AFP officers expelled from Vanuatu

AFP officers expelled from Vanuatu

There are 2 comments on the The Age story from May 9, 2012, titled AFP officers expelled from Vanuatu. In it, The Age reports that:

On Tuesday the Vanuatu government threatened to arrest all AFP officers in the capital Port Vila following the arrest in Sydney of a senior aide to the nation's prime minister.

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Port-vila, Vanuatu

#1 May 9, 2012
Australia should stop being a bully boy. AFP Officers in Vanuatu should be blamed for allowing Clarence Marae to travelled to Australia because they issued the visa which means they facilitated the arrest from vanuatu. why not simply say at the first place, " sorry clarence you are black listed to travel to Australia".

Australia have never stopped bullying Pacific Island Leaders. Remember what Michael Somare, PNG PM at that time went through a few years ago when his shoe were removed? This time around Vannuatu has put its foot down not to bow down to Australia's bully. You can cut your aid and damp them elsewhere because its no use when you so called advisers simply swoop in and grab the dollars back to Australia. Oh you know what you should rather do, Cut your aid help the real natives of Australia "Aboriginals" rather than displacing them if they never existed.

This is a shame.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#2 Nov 5, 2012
rubber stamp wrote:
Australia should stop being a bully boy. AFP Officers in Vanuatu should be blamed for allowing Clarence Marae to travelled to Australia because they issued the visa which means they facilitated the arrest from vanuatu. why not simply say at the first place, " sorry clarence you are black listed to travel to Australia".
Australia have never stopped bullying Pacific Island Leaders. Remember what Michael Somare, PNG PM at that time went through a few years ago when his shoe were removed? This time around Vannuatu has put its foot down not to bow down to Australia's bully. You can cut your aid and damp them elsewhere because its no use when you so called advisers simply swoop in and grab the dollars back to Australia. Oh you know what you should rather do, Cut your aid help the real natives of Australia "Aboriginals" rather than displacing them if they never existed.
This is a shame.
Ja... we are not ruled by other ones in old Colonial. We are independent Republic of Vanuatu. Our own currency speak for us - Long God Yumi Stanap = in God we Stand - and better was everything before money take away so much land from us! Better also if aid if wanting to help, that offer is from heart and not pocket.

Island Custom respect legal coconut crab and coconut tree for travel in Vanuatu. Country like Australia have many problems with illegal customs, make big worries. We must understand we are very much different people in Vanuatu... Nobody can understand everything more natural - like respect - if not born here.

Maybe white man see poverty area they make with money in outside Port Vila village of my old friend of father - George Sokomanu, uncle of before Prime Minister Barak Sopé- and maybe everything have history, but no Independence without this one man, Georg, Ja ? God know if he want help for our people with tax money before time... because everyone today what can not worry for tax use Vanuatu Bank too for no tax! So white man not better people for that one...

I say hello for him in March 2012, and we talk talk very good for everything. Also with taxi Ben... for Efate, and Air Vanuatu best for respect, help, food, travel. This respect is custom for Vanuatu all time... money or no money we have all natural food to feed our people. Natural material to build house. Natural water for drink.
All this one we share also with respect.

Also long-house Chief for Santo - Louganville - know me and have very respect I am born Irirki Island. Please... You not worry too much.

I see you my Brothers.
I see you my Sisters.
Many people judge custom before heart. They not see with heart also.

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