“The sample of the sand was sent to the United States for laboratory tests and we have received a positive test for the sand to be used in the Van2017 as of international standard,” he said.
Mr Warawara said that Lionel was representing Vanuatu at the international boxing arena and it was logical that the authorities concerned support this boxing star in terms of finance and organisation towards this world event.
This is the second time in two years Vanuatu has qualified for the tournament and last year Vanuatu finished fourth.
Two ni Vanuatu have gained official status as referees for karate competitions following training in New Caledonia.
The MOU establishes a clear understanding on the respective responsibilities of the Ministry of Health, Van2017 and the Vanuatu Police Force, in line with the Games Charter.
The competition comprises teams from Ulei School, Tanoliu Village and Mauta in North West Efate and is run by North Efate development officer, Arnold Sorina.
This year the event is name in honour of great supporter Phil Reeves, who passed away earlier this year.
The program is working with people with disabilities to learn Hockey skills, get active and build friendships.
It is planned that in the beginning of the month of October, the final squad will be chosen.
During this workshop Vanuatu Cricket Staff learned about different transmission pathways of germs and how to minimize transmission of germs when dealing with children in schools and communities.