Ralph Regenvanu

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Ralph Regenvanu says : “There are valid reasons why the Prime Minister has lost the confidence of the majority of the members of Parliament, and five of them were listed in the motion that was ready to be debated before Parliament only hours after the dissolution,” External link

pina Tuesday, August 23, 2022 5:24:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : "We requested an urgent constitutional case warranting an immediate hearing," External link

afp-en Monday, August 22, 2022 10:41:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We think its just a power grab, it's a last ditch attempt to try in stay in power beyond this week because the numbers have shifted," External link

rnzi Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I urge you all to join us today to draw a blue line on deep sea mining," "As we come together in the 2022 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, it is with renewed hope and commitment that we, as a global society, can make the important shifts in how we engage with our environment, of which we are part, and particularly with the ocean" External link

voxy Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We aim to encourage our fellow Pacific states that have indicated an interest in pursuing deep-sea mining to stop, and to join us in taking a precautionary approach as a region, and as a world. I appeal to the Republic of Nauru, the Cook Islands, the Republic of Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga to follow the lead of Tuvalu and to draw back from the brink. Worse still, deep-sea mining will disturb the largest and most stable carbon sink we have, and in the event that mining accidentality hits a methane seep on the ocean floor, scientists warn of ‘doomsday climatic scenarios,” External link

pina Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I mean, the framing of the question is the really key point that everyone’s interested in,” “There is a concern with this obviously testing the new climate credentials of the Australian government … on the question [of] what they will be able to agree to” External link

pina Monday, June 20, 2022 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “It was more than just an idea they came up with and were discussing, they were actually starting to advocate and push forward with trying to get it to actually happen,” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “To imagine that this could possibly happen out of an idea you have was quite visionary and ambitious,” “I agreed that this was a very good idea and so I set about trying to get it into the international agenda” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I mean, the framing of the question is the really key point that everyone’s interested in,” “There is a concern with this obviously testing the new climate credentials of the Australian government … on the question [of] what they will be able to agree to” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We have to open up, but we are definitely not ready. There are no confirmed agreements for [foreign] airlines to fly to Vanuatu. We’ve got a few weeks yet, so we can only hope something happens,” “I think we all have our hopes up about the opening of the country for tourism, but I think we are going to be disappointed” External link

pina Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We have to open up, but we are definitely not ready. There are no confirmed agreements for [foreign] airlines to fly to Vanuatu. We’ve got a few weeks yet, so we can only hope something happens,” “I think we all have our hopes up about the opening of the country for tourism, but I think we are going to be disappointed” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts,” External link

eco-business Friday, June 10, 2022 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "there are two very disturbing and dangerous proposals in these Parliamentary amendments which directly attack good governance in the country" External link

rnzi Friday, June 10, 2022 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts,” External link

pina Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts," External link

trust Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The DPM (deputy prime minister) came on a New Zealand flight on 20 February with 19 passengers who were later tested positive. The protocol is to extend the quarantine of all passengers on the same flight for a further seven days,” External link

pina Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The DPM (deputy prime minister) came on a New Zealand flight on 20 February with 19 passengers who were later tested positive. The protocol is to extend the quarantine of all passengers on the same flight for a further seven days,” External link

guardian Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are trying now to reach out to particularly Cooks and Nauru as well as of course Tuvalu and Tonga to see if we can talk to the governments there, talk to the legislators there, even any members of the opposition. What we are trying to promote is a regional approach to deep sea mining, a regional governance mechanism, regional regulations," External link

rnzi Friday, April 15, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu stated : “In the week leading up to 04 March, MP Tony chaired a Parliamentary Committee meeting with other MPs and Parliament staff, attended a number of community gatherings, and was in direct contact with PWD staff who subsequently travelled to the islands” External link

pina Friday, March 11, 2022 3:42:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The policy addressed issues dealing with superannuation …, better worker preparedness, enhancing MOU to ensure more protection for workers in Australia and New Zealand, social cohesion, family life in Vanuatu, upskilling of workforce and also better integration back into Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:51:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The policy addressed issues dealing with superannuation …, better worker preparedness, enhancing MOU to ensure more protection for workers in Australia and New Zealand, social cohesion, family life in Vanuatu, upskilling of workforce and also better integration back into Vanuatu,” External link

