Monday, August 27, 2012

ST. Ange Promotes Tourism In Brazil Now.... (Next Stop AMAZON?)


Tourism diversification key to ongoing success for Seychelles

Tourism diversification key to ongoing success for Seychelles
Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism&Culture

Aug 26, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board is continuing its policy of diversification of its tourism markets. China was one of their main initial targets in diversification which saw the President of Seychelles personally lead delegations to open that market. This week, it is Brazil that is receiving a delegation from the Seychelles headed by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by David Germain, their Tourism Board’s Director of Africa and the Americas, and Myra Fanchette, their Marketing Executive responsible for this market.
They are all in the South American State of Brazil to participate in the Explore South Africa Road Show 2012 that will see the Seychelles Minister deliver an address at the programmed Seychelles Evening on Monday, August 27, where some 150 media and Brazilian trade partners have already confirmed their presence.
The Seychelles delegation is set to also address a press conference on Monday afternoon.
When in Sao Paulo in Brazil, the Seychelles Minister will also be part of the launch of the new catalogue by the Brazilian Fashion House who visited Seychelles earlier this year for their photo shoot accompanied by some of Brazil’s top models.
After their arrival in Sao Paulo on Saturday evening, the Seychelles Minister and his delegation were received by Mr. Luiz F. Picollo, the Seychelles Consul in Brazil, and by Mr. Abel Ferreira de Assis, the Consulate Legal Advisor. This meeting showcased the strong working partnership existing between the Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs of these mid-ocean islands. The Seychelles Consul who holds business interests in both Brazil and Paraguay will work more closely with the Seychelles Tourism Board in its efforts to open the South American tourism market for Seychelles through South Africa and also through the different Middle East hubs that are today working in Brazil.
Mr. Luiz F. Picollo, the Seychelles Consul in Brazil, has now accepted to start immediately to show a Seychelles promotional DVD in the six Cinema Halls he owns in Ascencion in Paraguay. The promotional DVD will be aired nightly before the start of the films.
The Seychelles Consul explained that Paraguay is a landlocked country, and new beach holiday destinations are always being looked for. The Seychelles Consul will also be working with the Tourism Board to get a group from Paraguay to participate in the Seychelles annual Carnaval International de Victoria.
During his stay in Brazil, Minister Alain St.Ange will also be meeting with the Samba School of Carnaval and Globo TV.
The policy of diversification of the Seychelles Tourism Markets was launched a couple of years ago by the island’s President, Mr. James Michel, when he personally held the tourism portfolio. President Michel headed different delegations to China and India with the aim of opening these two markets. It was during these visits that MOUs were signed in China with the BTS Tour Operator of China in the presence of local private sector businesses and the Air Seychelles Beijing representative after a presentation of Seychelles was made to the BTS Group of companies. This was followed by the signing of more MOUs in Hong Kong between the Seychelles Tourism Board and a dozen Hong Kong and Macau tour operators again after a Seychelles presentation by representatives of the Seychelles hotels, destination management companies, and Air Seychelles.
Minister St.Ange explained that the President’s personal involvement paved the way for airlines serving Seychelles to be more focused on China as a market for Seychelles. Many of these airlines participated with the Tourism Board in their stands at Chinese tourism trade fairs, and these efforts have seen a dramatic increase in visitor arrival numbers from China.
“It did not happen by itself. The Seychelles Tourism Board followed the lead by the President of the Republic and opened a new door. The Tourism Board worked to get the destination more visible and the hotels, DMCs, and airlines interested in that market then moved in to get their share of the business. Many are today already reaping the benefits from their work and efforts alongside the Tourism Board,” Minister St.Ange said.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Council of Tourism Partners(ICTP).
PHOTO (L to R): Consul Luiz Picollo, Minister Alain St.Ange, David Germain, Myra Fanchelle, Abel Ferreira de Assis
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture

158 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a joke, we do not even speak the language of these people, how are we going to serve them coffee?

Anonymous said...

Folks, Alain St. Ange has a justification for his numerous frolics around the world to no man's land and places of no relevance to Seychelles Tourism.

He says that he is implementing President Michel's vision of keeping Seychelles in the news and making Seychelles known around the world.

Well, I have a reply for Mr. President Michel.

That was done by no other James Richard Marie Mancham in the 1970's. Your strategy is about 30 years old and out of touch with the reality of tourism today. Today, you just load a story on Seychelles, the world reads it. What you need to do Mr. President is handle tourism and the issues it faces with resolve. Catch up to reality, and get St. Ange back to work, instead of being on a full year holiday.

Anonymous said...

St Ange think S .Americans would in their majority would fly 100o hours to come two weekend lying on our beaches when the Carribeans offer them the possibility and it is less cheaper.St Ange traveling is a waste of tax payers' money, for in return the country does not benefit from a single penny.He could also go to Cuab and ask Catros to send some poor cuban tourists just in order that Pp can tell us, Arrival sky-rocket this year.

The main Tourists provider in the world to date, with or without economic crisis is Europe donkey.Not Sir Lanka,Not Afganistan,Not Cuba,Not venezuela,etc...

As to Pp thugocracy ,St Ange should resign now.

Anonymous said...

St Ange is keeping Seychelles name prominent in Brazil, Columbia, Virgin Island, Panama, Chile, so what.

Unbelievable when one contemplates such gross abuse of resources in such a bad situation.

Anonymous said...

A return ticket from the UK to seychelles is around 650-750 pounds sterling.
A return ticket from Brazil to Seychelles via Paris or London Heathrow cost around 1500 to 2000 pounds.
Mr St Ange should realise that tourist in South America would prefer to go the West Indies for a lot less than the Seychelles.It is just plain common sense.
He should concentrate on tourism in Europe rather than South America.He is wasting money and time.

Anonymous said...

In PL we believe Brazil is a emerging market and we can tap into the Brazil market to diversify our tourism portfolio.

The issue of 2000.00 pounds for a trip is not relevant to the Ministry of Tourism.

We do care about making Seychelles known to the world as President Michel declared we should.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The west Indies are a bunch of tropical islands which offer tourists in South America value for money.What they can offer Seychelles cannot offer.
Keep running after a white elephant St Ange.You will end up with Fuck all.

Anonymous said...

Example...The Dominican Rep is a lot cheaper than Seychelles and value for money.Who on earth will take a 20hr flight to the Seychelles?Are you crazy.

Anonymous said...

Ask yourself this question Mr St Ange.
Why is it that the french,british,italians and the south africans prefer to have a holiday in Mauritius rather than the Seychelles?
The simple answer is VALUE FOR MONEY.
Seychelles is too expensive.Mauritius gets around one million tourist a year.You are very bad at promoting Seychelles abroad.

Anonymous said...

Promote it as porn paradise and you will see the amount of tourists that will flock to seychelles in no time!
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

With Dr. Manoo and Ronnie as lead porn stars I do not think Seychelles will break the 150,000 visits per year.

Anonymous said...

Brazilians like expensive bikinis.

So they will like the expensive flight to Seychelles.

They will love the expensive 100.00 Seybrew and the expensive 2000 pounds sterling per night rooms.

