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Climate change driving up malnutrition in Pacific

September 13, 2018

CLIMATE change is making people hungry – with nearly 100 million people across the world needing humanitarian food aid because of climate shocks last year – and a growing number of people are malnourished...

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Provident Fund in budget strengthening training

September 10, 2018

Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry specifically tailored and facilitated the training according to the identified organizational needs.

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Latest situation report for Ambae evacuees

September 10, 2018

A government spokesman said a second push of dry rations has been delivered to Maewo last week.

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New Zealand welcomes new Pacific security declaration

September 06, 2018

PM Ardern said the security declaration addresses new challenges for the region, including cybercrime and trans-national crime.

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Australia signs declaration on Pacific climate ‘threat’

September 06, 2018

The Boe Declaration expands the concept of security to include human security, environmental and resource security, as well as transnational crime and cyber security.

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Govt bans sand mining at Mele and Teouma Bay

August 22, 2018

THE government has banned sand mining at Mele Beach and Teouma Bay. The total ban was imposed earlier this month by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister Alfred Maoh. It has now been gazetted. The total, indefinite ban is to be enforced by police who now have the power to arrest anyone removing sand from those two locations.

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Swimming banned in Port Vila Harbour

August 22, 2018

It is now an offence to swim in the designated areas which could incur a fine of VT one million or two years imprisonment.

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Strong earthquake causes damage

August 22, 2018

The Vanuatu Independent news has received reports of many landslides and building destruction as a result of this earthquake, which struck about 9.30am.

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Bid to set new bus fares for students

August 22, 2018

Shefa Public Land Transport Association (PLTA) has recently submitted a proposed standard fee for public land transport to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for approval.

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Passenger from Vanuatu declares WWII artillery shells

August 20, 2018

A police spokeswoman this morning said the passenger was inbound from Vanuatu.

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