HMAS Choules relayed Australian humanitarian supplies flown into Port Vila
and Luganville by the Royal Australian Air Force to evacuees on Maewo, Pentecost Island and Espiritu Santo.
The company's switched focus means a number of the existing staff in Sofia, Bulgaria and Port Vila
, Vanuatu - account managers, withdraw specialists and customer service representatives - were moved to the respective South African English-speaking departments.
, Rajab 22, 1437, Apr 29, 2016, SPA -- A magnitude 7 earthquake hit early Friday the Vanuatu archipelago, causing a tsunami warning which was soon lifted.
9-magnitude quake struck 50 miles north of the town of Port Olry and 253 miles north of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila
, according to the US Geological Survey.
Cyclone Pam has damaged or destroyed 90 per cent of the infrastructure in Port Vila
, Vanuatu's capital and largest town, and damage to the more remote islands and communities is equally devastating.
Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) said it has signed a long term lease agreement with Air Vanuatu, an international airline based in Port Vila
, Vanuatu, for one new Boeing 737-800.
The lowest point in its diplomatic efforts dates back to 2004, when the young republic suddenly recognised Taiwan (who was willing to give the Port Vila
government $30million, three times what the Chinese were offering).
, the capital of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, was deemed the most exposed city in the world to natural disasters--a finding reinforced by the recent devastation of that country by Cyclone Pam.
ANZ branches were affected by the cyclone, but the bank continues to offer limited banking services from a disaster recovery site in Port Vila
, as well as the Luganville branch on Vanuatu's northern island of Espiritu Santo.
9/6/2015, Port Vila
, Vanuatu, Greenpeace -- Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale, welcomed climate-affected communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands and representatives from the Philippines at an emergency meeting in Vanuatu yesterday vowing to seek 'Climate Justice,' to hold big fossil fuel entities accountable for fuelling global climate change.
, Vanuatu-- Vanuatu warned Tuesday it faces imminent food shortages as accounts emerged of huge damage to a large outer island, days after one of the fiercest cyclones on record pummelled the sprawling Pacific nation.
Tanna Island is about 230 km to the south of Port Vila
and early aerial surveillance shows a large number of buildings have been completely or partly destroyed by Cyclone Pam," McCully said in a statement.