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Mancham says every Seychellois must be proud of coast guard

April 1, 2010 -- Needless to stress, every citizen of Seychelles must be proud of the courage, bravado and overall gallantry of the Seychelles Coastguard generally, and the crew of the Topaz in particular, in this week's encounter with the Somali pirates, former President James R Mancham said in a letter to the editor published in Seychelles Nation today.

"This piracy business is no small deal. It is an affair of global dimensions which must be tackled effectively and more definitely by the international community and the big powers before it becomes worse," wrote Mancham.

Read Letter on Seychelles Nation