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ISSUE N O 3228
Friday, april 29 2011
Vanuatu blong plei from namba tri ples tede
Govt may also lodge constitutional case: PM
By Royson Willie Prime Minister Serge
Vohor stated yesterday that the Opposition’s initiative to lodge a constitutional petition has prompted his government to look at doing the same but this time to ask the court whether the former prime minister was elected according to the requirements of the constitution. Vohor said when former Speaker of Parliament, George Wells, prevented the media from making a live coverage or covering the election of former prime minister Sato Kilman, many people did not know that the election was not done through secret ballot as required by the constitution. He said while the public did not witness this, the MPs in parliament witnessed what happened. He said the former prime minister was declared unopposed by the Speaker and declared as prime minister without fulfilling the requirements under Article 41 of the constitution which states that the election of a prime minister shall be made “by secret ballot”. PM Vohor said he does not have anything against former prime minister, Sato Kilman, but because of the issue of legal challenges to interpret the constitution, he believes this is one area that needs clarification. “I am thinking of finding a lawyer to file a case in court to interpret the powers of a prime minister who was elected through the process of voting and that of a declared prime minister who never went through the voting process. “This does not need a commission of inquiry into it because all of us leaders of this country were in parliament at that time and we witnessed it,” Vohor said. Meanwhile, the prime minister announced that his government will be appointing independent Commissions of Inquiry (COI) that will look into outstanding issues that include that of NISCOL, threats to press freedom, and the copra subsidy. o To Page 2
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… 12 applicants crossed out in urgent Constitutional application as Supreme Court sits to interpret ‘absolute majority’
By Jane Joshua T he S upreme C ourt
Constitutional or unconstitutional?
removing the First applicant (MP Sato Kilman) as Prime Minister of Vanuatu dated April 24, 2011 as ‘unconstitutional and of no legal effect.’ The Appellant’s legal counsel Thursday afternoon agreed that the first Constitutional application was not valid after the lodging of the amended constitutional application filed on Wednesday April 27, and asked that the court intervene and interpret the question of absolute majority. Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek reflected that there two different scenarios here- fundamental rights and breach of constitutional rights. In consideration of the Prime Minister’s fundamental rights and provisions in the constitution Opposition leader MP Kilman is maintaining infringement of seven sections in the Constitution, these are section 39(1), 49 (1), 43(2 and 3) and 5(1) d which in response the respondent’s legal counsel said that in light of the urgency of the case time is needed to get detailed extractions from the Speak-
sit 2pm today to hear a further amended urgent Constitutional application lodged by the Opposition bloc, applying in essence that the decisions of the First Respondent (Speaker of Parliament) and Second respondent (Republic of Vanuatu) in declaring and
er of Parliament. In deliberating the process and relevance of the 12 Opposition MPs who are the second applicants, the infringement of constitutional rights and that they were appointed by the Prime Minister, they were removed as second applicants in the case. o To Page 2
[ 2 ] vanuatu Daily Post | Friday April 29, 2011
Motalava implements its Disaster Action plan
Govt may also lodge constitutional case: PM
o From Front Page He said the Council of Ministers has agreed in principle that the persons that will be in the COIs will be professionals and know what they are doing but not those who have conflicts of interest or have outstanding in the institution that will compromise their position. These he said may include academics and those who have knowledge of the Companies Act, which companies such as NISCOL are registered under. He said if this independent COI finds that there are areas that need needs the attention of the law then so be it as no one is above the law. In the area of press freedom, Vohor said being one of the leaders who initiated Comprehensive Reform Program (CRP) of which one of its principles is good governance, the people must be shown a good example of how a country is governed where people know that their rights are protected. He said it is true that media must always be balance in their reporting but he is one of those that supports press freedom. He said reports that a media organisation is looking at bringing in an overseas prosecutor to deal with its case is a serious issue that does not reflect well not only on the government but the law-enforcing arm of the government. He said if there are setbacks, especially in the judicial sector that prevent the law to take its full course then he will make sure these obstacles are removed.
Motalava in Torba province have realised the importance of natural disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation. The community disaster action work was taken place during the second week of April in the village of Nereningman and in Rah Island. The activities carried out were: the replant of trees on the coastal line, the digging of drainage in flood prone areas and the creation of rubbish disposal. Chief Laurent Jean, chairman of Motalava council of chiefs, said that Vanuatu Red Cross engagement with his people in Motalava is crucial as it helps educate the community to not only focus on development but also to consider disaster risk that the community is exposed to as part of their own development. The community disaster action plan are integrated into the chief’s 10 years work plan and thus much focus is now put in place to ensure full completion of the action plan implementation. The three targeted communities in Motalava have inserted the action plan into the chief yearly plan. The days allocated to the chiefs are Monday and Friday. However, the chiefs have agreed that the action plan be implemented as soon as possible to increase the community resilience. The communities of Motalava are
The community of Rah working on their newly evacuation route overwhelmed with community commitments and it is for these reasons the chiefs have allocate a day to the community to work on their action plan. All Community Disaster Committee’s Chairmen work closely with the chiefs to ensure that the chiefs are well informed of the activities. It then becomes the duty of the chiefs to make the announcement in the village to make people aware. The last announcement is done on Sunday during the church service by the church representatives. The people of Motalava are known for their willingness and enthusiasm when it comes to community activity. The people highly respect and cherish the chief’s decisions which therefore become a bond of solidarity between the chiefs and their people. T h e c o m m u n i t y, w i t h the strong support from the chiefs, is very involved in the implementation of their action plan. The involvement of women during the implementation of the action plan varies according to the intensity of the workload. However, women express their participation in different ways such as preparing of foods for men who work or they would bring water to men when they are thirsty, etc. The chiefs of the communities in Motalava acknowledge and praise the Vanuatu Red Cross for supplying to them the disaster tools which the community was able to use to implement the disaster action plan. The chiefs encourage the community to always prioritise and consider the disaster action plan of the three communities to ensure that it is being implemented for the benefit of the community. This project, funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department, has the objective of limiting the vulnerability of outlying, inaccessible and resourceless communities.
o From Front Page “The urgent (amended) constitutional application filed on 27 April, raises important constitutional and fundamental rights in the constitution,” the Chief Justice said. “In particular the executive government and legislative branch, warranting urgent attention by the Supreme Court hence the following management orders are issued: “The Appellant’s counsel to serve in sequential relevance the amended urgent constitutional application.
Constitutional or unconstitutional?
“The Appellant’s counsel shall file and serve a further amended urgent constitutional application, with the constitutional provisions that are alleged to have been infringed in relation to the first applicant by 5pm Thursday (yesterday).” “The 2nd Applicants in the amended application are no longer parties in the nature of this constitutional case,” and “The respondents’ legal counsel will file their sworn statement(s) and file their response at 10am today.”
