Vanuatu

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

Port-Vila

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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 Has One Of The World's Strictest Plastic Bans. It's About To Get Tougher. - HuffPostVanuatu Has One Of The World's Strictest Plastic Bans. It's About To Get Tougher.  HuffPost

The measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get thrown away after a single use.



Vanuatu to ban disposable diapers in bid to reduce pollution - Channel NewsAsiaVanuatu to ban disposable diapers in bid to reduce pollution  Channel NewsAsia

Disposable diapers pose an environmental nuisance as they are lined with non-biodegradable plastic and use the chemical sodium polyacrylate as an ...



UK and Vanuatu unite to tackle marine litter - GOV.UKUK and Vanuatu unite to tackle marine litter  GOV.UK

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey is in Vanuatu for the South Pacific Region Commonwealth Litter Programme conference.



Vanuatu looks to promote reusable nappies - Radio New ZealandVanuatu looks to promote reusable nappies  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu is looking at alternatives to plastic baby nappies which are clogging the country's landfills.



Vanuatu hopes to export beef to New Caledonia - Radio New ZealandVanuatu hopes to export beef to New Caledonia  Radio New Zealand

There is hope Vanuatu can export organic beef to New Caledonia, Vanuatu's new director general of trade says.



Vanuatu govt says Cyclone Oma response imminent - Radio New ZealandVanuatu govt says Cyclone Oma response imminent  Radio New Zealand

The Vanuatu government says it will respond to the damage left behind by Cyclone Oma soon. On Rah Island, in Vanuatu's Torba province, swells whipped up ...



Case against Vanuatu Justice Minister never progressed - Radio New ZealandCase against Vanuatu Justice Minister never progressed  Radio New Zealand

Questions have been raised in Vanuatu as to why it has been almost three years since the Justice Minister, Don Ken, and four other men were charged with ...



Vanuatu PM calls for scrutiny of projects funded by China - Radio New ZealandVanuatu PM calls for scrutiny of projects funded by China  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's prime minister is calling for more scrutiny of development projects funded by China.



French ambassador to Vanuatu summoned to Paris - Radio New ZealandFrench ambassador to Vanuatu summoned to Paris  Radio New Zealand

The French ambassador to Vanuatu Robby Judes has been summoned to the French foreign ministry in Paris after a complaint of sexual assault was lodged ...



Sport: Two sports removed from Vanuatu Pacific Games team - Radio New ZealandSport: Two sports removed from Vanuatu Pacific Games team  Radio New Zealand

Rugby league and indoor volleyball have been removed from the list of sports that will represent Vanuatu at the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa.



Sexual assault complaint against France's ambassador to Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandSexual assault complaint against France's ambassador to Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

A sexual assault complaint has been lodged with the French High Commission in New Caledonia against France's ambassador to Vanuatu, Robby Judes.



Cyclone Oma causes widespread damage to Solomon Islands, as Vanuatu assess damage - Fiji TimesCyclone Oma causes widespread damage to Solomon Islands, as Vanuatu assess damage  Fiji Times

HONIARA/PORT VILA, 19 FEBRUARY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Cyclone Oma has caused extensive damage to the Solomon Islands and officials are concerned ...



New Caledonia and Vanuatu sign free trade agreement - Radio New ZealandNew Caledonia and Vanuatu sign free trade agreement  Radio New Zealand

New Caledonia and Vanuatu have agreed to free up trade for a range of products.



Vanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change - Aljazeera.comVanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change  Aljazeera.com

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is considering legal action against big polluters thousands of kilometres away.



Possible cyclone forming near Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandPossible cyclone forming near Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

A tropical storm below the Solomon Islands could become a cyclone overnight as it heads towards Vanuatu.



Cyclone Oma pelts Vanuatu for third day - Radio New ZealandCyclone Oma pelts Vanuatu for third day  Radio New Zealand

Cyclone Oma is slowing down and gathering strength as it sits off Vanuatu's Santo for a third straight day.



Cyclone Oma: Alerts lifted in Vanuatu provinces - Vanuatu - ReliefWebCyclone Oma: Alerts lifted in Vanuatu provinces - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

The red alert for Vanuatu's Sanma province and the yellow alert for Malampa province have been cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma moves away from the ...



