Vanuatu Holds State Funeral For Late President Baldwin Lonsdale

Vanuatu has never seen an outpouring of sorrow and admiration such as it witnessed yesterday. Many alive today may not see another in their lifetime. Heads of state from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia all attended the state funeral, which was held in the Parliamentary rotunda, commonly known as the ‘pig’s tusk’ because of its spiral architecture. They were joined by […]

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It is raining in the hearts of the people

Schoolchildren are lining the route from Vanuatu’s parliament to the airport today to farewell the country’s late president Baldwin Lonsdale. Thousands of people have been paying their respects to Father Lonsdale who died after a suspected heart attack at the weekend. Father Lonsdale’s body was moved from State House early this morning for the funeral at parliament buildings in the […]

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Funeral preparations for Vanuatu President, Baldwin Lonsdale

Funeral preparations are underway and tributes are flowing for Vanuatu’s President, Baldwin Lonsdale. Father Lonsdale, who was 67, died at the wekend after being rushed to hospital following a suspected heart attack. A national week of mourning has been declared and flags are flying at half mast. Sara Vui-Talitu has more. Our correspondent in Vanuatu Len Garae says the country […]

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Vanuatu says only 6000 firearms registered

The Vanuatu government says there are just under 6,000 registered firearms in the country The figure was given by the Minister of Internal Affairs Alfred Maoh in parliament when it discussed the Bill for the Firearms Amendment Act. Amendments have been made to the definition of ‘firearms’ and ‘ammunitions’. New definitions for the terms ‘components’ and ‘ammunition’ have been inserted […]

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