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Yearbook 1999

Vanuatu. According to Countryaah official website, Vanuatu's former prime minister, Anglican priest Walter Lini, passed away in February. He was regarded as the father of the nation and played an important role in the country, then called the New Hebrides, the struggle for independence from colonial rulers Britain and France. When the goal was reached in 1980, he became the first prime minister of the small kingdom.

1999 Vanuatu

Vanuatu authorities rejected a claim during the year from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that criminals from the Russian Federation used Vanuatu banks to launder black money.

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