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Government helps get Mosquito Program rolling

July 06, 2018

Nine large vans have been provided to help get the project moving, which will see the release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia.

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VT 40mil fire truck damaged at wharf

July 02, 2018

A source at the wharf told The Independent the problem began when crew of the Forum Samoa discovered that the correct lifting gear had not been stowed on the vessel.

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More support for widows needed

July 02, 2018

Activists want to see the Vanuatu government, and community leaders, take a more proactive approach to supporting widows, including more financial help.

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Ministry of Health sponsors soccer tournament

July 01, 2018

Ministry of Health sponsors soccer tournament News Leah Lowonbu - July 1, 2018. The money will go towards the 'NCD and Tobacco free' tournament which began on June 15 and will end on July 30.

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Satellite detects ash on Ambae

June 30, 2018

THE map above illustrates satellite-detected potential ash deposit extent and related exposure and impact caused by the Manaro volcano in Ambae Island. A UNITAR-UNOSAT spokesman said they used Planet imagery, 3m resolution on May 15-16 to capture the image. He said that UNITAR-UNOSAT detected more than 13,500 ha of ash covering almost 34 per cent of the total surface of the island.

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Changes in VIPA application form and processes

June 30, 2018

IN its monthly Board Meeting on June 27, the VIPA Board of Directors approved and endorsed the following decisions: 1. Approval and endorsement of the new VIPA Business Plan Template and Foreign Investment Application Certificate (FIAC) Application Changes. 2. Changes in the FIAC Certificate Processes.

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Study reveals benefits of keeping global warming in check

June 29, 2018

KEEPING global temperature increases to the lower end of the Paris climate accord would make a dramatic difference to the severity of coral bleaching by mid-century, according to research to be presented to the UN’s World Heritage Committee. The study, conducted by scientists found only four of the 29 World Heritage reefs are projected to experience severe bleaching twice a decade from heat stress by the second half of this century if war ...

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Three-year Red Cross project ends

June 29, 2018

THE three-year Vanuatu Red Cross (VRC) project called ‘Supporting community planning 3’, supported by French Red Cross (FRC) and funded by USAid, came to an end today. The project began in July 2015 and was based Vanua Lava, Malekula and Gaua. It established 21 community disaster committees and 20 water and hygiene committees.

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Partnership to improve children’s health in Pacific

April 17, 2018

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a NZ$7 million agreement to support the prevention and reduction of newborn mortality in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The ceremony today was attended by Nikenike Vurobaravu, High Commissioner of the Republic of Vanuatu, and John Patteson Oti, High Commissioner of the Solomon Islands in Fiji, and Acting H ...

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Encourage private sector development says ADB

April 17, 2018

EFFORTS to support private sector development should be stepped up to boost Vanuatu’s economy, with growth expected to moderate to 3.2 per cent in 2018 and 3 per cent in 2019, says a new Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report.

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