Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hopes for better water systems to improve stunting issue in Vanuatu

According to the UN agency, 40 percent of children in Vanuatu aged two and a half years old are stunted.

East-West Centre welcomes two Pacific Island leadership program participants from Vanuatu

They are among 27 emerging leaders from 10 Pacific island nations currently participating in the program held in partnership with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Taiwan.

Two MPs change to Opposition side

The Opposition claims that these two MPs movement was due to the government spending too much money on unproductive activities that they did not budget for.

Regional Tourism Arrivals up 18.4 per cent in June quarter

This increase is in line with the global momentum of tourism growth with international tourist arrivals reaching 6 per cent growth.

Interest invited for third Lapita Festival in December

The Third Lapita Festival will take place at the same time as the Pacific Mini Games, Van2017.

Ambrym and Ambae volcanoes still at minor eruption state

“Volcanic gas and ashes are also affecting villages that are exposed to trade winds.

Reggae Faea Festival rescheduled

Speaking to the Independent Online, a Reggae Faea spokesman said that funding had been found for the bands and the Peer Educator Advocacy Group (PEAG).

PM Salwai says lobbying for West Papua is increasing

He said Vanuatu and seven countries in the Pacific will continue to support the issue of West Papua and will take the matter up to the Human Rights Committee.

Vanuatu to discuss kava with Australia under PACER plus

Charlot Salwai said kava is a main concern to many people in Vanuatu who want kava to enter the Australian market.

Nambawan Brewing Company set to expand export operations

Nambawan has budgeted more than VT 45 million for this expansion plan.