Indonesia urges Vanuatu to improve treatment of women - Radio New ZealandIndonesia urges Vanuatu to improve treatment of women  Radio New Zealand

Indonesia's government has called on Vanuatu to improve its treatment of women.



Money allocated to fix up dire roads in Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandMoney allocated to fix up dire roads in Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

The Vanuatu government has allocated three billion vatu ($US26 million) to build feeder roads around the country. The condition of many roads in Port Vila are ...



Maintenance an issue for huge convention centre in Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandMaintenance an issue for huge convention centre in Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's prime minister Charlot Salwai says there's no money in the budget to maintain the national convention centre.



Environmentalist on mission to preserve island nation Vanuatu - Aljazeera.comEnvironmentalist on mission to preserve island nation Vanuatu  Aljazeera.com

Leimalu Tapesi, the first woman anointed chairperson of a village tribal council, plans to crack down on illegal logging.



Vanuatu's new Labour chief says she won't tolerate corruption - Radio New ZealandVanuatu's new Labour chief says she won't tolerate corruption  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's new labour commissioner says corruption won't be tolerated in her office. Murielle Meltenoven is one of a record seven women appointed to be ...



Social media users in Vanuatu urged to cut foul language - Radio New ZealandSocial media users in Vanuatu urged to cut foul language  Radio New Zealand

Social media users in Vanuatu have been urged to show respect for others online and not use foul language against national leaders especially on Facebook.



Heavy rain, flash flooding possible as Vanuatu braces for category two storm - TVNZHeavy rain, flash flooding possible as Vanuatu braces for category two storm  TVNZ

Some areas are already being hit by 75 km/h winds.



Dengue Overview in Vanuatu - Situational Report 1 (Report Date: 01/02/2019 | for surveillance activity on 01st to 31st January 2019) - Vanuatu - ReliefWebDengue Overview in Vanuatu - Situational Report 1 (Report Date: 01/02/2019 | for surveillance activity on 01st to 31st January 2019) - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Vanuatu about Health, Women and Epidemic; published on 02 Feb 2019 by Govt. Vanuatu and WHO.



Vanuatu officials accused of abuse of power amid corruption claims - Radio New ZealandVanuatu officials accused of abuse of power amid corruption claims  Radio New Zealand

An anti-corruption activist in Vanuatu says the country's Public *Service* Commissioner abused her power while investigating corruption allegations.



Appeal updates – Vanuatu and Indonesia - Indonesia - ReliefWebAppeal updates – Vanuatu and Indonesia - Indonesia  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Indonesia about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children, Women, Earthquake, Tsunami and more; published on 31 Jan ...



Defamation and corruption allegations in Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandDefamation and corruption allegations in Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

Two officials in Vanuatu's government are pushing for criminal charges against people accused of defaming them online.



On these remote Pacific islands, children now get life-saving vaccines from drones - Fast CompanyOn these remote Pacific islands, children now get life-saving vaccines from drones  Fast Company

Moving medicine between Vanuatu's 80 mountainous islands used to be incredibly difficult. Now they just put the medicine on a drone and fly it where it needs to ...



15 women appointed to Vanuatu govt leadership roles - Radio New Zealand15 women appointed to Vanuatu govt leadership roles  Radio New Zealand

A record 15 women have been appointed to government leadership roles in Vanuatu.



Sport: New Vanuatu cricket coach excited by new challenge - Radio New ZealandSport: New Vanuatu cricket coach excited by new challenge  Radio New Zealand

The new Vanuatu men's cricket coach says he can't wait to get started in his role and harness the local talent to help them win plenty of matches.



Transport operators in Vanuatu face tougher requirements - Radio New ZealandTransport operators in Vanuatu face tougher requirements  Radio New Zealand

Transport businesses in Vanuatu are going to face more stringent requirements before they get operating licences.



Vanuatu officials want criminal charges over corruption allegations - Radio New ZealandVanuatu officials want criminal charges over corruption allegations  Radio New Zealand

Two officials in Vanuatu's government are pushing for criminal charges against people accused of defaming them online.



Cheap Flights of the Week: Thailand, Vanuatu and New Caledonia - finder.com.auCheap Flights of the Week: Thailand, Vanuatu and New Caledonia  finder.com.au

Explore the bustling streets of downtown Bangkok, relax on the beaches in Vanuatu or jet off to Noumea for the perfect island escape.



