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The bi-annual competition involves athletes from countries in the Melanesian region including Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Norfolk Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The Regional Australian Team is an additional team, which allows athletes in rural and remote areas the ...
ICC EAP Regional Development Manager, Mr Matt Weisheit reported "We are delighted that Vanuatu will be hosting this significant ICC East Asia - Pacific U19 tournament in July 2007. For Vanuatu, this follows the successful staging of the 2005 EAP Cricket Cup tournament and we see this tournament as ...

Manaro Voui volcano started erupting last September, prompting Vanuatu authorities to order all 1100 residents of Ambae island to evacuate immediately. People were allowed to return in October when volcanic activity subsided. A GNS Science volcanologist, Brad Scott, said however, the volcano had ...
Vanuatu's Minister of Home Affairs Andrew Napuat has warned all MPs not to interfere with the work of Operation Gateway which is targeting over stayers. Vanuatu MP Andrew Napuat. Andrew Napuat Photo: Govt of Vanuatu. Hundreds of foreigners are alleged to have overstayed or have issues with their ...
Tropical cyclone Iris, a category one, was moving west northwest at 15 kph, and was hundreds of kilometres northwest of the capital, Port Vila. The Vanuatu Met Service said heavy rainfalls will affect Northern and Central islands today and continuing tomorrow with flash flooding possible over low lying ...
Volcanic activity on Vanuatu's Ambae island has picked up again, with fresh ashfall reported across the island's west and south. Vanuatu struggling with Ambae mass evacuation. The volcano on Ambae erupting in 2017. Photo: RNZ / YouTube. The entire island was evacuated late last year when the ...

There are fears that changing the quality of kava exports from Vanuatu could again threaten the reputation of the country's prize crop. Vanuatu's kava industry is in ongiong discussions on the merits of the "tudei" variety of kava, so-called because of its renown groggy effects on drinkers lasting for two days ...
The volcanic eruption at Ambae confined inside the Lake Voui is stable at Alert Level 3. Scientific analyses confirm that the current activity is similar to the volcanic activity at the end of October 2017 but with more and sustained emissions of volcanic ashes. The possibility of imminent increasing activity is ...
An industry meeting this month resolved that there would be a review of all scientific literature on tudei kava, but that Vanuatu's policy of promoting only so-called "noble" variety would continue. Mr Colmar said there was no vigorous evidence that tudei was bad for consumers' health, as some scientists ...
Vanuatu's deputy prime minister says he won't be stepping aside immediately after being given a two year suspended sentence by the Supreme Court. Joe Natuman and a former police commissioner, Aru Maralau, were sentenced on Friday after earlier pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to pervert the ...
The Ni-Vanuatu people have a unique culture that has been influenced by visitors over the years. With more than 110 different languages thriving here, it's one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Visiting Vanuatu, it would be a crime to stick to the resorts — get out there and experience the ...
Farmers in the United States have indicated they are interested in engaging ni-Vanuatu workers on seasonal employment on their farms. This was conveyed to the Daily Post newspaper by MP Francois Chani, the government's Special Envoy on Labour Mobility. Farmers in California on the US West Coast, ...
"I'm committed to see this government through to complete the four year term because, as you know, Vanuatu has seen a lot of political instability and I want to maintain that commitment I made to the prime minister," he said. "It will be up to the prime minister, myself and my electorate. The final decision in a ...
For Vanuatu, the constitution gives people the right to decide whether they wish to vote or not. Even though they have a duty, but the right of each individual as recognized under the constitution is also there. In order to sort of this out, the Electoral Office needs funding, every time a submission is made to the ...
But the operations manager of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, Peter Korisa, said the way in which Hola impacted the islands made it difficult to coordinate the relief effort. "The impact is quite unique because within an island it only covers several locations. It did not cover the whole island ...
Islands in the northern and central parts of the country bore the brunt of Cyclone Hola, which got up to category three strength before leaving Vanuatu, with initial assessments showing widespread damage to infrastructure, houses and crops. The National Disaster Management Office, which maintains strict ...
Islands in the northern and central parts of the country bore the brunt of Cyclone Hola, which got up to category three strength before leaving Vanuatu, with initial assessments showing widespread damage to infrastructure, houses and crops. The National Disaster Management Office, which maintains strict ...

