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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:44 pm

We should promise President Roman Herzog that we will take his message to heart and we will take advantage of the instruments he co-created for Europe: Fear ('Angst') will not be an expression of our mindset. Today at the funeral of Roman Herzog in Berlin: ow.ly/HuWy308ivx9

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Committee on Action to Honour the Late President James Mancham

Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Committee on Action to Honour the Late President James Mancham

Tue, 31 January 2017

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The Committee set up by President Danny Faure to consider and propose to him actions that could be undertaken to honour the memory of the late President James Mancham, met yesterday, Monday.

Members shared their thoughts on honouring the former Seychelles President in ways that would also contribute to promoting national unity. They also reviewed proposals received so far from members of the public.

The Committee expects to present its recommendations to the President Faure in March.

The Committee thanked members of the public who had already sent proposals for consideration, and invited others who still wished to do so to send their ideas to the Chairperson, Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mont Fleuri, or by email to proposalsey@gmail.com, by Wednesday 15th February.

The other members of the Committee are Ms Simone de Comarmond, Dr Odile de Comarmond, Ms Laura Valabhji, Mr Paul Chow, Mr Julien Durup, Mr Dolor Ernesta, Mr Bernard Georges, and Mr Tony Mathiot.

http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/news.php?news_id=3280

Comment - In spite of Sir James Mancham formal Residence being in Seychelles his many important British connections and networks -For some 25 years form Kent how we have influenced and impacted many thematic of Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion and BIOT -Kent is a well known region not just of pears, apple, plum, cherries but chestnuts and their chestnut quality -

Sir James had acquaintance in Kent and we knew/Know them too - In Britain like every European nations their Arcadian, Illuminati and high workings those who are involved and managed them - including our Colonial heritage and workings.

Do not ask of our person why - a Particularity development have driven events in Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion and BIOT - first it was going to be a recycle project - the local booted it out and then a mega leisure and housing and they deemed it unfriendly and now the small version- about the time Sir James Mancham passed away they began to clear the land - construction site - it is to do with the Old Brick work and the lakes and forest. When construction start properly it will again impact and influence many of Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion and BIOT debacles. The information is available online -


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Sir James Mancham, former president of Seychelles – obituary

Post  Sirop14 on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:36 pm

Sir James Mancham, former president of Seychelles – obituary

10 JANUARY 2017 • 7:02AM
Sir James Mancham, who has died aged 77, was the former playboy president of the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2017/01/10/sir-james-mancham-former-president-seychelles-obituary/

This video is available on YouTube we can safely deposit it here.
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Remembering Sir James Mancham

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:58 pm

Remembering Sir James Mancham

27-February-2017
A global peace ambassador …and a volunteer

Individuals from various walks of life volunteer their time and skills, sharing their passions and knowledge at no cost – some on an individual basis, others through organisations and associations. One such volunteer was the late Sir James Mancham.
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Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal
By AFP
PUBLISHED: 01:03, 1 March 2017 | UPDATED: 07:18, 1 March 2017

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars. (Radio Salzburg announced this in their morning News 1/3/17, the same radio we listened for the Trump inauguration and President Obama departure for the White House - the contract is for $60 million - the crying shame Sir James Mancham is not alive to help/support our crap, our very terrible Sechelles Seychelles Illuminati the few who understand and can understand its workings and Benchmark who is going to help us -)

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Barack and Michelle Obama sign book deal with Penguin Random House
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The Budget: No 10 refuses to rule out retreat over National Insurance as Iain Duncan Smith joins revolt

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:46 pm

The Budget: No 10 refuses to rule out retreat over National Insurance as Iain Duncan Smith joins revolt
Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Theresa May's official spokesman has refused four times to refuse to rule out a review of the Government's controversial plans to hike national insurance.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/09/philip-hammond-refuses-back-national-insurance-rise-fury-grows/