Ministry is convinced, this is the right course of action since Brazil is an emerging market. I read it in Financial Times.

Anonymous said...

St Ange then will go the Amazon to encourage PIVOS indians to travel as toursists to our shores.Note that indigeous inhabitants of America do not go on holiday.

North European are waiting for St Ange for in those Wordic european countires not much have been done by Pp through those deacdes to advertise our country there.They also the richest among European-Swedish,Norwegain,Danish etc...

Jeanne DÂrc

Anonymous said...

nordic european

Anonymous said...

Not only expensive bikini , BRAZIL TO MUCH TRANVIST it will be good for PP they can get some tranvist to play roll in their porn movie.

Anonymous said...

We don't need anymore "tranvist" in Seychelles we have Christopher Gill/Jeanne D'arc a.k.a. Totof!
Dr Totof & Sister Jeanne as in
Dr Jekyl & Sister Hyde

When he is grumpy and seething with jealousy his Christopher and when he is "en seazon" he is Jeanne D'Arc!

Anonymous said...

Here is the BBC questioning James Michel's dream, our nightmare.

Why do so many African leaders die in office?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19356410

Anonymous said...

Here's Wavel Ramkalawan giving it to Rene and Michel with both barrels.

It's 'Another Brick In the Wall' hard-hitting denunciation of Parti Lepep's drugs dealing friendly policy.

Cicero's philippics against Mark Anthony are tame by comparison.

Drugs: A Political Strategy?

The history of drugs in our country is an interesting one. In fact, fascinating,because it has always been linked to politics. Everyone
old enough to remember will tell you that it was the Tanzanian soldiers after the coup who provided a regular supply of marijuana to the local market. Prior to that, cannabis was quite rare. Those in the Black Power Movement, receiving the support of Mr. René managed to get their ‘steam’ regularly,but after the coup d’etat things took a different turn.

The hypocrisy of the politicians in that history is also very important. The same Mr. René, who defended drugs cases and claimed cannabis was harmless and even brought a ‘billie’ once to court and stated it would do him no harm, was the same person who changed the law and imposed a mandatory 2 year sentence on anyone found guilty!

The history of cannabis/hashish changed dramatically in the last 5 years. Whereas before, the youth consumed cannabis then went to work or play football with extra energy when ‘high’, these days they take a shot of heroin, go into a daze, then steal, sell their body
or beg to get the next shot. They are now totally dependent on others and this is where I sense that drugs are part of a political strategy. They can now be easily bought, given money to vote
in a particular way, in fact, enslaved in so many ways. I tried to reflect on whether the war against drugs could be won a couple of weeks back. The answer right now is NO. The reason is very simple: Drugs is an important stone in the political wall. Not only does it bring in money, but through the money,it brings dominance on the part of the leaders and dependence on the part of the others. It has to be kept going or else the wall might fall down.

It is a carefully planned game. This is why people keep asking where are the escobars, but no answer is forthcoming. The promise of James Michel to root out the escobars has been a complete failure, yet the NDEA say they know who the escobars are. This explains another stone in the wall.

There are two types of escobars: those that are on the right side and those who are not. The ones who are caught are on the wrong side. They do not form part of the group that helps maintain
political power and therefore they are targeted and sent to Marie-Louise. Those in the other group prosper, supply the market and destroy our youth.

The ones on the right side are allowed and given the facilities to
operate. Millions go through their hands and they are allowed to have all the wealth, perks and businesses because they are on the right side. Their accomplices are released if arrested. This is little Seychelles for you and me. Open our eyes and see what is happening.

Drugs will continue destroy our country as long as it remains a political strategy. We all come across those escobars. We see them in brand new cars. In fact they have a couple at any one time, they buy properties, travel first classs and in their businesses,they get government contracts as a cover up. How long will we remain blind to the happenings of our land.

I smirk when I hear leaders talk of detox centres. I become angry when I hear politicians talk about the war on drugs. I say: Stop fooling our people with nice words. The war can be won today. Why keep pretending? Why continue being hypocrites?

By: Wavel Ramkalawan
Source: Le Seychellois

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seychelles-National-Party/333101240077859?ref=ts

Anonymous said...

What next?

Instead of USB Key of co-co-de-der, they need USB Key of ZONMLIB w/out the balls.

Anonymous said...

Quisiera usted un poco de cafe caliente?

Jeanne D'ark**

Anonymous said...

Excellent article on the war on drugs by Mr. Ramkalawan. But it is 10 years late.

Next time send it to us so we can put pictures to it.

Anonymous said...

3.07 Am
Pisssy no need to use my name be real man.

While Ram's article says things as we know,the question is what was RAM senior doing back then? Was he busy testing the quality of the drugs,or was he busy weilding Zonm lib together or what?

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Live rates at 2012.08.28 06:26:00 UTC
8,194.77 BRL = 2,552.57 GBP view BRL/GBP chart
Brazil Reais United Kingdom Pounds

So the cheapest return ticketfrom Sao paolo to Seychelles via Doha is £2552.57.

Who on earth will want to pay this amount of money just for a return ticket to the Seychelles.........This is the price of a package holiday to the seychelles for 2 weeks from any european countries.

Anonymous said...

Mr St Ange is crazy.Can he tell me what is projection on the number of tourist expected for 2012/2013 from Brazil?

Anonymous said...

On Mr Ramkalawan statement on Le Seychellois,18 years too late after giving credibility to Lepep in the presidential election.
All he does nowadays to kill his time is issue monthly statements.
Out of date Ramka!

Anonymous said...

Ministry believes 50,000 visitors from Brazil will be visiting Seychelles each year.

Brazil is an emerging market and a BRIC country.

This projection justifies the trip by the Minister of Tourism to Brazil. We have brought on Qatar Airways, to bring these visitors to our shores.

They will hub and rest in DOHA.

Ministry is working to bring down the price of the airline ticket from 2500.00 pounds, to 600.00 pounds.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for you reply.....Would it not be better to reduce a return ticket from any European hub from 650 to 300 pounds?That might help to boost the sluggish European market.

Anonymous said...

Majority of our visitors are from Europe not Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Most Brazilians live on less that 300 dollars monthly,which means most of them cannot afford such holiday package offered by St Ange.Norwegian,Swedish,norwegian etc.. are still watiting for St Ange to make them an offer and provide them with direct flight in order that they can start coming to our shores and spend their dollars here.But unfortunately St Ange is amrketing Seychelles in Amazon with Pivos indains,the later do not take hoilday.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Ministry believes, reducing airfares from Europe to Seychelles is not possible since Air Seychelles no longer flies on this route.

We are working to ask ferries to reduce fares to La Digue.

Anonymous said...

Right.But bringing hotel owners and foreign travel agencies together in order to find a suitableand acceptable price for both on a temporily until things get better.PP can ask Seybrew who has monopoyl on beer and soft drinks to bring temporily down temporarily its price on its products down which will provide hotel owners with the posibility to slightly reduce their prices on rooms drinks.

In order to reduce price all stakers holders from hotel owners,governemnt,travel agencies,airlines etc.. must come together to formulate an emergency master plan in order to save our tourism industry.The blogger says Air Seychelles does not have any more direct flight to Europe which is verx important for the indsutry and country economy then Pp govenremnt with its 60 percent share could ensure that Air Seychelles operates direct flgiht to europe/Seychelles.It should not be a difficult thing to d should St Ange has the will and understand the importacne of having Direct flight.

