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Vanuatu

Vanuatu pol i t ical reviews melanesia 605 rnzi, Radio New Zealand International. Melanesian Progressive Party had 2006. Former Solomons PM Kemakeza left the governing coalition. These Charged over Law Firm Robbery. 25 Octo- two parties, along with the Union of ber. http: // www.rnzi.com / pages /news Moderate Parties, formed an opposi- .php?op=read&id=27786 tion bloc that supported Sela Molisa Solomon Star. Honiara. Daily. as the new prime minister (PVPO, 21 March 2006). Although politics in Vanuatu frequently appears to be dominated by personalities rather than policies, in this instance there were clear policy motives for the proposed Perceived lack of government action motion. They included “the delay in on various issues and indecisiveness or appointing a police commissioner (for lack of coordination within the gov- more than 18 months), [the failure to erning coalition led to three proposed resolve] Air Vanuatu / Vanair’s strike motions of no confi dence against and the Vanuatu Commodities Mar- Prime Minister Ham Lini during 2006. keting Board (vcmb) saga [relating While Lini survived all of these chal- to listing kava as a prescribed com- lenges, the price of the government’s modity]” (PVPO, 14 March 2006). survival was high. Large pay increases Other issues http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2007 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

pol i t ical reviews melanesia 605 rnzi, Radio New Zealand International. Melanesian Progressive Party had 2006. Former Solomons PM Kemakeza left the governing coalition. These Charged over Law Firm Robbery. 25 Octo- two parties, along with the Union of ber. http: // www.rnzi.com / pages /news Moderate Parties, formed an opposi- .php?op=read&id=27786 tion bloc that supported Sela Molisa Solomon Star. Honiara. Daily. as the new prime minister (PVPO, 21 March 2006). Although politics in Vanuatu frequently appears to be dominated by personalities rather than policies, in this instance there were clear policy motives for the proposed Perceived lack of government action motion. They included “the delay in on various issues and indecisiveness or appointing a police commissioner (for lack of coordination within the gov- more than 18 months), [the failure to erning coalition led to three proposed resolve] Air Vanuatu / Vanair’s strike motions of no confi dence against and the Vanuatu Commodities Mar- Prime Minister Ham Lini during 2006. keting Board (vcmb) saga [relating While Lini survived all of these chal- to listing kava as a prescribed com- lenges, the price of the government’s modity]” (PVPO, 14 March 2006). survival was high. Large pay increases Other issues

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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