Vanuatu daily news digest | 28 July 2014Posted: July 28, 2014
Parliament met at 9 o’clock this morning with 33 for the Government side, 13 for the Opposition. The Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Rentabau Airport asked for a delay to have their report prepared. The review was, however, with MPs as the meeting started and they were given until 4 pm tomorrow to study it. Parliament was thus adjourned until late tomorrow.
Government has put out three MPs – Marcellino Pipite, Samson Samsen and Tony Nari – because of their support for the Opposition which has been trying to achieve a Motion of No Confidence in the Natuman Government. The news came at the same time as it was revealed on Yumi Toktok Stret that one Government MP had advised being offered VT 250.000 to change sides. The PM advised the three they are no longer part of his administration, that they should no longer sit with Government and that any political postings they had made would be cancelled.
Over a hundred fishermen were awaiting judgement in their claim against the Government at Dumbea Court House where they had been told to wait this morning for a 10 o’clock hearing. The hearing was, however, heard in Chambers.
The fishermen were told by their President to go peacefully and await the court’s decision in their case.