Insread of St Ange going to Brazil to ask poor PIVOS indains to travel to ur shores,St Ange could have instead flight to AUstralia to advertise our country there for the potential is bigger and in addition to that over 30 thousands Seychelleas reside there and should they have the means to travel to their motherland they will which will in itself provide an increase in tourist arrival.

St Ange should be advertising small and medium hotels/gasthouses not five star hotels which have the means.
St Ange could have gone to EUROPE negociate with important company like Kuoni which also has its own charter flight (Edelweiss).Note This airline has weekly flight to Maldives,S.Africa,Sri Linka,Mauritius,Cuba ,Mexico but not to one of the world ^s nicest island namely Seychelles.Why is that?For we do not have an effective government.

Jeanne D'Arc



Anonymous said...

Communist are afraid If Seselwa from Australia come back to their motherland,beacause must Seselwa that left their motherland seen years hate communist regime and i am one of those Seselwa.
Dont forget SFP we want our right to vote 2016 this thema should continue bring on tabels.

Anonymous said...

it is a potential for our country but as you say Communists are afraid not becuase many Seychellois living abroad would return home which would be a big boost for our frailing economy ,or being highly qualified in various flieds thus could have easily replace those many under qualified foreigners to the likes fo Scully,LIAM;Ugandan,Tazanian judges etc... Pp most concern is their votes.Pp is very well aware that most Seychellois living abroad enjoy liberty,freedom and would without hesitation vote for politcal parties that reflects liberty,freedom,democracy etc... therefore it would mean the end of Pp thugocracy.

Pp has so far refused to give our citizens abroad their legitimate rights to vote.Michel instead of importing more cheap foreign workers from Sri Lanka to take seychellois jobs and destroy their standard of living could have instead search for Seychellois living in places like Australia,Canada etc...(their English including accent are much better than Indians,Sri lankans and probably better qualified than those cheap Sri lankans invaders).


Pp fear seychellois abroad becuase most of them are democrates.

jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Can Mr ramkalawan name who the Escobar is really?

Anonymous said...

Ti Johnny -Le-Gay is the biggest escobar on Praslin. He transports Methamphetamine, Temazepam and Heroin dan son troufes from Germany to Praslin!

Very soon mou pou bez li!

Anonymous said...

May be he is a shame to mention names because he knew them to well or afraid,seen years they have been cowade and afraid to speak out.

The problem on the island police sleep to early lazy and corrupt and when they at sleep escobar is on the move
.Why till today Praslin,La Digue still out of Coast gard.Michel give youths jobs maron.In the night a lots of traffic on the sea communist dont see because they dont care just they dont care.Communist are losing the war on drug they can not win and even some of their supporters crackbaby has gone bankrupt with heroin living debt like his regime and they are begging on the streets..Communist them self are ESCOBAR.Communist
are happy for Seselwa to consum their dirty powder and they will cash million now they just trying to fool Seselwa with rehab center.Michel better clean up the mess othetwise your child will be soon in it in a coupel of years.

Anonymous said...

Ram my Q if you say you saw them driving new jeep around you must has seen their faces also know?Why you dont know their names?

Johnny

Anonymous said...

LOL you guys are all fucked up, you know that? you think you're too good for Brazilian tourists now? Has Seychelles reached a point when we can safely hold up our hand and say NO MORE TOURISTS PLEASE - WE CAN MANAGE ON OUR DEPLEATING TUNA STOCK AND CHARM ALONE! get real people - we as seychellois must be so bloody arrogant if we have decided to pick and choose which tourists we would like. Well done to the Government for extending our reach to Brazil - if we had to rely on any of you pa kompren we would most certainly be broke! NOW GET BACK TO WORK! stop dissing those who are ACTUALLY WORKING FOR OUR COUNTRY! FUCK!

Anonymous said...

you posters should be ashamed of yourselves - you want seychellois to unite but it is you who are creating division in our country. Nothing is good enough for you is is? Minister St Ange has secured Brazilian samba dancers for the 2013 Carnival - yet you claim he has gone for a holiday. More entertainment at the carnival = more international media = more tourists = more money for our country. or can you lot not do the math? seriously... it's as though you've run out of things to argue about.

Anonymous said...

Amazing... all so opinionated.. but yet all anonymous!Personally i like seeing a Minister get off his rear doing something for our country - if you all think you can do better - how about you get out there and do it? That's right... the reason you're not is because you can't do it. you don't have the education nor the urge to spend most of your year away from your country promoting a country that doesn't appear to even value what you do. shame on all of you.

Anonymous said...

I see the common thread that Seychelles isn't value for money so maybe if everyone worked together to fix that then you could reap the benefits of what your minister is doing. His job is to promote Seychelles to internationational markets yes?

Anonymous said...

Is that post one by Christopher Gill the same one who owns the Praslin Hotel?

Anonymous said...

Yes it is the same Gill. He is dedsperate to turn the country's economy to be like the poor state of his Praslin Hotel.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we need to close all hotels down and find another major industry to keep the country afloat because Seychelles sounds like 2nd best compared to other island nations... what the fuck is wrong with everyone? Looks like the issue is a lack of national pride from seychellois. With that attitude no wonder service is shit in Seychelles. After reading these posts I'd rather go anywhere but Seychelles too!

Anonymous said...

If you can't serve coffee to someone because they don't speak english, french or creole then you're really limiting your prospects. Thank God none of you run the Tourism sector because half the population would be out of work by now.

Anonymous said...

I'm embarrassed by these comments. I follow this website because I want a united country not to follow the negative propaganda about the one area of the country that is seeing results! St ange has been doing a great job in getting publicity for our little islands. I dont know about you, but id prefer we focus on fixing areas that are broken in our country.

Anonymous said...

"st ange should this, st ange could that," do you really think that posting on this forum will make your opinion heard or would you have instead provided the ministry with your opinion directly? Most people prefer to post online as they figure they wont get an answer and they can feel all important and full of self worth to strangers.

Anonymous said...

Seychelles Hotel Owner like Christopher Gill should read this. Every Seychelles person should read it. In Mauritius we have all read it and waiting for Europe to get out of its economic difficulties will be a long wait.

HERBERT COUACAUD, CEO OF BEACHCOMBER HOTELS MAURITIUS: "Serious and worrying times for tourism"

http://www.lemauricien.com/article/herbert-couacaud-ceo-beachcomber-lheure-grave-tourisme

Anonymous said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

this forum is a joke

Anonymous said...

Bravo to our tourism industry for never letting the narrow-minded few from bringing them down. if we had to rely on the "opnions" of the naryen fer on this forum, it would be the end of seychelles! seychelles is on the rise - time for these rats to jump ship instead of spreading their shit on sites such as these.

stop slandering the people who are doing their hardest to bring tourists to our country to fill YOUR hotel.

Anonymous said...

I am trying really hard not to argue with you stupid people on this forum who are suggesting Minister St. Ange is not doing a good job - because you will drag me down to your level then beat me with experience!!!!!

