Vanuatu Regional And International News Reports - A handy index of news items mentioning Vanuatu from all round the world.
Lost in paradise: the EU's embassy in the South Pacific
Up to seven staff run the EU's delegation in Vanuatu, part of Brussels's vast diplomatic empire that operates in 140 separate foreign offices, at a cost of more than half a billion euros (about £420 million) a year. It helps to oversee funds worth ...
Vast cost of EU's foreign empire revealed
True blue Luganville
Vanuatu is more expensive than New Zealand as it needs to import almost everything. However this is balanced by being able to buy cheap locally grown fruit and vegetables, such as a bag of 10 passionfruit for $2, a coconut for 50 cents and a bag of ...
Vanuatu nurses want health minister removed
Radio New Zealand International
More than 100 nurses in Vanuatu are calling for the removal of the health minister, Serge Vohor. The nurses, who are members of the Vanuatu Nurses Association, have sent a petition to the prime minister, Moana Carcasses. They are unhappy at Mr Vohor's ...
Vanuatu MP calls for audit of aviation sector
Radio New Zealand International
A Vanuatu Member of Parliament is calling for an audit of the country's aviation sector. The MP for the island of Epi, Robert Bohn, says he thinks the director of the Civil Aviation Authority is incompetent for the job and believes Airports Vanuatu ...
Vanuatu strives to improve tourism infrastructure
Vanuatu is heavily focusing on improving its tourism infrastructure in a bid to attract more airlines, international hotel chains and ultimately visitors from around the world to the island nation. Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) general manager Linda ...
Big cash injection for Vanuatu tour
The Young Witness
FUNDS TO GO A LONG WAY: Youngest Yabbie Jock Coupland with Chris “Buddha” Handy and oldest Yabbie John Crichton at the 'Boots to Vanuatu' tour fundraiser on Friday night, which generated around $7000 for local Under 15 players. Supporters ...
Midweek Interview with Anne Morris, Australian Representative, Vanuatu ...
The things I like about my job are… The varied work in marketing a destination, the people I meet whilst in Vanuatu and the industry in Australia. I love showing agents and product managers the beauty and diversity of the islands of Vanuatu and ...
Spell of kava relaxes Vanuatu
"Ronnie's Nakamal, please," I tell the minibus driver as I pull the sliding door shut. It's dusk in Vanuatu and Port Vila locals are heading out for knock-off drinks. But most won't be sinking beers or glasses of wine, they'll be slurping shells of ...
Vanuatu to open warning centre to help cope with natural disasters
Vanuatu is opening a National Warning Centre in Port Vila to help the Pacific Islands nations assess the threats posed by natural hazards such as volcanoes, cyclones and tsunamis. It will be formally opened by Prime Minister Moana Carasses Kalosil today.
Vanuatu takes a lead in disaster warning in the Pacific
Vanuatu disaster warning facility one of several new measures
Indigenous people, not Australians, should determine Vanuatu's future
To visiting Australians, my home, the island nation of Vanuatu, is either paradise or a Third World backwater. Holidaymakers prize our beaches and clear waters. But workers from aid organisations such as AusAID see limited employment opportunities and ...
The tiny South Pacific island of Vanuatu is competing with Russia and Qatar to present the 2015 world amateur boxing championships.
The International Amateur Boxing Association has confirmed that Vanuatu is one of five countries that have expressed an interest in playing host to the countries competing in the event.
Thailand and Venezuela also want to stage the tournament, according to the AIBA.
The championships will be a qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The boxers who win the titles in the ten weight categories for men will automatically qualify to compete in Rio.
The bidders will present their applications to the governing body's executive committee in July.