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Update: 1:17PM A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Fiji National University (FNU) and the Vanuatu Institute of technology (VIT) earlier today in Nasinu.
Update: 1:09PM A NI-Vanuatu musical instrument, normally played by high ranking men in the Melanesian country, now has pride of place at the University of the South Pacific.
From May 17 to 19, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang paid a working visit to Vanuatu, during which he respectively met with President Baldwin Lonsdale and Acting Prime Minister Ham Lini of Vanuatu, and held working consultation with Foreign ...
After sending shockwaves through the Mexican camp in their first ever match at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup, Vanuatu are back in action against Venezuela.
The smallest country ever to reach football's World Cup finals has very nearly caused a huge upset in its first match. Vanuatu had already made history by playing its debut World Cup match against Mexico at the Under-20 World Cup underway in South Korea.
Mexico is the first CONCACAF team in action in the 2017 Men's U-20 World Cup. El Tri has something of a point to prove, having been relieved of its CONCACAF U-20 crown by the USA this year.
FIFA U-20 World Cup debutants Vanuatu suffered heartbreak against Mexico, losing 3-2 in the final minute courtesy of Edson Alvarez's goal, following a valiant comeback.
On 2 May 2017, the Fiji Meteorological Service provided an early alert for a tropical disturbance (TD21F) forming to the north of Vanuatu. Over the ensuing 24 hours TD21F continued to strengthen and by midnight on 3 May 2017 had developed into Tropical ...
Air Vanuatu (NF, Port Vila) has announced the resumption of a codeshare partnership with Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) on Port Vila flights starting June 15.
The moment has almost arrived for Vanuatu's under 20 soccer squad, as the team prepares to make history by playing their first ever World Cup Finals match against Mexico in South Korea.
A woman in Vanuatu has reportedly stabbed a man twice in an act of self-defence after he sexually assaulted her on a bus. The Vanuatu Daily Post said the incident happened one night in April as the woman went home. The man sat next to the woman and ...
China is to send three naval vessels to Vanuatu to mark 35 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations on July 30.
A new survey from the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu has found more than a third of the adult population do not have access to banks.
Tropical cyclone Donna moved in a westerly direction passing north of the Vanuatu group within 50-100km the Torres islands in Torba Province as a Category 3 system.
From 15 June Qantas will resume its codeshare arrangements with Air Vanuatu. In a statement, Air Vanuatu's chief executive Joseph Laloyer said the partnership with Qantas was greatly valued and extended to maintenance contracts, marketing and ground ...
But the library recently made room for a very large new addition: a 9-foot-tall tam-tam drum, made over 8,600 miles away, in the small jungle village of Fanla, located on Ambryn Island in the South Pacific archipelago Vanuatu. Carved out of the trunks ...
In 2011, Dejan Gluscevic led Singapore under-15s to a stunning 4-3 win over Newcastle United in the Lion City Cup. Now, the Serbian is in charge of the Vanuatu under-20 side that will compete in the upcoming under-20 World Cup and FFT caught up with ...
A helicopter manager in Vanuatu said assessment of the damage from cyclone Donna has revealed huge needs in the Torres Islands where about 1200 people ...
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is thrilled to welcome Benjamin Stephens as the Resorts' newly appointed Food and Beverage manager and Christopher Day as Executive Chef.
Now these two have helped to shape what promises to be an outstanding latest version, not least in placing Vanuatu, who made history last year by earning a first qualification after finishing second in Oceania, in a group that also contains Germany, ...
More emergency supplies including bottled water and medical equipment are being shipped to the areas in Vanuatu worst affected by cyclone Donna.
Democratic. Progressive. Transparent. In the course of the FIFA Congress held this week in Bahrain, football's world governing body has amply demonstr...
National disaster Management Office director Shadrack Welegtabit said they were utilising stakeholders and humanitarian groups already in Vanuatu to assist.. He said a detailed damage assessment report is due shortly. "We also have an assessment done ...
Vanuatu's government has signed an agreement for rehabilitation works at the country's beleaguered international airport.