Anonymous said...

who runs this poor excuse for a forum? gill? kote i gany letan pou fer sa langet?

Anonymous said...

My post without the profanity:

you think you're too good for Brazilian tourists now? Has Seychelles reached a point when we can safely hold up our hand and say NO MORE TOURISTS PLEASE - WE CAN MANAGE ON OUR DEPLEATING TUNA STOCK AND CHARM ALONE! we as seychellois must be so arrogant if we have decided to pick and choose which tourists we would like. Well done to the Government for extending our reach to Brazil - if we had to rely on any of you pa kompren we would most certainly be broke! NOW GET BACK TO WORK! stop dissing those who are ACTUALLY WORKING FOR OUR COUNTRY!

Gill said...

Since when have any tourists not been good enough for us? There is no such thing as a bad tourist. This is where the mentality of some reeeeeeally pisses me off

Jeanne D'Arc said...

well done to Minister St. Ange and his industry for not paying any mind to the small minded few on this site. Many laughed when he suggested the Carnival a few years ago - many expected he would fail and could not understand what he hoped to achieve from it. It is now a global attraction and generates much international press and media attention worldwide every year. It expands every year and thanks to Minister St. Ange's tireless efforts and determination, the Brazlian samba dancers (who perform in other carnivals wordwide) have agreed to send a delegation for the 2013 Seychelles Carnival, along with their own media coverage. This is fantastic publicity for seychelles. for those of you on this horrible page who cannot appreciate this, i feel for you...
if seychellois do not support the progress of our country then perhaps you should consider leaving ... because our country does not need you in it. stop pointing fingers at those who are actually benefiting seychelles. your hotels/guest houses/tourist shops NEED and depend 100% on the tourists that are brought in by the tireless efforts of our tourism industry. the number of tourists annually is on the rise - an impressive feat which the tourism industry should take FULL CREDIT for. Now tell me, oh self-righteous ones, what have YOU done to benefit your country lately? From these comments you have left, you are doing it more DAMAGE than GOOD.

Anonymous said...

The carnival does not bring in new tourists.

Anonymous said...

i never said and would never say Well-done fialure unless i was a Pp ilk like you.

Brazil sending a delegation of dancers will mean tourists arrival for probably invited them to give some pepe to St Ange carnival thus all their expenses will be paid by Seychellois tax payers' money.Media coverage which would aim at Bralizian population won't change things ,but rather have the brazilian ordinary have money to pay for such a long trip for a destination which is extremely expensive?I thin kthe answer in no.

Again,i would have prefered to see St Ange come to Australia(the region's most important provider of tourists)or instead of wasting seychelois tax payers' money for his expensive holiday in Brazil the money could have been used as ransom to free our two Seychellois fishermen from the hands of Somali pirates.


Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

i meant-will not mean tourists arrival from Brazil but expenses which would be paid by seychellois tax payers' money in order to give some pep to St Ange carnival.

Anonymous said...

I live in Australia... with Bali, Fiji and the rest of the plethora of neighbouring islands boasting sun, sea, sand and cheap airfares/hotels and great service, why would Australia be a better proposition than anywhere else? Why would the tourism budget pay for the somali pirates ransom? which other country uses their tourism budget for this purpose? none of you make any sense with your arguments, you just sound bored and hell bent on pushing a particular agenda.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe i've ever seen as much International press generated about Seychelles as I have in the last 12 odd months. This press contributes to more people knowing about Seychelles and therefore considering Seychelles on their list of holiday desitinations. Surely this is a good thing? Surely this is better than anything you've had in the past?

Anonymous said...

10.43Am
Because Australians do travel as far as to South Africa,even the mediterean for their holiday to.

Well in a democracy a budget of one ministry etc.. won't be used to pay something else but in dictatorship it is normal practice that the country budget(money in genral) is used to sponsor personal agrandisement of ministers and goons,thus why would it be a problem to use tax payers' money(for once usefully) to free two human beings from captivity instead of allowing the money to be wasted to pay St Ange's holiday in Brazil?

Be reminded u$2,5 billion THAT STILL MISSING IN OUR COFFER.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Medias can help Brazilian knowing Sey<chelles,but even if you learn about a country and wanted to visit it WITHOUT money you cannot afford it.And looking about the salry earn by the majority of Brazilains one cnnot say any advertisement of our country in a country like Brazil where amjortiy of the popualtion are poor will increase arrival to our shores.
Another example,it does means if a pocal business imported something new and advertise ti on SBC the people will buy more if the do not have the money.In a word in the ended the fiancial sitaution of a Brazilian will determine if Brazilian can afford such an expensive trip or not ,not necessarily the Medias.

Morevoer,We are not saying that Seychelles should not deversify its tourism industry, but the situation we in, requires of all that we take important actions that would in the first place stabilize the falling industry by for instance,operating direct flight from Europe to Seychelles,(Note North European market is still under advertise by our governemnt),reduce flgiht price.Solve the core of the problem first then you can do the rest.

Jeanne D'Arc

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

some new items

Anonymous said...

AUD$2,800 return economy flights alone per person from AUS to SEZ via Dubai. AUD$900 per person from AUS to fiji for a full week's holiday including accommodation in a five star resort...
That missing money is unrelated to what these posts are about. Stop making the water muddy by bringing in other arguments to incite people on this page. I'm not saying that the missing money should be forgotten by any means, I'm just saying to keep to the topic at hand. Everyone seems to think that they are all experts in everything. Do you believe that the tourism Minister should be more like the other ministers including past ministers and stop promoting Seychelles at every opportunity? No one would enjoy travelling that regularly for such short trips.

Anonymous said...

the press he generates on his trips are borderless... Just because he is in Brazil doesn't mean that only Brazilians see it.Having the different countries attend the carnival help make the carnival a destination for tourists who want to experience as much as they can on their holidays. would you travel out of your way to attend a carnival with 3 countries taking part? i wouldn't. but with a chance to sample even more cultures in the one holiday, i'd certainly want to experience it.

Anonymous said...

It's funny you know. I thought social media was the culprit, but now I think it's the internet in general. Everyone is faceless and hiding behind their computers honestly thinking that their opinion matters. When will society see that we don't care what everyone thinks about everything? Thank goodness decisions aren't based on the opinions of faceless posts of questionable backgrounds and knowledge and are instead made by people who are in positions to have all the relevant information at hand in order to make an informed decision. I don't care where st ange travels, I care that we see the results at the end translated into visitor numbers, spending and employment, and that the economy is still floating because one of its main pillars is being looked after and prioritised. I care that my friends and family all have jobs and can feed their children. That's what I care about. Until we're given reason to question his every move, why should I waste my time caring about why st ange is visiting somewhere promoting our country?

Anonymous said...

It would seriously suck having St.Ange's job. Seychelles is pretty much the same as every other island country in the world. What point of difference do we have? coco de mer? please. the appeal of a nut is limited and not generally worthy enough to travel thousands of miles for. What about our friendly people? don't make me laugh. Seselwa are far from friendly and actually quite rude most of the time. Especially to tourists. Service? not a chance. Value for money? no. So where does that leave a tourism ministry trying to promote us to the world to fill our countless hotels? Maybe we need to unite to have something that is worth promoting before we criticise people who are trying their best to promote us. The fact that they've achieved what they have considerate of the above is almost a miracle.

