Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 3 July 2015Posted: July 3, 2015
The principal news of yesterday came out late afternoon and here it is again in case you missed it …
The Vanuatu Parliament met late Thursday afternoon in accordance with court orders. Movers of the motion of no confidence in PM Sato Kilman, the MPs Edward Natapei and Ham Lini Vanuararoa, citing a lesser number on the Opposition side of Parliament, then decided to withdraw the motion against PM Sato Kilman. Parliament immediately closed. Daily Post tells us today the numbers were Government 29 and Opposition 23.
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Not a lot of world shattering news today …
Radio Vanuatu started with the Electoral Commission checking candidacy applications for the Luganville Municipal elections.
The Independence celebrations budget for the year is just VT 3 million, to economise in view of the huge outgoing as a result of cyclone Pam.
Daily Post has the Australian Governor General visiting Vanuatu’s post-Pam disturbed spots and thanking the volunteers. He also calls on that significant receiver of Australian assistance, the Vanuatu Women’s Centre.
Post also has Police intervening in a beachfront dispute between expatriates at Havannah Harbour.
And it reports Marcellin Abong being re-appointed to his old post as Cultural Centre Director, after a week or two as First PA Home Affairs, after his ministry has terminated the old Cultural Council board and set up a new one to reappoint Abong the same day as the new Board was announced. No interviews.