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Bad weather in Vanuatu could develop into a Tropical Cyclone
Radio New Zealand on - 4/2/2020 6:33:00 PM
A tropical low hovering near Vanuatu could possibly develop into a Tropical Cyclone.

Cyclone Harold intensifies to category two storm, aims for Vanuatu and Solomon Islands
The New Zealand Herald - 4/4/2020 2:14:00 AM
Cyclone Harold has intensified to a category two system, with winds of up to 160kph, as it makes it way between Solomon Islands and had already caused a lot of damage in Solomon Islands and was now headed towards Vanuatu.

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament
The Diplomat - 4/2/2020 1:07:00 PM
Since Vanuatu gained independence in 1980 only a few women have ever served as members of parliament, and as of today it is one of just three countries around the world with not a single female MP. The other two countries, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia, are also in the Pacific. In Vanuatu, the 2020 election count is ...

Vanuatu Government benefits from Assets placed in communities by Climate Change projects
ReliefWeb - 4/3/2020 2:16:00 AM
The Government of Vanuatu as of March this year claimed the ownership of all assets placed by the Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project (VCAP) in around 41 communities throughout the six provinces around the country. This transition has been made official through a brief handing over ceremony organized by the Ministry of Climate Change and the ...

NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands - 4/3/2020 6:16:00 PM
Harold formed near the Solomon Islands and now threatens Vanuatu, which has already issued some warnings. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP provided a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Harold on April 3, 2020. The VIIRS image showed the center near the Solomon Islands, with bands of thunderstorms ...

18 countries have no reported coronavirus cases
New York Daily News on - 4/4/2020 12:59:00 AM
They are Comoros, Kiribati, Lesotho, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, the Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Yemen. While some of them are likely to not report any cases — such as hermetically isolated North Korea, as well as war-torn Yem ...

Vanuatu promises 'We’ll Keep it Beautiful for You' while travel is restricted
AdNews - 4/2/2020 9:21:00 PM
#VanuatuMoments will show how the locals are keeping the country beautiful for visitors until international travel restrictions are lifted. The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) has launched a global campaign in response to the outbreak of coronavirus, and the international travel bans and government restrictions which have been put in place, ...

Why did a cruise ship with now-confirmed COVID-19 cases dock at remote Vanuatu island?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 3/26/2020 12:25:00 AM
An Australian passenger on a cruise ship that stopped at extremely remote islands in Vanuatu this month says she is devastated they could have brought in COVID-19. Cruise line company, Royal Caribbean says the Voyager of the Seas docked at Mystery Island and the larger Aneityum on both March 11 and 12, after Vanuatu government authorities gave ...

Overseas worker to be on next flight home to Vanuatu after indecently assaulting child - 3/30/2020 5:06:00 AM
A vineyard worker convicted of indecently assaulting a girl in Marlborough will be deported on the first flight to Vanuatu, but amid the coronavirus pandemic no-one knows when that will be. Luk Philip, 40, was convicted of indecent assault of a girl under 12-years-old at the Blenheim District Court on Monday, following a guilty plea at an ...

State of emergency declared in Vanuatu to deal with COVID-19
China Internet Information Center - 3/26/2020 5:21:00 AM
SUVA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Vanuatu declared on Thursday a state of emergency as part of its efforts to curb COVID-19. In a national address on Thursday, Vanuatu's caretaker Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said that the declaration was necessary to allow the government to mobilize resources and funding for their coronavirus response. It was also ...