Vanuatu misses out on Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam; World War II museum gets go ahead in Luganville

Traditional canoes at yesterday's opening ceremony of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Hagåtña, Guam. Photo: Edward B. San Nicolas via Facebook

Vanuatu should have been represented: Traditional canoes at yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Hagåtña, Guam. Photo: Edward B. San Nicolas via Facebook

Politicians are blamed for the loss of the budget for Vanuatu to attend the 12th Pacific Arts Festival taking place in Guam. Cultural Centre (VKS) Director Lazaire Asal tells Jonas Cullwick in today’s Daily Post that the budget Read the rest of this entry »

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Vanuatu – the view from Guam

The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts opens in Hagåtña, Guam, overnight Vanuatu time. Here’s a segment from Guam television channel Pacific News Center introducing Vanuatu to a Guam audience.

Unfortunately, due to years of financial mismanagement and misappropriation at the Vanuatu Cultural Centre under the last administration, Vanuatu did not have sufficient funds to send a delegation to Guam this year.

More on the Festival to follow here this week. The Festival’s website is here.