Tafea Province

Vanuatu's southern islands in drought

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported water shortages in Tafea province were being acutely felt on the islands of Tanna and Aniwa, where crops had withered and cattle had died.

In the north of Tanna, people reportedly had to travel to the coast to find water as inland sources have dried up.

Climate services manager Allan Rai, with the Vanuatu Meteorology Department, said last year's El Niño weather system had combined with the dry season to delay the arrival of expected rain.

Vanuatu’s Tafea Province teachers receive long service letters

Minister for Education Jean Pierre Nirua commended the teachers for their significant role as educators throughout the nation and he called for recognition and respect to be given and maintained to teachers at all times.

The event at Lamenu Stadium in Tanna coincided with celebrations to commemorate World Teachers Day on 5 October.

Vanuatu MoYDS team visits Tafea province

The delegation led by Executive Officer (EO) Henry Bill, also discussed preparations for the National games in May.

Mr Henry confirmed that he was happy to meet with the LOC to check list what they are expecting to be in place by now as part of the preparations towards the games.

He said the stadium itself looks promising and few of the sports court need few renovations before the opening of the games in May.

Vanuatu Government handovers 1st payment for National Games

The Director General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Henry Vira presented the cheque to the Chairman of Tafea National Games Local Organising Committee (LOC), Acting Secretary General Etiene Ravo.

Mr Vira congratulated Tafea for having strong confidence to host the games despite the challenges.

He also reiterated the importance of working together as a team to bring the national sporting event to the province.

Vanuatu issues cyclone warning for Winston

Cyclone Winston was located about 345 kilometres east of Erromango and 325 kilometres northeast of Aneityum.

Winston is moving in a southerly direction at 9km/hr.

Winds close to the centre of the category three storm are estimated at 155 KM/HR.