Dia be for democracy

Rolland Ratsiraka on the stage

Rolland Ratsiraka on the stage

Many many people are coming here into this place ( Ankirihiry market street) this last tuesday morning for democracy. After having heard Tana’s movement few days ago. which is leaded by Andry Rajoelina, the mayor of the capital who was fighting for democracy. This last tuesday was a time for Mr Rolland Ratsiraka. He was organising this ” Dia be”, literally mean ” Big walk” for asking a real democracy in Madagascar and indeed governement transition because he doesn’t want President Marc Ravalomanana governing any more. He said that this ” Dia be” is for starting before the second one which will take place at Barikadimy’s stadium this next sunday to prove that Tamatavians love one another and won’t never separated by anyone. Those must be done with calmness and in a normal ways. fire Normally, after Rolland Ratsiraka movement, there weren’t be any riot before sunday according to what he said during the ” Dia be”. But as we all know that, in such event like this, there is always someone who want to take an advantage of something like this to do something bad

Magro was on the fire

Magro was on the fire

to another person such as breaking a shop stores, robbing and so on.

After the “Dia be” movement, a very huge number of gangs bands were going together to fire a BIANCO office after having stolen all the things in and at the same time MAGRO Tanambao 5, which belong to President Marc Ravalomanana.

Only in this day, many many of stores are already broken here and that was nonstop during one and half day. So since for yesterday here in Tamatave, it looks calm but some say that, they will continue their strike this saturday, and of course sunday, again Rolland R will be on the stage one more time. Until now, we don’t know haw many exacty had already died but the thing that I can say, it already more than ten persons because of civilians and policemen contact.

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So here, life is getting more and more difficult because many people didn’t expected this political problem. Now, we live under unsecurities, all the price of the products for people first necessities are increasing, sometimes, people couldn’t find what they’re going to eat. Until now, we don’t know when exactly it will be end up. Madagascar needs as a quick as possible solution now%

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New year’s wishes

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This last week, the transport minister and also coach minister of Atsinanana region, Mr Botozaza Pierrot was in Tamatave. Tamatave is the town where he is from. For the Malagasy people, the new year’s whishes is like a kinds of custom. And this minister was presenting the government whishes to all the Tamatavians citizens. In Tamatave 1st, there is five differents << Fokontany>>’s union in which he offered three zebus and three tons of white rice each from the government for whising and encouraging Tamatavians to continue their great effort for the development of Tamatave incuding Tanambao 5, Ambodimanga, Anjoma, Ankirihiry and Morarano <<Fokotany>>’s unios. This event leaded by Mr Botozaza Pierrot was assisted by Atsinanana region chief, Mr Andriamorasata Julien and the mayor of Tamatave, Mr Rakotomanana Gervé.

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This official visit of minister Botozaza Pierrot is also the time when he profited to talk about the government political for the development of Madagascar and as well Tamatave, the town chose by President Marc Ravalomanana as an economic capital of Madagascar. So he met to the six Universities President of six Universities in Madagascar to discuss about LMD, is the new education systems which must be started this next school year.

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Also he met to all journalists in Tamatave with SPAT ( Societé de Port Autonome de Toamasina) President at Bateau Ivre hotel this last friday. Because in term of development of Madagascar, this big Port is our economic lung, so whithout this Port, our economic situation will be in dangered. He mentioned that, this year is the year of works and development. if we talk about development, the journalists also have a very heavy tasks for the development, because they have to inform all the news happen in the country but only must to be honest ( tell the truth).

dscn1850At the end, he invited all Tamatavians to focus only on the development of Madagascar but not wasting time on political conflict. Madagascar needs all of us as he said.

Now I let you enjoy the Tangalamena ( wise and oldest people) impressions in Morarano Fokotany union after having three  zebus and thre tons of white rice from Malagasy government

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COSTA DAY

Costa day

Costa day

Two years now, we have Costa crociere two times a month here in Tamatave. Last year, we had Costa marina crociere and this year we have Costa Europa. Oftenly, they pass here in Madagascar coast in a hot season period because it is very cold in Europa. So they are going to warm themselves. As you know Madagascar has a lot of wondrerful place for tourists in which there are a lot of beautiful places and endemics species of fauna and flora. Costa Europa have chosen to visit Nosy be, Diego and Tamatave before leaving for << La Reunion>>. Now it is Costa day here in Madagascar.