Compiled by Thompson Marango V anuatu will be joining
Vanuatu to celebrate people and forest
that have been identified to be promoted; importance of the forest, ways to protect and develop forests and their resources, the importance of reforestation, and the proper ways to plant trees. The importance of forests Forest which covers a third of our planet’s land fulfills many roles such as providing renewable raw materials and energy, maintaining biodiversity, and protecting land and water resources. To mention a few major ones, forest is the source of food, clean water, clean air, shelter, shade, firewood, etc… According to facts, the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people depend on forests, over 40% of the world’s oxygen is produced by rainforests, forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, more than a quarter of modern medicines, worth an estimated US$ 108 billion a year, originate from tropical forest plants. Protect and develop the forest Due to their importance, forests have to be protected to ensure the sustainability of its benefits. To mark the International Year of Forest people are encouraged to take care of the forests by minimizing forest clearance. Avoid making gardening on hilly places, because cutting down trees in such areas can lead to landslides. Trees along riverbanks and river mouth should not be cut down. Reforestation Reforestation is the restocking of existing forests and replanting of tree that have been depleted, an effect of deforestation. Reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from
Forecast for today:
other countries around the world to celebrate this year 2011 as the International Day of Forests. The launching will be officiated today at the Le Lagoon Resort in Port Vila. The launching will kick start activities that Vanuatu will be implementing to raise awareness about the three main goals
the air, rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber. 2011 was declared as International Year of Forests by the Unites Nations General Assembly to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
Courtesy Vanuatu Meteo Office Call 22932
Yesterday’s recorded weather variables (8am-8am)
A low pressure, north of New Zealand, extends a trough to the southeast of Vanuatu, while a ridge of high pressure exists over the southern group.
Cloudy conditions with few showers and thunder expected over the group. Light to moderate northeast, east and southeast winds persist throughout.
E/NE winds 12/17 knots expected over the northern and central waters while E/SE winds 12/17 knots over the channel and southern waters; light to moderate seas to 1.0 metre.
Rainfall (mm) Max. Temp (•c) Min. Temp (•c)
0.2 32.0 21.5 1.20
NIL 21.0 23.0 13:49 20:10
4.0 30.5 21.5
NIL /// 24.7 1.09 0.51
Trace //// 22.9
NIL 30.0 17.0
NIL 30.2 22.0
WEATHER REPORTS DAILY AT 6AM, 10AM AND 3PM FROM THE VANUATU METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
Today: 05-59 Tomorrow: 05-5
Today: 17-30 Tomorrow:17-30
TEL: 22932 WEBSITE: www.meteo.gov.vu
vanuatu Daily Post | Friday April 28, 2011 [ 3 ]
VP trial adjourned to May 16
…10 witnesses likely to be cross examine in VP case
ining only 10 of the 12 existing witnesses presented by the Claimant’s counsel. Defence lawyer Silas Hakwa told the Supreme Court that ‘it is likely’ that there are two who will not be cross examined, they are: Finance Minister and Efate MP Bakoa Kaltongga and MP for Maewo constituency Philip Boedero. From the claimant’s counsel, Edward Nalyal will be filing in three sworn statements by May 5, 2011, specifically: •Reply to sworn statement of Isabelle Kalo which was filed on April 27, 2011. •Statement of Jessy Dick in relation to the drafting of the VP Congress resolutions on Ifira and; •Statement of Christina W ilson in relation to the events surrounding the drafting of the Ifira Congress resolutions and new sub committees at the Ifira congress. The Supreme Court heard that the defendants will file and serve the sworn statements of Jessy Dick and Christina Wilson by May 12,2011.And the claimant will file and serve a sworn statement in reply (if any) by May 13. The defence legal counsel had no objection to the adjournment and indicated that it will be filing a reply to sworn
By Jane Joshua Chief Justice Vincent
Lunabek has adjourned the Vanua’aku Pati (VP) trial to May 16-23. Day three of the VP trial Thursday morning heard the defence counsel in the VP case indicating that there is a likelihood that it will be cross exam-
statements (II) and (III). Chief Justice Lunabek has indicated that the Court sees that the case must be sorted out as soon as possible thus the trial adjournment to May 16-23 while other matters on that date are put aside; hence the legal counsels are expected to be “on top of things”.
Labour Day Sunday, Monday declared public holiday
By Thompson Marango May 1, this coming
Sunday is Labour Day therefore the Office of the President of the Republic has declared that according to Public Holiday Act Cap 114 Section 3, Monday the 2nd will be observed as public holiday. This year’s Labour Day will be celebrated with the official launching of the first ever Tripartite Labour Advisory Council since Independence. Labour Commissioner, Lionel Kalwat is inviting all public servants who are workers themselves with their private sector colleagues to join the celebration and witness the official launching of the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council. To commemorate the day there will be a march at 8am led by the VMF Band from Trader Vic’s to Saralana Stage. Invitations have been sent out to all private companies to participate with their company banners and uniforms. All government departments are also asked to join in the march with their respective department banner if possible. Since it is a Sunday, the VCC will be conducting a mass service for all workers, employers and government at Saralana Stage at about 9.30am at the end of the march there will be refreshments and finger tips after the service and inspection of information booths erected by workers, employers and government for information awareness about tripartism and decent work.
