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June 4, 1989 | from Reuters
Five people have died and 350 have fallen ill in an epidemic of dengue fever in the popular South Pacific tourist resort of Vanuatu, health officials said Friday.
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TRAVEL
October 23, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VANUATU From LAX, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia offer connecting service (change of plane) to Air Vanuatu and Port-Vila. The best time to visit is May to September; the rainy season is November through April. WHERE TO STAY White Grass Ocean Resort, Tanna; http://www.whitegrassvanuatu.com.vu. Doubles from $284, includes breakfast. They will also arrange your trip to the volcano. Ratua Private Island, http://www.ratua.com . $430 per person, per night (two-night minimum stay)
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TRAVEL
April 19, 1992
I enjoyed reading "Jungle Adventure" by Michael Moss on Vanuatu, March 1. Since there were no local contacts mentioned in the Guidebook, I recommend a telephone number for the benefit of Southern Californians: National Tourism Office of Vanuatu, 520 Monterey Drive, Rio Del Mar, Calif. 95003, (408) 685-8901. LINDA CHUN ADAMS Pan Pacific Hotels Costa Mesa
TRAVEL
October 23, 2011 | By Amanda Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
My teenage daughter is standing in a lineup of tribesmen and she is angry with me. As I lift my camera, she says, "I look hideous," unaware of the irony of being surrounded by tribesmen wearing next to nothing. " Yu, pikinini blong Amerika (You, child belonging to America)," the chief says, introducing Indigo to his grandson, who looks to be a much happier teenager. " Yu gat hamas yia? Yu slip wea? (You've got how many years? Where are you staying?)" We are in the Yakel Village on the South Pacific island chain of Vanuatu.
NEWS
February 9, 1987
Cyclone Uma ravaged the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu with 110-m.p.h. winds, killing one person, injuring dozens and leaving 5,000 homeless. Acting Prime Minister Sethy J. Regenvanu declared the town of Port Vila a disaster area. Australian and French ships and air force planes loaded with relief supplies headed for the 80-island archipelago. Formerly the New Hebrides, Vanuatu became an independent republic in 1980.
NEWS
May 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Vanuatu's relations with Libya could pose a danger to the Solomon Islands and the rest of the South Pacific, Prime Minister Ezekiel Alebua said Friday. "Libya is not only a threat to the Middle East or the United States, but also a threat to the South Pacific," the Solomon Islands' leader said. Some Western countries have charged that Libya promotes international terrorism.
WORLD
December 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground, a U.N. report said. Inhabitants in the Lateu settlement on Tegua island in Vanuatu started dismantling their wooden homes in August and moved about 600 yards inland. Taito Nakalevu, a climate change expert at a Montreal conference, said the rising seas seemed linked to climate change, but it was unknown if the island's coral base was subsiding.
WORLD
December 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vanuatu volcano pumping a huge plume of gas, steam and ash into the atmosphere is unlikely to explode in a devastating eruption, a volcanologist said. Thousands of villagers who lived on Mt. Manaro's jungle-covered slopes already have fled to camps on lower ground, and ships are ready to evacuate Ambae Island's 10,000 inhabitants if the eruption intensifies.
WORLD
November 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vanuatu's Cabinet agreed today to grant diplomatic recognition to Taiwan despite having long-standing formal links with China, a spokesman said. The unanimous decision was made at an informal meeting, the prime minister's spokesman Kalvau Moli said. It was not clear if the move required a formal meeting to make it official.
WORLD
December 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Women fleeing an erupting volcano on the Pacific island of Ambae said the heat and fumes had made their children ill. Vanuatu's Mt. Manaro has been pumping out steam, ash and sulfur gas since Nov. 27, waking from a 10-year slumber. More than half of the island's 10,000 people have fled to five evacuation centers. Tribal chiefs went to the 4,920-foot-high crater to toss a boar's tusk into a lake in an offering to volcano god Tagaro.
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WORLD
December 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Women fleeing an erupting volcano on the Pacific island of Ambae said the heat and fumes had made their children ill. Vanuatu's Mt. Manaro has been pumping out steam, ash and sulfur gas since Nov. 27, waking from a 10-year slumber. More than half of the island's 10,000 people have fled to five evacuation centers. Tribal chiefs went to the 4,920-foot-high crater to toss a boar's tusk into a lake in an offering to volcano god Tagaro.
WORLD
December 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vanuatu volcano pumping a huge plume of gas, steam and ash into the atmosphere is unlikely to explode in a devastating eruption, a volcanologist said. Thousands of villagers who lived on Mt. Manaro's jungle-covered slopes already have fled to camps on lower ground, and ships are ready to evacuate Ambae Island's 10,000 inhabitants if the eruption intensifies.
WORLD
December 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Rising seas have forced 100 people on a Pacific island to move to higher ground, a U.N. report said. Inhabitants in the Lateu settlement on Tegua island in Vanuatu started dismantling their wooden homes in August and moved about 600 yards inland. Taito Nakalevu, a climate change expert at a Montreal conference, said the rising seas seemed linked to climate change, but it was unknown if the island's coral base was subsiding.
WORLD
November 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vanuatu's Cabinet agreed today to grant diplomatic recognition to Taiwan despite having long-standing formal links with China, a spokesman said. The unanimous decision was made at an informal meeting, the prime minister's spokesman Kalvau Moli said. It was not clear if the move required a formal meeting to make it official.
WORLD
November 13, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Vanuatu, a tiny cluster of Pacific islands, doesn't tend to capture a major slice of the world's attention. The sun-soaked chain is perhaps best known for its tourist trade and its 15 minutes of fame as the backdrop for a "Survivor" series on television. In recent days, however, it has become a belle of the cross-strait ball as China and Taiwan open their checkbooks and compete for its loyalty. Taiwanese Foreign Minister Mark Chen and Vanuatu's prime minister, Serge Vohor, announced Nov.
NEWS
March 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Prime Minister David Lange said Monday that Libya appears to be making a fresh diplomatic thrust into the South Pacific but indicated that the drive could be blunted if richer nations in the region provide more help to the groups being wooed. Lange said there appears to have been some contacts between Libya and pro-independence groups in French-ruled New Caledonia after Tripoli's diplomatic successes in already-independent Vanuatu.
TRAVEL
November 15, 1987
Reader Sharon Dirlam's article on Ocean Voyages (Oct. 25) and finding Paul Myers' schooner Whales Tale mentioned was instant nostalgia for me. I have sailed on Whales Tale twice, the first a cruise through some of Fiji's more remote islands, a world of hidden coves, coconut-strewn beaches and little children who led us by the hand to show us their villages. My second voyage was a five-day ocean passage from Fiji to the archipelago of Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), another Pacific paradise.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Sharman Networks Ltd., operator of the popular Kazaa online file-sharing network, is incorporated in the South Pacific tax haven of Vanuatu and runs its business primarily through contractors in Australia. But on Monday its lawyers were in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, fighting an effort by the major music and movie companies to sue Sharman and one of those contractors on these shores.
NEWS
November 27, 1999 | From Reuters
A powerful earthquake and a tsunami struck the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu early today, killing up to 12 people and destroying buildings, officials said. The full extent of the damage was not likely to be known until later, they said. The Vanuatu Disaster Management Office said six people were killed when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake caused a church to collapse on Pentecost Island.
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