Friday, April 19, 2013

A good story..

We were at the little airport in Tanna and noticed a couple of men that had stayed at the same bungalows we did. The younger man started playing his ukulele and playing "hang down your head Tom Dooley". Well, of course Elder Williams sits right down and joins him in song! I snapped a picture. After looking at our badges he said. "We are both ministers. But I'm in a different ministry. I was the former Minister of Finance for Vanuatu." We talked for quite a while about what we were doing and about the politics of Vanuatu.
It was about a month later that we read that the current Prime Minister of Vanuatu resigning to avoid a vote of no confidence by the Parliament and our ukelele player was appointed by the opposition party who now controlled Parliament. So here is a picture of the new Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Elder Williams in their singular performance of "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley"!

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