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How much more debt do we succumb to before we have the courage to say ‘No to Debt’ or ‘Wait’? Will the world end tomorrow if we did not get all the infrastructure and ‘big debt’ projects up and running now?

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During question time in Parliament this week a State Minister was asked why there was no police officer at a certain post since the beginning of the year.

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China’s growing influence in Vanuatu and recent spikes in Chinese aid to the country have triggered some interesting counter-responses from our traditional partners.

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Vanuatu celebrates the global day of parents today. It could have turned out a very bleak and sour week had the decision of the courtroom gone haywire.

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Not content with watching our elections and those of our Pacific island neighbours, I also kept a fairly close eye on the Australian federal elections that took place last weekend. Given that Pacific policy was one area where there were some key differences between the two major parties, the…

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Unexplained Wealth (UW) is a sensitive subject, but a silent killer. When nothing is said or done about it, termites in the system flourish.

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Vanuatu goes to the polls in 10 months time. We are on political countdown trail, and the heat is on. It’s indeed a race, either to the top or a race to the bottom and eventually to oblivion, for many. Next year (2020) will be a very significant one for us in many respects: Vanuatu celebrate…

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Like this Indonesian teenager who got lost at sea in late 2018 and spent 49 days adrift out in the vast ocean in a ‘fishing hut’, a lot of our youths are too. But they are ‘lost’ in a slightly different way – adrift on the waters of uncertainty.

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There is so much pain and premature death all around us, yet we are surrounded by some of the best medicinal foods the world has ever known. Could the reason be a reflection of the old prophet’s predictions – ‘my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…’ (Hosea 4:6)? Or are we plainly and…

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Probably the toughest gig a journalist gets is covering the death of someone who was not only an historical figure, but who was known to us.

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The Daily Post first reported the details of the Labour (Work Permits) Act only after it was passed in Parliament. This was the first chance for the public to see what was in it.

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There are some who will look at 2018 with nothing but rue and regret. For the people of Ambae, exile from their home has torn at the very fabric of their society. A few businesses have thrived, but many have struggled. A few have failed.

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The article below is written by an Ambaen intellectual who predicts new challenges to be faced by the chiefs and their people of Ambae now living on Maewo. He says it is a wake-up call for the Government to place its decision under a microscope now to make sure it does not backfire on the in…

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Food and nutrition security are the focus of the first goal of the ‘Environment’ pillar in our National Sustainable Development Plan. It does not make a specific reference to urban food security. It does use terms such as ‘for all’ to make it clear that the importance of ensuring and improvi…

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Two days ago, the government of Nauru released a statement confirming that they would not grant access to the Pacific Island Forum to any reporter working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This decision is wrong, and it cannot go unopposed.

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The present Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) has described the situation of VBTC, when he inherited the public broadcaster, as “dire” and one of “financial insolvency”.

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The China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation, or CCECC, this week announced the first elements of their ring road rehabilitation project. It’s necessary, but it won’t be pretty. The project’s Operations Manager, Ellie Bowden, was frank in her assessment. “It’s going to be shock a…

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A Vanuatu-based company is claiming that Australia’s headline-driving Coral Sea Cable joining Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia may be driven more by political concerns than actual business sense.

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