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Separatist groups continued to fight for their cause. Jimmy Stevens’ Na-Griamel Party wanted Espiritu Santo to be a separate nation. A revolt was suppressed with British military assistance in August 1981. Australia is Vanuatu’s largest source of foreign aid, amounting to around Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila $73 million annually. This is primarily used for improving education, health infrastructure, economic governance and law. Teacher training and construction of schools are also key aspects of the program.

This is primarily used for improving education, health infrastructure, economic governance and law. Teacher training and construction of schools are also key aspects of the program. Australian visitors are the mainstay of Vanuatu’s tourism industry, accounting for more than 60 per cent of all tourists. Australia has a High Commissioner based in the Vanuatan capital, Port Vila; Vanuatu has a Consulate in Sydney. Wallis and Futuna WALLIS AND FUTUNA, OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY OF FRANCE are three islands in There this French territory: Wallis, Futuna and Alofi.

This was thwarted in 1974 when Ellice Islanders voted to separate from the Gilberts to become Tuvalu in 1975. Independence was declared on 1 October 1978 with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. tv. This generated $50 million in revenue from royalties paid by domain name owners. Funds have been used to upgrade roads and airports and provide electricity to the smaller islands. The most critical problem facing Tuvalu is rising sea levels as a result of global warming. It is possible some atolls could be submerged in the near future.

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