Anonymous said...

as a hotel owner gill should be ashamed to be working against tourism and not for it. how will the Hotel workers, fishermen and farmers, artisans etc feel is they saw christopher trying to destroy the industry they all so depend on. Europe has economic difficulties and all tourism destinations are looking for new markets except Gill.

Anonymous said...

well said. Gill is trying to kill the jobs of many Seychellois just for his political gains.
He is acting as an enemy of the people employed in the tourism industry.
People should take note of what Gill is doing

Anonymous said...

no one will. especially not the low lifes on this blog. I know now why i haven't paid this blog any attention in the past - have you seen the shit on it? You need to all go and get a life. This is worse than gossiping over the water cooler at lunch time... if this is the basis for Gill's party, you've got a loooooong way to go before you'll ever be a serious contender for anything in life. keep trying to get the sludge to vote for you, you're just as bad as the riff raff supporting you.

Anonymous said...

St Ange's jaunts abroad have not benefitted the tourism industry.

Anonymous said...

And you are....? What on earth would make you the Oracle on this oh infinite cup of wisdom?

Anonymous said...

As a staff in a hotel I say thank you St Ange for working for tourism. and I say shame to Gill for working agains it as he makes mone from it in a hatel that brings the country down.

Anonymous said...

Jeanne D'Arc i've been trolling through reading your posts and see you have an awful lot of time on your hands. Here's a tip, go and get a job or go and get laid. one or the other may hopefully provide you with a sense of purpose in life as its quite obvious that you've been drifting through life with no direction and only hatred. Would you like Gill to be president? I'd support that just for the amusement that it will provide me. It will make a classic case study for the rest of the world to see as a "what not to do".

Anonymous said...

2.51 Pm
As a supposed Hotel owner if you a ashame of waht SFp leadership tp revive the indsutry then you have a problem and your are alone with your oppinion for SHTC and most guesthouse owners disaggred with you.Maybe you one of theose guy like Guy Adams who built who from Seychellois Tax payers and benefitting by doing other illegal deals but not depending of tourism.A genuine hotel owner(mêaning one who built his or her business by his or her own sweat and know what is the cost of hard work won't say a redicule thing as what you've said.

You seems to be a group member of those who acquire their wealth by robbing,cheating Seychellois like Francis Savy,Adams,Chang-leng, and others they are also not conplaining about the free fall of our tourism industry for they never work hard to acquire their wealth but by robbing and money they invested in their big five star hotels mostly came for Money Luandry.


Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhh Jeanne D'Arc , it doesn't feel so good having nasty things said about you now does it? But it won't stop your relentless campaign of inciting negativity. People like you and the rest of the bloggers on this site seem to derive some sort of sick satisfaction from being anti-everything. How about you go take a good look at yourself in the mirror and see whether you like what is looking back at you.

Anonymous said...

3.26Am
A have my own business and give Seychellis work while the Butcher keeps killing Seychellois jobs and keeps importing cheap labour to help destroy Seychellois jobs.

If you unemeployed likeChapin you must try to divert your problem on others -you could simply ask me if i have a job vacant for you and do have one already for Chapin,i could organize something for you.
You know on Praslin-we have our mountains deforested by wild natural fires and there is a need to rehibilate palnts there to avoid errosion and turn those mountains into the natural beeauty and to complete the job it would take more or less 20 to30 years thus jobs for a generation of Seychellois.

We could also turn Curieuse Isalnd (already a reserve and the only island after Praslin to have coco-de-mer))into a botanical garden whereby endemic flora and fona can be introduce there to make it unique but at the same time give both Seychellois and tourism the meposibility to see many endemic plants etc.. that one usually sees on postcard but never live.For example,How many Seychellois have ever seen a KRAPO?Not a lot.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Anti-everything for everything Pp touches turn into shit-Shit is not something that we can start anything with may be using it to poluate our rivers like Khalifa or Pp can use as manure when rehabilitating Praslin's mountains..

Jeanne D'Arc



Anonymous said...

Pfft. I am gainfully employed already thank you. Funnily enough i couldn't think of anything worse than working for someone so negative and who obviously spends so little time actually working as you're too busy posting shit on this garbage blog.

Anonymous said...

as just a simple person no one should ever bite the hand feeding him.
Gill is seen to be trying to kill tourism. This is all I can say.
Leave politics to political rallies and let tourism keep us in our work.
I have no money like Gill has but I get upset to see him trying to destroy my work.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Gill is the same DP Opposition Member of the National Assembly who defected to the ruling party and in so doing gaving a major blow to the island's opposition.
Today he says something and tomorrow he changes to suit his feelings of the day.

Anonymous said...

WAS IT GILL WHO SAID, "TOURISM IS NOT OUR BREAD BUT ONLY A LITTLE BUTTER ON IT"?

WAS IT GILL WHO PROMOTED STE. FUCK-OFF TO MINISTER OF TOURISM?

IT IS YOUR SHIT THAT IS COMING OUT, THAT IS WHY IT MATTERS SO MUCH TO YOU.

NO! SFP IS NOT BASED ON SHIT ALONE. WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO EXPRESS OURSELVES AND OFFER CRITICISM ON MATTERS THAT CONCERN THE SESELWA. HOWEVER, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN COME HERE WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISRUPTING OUR DEBATE WITH YOUR FILTHY LINES, YOU BETTER BE PREPARED FOR RETALIATION FOR WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO FIGHT SHIT WITH SHIT.

MONKEY :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Christopher Gill is the same DP Opposition Member of the National Assembly who defected to the ruling party and in so doing gaving a major blow to the island's opposition.
Today he says something and tomorrow he changes to suit his feelings of the day.

August 30, 2012 5:44 PM


Cross the floor !

Anonymous said...

When he crossed did he walk like a gentleman with some dignity or did he run like his uncle was after him with an AK47?

Anonymous said...

All these comments here defending St Ange is written by his wife Ginette. So lets not take it seriously. She needs to "protege son bol di riz"

Anonymous said...

Gill is everywhere in his attacks - Guy Adam, the Savy and even the wife of St Ange.He his really everywhere. Let Gill alone, he is just there for his own ego.

Anonymous said...

hehe I could just imagine gill crossing the floor while his uncle is chasing him with that AK47!!! You've made my day!

Anonymous said...

maybe someone needs to let Gill know that as these comments are on a site that he is responsible for, that he will be liable for any defamation claims that come from it. The laws are changing all over the world and lawyers are scurrying to get a piece of the action. only a matter of time before seychelles too..

Anonymous said...

you "express yourselves and offer criticism" We may have been more impressed if you weren't so centered around negativity. How about looking at what is going right every now and again? And let's get this out there now, what makes you smarter than everyone out there making the hard decisions? Let me see your relevant education and experience first and then i may decide whether i value what you think or whether you're just another know-it-all who really doesn't.

Anonymous said...

obviously its not very hard to start a political party, the hard part is convincing people to follow and support you. Negative campaigns won't hold people to you for long, they'll join you to have a gripe and then they'll move on and use their vote on a party that has more substance attached to it.