guardian Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “In the face of long-outstanding unpaid teachers’ claims, seasonal workers being required to pay for their own quarantine accommodation costs upon their return to Vanuatu, the poor state of our health and education facilities, and many children not being able to attend school due to parents’ inability to pay school fees (and the list goes on), PM Loughman, who will have personal responsibility for signing the order which will amend the Schedule of the Official Salaries Act to implement these proposed changes, needs to carefully consider what our national priorities for expenditure of scarce public funds should be,” External link

pina Monday, December 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “It’s a big issue for the Pacific, the fact that we will not be able to be there in person as we would like,” External link

pina Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “It’s a big issue for the Pacific, the fact that we will not be able to be there in person as we would like,” External link

guardian Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

smh Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

theage Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “For us, it is quite amusing because we think we have got a very good development model happening here,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “For us, it is quite amusing because we think we have got a very good development model happening here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu explained : “We have always been independent people - before white people came to Vanuatu we were living in our islands independently and relying on our subsistent agriculture and our way of life, culture and customs,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “As a white person I didn't want to have any position of great authority but, as a teacher I contributed by encouraging and educating many of the leaders in Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “Many of us who were involved in the struggle to get indepdence were products of the work of the church,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Constitution, which my father helped draft, has been very useful in putting Vanuatu in a good direction the challenge is how do we balance them in a modern nation state especially with modern challenges like climate change and now the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "This pardoning which blatantly favours politicians is in contravention of the Constitution, the laws and the founding values of this country, and is a shameful example to be showing our citizens and the world on our 40th anniversary as a liberal democratic state," External link

rnzi Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Opposition is now in a position where we’re ready to support the Government to get a Constitutional amendment through,” External link

pina Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's an historic first time where we will now have a mission in a foreign country in a building owned by the people of Vanuatu which the government rents back to the people of Vanuatu," External link

rnzi Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We are getting some negative implications as a result of the lack of due diligence on applicants to get citizenships, which is affecting our bilateral relations with other countries,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We’re experiencing a surge in Chinese interest in Vanuatu and investment in Vanuatu compared to, for example, Australia, a traditional partner,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

smh Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

theage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I think the fact that Vanuatu's Parliament is strongly behind the West Papuan cause simply reflects the views of the population of Vanuatu," "Throughout Vanuatu, people are very well aware of the fact that West Papua is a territory that is still under what we would consider colonial rule by Indonesia, that they are Melanesian people, and this is sentiment that has been held in Vanuatu since before independence and it has actually been renewed with the new generation of ni-Vanuatu that have been born since independence; and West Papua is sort of a cause celebrate for a lot of people in Vanuatu" External link

pidp Monday, October 7, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Many custom owners have to go to court to try to get back their land, they spent a lot of money and time but at the end even if they won the case they won’t be able to get their land back because the lease has already been made," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Something more has got to be done because the human rights situation is worsening," External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The onus is on the secretariat and the member states of PIF, including the members that are… on the human rights council, that they need to make sure the commissioner gets to go," External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “That’s why it took so long,” “When things break down, you know there’s a huge amount of frustration. Luckily ... the leaders were able to bring it back” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “That would not be an incorrect assumption” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We're very happy that now the onus is on the secretariat and the member states of PIF, including the members that are on the UN Human Rights Council, that they need to make sure that the commisioner gets to go," External link

rnzi Friday, August 16, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We were being asked to endorse a statement we had not read," External link

rnzi Friday, August 16, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We continue to value New Zealand as one of our key partners,” External link

pina Monday, June 17, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “For over an hour we had MPs talking about all the natural disasters that are affecting Australia,” External link

pina Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We are hopeful that the referendum will take place yet but it will no longer take place on 4 June,” “We still want the referendum but the bill must first be tabled in parliament and must have 2/3 of votes supporting the bill, which means 35 members of parliament voting in favour. If the vote meets this required number, there will be no referendum” External link

