31 Jul 2013

Vanuatu beach volley players honoured

6:34 pm on 31 July 2013

Vanuatu's beach volleyball stars, Henriette Iatika and Elwin Miller, were awarded the country's Medal of Distinction by President Iolu Abbil during Tuesday's 33rd independence celebrations.

The president told the women, who are ranked 9th in the world, that they had achieved wonders for the country.

President Abbil also said during his address that the country's leaders must do all they can to ensure stability and peace to encourage visitors and investors willing to see what Vannatu has to offer.

He also called on the government to build a National Prayer House for worship saying the country cannot hope for development and progress without honouring God with a church house where everyone can go to pray.