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…
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…

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was re-elected as leader of the South Pacific island nation on Wednesday, following a complex, chaotic election plagued by violence and allegations of ballot fraud. The nation’s Parliament elected O’Neill to a second…