Special relationship: President Danny Faure and Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth
31st October 2017
The warmth of the relationship between Mauritius and Seychelles went up several notches during President Danny Faure's State visit.Mr Faure told a State banquet: “Our two nations continue to sha... more...
Balancing act: Everyone was putting on their best performance
31st October 2017
Festival Kreol is something very special in Seychelles and this year's event was another spectacular explosion of colour and sound.It is the biggest cultural event in the archipelago and was packed wi... more...
Campaigners: Alain St. Ange centre right, with Peter Sinon and other founding members of the new Seychelles Labour Union
14th October 2017
A new politically independent trade union has been created in Seychelles.The Seychelles Labour Union (SLU) was established following a meeting of a group of workers, and the self-employed.They include... more...
Victim: Alix Allisop was taken ill while assisting at the Indian Ocean Club championship (Photo: Courtesy of SNA)
14th October 2017
Plague has spread to Seychelles after claiming the life of dozens in Madagascar including top Seychellois basketball coach Alix Allisop.Authorities in Seychelles say a 34-year-old man was diagnosed wi... more...
12th September 2017
Crowds gathered in Seychelles to mark the first anniversary of the epoch-making National Assembly elections.Just 12 months ago the political landscape in Seychelles dramatically changed when the Oppos... more...
Peaceful protest: Demonstrators in Victoria demand that new presidential elections be held
12th September 2017
By Lewis BetsyJust when we seemed to be getting somewhere, the opposition groups in Seychelles look like they are returning to form – and heading towards self-destruction.This tremor comes, inte... more...
Changes: President Danny Faure with new media chiefs Berard Dupres, left, and Jude Louange
15th August 2017
By Lewis Betsy A big shake-up at the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation is a welcome move.There is now a new board and two chief executives.Such a move has been on the cards for quite a while an... more...
Honoured: Ambassadors Bernard Shamlaye and Marie-Pierre Lloyd with President Faure at State House
10th August 2017
Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the UK's previous High Commissioner for Seychelles, has been personally thanked for her work by President Danny FaureThe President welcomed Ambassador Lloyd and Ambassad... more...

The ceremony that shows politics can be a piece of cake

Here's a picture you could never have imagined being taken a little while ago. It features a group of men who once were politically daggers-drawn but are now all linking up to grab the handle of a giant knife to cut a giant cake.

Among the cake-slicers are, left, former President James Michel, in the middle, the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Pillay, and next to him the Leader of the Opposition Wavel Ramkalawan. The occasion at the Savoy Resort, Beau Vallon, was to celebrate National Day for the United Arabs Emirates – it was the 46th anniversary of the establishment of the Emirates on December 2, 1971.

Judging from everyone's expression, and clearly their willingness to be there, it just goes to show that for some people you can still have your cake and eat it.

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