New Zealand and Vanuatu have agreed on an expanded programme of security cooperation focused on leadership and technical training, logistics and planning support and increased humanitarian response capability.

A total of 500 new passports have arrived.

In region, The lack of adequate toilet facilities in tourist spots north of Saipan is forcing tourists to defecate on beaches and roadsides.

The Public Land Transport Authority has a discipline process in place to deal with people who break land public transport laws.

Mr Price workers who are currently in Vanuatu without proper work papers are being fed by the government.

In local sports,

The Director General of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and ni-Vanuatu Business is meeting with kava producers today in the hope of establishing a Kava Council.

The high cost of beef in Vanuatu reflects the relatively big decrease in supply.

The Port Vila Municipal is implementing a new waste management system in place at the Etas landfill site on Efate.

There is a possiblity for Vanuatu to export its pineapple juice to New Zealand and Australia.

12 ni-Vanuatu are now working in Australia under a new Pacifc labour scheme (PLS).

In sports news,

Australia will help Vanuatu by training 300 of its police officers this year, 2019.

Vanuatu's Council of Ministers has endorsed an assessment report on the effects of a Tsunami on the island on Aneityum last year.

In sports,

The Vanuatu National Youth Council's Principal Administration has denied statements that the Council only sent family members on the Ship for World Youth Program.

In Fiji,

Malamapa Revivors Football Club has won it's second friendly match in preparation for the O- League.