The private sector says Government needs to pump more money into marketing Vanuatu overseas.
Increasing public concerns are being raised about alleged aggressive behavior by members of the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) during operations also involving members of the Municipal wardens and the Department of Customs and Rates and Taxes on the roads of Port Vila to check vehicles.
The announcement made by Australia and New Zealand of the sum of $Aus7.7 million (Vt634 million) Readiness Package, including the $Aus25.5 million (Vt2.1 billion) for the implementation of the PACER Plus agreement and the 20% of their Official Development Assistance (ODA) toward the Aid for …
Vanuatu remains committed to completing its process towards signing and ratifying and benefiting from the PACER Plus Agreement and considers that the Agreement is significant with vast potentials, said the Minister for Climate Change and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ham Lini.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jotham Napat, on behalf of the Government of Vanuatu, on Monday signed a contract award for Lot 2 of the Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project (VAIP) with the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) and its joint venture compan…
Maewo Member of Parliament, Ian Wilson, together with the Maewo Custom Movement, Ngwasoanda that voted him into office, have purchased 300 empty 167-litre drums for copra farmers on Maewo in an aim to boost copra quality and increase production.
Disputing parties over the land on which Entani Company have established their base for registering and receiving payment for visits to Yasur Volcano on Tanna have been told to get their stories and documents over rights to the land sorted out before they are paid the money for use of the land.
The First Ordinary Session of Parliament in June will discuss a Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation to be tabled by the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, to obtain approval and authorization of Parliament for additional funds totaling Vt1,778,259,400.
Central School in Port Vila has announced it is starting enrollment for its second chance learning program, Central Community Education Program (CCEP).
The Department of Fisheries’ aquaculture centre at Tagabe in Port Vila made one of its best harvests of fresh water prawns last year and earned nearly Vt200,000 from the four months stock.
The Department of Customs and Inland Revenue has maintained its public notice informing all vehicle owners that the renewal of Road Tax for 2017 is due no later than 4.30pm on Friday, March 31, 2017.
UNELCO and TVL are working closely with Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP) to ’future proof’ the roads, by installing shared utility conduits under the road before the asphalt surface is laid.
A facelift of Bauerfield Airport’s international and domestic terminals is being planned by Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) to be ready for welcome to Port Vila of visitors and participants in the Pacific Mini Games in December this year.
An island off mainland Malekula, called Lenur Island, is up for sale, according to an advertisement on Private Islands Magazine online, the magazine printed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Vanuatu’s national language, Bislama, is derived from Beche-de-Mer or sea cucumber, the trade of which commodity in the late 1800s signaled the start of trade relations between Vanuatu and China
The newest subsidiary of Ifira Trustees Limited, Ifira General Services 2000, has taken delivery of a 30-ton Komatsu excavator and a 10,000-litre Caterpillar water truck, total value Vt12 million, to assist the company with its services. The heavy works units were purchased from a local comp…
It was certainly a packed house at the Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) on Wednesday morning as investors and real estate agents crowded in to learn more about the land lease and management laws from the minister largely responsible for their existence, Ralph Regenvanu.
Leader of the Opposition Ishmael Kalsakau, has responded to the Prime Minister’s response against him regarding the whereabouts of monies kept by Vanuatu Registry Services (VRS) Limited.
The Office of the Opposition has expressed concern that the “Government does not appear to have an action plan to address the issue of money laundering black list which the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is intending to impose on Vanuatu.”
Merchandise trade provisional figures for January 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.94 billion over January 2015, indicating a deterioration of 34% or Vt741 million. This trade deficit balance was due to the value of total imports (Vt3.35 billion) exceeded that of total exports by (Vt41…
Opposition Leader, Ishmael Kalsakau, has appealed to the Government to stand up against threats from outside against Vanuatu’s tax haven status.
The Opposition is calling on members of the public to tell their Members of Parliament to oppose a reported government plan to introduce income tax for the first time in Vanuatu.
Construction work on the beautification program of Port Vila, under the Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project at both the Seafront and Portside precincts, is well under way after starting in January this year under the direction of the contractor, New Zealand company Hawkins Infrastructure …
The agriculture sector continues to play an important role in the lives of the people of Vanuatu, providing work for over 75% of the total population, says the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune.
Ifira Ports Development Services (IPDS) the subsidiary of Ifira Trustees Limited, that is operating the stevedoring services at Port Vila wharf has ordered additional equipment to assist with movement of containers. This has been revealed by IPDS General Manager Russell Mitchel in an intervi…
Vanuatu’s economy continues to record positive growth as the global economy continues to improve and recover, the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune has said.
The General Manager of the Ifira Ports Development Services (IPDS), Russell Mitchel, says they are making every way possible to ensure a speedy delivery of containers to their clients. In recent months there have been complaints that there was some sort of inefficiency happening with IPDS th…
The Office of the Opposition has congratulated the Vanuatu Maritime Services (VMS) Limited, the European Trust Company Limited and Tom Bayer of Pacific International Trust Company (PITCO) for the way they have “professionally managed” the Vanuatu Shipping Registry over the last 23 years.
Vanuatu’s merchandise trade provisional figures for December 2015 showed an improvement of Vt583 million over the figures for November 2015 as compared to the 2014 merchandise trade performances.
Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities and Tanna MP, Jotham Napat, has appealed to Tanna Islanders in Port Vila and Efate to purchase vehicles and return to their island and operate taxi and bus businesses there.
The Government, through the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, has issued a statement clarifying the Vt19 billion budget earlier announced by the Government.
The Office of the Opposition has strongly urged the Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Maoh, to investigate allegations of mismanagement in Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC).
The old series of Vt5, Vt10, Vt20, Vt50, and Vt100 coins are no longer legal tender effective Sunday, February 28, 2016, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) has reminded the general public.