• By Jonas Cullwick
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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…

  • By Bob Makin
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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.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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.”

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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…

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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 …

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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…

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • Compiled by Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • Compiled by Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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).

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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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.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Starting from April 1, 2016 the Department of Labour will launch a program that will collect data on statistical returns from all employers on the number of employees they have.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Police in Luganville still cannot find the exact cause of the fire that totally destroyed the office building of the Northern Islands Stevedoring Company Limited (NISCOL) early last Saturday morning.

  • Compiled by Jonas Cullwick
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Merchandise trade provisional figures for November 2015 recorded a deficit balance of Vt3.317 billion over November 2014, reflecting a slight improvement of 2% or Vt81 million, the latest statistical update of the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) shows.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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An agreement has been signed by Vanuatu Post Limited (VPL) with the country’s two border control agencies — the Government Departments of Customs and Inland Revenue (CIR) and Biosecurity Vanuatu (BSV), which will help to combat drug trafficking by post.

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  • By Jane Joshua and Jonas Cullwick
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Virgin Australia, has temporarily suspended its flights to Vanuatu over runway safety concerns at the Bauerfield Airport, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported yesterday afternoon.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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A local land owner is calling on the incoming government from the soon to be declared new Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu to review the Land Lease Act especially to make changes to the value of the land and the value of the rent.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Vicky Geiger, the mother of Dr. Lailade Asunsade, an American resident in New Zealand, who died while diving in the SS President Coolidge wreck in May 2013, continues her crusade to get recognition for those highlighting the issue of her daughter’s death and to prevent a repetition of the sa…

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) has advised that it intends to recall all old Vatu coin series in circulation of; Vt5, Vt10, Vt20, Vt50, and Vt100.

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