Sunday, November 1, 2015


In a press conference held last week, Mrs Alexia Amesbury, the first female presidential candidate and lawyer gave a telling press conference late last week in which she spoke on diverse issues. Central to her discourse was the scourge of corruption. While everybody present was expecting the announcement of her running mate for the upcoming presidential elections, she was focused on ensuring that two ministers will have to resign shortly. She will provide all evidence of their corrupt practices in the coming days.

Corruption and allegations of corruption are not alien to the incumbent government though they have survived the storm thus far. Mrs Amesbury is sure, two ministers will not outlive the revelations she will make public.

In the meantime Minister Vincent Meriton’s daughter, Vladislava Vincentovna Meriton has bought land at Glacis; she is busy building. Going by her NIN number, she must have been made a citizen of Seychelles only three years ago. It is without doubt that someone high up the echelon of power has been behind the transfer because two portions of land (Parcels H10904 and H10906) had to be amalgamated into one (H10908) to suit lady Meriton. Minister Meriton, the papa of lady Meriton oversaw the whole transaction as per power of attorney vested in him by his daughter. Some people know how to get things done properly.

The PS that signed the document
While many Seychellois find it hard to buy land from government even if they have the cash, others manage to do so without much hassle. The 1851 square meters of land has been transferred for a sum well below the market value of land. Is this anomaly enough to request the resignation of Minister Meriton?

Source: Seychelles Weekly