Vanuatu daily news digest | 3 November 2014

Radio Vanuatu News has not been very comprehensive of late and using many contacts repeatedly with not a lot of substance being added to their themes. Applications for the position of VBTC general manager closed on Friday, so it will be interesting to see who is chosen and if and what new directions for the country’s public service broadcaster might result.

Radio Vanuatu News this morning had the very interesting news, however, of the country’s brand new President calling for more political will for stability. "Political will achieved us our Independence," he said. "Political will has brought us to where we are today, but all sorts of political differences have brought us to the point at which we are today where we lack stability. We must use our political will to make every effort to ensure the stability of the nation." President Fr Baldwin Lonsdale also encouraged chiefs to play their role for community stability amongst the families for which they are responsible, the family being the principal unit of stability, he said. Radio Vanuatu did not explain the circumstances of the hard hitting presidential address. Your blog will find out.

Daily Post, the other regular supplier to the free flow of information on Vanuatu was late arriving at my local store and the day is such their news might not be properly covered by your one-man news blog team until tomorrow.