Constitutional amendment requires referendum

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Chief Justice’s decision that any amendments to the Constitution regarding the Parliamentary Secretaries (PS) needed a referendum. While handing down the judgment yesterday, the Court of Appeal rejected the argument presented by the Speaker…
4 New Ministers in Vanuatu Parliament

Parliament has been summoned for a special sitting on Friday March 29, 2019. The special sitting was ordered by the Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Saimon on Wednesday, 20 March on the advice of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai. The main agenda to…
7th HoM discuss way forward for Vanuatu’s Foreign Policy

The 7th Heads of Mission (HoM) meeting commencing on May 7 to May 9 was officially opened yesterday at the Iririki Island Resort. HoM is an annual event that brings all Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consuls-General to discuss foreign and development…
Military base claims ‘speculative’

The Vanuatu Government has refuted claims by Fairfax Media in an article dated 09 April 2018, that it has been approached by the government of China in the pretext of setting up a permanent military presence in Vanuatu, further that preliminary…
Vanuatu PM rejects Kilman foreign policy advice

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has described criticism of his government’s foreign policy by his predecessor Sato Kilman as misleading. In comments to RNZ International this week, Mr Kilman suggested that the government was not being consistent with its foreign…