Pacific Partnership 2011 program officially opens today in Luganville
Compiled by Colson Wari The official opening of the
Pacific Partnership 2011 program will take place today at the Subenatavuitano Nakamal at the Sanma provincial ground. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 10am with the inclusion of music and speeches by Vanuatu officials and the Pacific Partner 2011 commander. The ceremony will be extended to a reception onboard the HMNZS Canterbury, a New Zealand Defence Force frigate which arrived in Luganville Wednesday this week with supplies and military equipment including helicopters to be used during the six-week program. The military vessels have arrived in Luganville for the program which include HMNZS Canterbury which was first to arrive, USS Cleveland, HMAS Balikpapan and HMAS Betano. On board the USS Cleveland there is a total of 400 crew members, 2 Mh-60S helicopters, 1 land craft, utility, 57-ton trucks and four long wheel base jeeps and onboard the HMZS Canterbury there is a total of 100 crew, 1 SA0330 Puma helicopter(French detachment), 2 landing craft and 12 medium trucks. For HMAS Balikpapan and HMAS Betano there are a total of 13 crews with deployable geospatial survey team. The United States of America provide the largest number of medical personal with 130 person in the medical team, New Zealand has a total of 28 and Australia has a total of 19 person medical contingent. The partnership program have already started for the past two weeks with combination of Vanuatu Mobile Forces from Port Vila and Luganville teaming up with American and New Zealand personals to carry reparation and instalment of school facilities mainly classrooms and toilets at Banban, Kamewa and schools in the rural areas. At the conference organised with heads of the Public Service Department in Luganville Thursday and Capt Jesse Wilson, USN (Commander Destroyer Squadron 23) and his counterparts from New Zealand and Australiana stated they are excited and looking forward to working side by side with their Vanuatu counterparts to improve relationships as well to services in the communities and develop capabilities in coalition operations and disaster response. They also spoke highly of Santo’s history as it was biggest US military based in World War 11 and added Santo has a beautiful scenacery and friendly people. With all partner countries now have arrived in Santo, it expected Luganville is very busy and many people. Pacific Partnership is an annual deployment of forces from the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy (USN), in cooperation with regional governments and military forces, along with humanitarian and non government organisation. The deployment was conceived following the 2004 Indian Oceania earthquake and tsunmai, as a way to improve the interoperability of the region’s military forces, governments, and humanitarian organisations during disaster relief operations, while providing humanitarian, medical, dental, and engineering assistance to nations of the Pacific, and strengthening relationships and security ties between the nations. The deployment is typically based around an amphibious warfare vessel or hospital ship of the USN’s Pacific Fleet.
A custom land owner from Mele is making his point in no uncertain terms on this sign near Hideaway landing.
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"DEVELOPING ETHICS AND CITIZENSHIP IN VANUATU THROUGH AND WITH THE MEDIA" IS A PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION
Update on the Questions Transparency has asked over the last several weeks
1. Prosecution of people who assaulted Daily Post publisher: We understand that the accused that were photographed at the premises of the DP have been charged and should appear in Court. 2. Coroner’s Report: Death of John Bule in custody: We have written to the Police for an update on the case but we have not received any response. However, we can report the former Minister of Justice, Ralph Regenvanu confirmed that the Commission of Inquiry appointed last week will continue its enquiry into late John Bule's death and the Coroner’s Report recommendations. The aim of the Commission is to enquire into the extent to which the police and law enforcement authorities have complied with the recommendations of the Coroner and to a further extent, whether the Public Prosecutor has prosecuted anyone as a result of the said findings. The report is due in 7 weeks. 3. Blacksands and Paray Bay Fish Processing Plants EIA Report: Still no news from the Dept. of Environment following a further request for an update. 4. Disciplinary Action for Government Director for causing damage to G-Vehicle: Transparency sent a letter 2 weeks ago to the PSC for an update -. We have been advised by the PSC this week by telephone that they are still waiting for a report from the DG of Finance. PSC stated that it is at the discretion of the DG whether or not a report is filed. They also reported that it was only a minor accident and the picture taken and published in the media was a fake and this might be a reason why the DG is adamant to take any action. However, it was confirmed by the Daily Post that the picture published was sent to them by a staff from the Finance Dept. 5. The hearing of the corruption case against David Moses, the former land Officer was held on the 14th of April 2011 . The matter has been adjourned to 19 May 2011 at 9:00 am. 6. Ombudsman Reports: We have had no response from the Ombudsman’s office following a letter sent from Transparency requesting an update and why there has been no annual reports issued since 2002 from this Office. 7. ALAC: the complaint office of Transparency Vanuatu has a budget of only VT3.5 million per year with limited staffing. We can advise, the ALAC office is still currently receiving new complaints daily. 8. 8 Civil Cases: NO JUDGMENTS - We have written to the Chief Registrar (8 weeks ago) to enquire of the judgments reported on regarding 8 Civil Cases that should have been issued by the Court. We have received no answer. 1) Kalo –v- Kalo and Albert – Civil Case No. 111 of 2007 2) Land Appeal Case No. 58 of 2004 3) Civil Case 42 of 2007 4) Civil Case 24 of 2007 5) Civil Case 44 of 2008 6) Civil Case 17 of 1999 7) Civil Case 50 of 2006 8) Civil Case 36 of 2006 Other Civil Cases waiting for judgments: 9) Civil Case No. 294 of 2004 10) Civil Case No.188 of 2006 11) Civil Case No.3 of 2009 12) Civil Case No. 36 of 2001 13) Civil Case No. 205 of 2003 14) Civil Case No.112 of 1999 15) Civil Case No. 91 of 1999 16) O mbudsman’s Civil Case No.85 and 104 of 1997 17) Civil Case No.6 of 2008 18) Civil Case No.116 of 1994 19) C ivil Appeal Case No.31 of 2008 20) Civil Case 24 of 2005 21) Civil Case No.121 of 1997 22) Civil Case No. 157 of 2002 23) Civil Case No. 186 of 2002 24) Civil Case No. 3 of 2009 25) Civil Case No. 188 of 2006 26) Civil Case No. 294 of 2004 27) Criminal Case: PP v. Stewart McEwen Successful discussions have been held earlier this month with the former Minister of Justice and TV-ALAC staff. We can report all cases will now be followed up by the Ministry. We will keep you updated. 10 . Warrants of Arrest: The Supreme Court hearing was held on 11 April 2011 and will be called again on 3 May 2011. We will keep you updated following this hearing but still no arrests have yet been made NOR no Police attended the Court on 11 April 2011 to explain the reasons for the delay. If people are waiting for judgments or new cases to be scheduled, please contact us so that we may add them to the list. We will keep you updated whether Transparency receives any response.
