Exclusive interview with Ronan Harvey, owner of the largest private airport in Europe, wealthy international investor and businessman, in printed Vila Times issue 140.
‘Based on my knowledge, every significant (non-Chinese) investor has left Vanuatu or is leaving.’
‘I don’t believe anyone on Santo actually makes a profit, it’s a hand-to-mouth existence! Every property on Santo is offered for sale.’
‘I was at Velit Bay for six years, and none of the expat managers employed there lasted more than a year. A couple just walked off, unable to cope with the continual harassment, threats, and intimidation by local thugs.’