Qatar 2022 World Cup the main aim

Munster took the Vanuatu job soon after resigning as head coach and technical director of Indian top-flight club Minerva Punjab FC, where he won two trophies during seven months in charge. He has wasted little time in getting to work on researching players and is very clear about the key targets in his new role.”I see this as a three-year project with the biggest aim being…

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CCECC launches Phase II of roadworks on Malekula

The handing over of the Malekula Road project on Saturday, March 2 completes Phase I of the roadworks on Malekula. CCECC Managing Director said the handing over also coincides with the launching of the Malekula Phase II works.”Now, Phase II of the project on both islands will soon get underway and…”

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Vanuatu Has One Of The World’s Strictest Plastic Bans. It’s About To Get Tougher

PORT VILA, Vanuatu ― At the bustling open-air market, women in bold-patterned dresses sit behind tables laden with a dozen different types of bananas, chips made from purple taro root and mounds of dangerously red chilis. Pomelos the size of small boulders sit next to scores of emerald avocados. But there are no flimsy plastic shopping bags ― not here or anywhere else on this island nation…

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What independence means

A hardworking 22-year-old ni-Vanuatu woman in a rural community has shared her beliefs on being independent and her dreams.

“Father Lini and our forefathers fought hard for us to be independent,” said Sandrina from Avunatari community, west Malo. “It is our duty to be glad for our independence and be independent. My dream is to be able to…

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Air Vanuatu set to order four A220s – report

Air Vanuatu is set to put down a VUV850 million vatu (USD7.46 million) deposit on four Airbus narrowbodies. According to The Daily Post, Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, and Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Derek Nice, signed the instrument on February 15.
According to Nice, the jets will be…

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Vanuatu off black list with EU

Vanuatu is among states removed from the EU blacklist due to its intensive monitoring of financial market transactions. Others include Bosnia, Guyana, Laos, and Uganda.
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam and Samoa to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of…

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Australia courts Vanuatu

Richard Butler | RNZ – Andrew Thomas | February 15th, 2019.
Analysts say Australia sees China’s influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.
To counter China’s growing influence in the South Pacific, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he wants to…

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Imagining Australia’s South Pacific family

Richard Butler | RNZ Graeme Dobel | February 10th, 2019 Part of a leader’s magic is to spin a few words into political gold, capturing the moment and proclaiming the future. Think Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘new deal’, Winston Churchill’s ‘iron curtain’, or Ben Chifley’s...

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Now we know what colour the 2019 McLaren will be

Richard Butler | from GP Fans | 28 Jan 2019 McLaren have all but confirmed that a papaya livery will remain in situ on the team's 2019 challenger – the MCL34. McLaren have teased elements of their 2019 livery more than any other team on the grid so far, with all...

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Vanuatu Vaccines Delivered From the Skies

Richard Butler | Egemen Qazaqstan | 24 Dec 2018   In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, 1-month-old Joy Nowai was given shots for hepatitis and tuberculosis that were...

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Sport: Vanuatu defend Oceania beach volley title

Richard Butler | RNZ News | 24 Dec 2018 Vanuatu have defended their Oceania Women's Beach Volleyball title, denying Tahiti a clean sweep of the podiums in Papeete. Top seeds Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko defeated Emere Maau-Boutry and Vaihere Fareura 21-17 21-17 in...

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Asphalt construction works commence on Bauerfield runway

Asphalt works on the Bauerfield runway has started following initial trials and testing early this month. Richard Butler | Daily Post | 3 Dec 2018 Asphalt construction works have commenced on the runway at Bauerfield international airport, following initial...

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