7 Apr 2008

Vanuatu's Pentecost Island has only newspaper written by hand

5:25 am on 7 April 2008

Vanuatu's Pentecost Island can boast to have the only newspaper that's written by hand.

The Pentecost Star, now eight months old, is a weekly newspaper.

It is the brainchild of Keith Hango, a former newspaper boy for the Trading Post newspaper.

The newsletter is written in English and comes out every Saturday.

The Vanuatu Daily Post reports Mr Hango singlehandedly writes all of the newspaper's contents by hand.

His only tools are pen, paper, ruler and a stapler and staples all of which he buys himself.

Mr Hango says he started the newsletter because he saw a great need to disseminate interesting, factual information to the people of Pentecost.