INDEPENDENT NEWS

Vanuatu minister won't intervene over Daily Post director

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 12:18 PM
Vanuatu minister rules out intervening in Daily Post director's permit
Vanuatu's Minister of Home Affairs has ruled out intervening in the work permit case of the Daily Post newspaper's media director, Dan McGarry.
The media director of Vanuatu's Daily Post newspaper, Dan McGarry. Photo: Facebook / Dan McGarry
Andrew Napuat said the Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have the power to get involved and could not overrule the Work Permit Appeal Committee.
The minister's comments come after the newspaper's publisher appealed to the deputy prime minister to overturn the refusal to renew Mr McGarry's work permit, which expired 30 September.
His application was refused by the Work Permit Committee Appeal Committee, which handles all cases involving expatriate employees.
Listen to duration 3:51
from Dateline Pacific
Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either
MP3 format or in OGG format.
Dan McGarry speak to Dateline Pacific
The minister said an appeal would be heard by a person nominated by a Judicial Commission soon.
Mr McGarry is Canadian but has lived in Vanuatu for 16 years.
He claims the refusal is because of his newspaper's coverage of the government.
RNZ
New Zealand's public broadcaster, providing comprehensive NZ news and current affairs, specialist audio features and documentaries.
Radio New Zealand is a Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995. Radio New Zealand News are vital elements in our programming, providing impartial news and information to New Zealanders every day. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) provides listeners with exciting and independent radio programmes in accordance with the Radio New Zealand Charter.

Next in Comment

Analysis: Dotcom Appeal Dismissed
By: Joseph Cederwall
Gordon Campbell on China’s bad week, and Labour’s tribalism
By: Gordon Campbell
Jacinda, THAT tweet, and Gaza
By: Julie Webb-Pullman
Appeal Decision: Kim Dotcom v AG (GSCB)
By: NZ Court of Appeal
Legitimised Surveillance: Kim Dotcom’s case against GCSB
By: Binoy Kampmark
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media