Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 24 September 2015

Political news in brief today only … but both stories are going further …

The big news today is the strike notice having been issued by the Vanuatu National Workers Union on behalf of 137 Airports Vanuatu Limited staff. They want their Chief Executive Officer, Jason Rakau, re-instated immediately. They regard the replacement of Rakau by another at the behest of the politically appointed Board of AVL, when that other is facing facing serious misconduct charges, as
unacceptable.

The other major item is the re-appointment of Dennis Nai as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China. It is Nai who was recalled after a former President took exception to the sales of Vanuatu citizenship which had allegedly been taking place in the Beijing Embassy.