September 2008

The Travel Bug - Issue 43

Vanuatu Fashions at Expo in Brisbane

The Global Market Day Expo was held Friday 12 September at Arana Hills Church of Christ, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. BLONG MI Fashions was invited to display along with other businesses and individuals products that are ethically produced in countries around the world. There were stalls selling products from India, Indonesia, Africa and Vanuatu.

Tony Healey, Owner Manager of Blong Mi Fashions, reported that it was an overwhelming experience and a privilege for him and his wife Sharon, to meet other like minded people. It was the Healey’s first Global Expo Show, but Sharon and Tony are already looking forward to their next, to not only just show & sell their wares but also put the effort into promoting Vanuatu as a holiday destination. (Source: VTO Island Nius)

Yasur Volcano Activity Report

After the previous volcano activity bulletin of Yasur volcano, the observations of the officers of the Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources (DGMWR) in the last few days with the collaboration of the scientists of Hamburg University (Germany) who are carrying the research works on the Yasur Volcano shows the activity of the Yasur volcano becoming lower with few big explosions per day but still variable. This means the explosions may be very violent at times after a long period of calmness to cause volcanic bombs projections outside from the crater rim. This state of activity remains stable. (Source: VTO Island Nius)

Students Educational Tour of New Zealand

Once again the Hospitality Tourism Leisure Centre has achieved another first as 18 of its students from 2007 and two trainers flew to New Zealand to partake in a two week educational tour starting this week on Wednesday 17th September, 2008. During their stay they will meet staff and students of the Auckland Technical college. An exciting Programme of Learning, the gentle immersion of the two cultures and many educational activities have been planned. In addition, the students of Vanuatu will sit in classes, and meet students in Hospitality. (Source: VTO Island Nius)

2nd Vanuatu Barista Competition in November 2008

On the 13th and 14th November, Vanuatu will hold it’s annual International Barista Competition and entrants are invited now! Participants and visitors to Port Vila over the two day event will see why Vanuatu is fast becoming known as the café centre of the South Pacific. International Barista judge, Rob Forsyth from Sydney Australia, will oversee the event and judge the entries; there will be some fabulous prizes to be won. Last year, local Port Vila café waitress from the island of Tongoa, Elizabeth Sam, won the major prize of a return trip to Sydney, courtesy of Air Vanuatu with accommodation provided at the beautiful Four Points Sheraton Hotel! (Source: VTO Island Nius)

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