Friday, February 22, 2019

TC Oma destroys homes and crops

Approximately 76 households have gardens there. As such NDMO said this community is expecting to face an immediate food shortage.

New Eye Centre to increase Vanuatu’s eye surgery

The upgraded eye centre will increase Vanuatu’s eye surgery capacity from 200 to 800 annually, which will meet the country’s needs as estimated by the World Health Organization.

Pacific big enough for China and west – World Bank

The Pacific Islands region is increasingly seen as a contested space for competing geopolitical interests.

New Caledonia and Vanuatu sign free trade agreement

It will apply to about 50 products, with Vanuatu being able to export agricultural products including coffee without duties or quantity restrictions.

Vanuatu removed from EU blacklist

American Samoa, Guam, Samoa were added to the blacklist, while Bosnia, Guyana, Laos, Uganda and Vanuatu were removed.

Cyclone Oma continues to linger near Vanuatu

The cyclone - which is still a category two, but likely to reach a category three - is about 240 kilometres west, southwest of Vanuatu's largest island.

Cyclone Oma : Red alert re-issued for central Vanuatu

Oma has moved closer to Santo over the past three hours and is currently travelling in a southeasterly direction with winds of 95 kmh at its centre and the potential for gusts of 130kmh.

Pacific govts ‘should consider seabed mining impacts’

There is greater awareness now that biodiversity and life under the sea will be affected and these minerals that have taken thousands of years to deposit will be extracted without replenishment.

Cyclone Oma veers west, still a category two

After passing close to the northern islands, including Santo, yesterday with its heavy rains and strong winds, it is now slowly heading west.

Chinese takeaway in Convention Centre ‘a mockery’

The Pentecost MP said the Government should find ways to manage the centre that would benefit the people of Vanuatu instead of giving it away to a foreign company to manage it.

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