Category: Vanuatu

Secret Radio Talks Turn Tide on Santo Rebellion

In the months leading up to Vanuatu gaining its Independence in July 1980, a fierce anti-Independence rebellion, dubbed the ‘Coconut War’, was taking place in the country’s north on the island of Espiritu Santo. The island of Santo was under the control of anti-Independence rebels of the Nagriamel Movement and Independence supporters there were cut off from the Independence leaders based in the south in Port Vila.

Radio Vanuatu Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Port Vila, August 3, 2016 The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) is celebrating its 50 years of broadcasting in the then New Hebrides, and…

Rebel Radio In Espiritu Santo

(Note: this article was first prepared in March 1981 for publication in the New Zealand DX Times, but was not published at the time. It…