Ralph Regenvanu: Melanesian Values in National Statistics

The newly released “Well-being In Vanuatu” analysis report examines life quality through profiles of happiness, access, knowledge, physical health, and social resilience. The comprehensive report illustrates the diverse conditions conducive to living a good life in Vanuatu – insights that…
Vanuatu parliament brouhaha awaits court resolution

The Speaker of Vanuatu’s Parliament, Gracia Shadrach, has adjourned today’s session until Wednesday next week. Shadrach told parliament the adjournment is because of cases pending in the Supreme Court. This morning 19 government MPs returned after their seats had earlier…
PM AND DPM SEATS DECLARED VACANT

By Hilaire Bule – Vanuatu Daily Post Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Shadrack announced yesterday morning that the seats of 19 Members of Parliament (MPs) have become vacant. Shadrack said the 19 MPs’ own decision resulted in the vacation of their seats…
Interim President: Another bloody massacre in occupied West Papua

Media Statement Indonesian colonial forces have committed another bloody massacre, adding to the hundreds of thousands of West Papuans killed during six decades of occupation. The entire population is being labelled ‘terrorist’ and is at risk of being wiped out…
Judge stays Vanuatu Speaker’s move

Vanuatu Supreme Court judge, Justice Oliver Saksak, has granted a stay on the vacation of 19 seats in the country’s parliament. On Tuesday the Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Shadrack, declared the seats of the Prime Minister Bob Loughman and 18…
Vanuatu speaker sacks PM and 17 government MPs

The speaker of Vanuatu’s parliament has declared the seats of the prime minister, the deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The government had filed a motion to have the speaker removed; a feud which saw the MPs…
PNG: the hungry country

by Manoj K. Pandey, Stephen Howes Papua New Guinea (PNG) is often presented as a country with little hunger. The idea of “subsistence affluence” was developed in PNG in the 1970s to elucidate a situation in which people ate what they grew,…