.....! Don't take anything for granted. Then again, I can see why Ramkalawan didn't want him as a minister, simply because he has the brains that Ramkalawan doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Though St Ange comes from a Pp family this does not means he must follow his parent nor his brother, he is an idividual and has a brain of his own and free to do what he wants.As to RAM he has only a one-track brain and way of thinking ,he cannot even use the unpopularity of Pp into his advantage.You can understand why more and more Seychellois do not have time to follow and have respect at all for whimps and those who massage the back of Pp for self interest.They follow honest people with integrities.

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

You mean the type that defend every PL move, even those that are a in conflict with national interests? We'll see which flag St Ange waves after the election. But by all means, the man is doing a good job. I'll give him that.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Booze-

Air Seychelles was sold out by Col. Savy. Check the audited reports.

Savy and St. Ange were hardly on speaking terms for years, and Savy treated the Trade on a take it or leave it basis as if Air Seychelles came before the Industry and Savy decided where whether or not Tourist come to Seychelles or go to Mauritius.

The man lost focus, deciding 60% of our seats from Heathrow and Gatwick are better off going to Mauritius.

The bull comes before the kart, not the other way around.St. Ange, a Digious, knows these basics, that Savy, a pilot could not figure out.

If Air Seychelles flies to Falklands are we to run a Tourism Office in Falklands, because Savy flies Air Seychelles there?

If Air Seychelles flies to Chennai without giving notice to the Trade one year in advance or 30 days notice, is the trade suppose to shift its marketing efforts from Europe to Chennai?

When Savy pulled out of Frankfurt what was St. Ange suppose to do and the Trade, tell the Germans to take CAT COCOS? Of course put another CONDOR flight is a better answer. As Jeane D'arc pointed out Edelwiesse Airlines has shown interest and they captivate a prime SWISS market. She is 100% spot on there Boozy.

When Savy pre-sold seats from South Africa to Ephelia and Eden Island, and the rest of the Trade could not get seats from South Africa, was St. Ange suppose to ask Air Seychelles to fly to Antartica to develop that market?

Reply to BOYO MONGER-

If you are not TIKLO Proxy for Rene the Butcher himself, you must be closely related.

I do not bring only bad news here. There is a lot of good news. But what I do bring to the table is TRUTH. If you are not use to hearing TRUTH, log off go back to SBC in your dream world.

But 5000 facebook fans of different sites and about 2800 people enjoy this TRUTH every week.

Comment on SNP-

They have been asleep since 2006, so I am not suprised that they do not know what is happening at Air Seychelles, and in 2011 they need to raise a Private Notice Question on the matter.

Better late then never.But the only thing SNP has been early to do lately is say the Voters List is credible, before Gappy does.

Shame!

SESEL POU SESELWA!

C Gill

Anonymous said...

If you are going to slate someone in your articles at least spell their name correctly... like a good journalist would. I guess we can't expect anything less. As for the rest of it. The usual rants... boy you are so well informed.

Anonymous said...

E ou la Gill,

What would you know about TRUTH?. It is a matter of perception. It seems clear that you do not know what you are looking for and when one does not know what he is looking for, you will bump into it and still cannot see what you are looking for because you do not know what you are looking for.

Apart from being a Le Roi floor crossing Bullshit Artist and Le Roi Kankan, you are the number one Le Roi Vilificateur and Character Ass-assinator of Elected Political Personalities in the Parti Lepep and Seychellois National Mouvement under the Leadership of Ramkalawan.

And Gill the Koosoopap who is a nobody but thinks he is, keeps shoooting himself in the foot every time he bad mouths Legends in their own Lifetime like FAR and Sir James Mancham. Bez al sot dan kannal you Insignificunt Bastardo.

And Gill, please answer this question that you have sidetracked for a long time now, and that is "Where were you born?"....and forever hold your piss errrh peace.

Anonymous said...

