Asia Pacific Jun 29, 2019

Vanuatu nabs six Chinese nationals for allegedly running internet scam

Authorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals following Chinese complaints they were operating an internet scam from the Pacific island, media reported Saturday. Chinese law enforcement officials arrived in Vanuatu shortly before the late Thursday raid in which the six were detained, and helped ...

Asia Pacific Apr 4, 2016

Center eases tsunami alert over strong quake off Vanuatu

Officials wound back an initial tsunami threat issued after a large earthquake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the danger had largely passed and canceled an earlier warning of possible tsunami as ...

National Mar 22, 2015

Japan mulls $1.2 million in aid for nations hit by Cyclone Pam

Japan is considering extending $1.2 million in emergency grant aid to Vanuatu and other Pacific nations devastated by powerful Cyclone Pam, a senior government official said Sunday. At his meeting with Vanuatuan Foreign Minister Sato Kilman, Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura said Tokyo is ...

Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone

World Mar 18, 2015

Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone

International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. Residents of the ...

Aid agencies to begin helicopter flights to cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

World Mar 17, 2015

Aid agencies to begin helicopter flights to cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

International aid agencies are preparing to begin emergency helicopter flights on Tuesday to the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island country. Disaster management officials and relief workers are still ...

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

Asia Pacific Mar 16, 2015

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. Authorities in the South Pacific nation were struggling to establish contact with the islands that bore the brunt ...