The Heads of States of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand came in person to farewell President Lonsdale. The passing of Vanuatu’s Head of State has also been marked around the world over the last few days. Here’s just a few examples:
In Sydney, Australia:
In Perth, Australia: Read the rest of this entry »
[Photo Gallery] Vanuatu’s Olympic team celebrates in Rio by cheering Brazil’s football team to victoryPosted: August 19, 2016
Members of Vanuatu’s Olympic team Yoshua Shing, Albert Iata, Joe Mahit and Ham Lulu are proud supporters of Brazil’s national football team, so when they got the chance to watch Brazil play Honduras in the Olympic football semifinal, oli stap jump. Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paolo followed the team and wrote a story (in Portuguese) about the their experience at the Rio Olympics. The six images below are just a selection from this story, there are more on their website:
‘Warm Waters’, a photo essay on climate change by photojournalist Vlad Sokhin, is the best piece of reporting on climate change in the Pacific we’ve ever seen, period. Sokhin’s images and text capture the grave threat climate change poses to the Pacific islands from sea level rise, hotter weather, changes to rainfall and stronger cyclones.
Please go and take a look at the photo-essay here, and encourage your friends to read it too!
On the 1-year anniversary of the most destructive cyclone to hit Vanuatu in living memory, we’ve assembled a gallery of photos and videos that retell the story of Cyclone Pam audio-visually.
Vanuatu kastom is alive and thriving in 2016, as displayed here in these images and video taken yesterday at the inauguration of the new paramount chief of Mangaliliu, Mormor (the fourth in the lineage).
Photography by Adam Trau and Rex Turi.