Australia's public broadcaster says it still plans to go to this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit, after Nauru's government banned it from entering the country.

Vanuatu National provident fund registration and open Day that was held on Saturday last week was successful.

A member of parliament in Papua New Guinea says unrest in Hela province has spread to neighbouring Enga province.

The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is working with the Ministry of Health and the Vanuatu Red Cross Society to reduce the risk of these diseases, which passed to people by a type of mosquito called Aedes aegypti.

The scholarships are open to all Ni-Vanuatu students enrolling in Foundation courses at USP Emalus Campus in Semester 1, 2018, who are residents of Port Vila.

Vanuatu National provident fund registration and open Day that was held on Saturday last week was successful.

Air Vanuatu has now a new Chief Executive officer and is Derek Nice from Canada.

Australia continues to show its committment in preparing Vanuatu now before it adopts the Pacer Plus agreement which Vanuatu has signed.

The Vanuatu Tourism Office renewed a Memorandium of Understanding(MOU) with the International Finance Cooperation(IFC ) this week.

New Zealand is providing 2.25 million US Dollars to help develop the Vanuatu Electoral Office and the Electoral Commission.

IN Region, Midwives and nurses can play a bigger role in reducing the Pacific's high rates of violence against women as well as improving maternal health, a UN agency says.

Fiji rugby sevens player Isake Katoni bau has been banned from travelling after appearing in court on assault charges.

In Sports, the results of the 2018 FIFA World cup this morning shows in Group C, France and Denmark with scores 0 -0.

The Australian Prime Minister welcomes Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas to Australia this week.

The Republic of Korea through the Ambassador Kym-gu Kang presented the Korea Credential this morning to the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Temarnevere President Obed Moses Tallis.

The Australian government has been supporting the Ministry of health through the Emergency Medical teams deploying to Ambae to provide health services to the people being affected by the Manaro volcano.

In Region, The King of Tonga has officially appointed Losaline Ma'asi as the country's Minister of Internal Affairs and Sports, replacing 'Akosita Lavulavu who was sacked under a legal cloud in April.

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea's Morobe province.