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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Salzburg Radio broadcast 24.12.17 Schloss Kuenburg (Tamsweg) Lungau: Tageszentrum für psychisch Kranke
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Our cover this Monday 8 January 2018 remembering Sir James Mancham

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:23 pm

Our cover this Monday 8 January 2018 remembering Sir James Mancham

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Pendant plus de 30 ans, Anne Pingeot fut la compagne de François Mitterrand. En 2016, elle accordait à France Culture des entretiens inédits. Elle y racontait un demi-siècle d’une grande histoire d’amour, de la première rencontre jusqu’à la disparition de François Mitterrand.
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Beryl Young Dodin‎ to Breaking News
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Remembering Former President Sir James Mancham, Man of Peace and Unity, Beautiful Song, Annou Viv Konman Frer.RIP.


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Davina Desir Nou pa pou lager.RIP MR MANCHAM

Maggie Vijay-Kumar Love it

Davina Desir  👍👍

Maggie Vijay-Kumar Like Sir James Mancham, a lot. RIP SIR

Maggie Vijay-Kumar Yes Beryl

Maggie Vijay-Kumar He was my friend always

Brian Tripp The song is by his brother Mickey Mancham!

Maggie Vijay-Kumar Yes MY FRIEND

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Post  Sirop14 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:02 pm

From the time we left for exile in Austrian then Salzburg given the Social circle, circumstance and people we knew - mulled often with Sir James Mancham over the topic of stitched up - likewise during our years /his years in exile London.

Having trusted after such painful  experience Sir James Mancham would have been wise upon his return to Seychelles in 1992  and the super stitched up that took place and so it went on until his death understandingly we all get old and  not as sharp as when we were young - his death was a right and proper stitched up  - what about a whole string and list of death in that Sechelles Seychelles and world - we are going to link several dictionary explanation and meaning of Stitched up.


Stitch up definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/stitch-up
slang. a. to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence. b. to betray, cheat, or defraud.

Urban Dictionary: stitch up
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stitch%20up
A set up, a trick. If someone stitches you up, then they're playing you for a fool. It's often used when framing someone for a crime.

stitch-up | Definition of stitch-up in US English by Oxford Dictionaries
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/stitch-up
Definition of stitch-up in US English - an act of placing someone in a position in which they will be wrongly blamed for something, or of manipulating a situati.

stitch sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/stitch-sb-up
stitch sb up meaning, definition, what is stitch sb up: to deliberately make someone look guilty of doing something that they did not do: . Learn more.

stitch-up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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stitch-up meaning, definition, what is stitch-up: a situation in which someone is deliberately made to look guilty of doing something that…. Learn more.

Stitch up | Define Stitch up at Dictionary.com
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to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures. 2. (slang) to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence. to betray, cheat, or defraud.

stitch up (phrasal verb) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary
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Define stitch up (phrasal verb) and get synonyms. What is stitch up (phrasal verb)? stitch up (phrasal verb) meaning, pronunciation and more by Macmillan Dictionary.

Stitch up - definition of stitch up by The Free Dictionary
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Define stitch up. stitch up synonyms, stitch up pronunciation, stitch up translation, English dictionary definition of stitch up. vb 1. to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures 2. slang a. to incriminate on a false charge by manufacturing evidence b. to betray, cheat, or defraud...

Stitch Up!
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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 am

For those who missed the interview with Mrs. Mancham last night - here it is. She said that the president promised her the pension of her husband not security as later clarified by the president himself in his last presidential press conference. So who are we to believe? She also said that the two times that she had asked to see the president, the president responded 'almost immediately'. How many are still waiting for an appointment with the president? the question is why is that so?
https://www.facebook.com/jemma.simeon/videos/10213179903584531/

Jemma Simeon Koz laverite ek sa pep sil vou ple!

Mohammad Jafar Si i vre ki prezidan kin ofer li en pansyon ki pa ti anliny avek konstitisyon sesel dan sa ka prezidan i bezwen rann sa larzan dan fon leta.

