Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. Pacific Telcos partner to bring greater financial accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Scoop

    ... in select locations: Port Vila, Malekula, Santo, Tanna and thereafter it will be made available in other parts of Vanuatu. TVL's Chief Executive Officer Divik Deo said, "This financial service will bring new opportunities to improve the daily ...

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  2. Phoenix Life Sciences International CEO to Speak at Cannabis World...Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 26 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... pharmaceutical cannabis-derived drugs targeted at diabetes. The company is working with the Republic of Vanuatu's governmental agencies to help the nation treat its more than 35,000 diabetes patients with a low-cost alternative natural teatment. ...

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  3. Phoenix Life Sciences International Announces Significant Milestones...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | GlobeNewswire

    ... and rewarding for all parties involved." Currently, the company is working with the government of the Republic of Vanuatu to target the treatment of diabetes with its cannabis-derived medications. Implementing a vertically integrated supply chain ...

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  4. Pacific Islanders employ traditional techniques to fight climate changeRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Ecologist

    ... in 2016, one of the worst recorded cyclones hit the Pacific Islands, destroying over 90% of the buildings in Vanuatu. Feaunati said that this is particularly troubling because so many aspects of Pacific Island culture are inherently linked to the ...

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  5. Vanuatu to lobby countries around the world for support on West PapuaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | ABC News

    Vanuatu says it will continue to lobby countries around the world as it tries to find backers of its push on West Papuan self-determination. It's been trying to get support from other Pacific countries on a proposed resolution it wants to take to next year's UN General Assembly - and started at last week's leaders meeting in Nauru.

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  6. On One Pacific Island, a U.S. Soldier and Prince Philip Are GodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | How Stuff Works

    In Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation that's a three-hour or so flight east-northeast of Sydney, Australia, the mystic figure known as John Frum is alive. Well, as much as he's ever been alive.

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  7. Kofi Annan : A measure of a manRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | Vanguard

    ... Jacques Chirac (2nd L), flanked by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (L), greets Chief Laukalbi from Tanna of Vanuatu Islands and his nephew Jerry Napat (R), as he inaugurates the "Musee du quai Branly", a museum of primitive arts from Africa, Asia, ...

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  8. Sam Neill Cooks up a storm with history from 'both sides of the beach'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    ... and surprising in the way they hold in balance seemingly massive contradictions. He encounters a tribe in Vanuatu, for instance, that has gone back to the traditional ways of "kastom" (if you've seen the movie Tanna , you'll recognise some of the ...

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  9. Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Trend

    A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in the Republic of Vanuatu on the New Hebrides archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, Sputnik reported citing the US Geological Survey .

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  10. Pacific Beat: TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | ABC News

    New Zealand's Prime Minister says her government has approached Nauru with a direct offer to resettle refugees held in Australia's offshore detention centre there -but says both Australia and Nauru are opposed to the proposal; School term begins next week in Vanuatu, but for the estimated 800 pre-school and primary-aged children who have been relocated from Ambae island to Maewo there's a problem: the government has identified there aren't enough schools to accommodate them all; The managers of Papua New Guinea's only mental health facility say they're struggling to accommodate an increase in referrals, and desperately need more funding - but their legal status and lack of governing structure means they're essentially ineligible for many grants or funding; The company National Fisheries Development is moving operations into Kiribati - made possible with the purchase of a purse seiner, ... (more)

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  11. People with disabilities evacuated from Vanuatu's Ambae island relying on food donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | ABC News

    The mass compulsory evacuation of Vanuatu's Ambae island is now complete, with the last of the island's 10 thousand-odd population departing on Monday, August 13. They've been forced off the island under a government order, because of the threat posed by the active Manaro volcano, which has been releasing large amounts of ash in recent months. Manson Taridenga, who's the Disaster Officer from Penama Province was among the last group to leave on a police patrol boat, and was joined by around 25 police and army personnel.

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  12. Evacuation for people from Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae island completedRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    The evacuation of people from Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae island to the islands of Maewo and Santo is now completed after the Vanuatu government asked Ambae's people to have a compulsory evacuation. According to Vanuatu's Daily Post newspaper website, Jesse Benjamin, director general of the Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disasters , said on Tuesday that there were no more people on Ambae island.

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  13. Vanuatu's mass volcano-triggered evacuation wrapping upRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | ABC News

    The last of more than 10,000 people were scheduled to leave Ambae, in Vanuatu's north at the weekend: the island's been deemed uninhabitable because of the heavy ash from the Manaro volcano. But now, thousands of people are scattered right across the country, with many choosing not to move to the nearby island of Maewo, which had been selected by the national Government as the resettlement location.

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  14. Paradise cut off from the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | NEWS.com.au

    ... to told to leave, now. Infrared footage released by the Royal New Zealand Air Force shows the Monaro volcano on Vanuatu's Ambae island erupting on Tuesday, September 26. The Royal New Zealand Air Force said a survey of the island was conducted on ...

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  15. Maewo villagers open doors to Ambae Islanders as Vanuatu government continues evacuation effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | ABC News

    Over the weekend, evacuees from Vanuatu's Ambae island continued to arrive on neighbouring Maewo, designated by the national government as its preferred location for those who've been displaced by the erupting Manaro volcano. At least fifteen communities on Maewo have been chosen to host evacuees, but some of those villagers say they're unsure if they'll have the means to accommodate them long-term.

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  16. Pacific Beat: MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | ABC News

    In Vanuatu, it's a sombre time as hundreds of people, displaced from their homes by the Manaro volcano, make what could be their last journey from Ambae island. Concerns that salvage operations for a grounded cargo ship on a New Caledonia coral reef may have detrimental impacts on the breeding sites of humpback whales.

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  17. Pacific Beat: FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | ABC News

    The former head of the Australian Border Force, Roman Quaedvlieg, says all deaths in offshore detention centres should be investigated by an Australian judge or coroner. The official resettlement of the population of Vanuatu's Ambae island to the government-chosen location of Maewo has begun, with the first ships leaving port.

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  18. Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace concludes Vanuatu tourRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony - 2018, left Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila for Fiji on Monday after wrapping up an eight-day visit for humanitarian medical service to the South Pacific Island nation. During the visit from July 23 to July 30, Ark Peace dispatched on-site medical teams to local hospitals, villages, communities, schools and the center for the disabled for medical treatment, health knowledge dissemination, anti-epidemic and equipment repairs while conducting all-weather consultation and treatment at the major platform onboard.

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  19. Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace concludes Vanuatu tourRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony - 2018, left Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila for Fiji on Monday after wrapping up an eight-day visit for humanitarian medical service to the South Pacific Island nation. During the visit from July 23 to July 30, Ark Peace dispatched on-site medical teams to local hospitals, villages, communities, schools and the center for the disabled for medical treatment, health knowledge dissemination, anti-epidemic and equipment repairs while conducting all-weather consultation and treatment at the major platform onboard.

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  20. Ambae Islanders flag concerns about Vanuatu government's offer to move to MaewoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | ABC News

    It's a bitter sweet day for many people in Vanuatu: as the nation marks 38 years of Independence today, thousands of people in the country's north face an uncertain future. At a Council of Ministers' meeting late last week, the government approved another mass evacuation of Ambae Island, as heavy ash fall from the Manaro volcano has intensified over the past week.

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