Vanuatu

Country Vanuatu
Capital Port Vila
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Vanuatu vatu(VUV)
Languages Bislama, French & English

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Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

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Vanuatu - Wikipedia
Vanuatu - CIA World Fact Book
Vanuatu - BBC
Vanuatu - Timeline - BBC

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Vanuatu bans shipment of gravel from China - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu bans shipment of gravel from China
Radio New Zealand
Biosecurity authorities in Vanuatu have banned a shipment of gravel brought in from China by a Chinese company contracted to repair the country's international airport runway. The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the Director of Biosecurity Timothy Tumukon ...



'Lovely, kind' New Zealander dies on Vanuatu honeymoon - Newshub

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'Lovely, kind' New Zealander dies on Vanuatu honeymoon
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Joy Ramirez wrote children's picture book Toot: The World's Tiniest Whale, performed as an electronic pop artist, and was represented by talent agency Karen Kay management. "It's such a sad tragedy and we sincerely feel for people close to her, in ...
Auckland woman dies after horse-riding accident while on honeymoon in VanuatuStuff.co.nz
Kiwi woman Joy Ramirez dies on honeymoon in VanuatuNew Zealand Herald
Auckland children's author dies while honeymooning in VanuatuTVNZ
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Fishing crew imprisoned in Vanuatu for killing captain - Radio New Zealand

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Fishing crew imprisoned in Vanuatu for killing captain
Radio New Zealand
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that Fijian authorities intercepted the Fiji bound ship and extradited the six Indonesians to Port Vila. Justice David Fatiaki initially sentenced the crew members to 30 years each, but the sentences were reduced taking ...
5.2 mag earthquake recorded in VanuatuFiji Times

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Three-hour surgery couldn't save Kiwi woman after horse riding accident in Vanuatu - Stuff.co.nz

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Three-hour surgery couldn't save Kiwi woman after horse riding accident in Vanuatu
Stuff.co.nz
A Vanuatu surgeon tried in vain for three hours to save a New Zealand woman who died after falling off a horse while on honeymoon in Vanuatu. Joy Ramirez was rushed by boat to the mainland hospital after an excursion turned to tragedy on Saturday.
Surgeon tried to save Kiwi author Joy Ramirez who died while on her honeymoon in VanuatuNew Zealand Herald

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Why Vanuatu is a must-do for every foodie - Yahoo7 Be

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Why Vanuatu is a must-do for every foodie
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Vanuatu may be known for its secluded beaches, coconut forests and luscious scenery, not many would think of Vanuatu as foodie's dream. But let me tell you, it MOST DEFINITLEY IS. Before visiting this Pacific Island nation, I knew the food would be ...



Sport: Sydney 2000 Olympic torch to be auctioned in Vanuatu - Radio New Zealand

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Sport: Sydney 2000 Olympic torch to be auctioned in Vanuatu
Radio New Zealand
The Olympic torch from the Sydney 2000 Games will be auctioned in Vanuatu today to raise funds for the country's athletes preparing for the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila in December. The president of the Carbine Club in Vanuatu, Shaun Gilchrist, said ...



NZ regrets lack of notice to Vanuatu for vessel's trip - Radio New Zealand

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NZ regrets lack of notice to Vanuatu for vessel's trip
Radio New Zealand
The New Zealand team led by the Auckland War Memorial Museum had asked the government in New Caledonia if it could carry out research in the area, but not Vanuatu. A spokesperson for New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it regrets that the ...



Council issues reminders for Vanuatu Games - Saipan Tribune

Saipan Tribune

Council issues reminders for Vanuatu Games
Saipan Tribune
The Pacific Games Council is reminding all member nations that would be fielding teams in football, netball, Rugby 7s, and weightlifting in this year's Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu to exercise their discretionary powers in terms of eligibility ...



Vanuatu Opposition worried by political lobbying - Radio New Zealand

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Vanuatu Opposition worried by political lobbying
Radio New Zealand
The opposition in Vanuatu says it's concerned by lobbying that preceded last month's presidential election. Vanuatu's new president Tallis Obed Moses Photo: RNZI Len Garae. Tallis Obed Moses was installed as president by vote of the Electoral College, ...



NZ research ship flares Vanuatu-France border dispute - Radio New Zealand

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NZ research ship flares Vanuatu-France border dispute
Radio New Zealand
The uninhabited islands have been claimed by both Vanuatu and France since 1976, when France annexed them for New Caledonia ahead of Vanuatu being granted independence. Vanuatu's prime minister, Charlot Salwai, said that the New Zealand team ...