Friday, June 23, 2017
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Thousands turn out for President’s State Funeral

Under gray skies and light rain, VMF paramilitary carried Fr Lonsdale’s coffin, draped in the national flag, from the gates of Parliament House into the rotunda inside.

Disaster response workshop begins in Vanuatu

Participants from across the Pacific are meeting in Vanuatu to look at logistic and emergency telecommunications issues in times of disaster.

Govt launches US$50 million reconstruction and resilience project

The project will help to streamline emergency procedures to ensure better preparedness and recovery following natural disasters.

Menstruation matters – How taboos about periods are holding girls back

An estimated 75 per cent of girls in Vanuatu miss up to three days of school each month because they have their period, or ‘sikmun’.

One-third of adults in Vanuatu are financially excluded

The survey showed that although the majority of adults in Vanuatu earn income from agriculture, many are unbanked.

Friendly Beach in Tanna re-born following Pam

Some 26 months after cyclone Pam smashed Tanna, Friendly Beach is re-opening its doors and giving new hope to the local community.

Cyclone Donna batters northern parts of Vanuatu

Tropical cyclone Donna is battering northern islands of Vanuatu as it moves slowly to the west and south, its strength at category 3.

Vanuatu Police officers call for compensation

Police officers want the government to settle 300 compensation claims dating back to the 1980s.

Another 10 former MPs released on parole

There were emotional scenes Friday as another 10 former MPs who were jailed for corruption walked out on parole.

Vohor and Kalsakau released after 18 months

Emotions ran high Friday morning as two former politicians walked out on parole after 18 months’ imprisonment for bribery.