Vanuatu referendum seeks to instill stability after revolving-door governments

An upcoming referendum in Vanuatu to outlaw political-party hopping by legislators has sparked lively debate in the Pacific island country, which has faced three changes of government in the past year. Dissatisfaction

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Pacific women and online abuse

Fijian women are bearing the brunt of online abuse, says the country’s Online Safety Commission (OSC). The OSC says 61.44% of Fijian women experience this form of violence while men account for 38.56%. Facebook

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The National University of Vanuatu strengthens its digital services and invests in ICT technology to support students’ education

At the National University of Vanuatu (NUV), the year 2024 brings forth a new era for students with enhanced classrooms, improved internet connectivity, and expanded access to computers and laptops, ensuring success of

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Possible to have a Motion of No Confidence this year: Vanuatu Opposition Leader

The newly appointed Opposition Leader in Vanuatu and Member of Parliament for Port Vila, Ishmael Kalsakau has indicated the potential for a Motion of No Confidence against the Prime Minister if specific concerns

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National Referendum in six months: Vanuatu PM

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai announced in Parliament Tuesday that a national referendum is expected to happen within the next six months.   This announcement followed the unanimous approval of the

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Vanuatu political leaders in talks to form unity govt

Talks are underway in Vanuatu to try and establish a government of national unity. It comes after months of instability that has seen three governments in three months. Radio New Zealand reports that on Sunday, Prime

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Opinion: Basic but essential: Vanuatu’s proposed political integrity legislation

Vanuatu has had three different prime ministers since 4 September, and weathered several court challenges as politicians and parties battled for parliamentary supremacy. Vanuatu’s citizens have expressed their

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Fiji Airways announces payload limitations

Fiji Airways says flights to three Pacific Island countries will operate with reduced seating capacities due to prevailing seasonal weather conditions in the region. The airline says some guests and checked bags may not

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Thirteen Green Entrepreneurs from Vanuatu graduate from the Pacific Greenpreneurs program 2023

[Port Vila, Vanuatu, 23rd November 2023] – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) celebrated the graduation of its 2023 cohort of the

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Vanuatu politics: MPs make compromises to avoid dissolution of parliament

Politically the mood eased slightly Wednesday in Vanuatu after the President Nikenike Vurobaravu had ordered MPs to sort themselves out or he would dissolve the parliament. At a short, extraordinary session MPs voted to

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1,816 sign petition as effort to end Vanuatu political instability

Over 1,816 citizens representing different sectors and voices, going under the Movement Red, have signed a petition urging parliamentarians to urgently discuss and pass Bills addressing political integrity.  164 people

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We are sorry: Vanuatu MP Kalsakau

The  Vanuatu Opposition bloc has publicly apologised to the people of Vanuatu. Ishmael Kalsakau, serving as both the Member of Parliament (MP) for Port Vila and the President of the Union of Moderate Parties (UMP),

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