Sport: Vanuatu's Erakor Golden Star banking on South American flair - Radio New ZealandSport: Vanuatu's Erakor Golden Star banking on South American flair  Radio New Zealand

Erakor Golden Star are hoping home advantage and some South American flair can inspire them to a first appearance in the knockout rounds of the OFC ...



Australia may help Air Vanuatu expansion - POST-COURIERAustralia may help Air Vanuatu expansion  POST-COURIER

PORT VILA: Vanuatu's state- owned airline could be eligible for Australian development funding for its expansion plan. Australia's assistant minister for ...



Cyclone Oma trashes Pacific islands as it moves towards Queensland coast - SBS NewsCyclone Oma trashes Pacific islands as it moves towards Queensland coast  SBS News

Tropical Cyclone Oma has weakened to a category two storm as it heads towards the Queensland coast, but it has already left trail of destruction through the ...



Minister rejects warning over Vanuatu police recruitment plan - Radio New ZealandMinister rejects warning over Vanuatu police recruitment plan  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's police minister has rejected a warning that changing the Police Act would allow political interference in the selection of new recruits.



Big marijuana bust in Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandBig marijuana bust in Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

One hundred two-metre high marijuana plants from a plot at Blacksands on the outskirts of Port Vila have been seized by Vanuatu's Police Drug Unit.



Vanuatu PM seeking answers for dismissal of 48 directors - Radio New ZealandVanuatu PM seeking answers for dismissal of 48 directors  Radio New Zealand

An explanation for the sacking of 48 directors from Vanuatu's public *service* is being sought by the prime minister.



Vanuatu Telecommunications Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 - Honest VersionVanuatu Telecommunications Market Insights, Forecast to 2025  Honest Version

MarketResearchNest.com adds “2019 Future Of Vanuatu Telecommunications Market- Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities of Mobile, Fixed Landline and ...



Two MPs join Vanuatu's Vanuaaku Pati - Radio New ZealandTwo MPs join Vanuatu's Vanuaaku Pati  Radio New Zealand

Two MPs have joined Vanuatu's ruling Vanuaaku Pati, giving it 13 seats in the 52 seat parliament.



Red Cross prepares for Cyclone in northern Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandRed Cross prepares for Cyclone in northern Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

The Red Cross disaster agency has opened its emergency operations centre in Luganville as Tropical Cyclone Oma looms over northern Vanuatu.



Vanuatu refuses to back down on West Papua stance - Radio New ZealandVanuatu refuses to back down on West Papua stance  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's foreign minister has dismissed criticism from the Indonesian government for including the United Liberation Movement (ULMWP) for West Papua in its ...



Melbourne to Vanuatu flights: Air Vanuatu launches non-stop flights from June 2019 - TravellerMelbourne to Vanuatu flights: Air Vanuatu launches non-stop flights from June 2019  Traveller

Melbournians will be able to reach the islands of Vanuatu much quicker from June as Air Vanuatu resumes non-stop flights to the Pacific paradise.



Labour mobility and medical mobility: lessons from Vanuatu - devpolicy.orgLabour mobility and medical mobility: lessons from Vanuatu  devpolicy.org

Decentralising medical screening services in Vanuatu is facilitating labour mobility.



Air Vanuatu Adds New Service to Melbourne - Aviation TribuneAir Vanuatu Adds New Service to Melbourne  Aviation Tribune

Air Vanuatu will launch a new non-stop *service* on Tuesday 18 June 2019, flying three times per week between Port Vila and Melbourne.



Vanuatu PM denies settling with Pentecost organisation - Radio New ZealandVanuatu PM denies settling with Pentecost organisation  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has denied a report that says the government has reconciled with the failed Apma Financial Investment Centre on ...



Vanuatu: Emergency Response to Manaro Volcano Eruption in Penama Province – VUT 191 - Vanuatu - ReliefWebVanuatu: Emergency Response to Manaro Volcano Eruption in Penama Province – VUT 191 - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Vanuatu about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Volcano and more; published on 28 Jan 2019 by ACT Alliance.



Cyclone Oma strengthens to a category 3 - Radio New ZealandCyclone Oma strengthens to a category 3  Radio New Zealand

The Fiji Meteorological *Service* has upgraded Cyclone Oma to a category 3.



Vanuatu's 'shared vision 2030' tourism goal – a pipe dream or survival plan? - Asia Pacific ReportVanuatu's 'shared vision 2030' tourism goal – a pipe dream or survival plan?  Asia Pacific Report

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila. The government of Vanuatu has convened three major tourism and travel stakeholders this week to announce a major shakeup in ...



