Vanuatu is a group of small islands southeast of the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific.  Somewhat isolated, they are vulnerable to weather and climate changes. There are about 140 languages spoken among the 260,000 people that occupy the islands. For a small country, they have an infamous history. Captain Cook named the islands the New Hebrides in 1774, which stayed as their name until their independence in 1980. They are also known historically for […]
The French Polynesia is a group of over 100 islands in the South Pacific.  It was one of the last places on earth to be inhabited.  The main islands are Tahiti and Bora Bora.  The official language is French, and France controls the aid and military to the islands. It is no doubt a beautiful place, but it is also a paradise lost.  Formerly, it was a strong Christian nation that sent missionaries all over […]
Fiji is a small country and group of islands in the South Pacific.  It is known for its coral reefs, sparkling clear lagoons, scuba diving and snorkeling.  Many are descendants from indentured servants imported by the British from 1879 to 1916.  There have been several coups over recent years, and the fact that residents cannot own land has made many people emigrate away from the islands.  It is majority Christian and tightly aligned with the […]


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