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Road closures at USP roundabout at weekend

August 02, 2018

The USP Roundabout will be closed while RMS uses heavy machinery to prepare the sub-grade for asphalt.

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P&O: multi-generational cruising growing

August 02, 2018

This week has also been an opportunity to pay tribute to all of our Ni Vanuatu crew members on July 30, their 38th annual Vanuatu Independence Day.

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Independence Day – North West Efate style

July 30, 2018

VANUATU’S 38th Independence Day was celebrated in traditional North West Efate style today – with dozens of dazzling smiles, greetings of ‘Happy Anniversary Day’, loads of good kai kai, the now traditional football and volleyball matches between local villages … and more smiles.

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Evacuation of Ambae to be ‘compulsory’

July 30, 2018

REIMPOSING a state of emergency on Ambae, Vanuatu’s government insists the volcanic island’s entire population must be evacuated. The volcano at the island’s centre, Manaro, has been erupting in phases since last year. But its activity intensified in the past week, causing ash fall so severe that the sun was blocked.

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Canberra scientists find way to fight drug-resistant malaria

July 25, 2018

CANBERRA scientists have made a key breakthrough in the fight against malaria, as traditional treatments become less effective. Malaria kills one person every 90 seconds and the parasites that cause the infectious disease have become increasingly drug-resistant in recent years, particularly in south-east Asia, making researchers and healthcare workers desperate for new treatments.

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Gov’t ordered to pay VT44mil for negligence

July 25, 2018

THE Vanuatu Supreme Court has ordered the Government to pay more than Vt44 million (US$393,000) for Ports and Harbour’s negligence to take care of a foreign vessel that sank in their custody.

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Ambae volcano back up to alert level three

July 22, 2018

The current activity is similar to the volcanic activity of March 2018 with more and sustained emissions of volcanic ashes.

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People urged to get ready for Independence Day

July 22, 2018

Mr Koanapo said that now the Football World Cup is over it's time to display loyalty and patriotism for Vanuatu by flying the nation's own flag.

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38th Independence celebration coming soon

July 18, 2018

The Ministry of Internal Affairs said that a budget of more than VT seven million had been allocated for the 2018 event and the theme this year will be ‘infrastructure resilience’.

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Standing fast in the face of climate change

July 18, 2018

IN 2016, Cyclone Pam tore through the island nation of Vanuatu with wind speeds of more than 280km/h. Eleven people died, 96 per cent of crops in the country were decimated, and 65,000 people lost...

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