The northern islands of Vanuatu will today be undergoing an aerial and ground assessment following cyclone Donna which struck a week ago.
UNICEF and other development partners signed a Joint Partnership Arrangement with the government of Vanuatu to support the Vanuatu education and Training Sector strategy. 8 provincial supervisors of the national immunization programme were ...
Stay at the new Ramada Resort Port Vila with this package designed for a family of four. Kids fly, stay and eat breakfast for free and there are $1500 worth of bonuses.
Lessons learned during cyclone Pam two years ago have ensured Vanuatu Red Cross' preparations and response to the latest large cyclone to hit the island nation have gone smoothly.
The northern island groups in Vanuatu, which were hit by cyclone Donna, will be visited by an assessment team today. The National disaster Management Office director Shadrack Welegtabit told Sela Jane Aholelei that there have been no reports of death ...
Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale has handed a letter of appointment to the new police Commissioner Albert Nalpini at the state house in Port Vila.
Tropical cyclone Donna has passed out of the Vanuatu region and the National disaster Management Office (NDMO) gave the all clear on the 9th of May.
The Forestry Department's building, untouched by the cyclone, now sits precariously on the edge of the eroded drain, reports the Vanuatu Daily Post. Knowing the extent of damage in the Torres after a cyclone is never easy, their mobile phone tower ...
A deep and sizeable quake that struck off the coast of cyclone-stricken Vanuatu is no tsunami threat to New Zealand. The 6.8 magnitude quake hit 175km deep and about 14km south of the Pacific Island nation at 1.52am today.
At 5:00pm local time today, Tropical cyclone Donna (Category 5) was located 275 KM west southwest of Malekula and 330 KM west of Vila.
Emergency authorities and aid agencies are heading off to Vanuatu's northern provinces to assess the damage from cyclone Donna.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck north of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
New Caledonia bracing for weakened cyclone Donna after trail of destruction left in Vanuatu. 1:29pm. share. Source: 1 NEWS.
Tropical cyclone Donna passed just to the west of Vanuatu over the weekend bringing flooding rains and damaging winds. The storm is now in the process of drifting just east of New Caledonia.
Tropical cyclone DONNA continued moving west-southwest strengthening and passing north of the Torres islands (Torba province, Vanuatu) on 4 May evening (UTC). On 5 May at 6.00 UTC it center was located approx. 110 km south-west of Hiw island ...
Prince Philip's retirement disappoints Vanuatu tribe who consider him their God! Here's why. Their faith has been shattered as they believed that Prince Philip would once go to them and heal their land.
Image: FILE PHOTO - Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive for the fourth day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England in this June 18, 2010 file photo.
Mr Nalpini's appointment was made after the Supreme Court ordered the police Service Commission to send its recommendation to the Head of State.
"It's a weak category four system now, which is about the same intensity that Tropical cyclone Cook gained several weeks ago in April, so at this stage it remains well west of Vanuatu, out over the Coral sea," said Neville Koop from the Nadraki Weather ...
anthropologists believe Philip, who fitted the bill by marrying a powerful woman, became linked to the legend in the 1960s when Vanuatu was an Anglo-French colony known as the New Hebrides. Villagers at the time were likely to have seen portraits of ...
At 02:00pm today Severe Tropical cyclone Donna (Cat 4) was located about 340 KM west of Torres and 385 KM west northwest of Santo.
A tribe in Vanuatu was shocked and dismayed to discover on Saturday that the man they pray to as the son of an ancestral local mountain god will likely never return to their Pacific Island home.
The Vanuatu Meteorological Service said the destructive category-four storm was moving slowly, which raised concerns that it would intensify.
cyclone Donna, a category-3 tropical storm, has made landfall in Vanuatu, destroying homes, caused power and phone lines to topple and brought flash flooding to low lying areas.
First light is revealing the extent of damage to Vanuatu's outlying islands, as cyclone Donna moves across the country's northwest.
Some unionised staff at the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu have held a picket outside the Emalus campus over pay issues.


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