News - Vanuatu

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Aug '16

3 Aug 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu: A New Awakening for the Republic

As the last chords of the national anthem echoed across the parade ground at Independence Park on Saturday, Charlot Salwai stood and delivered his first Independence Day address. The annual...

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19

Jul '16

19 Jul 2016

Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, children with disabilities recover and thrive one year after the cyclone

On the night Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, Tamanu’s family was forced to leave their home and seek shelter with relatives. When they returned, their house was destroyed. One year later, Tamanu is...

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19

Jul '16

19 Jul 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu to plant 50,000 coconuts

Fifty thousand coconuts are to be planted in Vanuatu as part of a National Coconut Strategy launched this morning by the government. The nine year plan from the Ministry of Agriculture aims to...

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07

Jul '16

7 Jul 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans right hand vehicle imports

The Vanuatu government is placing a ban on the importation of right hand drive vehicles. Vanuatu traditionally has left hand drive cars and people drive on the right side of the road. The...

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06

Jul '16

6 Jul 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans right hand vehicle imports

The Vanuatu government is placing a ban on the importation of right hand drive vehicles. Vanuatu traditionally has left hand drive cars and people drive on the right side of the road. The...

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05

Jul '16

5 Jul 2016

Vanuatu

BSP Take Over Westpac Operations in Vanuatu

Bank South Pacific (BSP) has announced the acquisition of Westpac Banking Corporation in Vanuatu as of Friday, July 1. This announcement follows on from the purchase of Westpac operations in...

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24

Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Vanuatu

Lessons from Cyclone Pam in new Vanuatu report

A new report has spelt out the lessons learnt from Cyclone Pam, urging better warning systems and co-ordination between the Vanuatu government and community groups. Released on Wednesday, the...

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19

Apr '16

19 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

6.5 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu

Update: 10:24AM A 6.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Vanuatu region early this morning but there was no tsunami threat. The Mineral Resources Department's Seismology Unit said the...

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07

Apr '16

7 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

Strong Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu; No Tsunami Threat

A strong earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatuon Wednesday, but there was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-6.9 quake struck...

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03

Apr '16

3 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake strikes off Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, tsunami warning lifted

SANTO (REUTERS/AFP) - A large magnitude-6.9 quake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage...

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08

Mar '16

8 Mar 2016

Vanuatu

Masdar powers up solar PV plants on Vanuatu island

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has completed its sixth project in the Pacific islands under a US$50 million initiative. The three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, totalling 767 kilowatts, were developed in...

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21

Feb '16

21 Feb 2016

Vanuatu

Mystery of the 1983 Vanuatu ‘nuclear free’ girl finally solved

By David Robie in Auckland So the mystery is finally over. In 1983, I took this photo of a young ni-Vanuatu girl at a nuclear-free Pacific rally in Independence Part, Port Vila. She was aged...

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