South Pacific

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Want a new life in Vanuatu? Take the lift to the 23rd floor of a skyscraper in Hong Kong
The Pacific Resource Group in Hong Kong facilitated the applications of more than 650 people for passports through the Vanuatu Contribution Program last year

Ilaria Maria Sala in Hong Kong

15, Jul, 2021 @5:47 AM

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Ex-bikie and missing property magnate among Australian names granted Vanuatu citizenship
Marco Coffen and Zhou Xiang Huang on list of those who bought passports from the Pacific nation in 2020

Kate Lyons and Euan Ward

14, Jul, 2021 @11:04 PM

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Who’s buying Vanuatu’s passports? Crypto moguls, wanted men and even a prime minister
The revelations from a Guardian investigation cast new light on the world of ‘golden passports’

Euan Ward and Kate Lyons

14, Jul, 2021 @11:04 PM

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Citizenship for sale: fugitives, politicians and disgraced businesspeople buying Vanuatu passports
Revealed: more than 2,000 people, including individuals sought by police, have purchased passports, and with them visa-free access to the EU and UK

Euan Ward and Kate Lyons

14, Jul, 2021 @11:03 PM

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Precarious moment: Vanuatu court to rule on prime minister’s fate
Verdict on Bob Loughman’s parliamentary boycott is uncharted political territory for the Pacific island nation

Tess Newton Cain

08, Jul, 2021 @3:12 AM

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Australia denies using ‘plants’ to undermine China’s Covid vaccine rollout in Pacific
Canberra says allegation Australia is ‘working in the shadows’ to sabotage emergency use of Chinese vaccines in Papua New Guinea ‘absolutely not’ true

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

06, Jul, 2021 @5:03 AM

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Marise Payne says net zero is government’s ‘broad position’ as she plays down Nationals’ climate revolt
Foreign affairs minister says net zero emissions target preferable by 2050 even as Liberals’ coalition partner shoots down idea

Paul Karp

20, Jun, 2021 @2:37 AM

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Why the world’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat
China’s Pacific fishing fleet has grown by 500% since 2012 and is taking huge quantities of tuna

Michael Field

13, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The $3bn bargain: how China dominates Pacific mining, logging and fishing
China received more than half of all seafood, wood, and minerals exported from the region in 2019. Experts warn this is creating ‘enormous challenges for sustainable development’

Josh Nicholas

30, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations
Study of Henderson Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands finds plastic acts as an insulator, making sand hotter and leading to more female turtle offspring

Donna Lu

25, May, 2021 @5:35 AM

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‘His spirit lives on’: Vanuatu’s Tanna island mourns Prince Philip as its own
Villagers believe Duke of Edinburgh was born on Tanna and left it to woo and wed the Queen

Dan McGarry on Tanna

14, Apr, 2021 @12:08 AM

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Prince Philip: the unlikely but willing Pacific deity
Cargo-worshipping sect on Tanna in Vanuatu revered Duke of Edinburgh as the pale-skinned son of an ancient spirit

Caroline Davies

10, Apr, 2021 @1:19 PM

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