Tribes to build housing with federal money

By Matthew Casey Published: Monday, May 29, 2023 – 10:02am he Biden administration recently awarded nearly $100 million in competitive community development grants to tribal nations. But only about $7.7 million is coming to local areas. Housing authorities for the Tohono O’odham Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe plan to use their share of the … Read more

The Wantok Blong Yumi Bill was a bill unanimously adopted by the Parliament of Vanuatu in June 2010

The Wantok Blong Yumi Bill was a bill unanimously adopted by the Parliament of Vanuatu in June 2010. It was derived from a “People’s Petition”, tabled in Parliament by Independent MP Ralph Regenvanu. The bill’s purpose was to express Vanuatu’s recognition of West Papua’s independence from Indonesia, and to commit Vanuatu to actively seek observer … Read more

Two Women Accused of Sorcery Tortured in Port Moresby

Two women from Eastern Highlands Province have been burnt with hot iron rods, and tortured today, at a 5-mile area in Port Moresby, following accusations of sorcery. The attack began this morning and continued into the afternoon at around 2pm when police were alerted and rescued one while the other escaped earlier. One woman managed … Read more

Vanuatu pastor wants to keep Islam out

A prominent Vanuatu Presbyterian pastor wants the Muslim faith kept out of the country.

Alan Nafuki and several supporters staged a march in the capital Port Vila recently with the aim of reinforcing the country’s Christian identity.

It was held as Muslims in Vanuatu were preparing to host a major international meeting which has now reportedly been called off.

Pastor Nafuki says Vanuatu already has enough religions and doesn’t need any new ones coming in.

By: Bruce Hill



Becoming Sinless: Converting to Islam in the Christian Solomon Islands

Debra McDougall First published: 17 November 2009 Citations: 13 Source: Abstract ABSTRACT  Islam is beginning to have a significant presence in the predominantly Christian nation of Solomon Islands. A few well-educated Islanders were drawn to Islam’s elegant monotheism and promise of unity in the 1980s and early 1990s, but numbers have grown significantly in the … Read more