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…
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…
Vanuatu to lose visa free access to the EU and UK

By  WIC News Reporter Citizenship by Investment Programme has become the hallmark for high net worth individuals to travel visa-free to countries that are restricted by their current citizenship. The Small Pacific nation of Vanuatu’s CBI programme is set to suffer…

Vanuatu’s prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua. During his speech in New York, Charlot Salwai lamented how some Pacific territories are yet to break the shackles of colonialism. Mr…

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The two governments made a statement which also noted that Indonesia had not yet given access to…

By Jason Abel, Port Vila, Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government has voiced great concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua and calls for urgent intervention by the international community. “While the deployment of military was deemed necessary to quell…