News - Vanuatu

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Jan '17

31 Jan 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu dengue outbreak: More than 900 suspect cases

The South Pacific Ocean nation island chain of Vanuatu has had an increase in dengue cases since November that exceeds the trends in recent years. The island country has reported 919 suspected...

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22

Nov '16

22 Nov 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu man loses huge cash savings in fire

An elderly man in a village outside Vanuatu's Luganville on Santo, has lost $US 26,000 in cash when his hut was destroyed by fire. Sources from Fanafo Village say the man escaped the fire with...

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07

Nov '16

7 Nov 2016

Vanuatu

Student brings education to the children of Vanuatu

University of Victoria student Mirali Shukla is not only invested in her own education, but in the education of thousands around the world. At 21 years, Shukla is founder and CEO of the Kind...

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25

Oct '16

25 Oct 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu will receive funding for major building repairs

Vanuatu will receive $US2.6 million dollars from Australia to repair and rebuild some of the public buildings destroyed by Cyclone Pam last year. The chairman of the cyclone recovery committee,...

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20

Oct '16

20 Oct 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu aims for self sufficiency in spuds

Vanuatu's Minister of Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah, is promising the people of Tanna Island that he and his staff will help them plant potatoes, carrots and onions. It is a bid to reduce imports...

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20

Oct '16

20 Oct 2016

Vanuatu

Agro-forestry Farming Approach to Boost Vanuatu’s Resilience

An agro-forestry farming approach introduced in Vanuatu aims to help communities address agricultural risks worsened by extreme weather patterns. With Tropical Cyclone Pam impacts still fresh in...

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04

Oct '16

4 Oct 2016

Vanuatu

From Tanna to Hollywood: Film success for Vanuatu love story

The cast of Vanuatu film, Tanna, travelled to Hollywood this month to attend the movies official release in Los Angeles as well as New York City. EyeWitness news interviewed the cast members...

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22

Sep '16

22 Sep 2016

Vanuatu

Para-vet training to support Vanuatu’s livestock industry

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Twenty-two animal health and production workers as well as biosecurity officers from Vanuatu are undergoing specialised summer school training in Port Vila and Santo,...

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15

Sep '16

15 Sep 2016

Vanuatu

Jubilation after Vanuatu reaches a FIFA World Cup finals series for the first time

There were emotional scenes after Vanuatu scored a late semi-final win against Solomon Islands to reach the OFC under 20 championship final, but more importantly they also qualified for the under...

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13

Sep '16

13 Sep 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Film, Tanna, a Contender for Oscars

Set in one of Vanuatu’s remote parts, the 104-minute film has an absolute and pure quality. Tanna was directed and produced by Australian film makers, Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, and has...

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30

Aug '16

30 Aug 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu receives Pacific Air Ambulance Service

Vanuatu has received its first Air Ambulance, The Pacific Air Ambulance Service. When addressing the guests at a function recently, Michael Benjamin a board member to the Vanuatu Pro Medic asked...

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25

Aug '16

25 Aug 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu holds 'slow food festival'

Residents on Vanuatu's Tanna Island will hold their first 'slow food festival' this week, featuring traditional methods of cooking and preserving food for times of disaster. The festival begins...

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