Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1058 ( Monday 14 March 2016 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG Land miting i harim ol sore stori long graon Updated 10 March 2016, 13:10 AEDT Sam Seke Miting blong Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance wea olketa holem disfala wik long Isabel Province long Solomon Islands, hemi herem sore stori blong olketa kastom landona olketa lusim finis nao graon blong olketa. Olketa wea […]

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu one year on

On March 13 last year, the most powerful cyclone to ever hit the Pacific smashed into the islands of Vanuatu, leaving 75,000 people homeless. At least 15 people were killed in the storm. One year on, the nation still faces many challenges. By Adam Connors, staff for Pacific Beat The leftover water in those creeks […]

Vanuatu one year after Pam: we need to talk about cyclones

Posted: March 13, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu |  A ni-Vanuatu father and daughter stand in the wreckage of their home after Cyclone Pam. Photo: UNICEF/Further Arts By Karen Allen Something is seriously wrong in the Pacific. The numbers speak for themselves; since 1970 only 11 Category 5 cyclones have been recorded south of the equator; two […]

No money, no poverty, just happiness, pigs and prosperity in Vanuatu’s traditional economy

On 07 Dec, 2011 By rait man By Kirk Huffman* The Republic of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific is classed by foreign economists as one of the world’s poorest nations. This mistaken view is only true if one believes that lack of modern money = ‘poverty’. Vanuatu consists of 83 inhabited tropical and semi-tropical […]

Putting a halt to the great timber heist in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2016 12:15PM Frederic Mousseau Previous Posts In a new report released last month, The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, the Oakland Institute exposed massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in the nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in Papua […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1057 ( Thursday 10 March 2016 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG land difens miting long Solomon Islands ( Solomon Pijin ) Updated 9 March 2016, 14:39 AEDT Sam Seke Miting ia i toktok strong olsem olketa tradisinol landona long rijin imas no lusim graon blong olketa long olketa forena o divelopa. Wanfala Sub-regional bodi olketa kolem Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance hemi gohet […]

How did Vanuatu, reliant on tourism, fail to maintain its main international runway?

Posted: March 9, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu |  Port Vila’s Bauerfield international airport: why has it taken so long to fix? By Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow in the Lowy Institute’s Melanesia Program and Matthew Dornan, Deputy Director of the Development Policy Centre Vanuatu is the 9th most tourism-dependent country in the world. The tourism sector […]

Stitches in Fijian chieftain time

 07/03/2016, Australia Rob Cromb, managing director of Kookai Australia, is sitting in one of the showrooms of his fashion business talking about love, life and the pursuit of happiness against the background of one of the toughest retail environments in years, including the global financial crisis. Business is not great in what Cromb describes as […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1056 ( Tuesday 8 March 2016 )

MELANESIA   Bonjour everyone, Hope you all good. A Chance to wish all the Woman & Family on VOM e-list , A Very Happy International Woman’s Day!  Kind regards- Phil   1) International Women’s Day International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is […]

Our art is valuable because it carries tradition, says Vanuatu artist

Posted: March 1, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu | Artist Simix Simeon at work in the studio: Photo: Awis Artists By Simix Simeon My name is Simix Simeon and I was born on the small island of Mataso in Vanuatu. I am the leader of an art collective from the Mataso community who live on the […]