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The SHEFA Provincial Health (SPH) team has delivered a series of awareness sessions to provide accurate information to frontline workers about COVID-19 situation and World Health Organisation-certified AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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In its effort to acknowledge the significance of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) on the implementation of decentralising government services to provincial level, the Vanuatu Immigration and Passport Services through the Department of Immigration will be reducing passport fees …

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Two recent reports have highlighted the damaging interactions between obesity, COVID-19, and development. This blog examines the often worrying implications for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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The overall feedback from the provincial elections in SHEFA, TAFEA, MALAMPA and PENAMA yesterday reflected an improved voter turnout but also highlighted a few loopholes in the voting system which must be addressed before the next election.

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While unofficial results from Mele village — the biggest village in the country with 4,507 registered voters — are yet to be released of the SHEFA Provincial Government Elections at time of writing this article yesterday evening, one of the surviving elders, Elder Taea Talo Malasikoto, now 7…

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A total of 177,433 registered voters will be casting their votes today at polling stations in PENAMA, MALAMPA, SHEFA and TAFEA provinces.

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Only workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme who were unable to return home from New Zealand (NZ) after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak will have their mandatory hotel quarantine costs covered by the Government.

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Vanuatu will be getting over 40,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX Facility and China’s Sinopharm vaccine to vaccinate 20% of the population.

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The Mala Base Wharf in Port Vila will soon be demolished and reconstructed to provide a safe and secure berthing for RVS Takuare, Vanuatu’s larger and more capable Guardian-class patrol boat.

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Senior Finfish Biologist at the Vanuatu Fisheries Department, Ada Sokach said the coral farm at Worasiviu village on Pele island, North of Efate looks healthy and seems to have great growth potential for the coral species that was planted.

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Halison Lukai is an 8-year-old boy who lost his eyesight but is so full of life and adventurous.

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All constituents in the four provinces that are going through provincial elections tomorrow (Wednesday) will be casting their votes, except for Futuna constituency in TAFEA Province.

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV) has confirmed an army aircraft from the French military base in New Caledonia was recently spotted in Vanuatu’s airspace.

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The Government will soon penalize sellers of negative goods, casinos, nightclubs and bars if the law finds such institutions serving minors.

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The original bride price total of VT80,000 is no longer recognised by the Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs, while it challenges each Island Council of Chiefs to promote its own bride price based on its customs.

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Chantilly’s on the Bay has reopened its restaurant under a new name: ‘The Bistro at Chantilly’ as part of the business rebranding.

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Central School successfully hosted their music night over Wednesday and Thursday nights. With the theme, “Promoting our Christian values through art and music,” each class from kindergarten to year 13 performed either a Christian skit or song and showcased their talents.

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The people of Lapo village in South West Bay, Malekula, are currently constructing a permanent walkway that will help them walk safely from their homes down to the sea.

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Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) will be asking the Head of State not to sign the recent amendments to the Penal Code [CAP 135] that were approved under the Bill of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2021, particularly on criminal libel and slander.

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