Vanuatu

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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Covid limits on travel to Vanuatu lifted

Friday 22 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu government has eased international and domestic restrictions brought in to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Reports of first Covid death in Vanuatu

Tuesday 15 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

There are unconfirmed reports from Vanuatu that the country has recorded its first Covid-19 death.

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Vanuatu confirms community transmission of Covid-19

Wednesday 9 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu health authorities have confirmed their first case of community transmission of Covid-19.

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Tropical Cyclone Dovi causes major flooding in Vanuatu

Thursday 10 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Dovi has intensified to a category two cyclone as makes its way to New Caledonia.

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Shortage of high schools not an easy fix, Vanuatu's Education Ministry

Friday 4 February 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Education Ministry says there is no quick fix to address a shortage of high schools in the country.

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Vanuatu tourism will welcome NZ investment fund - business owner

Wednesday 22 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

A resort owner in Vanuatu has welcomed news of more funds to support Covid-19 recovery in the Pacific.

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Hopes for reviving tourism in Vanuatu dented by slow vaccinations

Wednesday 15 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Struggling tourism operators in Vanuatu could be forced out of business after the government's announcement borders may stay closed for another year, the Espiritu Santo Tourism Association says.

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Vanuatu's Shefa province recognises West Papua government

Thursday 2 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Shefa province is recognising Benny Wenda as the interim president of a provisional West Papuan government.

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Vanuatu backs Kanak call to delay vote on independence in New Caledonia

Friday 19 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's leader is formally supporting the demand of Kanaks in New Caledonia for a delay in the referendum on independence.

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French vessels caught fishing illegally by Vanuatu

Monday 8 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu government is unhappy with France after French fishing vessels were spotted fishing illegally near Aneityum, and the Matthew and Hunter islands.

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Commercial production of kava in Australia will badly affect Vanuatu

Friday 20 August 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

This comes amid revelations that there are plans in Queensland to grow kava, which up to now has been banned, as a crop and as an import, in Australia.

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