The National Disaster Management Office maintains strict control of the response to natural disasters in Vanuatu. No one is allowed to carry out relief work on their own. The disaster management co-ordinator of the Vanuatu Red Cross Augustine Garae said the meeting in Port Vila this afternoon would be to ...
Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say prioritising which communities to give aid to is proving a challenge after Cyclone Hola. An aerial survey of affected areas conducted on Sunday showed widespread damage to food gardens, homes and infrastructure. But the operations manager of the Vanuatu National ...
... of climate change, Jesse Benjamin, said the ministry was putting in place stringent measures and procedures to prevent such incidents from happening again. Meanwhile, the Minister of Climate Change Ham Lini apologised to the chiefs, church leaders and people of Vanuatu for the theft of disaster relief ...
'Shruder' could solve waste problems in Vanuatu rural areas. 4:47 pm today. Share this. Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook · Share via email · Share on Google Plus · Share on Reddit · Share on Linked In. An environmental scientist has created a mobile waste solution machine that could benefit remote ...
The operations manager of Vanuatu's Disaster Management Office, Peter Korisa, said an aerial survey of the affected areas was conducted yesterday. It found Hola caused major damage to food gardens, houses and public infrastructure. Mr Korisa said the damage to gardens was particularly concerning.
At 5:00am local time today, Severe Tropical Cyclone HOLA [954hPa] Category 3 was located at 20.4 degrees South 168.0 degrees East. This is about 215 KM south southwest of Erromango and 190 KM west of Aneityum. The system is located at the centre left of square letter H, number 10 (H, 10) of the ...
Around 3,000 years ago, humans came to shore on the archipelago of Vanuatu for the first time. An ancient seafaring people spilled out of their boats and onto the land, planted their feet in the white sand, and decided that these 83 islands, scattered across 800 miles of the Pacific Ocean, would be home.
Authorities in Vanuatu are considering another mass evacuation on the island of Ambae, as the eruption from the volcano at the island's centre intensifies again. Thousands of islanders were moved when a volcano erupted on Ambae, Vanuatu. Thousands of islanders were moved when the volcano ...
But the industry fears that compromising the focus on quality kava exports will risk a repeat of the German ban on kava imports in 2002 which was based on a study later found to be inadequate and subsequently overturned. However the reputational damage to Vanuatu kava was significant and enduring.
Vanuatu authorities are warning of the dangers of unsafe drinking water and sanitation systems after Cyclone Hola. A destroyed building in the Norsup area. Photo: Supplied/ NDMO OFFICE. The latest National Disaster Management Office report said a more detailed picture of damage from Tropical ...
Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say there is more public awareness of disasters but preparedness is still an issue. Assessments are still being carried out in islands in northern and central Vanuatu after they were hit by cyclone Hola last week. The operations manager for Vanuatu's National Disaster ...
There have been many efforts and initiatives to advance women in political participation and decision making in Vanuatu and when the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu, took office in December last year and appointed women into the two key positions in the cabinet, it gave comfort to the ...
Meanwhile, a Red Cross volunteer on northwest Malekula in Vanuatu said hundreds of families had their homes and food gardens damaged as Cyclone Hola passed over the island. Fred Rahai said houses close to the coast were particularly hard hit and he says many homes are completely destroyed.
The operations manager of the National Disaster Management Office, Peter Korisa, said he wanted to see supplies reaching people by the end of the week. "In this type of country like Vanuatu, people are already vulnerable so whenever there is such impact or such a shock to the community definitely it will ...
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says his country is an innocent victim of climate change which he will always remind the perpetrators of global warming. Mr Salwai made the comment as he thanked the European Union's Ambassador to Vanuatu for funding the country's biggest solar power farm that ...
... said the workshop is the first of its kind and involved experts from the Pacific Community teaching new techniques on growing seasonal crops throughout the whole year. Mr Ravo said the workshop would contribute to the government's food security policy and help Vanuatu offer fresh produce year round.
GITA is forecast to pass approximately 300-350 km south of Tafea group of Islands (Vanuatu) on 15 February and 200-230 km south of New Caledonia on 16 February. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect these areas. Local authorities in New Caledonia have issued a Tropical Cyclone ...