And what do you know about the truth Eoula? The same truth where your masters hold 3 fingers up your arse and ask you how many there are there? And where were you born old boy, or rather where were you made? On a bed or dan fatak anler Castor? Gill is a Seychellois just like you and me. I can see see you have an obsession with bastards old boy so my best guess is that you are one too just like James Michel and just about every 3rd Seychellois you'll meet at any given time. I can see that you really have a problem with Gill. Would that problem be big enough for the lieks of you to torch his property when his writings make your rage too much to bear? Tansyon tonton, wa bez en latak taler.

Sceptical said...

Christopher just delete the crude comments ,obviuosly whoever IT IS, does not possess a lot of words in IT's vocabulary..

do not waste you time even replying to IT's comment.. Ignorance is the best policy in cases like that.

I believ ST. Ange is looking out for himself..whether he is doing a good job..time will tell where his allegiances are.. personally I am not a fan.. but if we have a change in Government we will also have time to figure that out.. i ahve problems with anyone who could be associated with teh likes of FAR and Michel.. knowing the crimes they are responsible for..

I am hoping for chanage in government and this time around that there are checks and balances in place to ensure no corruption and impeachment when it happens ..

Anonymous said...

Why rhe foul language and insults? You're noe sounding like Mari Antoinette Rose and Hansley Constance in the National Assembly!!!

Anonymous said...

Those insults show that the person is not stupid but he is possessed by a retarded Ghost.Or are you in a stupid mode or does it come naturally?One should ignore such statement.In fact he does not even have enough qualities to be insulted by us.

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

Violence is the last resort when all dialogue fails and loss cannot be accepted.

DG

Anonymous said...

The question is "where were you born Christopher Gill?."

Anonymous said...

Reply to last comment, where was I born.

Go ask Dr. Ferrari before he dies. He will tell you where I was born.

The "good" Doctor gave life to Seychelles, and helped take it, all in one lifetime.

Do you want to know where my tonsils were removed aswell?

How about where I caught JaJA as child, do you want those details?

I can even tell you how many tape worms Dr. Ferrari removed from my behind if you like. For that, I am grateful.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

Christopher Gill

Sceptical said...

Doctor Ferrari..was a good doctor no doubt and did save lives as a doctor..too bad he also destroyed the life force out of our country too..someone who used to around saying "Praslin c'est moi" obviously did not love his country enough..
Sent his two older girls to Ireland to do their A-levels and further studies.. "because to quote his wife"his daughters were not going to sit on a bench next to those "boys" at the college" and they were not going to waste their time to return to Seychelles and work like some of us were supposed to after having received a scholarship. The government of Seychelles paid for them to do their A-levels in Ireland.. and not sure who paid for their university education..probably was paid through the Crown Agents.. They are not the only ones who got educated and then stayed away and never paid back their dues..used the system and never contributed ..took a scholarship that should have gone to someone who could not afford.. while their parents were in situations to afford to pay ..how selfish !

Just a picture of the real side of those who rule and say Do as I say but not as I do..

Then he installed himself very comfortably in Europe and got his youngest daughter , a job at the UN..through his connections and we all know all about her.. still the same talking a lot of nonsense and her morals are still the same when she used to walk around topless on our beaches even at La fete La Digue, for the feast of 15th of August ..showing no respect to the Diguois..

Anonymous said...

Well said indeed Gill. Ketfwa zot a bouse aprezan.

Anonymous said...

The question Gill is "where were you born?." Please document your birth certificate on this blog and forever hold your peace Gill.

If any two legged or three legged kind Seychellois/e wants to go naked or topless on our beaches, that is their democratic right and choice. You are on shaky grounds again Gill and that only highlights your poor low self-esteem.

Again, where were you born Gill.

Anonymous said...

Please stop scaring me with this question. "Where was I born?"

Please ask me another question.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

Christopher Gill

Anonymous said...

Where were you born
Do not ask a Seychellois were he was born becuase it does not matter if he was born of Aldabra,Curieuse,Coetivy or else where in the end of the dqay he still a seychellois.Ask RAamadoss,Shiva,Suliman such a stupid question cause i think they are fabrik seychellois isn^t it?They were giftwed or sold our passports by pp,does that not concern you?.