TV staff member handing over T-Shirts to ‘Young Life’ Lead Singer Mr. Arno Robert (Right)
Transparency Vanuatu donate T-Shirts to ‘Young Life Band’
T ransparency V anuatu
would like to congratulate the ‘Young Life Band’ who were selected as one of the 3 Bands to win the International AntiCorruption Music Competition from 113 artists from 30 plus countries. This is a major achievement not only for the Band but for the people of Vanuatu. Transparency Vanuatu has been a long time supporter and advocator of Good Governance in the country and will continue to work together with youth groups such as ‘Young Life’ to continue to advocate these issues of good governance and anti-corruption throughout the country and beyond. Transparency Vanuatu’s ‘Youth for Change’ representative Tito Elise also accompanied the group to Kenya. Mr. Tito was accepted under the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network to attend the 2nd Annual Forum. In support of the Young Life Band, TV arranged the printing of T-shirts for the seven band members and presented these to the Group at their recent fundraiser. o To Page 6
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Dear Editor, Why can't there be raised hands in the election of Serge Vohor as Prime Minister? Did Royson Willie actually eyewitness Korman's vote for Serge Vohor? Did Korman tell Royson about his vote? If so, did Royson believe Korman's words? Jim.E.Taso Dear Editor, On Sunday 24 April, 2011 I listened to the selected MPs becoming Ministers and taking their oath of allegiance. I do not know whether they really know the true meaning of the words in the oath or not, because if they do the government would be stable during the term of 1 parliament. No they do not know the meaning of the oath. That is why Vanuatu has so many changes of government. MPs also take oath of allegiance after winning an election. They swear to treat everyone “without fear or favor” but what a bunch of lies. They do exactly the opposite for personal glory void of any public interest consideration. Personal and Political interest reign supreme in Vanuatu politics. I
Constant changes of government
say this because if you look at the campaign platform of all the political groupings you would see that they promise development. Successive governments have not demonstrated any major difference apart from the person being the Prime Minister and Minister so why the change? What are the major differences in political ideology? Non, non at all. Same number or more political appointees, commission of enquiry into the running of government companies and other petty politics such as sharing of salaries between nonon-location employees, number hustling like cattle rustling and continuous disregard of the oath allegiance by treating people with “fear and favor” the majority of time, times and time and times. But in Vanuatu petty politics back stabbing, sleeping with the torturers of our Melanesian brothers and sisters in West Papua, allowing political arm twisting by Australia, and many more political innuendos occur at the expense of the public purse. Vanuatu seems to have no principles any more. But we voted them into office and pay them for every bad thing they have done and continue to do. In fact they believe they are God's gift to Vanuatu and they could not be more wrong. Show them we are the boss in the next election or maybe the public will succumb to the same old “maus wora” again come next election. Thomson Pakoa Matokai Kokona
Editor's Note: When Serge Vohor was elected as Prime Minister, only 27 members of parliament were present in the parliament chamber after a roll call of MPs because the government side boycotted the election process. Only those 27 MPs went through the procedure of Secret Ballot including Speaker of Parliament, Maxime Carlot Korman. There were 26 MPs on the ﬂoor and the 27th was the Speaker of Parliament, Korman. There were 27 votes for Vohor as Prime Minister when the votes were read out in parliament. So the 27th vote was Korman's vote.
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vanuatu Daily Post | Friday April 28, 2011 [ 5 ]
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton today April 29 is likely to give Britain a much-needed boost, and herald the start of royal succession law reform. After years of economic woes, the highly-anticipated royal wedding has given the country a timely distraction: the king-in-waiting Prince William will finally make Kate Middleton his queen.
timing is right now,”
William said as he formally introduced his fiancee to the world. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, says the royal nuptials will be a “great day of national celebration”. “It’s great to have a piece of unadulterated good news that everyone can celebrate,” Mr Cameron said when asked about the need for Britain to come together in the wake of austerity measures. Previous royal occasions, such as that of Prince William’s parents Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, and Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 or the jubilees of 1977 and 2002, have seen huge celebrations across the country. Such events also generate greater interest in the royals, with the tourism industry expected to be a winner. Sandie Dawe, chief executive of tourism agency VisitBritain, says the wedding will be “an enormous boost” for Britain’s industry. She says monarch-related attractions usually generate more than $US800 million a year for the tourism industry. “We would expect that in a royal wedding year we would do even better than that. “Millions of people around the world are certain to see the wedding as the perfect moment to come to Britain to see the young royals.” David Cottle, a columunist with Dow Jones Newswires, says that with Britain “in trouble...it’s time to play the last ace.” “A royal wedding will be big money spinner for the UK economy,” he wrote. “Think of the memorabilia, the magazines, the tourist tat adorned with pic-
tures of the happy couple; billions of pounds worth coming up.” Royal succession The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has reignited Britain’s desire to reform ancient succession laws. Under the 300-year-old law presently in place, Prince William and his fiancee’s first-born son would eventually become king, even if he had an older sister. Under the 1701 Act of Settlement, male royal heirs have prior claim to the throne, which also bans the monarch from marrying a Catholic. Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the issue, saying it is a matter for the government. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne because she had no brothers. The prime minister says he backs changes to a law on royal succession and the Catholic marriage-ban. “In principle, I think both changes should be made,” Mr Cameron told BBC radio. “But it will take time because it’s not our decision, it’s a decision for others as well. “We ought to have proper discussions with other countries. “We have to recognise that the Queen is not only the queen of the United Kingdom but also of many other jurisdictions.” It remains to be seen what the future holds for Prince William and Kate Middleton, and indeed, a country struggling to come back from financial crisis. Apart from the predicted bad weather, there will be little gloom on Friday as Britain - and the world - raises a symbolic toast to the happy couple.
How many more Motions of No Confidences before the 2012 General Election?
o From Page 4 It has become a real concern that since 1991, an ongoing trend of both past and present governments stained by countless motions of no confidence is something we all should be concerned about. Even though we live in a democracy, why is it now becoming a habit for Vanuatu politics that whenever a government comes into power, we always have the Opposition, moving a motion of no confidence based on political power struggle for portfolios rather than for development needs of the people? This ongoing trend is seriously undermining the nation's progress and it does not look like it is in the interest of our national aspirations at all and the wishes of the voters who have put them there. It is evident among the ordinary Ni-Vanuatu that people are fed up of motions of no confidence in parliament for simply the abuse of tax payers' money, deteriorating trust of parliamentarians and less progress in development and peace. Unless parliamentari ans address this problem of political party instability by crossing floors, there will continually be increasing issues of governance crisis in the future and this ongoing trend of removing one government out and replacing it with another, will simply be the kind of politics that will never get this country any further. This is a serious matter to deal with because it will ultimately in the end, affect the kind of economic development growth that we aspire for and this means more taxpayers’ money will have to be drained. We need a government that is transparent, accountable, and one that respects the wishes of people. We need MPs who work together across party lines on behalf of all the Vanuatu people but not those that pursue their own personal agendas and greed. Vanuatu has a long record of instability and the motions of no confidences signify the abuse of parliamentary democracy that politicians have often taken advantage of over the years. In fact we have learned from previous and past political crises and from neighbouring countries, that whenever there is a weak political party system in place and rampant issues of corruption, it is likely that more bigger problems would occur that can lead to social unrest. Democracy indeed dictates economic prosperity but where is this promised prosperity if political party members keep on acting as if there is a personal war going on between two factions who have been all but caught up in their own personal disputes? It is important to learn from the past and to acknowledge that as a nation, it was because of our government's lack of good governance that had ultimately brought about the Comprehensive Reform Program (CRP) that have now put burden on ordinary people to repay the loan of Vt2 billion. Thus good governance is what this country needs in order for stability to occur and political parties stability in parliament, is where we should begin with. It is a trend that is weakening our resolve to political maturity and it will be our weakness in the face of increasing and mounting pressure, from our own personal demands and expectations upon the MP's in the future. People need to be aware that the more they elect MPs who are in the habit of crossing floors they risk effective government performance in the long run. MPs crossing floors and changing political affiliation unnecessarily and without legitimate reasons is just unacceptable. This ongoing political changes and maneuvering means allowing a downward spiral trend to develop with increasing risks attached to it. People need to know that every time there is a change in government, over Vt5 million of taxpayers’ money is spent to pay former Ministers and their staff. With the current political situation where numbers from the Government and Opposition side are fairly unstable, anything could happen with the possibility of another motion. In fact, there are two real practical solutions if we do not want this to continue into the future. It needs the political will of all political leaders to make changes in the Constitution that would cater for more stability such as limiting the number of political parties and provisions regulating MPs crossing the floor and also for voters to make wise and better choices when voting.
