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Chinese fishing captains face jail, big fines for alleged illegal fishing in Vanuatu
Boats’ owner says holds of vessels were empty and allegations of illegal fishing are baseless

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

16, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Future of Pacific Islands Forum in doubt as Palau walks out
Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru had questioned whether to remain members amid bullying claims

Bernadette Carreon in Koror and Ben Doherty Pacific editor

05, Feb, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Migration firm investigated over ads promising Vanuatu passports
Global-Migrate accused of promoting access to travel document without the government’s authority, although advertisements ‘not unlawful in themselves’

Ben Doherty Pacific editor

03, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Chinese vessels detained by Vanuatu, accused of fishing illegally
Crew on two vessels face further investigation in Pacific nation, a month after similar incident in Palau

Dan McGarry in Port Vila and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

25, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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'A memory bobbing around the ocean': message in a bottle found after two years
Conservationist on a remote Papua New Guinean island finds message from American girl thrown overboard more than 2,500km away

Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby

14, Jan, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Pacific leaders condemn Australia's 'weak' climate target in open letter to Scott Morrison
Fourteen eminent signatories urge Canberra to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

01, Dec, 2020 @4:12 AM

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Vanuatu pioneers digital cash as disaster relief
Vulnerable to cyclones, volcanoes and the impacts of climate change, the Pacific archipelago is using blockchain technology to provide aid money directly to families recovering from natural disasters

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

06, Nov, 2020 @8:00 PM

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'This song is the struggle': Vanuatu's treehouse troubadour on love, loss and language
Singer-songwriter Tio Massing writes songs from a sprawling banyan tree, and says ‘I have to do something for this earth, and the next generation’

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

24, Oct, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Calls for a Covid 'kava bubble' as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up
With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and there’s been a spike in seizures at the border

Tess Newton Cain

22, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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The fruit pickers: inside Australia's seasonal worker program – a photo essay
The men and women who come from the Pacific to pick fruit and vegetables often do so at a high personal cost. These are some of their stories

Helen Davidson and Carly Earl

17, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Protests flare in Papua as students demand independence referendum
Police fire shots as crowds of demonstrators demand a vote on secession from Indonesia

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor and agencies

29, Sep, 2020 @1:56 AM

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Surge in passport sales delivers Vanuatu a record budget surplus
Economy devastated by Covid shutdowns and a destructive cyclone, but citizenships-for-sale are keeping the country afloat

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

20, Aug, 2020 @10:00 PM

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