pina Monday, May 13, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Up to date it’s been basically hidden from the public, the fact that all these licenses have been issued by the minister of lands over the last five years or so. What the ministry wants now is to take a new approach which is, there must be wide public consultation on any further issues to do with seabed mineral exploration," External link

pidp Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are hoping that other countries will show an interest to join us in these actions," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:46:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are hoping that other countries will show an interest to join us in these actions," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:25:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “They may just not be willing to compromise. Full stop,” External link

time Friday, December 14, 2018 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's a make-or-break, live-or-die situation and we would expect, in the spirit of international solidarity, that other partner countries throughout the world would recognise we are all part of one international community," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's a make-or-break, live-or-die situation and we would expect, in the spirit of international solidarity, that other partner countries throughout the world would recognise we are all part of one international community," External link

afp-en Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Three years ago we had the first 'category 5' cyclone in the Pacific," "It cost us over 64 percent of our GDP. One event over a few hours. So really, huge impact" External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "What they are doing as the EU to address the issue of climate change they are showing all developed countries what they should be doing," External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We hope not. I can't really make a definitive statement about that one way or another but we hope not," External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “This is a real concrete solution for a country like Vanuatu,” External link

eco-business Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "This is a real concrete solution for a country like Vanuatu," External link

trust Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:00:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The injustice of climate change is that the impacts are felt first and hardest by those with the least responsibility for its causes,” External link

eco-business Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The injustice of climate change is that the impacts are felt first and hardest by those with the least responsibility for its causes," External link

trust2 Monday, December 10, 2018 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : "No, we're not interested in it. The area they're talking about is a premier tourist destination in Vanuatu. This is where Champagne Beach is and some of the best, sandy beaches in Vanuatu. So we're not interested in putting a mine there," External link

pidp Friday, December 7, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Government will move people from the evacuation centres in the host communities where they are to the wharves,” External link

pina Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The Government will move people from the evacuation centres in the host communities where they are to the wharves," "No-one is supposed to move on their own … [and] no-one will be allowed to voluntarily return to the island during the state of emergency" External link

abc-au Friday, October 20, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “The location remains state land and will do in the future — no change or planned change in the ownership of the land,” External link

pidp Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “The location remains state land and will do in the future — no change or planned change in the ownership of the land,” External link

pidp Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said ( about Manasseh Sogavare ) : "And in fact they rebuffed the prime minister of the Solomons (Manasseh Sogavare who is the current MSG chair). There's been no response to the letter from the prime minister of Papua New Guinea as the chair of the Pacific Islands Forum to them, asking for some sort of human rights assessment to be done," External link

pidp Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:45:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "Não temos comunicações com o resto do país. À medida que pudermos avaliar a situação em outros lugares o mais provável é que também façamos a declaração em outras províncias" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "N�o temos comunica��es com o resto do pa�s. � medida que pudermos avaliar a situa��o em outros lugares o mais prov�vel � que tamb�m fa�amos a declara��o em outras prov�ncias" External link

folha Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "Não temos comunicações com o resto do país. À medida que pudermos avaliar a situação em outros lugares o mais provável é que também façamos a declaração em outras províncias" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT



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mp5.33%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
leader5.33%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
minister of climate change1.33%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
minister for climate change2.67%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
ministre1.33%FR06/21/201621/06/2016
senior vanuatu cabinet minister4.00%EN03/15/201515/03/2015
resources minister5.33%EN02/23/201523/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Ralph RegenvanuEN74.53%
Ralph RegenvanuFR19.81%
Ralph RegenvanuPT4.72%
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Ralph Regenvanu says : “There are valid reasons why the Prime Minister has lost the confidence of the majority of the members of Parliament, and five of them were listed in the motion that was ready to be debated before Parliament only hours after the dissolution,” External link

pina Tuesday, August 23, 2022 5:24:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : "We requested an urgent constitutional case warranting an immediate hearing," External link

