New automated weather stations launched in southern islands

A kastom ceremony lanuches the new Automated Weather System in Anelcauhat, Aneityum. Photo: UNDP

A kastom ceremony lanuches the new Automated Weather System in Analgahaut, Aneityum. Photo: UNDP

Various international bodies have helped Vanuatu in its bid to begin operating automated weather stations (AWS). Vanuatu is the first Pacific island country with Read the rest of this entry »


New President calls for an end to domestic violence

President of Vanuatu Tallis Obed Moses. Photo: Supplied

President of Vanuatu Tallis Obed Moses. Photo: Supplied

The new President retains the headlines in the news this week, and just as well when we seem to be experiencing an increase in Read the rest of this entry »


Tallis Obed Moses elected as President

Vanuatu flag. Photo copyright © 2016 Vanuatu Daily Digest. All rights reserved

Pastor Tallis Obed Moses was sworn in as President of the Republic at lunchtime today. Nineteen votes secured this victory which was Read the rest of this entry »


Vanuatu remains without a Head of State

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The Electoral College sat again this afternoon but was unable to reach a final choice for President. They will now meet again tomorrow, Thursday morning, to choose the new President following the death of Fr Baldwin Lonsdale. Chief Justice Lunabek has continued as Returning Officer for the poll. This afternoon Tallis Obed Moses achieved Read the rest of this entry »


Official candidate list for Presidential election released

candidate list for Vanuatu president

The head of the Vanuatu National Council of Chiefs, Chief Teni Mao Tirsupe, on the eve of the arrival of the members of the Vanuatu Electoral College in the capital, urged the college members to well consider the character and example of the recently deceased Head of State, President Fr Baldwin (Womtelo) Lonsdale who had given an immense legacy as regards leadership. He said everyone would now see the standard set by Womtelo as one which had to be Read the rest of this entry »


Vanuatu’s latest hospital theatre opens in north Pentecost

The brand new Mauna operating theatre, opened yesterday in Abwatuntora, Pentecost. Photo: Gabriel Vusi Lai via Facebook

The new Mauna operating theatre, opened yesterday in Abwatuntora, Pentecost. Photo: Gabriel Vusi Lai/Facebook

Vanuatu’s latest hospital, the Mauna operating theatre in Abwatuntora on Pentecost was opened yesterday and has already seen its first patient, a patient who had reportedly travelled several times previously to Vila without being treated successfully. The man has now been operated in the new theatre on is home island and is Read the rest of this entry »


Gender violence and retribution a tragic mix as another death rocks Vila venue

Recently there was the violent attack that resulted in the death of Alice Karis, a staff member the War Horse Saloon. She was allegedly the victim of domestic violence. Then last weekend at the Saloon nightclub there was the beginning of another similar story ending in death. It is believed that Read the rest of this entry »