vanuatu Daily Post | Friday April 29 , 2011 [ 7 ]
Niue prepares for general election
Niueans go to the polls on
Saturday week but six of the 14 village seats have already been decided with just a single candidate contesting. The six are all current MPs - Andrew Funaki in Tamakautoga, Billy Talagi in Avatele, Vaiea’s Talaititama Talaiti, Liku’s Pokotoa Sipeli, Jack Willie Lipitoa of Namukulu and Fisa Pihigia of Tuapa. The chief electoral officer, Justin Kampala, says there are 17 candidates to contest the six common roll seats of the 20-member assembly. This group includes the premier Toke Talagi, cabinet minister Togia Sioneholo, the former high commissioner to New Zealand, Grace Sisilia Talagi, and veteran opposition MP , Terry Coe. A former premier Young Vivian faces two challenges in his seat of Hakupu.
Indian schoolgirl prepares for Australian lake swim
Hagar the horrible A 12-year-old Indian girl is
flying into Australia’s far north to swim twenty kilometres in a crocodile-infested lake. S w a p n a l i Ya d a v w i l l become the youngest person to take part in the Lake Argyle Swim on the weekend. The annual event will see more than 60 swimmers take to the lake, which is home to about 30,000 crocodiles. T h e e v e n t o r g a n i s e r, Taneille Anderson, says the Mumbai schoolgirl does not seem fazed by the prospect. “She is quite confident,” she said. “Her swimming history is amazing - she’s been swim-
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More than 60 people will swim Lake Argyle, which is home to about 30,000 crocodiles. [Department of Environment and Conservation] ming long distance since she paramedics will be on hand. was 8 or 9-years old, and her However, organisers say times are competitive.” the freshwater crocodiles are The swimmers will be fol- not considered a risk. lowed by paddle boats, and Radio Australia
Joan of Arc entered the city of Orléans. She would end its monthslong siege and would become known as the “Maid of Orléans.”
Rohfritsch relinquishes French Polynesia politics
French Polynesia’s former
economic reconversion minister, Teva Rohfritsch, has resigned from the assembly, saying he will pursue a career in the private sector. Mr Rohfritsch was sacked as minister by Gaston Tong Sang in March while attending an international conference in New Caledonia. After last month’s fall of the government, Mr Rohfritch was to be returned to his assembly seat in June but he has told a news conference in Tahiti that he won’t come back. He says the seat belongs to the Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party on whose list he was elected three years ago but from which he resigned in 2009 to stay on as government minister. After his sacking last m o n t h , M r Ro h f r i t s c h launched a citizens’ movement to express his frustation at the political impasse and urging for a way out of the economic crisis.
The Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish nationalists.
American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.
Japan’s Naomi Uemura, traveling by sled dog, became the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
Marshalls AG charges American lawyer with tax evasion
An American lawyer who
has worked in the Micronesia area since the 1970s has been charged with tax evasion by the Marshall Islands Attorney General’s office. The Prosecutor, Jack Jorbon, revised a tax-related criminal case against David Lowe, reducing the number of charges from 153 to 86. However, he added a new charge that aims to prevent Mr Lowe from practicing law in the Marshall Islands. Mr Lowe, who is based in California, is the lawyer of a former Marshall Islands President and paramount chief Imata Kabua. He has also represented many high-profile clients in the Marshalls when he was a public defender during the US administration of the Micronesia area when it was a Trust Territory. Mr Lowe is alleged to have paid no Marshall Islands taxes from 2005 to 2011.
Former Niue premier Young questions tourism plan
A former premier of Niue,
Young Vivian, says he has reservations about the major tourism development being driven by the New Zealand government. Tens of millions of dollars is to be spent to improve accommodation and infrastructure as the New Zealand government believes creating a viable tourism industry will give Niue independence. But Mr Vivian, who is running for parliament again in next week’s general election, is not so sure. He says to give a sense of confidence to the people that the country has a future he wants to help people repair their houses, encourage them to grow gardens and fruit trees, and not be reliant on outside help. “When you give a sense of independence, you give them confidence that they could stay here and survive here and have quite a peaceful way of life, but if you’re going to see the other people coming and taking the top jobs, managing the tourist industry and building buildings by people from overseas, we are going to be left behind, picking up the crumbs.”
Film director Alfred Hitchcock died at age of 80.
Pitcher Roger Clemens set a major league baseball record by striking out 20 batters in a regular nine-inning game. He repeated his feat in 1996.
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Tiny New Zealand island Tokelau is at the centre of the cyber crime world
has no capital, no
Evidence is emerging that some of the miners at New Zealand’s Pike River mine disaster may have survived the initial blast. Source: Supplied
Miners at New Zealand’s Pike River mine may have survived first blast, reports say
discovery of a
fully-clothed body of a miner in New Zealand’s collapsed Pike River mine has reinvigorated angry calls to “get our boys out”. The families of 29 men, including two Australians, killed in a series of methane blasts on November 19 say the revelation, together with news the mine’s firefighting box had been opened, was a “painful indication” the men may have survived the first explosion. “Hearing that has made us think ‘maybe there was hope, maybe we should have forced them somehow to get in there earlier and try to save them’,” spokesman for the families, Bernie Monk, said today. Mr Monk confirmed he had contacted the families of the two Queensland victims, Willie Joynson, 49, and Josh Ufer, 25, late yesterday to pass on the
news. “They were terribly saddened, as you could imagine,” said Mr Monk, who lost his son Michael in the South Island tragedy. “They were very grateful for the update and to be involved, but it’s ripped open the wounds really, and made them rethink what could have been.” A senior forensic pathologist has confirmed a video image taken in February looked like a fully-clothed person lying face down in the mine. Images also show a firefighting box had been opened, police said. This appears to contradict the findings at a January inquest that all the men died in the first blast. New Zealand’s Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls has stressed that the footage is hazy and more detailed cam-
era equipment imported from the US was needed to verify the find. “It is important to note that the images we currently have are not that clear,” Nicholls said. “More refinement and interpretation of what currently appears to be a body is needed.” But the local mayor, Tony Kokshoorn, who says he’s “always suspected” the bodies were intact, said all families and residents wanted now was to see the men brought out. “There’s been enough talking about this. Now we’ve got the proof it’s time to stop analysing this and that and get in there,” he said. The receivers of the Pike River company have said it was unsafe to enter, and have also indicated plans to sell the mine to another company which can
take on the complex task of body recovery. Mr Monk seconded the mayor’s call, saying “the families deserve it”. “It’s cruel to leave us hanging like this,” he said. Meanwhile, a royal commission of inquiry into the disaster is due to get underway in Greymouth on May 24. Set down for six months, the inquiry will investigate every aspect of the tragedy, from New Zealand mine regulation and geography to the formation and management of the Pike River mine, the explosions and the rescue efforts that followed. Commission chairman Judge Graham Panckhurst has said his mission was to “understand what happened at the mine, why it did happen and what can be done to prevent it happening again”.