afp-en Monday, August 22, 2022 10:41:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We think its just a power grab, it's a last ditch attempt to try in stay in power beyond this week because the numbers have shifted," External link

rnzi Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I urge you all to join us today to draw a blue line on deep sea mining," "As we come together in the 2022 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, it is with renewed hope and commitment that we, as a global society, can make the important shifts in how we engage with our environment, of which we are part, and particularly with the ocean" External link

voxy Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We aim to encourage our fellow Pacific states that have indicated an interest in pursuing deep-sea mining to stop, and to join us in taking a precautionary approach as a region, and as a world. I appeal to the Republic of Nauru, the Cook Islands, the Republic of Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga to follow the lead of Tuvalu and to draw back from the brink. Worse still, deep-sea mining will disturb the largest and most stable carbon sink we have, and in the event that mining accidentality hits a methane seep on the ocean floor, scientists warn of ‘doomsday climatic scenarios,” External link

pina Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I mean, the framing of the question is the really key point that everyone’s interested in,” “There is a concern with this obviously testing the new climate credentials of the Australian government … on the question [of] what they will be able to agree to” External link

pina Monday, June 20, 2022 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “It was more than just an idea they came up with and were discussing, they were actually starting to advocate and push forward with trying to get it to actually happen,” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “To imagine that this could possibly happen out of an idea you have was quite visionary and ambitious,” “I agreed that this was a very good idea and so I set about trying to get it into the international agenda” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I mean, the framing of the question is the really key point that everyone’s interested in,” “There is a concern with this obviously testing the new climate credentials of the Australian government … on the question [of] what they will be able to agree to” External link

guardian Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We have to open up, but we are definitely not ready. There are no confirmed agreements for [foreign] airlines to fly to Vanuatu. We’ve got a few weeks yet, so we can only hope something happens,” “I think we all have our hopes up about the opening of the country for tourism, but I think we are going to be disappointed” External link

pina Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We have to open up, but we are definitely not ready. There are no confirmed agreements for [foreign] airlines to fly to Vanuatu. We’ve got a few weeks yet, so we can only hope something happens,” “I think we all have our hopes up about the opening of the country for tourism, but I think we are going to be disappointed” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts,” External link

eco-business Friday, June 10, 2022 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "there are two very disturbing and dangerous proposals in these Parliamentary amendments which directly attack good governance in the country" External link

rnzi Friday, June 10, 2022 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts,” External link

pina Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We ask in particular that we do not just have another talk shop on finance for addressing climate impacts," External link

trust Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The DPM (deputy prime minister) came on a New Zealand flight on 20 February with 19 passengers who were later tested positive. The protocol is to extend the quarantine of all passengers on the same flight for a further seven days,” External link

pina Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The DPM (deputy prime minister) came on a New Zealand flight on 20 February with 19 passengers who were later tested positive. The protocol is to extend the quarantine of all passengers on the same flight for a further seven days,” External link

guardian Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are trying now to reach out to particularly Cooks and Nauru as well as of course Tuvalu and Tonga to see if we can talk to the governments there, talk to the legislators there, even any members of the opposition. What we are trying to promote is a regional approach to deep sea mining, a regional governance mechanism, regional regulations," External link

rnzi Friday, April 15, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu stated : “In the week leading up to 04 March, MP Tony chaired a Parliamentary Committee meeting with other MPs and Parliament staff, attended a number of community gatherings, and was in direct contact with PWD staff who subsequently travelled to the islands” External link

pina Friday, March 11, 2022 3:42:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The policy addressed issues dealing with superannuation …, better worker preparedness, enhancing MOU to ensure more protection for workers in Australia and New Zealand, social cohesion, family life in Vanuatu, upskilling of workforce and also better integration back into Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:51:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The policy addressed issues dealing with superannuation …, better worker preparedness, enhancing MOU to ensure more protection for workers in Australia and New Zealand, social cohesion, family life in Vanuatu, upskilling of workforce and also better integration back into Vanuatu,” External link