Anonymous said...

Open your eyes. Read the posts carefully, look at the times the posts have come in. what single person would be able to monitor these posts over such a long period? I know what posts are mine and i know there must be at least one other person posting also. we even have someone from Australia on here for god's sakes. so stop belitting the opinions of others just because they are not aligned with your master plan.

Anonymous said...

"protege son bol di riz" really? is that the best you can do? I'd be surprised if stange was bothered with your site enough for that to happen. If you have something constructive to say, why wouldn't you contact him and tell him yourself? Why not write him an open letter and provide him with an opportuinity to share a response with you? I'll tell you why you wouldn't do that, because aside from negativity, you have nothing. You prefer to incite anger and emotion from others. God forbid you actually provide your supporters with a balanced view and all the information as opposed to the drips and drabs that you choose to focus on. People like you will never run countries.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are all still going on this blog! I gave up after the comments about what tourists we want and what we don't! We seem to want european and australian tourists only. The ones who speak english, french or creole only! With europe in a bad state, and australians 2 days away which means 4 solid days travelling to and from seychelles, the concept didn't have much in the way of legs to stand on in the first place! Now we're personally attacking people left right and centre! No wonder we get frustrated around here!

Anonymous said...

Im still posting because he thinks im the wife! Ha! Gill mustn't think that anyone else in Seychelles has an opinion contrary to him! I agree with above that its all looking like smear tactics. Go find some real stories to write about.

Anonymous said...

This page has done more damage to Gill than anyone else. In fact the whole site is nothing but brand damaging for Gill's party. Who is going to want to be associated with this sort of behaviour? Not I. And certainly not any self respecting individuals.

Anonymous said...

Stop wasting your time reading this shit. We're wasting our lives thinking we can change stupidity. Thankfully no one bases their decisions on what Gills party thinks. He's a minority for a reason and will always be. Join with SNP if you want a chance of tasting victory in the next election, because you won't be tasting victory on your own. When will people see that the only way to beat SPPF is by uniting together as one?

Anonymous said...

2.52Am
We know that ,for LAVERITE does not keep running out of stock from the increase in demand.It is a good example,of waht you call "more damage"not to SFp but everyday more to Pp and stooges.I hurts,that Pissedof,has run into hiding.Have not seen his digital footprint for weeks on the blog.He can no longer defence RAM scum.
Get up!Stsnd Up!Donot give up the ifght Pissy.We not finish with you yet!

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

correction.Does run out of stock PIssy.

Anonymous said...

Jeanne D'Arc has never seen a copy of Laverite, unless you are Jean Paul Julio Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Well if you consider i have never seen a copy of LAVRITE is because each time i want to pick mine the stock has run out,too much demand for it.And that does not bother me at all,for i know it is a sign that each month more Seychellois is grabbing their copy.And if the trend continues as all indications show REGAR and Le NOUVEAU SEYCHELLS WEEKLY will have to close up.



Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

ZanDark a.k.a. Gill LAVERITE to SFP is what we the ordinary kreol see as BULLSHIT...et non! jamais will you ever run out of stock!

Bai-de-wey

Pissedoff sa!

I see that you've had your sorry arse and lamanswar well and truly kick on this blog, eh?
Komsi mon pe get ou pe traspire ziska dan ou kolon fes!
You know what they say; don't wear khaki when you dribble and when your crack perspire from intense presure!

Anonymous said...

It runs out of stock more than often and Ram should have tell you this a long time ago for since LAVERITE EXIST REGAR is struggling to sell ,a 100 copies now and then.

ON PRESSURE
I never feel pressure for i always know what i am doing. When One starts thinking of pressure like St Ange is because he has started to think about failure.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Join SNP!Are you telling us to go and sucide?,Seselwa have seen it years gone by that SNP is unite to Pp and they are not prepair to bring democracy and any change for justice.who have been taking for their own benefit all those years?Is it Gill?No Ram,Boulle,Volcer and now a new cock maron Pierre till now he dont have a account in Switzerland soon he will have one.

Johnny

Anonymous said...

You mix everything together. Ramkalawan, Volcere and Boulle have nothing to do with your posts. Leave them alone. They are respected politicians in our country.
Give them the respect they deserve.

Anonymous said...

MOST OF THE SNP SUPPORTERS ARE TRAITORS WHO DITCH MANCHAM FOR RAMKALAWAN BECAUSE RAMKA WAS SUCCESSFUL IN PROVING THAT MANCHAM WAS A TURNCOAT. NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE EX-DP TO LEAVE SNP IF YOU WANT TO SEE CHANGE. IF NOT, YOU MIGHT AS WELL GIVE YOUR VOTE TO PL AND TRY TO FILL YOUR POCKETS JUST LIKE YOUR LEADERS.

MICROBIOME :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Microbe seen i have the right to vote,i never put my feet to polling station.This i leave to some of my bro &sis Seselewa that have never have interest in politic and just go to poll station and cast their vote.Some go to vote just to choice a President basta, but they dont even know for what reason they vote for him.
If to bring better live for them,better salary,creat jobs,better healthcare,they land to stop selling with foreigners,stop corruption, ect .Can you tell me how many years now seen SNP,DP exsit?If 20 years I think its a long time seen Seselwa are waiting for freedom and justice.

Johnny

Anonymous said...

May be they are respect peoples,but they are not clean politicians otherwise seen Gill say lets unite they could have unite to bring change.if they have nothing to hide in the past and till now for they wrong doing or they are just hungry for power.

Anonymous said...

PLIS KONAZ

Anonymous said...

The internet is unforgiving when someone starts slandering anyone they feel like on blogs such as these whilst running a hotel. Move away from dirty politics and you won't attract the same in return.

Anonymous said...

I was waiting to see how long it would take before this came up. You attract what you put out. If you put out this propaganda, its going to attract a certain kind of person to read through it. Looks like you found your match. check mate!

Anonymous said...

I see your hotel's already got some bad feedback regarding theft and poor service too.

Anonymous said...

Thefts at hotels are the fault of James Michel and his turncoat sidekick Alain St Ange. Brazilian tourists will not get robbed because they won't be coming. Pathetic tourism policy.

Anonymous said...

To St Ange.He should type"THE CARRIBEAN TOURISM REPORT Q3,2012"on his computer,for it will allow our self-proclaimed world minister of tourism to see how the Carribean island States Toûrism Industry has revived and also he will discover that European market is still the world main Tourists provider.

I hope he would learn something out of it.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Stupidity to absurdity, but this is Gill. He now blames President Michel for the thefts taking place at his hotel.
Blame yourself because thefts can happen once or twice but not a daily occurance. Your hotel is not being managed. It is a disaster because their is just no management.
This is a Gill problem and not one for President Michel

Anonymous said...

Gill is who he is becuase he looka at others only with envy. You are absolutely right.
Blaming the President for his mismanagement of his hotel is just beyond a joke.
Go and do some work Gill and stop sitting on your bum. Then no more break and entry at Gills Hotel.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone believe a man who owns a hotel called Iles des Palmes on Praslin will say that the President of the country is responsible for his mismanagement of his hotel.
This is beyond a joke.
He is looking for excuses for his failures.
You manage you establishment Mr Gill. You cannot even do that and you want to now do politics. Come real Mr Gill.

