Vanuatu

Vanuatu launches revised action plan on climate change

Friday 12 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu has launched its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) at the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting in Port Vila, where inadequate and inaccessible climate finances dominated discussions.

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World Bank's $1 billion grant for Vanuatu aims to reform squatter settlements

Monday 1 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

A VT2 billion grant from the World Bank Group is set to reform unplanned urban settlements in Vanuatu and effectively improve the standard of living for many families.

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Vanuatu athletes' battles just to get to Friendly Games

Wednesday 27 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's 17-strong team for the Commonwealth Games has jumped through hoops to get to England.

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Aid funds reach those in need better as cash - Oxfam Vanuatu

Monday 18 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Too much aid funding sent to Vanuatu has not reached those it was aimed at, Oxfam says, advocating a switch to in-person cash grants.

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Vanuatu declares malaria outbreak in four provinces

Tuesday 12 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu has declared an outbreak of malaria with hotspots on four different islands across four different provinces.

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Vanuatu confident of support for climate change court action

Friday 8 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu government is confident it will receive full endorsement from Pacific Forum leaders for its campaign to seek an advisory opinion on climate change from the world's highest court - the International Court of Justice.

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Vanuatu's Australian-supplied patrol boat awaiting repairs

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's patrol boat RVS Takuare remains docked at the SinoVan wharf in Port Vila where it has been since the second week of June because of an engine defect.

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Convicted Vanuatu health minister receives pardon

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's president Obed Moses Tallis has pardoned the health minister Bruno Leingkone - a year after he was convicted for breaching aviation security.

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Residents get vital access back as Vanuatu airport to reopen

Wednesday 29 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Flights to Lajmoli Airport in the Vanuatu island of Espiritu Santo will resume after 14 years.

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Vanuatu court sentences four Bangladeshis for trafficking and slavery

Friday 24 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The sentencing of four Bangladeshi nationals implicated in human trafficking in Vanuatu was handed down this week, after four years of a legal battle.

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Vanuatu constitutional amendments delayed after MPs boycott

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's speaker was forced to suspend a special parliamentary sitting this morning after the opposition and several government MPs did not turn up.

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Vanuatu's Regenvanu says govt constitutional amendments bad for country

Thursday 9 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's opposition will boycott today's planned special parliamentary session, in order to stop the government from passing several constitutional amendments.

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Vanuatu declares a climate emergency

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu has become the first Pacific Small Island Developing State to declare it is facing a climate emergency.

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Cyclone Gina close to Vanuatu

Thursday 19 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Early on Friday morning Tropical Cyclone Gina was 15km north-east of Vanuatu's Efate Island and 40km south of the Shepherd Islands.

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Vanuatu president warns against 'dictatorship' if Justice Ministry is abolished

Friday 13 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's outgoing president, Obed Moses Tallis, has urged the government not to abolish the ministry of justice, warning of a "dictatorial system".

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Vanuatu Govt says no to vaccine protest march

Wednesday 11 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Government has pulled the plug on a planned march for Thursday in Port Vila to protest against vaccines for young people.

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Vanuatu faces shortage of workers in tourism sector ahead of border reopening

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

A labour coalition has been established to address the shortage of skilled workforce in Vanuatu's tourism and hospitality sector.

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Air Vanuatu repatriation flights bring home 5000 stranded people

Monday 9 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Air Vanuatu has operated three repatriation flights since the ease of international restriction to repatriate over 5,000 nationals and residents who have been stranded in other countries due to covid lockdown.

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Vanuatu Red Cross struggling to get vaccines to outer islands

Thursday 5 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Red Cross says transporting the Covid-19 vaccines outside of Port Vila has been a major hindrance to increasing the vaccination rates in the country.

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Lack of equipment hampers Vanuatu's Covid battle

Tuesday 26 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Efforts to contain a covid outbreak on Vanuatu's Pentecost Island are being hampered by a lack of testing equipment.

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