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Costa day1

If we talk about Costa crociere in Madagascar, not only Tamatave’s but also Nosy be and Diego’s people couldn’t wait for the next visit of them. Why? because during the Costa visit, many people are going to profit for their own business. It gives Madagascar’s economic better health. During Costa day also Malagasy people and the tourists as well are feeling happy because it’s our very big opportunity to make an exchange. In term of tourists, they can discover 13 species of lumers in 71 species which are exist in Madagascar; 3 species of reptiles; birds; around 40 species of medicinal plantes; and so on… only in half day and in Tamatave. Remember that, they are all endemic species in Madagascar.

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cosat day2

In term of tourism in Madagascar, Many foreigners also are really interested not only for the endemic species but also our ancestral culture. We’re among of the country which are rich of it including our <<Vako-drazana>> literally translated like ancestral songs. This bands of artists is among of the most famours group who are practicing an ancestral songs. I’m telling you that they are so talented, and Cosat day is the time when they can show their talents to the people around the glob.

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Costa day3

Costa day3

If we talk about tourism, don’t forget the tourguides. There are four guides assiciatins here in Tamatave but RAVINALA guide association in which Théophile and I belongs is the most famous one. This association speaks: French, English, Italiano, German, Arabic, Russian and why not Malagasy. We have 31 members in this association. RAVINALA has a very knowledgeable guides. So if you’re aiming to visit Madagascar don’t forget to contact RAVINALA.

Ravinala guides

Ravinala guides

2009 New year’s eve in Tamatave

Like usual, here in Tamatave, many families are getting together to wait for the December 31st midnight, the time when all the families are starting to celebrate the new year.

But Tamatave’s tourguides were waiting for it in a different way. This last day of 2008 year, we had a biggest COSTA EUROPEA CROCIERE with 1700 packs from all around the glob. That required a lot of differents quality of tourguides such as: French guides, English guides, Italian duides, German guides, Spanish guides, Russian guides,….

Personally, this time was quite different for me. Why? Because I always used to guide an Anglophone people but this time was an Italian people. Before, I was afraid, I didn’t expect that I could manage to speak Italian during all along the day. Yeah, I still got some problems sometimes but it was OK. They were feeling alright to have me as their guide. It was my first time to guide an Iralian people but it was great.

As I told you from the beginning that, it’ quite different. As you know, it’s very nice to be with the family during such event but all the guides who were working in COSTA EUROPEA, instead of having fun with our families, we were all with our clients to have fun. We’re leading them to visit IVOLOINA ( the village where we can find a very

Costa Europea

Costa Europea

famous botanical park here in Atsinanana region), and to let them enjoyed the Tamatave tourtown. Indeed, we’re all with our clients to look at the fireworks on the beach at night before they are leaving for ” La Reunion”. All of the tourguides and the tourists as well shared one another our happiness to see the beginning of 2009 (the new year). This very special event will stay in my memory forever. I was feeling like I’m with my family because we shared one another the best of ourdelves during all along the day. In term of atmosphere, I do hope that the next visit of COSTA EUROPEA here in Tamatave on 14th of this January will be the same of I felt to the Italians people. They are so kind and special “Coucou” for my smallest client called SIRIA, was becoming very close friend to me: Alla prossima volta la mia cara piccola SIRIA.

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In summary, they were all enjoyed their visit here in Tamatave because, the new year party preparation gave a new looks of Tamatave, it was and will be always nice looking aspecially along the independence avenue. And also, we, the tourguides were enjoyed with them as well. I do hope that this new year will bring us the best of our lives. One little message to end this: ” Le vacanze non durano tutta la vita”. Tanti auguro allora. Felice anno e buona fortuna a tutti!!! Bacione!!!