Sesel pou Seselwa¨
Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

Jeanne D'arc-

This is the type of subjugation of a third class citizen I have been writing about, for Six (6) years, that SPPF now PL is bringing upon us as a people.

These Collaborators, with SNP leadership complicity of silence will stop at nothing to reduce us to 3rd class citizens and sell our patrimony, because it is easy to do.

SESEL POU SESELWA!

C Gill

Anonymous said...

Stop being so pathetic Christopher Gill and answer a straight forward question....."where were you born?."

And to the retard Zanne Dork, the question again is "where were you born Christopher Gill?."

Anonymous said...

Where Christopher was born is immaterial to me. A cow born in a pigsty remains a cow. As far as I'm concerned, Christopher is a seychellois through and through. There is not the issue. My problem is that he needs to get a filter and sort out his enemies and his "perceived enemies". Parti Lepep is his enemy and our enemy. Let's unite to get them out.ASAP.

Anonymous said...

I think GILL is a common family name in Seychelles just like Rene,Michel,Adam,D'Offay etc... thus it suggests that he is a Seychellois .But where was Suliman,Ramadoss,Shiva and all those self- proclaimed Seychellois born Tikolor? I personaly do not know any Seychellois Rasin with such names i even ask my grandmother she who is over her 80^s she told me that it just do not exist Seychellois with such names,enlighten us on that please.Are they may be those Govinden called minority Seychellois ,if yes since when do we have tribes in this country?

Sesel pou Seselwa

Jeanne D'Arc

Sceptical.. said...

Pillay, Payet, Hoareau, Nourisse,Antat,Aglae,Mondon,Sinon,
Chetty, Lagrenade, L'esperance, Berlouis, Bonnelamme, Adrienne, Labrosse, Gabriel, Tirant, Gendron, Gontier,Confait, Joubert,Dubel,Florinne, Prosper, Labiche, Albert, Savy, Rose, Moulinie, Pouponneau,Marie, Cesar, Socrates, Commarmond, Lablache,
Camille, Belle, Acouche, Carpin, Eulentim, Vidot, Ernesta, Bouchereau, d'Offay, Albert,Uzice, Mathieu,Nezet,Gopal, Lespoir,etc.. Tout ca la seychellois non?

Anonymous said...

Right not Ramadoss,Shiva,Suliman etc,isn't it?So where is the problem when one says they not Seychellois'?

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

The Vice President of Seychelles was born in East Africa and thus known as a "Kenya Born" and there is nothing wrong with. His parents are/or one of his parents is a Seychellois and he is a Seychellois and does not belittle any other Nationality that wishes to apply to become a Seychellois Citiyen in the same way a Seychellois applies to become a Naturalized Australian Citizen as in my case. I was born in Seychelles and I do not have a problem when a person/s of Indian, Arab, American or Chinese origins apply to become a Seychellois Citizen.

Now Christopher Gill, again I am asking you a simple question.."where were you born?."

If you were accepted as a Seychellois because your iligimate father of chinese origin was a Seychellois, who are you to question the legality of any person that may choose to apply to become a Seychellois Citizen?.

Ou bez fer dimoun honte bez ou minn with your antics and carry ons. You deserve a kick up your boyo. Ohhh yeah....set fire to your rejects to make an insurance claim and then have the gal to accuse others of your own wicked misdeeds.

And Gill, every body knows you as a "floor crosser" poppy-cocker.

Anonymous said...

And you tpicolor your daddy was too late to pull out. Now we all know you are an IDIOT COUYON.

Anonymous said...

Floor crosser,
Sorry,you just meddle everything together like doing a mixed- salad.No one ever said they against foreigners becoming Seychellois,the problem lies in the fact that the people of this country have a constitution inwhich the conditions and rules of how to proceed .It is not stated in any articles in our constitution nor did we the people ever gave Michel and cllaborators any rights to sell or gift our passports to foreigners.That is what Pp is doing and want us to ligitimize in order to make it looks normal and thereby allow Pp to continue the illegal dishing of our nationality to foreigners.That is one reasons among others why Michel and Pp each time we tell them to stop selling our nationaly and patrimony to foreigners they call us racists instead of abiding by the law that Michel sworn the oath to abide with ,which he has deliberately failed to do.