guardian Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “In the face of long-outstanding unpaid teachers’ claims, seasonal workers being required to pay for their own quarantine accommodation costs upon their return to Vanuatu, the poor state of our health and education facilities, and many children not being able to attend school due to parents’ inability to pay school fees (and the list goes on), PM Loughman, who will have personal responsibility for signing the order which will amend the Schedule of the Official Salaries Act to implement these proposed changes, needs to carefully consider what our national priorities for expenditure of scarce public funds should be,” External link

pina Monday, December 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “It’s a big issue for the Pacific, the fact that we will not be able to be there in person as we would like,” External link

pina Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “It’s a big issue for the Pacific, the fact that we will not be able to be there in person as we would like,” External link

guardian Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

smh Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu wrote : “While imposing admirably strict quarantine protocols on all ports of entry into the country, we did not foresee that a dead body washed ashore and put in the only mortuary in the country where people gather to mourn every day could be carrying the COVID-19 virus,” External link

theage Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “For us, it is quite amusing because we think we have got a very good development model happening here,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “For us, it is quite amusing because we think we have got a very good development model happening here,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu explained : “We have always been independent people - before white people came to Vanuatu we were living in our islands independently and relying on our subsistent agriculture and our way of life, culture and customs,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “As a white person I didn't want to have any position of great authority but, as a teacher I contributed by encouraging and educating many of the leaders in Vanuatu,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “Many of us who were involved in the struggle to get indepdence were products of the work of the church,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Constitution, which my father helped draft, has been very useful in putting Vanuatu in a good direction the challenge is how do we balance them in a modern nation state especially with modern challenges like climate change and now the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

pina Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "This pardoning which blatantly favours politicians is in contravention of the Constitution, the laws and the founding values of this country, and is a shameful example to be showing our citizens and the world on our 40th anniversary as a liberal democratic state," External link

rnzi Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Opposition is now in a position where we’re ready to support the Government to get a Constitutional amendment through,” External link

pina Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's an historic first time where we will now have a mission in a foreign country in a building owned by the people of Vanuatu which the government rents back to the people of Vanuatu," External link

rnzi Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We are getting some negative implications as a result of the lack of due diligence on applicants to get citizenships, which is affecting our bilateral relations with other countries,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We’re experiencing a surge in Chinese interest in Vanuatu and investment in Vanuatu compared to, for example, Australia, a traditional partner,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal,” External link

pina Friday, October 25, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

smh Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

watoday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I have written to the Chinese Ambassador requesting that China reduce emissions and stop using and promoting coal," External link

theage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "I think the fact that Vanuatu's Parliament is strongly behind the West Papuan cause simply reflects the views of the population of Vanuatu," "Throughout Vanuatu, people are very well aware of the fact that West Papua is a territory that is still under what we would consider colonial rule by Indonesia, that they are Melanesian people, and this is sentiment that has been held in Vanuatu since before independence and it has actually been renewed with the new generation of ni-Vanuatu that have been born since independence; and West Papua is sort of a cause celebrate for a lot of people in Vanuatu" External link

pidp Monday, October 7, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Many custom owners have to go to court to try to get back their land, they spent a lot of money and time but at the end even if they won the case they won’t be able to get their land back because the lease has already been made," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Something more has got to be done because the human rights situation is worsening," External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The onus is on the secretariat and the member states of PIF, including the members that are… on the human rights council, that they need to make sure the commissioner gets to go," External link

rnzi Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “That’s why it took so long,” “When things break down, you know there’s a huge amount of frustration. Luckily ... the leaders were able to bring it back” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “That would not be an incorrect assumption” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We're very happy that now the onus is on the secretariat and the member states of PIF, including the members that are on the UN Human Rights Council, that they need to make sure that the commisioner gets to go," External link

rnzi Friday, August 16, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We were being asked to endorse a statement we had not read," External link

rnzi Friday, August 16, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We continue to value New Zealand as one of our key partners,” External link

pina Monday, June 17, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “For over an hour we had MPs talking about all the natural disasters that are affecting Australia,” External link

