APPOINTMENT OF THREE AD HOC JUSTICES OF APPEAL

The Court of Appeal of Seychelles seeks to appoint three ad hoc Justices of Appeal to hear an appeal de novo from a judgment of the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

An earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal in relation to this appeal has been declared null and void by a majority judgment of the Court of Appeal. The Court has also ordered that the said judgment be set aside and that the Court of Appeal should hear the appeal de novo.

Candidates should be or have been a Judge of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) or held high judicial office in the Apex Court in a Commonwealth country as an appellate Judge for at least ten years with experience in dealing with civil cases.

The Court session in this case is for one week and is expected to begin on or about 15th July 2022. The remuneration for the assignment will be £4,000 sterling. Seychelles will provide a business class ticket to successful applicants, as well as accommodation on full board basis and transport whilst in Seychelles.

 

The deadline for applications, which should be accompanied by a recent curriculum vitae and recent passport-size photo, should reach the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Appointments Authority by Tuesday 31st May 2022.

 

ADDRESS:

1st Floor, La Ciotat Building

Mont Fleuri

TEL:  +248 4322504

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Website: www.caaseychelles.com

THE CONSTITUTIONAL APPOINTMENTS AUTHORITY

A vacancy exists for the position of Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

The Supreme Court has original power under the Constitution to hear and determine civil and criminal matters, supervisory jurisdiction over other courts and Tribunals, and original and appellate jurisdiction as granted to it by the Constitution or any Act. A Judge of the Supreme Court may be co-opted to the Court of Appeal at the request of the President of the Court of Appeal to sit on specific cases where the Court of Appeal requires it. The Supreme Court also sits as the Constitutional Court of Seychelles to determine questions relating to the application, contravention, enforcement or interpretation of the Constitution.

Applications are invited from persons who are suitably qualified in law under Article 126(1) of the Constitution of Seychelles.

A person is suitably qualified for appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court if:

-The person has been entitled to practice before a court of unlimited original jurisdiction for not less than seven years; and

-In the opinion of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, the person has shown outstanding distinction in the practice of law and can effectively, competently and impartially discharge the functions of the office of Judge under the Constitution.

The selected candidate shall adhere to the provisions of the Constitution and Judicial Code of Ethics (both documents can be accessed on Seylii)

The salary, pension, gratuity, allowances and benefits attached to the position are set out in Section 9(1) of the Judiciary Act No. 9 of 2008, as amended by Acts 16 of 2009 and 28 of 2013.

The attention of applicants is drawn to the Constitutional Appointments Authority Rules on the “Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers” and Schedule 2  which can be viewed and downloaded under CAA Rules from the Authority’s website www.caaseychelles.com

Schedule 2 of the CAA Rules duly filled including CVs, legal qualifications should reach the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Appointments on or before Friday 20th May 2022

ADDRESS:

1st Floor, La Ciotat Building

PO. Box 1087,

Mont Fleuri

TEL:  +248  4322504

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Website: www.caaseychelles.com

Judge Samia Andre was sworn in as the Justice of the Court of Appeal in the presence of the President of the Republic Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan during a swearing-in ceremony yesterday morning at State House. Her appointment follows recommendations made to the President by the Constitutional Appointments Authority pursuant with Article 123 of the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles.

During the ceremony, Judge Andre took two oaths; the Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution and the Judicial Oath. In 2004, Ms. Andre was appointed as the Registrar General in the same Department. Ms. Andre is not new to the Seychelles Judiciary; she has previously served in the capacities of both Magistrate and Senior Magistrate. On 8 February 2015, she was appointed Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court to date.

Speaking during the ceremony, the President congratulated Justice Andre on her achievement and urged the younger generation to make full use of the opportunity available in the judicial field.

“I wish you the very best in the new task ahead. I have no doubt that you will discharge your new duties to the best of your abilities. I am hopeful that as we continue to work together to build the Seychelles that we all want to see everyone must continue to work hard

Speaking to the press after the swearing-in ceremony, Justice Andre said although the journey has not been easy she is proud of what she has achieved and she takes on these new responsibilities she will continue to uphold the very principles of justice as her guide.

The President’s Office has announced the appointment of the new Board of the Planning Authority and the new Physical Planning Appeals Boards

This is in accordance with the new Physical Planning Act, 2021 that has replaced the Town and Country Planning Act.

The Chairperson of the Board of the Planning Authority is Mr Cyril Bonnelame.

The other Board Members are:

Mr Patrick Lablache                             

Mrs Nanette Laure                               

Dr Jude Gedeon                                    

Mr Patrick Andre                                                 

Mr Wilson Nancy                                  

Mr Steve Mussard                                

Mr Barry Assary                                      

Ms Angela Servina, the Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio Member

Appeals Board

The Chairperson of the Physical Planning Appeals Board is Mr Patrick Nanty

The other Appeal Board Members are:

Ms Rightny Amade                                   

Mr Ashley Pothin                                      

The Members of both Boards have been appointed for a 3-year period effective from 15th April, 2022.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRPERSON, VICE-CHAIRPERSON AND ONE MEMBER OF THE SEYCHELLES BROADCASTING CORPORATION BOARD

Applications are invited from persons who are qualified under the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (Amendment) Act 2017 for appointment as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and one member.

Applications must meet the requirements set out in Section 3 (ii) to (iv) of the Act which are outlined below:

(ii) the Chairperson shall have knowledge or practical experience in respect of matters in either administration, management, broadcasting, education, literature or culture;

(iii) the Vice- Chairperson shall have knowledge or practical experience in respect of media;

(iv) the Member, shall have special knowledge or practical experience in respect of financial matters;

A person shall not be appointed as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or Member if that person-

is a member of the National Assembly;

is an office bearer or a member of executive committee of any political party;

is the owner, shareholder or manager of a media outlet including a production house or programme distributor who provides service through cable or internet;

is an employee of the Corporation or was an employee of the Corporation for any length of time within the three-year period immediately prior to the proposed appointment.

The term of office, salary, allowances of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and the Member   shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

The attention of  the applicants is drawn to the “Constitutional Appointments Authority ‘s Rules and Guidelines on the Selection and Appointment of  Constitutional Appointees (other than Judicial officers) and Appointees made under the Laws of Seychelles(Acts), which can be viewed  on the Authority’s website www.caaseychelles.com.

 

Applications including CVs, educational certificates and references should reach the office of the Chairperson on or before Friday 13th May 2022.

Applications may be submitted electronically.

 

ADDRESS:

1st Floor, La Ciotat Building

P.O. Box 1087,

Mont Fleuri

TEL:  +248 4322504

E: MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.caaseychelles.com

Useful links

www.ecs.sc -  Electoral Commission 

www.oag.sc - Auditor General

www.seylii.org - Seylii

www.attorneygeneraloffice.gov.sc  - Attorney General Office

www.statehouse.gov.sc  - State House

www.sbc.sc - Seychelles Broadcasting corporation

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