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Jeanne D`Arc

Anonymous said...

Answer the question Gill...."where were you born?."

Anonymous said...

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy......

Where were you born Christopher the floor-crossing Gill.

Anonymous said...

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Lanmisik pareil Beatles zis trois guitar ek en tanbour [bis]

Cheveux pa oule koupe
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Kanson inn tro serret
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Song by Mickey and the Buccaneers kot zot ti koz generation TIKLO kose couyon with impunity. And my generation forgave your old Man Gill because as very good Seychellois Christians, we always quoted Jesus Christ when he took his last breath nailed to the cross and his final words to God Almighty were "forgive them Father for they do not know what they have done!"

So Gill the Christopher, please tell us "where were you born?."

Anonymous said...

You're beginning to sound like a restless spook haunting the living repeating the word "boo" over and over again. What difference does it make where Gill is born? Who cares aprt from you?

Anonymous said...

Has Tikolor been affect by the same symdrom as Michel or is he just out of ideas?What is clear is that he sounds like a Parrot repeating the same thing at random.Have some treatment before it gets worst Tikolor.

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

E ou la Zann Dork,

TIKLO sa pti "parrot" en ler dan le O i pou continue demand sa floor crossing Gilliar.... "where were you born you insignificunt bastardo?."

Anonymous said...

Tikolor,
Citizenship is inherited form the parents this is called "ius sanguinis" ,Latin means- Law of the blood -or is gained primarily by birth place "ius soli" law of soil", does Ramadoss,Suliman,Shiva,and Co. fit in any of these categories?We Seychellois want to know who dished out our passports to those pseudo-seychellois and under which law?

Sesel pou Seselwa!

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

E ou la Zanne Dark,

In regards to the thousands upon thousands of Seychellois/e that have become Australian Citizens and Citizens of other Countries of the World, I fail to see the relevance of your so called "law of the Land and Blood" you big stoopid.

And once agin Gilliar, do tell us where were you born if you have what it takes you fraudster and Insurance Cheat. The Law of the Land will catch up with you one of these days Boyo.

TIKLO ki la et i pou touzour la et in serre partoufoutou.

Anonymous said...

The different is that all of them were naturalized by following the law of the country which they live in ,not by illegally buying for it.I would assume that if your parents were gifted or bought their new nationality,it is then an illegal act therefore i guess the children born to illegal national would not and could not be automatically a citizen,which is a common practice in many western countries,and this applies to parents on for example expats on GOP etc... in our country.

Jeanne D`Arc

Anonymous said...

Zeanne Bark grand san konpran,

Kontinyen aboze meme.

Nappa kankan de Le O kot TIKLO i rester akoz la koline montagne i rezonnen. Si ou pa oule kroire moin, check sanson Karozin.

Darjole said...

Seychelles is a very exotic paradise place :)

Anonymous said...

creol leo,
Even after Khalifa make you drink shit waters you still docile and even say "nappa kankan".This is an feudal mentality of slave and master. A slave never give the appearance that he thinks his master is wrong ,he does not have an opinion even when his life is at stake.


Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

E ou la Zanne Dark

Maybe you can tell us where your Master Chris Gill the floor tosser...erhhhh the floor crosser was born. Well Zanne ma chere Zanne dir nou sansan ou pou manz ou manze dan kokocier perse enn de ce zour.

Anonymous said...

I prefer to MANN DAN KOKOCIE than illegally selling the patrimony of my people to foreign despots and even allow some of them to shit in pure brinking water of our people.Once one of the puress water stream of our land has now been polluted by the illegal act not of a native by an imported Arab.Is that not a shame Tikolor or you enjoy this shit water?

Jeanne DÂrc

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