Anonymous said...

I almost feel sorry for Gill. But then I read through his earlier posts and I remember why he deserves every comment. You've spent your days slandering others based purely on your bias and have tried to spread hatred and propaganda. No longer will we sit quietly while you sit pretty behind your monitor attacking anyone you feel like. One sniff of dirty politics out of you and you'll be too busy spending your days cleaning up behind us online.

Anonymous said...

I think you losing your mind by all the facts SFp bring to light.",5 billion in Swiss Bank,&0 percent of our TUNA processing in made in Mauritius of which revenues we do not know,passports gifted to N Korean spies,etc...

One more thing,yesterday in Nationas article Pp declared that its has almost reached its Millenium development objectives(which much be scrutinized)But one of objective was to radicate poverty and make Seychellois richer-what we can see is not Seychellois being welthier but poorer and as pp keeps holding firm to its fail economic policies i am sure at this pace sooner than later LAPORTE would start printing Billion worth rupee notes Like Mugabe diid then all Seychellois would be billionaire over night.

Dirty politics -Pp dictatorship plays it bes:,robbery,patronage,cronyism,murder,Human rights abuses,environmental destruction,sell out of peoples' patrimony,etc.. etc... etc..

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

2,5 billion,60 percent tuna process in Mauritius etc..

Anonymous said...

All five star hotels including those owed by Seychellois such as Francis Savy,Guy Adams their revenues are kept in Swiss banks.No action taken by Pp to regulate this fiancial leakage helping to destroy oue economy.While unemployment keeps sky-rocketing The butcher sign a deal with Sir Lanka to import more heap labor in oder to put more Seychellois out of work.While Island States in the Carribeans including communist Cuba tourism industry are reviving Ours keeps falling part.An St Ange our Global minister of tourism instead of taking a leaf from those Carribean isalnd states tourims policy which is showing progress he travel around the world to promote himself as tourism expert.

Time for real solutions Pp,and one of the first link in the chain of solution is to get AirSeychelles flies directly from Europe to Seychelles not Dubal to Kilimanjaro.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

I'm bored to death of this topic and this blog.

Anonymous said...

The point is this:

A dream sales trip to Brazil to promote tourism is not feasible.

The tickets along cost $4,000.00 each economy.

Let's say those that come stay 14 nights, since it will take 3 nights to overcome the jet lag. They stay in an average $500.00 x 14=$7,000.00.

Without excursions, we now at $11,000.00. With that type of money Brazilians are placing deposits on apartments in Maimai Florida.

I rest my case, and I urge St. Ange to get back to sorting out the real problems of Tourism, and dealing with the real issues, our industry partners of three decades face.

Those of you who choose to shoot the messenger, instead of heeding the message, I have this little message for you: everyone who wants Seychelles to excel, must speak up, because we are already on a reef of failed policies.If you do not believe me, ask one question:"why is IMF here?"

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

SFP does not deal in slander.

Nor does SFP deal in threats.

SFP deals with facts and truth. We encourage debate and ideas to surface . If we critic St. Ange it is because we have a very good reason to do so.He has lost focus.

Critic is normal in any society, if you cannot take it, then you do not belong in the kitchen either as Chef, cook, or kitchen helper.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

Use the criticism to change yourself for the better.it will only result ina more confident person who is willing to gear up and face the challenges ahead.In a word,turn criticism into a weapon aimed to improving your self-worth

Grow up volk!

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Christopher Gill, the Owner and Manager of Hotel Isle des Palmes on Praslin is acting as a leader in the way in Seyhelles tourism as the expert. His hotel leads the way in Trip Adsisor as being the one where tourists are robbed. This is because he has no management at his hotel - plain and simple.
Today he has a bee in his bonnet with the Minister who is working for this industry where the hotel of the likes of Christopher Gill is only damaging that very same industry.
Sad case this is.

Anonymous said...

Reply to Trip Advisor-

Well on Trip Advisor they do report thefts, not just at our establishment, but all of Seychelles.

We have one theft last year and one the year before. In 2006 2007 there was a spree because Police went nil by mouth, under James Michel Administration.

How many thefts do we have on Praslin each year?

How many thefts do we have on La Digue each year?

How many on Mahe each year?

I do not run Mahe, Praslin or La Digue. St. Ange and Morgan handle that.

Nice try. But I suggest you focus on the real issues, and leave my business out of it. My business, is my business, not yours.

You collaborators, be it in tourism or other industries, cannot even run that well.

Next stop Mazatlan to promote tourist to Seychelles. Smart.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill

Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

10.17 Pm
Well ,i will tell you one thing,be it the manager of Maison des Palmes or else Mr Loius D'Offay excel them all.I am saying that because i know him and all those hotel managers here and there you referingto.In all of them Mr D'offay is the longest serving manger on Praslin that i know.

How you free to propose names but expeirence will be waht count most.



Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

The Truth is that there are over 450 thefts each month in Seychelles.

If my hotel has one in a year and one in the past year, we have a pretty damn good record.

5400 thefts per annum.

I will spare the details. But it means of all couples travelling to Seychelles 25% of them will be robbed.

What the hell is PL doing about this?

What is St. Ange doing about it?

He is the Minister of Tourism and he is responsible for the safety of all Tourists, before anyone else.

Frolicking in Brazil will not solve that problem, so don't take you rubbish and dump it on my door step, because you are desperate and vulnerable to critic that is valid.

Correct the faux pas.


Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

excursion from Brazil to Seychelles will cost $16,000.00 just for room and flight.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought theft/security/safety didn't sit under the portfolio of tourism... i believe it sits under the police commissioner and the relevant Minister? Surely your voice will be better heard directing it to the appropriate source?

Anonymous said...

Funny that your hotel is your business and no one else's when you are happy to make everyone else's business your business. please at least try to be consistent.

Anonymous said...

Reply to "Minister on the Run"-

Tourism security becomes an issue of Tourism Minister, when Internal Affairs fails to deliver public safety to hotels and tourist especially.

On my business comment, my business is my business, not yours.Simple.

Issues that face the public and the Tourism Industry, is every bodies business, especially those who have invested heavily in a poorly managed destination as Seychelles, by Ministry of Tourism, and Ministry of Internal Affairs.I heard a Minister, say Tourism is everyone's business.

When we write about it, you attack us personally. What kind of perversion is that?

Every citizen should be writing on these slack ministers that take their portfolio as a license to party and take trips around the world, and reep no nett real benefit for Seychelles.

Seychelles is our country. We must insure it succeeds. The first step to doing that, is exposing the follies that take us no where.

How many times have we been down this road. Just the names change, but the practice remains the same, because the attitude and approach does not change.

The era of flip flop managment of Tourism Industry is over, sorry.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

Peru, promote Tourism in Peru, they can connect on Qatar or Emirates.

$25,000 a ticket.

Great idea.

Anonymous said...

