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December 22, 1988
Vanuatu President George Ati Sokomanu was charged with inciting mutiny after reportedly urging security forces to support his attempt to set up a rival government in the South Pacific island state. Sokomanu, president since the nation's 1980 independence from a joint Anglo-French administration, tried to create a rival government to that of Prime Minister Walter Lini, swearing in his nephew Barak Sope as interim premier over the weekend.
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December 22, 1988
Vanuatu President George Ati Sokomanu was charged with inciting mutiny after reportedly urging security forces to support his attempt to set up a rival government in the South Pacific island state. Sokomanu, president since the nation's 1980 independence from a joint Anglo-French administration, tried to create a rival government to that of Prime Minister Walter Lini, swearing in his nephew Barak Sope as interim premier over the weekend.
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July 29, 1988 | Reuters
The small South Pacific state of Vanuatu slipped further towards political turmoil on Thursday when 18 opposition members were dismissed from Parliament. The Speaker of the House ruled they had lost their seats because of a continued boycott of the 46-member Parliament aimed at toppling Prime Minister Walter Lini.
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July 29, 1988 | Reuters
The small South Pacific state of Vanuatu slipped further towards political turmoil on Thursday when 18 opposition members were dismissed from Parliament. The Speaker of the House ruled they had lost their seats because of a continued boycott of the 46-member Parliament aimed at toppling Prime Minister Walter Lini.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1985 | PETER O'LOUGHLIN, Associated Press
Hanging on the wall in the National Portrait Gallery in London is a valuable and historic painting whose real ownership is known only to a company in this sleepy town in the southwest Pacific. A diamond tiara insured for $180,000 locked in a London bank vault also is nominally owned by the same, little-known trust company called the Melanesian International Trust Co. It is a joint venture of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the Middle East to the South Pacific, renegade online movie and music services are setting up shop in far-off lands to dodge international copyright rules. The maneuvering complicates efforts by Hollywood studios, record labels and other copyright holders to clamp down on online piracy, which is eating into profits and threatening the entertainment industry's way of doing business.
NEWS
February 22, 1987 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union is taking advantage of a complex of economic, colonial and nuclear issues, including the tendency of U.S. tuna fishermen to thumb their noses at local peoples, to penetrate deeper than ever before into an area of the globe that the United States has long thought of as its own: the South Pacific. Last year, for example, the Soviets bought licenses to fish off Kiribati, the former Gilbert Islands, whose capital, Tarawa, was captured by U.S.
WORLD
November 13, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Vanuatu, a tiny cluster of Pacific islands, doesn't tend to capture a major slice of the world's attention. The sun-soaked chain is perhaps best known for its tourist trade and its 15 minutes of fame as the backdrop for a "Survivor" series on television. In recent days, however, it has become a belle of the cross-strait ball as China and Taiwan open their checkbooks and compete for its loyalty. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Mark Chen and Vanuatu's prime minister, Serge Vohor, announced Nov.
MAGAZINE
April 25, 1999 | ALEXANDER FRATER, Alexander Frater is the author of "Chasing the Monsoon" (Henry Holt & Co.) and is working on a book about Vanuatu
I returned a few months ago to my birthplace, a 44-acre island in the South Seas, to find it had become a luxury resort. "Iririki, Island of Elegance," as the brochures describe it, is a five-minute boat ride from Efate island and Port-Vila, capital of the Vanuatu island group, regarded when I was a kid as the most deadbeat possession in Britain's colonial portfolio.
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