VANUATU is again seeking to recruit our local nurses to work at its hospitals and health centres. Two officials from the Vanuatu government were reportedly here in Honiara last week to pursue their recruitment drive. Up to 100 local nurses were reportedly interviewed by the two Ni-Vanuatu consultants.
EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to protect their freedom. It's becoming far too common: Journalists and whistle blowers are being singled out and silenced as governments ...
Officials from Vanuatu and France are meeting on neutral ground in Sydney this week for negotiations on their dispute over the ownership of the Matthew and Hunter islands. The two small and uninhabited volcanic islands are located 300 kilometres east of New Caledonia and south east of Aneityum at the ...
There are warnings of huge seas and hurricane-force winds as Tropical Cyclone Gita heads towards the south of Vanuatu, with storm remnants likely to eventually cross New Zealand. MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey said it looked as if Gita would track to the south of both Vanuatu and New ...
Over 4000 people from Vanuatu are working in New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture industries this year under the Recognised Seasonal Employer or RSE scheme. Ni-Vanuatu, or ni-Vans, as they're known, make up the lion's share of the workforce in Marlborough's all-important grape growing sector.
Vanuatu weather authorities are expecting the system to weaken before it enters Vanuatu's waters. But Peter Korisa of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office said they were still on the alert. The country was devastated by Cyclone Pam in 2015 and grazed by Donna last year and Mr Korisa said ...
Mele Village on Vanuatu's main island, Epate, is introducing a new water supply system to its over 1,000 households. Looking over Mele Village outside of Port Vila, the river on the left burst its. Flyover of Mele Village on Efate Island in Vanuatu Photo: RNZI / Koroi Hawkins. The village community chariman, ...
A Vanuatu interisland landing craft has been detained by authorities after it was found to be overloaded. No caption. Photo: travisphotowork/123RF. The vessel, the LC Freedom, was detained after it had to be towed to Port Vila when it encountered engine troubles. The interim maritime regulator, Charlie ...
Christian Bois of Vanuatu Treasures Ltd says the Energy Efficiency of Electrical Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Production Act 2016 should not exclude products made in Europe. He said the measure only allowed importers to bring in goods that met the Australian and New Zealand Certification ...
The Ni-Vanuatu carrier said in a statement the aircraft will be used to operate new services between Brisbane Int'l, Australia, and Espiritu Santo and Port Vila on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays each week commencing June 18, 2018. Between February 2 and 11 it is also using a Nauru airlines aircraft ...
Vanuatu's Police Commissioner Albert Nalpini says new breath testing equipment will not only catch drunk drivers on the roads but provide vital evidence to prosecute them. The Vanuatu Daily Post reports the equipment, provided by the World Health Organisation, was presented on Thursday. The WHO ...
Although this contains a kernel of truth, it's not accurate to suggest that these nations' problem is that they are “drowning in debt”. In Vanuatu, at least, the issue is not overall debt load – not yet, anyway. The latest IMF debt assessment rates Vanuatu's risk of default as “moderate”. Relative to other developing ...
Vanuatu's ban on single-use plastic bags has come into effect today but there are concerns an influx of much cheaper imports from Asia may hit the local handicraft sector. Vanuatu's Government said the ban, which also includes polystyrene takeaway containers and straws, was the furthest any country had ...
Volcanic Activity at Gaua shows signs of imminent increase. Its Volcanic Alert Level has moved from Level 1 to Level 2 . Volcano activity at Gaua is in the level of major unrest state and its Alert Level is now at Level 2. Danger is restricted to visitors approaching the volcanic cone; Risk is around the volcanic ...
All secondary schools in Port Vila have now banned students from using their mobile phones on school premises. A 'School' sign in Port Vila. Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana. An Adventist mission run Epauto Secondary School has gone a step further in confiscating mobile phones from students for a full term.
Today went well for us but Suriname definitely tested us when we went into bat. They did well to restrict us to begin with, and they were bowling in the right areas. But it s good to know we re now through to the semi-finals of the tournament. We fielded much better today than we did on Sunday. We picked ...


 

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