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GlobalMedic & Air Canada supporting Hurricane Irma relief with clean drinking water
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Hurricane Irma is the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. On September 6, 2017, the Category 5 storm reached the Northern Leeward Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Maarten, Anguilla, and the British and US Virgin Islands, with maximum sustained wind speed
Kerikeri good sorts help Vanuatu villages
Good sorts from Kerikeri are helping the people of Vanuatu source water tanks to improve their supply of drinking water. Rick and Lynaire Pickering had come to know Jack Fred, a seasonal orchard worker from Lamen Island in Vanuatu, while Peter Anderson helps to educate the men and women in english a
RSE worker loses job before his day in court
A seasonal worker who drunkenly groped a teenager in Blenheim has lost his job and must return home to Vanuatu. Amos Hungai Tungon, 45, was in the country on the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme when he got drunk on August 18. He approached a 17-year-old girl at Seymour Square and suggested they
Billionaire Richard Branson launches huge fundraising appeal to re-build Hurricane Irma hit islands as he vows to 'work on the ground'
The tycoon - who is worth 5billion - has appealed to the public for help to recover the British Virgin Islands from the wide-spread devastation Billionaire Richard Branson has launched a huge fundraising appeal to re-build hurricane-hit islands. Virgin boss Branson has vowed to help the British Virg
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: All you need to know about New Caledonia U-17
India is all set to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off on 6th October. 24 countries from six confederations will be competing for one of the biggest honours in youth football with the matches being held in six cities across the country. In this segment, we take a look at New Ca
Elder Stevenson Returns to the South Pacific, This Time as an Apostle
"At some point, we will each face challenges in our lives. As we maintain a gospel perspective and look at our challenges through the lens of the gospel, we will find answers which bring us happiness and joy." -Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles In March of 2015, Cyclone Pa
New recruits Chettleburgh and Kaltack bring more competition for places
Coach Davor Tavich hopes his two latest acquisitions will increase the competition for places within the Tasman United squad. Tasman have confirmed the signings of former Hawke's Bay United midfielder Cory Chettleburgh and Vanuatu international centre-back Brian Kaltack for the 2017-18 ISPS Handa Pr
A special message from Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
My fellow Seventh-day Adventist Church members around the world, As many of you have worshipped already today and many more will around the world, I am asking you to especially pray for those who have recently experienced devastation and death in the Caribbean from Hurricane Irma. I have prayed for
UFC 215: How to watch 'Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2' live stream online - 'Prelims'
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will be back in action later tonight (Sat., Sept. 9, 2017) at UFC 215 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, when she defends her 135-pound title opposite Russian power
After 3 Hurricanes and a Powerful Earthquake, Social Media Asks: 'Is It the End of the World?'
The earthquake in Mexico is the latest natural disaster to strike the Earth as three hurricanes churn in the Atlantic basin. Friday's 8.2-magnitude quake, said to be the strongest to hit Mexico in a century, has triggered tsunami warnings not just in the country but also in Ecuador, New Zealand an
New Zealand, Pacific States Agree to Help Catch North Korean Ships Sneaking Through Region - Breitbart
The government of New Zealand has proposed an intelligence-sharing initiative, approved on Friday, with small Pacific island states meant to catch North Korean cargo ships disguised with flags from Vanuatu, Tuvalu, and other regional powers. Many small Pacific island states allow any ship to registe
Tsunami warning raised in Asia-Pacific region including PH
MANILA, Philippines - A tsunami warning has been raised across the Asia-Pacific region in the aftermath of a strong earthquake that hit Mexico on Friday, September 8. According to the warning issued by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), hazardous tsunami waves have been forecast
Mexico struck by huge earthquake, with tsunamis and at least six deaths reported
An earthquake of a magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, late on Thursday local time and tsunamis were observed, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a press conference that the quake was the biggest to strike the country in
How to be a socially conscious traveler
Advocates for ethical travel don't want tourists to stop having fun, they just want them to think about how they're spending their time and money. "Essentially we're talking about mindful travel, with an awareness of the place you're going and whether the money you spend benefits the economy of the
Trade and aid dominate PM's Samoa trip
Stefan Postles/Getty Images Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull touches down in the Samoan capital Apia on Friday to take part in the annual Pacific Islands Forum. Trade, aid and regional security will dominate discussions when Malcolm Turnbull breaks bread with Pacific leaders in Samoa on Friday. The
Vanuatu stun Italy to gain promotion with Jersey to Division Four
One day after an epic 57-ball hundred put his side into the semi-finals, Patrick Matautaava's spectacular all-round show floored Italy in a six-wicket win for Vanuatu to secure promotion to WCL Division Four. Italy came into the match undefeated after topping Group B but were bowled out for a well-b
EU Signs Financing Agreement with PIFS to tackle root causes of gender inequality and violence against women and girls in the Pacific
Apia, Samoa - The Director for Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and the Pacific at the European Commission's Department for International Cooperation and Development, Pierre Amilhat and the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat, Dame Meg Taylor, today signed a Financin
Pacific islands can't tackle climate change alone: World Bank
Provided by AFP Pacific island such as the Marshall Islands face huge costs building seawalls to protect their coastlines from climate change, with rising waters set to swamp large areas of habitable land in the low-lying nations Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Ear
Feature: Does drone technology hold promise for the UN?
6 September 2017 - Drone technology appears to be taking off at the United Nations, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for various purposes, including in humanitarian, development and peacekeeping operations. Although this technology is not a magic solution, "the promise of drones is re
Making solar buddies for Ni-Van friends
Nelson College Preparatory School has lit the way for better living and learning by building solar-panel lights for Pacific children in need. SolarBuddy is an Australian-registered charity whose mission is to provide safe and effective solar energy to communities who suffer from the limiting effects