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
7. Efate, Vanuatu Did you know that Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands? Tucked away on the Southernmost part of the archipelago
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.
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All across the Pacific, high temperatures have been recorded and residents reported the hottest months they have ever experienced. For some islands however, the impacts have gone beyond a daily nuisance to a serious marine threat.
Our local guides pointed out some of the more obvious effects of the cyclone as we traveled in the back of trucks through
On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.