The minister says "Tourism is everyone Business"then why St Ange do not consult the everyone instead of undertaking unilateral and uneffective decisions.When we was elected Minister he rushed to STHC to tell them quote"Do not think becuase i am now Minister i will forget you,disconnect to STHC"few months later St Ange is completely disconnected and have not make any single visit to STHC to date.He prefers wasting tax payers' on his Holidays.

Jeanne D`^Arc

Anonymous said...

Mr. St. Ange, however bright he may be, he is still Michel's puppet.

MICROBIOME :0 :) :)

Anonymous said...

St. Ange is on a frolic of travel orgies, going nowhere, doing nothing to resolve Seychelles crisis.

That is the bottom line.

He has sent the trade packing a long time ago , the moment he did not need them, and the moment he was told he has policy to deal with.

He even forgot about the Master plan.

Anonymous said...

GILL, ISAACK, Pa tann zot ozordi. Ki arive, licking your wounds from sa beze granwar ki zot namase sa detwa zour!
Retournen ler zot in byen pou anmas enn lot koud bez. Nwa pe esper zot!

Anonymous said...

YOU DON'T REALLY NEED GILL OR ISSAC TO BE PISSED-OFF, JUST LOOK AT THE FIASCO AT STATE HOUSE AND THE FAILURE OF THE ADMINISTRATION. IF IT STILL DOES NOT WORK, CHIMP CAN FEEL THE VOID.

MICROBIOME :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

St. Ange is doing another empty pep rally with the TRADE.

What we need is St. Ange's plan to build tourism, not another talk shop.

We also need his action, not his dog and pony show.

Anonymous said...

Banla pa tann zot akoz zot inn kanmi.
Zot devret kanmi fason ki zot konport zot swandizan politisyen!

Anonymous said...

WHERE CAN WE GET A COPY OF MR. ST. ANGES PLANS FOR TOURISM IN SEYCHELLES FOR THE YEAR 2012.

IF THERE IS ONE, WAS IT DESIGNED BY MR. ST. ANGES HIMSELF OR WAS IT DESIGNED BY A FOREIGN CONSULTANT?

MICROBIOME :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

St. Ange was suppose to submit a plan to the President James Michel.

Three months ago.

We have not seen this plan yet.

So far, he has told us we will fly to Shanghai, but that has been dropped suddenly with a flight to Hong Kong. He does not tell us why, nor doe she tell us what is the cause of the shift. We believe this Shanghai flight was a direct flight to just collect soldiers and provisions for the PRC that was to be set up, which SFP, was the only opposition party to oppose openly domestically and internationally. We have opposed this with success and consider the announcement by General Gaunje Gi-li this week, a big SFP VICTORY.

There is no plan for Tourism with PL, because they expect Tourist to automatically come to Seychelles every year. This is partly true, since 125,000 do come automatically every year, the rest has to be convinced to come.This is where the real hard and smart work must get done. This is where brains takes over from pomp and fanfare, and where St. Ange missed the ball.

Tourism is about marketing to get the numbers and help our bottom line. It should not be about lofty ideas, and speeches that go in one ear and out the other, with an e turbo press release to say the speech is done. Most of e turbo is spam these days since people are so tired of getting nonsense from that address.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

What is the current occupancy rate at your hotel ?

Ralph Volcere

Leader NDP

Anonymous said...

Pp said their an increase of arrival from NEW Market.I did not see a Brazilian around only a new under qualified Tanzanian Judge coming to fake justice and pocket some dollars from his service to Pp.What we can say is that occupancy is as bad as ever. Rose Marie Rene long in the Bisuness is about to shut down her guesthouse she is running at a loss.Louis Bedier a rich Praslinois who owes a Boat charter, his business is on sell for there is no tourists and has been operating at a loss since 2008 when the Butcher took office to bankrupt us.

Pp has brought us into stagflation(low growth,high inflation,skyrocketing unemployment) and with the same failed policy its keeps following the future does not seem bright at all.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Jeanne D'arc

Iles Des Palmes is also running at a loss why don't yuo say so? Tu as pert de GILL? Sa C'EST fait hont?

Louis et Rose

Anonymous said...

Gill could do with some MNA pensions now.

Anonymous said...

Everybody in the tourism industry is struggling to keep their businesses functional and that becuase of PP fail policy on tourism.You should be happy that they have not started to reduce their loabor force which would mean more Seychellois familes adding to the already astronomic umemplyment quota,They are free to do ,but becuase of their patriotism and caring for their employees they have not do it yet though ,the fianacial durben they into.

You should instead call on St Ange to deliver for tourism is our main source of revenues and it is falling aprt by PP mis-management,lack of vision,fail decision and strategy.

Pp increased price of fish,which also affect not only seychellois families but most small and medium hotels,and guesthouses for most of them buy their product from locals another fianacial durben on Small tourism establishment mainly owed by Locals while at the same time Pp give tax free to five star hotel owners the same who are making millions from fiancial leakage .Instead of asking the later to contribute more ,for they have benfitted a lot from tax.duty,cheap labor etc.. in the past years PP is making Seychellois and small owed local tourist establishment pay for its deficit and economic failure.

As umeployment sky rocket instead of producing jobs for Seychellois thus increase pruchase power of seychellois ;the butcher went to Sri Lnak to invite more cheap labor on our shores to kill Seychellis job and make them poorer.

Time for Pp to go.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

If only Ramkalawan would share his pension with Gill.

Anonymous said...

Maybe St Ange will throw something his way! "Wet his beak" so to speak like Fanucci asked Vito in the Godfather!

Anonymous said...

Go wet your own beak, you rubber duck.

The SPPF has turned you into a mish mash of a pathetic stew.

Anonymous said...

OUR COUNTRY ECONOMY IS IN DECLINE AND THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN DEFEND THE REGIME WHO BROUGHT THIS UPON US IS BY ATTACKING THE MESSENGER. HOW PATHETIC!

CHIMP :( :( :(

Anonymous said...

Not religious messagers but that of democracy and seen their present things have been moving,Pp and its obedient stooges have been expsoed for their theft and wrong doing .Without SFP ,SNP ,NDP ,Boulle and pp would have continued to rob the people,servered themsleves from poeple's coffer,continue the massive sell out of our patrimony,and continue to turn Seychellois to third class citzens in their own land .SFP has exposed those thugs that they now donot know where to hide.

Six million robbed by ROSELINE in only 2010 you can calculate the amount all this years he is Chies-of-staff,Morgan one go u$2,4 million add all those years he is minister porbably multi-million stolen,Dugasse,and all the other ministers are no different.The theft does not end with ministers ,for we got Ugy Adam,Glenny Savy,David Savy,Francis Savy,FAR,Michel,but alos at district levels,and amny other organization closely part of PP.Billions have been stolen from the people and the people want their wealth back PP.

Where is FIU,Pissy?Busy with their own robbery?

Jeanne D'Arc




Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

There goes the Pathetics again, using a man's name to make its case. Desperation is taking fruit. People are asking me on Facebook how to join SFP as they dump SNP.

SFP does not delve in religion.

All Seychellois are free to chose which religion they want to believe in and follow.

Seselwa Unite!

Sesel Pou Seselwa!

Christopher Gill
Leader
Seychelles Freedom Party

Anonymous said...

How do we join you Christopher?

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