Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Australian innovation could eliminate dengue in Vanuatu

This innovation has been successfully trialled in Australia, South America and South East Asia, with dengue almost completely eliminated in trial areas.

Focus on Maritime Safety and Governance

The Pacific Island Domestics Ship Safety Program has been developed by South Pacific Community (SPC) with an aim to improve, maintain and promote safe operations of domestic shipping.

Concerns raised over Port Vila Central Market

The Port Vila Market Manager said space is now a major concern for the vendors and there is an urgent need for more tables, as well as new toilets.

Ambae Chief urges govt to find his people new land

Chief Garae said that traditional houses have fallen due to heavy ash, water sources are contaminated and the air is no longer safe to breathe.

Parliamentarians workshop Westminster skills

Around 30 members and officials from Bougainville, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Tonga and Vanuatu made it to Wellington for the workshop.

Mele Maat Village to welcome new water tanks

The building of the water tanks progressed throughout last year 2017 and now the people of Mele Maat are excited to be hosting the opening ceremony.

NZ wargames Pacific intervention in Vanuatu

The exercise will test New Zealand’s military personnel in their peacekeeping abilities and local agencies in their ability to work together in a coordinated manner.

New Zealand’s largest tropical exercise a success

Exercise Tropic Major involved more than 500 personnel in a Joint Task Force of Navy, Army and Air Force elements.

Government Minister faces assault charges

Police said the case related to an incident which happened during the National Games in Luganville, Santo in December 2016.

Effective surveillance on IUU fishing a challenge

The countries in the region that have acceded to the agreement are Australia, New Zealand, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.