UN still waiting on Vanuatu police report - Radio New ZealandUN still waiting on Vanuatu police report  Radio New Zealand

The United Nations is waiting for Vanuatu to submit a report before its police officers are allowed to participate in peacekeeping missions again.



Vanuatu to hold its first referendum in June - Radio New ZealandVanuatu to hold its first referendum in June  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu will hold its first ever referendum in June with people being given the opportunity to vote for political reform laws.



US Customs claims Vanuatu tuna vessel used forced labor - SeafoodSourceUS Customs claims Vanuatu tuna vessel used forced labor  SeafoodSource

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials announced an order against the Tunago no. 61, a Vanuatu tuna vessel, for suspected forced labor.



Vanuatu: Ambae Volcano Eruption 2018 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report n° MDRVU006 - Vanuatu - ReliefWebVanuatu: Ambae Volcano Eruption 2018 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report n° MDRVU006 - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Vanuatu about Health, Logistics and Telecommunications, IDPs, Volcano and more; published on 31 Jan 2019 by IFRC.



Vanuatu health ministry warns about fake remedies - Radio New ZealandVanuatu health ministry warns about fake remedies  Radio New Zealand

The Vanuatu Ministry of Health is raising concerns at products being sold on the open market to supposedly treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes, high ...



Vanuatu minister wants action over suspended police chief - Radio New ZealandVanuatu minister wants action over suspended police chief  Radio New Zealand

Four months after the suspension of Vanuatu Police Commissioner, Albert Nalpini, the matter remains unresolved.



Air Vanuatu gives grace period for ID cards - Radio New ZealandAir Vanuatu gives grace period for ID cards  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's national airline has given a grace period for people living in remote islands for obtaining a National ID card for use in domestic flights.



Air Vanuatu launches direct Melbourne-Vanuatu flights with fares from $325 - finder.com.auAir Vanuatu launches direct Melbourne-Vanuatu flights with fares from $325  finder.com.au

Air Vanuatu is launching a direct *service* between Melbourne and Port Vila from June 2019.



Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Air Vanuatu flights - Australian Business TravellerUsing Qantas frequent flyer points to book Air Vanuatu flights  Australian Business Traveller

Turn your hard-earned Qantas Points into a well-deserved holiday with Air Vanuatu, and be whisked away to a tropical island paradise with picture-postcard ...



Travel deals: Cheap flights with Air Vanuatu to mark new Melbourne route - TravellerTravel deals: Cheap flights with Air Vanuatu to mark new Melbourne route  Traveller

To celebrate new direct flights starting in June from Melbourne to Vanuatu fares will be cut by 36 per cent.



One dead in crash involving LDS missionaries in Pacific - Daily HeraldOne dead in crash involving LDS missionaries in Pacific  Daily Herald

A person has died following a Saturday crash on the island of New Caledonia involving two vehicles, including one with missionaries from The Church of Jesus ...



Air Vanuatu to acquire 13 new aircraft by 2030 - Radio New ZealandAir Vanuatu to acquire 13 new aircraft by 2030  Radio New Zealand

Air Vanuatu has announced it is expecting eight new aircraft to *service* its international sector and five Cessna planes for its domestic routes by 2030.



Wild weather: Power crews on stand-by as upper North Island braces for soaking - New Zealand HeraldWild weather: Power crews on stand-by as upper North Island braces for soaking  New Zealand Herald

Power crews are on standby as wet and windy weather starts to lash the North Island.



Your Church in Action: Adventure puts life into perspective - The Northern Daily LeaderYour Church in Action: Adventure puts life into perspective  The Northern Daily Leader

Post-HSC, and many a young person's fancy turns to schoolies. But Carinya student Jonathan Parker had higher ambitions.



Fiji: the value of vuvale - BlueNotesFiji: the value of vuvale  BlueNotes

Vuvale - it means “we are family”. And it was one of the major themes during Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent visit to Fiji and the University of ...



Gallery: Cyclone Oma Sends Gold Coast Into Tube Frenzy - Surfline.com Surf NewsGallery: Cyclone Oma Sends Gold Coast Into Tube Frenzy  Surfline.com Surf News

It's been a wild week on the Gold Coast of Australia. Surfline's ace forecasters have been tracking Cyclone Oma over the past few days as it's pumped out day ...