airport and only 1400 people who call it home, but the tiny isle of Tokelau has become the cyber crime centre of the world. A new report by an international group tackling internet scams has confirmed that Tokelau, a New Zealand territory, has more malicious registrations under its .tk domain name than any other domain except .com. These fraudulent web addresses are used for phishing, where emails are sent to random web addresses in an attempt to steal banking information and other personal details. Tokelau sold its domain name to a Dutch company BV Dot TK, which provides the domain free worldwide, making it an easy target for scammers. “By offering free domain names, .tk has become the third largest country code top-level domain after Germany’s .de and Great Britain’s .uk,” the AntiPhishing Working Group wrote in its latest global report, released at a technology conference in Malaysia
this week. The report examined all phishing attacks in the second half of 2010 and found a “significant” number used the tropical nation’s domain. “While there were phishing domains registered across 183 top-level domains, 89 per cent were concentrated in just four: .com, .tk, .net and .info,” the report stated. About 80 per cent of Tokelau-registered names used for phishing were targeting Chinese institutions. Tokelau itself is not responsible for the problem. The sale secured islanders free high speed broadband internet without the hassle of policing their domain. Owner BV Dot TK appeared to be aware of the problem, admitting on its website: “we are used by fraudsters and we are very aware of this”. The Anti-Phishing Working Group said the e-crime landscape was a constantly shifting battlefield, where phishers were always moving away from well-defended sites toward ripe targets. “That makes free domains like .tk especially vulnerable to ongoing abuses,” it said.
China census shows population ageing and urban
census shows its
Dead 10m whale lures sharks to Newport Beach, in Sydney
u t h o r i t i e s a r e
considering cutting up the carcass of a 10m sperm whale, which is attracting sharks to Sydney’s Newport Beach. The body of the wedged amphibian has drawn schools of sharks to the popular surfing spot, forcing the beach to be closed. Local residents are flocking to the scene, but not for long, as the smell of rotting flesh wafts throughout nearby Newport village. Surf rescue staff are forbidding surfers from entering the water. The whale, estimated to weigh 12 tonnes, was first sighted off nearby Long Reef on Sunday. Sharks were spotted ravaging the carcass. The whale was without a tail and had chunks of flesh missing when it washed ashore on Tuesday morning. The National Parks and Wildlife Service has cordoned off the entrance to the rocks at
Authorities are considering cutting up the carcass of a 10m sperm whale, which is attracting sharks at Sydney’s Newport Beach. Picture: Will Swanton Source: Supplied the northern end of Newport Beach. Officials have hoped since Tuesday that high tides would wash the carcass back out to sea. That has not happened. Blood from the whale is running out to sea, luring sharks, visible from shore, to the area. A tug-of-war between National Parks and Wildlife Service, ORRCA and Broken Bay Water Police has caused the three-day delay in action. The Australian Online was told at the scene by a National Parks and Wildlife officer that the missing tail made it virtually impossible to tow. “Dissecting” the body is the most likely option for the 15-year-old sperm whale. It was measured at 10.1m on Tuesday but would be 12m with a tail. It was wedged into the cliff at the northern end of Newport Beach today.
population grew to 1.34 billion people by 2010, with a sharp rise in those over 60. Nearly half of all Chinese now live in cities and people over the age of 60 now account for 13.3% of the population, up nearly 3% since 2000. But the figures reveal that China’s population is growing more slowly than in the past. That could affect the economy, as the number of potential workers, especially from rural areas, could shrink. The proportion of mainland Chinese people aged 14 or younger was 16.6%, down by 6.29 percentage points from the last census, a decade earlier. The number aged 60 or older grew to 13.26%, up 2.93 percentage points. The census results also revealed that almost half of all Chinese - 49.7% of the population - now live in cities, up from about 36 percent 10 years ago. The government’s strict controls on family size, including its one-child policy for most urban families, have
reduced annual population growth to below 1% percent. The rate is projected to turn negative in coming decades. There has been growing speculation in the country’s media about the possibility that the government will ease the policy - introduced in 1980 as a temporary measure to curb surging population growth - and allow more people to have two children. As it currently stands, most urban couples are limited to one child and rural families to two. The average household now numbers 3.1 people, down from 3.44 a decade ago. Some demographers have said that the limits on family size may now threaten China’s economic future, with fewer people left to pay and care for an older population, as well as to work in the factories that have transformed the country into the world’s second largest economy. When China carried out its first census in 1953, it had a population of 594 million, less than half the current figure.
