Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. Roll out the welcome mat - for a PresidentRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Horncastle News

    Horncastle could receive its first ever visit by a Head of State ...the President of an Island nation on the other side of the world! The President of Vanuatu - a group of Pacific Islands formerly known as the New Hebrides - could call off at Horncastle next year. A renowned botanist, Sir Joseph visited the Pacific on one of Captain Cook's great voyages of exploration in the 1700's.


  2. Vanuatu parties scramble to form coalitions after snap electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | ABC News

    Vanuatu's Electoral Commission has confirmed the major political parties have been largely wiped out following the country's snap election. The official results show 17 parties had been elected, but none had secured more than six seats in the 52-seat parliament.


  3. Talks under way to build coalition government in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | Bangkok Post

    Negotiations were underway in Vanuatu on Monday to form a coalition government as unofficial results indicated the corruption scandal that triggered a snap election took its toll on political ranks. More than 200,000 voters went to the polls in Vanuatu on January 22 to elect a new parliament in a snap ballot called after a corruption scandal Several long-term members of parliament appear to have lost their seats, according to unofficial figures collated by local news media.


  4. Georgia and Russia: how a Eurasian conflict came to CanberraRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... to the Russian border in 2008. Among that handful were three Pacific island countries - Nauru, and temporarily Vanuatu and Tuvalu - prompting Georgia to step up its diplomatic presence in the region and turning Australia and wider Oceania into a key ...


  5. Vanuatu elections judged 'peaceful'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | Yahoo!

    Teams from the group, invited to monitor elections by the Vanuatu government, were deployed to Tanna, Port Vila, Efate and Santo earlier in January to assist with Friday's elections. The country's parliament was dissolved in 2015 after 14 MPs, including a former prime minister, were convicted for bribery.


  6. Vanuatu Poll: Secretariat conducts final briefing with observersRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | Fiji Times

    Update: 11:00AM THE Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat conducted its final briefing session for its Observer Group for Vanuatu's elections today. Replace The Fiji delegation comprising of former president, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem and chief administrative officer Foreign Affair Navneel Sharma will be deployed in Efate Urban and Rural constituencies for the one-day Vanuatu Snap Elections.


  7. Vanuatu votes in snap election after government MPs jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | ABC News

    Voters in Vanuatu go to the polls on Friday for a snap general election called after 14 government MPs were jailed for corruption. The verdict put half the governing coalition's MPs behind bars and Prime Minister Sato Kilman failed to reach agreement with the opposition to form a national unity administration.


  8. More - AWAYERead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    ... journey they visited indigenous communities, from Tasmania up through the islands of the Torres Strait and on to Vanuatu and new Caledonia. Back in France the drawings, notes, artefacts and animal remains from that trip have been gathering dust in ...


  9. Gov promises continued support for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Samoa News

    ... meeting this week. Tuilaepa said the group expects a jump in interest from other Polynesian communities in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and even the Torres Straits. "The group now seems to be perceived as a revival of Polynesian heritage, ...


  10. Cyclone Ula weakens and heads away from VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 | ABC News

    The Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office has given the all-clear for its southern islands as Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula moves away from the archipelago. Communities were already suffering severe food shortages from Cyclone Pam in March and the El Nino-related drought since mid-year Initial reports suggest the islands of Tafea Province escaped the worst of the category four storm, with no deaths or injuries or major damage reported.


  11. Tropical Cyclone Ula roars towards VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 | Al Jazeera

    Cyclone Ula is expected to pass south of Vanuatu on Sunday and then track towards New Zealand [US Joint Typhoon Warning Center] A red alert warning has been issued for the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Ula heads towards the country's southern Tafea province. The storm was located around 90km from the southern island of Aneityum on Sunday afternoon, where residents are already experiencing strong winds and heavy rain.


  12. Vanuatu braces for category four cycloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 9 | ABC News

    Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office has issued a red alert for the southern Tafea province, urging residents to stay indoors as Cyclone Ula approaches the country. Cyclone Ula has been upgraded to a severe category four and is tracking towards the southern islands after hitting Fiji and Tonga last week.


  13. Cyclone Ula intensifies as it wends through the South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | ABC News

    Severe Tropical Cylcone Ula has returned to category three strength, bringing winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour as it tracks slowly west south-westerly away from Fiji towards Vanuatu. The first cyclone of 2016 had weakened to a category one after hitting Tonga's northern islands, particularly Vava'u , as a category three system last Saturday.


  14. Candidate confusion kicks off Vanuatu snap election campaigningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | ABC News

    Campaigning is officially underway in Vanuatu's snap election set for January 22 amid confusion over the number of candidates taking part. More than 250 potential candidates applied to contest the election's 52 seats, but many are yet to be approved - prevented from taking part until they repay government debts.


  15. #1DayTo2016: Do you know which is the first country to celebrate the New Year?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 |

    ... checking their watch and noting it's 5.30PM on the 31st of December. - Much of Australia, Sakha (Yakutia)/Russia, Vanuatu, some regions of Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Norfolk Island, Regions of Micronesia, ...


  16. PGC expresses concern for Vanuatu 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Saipan Tribune

    Vanuatu Prime Minister Sato Kilman, fourth left, joins Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan, third left, and other members of the executive board after their meeting early this month in Port Vila. The Pacific Games Council, with still two years left, has expressed concern on the ability of Vanuatu to fulfill its obligation of hosting the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.


  17. Newstead crane collapse good Samaritan praised by Chris Powell's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Donations have flowed to a charity Mr Powell was passionate about, the Bethezer Fund . Mr Powell was due to fly to Vanuatu to help the charity in a few weeks, and in his absence the family hopes money can be raised to support the their work in the ...


  18. Father 'showed his love to the end'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 |

    ... A devoted humanitarian, Mr Powell had been involved in the cyclone relief effort and was preparing to travel to Vanuatu next month on a charity mission. "He went straight over after Cyclone Pam – and assisted at the school there in Tanna, one ...


  19. God Help Us: 30 Strange Religions That Actually Have A FollowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Offbeat

    ... through any amount of arguing, so there is no point. The Yaohnanen tribe on the southern island of Tanna in Vanuatu believe that Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, the consort to Queen Elizabeth II, is a divine being and the pale-skinned son of a ...


  20. Vanuatu invokes constitution to ban MPs from office as election date setRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | ABC News

    Vanuatu's Supreme Court has followed through with invoking the leadership code of its constitution and banned all 15 MPs convicted of bribery from public office. The decision came on the same day a date as a snap election was set for January 22, after the decimated ranks of the ruling party of prime minister Sato Kilman was unable to negotiate a government of national unity with the opposition.