Vanuatu threatens to sue biggest carbon energy producers - CNNVanuatu threatens to sue biggest carbon energy producers  CNN

A tiny Pacific Island nation facing an existential threat due to climate change has put the world's biggest carbon energy producers on notice.



Morrison's Vanuatu trip shows the government's continued focus on militarising the Pacific - The Conversation AUMorrison's Vanuatu trip shows the government's continued focus on militarising the Pacific  The Conversation AU

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's historic visit to Vanuatu is centred around security. This fits a pattern shifting the focus from development to militarisation in ...



Child given world's first drone-delivered vaccine in Vanuatu - UNICEF - UNICEFChild given world's first drone-delivered vaccine in Vanuatu - UNICEF  UNICEF

PORT VILA/ NEW YORK, 18 December 2018 –One month old Joy Nowai today became the world's first child to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by ...



Tsunami from New Caledonia quake causes damage in Vanuatu - Radio New ZealandTsunami from New Caledonia quake causes damage in Vanuatu  Radio New Zealand

Schools and houses on Vanuatu's southernmost island of Aneityum were damaged when a tsunami hit after yesterday's 7.5 earthquake off New Caledonia.



'Their hearts are here': Vanuatu islanders return to volcanic home - The Sydney Morning Herald'Their hearts are here': Vanuatu islanders return to volcanic home  The Sydney Morning Herald

At the village of Sari Lohu in the northern part of Ambae, a small volcanic island in Vanuatu, Chief Titus Karack is the only person to return to this blackened ...



Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change - The GuardianVanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change  The Guardian

Vanuatu says it is desperate for financial assistance to deal with extreme weather and global warming.



Dreams come true in Blue Vanuatu - btobDreams come true in Blue Vanuatu  btob

Air Vanuatu's wide-reaching call 'to explore Vanuatu' convinced Business to Business editor HELEN PERRY that the time was right to fulfil a long time ambition ...



Australian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu - Washington PostAustralian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu  Washington Post

Australia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid ...



Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island - BBC NewsVanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island  BBC News

Vital medicines are flown to a remote Vanuatu village in what will now become a regular *service*.



Vanuatu's Ambrym volcano evacuees to stay in own island safe zones - Vanuatu - ReliefWebVanuatu's Ambrym volcano evacuees to stay in own island safe zones - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Vanuatu about Earthquake and Volcano; published on 21 Jan 2019 by RNZI.



Vanuatu to firm up Australia's new aid commitments - Radio New ZealandVanuatu to firm up Australia's new aid commitments  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's foreign minister will travel to Canberra in the coming weeks to firm up climate action commitments made by Australia.



ScoMo trip to Vanuatu an historic precedent - Radio New ZealandScoMo trip to Vanuatu an historic precedent  Radio New Zealand

Australian Prime Minister's visit to Vanuatu to set an historic precedent this week.



Vanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries - Aljazeera.comVanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries  Aljazeera.com

It is innovative, it is ambitious, but Vanuatu's government wants to know if drone delivery of vaccines to remote locations is also practical and financially viable.



Drones swoop in to deliver life-saving vaccines to remote Vanuatu villages - ABC NewsDrones swoop in to deliver life-saving vaccines to remote Vanuatu villages  ABC News

What once seemed like a mad fantasy is now a welcome reality in Vanuatu, with an Australian developed product flying necessary medicines into hard-to-reach ...



Drone delivers vaccines to remote island of Vanuatu - CNBCDrone delivers vaccines to remote island of Vanuatu  CNBC

A one-month old baby in the Pacific island of Vanuatu became the first person in history to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone on Tuesday.



Ecuador earthquake VIDEO: Terrifying 7.5 magnitude RING OF FIRE quake hits Ecuador - Express.co.ukEcuador earthquake VIDEO: Terrifying 7.5 magnitude RING OF FIRE quake hits Ecuador  Express.co.uk

RESIDENTS of Guayaquil, Ecuador, were forced to the streets after a terrifying 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the south-American country's border with Peru.



Vanuatu hideaway delivers the luxe - Sunshine Coast DailyVanuatu hideaway delivers the luxe  Sunshine Coast Daily

Well, it wasn't really a country ... it was a lonely outpost of French/British colonialism governed by something called a "condominium government". In other words ...