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[ 8 ] vanuatu Daily Post | Friday April 29, 2011
UK military in royal wedding rehearsal
Britain’s military has taken part in a pre-dawn rehearsal for Friday’s wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Up to 1,000 members of the army, navy and airforce personnel in ceremonial uniform paraded through London’s empty streets, along the procession route the newlyweds will take. Pilots taking part in the fly-over over Buckingham Palace have also completed practice flights. Meanwhile, members of the public have set up tents on the footpath outside Westminster Abbey, staking their claim for the best view on Friday. Two billion others are expected to watch the royal wedding from the comfort of their couch. Fifty heads of state will be attending the ceremony. Scotland Yard says anyone who tries to disrupt the wedding will face a ‘robust’ response. Radio Australia
IN a surreal moment in US
Obama slams birth claim 'silliness'
US President Barack Obama makes remarks to reporters about the controversy over his birth certificate and true nationality at the White House. Source: AP
UN finds human rights violations in Libya
A United Nations team visiting the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to investigate human rights violations during the current conflict says it has already found evidence that they have occured. However, the UN says it has not drawn up conclusions on who is responsible. Residents say forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Moamar Gaddafi, are surrounding towns in the west of the country, cutting them off from food, water and fuel supplies. Libyan officials have denied they are targeting civilians, saying they are fighting armed gangs and al Qaeda sympathisers. They say they will co-operate with the UN investigation. The head of the UN team, Cherif Bassiouni, says there are many questions that need answers. “The commission of inquiry is here to find out from the Libyan Government side what its position is with respect to several types of violations,” he said. Radio Australia
political history, President Barack Obama has released his birth certificate and slammed rumours that he is not American born as distracting “silliness”. Obama tried to quash conspiracy theories that have raged since he was a little-known candidate, which are gaining traction again, fanned by figures like billionaire mogul Donald Trump as the 2012 White House race begins. In a moment when the modern media culture of online rumour and reality shows clashed with the sombre pageantry of the presidency, Obama appeared behind a podium in the White House briefing room to address Americans. “I’m speaking to the vast majority of the American people, as well as to the press,” Obama said, branding the row as a distraction from serious issues. “We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do,” Obama said as television networks broke into regular programming to cover the statement live. The US Constitution specifies that presidents and vice presidents must be “natural born” citizens of the United States and conservative pundits have fanned the controversy to raise questions about Obama’s political legitimacy. The rumours have morphed from the rightwing political fringe into the centre of the US political debate: a recent CBS/ New York Times poll found a quarter of Americans incorrectly thought Obama was not US-born. But the president, who confessed he was bemused and puzzled by the controversy, said that America
Australian PM’s North Asia tour ends
The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has flown out of Beijing at the end of her North Asia tour. Ms Gillard visited Japan, South Korea and China during her sevenday visit to the region. She told Australia Network’s Newsline she has raised the issues of future trade, investment and defence in all three countries. “I think when we’ve talked about the future, the perspective being brought to it by those I’ve spoken to in Japan, South Korea and China have all been a perspective of looking to future growth,” she said. Ms Gillard has met with the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, in Beijing and discussed greater defence co-operation between the two countries. Ms Gillard has also overseen the signing of a number of economic agreements with China, including a new deal to increase tourism. She says the visit has injected new life into free trade negotiations. “This is a relationship with a lot of mutual benefits in it,” she said. “We’ve just referred to the nature of the economic relationship between our two countries and there’s great prospects for growth in that relationship.” The leaders have also discussed human rights. Ms Gillard is heading to London to attend Friday’s royal wedding.
The US President, Barack Obama, has released a birth certificate confirming he was born in Hawaii. [Reuters] faced “monumental” choices on reviving the economy and hot-button issues like rising gas prices squeezing consumers. “We’re not going to be able to do it if we are distracted. We’re not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other,” he said, in an apparent attempt to elevate America’s bruising political debate. “We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. L a t e r, o n a n a p p e a r ance on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, Obama warned Americans must not be “distracted by sideshows” - and in an apparent reference to Trump - slammed “carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems”. The White House released an official long-form copy of Obama’s birth certificate, which his legal counsel had travelled to his native state of Hawaii to collect, after Obama applied for an official waiver for it to be released. The document, kept for years in Hawaii’s official records, showed that “Barack Hussein Obama II” was born on August 4, 1961 at 7.24 pm in Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological hospital in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. It listed his parents as Stanley Ann Dunham, 18, from Wichita, Kansas and Barack Hussein Obama, 25, from Kenya. P r e v i o u s l y, t h e 2 0 0 8 Obama presidential campaign had released a short-form computerised abstract of the kind issued to any Hawaiian when they ask for a copy of their birth certificate. Trump, the property mogul and reality television star mulling a Republican presidential run has in recent weeks raised questions about Obama’s birthplace, in an apparent bid to court the party’s radical conservative base. “I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish,” Trump said in the political bellwether state of New Hampshire, which will host an early 2012 Republican party nominating contest. “I was just informed while on the helicopter that our president has finally released a birth certificate. I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true.” “I am really honoured frankly to have played such a big role in getting rid of this issue,” said Trump, who is famed for telling losing contestants “You’re Fired” on his television reality show The Celebrity Apprentice. Republicans, despite the fact that sections of their membership have been challenging Obama on the issue, said that the president had been wrong to raise it. “As I’ve repeatedly stated, this issue is a distraction,” said Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. “Unfortunately (the president’s) campaign politics and talk about birth certificates is distracting him from our number one priority - our economy.” Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin weighed in on Twitter: “Media: admit it, Trump forced the issue,” she said. Likely 2012 Republican hopeful Mitt Romney also turned to Twitter, declaring: “What President Obama should really be releasing is a jobs plan.”
UN Security Council fails to agree to Syrian statement
The UN Security Council has failed to agree to a statement condemning the killing of Syrian protesters. More than 450 people have died across the country since protests began last month. Russia and China has resisted signing the joint statement, saying it is an internal matter to be dealt with by authorities in Syria. Ambassadors from the Britain, US, France, Germany and Portugal say a strongly-worded statement is needed. The US Ambassador, Susan Rice, says more needs to be done to stop Syrian authorities from ignoring the demands of its people. "My government calls on President Assad to change course now and heed the calls of his own people," she said. "We also call upon the international community to respond to this brutal crackdown and to hold accountable those who are perpetrating these gross human rights violations." Demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad's government first erupted in the capital, Damascus, on March 15. Radio Australian
[ 10] VANUATU DAILY POST Friday 29 April, 2011
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Beloved son, nephew, brother and grandson late Lukie Luke had died after encountering a bus accident on 21th of April. On behalf of the immediate families we would like to pass our words of sincere thank you to all the friends, families, teachers, classmates, nurses, doctors, pathfinder friends and church members of late Lukie Luke who have come to share their sympathy with us family members. May our good Lord continue to bless us. From Andy Luke and family
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vanuatu Daily Post |Thursday, April 29 2011 [ 15]
Vanuatu blong plei from namba tri ples tede
Raymond Nasse i ripot Lus blong Vanuatu
wetem Solomon Aelans long semi faenol long penalty shutaot ia hemi disapoentem ol fan long kaontri taem we oli bin wajem long Television blong Vanuatu mo lisen long radio mo harem Vanuatu i givim awei 3 isi penalty long Solomon Aelans long ol penalty shutaot, be Vanuatu i gat janis iet blong kasem wan nara gud risal long faenol blong namba 3 ples tede. Vanuatu bambae hemi gat janis blong winim rispek blong ol kaontri long Oceania taem oli tekem on Fiji tede long faenol blong namba tri ples. Sapos Vanuatu hemi winim namba 3 ples tede bambae hemi pikimap OFC klasmen blong hem long ol U20 tunamen afta las taem we hemi bin winim namba 3 ples hemi long 2005 afta we oli kam blong winim Fiji long namba 3 ples long Solomon Aelans. Koj blong U20 Moise Poida i talem afta long semi faenol maj se hemi glad long pefomens blong ol boe blong hem long tunamen ia espeseli long maj blong tede, be hemi sori blong luk ol boe oli givim awei 3 isi penalty i go long Solomon Alelans. Wan long ol sapota long Niu Zealand hemi talem long Daily Spot se Vanuatu nomata we oli no save kasem faenol oli displayem wan kalaful style blong futbol thru aot long tunamen ia we i soem se Vanuatu futbol espeseli setting ap blong Academy hemi kontribiut bigwan long tunamen ia. Lus blong Vanuatu long semi faenol ia ino inaf blong oli save sekiurum 1 milien vatu bonus we VFF i promisim olgeta se sapos oli winim tunamen ia bambae oli entaetol long mane ia. Vanuatu hemi top scoring kaontri long ol grup stej taem we oli kam blong putum 14 poen everiwan aot long trifala maj we oli bin pleiem mo Niu Zealand nao hemi kam namba 2 wetem 13 poen.