Jemma Simeon Selman i dir i swiv konstitisyon. huh!

Pharisienne Adrienne Mon konfize ... pa konen sa k p kz laverite.

Jemma Simeon Mon pa kwar sa mandanm pe koz manti.

Chino Chang Zot kapab touletan abiz lasyer say pep. SA madanm I Annan as larzan ki James inn kit Pou li e anplis li I Annan en bon pe. Depi ler I sesel inn Viv lo lefo sa pep.
Kontribye en pee ase Mont lo nou ledo.

Andre Hissen Lee I bez voras!

Jemma Simeon pa fini manze pe rod ankor.

Andre Hissen Lee Tou le de lera. Enn zoli parol, lot dapre konpran zanmen inn kontan sesel ek seselwa.

Roseline Jennifer Houareau En dimoun pan zanmen travay e kontribye dan sa pei, promes I ganny fer pou li ganny pansyon son mari. Ler promes I ganny kase apology I ganny fer. Mwan mon etidye retournen kontribye dan mon pei ganny pouse malapropo, ganny depresyon avek de loan ek en zanfan malad, apply welfare ganny 500 roupi (ki monn kit ek zot) oli apology? Sa Bondye ki zot servi son non malapropo pe get tou zot lenzistis.

Jemma Simeon Mon kapab ekrir plis selman en zour dimoun i zwenn. montanny ki pa zwenn.

Jemma Simeon pourtan mwan mon lonbri in anter dan later sesel.

Lilette Savy She also said the President apologized for not being able to keep his promise regarding pension... For some strange reason SBC showed Mancham's funeral instead of her interview... Hot potato?

Myra Jeannie Larzan napa pour donn malere selman pour donn risar i annan.

Doreen Eden Ala la

Amy Barra Is this lady a british citizen, if so she will be having her old age pension from the british government and i'm sure Mr Mancham did not die pennyless.Why can't she readjust her life style like everybody else who has lost their other half

Myra Jeannie Oubyen pran sa 70 ki i ganyen fer en lasosyasyon pour éd seselwa ki dan bezwen


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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:23 am

James Alix Michel
Yesterday at 6:05am ·
It is exactly one year since one of the most eminent sons of Seychelles passed away. Sir James R. Mancham was the Founding President of Seychelles, a world statesman, an apostle of peace, a true gentleman with a soul filled with compassion and generosity, and a heart filled with love, “grandeur d’esprit” and “joie de vivre”. Today, as we commemorate the untimely demise of Jim – as he was affectionately known – our thoughts are with his family and his friends . He may be gone but will never be forgotten. As the great French poet, Alphonse De Lamartine, said: "Mourir n’est pas mourir, mes amis, c’est changer. La vie est le combat, ma mort est la victoire.” May Jim rest forever in peace in the great Pantheon of Peace, Reflection and Contemplation with all the great poets, and philosophers he so much admired.
James A Michel
Former President of the Republic of Seychelles

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osie Tirant Gone but not forgotten. RIP.

Danny Laurence May his soul rest in peace.

Claudette Bijoux His watching over you and the people of seychelles Mr James Michel💖💖

Rowny Jones Vidot Incidentally, The late Sir Gaetan Duval ( one of Mr. Mancham's best buddies) have it written on his tomstone at Cimitiere St Jean in 4-Bornes, Mauritius " MON PAN MORT, ZIS FER KRWAR".

Joan Savy May his soul rest in peace

Regis Francourt Sir James was a gentleman and a scholar. His writings inspired many and always had an element of food for thought for those with an open mind. His humour was sharp but subtle and his passion for travel, legendary. It would have been interesting to read...See More

Gary Tall RIP.

Nadia Radegonde May his soul rest in peace

Aishia Pool R.I.P Sir James Mancham.

