Van2017 signs MOU with Ministry of Health and Vanuatu Police Force

The MOU was signed by the Minister of Health, Jerome Ludvaune, Van2017 CEO, Clint Flood and Vanuatu Police Commissioner, Albert Nalpini.

It establishes a clear understanding on the respective responsibilities of the Ministry of Health, Van2017 and the Vanuatu Police Force, in line with the Games Charter.

The MoH and Van2017 are to produce a Medical Service Plan for the Games that will look after the needs of athletes, VIPs, officials, volunteers and spectators who will be participating in the Games in December in Port Vila.

Vanuatu seeks assistance to beef up security at parliamentary chambers

This follows the discovery of an unspent shotgun cartridge in the public gallery by parliamentary staff a fortnight ago.

The Vanuatu Police Force is investigating the incident.

At the same time security measures have been stepped up at parliament.

The acting clerk of parliament, Leon Teter, said the incident underscores the urgent need for security to be beefed up in the house during parliament's sittings.

Mr Teter said visitors to the public gallery will now have to go through security screening, including magnometers and metal detectors.


More staff for New Caledonia jail

Jean-Jacques Urvoas, who is on an official visit to New Caledonia, said two of them will specifically maintain security around the facility's perimeter.

This was announced as the new head of the jail was officially installed and the hiring of 80 staff was confirmed.

The prison has been upgraded after the previous justice minister released more than $US20 million.

Photo: Thomas SAMSON / AFP (The French Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas). 

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Evolving peacekeeping landscape requires stronger global-regional partnership

Also to include the States concerned in solutions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

“At the same time, regional organizations should continue contributing to United Nations peace and security efforts. We count on them for political leverage as well as civilian and military capacities,” Ban told the Security Council, during an open debate on the subject of regional organizations and contemporary global security challenges.

Security heightened at games venues

Media representatives with games passes will be allowed into the games.

Those who don't have passes will be turned away.

PNG Loop visited the games venues this morning for a wrap up of what is happening and was told by the securitiesat the gate.

Meanwhile most Pacific Island countries have arrived in the country for the challenge during the games.

The opening ceremony will be on Saturday July 4, 2015 at BSP stadium in Port Moresby.

Pacific Games security tightened

On hand were army, police and C.S officers.

According to venue officers, the tour will coincide with today’s venue opening on site.

Games Operations commander David Manning says that all venues are progressing in terms of security and that all units are set to roll out operations pending their venues being launched.

Meanwhile, all venue commanders have been briefed and are now in the implementation process of their duties.