pina Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “We are hopeful that the referendum will take place yet but it will no longer take place on 4 June,” “We still want the referendum but the bill must first be tabled in parliament and must have 2/3 of votes supporting the bill, which means 35 members of parliament voting in favour. If the vote meets this required number, there will be no referendum” External link

pina Monday, May 13, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Up to date it’s been basically hidden from the public, the fact that all these licenses have been issued by the minister of lands over the last five years or so. What the ministry wants now is to take a new approach which is, there must be wide public consultation on any further issues to do with seabed mineral exploration," External link

pidp Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are hoping that other countries will show an interest to join us in these actions," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:46:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We are hoping that other countries will show an interest to join us in these actions," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:25:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : “They may just not be willing to compromise. Full stop,” External link

time Friday, December 14, 2018 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's a make-or-break, live-or-die situation and we would expect, in the spirit of international solidarity, that other partner countries throughout the world would recognise we are all part of one international community," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "It's a make-or-break, live-or-die situation and we would expect, in the spirit of international solidarity, that other partner countries throughout the world would recognise we are all part of one international community," External link

afp-en Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "Three years ago we had the first 'category 5' cyclone in the Pacific," "It cost us over 64 percent of our GDP. One event over a few hours. So really, huge impact" External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "What they are doing as the EU to address the issue of climate change they are showing all developed countries what they should be doing," External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "We hope not. I can't really make a definitive statement about that one way or another but we hope not," External link

euobserver Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “This is a real concrete solution for a country like Vanuatu,” External link

eco-business Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "This is a real concrete solution for a country like Vanuatu," External link

trust Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:00:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The injustice of climate change is that the impacts are felt first and hardest by those with the least responsibility for its causes,” External link

eco-business Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The injustice of climate change is that the impacts are felt first and hardest by those with the least responsibility for its causes," External link

trust2 Monday, December 10, 2018 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu says : "No, we're not interested in it. The area they're talking about is a premier tourist destination in Vanuatu. This is where Champagne Beach is and some of the best, sandy beaches in Vanuatu. So we're not interested in putting a mine there," External link

pidp Friday, December 7, 2018 4:59:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : “The Government will move people from the evacuation centres in the host communities where they are to the wharves,” External link

pina Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said : "The Government will move people from the evacuation centres in the host communities where they are to the wharves," "No-one is supposed to move on their own … [and] no-one will be allowed to voluntarily return to the island during the state of emergency" External link

abc-au Friday, October 20, 2017 9:09:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “The location remains state land and will do in the future — no change or planned change in the ownership of the land,” External link

pidp Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu told : “The location remains state land and will do in the future — no change or planned change in the ownership of the land,” External link

pidp Friday, August 12, 2016 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu said ( about Manasseh Sogavare ) : "And in fact they rebuffed the prime minister of the Solomons (Manasseh Sogavare who is the current MSG chair). There's been no response to the letter from the prime minister of Papua New Guinea as the chair of the Pacific Islands Forum to them, asking for some sort of human rights assessment to be done," External link

pidp Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:45:00 AM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "Não temos comunicações com o resto do país. À medida que pudermos avaliar a situação em outros lugares o mais provável é que também façamos a declaração em outras províncias" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:11:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "N�o temos comunica��es com o resto do pa�s. � medida que pudermos avaliar a situa��o em outros lugares o mais prov�vel � que tamb�m fa�amos a declara��o em outras prov�ncias" External link

folha Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ralph Regenvanu disse : "Não temos comunicações com o resto do país. À medida que pudermos avaliar a situação em outros lugares o mais provável é que também façamos a declaração em outras províncias" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister74.67%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
mp5.33%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
leader5.33%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
minister of climate change1.33%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
minister for climate change2.67%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
ministre1.33%FR06/21/201621/06/2016
senior vanuatu cabinet minister4.00%EN03/15/201515/03/2015
resources minister5.33%EN02/23/201523/02/2015
Names Lang Count
Ralph RegenvanuEN74.53%
Ralph RegenvanuFR19.81%
Ralph RegenvanuPT4.72%
Ralph RegenvanuES0.94%


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