Ivy Saunders Rip...Sir James Mancham

Judy Savy RIP Sir James Mancham🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Marylyn Radegonde May his soul rest in peace

Patrick Herminie Two weeks before his demise, I had the privilege of dining with Sir James. I was impressed with his intellectual prowess. We ended the evening by together reciting Marc Anthony's speech. "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears...........".

Jenita Croisee RIP Sir James Mancham.

Sarah Wong Zot o.

Browna Cedras Rip...Sir James Mancham.

Veronique Pierre Rest In Peace Sir James Mancham .

Jacline Rosette May his soul R I p

Serge De Charmoy Lablache We miss you Ton Jim

David Savy RIP Sur James

David Savy Sir

Luce Radegonde RIP...SIR JAMES MANCHAM

Pat Camille RIP Sir James

Mary Esparon He was a good president RIP 😭😭

Peter Sinon His memorable and invaluable contribution as the 'Apostle of Peace' cannot be overstated. Like Nelson Mandela, Sir James avoided a possible blood bath if upon his return from forced exile he was bent on retribution and revenge. Instead he chose the pat...See More Instead he chose the path of reconciliation and peace. He paid the political price for it, but his conviction and belief in 'joie de vivre in peace and harmony' in Paradise was uncompromisable and priceless. So he never flinched on his peace, joy and reconciliation agenda for the isle of Paradise. 'Annou viv koman frer, Nou pa pou lager'!!! (Let's live as brothers, we shall not fight. sings his brother Frank Mancham). Sir James lived it, till his last day. May his blessed soul rests in forever lasting peace, that peace that he promoted with great consistency whilst living amongst us - ici bas. RIP Sir James.

Dorita Pillay Ozordi I anan en bon leker en dimun ki pan kntan lager krim ek zot ma kon plis will always Luv u RIP Mr president always remember for your hard work for Seychelles people always n always

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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 pm

Monday 8 January 2018
Remembering Sir James
Sir James Mancham 11 August 1939 - 8 January 2017
How well have we sung one year on? Have we done all we can to honour our founding father’s memory? These are two questions we have to ask ourselves one year after the disappearance from our lives of Sir James Mancham. The affection, esteem and place the statesman and the man held in the Seychellois psyche and history may only have been hinted at in the outpouring of tributes during that week of national mourning a year ago and on the solemn day of his funeral.
Sir James or Jimmy, founding father of the nation, statesman, family man, friend, bon vivant extraordinaire was above all, a man of peace whose ‘Singing Philosophy’ had peace and reconciliation at its heart, unprepared and unwilling to be reconciled we might have been then as we mentioned in our editorial on the day after his demise.
Whilst we ponder the question on how well we have sung and how best to honour his memory, TODAY brings you testimonies from some who shared his life’s journey. On Page 2 Paul Chow tells us that Mr. Mancham’s life story also shaped his life and while on Page 3 we bring you personal testimonies from his wife Kate, his children Caroline, Richard and Alexander and grandchildren giving us insight on life without him.

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Monday 8 January 2018
Remembering James R Mancham

His life story that also shaped my life

The Seychelles when James Mancham or Ton Jim, as he was commonly referred to, started his life’s journey was not just a backwater, untouched by the great events and whirlwinds of international politics of the day, it wasn’t even in the twentieth century some had said. Whilst this young man started the physical journey on a slow steamer built to withstand strong waves on the high seas, in the journey of life one is always cast off in a tiny boat, whatever your status.
Contributed by Paul Chow

For the young James Mancham the journey turned out to be more eventful than he anticipated, and the waves he encountered along the way were sometimes gigantic and appeared insurmountable, even washed him overboard. You could say, for those who love metaphors, this journey was a paragon of the celebrated Kon-Tiki expedition. Except that for young Mancham, the expedition, unlike the Kon-Tiki one, was not one to prove the theory of the migration of human beings on earth. His expedition did not set out to prove anything in particular, but along the way it gathered momentum and developed a purpose and a scope that has culminated into the young man becoming the leading politician of the Seychelles, its first President, a global entrepreneur and Seychelles Global Citizen.
It was in 1968, at the beginning of the August school holiday, and at the tender age of 16 turning 17, that I walked into the section of Progress House which served as the waiting room for Mr. James R Mancham, barrister at law, the leader of the Seychelles Democratic Party and the publisher of the Seychelles Weekly newspaper. Mancham was of course, all three.