Vanuatu kapten Lele Hinge (long left) i faet from bol agensem wan pleia blong Solomon Aelans
Futsal i haelatem Easter selebresen long Luganville
Colson Wari i ripot Futsal hemi bin
Westpac sponsors Vanuatu Taekwondo Team
the first time ever
the Vanuatu Taekwondo Association will be sending a team of representatives to take part in the World Taekwondo Championships to be held 1 - 6 May 2011 in Gyongju, Korea. The Vanuatu Taekwondo Association was established in 2004 and seven years later it has professional black belt fighters to represent their country for the first time in this international tournament. Westpac Vanuatu is proud to be the main sponsor of this event, where for the first time athletes from Vanuatu will participate in the welter weight category. Bruce Johnathan and Trevor Leo, a Foreign Exchange dealer for Westpac Vanuatu who is representing Vanuatu, have gone beyond hard training, strong will and determination to be able to participate
as black belts at an event of this level. Trevor has been a member of the Vanuatu Taekwondo Association since it was established in 2004 and will compete in the welter weight category. His strong determination and hard training have provided him with the great honour of representing Vanuatu at the world championships. “I will certainly do the best I can against all other welter weight contestants around the world. I am expect ing a very high standard of competition to which I am prepared to meet,” said Trevor. A presentation was held on Tuesday 26th April 2011 at the Auto World Garage to wish the team good luck before their departure on Thursday 28 April 2011. Shane Smith, General Manager of Westpac Van-
uatu told the athletes “It is a magnificent achievement and you should feel very proud. It will be a wonderful experience so be the best in what you can be and never give up on yourself!” This is a wonderful achievement for Trevor as well as Vanuatu and displays what a passionate, dedicated and courageous young man Trevor is. The Westpac Vanuatu management team and staff support and congratulate Trevor on this great achievement and wish him all the very best in the upcoming championship! Westpac’s Pacific operations cover the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. There are more than 50 Westpac branches and agencies and 82 ATMs throughout the Pacific.
sports i laef long Luganville follem ol gem wei oli tekem ples long Sanma kot long Sarere mo Mondei wik ia. Long taem wei plante sport disaplin spel araon long kaontri oli stopem prokram blong olgeta blong komomeratem bigfala ivent, Luganville Futsal hemi gohed nomo wetem ol program blong hem. Wetem gudfala andastanding Luganville Futsal League hemi kat bitwin Sanma Provinsial aotoriti mo Sanma Netbol Associasen i bin lukim tri gem i tekem ples long Sarere mo narafala 3 maj long Easter Mandei. Ol maj i lukim Semana hemi wipim Pump United long 6-4. Win blong Semana
hemi fes viktri blong olgeta. Semana hemi putum 4-0 long fes haf mo addem narafala 2 poen long sekon haf. United we oli bin lusum fes jampionsip gem blong wetem Noten Star long las Sarere oli bin kambak strong long sekon haf be 4 poen blong olgeta i no bin jenisim storian. Long sekon gem blong Sarere, Kings United wei hemi topem tebol wetem 3 win oli bin kapsaedem Polis Blu Masin long 2-0. Tufala tim i putumaot wan strongfala pefomens long fes mekem se inogat eni poen be afta long taktikol toktok long haf taem United hemi kam blong faenem baksaed blong net blong Polis Blu Masin. Blu Masin hemi ol janis
blong sko be oli bin mestem ol janis ia mekem United oli manej blong winim olgeta long 2-0. Las gem blong Sarere hemi bin stap bitwin Noten Star wetem Chapuis United. Gem ia hemi bin wan strong wanwei lukim tufala i endem maj ia wetem 0-0. Ol gem blong Mandei i soem Polis Blu Masin hemi risivim wan isi viktri afta oli fofetim Blue Bin wei hemi no bin tenap long Sanma kot from gem ia. Sekon gem long dei i lukim Kings United hemi sutum Santo Hardwear wetem wan bigfala sko laen blong 12-5 mo las long matj i bin lukim Pump Station United hemi fofeitim Chapuis United wei oli no bin tenap.
Vanuatu Cricket Twenty20 and U15 Championships are back
The VCA Twenty20
Club Championship starts this weekend, with all teams trying to take the crown off the powerful Mele Bulls from Mele. Mele won all four titles last season, but will find it much tougher in this T20 campaign with the Dolphins, the Paama Sharks, Tafea CC, Tuskers North Efate, Ifira BB and the Malapoa College Boys. With the ICC EAP Division 1 Cricket Trophy coming up in July, players in the pre-squad will be aiming to impress the selectors in the T20 championship. Round one delivers some very interesting battles between Dolphins versus Ifira. Reports within the team camps are that there are some new recruits and therefore competition will be tough this year. Dolphins will be much strong this year as their strike bowler “Kenny Rooster” just returned home after spending three months at the Bracewell Cricket Academy in New Zealand. Ifira on the other hand are taking each game seriously as they are looking to create surprises to the teams. At Independence Park the Paama Sharks juniors and seniors will go head-to-head to see who will be the leading challenger for season 2011. Malapoa will go in as favourites with their team having a lot of talent. The Sharks features some varieties of players as they will be creating surprises for the college boys. The Mighty Mele Bulls will take on Tafea Sandalwood who was struggling last season with numbers. Reports within the “Tafea” camp are there is a new found confidence within the team due to some recruits and therefore competition will be tough for the Bulls. The VCA wishes all teams all the best for the season.
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