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In the aftermath of an eye-opening exchange in Parliament between deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman and Agriculture Minister Matai Seremaiah, people are left asking if their life savings are secure.

  • By Opinion by Harrison Selmen, Suva, Fiji
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While social media platforms are excellent tools for people to socialize and get connected with other people, the rate at which people are abusing Facebook is increasing at an alarming rate.

  • By Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin
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On 23 September, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department raised the alert level for Ambae’s Lombenben volcano from three to four.

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You might have noticed that a lot of women were posting the words ‘Me Too’ to their social media timelines this week.

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The Australian Senate acquiesced yesterday to the ABC’s decision to ignore its own charter and kill its shortwave service. Nick Xenophon’s amendment bill requiring the corporation to reinstate shortwave died in committee.

  • By Yasmine Bjornum
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In June 2017, Vanuatu launched the first drone trial in the Pacific to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines.

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I reported an image to Facebook for review the other day. It had nothing to do with what’s happening here in Vanuatu. It depicted the blood-soaked, headless body of a child.

  • By Yasmine Bjornum
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We live in a society that refuses to hold men accountable for their actions. It’s widely accepted to blame women on the violence and humiliation inflicted upon them, as was the case of Alice Karis, a staff member of Warhorse Saloon Bar.

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Information was well delivered, people were informed, they responded positively which saw one of the biggest crowd present to farewell the country’s late President, Father Baldwin Lonsdale who passed away on June 17, 2017.

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We’re all guilty. At one point or other in our lives, we’ve lost the plot, spit the dummy, gone absolutely spare with rage and vented it all in an epic splurge of venom onto the internet for the entire world to see.

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Alice Karis was killed because of pointless violence. Robson Mariki too was killed by pointless violence. And now, a vocal minority of hotheads want to add to it again.

  • By Dan McGarry
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UNICEF, DFAT partner with Vanuatu on a world-leading exploration of medical drone technology

  • By Matthew Dornan
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In April this year, trade ministers from Australia, New Zealand and 12 independent Pacific island states agreed to a regional trade agreement, the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus, to be signed in June—thereby bringing to an end almost a decade of sometimes acrimon…

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Every bar has one. That guy you used to admire. He was an athlete, a soldier, a gentleman and a scholar. He didn’t suffer fools gladly and he treated women and children like people.

  • ProMedical Rescue’s Troy Spann, talks road safety
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It was Clare Moloney who originally came up with the initiative for ProMedical Rescue to be proactive in raising awareness for Road Safety rather than just attending vehicle accidents when called upon.

  • Commentary by Witold Redel, France
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Elena and I got married on the second last day of 2015, just a few days before she began her MBA in January. We had met four years earlier, in London, at an expats meeting, and we’re now living in Paris where I work and where she would be studying.

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Vanuatu’s annual tourism survey is funded by the Inter-national Finance Corporation, the commercial arm of the World Bank, and compiled and analysed by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute and AUT

  • Dan McGarry
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The Department of Finance and Treasury publishes regular financial reports, and perhaps the most useful for average voter are the monthly budget summaries. They provide a useful yardstick to measure the government’s performance overall.

  • Opinion by Harrison Selmen,
    Suva, Fiji
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Vanuatu’s public assets will lose their beauty and value and continue to deteriorate and depreciate to a poor state if people continue to vandalise public assets without being cautious and responsible enough to care for them.

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The Port Vila Urban Development Project—or the most publicly visible parts of it, at least—have been subjected to withering criticism of late. Recently, the government has taken steps to bring the project’s many stakeholders into line, and to avoid letting the situation deteriorate any further.

  • Commentary by Harrison Selman, Suva, Fiji
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Respecting women in our society is not about making women superior over men but it is simply about treating women equally and fairly as men.

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On the way to work last week, a Jeep was festooned around a lamppost at a busy junction. Its license plate suggested that at least at some point in its existence, it had belonged to a boutique car rental agency. It had no roadworthiness sticker.

  • By Yasmine Bjornum
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In April 2016 a young girl died after jumping out of a moving bus in Manples, Port Vila, to escape sexual harassment from a bus driver. Barely a year later, a bus driver has raped a teenage girl on the road near Stella Mare while traveling to Teouma last week.

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Emily Bell, head of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, is one of a vanishingly small number of people who really gets the bigger picture of technology and journalism.

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There’s an increasingly commonly refrain circulating these days. It was best summed up by US President Donald Trump in a recent speech: “as you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth.”

  • By Tess Newton Cain, TNC Pacific Consulting
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In my recent ‘Pacific Predictions’ I noted that in 2017, the Government of Australia will prepare and release a white paper on foreign policy.

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Back in 2004, I got trapped on the island of Ambae by cyclone Ivy. Over the course of about 48 hours, the storm managed to pinball its way down nearly the entire Vanuatu island chain. I spent a very long day and night in a rather aged—and wet, by the end of it—cabin with three good friends. …

  • By Tess Newton Cain, Principal
    of TNC Pacific Consulting
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There have been a couple of stories recently about kava exports and one of the questions that comes up is monitoring exports to make sure that the material that is leaving the country is of the right standard. The following extract from one such story stood up and waved a big red flag in my face:

  • By Douglas R Patterson DirectorIsland Property
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In the 28th December 2016 issue of the Daily Post, an article referred to the ongoing Commission of Inquiry into the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF)’s so called under performing investments, in particular the Ranch de la Bouffa purchase and management of the property since it was acqu…

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“SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS – WHAT HAVE WE DONE?”

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The last year or two have been a tough time for this country. We survived a cyclone that directly disrupted the lives of more than half the population.

  • By Yasmine Bjornum
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Vanuatu’s public transport system has many issues with two of the biggest concerns being the lack of regulation and public safety.

  • By Daniel J. Mitchell
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Vanuatu is one of the few places in the world that doesn’t have an income tax. This means no personal income tax, no corporate income tax, no capital gains tax, and no death tax.

  • By Yasmine Bjornum
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The history of Vanuatu’s beauty pageants dates back to 1980 when Ms. Alice Garae was crowned Miss Vanuatu Independence on July 30th 1980 — the very same day that Vanuatu gained independence.

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By all accounts, this current administration seems committed to stability, responsiveness and responsibility. Government agencies and institutions need to reshape themselves to support these efforts.

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