I told Franky Grandcourt, then private secretary-cum-copy editor-cum general factotum, that I wanted to help with the Seychelles Weekly, for no pay (well, I did not exactly say anything about money, but I didn’t insist about it either). Very soon afterwards, out came Jimmy Mancham, for that is how we all knew him then. “Well,” he said, “why don’t you write some articles and we will see” after Franky explained to him why I was there. I had no idea what journalism was, and all I had was a little bravado. This moment, in many respects, was the start of my own life’s journey that would develop into a bond of friendship with Jimmy Mancham that would last 50 years.

On that life’s journey he dominated the political events (and our history) of the last 54 years even when he was forbidden to live there for 15 of those years. He forged the Seychellois nation that we know of today, and imbued it with the many fundamental values that his detractors have been unable to eradicate in more than 30 years of trying.

One memorable moment was in La Réunion where I had gone in late 1972, to continue my university studies which had been rudely interrupted by political upheavals in Madagascar. It was a hot Saturday afternoon in the flat where I was staying with two of my classmates from Mauritius when I heard a loud bang on the door. As soon as my classmate opened the door I heard this familiar jovial but loud voice shouting my name from the hallway. It was Jimmy in his usual jovial mood. He said he was on his way to a resort high in the mountain to spend the weekend at and would I like to come too.

It was there that I was privy to what I would consider probably the most difficult decision he had to make in his political life. He told me that he had more or less been told bluntly by the British establishment that Great Britain would never countenance granting integration status to Seychelles. Why wait until Rene wins an election and then declare independence, he said. It is better that we do it ourselves. The new Seychelles, he declared, would need the best and the brightest to return home and serve their country. That was when I too, made the bold decision to abandon university and return home and set out my own goals in the University of Life and my own journey in an uncertain future. Hence, I was flattered when Chief Minister Mancham called me to his official residence one day in 1974, to help him draft the formal radio address to the people of Seychelles, announcing his decision to seek independence and to dissolve the Legislative Assembly for fresh elections. I was a living witness to Seychelles history in the making.

Two months had gone by since the morning of 5th June 1977, when we were rudely awakened to be told by Eadio Seychelles that there had been a coup d’etat, and it was already August. No word from Jimmy. Many approached me in the street wanting to know where he was, any words from him. Meanwhile Tanzanian troops were becoming more visible, being carted to various places in a huge PWD truck. Morale was getting low. What could we do?
Eventually he called, wanting to know what was going on at home. But he was not letting on what he was doing or how he was faring, except that I should tell everyone not to risk their lives. That’s about all. I asked him for his telephone number just in case. The SDP Headquarters at Boston House was closed.
That day I decided I had to take a trip to London to find out exactly what he was thinking or planning to do. Gerard (Hoarau) had returned and Rene had made him the Chief Immigration Officer, I suspect at the urging of Mrs. Rene who was a cousin of Gerard. His office was only one floor above mine at Kingsgate House. He had briefed me on the situation in London and some of the démarches Mancham had attempted. Things were dire.

