The measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get thrown away after a single use.
PORT VILA: Sweet potato is a stable food for over 70 percent of the Vanuatu population, most from rural areas - where they
White sand beaches, stunning waterfalls, and no hordes of tourists.
Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.
The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.
Asking of their plight since the disaster would be to put words in the islanders' mouths. People answered our questions, explaining
On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.
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Neighbors New Zealand and Australia quickly committed millions of dollars toward the relief effort. There's also been millions
"You can see them out there now, rebuilding with whatever they have," he said. A Reuters witness on the island of 29,000
"If the devastation is as high as we think it is on those islands, there is a chance that the death toll will go up very
"We need food for the coming weeks and we need humanitarian people to do assessments and we need transport, we need boats
"We will also be deploying humanitarian supplies to provide support for up to 5,000 people in the form of water, sanitation
Officials with World Vision said a meeting was under way on Saturday to prepare a coordinated response. Spokeswoman Chloe