Tourism gets big promotional push in Australia and NZ markets; Vanuatu to graduate from least-developed status by 2020

An promotional image from Vanuatu Tourism Office, aprt of the Australia & NZ marketing push

An promotional image from Vanuatu Tourism Office, part of the Australia & NZ marketing push

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Making its own way: Vanuatu in the world [book review]

Pacific Ways

Vanuatu last week signalled its support for China’s position on the South China Sea territorial dispute, a move described in overseas media as “predictable” and a “classic Vanuatu” diplomatic move. Likewise, PM Salwai’s recent calls for procedural integrity in the selection of a new Director-General for the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat and Vanuatu’s long-standing defiance of Indonesia over West Papua together portray a distinctive approach to political affairs. Vanuatu’s political style is one of many documented by Victoria University Press’s new edition of Pacific Ways: Government and Politics in the Pacific Islands. Read the rest of this entry »


Level 1 Volcanic Alert for Vanua Lava volcano; By-election for Malo/Aore on 29 June

Image of Vanua Lava taken from 398km above the Earth. Suratamata is at the top centre. Photo: NASA

Image of Vanua Lava taken in 2003 from 398km above the Earth. Suratamatai is at top centre. Photo: NASA

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Get lost in paradise with Miss Vanuatu, Valérie Martinez [video]

Miss Vanuatu Valérie Martinez video

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Watch highlights of last night’s Vanuatu vs Solomon Islands OFC Nations match

Vanuatu played Solomon Islands last night in PNG at the second Group B fixture of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup at Port Moresby’s Sir John Guise Stadium. Solomon Islands prevailed 1-0 with a goal by Jerry Donga 19 minutes into the first half, but as the highlights show, the two teams were fairly tightly matched against each other:


Tougher penalties for sexual offences proposed; Maewo gets connected via telemedicine

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MSG countries approve Free Trade Agreement; Unelco delivers big dividend to National Provident Fund

MSG

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