In London I saw him in a basement flat in St John’s Wood. If he was despondent he didn’t show it. But later when alone he told me he had gone to Paris, a trip arranged by Khashogi. They had gone to Elysée Palace. The French government wasn’t interested. In fact they had already recognised the renegade regime in Seychelles, where the French Ambassador informed Rene that Mancham had been to the Elysée to seek help, but had been rebuffed. Rene put this out on the radio but later made a correction saying that it wasn’t the Ambassador who told them but the Seychelles Ambassador in Paris Mrs. May Moine. His British Foreign Office official who acted as his adviser during the constitutional conference was not contactable. In fact the private telephone number he had for him had been disconnected. Basically for Mancham, that was the end of his regime.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, Mancham was literally in the air flying in from somewhere. When I picked him up at Heathrow, he said that we must start a movement for the liberation of Seychelles. Thus the Crusade for Democracy in Seychelles was born which was followed by the fax revolution – faxing anti-Rene propaganda into Seychelles. He had an idea of buying space in the prestigious Times of London to publish an open letter to the Seychelles president urging him to hold free elections and to introduce multiparty system. His good friend Dr. Bischoff, the German businessman who owned the small airline, Berlin European Airways, which Mancham was the President of, came to the rescue by providing the money to pay for the advert.

Upon publication, we used the cutting to fax into Seychelles and we also sent a copy to all the foreign ministries of the world’s democracies asking for a meeting. A week or so later a letter arrived with the markings of the foreign ministry of Australia, whose then foreign minister had many Seychellois as his constituents in the city of Perth, inviting Mancham to a meeting with him when he next would come to Australia. We took advantage to copy this letter to all the other foreign ministries. Then out of the blue Mancham was invited by the British Foreign Office and the US State Department to meet on their premises which previously they would not do, including the Commonwealth Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku.

In 1991 one of my contacts in Washington DC arranged for Mancham to address the prestigious conservative think-tank, the Heritage Foundation, on the situation in the Western Indian Ocean and the Soviet influence in the Seychelles, an opportunity to lobby for support. Since we were going to be there, he contacted the US Department of State to see if they would meet with him. True enough they responded with an invitation to meet with the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Herman Cohen, the highest ranking official dealing with Africa. While there we also held meetings with senators and congressmen as well as with the man President George Bush would be appointing as the next US Ambassador to Seychelles, Dick Carlson. Carlson was to play a leading role in putting diplomatic pressure on Rene to hold elections, with the threat that he would speak against his regime in Seychelles itself.

When Rene’s fax arrived in London, announcing that he had decided to restore the multi-party system and invited him to return, Mancham was in Washington DC to address another gathering of legislators and officials. I faxed a copy of the letter to his hotel room. Then I called and they put me through to his room. It was 5 o’clock in the morning there. When he picked up the phone they had not yet delivered the fax I sent. After a few minutes I called him back. The first thing he asks me was, isn’t this a hoax? No I said, the fax receipt number identified Rene’s private fax number which we already had from our inside source.

Upon his return to London he called Rene on his private line, a number I had been given by a good source and told him that he would be sending me to Seychelles to link up with supporters and whether he could meet me. Thus I got ready to return home after 11 years of exile.

The rest is history still to be written.

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Post  Sirop14 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:16 pm

One year death anniversary of founding President Sir James Mancham
A year ago yesterday the founding father of the Republic of Seychelles and our country’s first President, Sir James Richard Marie Mancham passed away in his sleep.
Given a state funeral with full military honours, Sir James was laid to rest in the State House cemetery on January 12 following a religious ceremony led by Bishop Denis Wiehe at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
The former president’s funeral which was broadcast live on Seychelles' national television and radio stations started in the morning at the Palais des Sports where the body of the deceased was exposed for public viewing.
Sir James passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence at Glacis on that Sunday morning.
He is the first former Head of State buried at State House.
Sir James was a philosopher, a writer and a poet and also a parliamentarian from 1964 to 1970 and from 1993 to 1998 in the Third Republic.
The following lines are taken from the book ‘Peace of Mind’ – a collection of thoughts and reflections by Sir James:

Along life’s sandy shores
Let me leave behind my
humble footprints
Until the tide will come in
To wash them away
For no matter how one is moulded today
Time and tide waits for no man
And the ravaging waves of history
Soon cast one unto its wilderness
A forgotten being in the mists of a bygone past

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