Drones to deliver vaccines in Vanuatu in world-first trial - The GuardianDrones to deliver vaccines in Vanuatu in world-first trial  The Guardian

Drones will take delicate drugs to dozens of remote villages in test that could be replicated around the world.



Vanuatu launches free trade zone - Radio New ZealandVanuatu launches free trade zone  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu has launched its first Free Trade Zone on a 50 hectare site on the northern island of Espiritu Santo.



Vanuatu police warn about seasonal work scammers - Radio New ZealandVanuatu police warn about seasonal work scammers  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's Police Fraud Unit has warned about scammers targeting seasonal workers, saying it has a number of registered cases related to this area.



Vanuatu actor's death a 'preventable tragedy' - Radio New ZealandVanuatu actor's death a 'preventable tragedy'  Radio New Zealand

The death of Vanuatu actor Mungau Dain, the star of 2017 film Tanna, was a preventable tragedy, the film's co-director says.



Vanuatu opposition files motion of no confidence - Radio New ZealandVanuatu opposition files motion of no confidence  Radio New Zealand

The leader of the opposition in Vanuatu has this morning filed a motion of no confidence in the prime minister Charlot Salwai.



Drones to deliver vaccines to remote Vanuatu in world-first commercial contracts - ABC NewsDrones to deliver vaccines to remote Vanuatu in world-first commercial contracts  ABC News

An Australian company is awarded the world's first-ever commercial contract to deliver life-saving vaccines to vulnerable children in remote areas by drone.



Vanuatu: The undervalued jewel of the Pacific - Stuff.co.nzVanuatu: The undervalued jewel of the Pacific  Stuff.co.nz

It has to be the unluckiest place in the Pacific. In recent years, two cyclones, one volcano and the death of a beloved president have left Vanuatu reeling.



Vanuatu mayor apologises for hit-and-run incident - Radio New ZealandVanuatu mayor apologises for hit-and-run incident  Radio New Zealand

The mayor of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila, has issued a public apology for his involvement in a hit-and-run last week.



China forgives overdue debt Vanuatu thought was gift - Radio New ZealandChina forgives overdue debt Vanuatu thought was gift  Radio New Zealand

China has forgiven an overdue multi-million dollar loan to Vanuatu from 2004 that its government reportedly thought was a gift.



Magnitude-7.5 earthquake sparks tsunami warning for New Caledonia, Vanuatu, but no major damage reported - ABC NewsMagnitude-7.5 earthquake sparks tsunami warning for New Caledonia, Vanuatu, but no major damage reported  ABC News

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the threat of tsunami waves has passed after a strong, shallow earthquake hit off the coast of New Caledonia.



Scott Morrison to make historic trip to Fiji and Vanuatu to shore up Australian influence in Pacific - ABC NewsScott Morrison to make historic trip to Fiji and Vanuatu to shore up Australian influence in Pacific  ABC News

Scott Morrison faces a huge battle to win this year's election, but before then, he'll jet off to the Pacific island nations of Vanuatu and Fiji for a state visit. And, in a ...



Rival Venezuela pop concerts, the “triple nexus”, arming US aid officials: The Cheat Sheet - IRINnews.orgRival Venezuela pop concerts, the “triple nexus”, arming US aid officials: The Cheat Sheet  IRINnews.org

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Strengthening Vanuatu's Response to Natural Disasters - Vanuatu - ReliefWebStrengthening Vanuatu's Response to Natural Disasters - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

Handing over ceremony of power equipment tools to Vanuatu Government. The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ...



Vanuatu govt to assess whether Ambae is safe for return - Radio New ZealandVanuatu govt to assess whether Ambae is safe for return  Radio New Zealand

The Vanuatu government will send a team of assessors to Ambae before permitting evacuees to return to the island.



Vanuatu's seasonal workers: where are they from? - devpolicy.orgVanuatu's seasonal workers: where are they from?  devpolicy.org

Rochelle Bailey and Julie Rereman find that Vanuatu's most remote province sends the largest number of seasonal wokers per capita.



Vanuatu opposition biding its time on power play - Radio New ZealandVanuatu opposition biding its time on power play  Radio New Zealand

Vanuatu's opposition says it has no current plans to advance a motion of no-confidence against the prime minister Charlot Salwai. Vanuatu parliament building ...