Many stories have been circulated around the country, blaming the Central Medical Store (CMS), the Ministry of Health and the current Government for the medicine shortages at CMS — the main supplier of medical drugs — to public hospitals, dispensaries and clinics throughout the country.
Australia's Fair Work Commission has awarded 19 Ni Vanuatu agricultural workers over AUS $50,000 in a court-enforced decision against Brisbane-based Agri-Labour Australia Pty Ltd, which is headquartered in Brisbane.
I want to congratulate all students in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.
The Pacific Community (SPC), through its Pacific Seed for Life Programme, is providing technical support to guide the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) develop Vanuatu’s national Seed Policy.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an umbrella facility of up to $100 million which will provide financing support including loans, guarantees, and letters of credit to overcome constraints to private sector investment in renewable power projects in Pacific island countries.
President of Vanua’aku Party who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, was on Tongoa yesterday where he apologized to the people of Lumbukuti for events that took place in 2010 when the political party held its congress in the village.
Over 2000 years ago, our ancestors, navigating rough seas, created the maritime Silk Road, sea routes linking the East with the West. The Silk Road spirit embodied in friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation has become a great heritage of human civilization. Today, within the r…
The newly released summary report from the second workshop of the Pacific Health Governance Network (PHGRN), calls for the creation of a web based data hub, greater access to training and knowledge exchange opportunities, and stronger ties between health professionals from academia, governme…
An American company has opted to trial a new experimental cannabis-derived drug on diabetics in Vanuatu as a result of stringent Federal laws preventing the trial in the United States, according to the company’s chief executive.
“The message from the Local Government Authorities to the people of SANMA Province is ‘taking the Government closer to the people’, therefore the message to the people from me as their new Secretary General (SG) will focus on ‘Decentralization”.
The Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP) has donated a container of mobility devices such as wheelchairs, crutches and walking frames to the Northern Provincial Hospital (NPH) on Santo for people with physical impairment.
Commissioner of Labour, Murielle Meltenoven, has advised anyone wishing to undergo seasonal employment in Australia or New Zealand to beware of fake seasonal employment agents who ask for money with the promising of offering work overseas.
Whenever one hears the word tourism, the first thing that usually comes to mind is tourists coming to Vanuatu to enjoy the culture, beaches and the rest of what nature has to offer them.
73-year-old Chief Fidal Bulesanibo — a prominent custom chief of Central Pentecost — still remembers the day but not the date when he and late Chiefs James Tambe of Ambae and Tom Tipolomata of Tongoa, were mandated by the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs to travel to Rockhampton in Au…
The Vanuatu Government through the Ministry of Finance, has signed an Agreement with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC) to demolish the Condominium Buildings, and build a new Ministry of Finance complex.
The contractor for the Cyclone Pam Road Rehabilitation Project Phase 1 and 2 — China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) — will commence the trial section of hot mix asphalt paving of 50M from JICA Monument to Korman Roundabout on the 23rd of April 2019.
A Government delegation consisting of National Recovery Committee (NRC) members will be visiting some parts of Ambae and the new PENAMA provincial government headquarters at Loltong on Pentecost next week, as part of the Ambae recovery process.
The Government of Japan will provide assistance worth approximately Vt600 million (600 million Japanese Yen) to the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu through its Economic Social Development Programme (ESDP).
A Joint Coordinated Committee meeting was held on Thursday April 18 between the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management (MoCCC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss a new technical cooperation projec…
The North West Malekula Development Association (NWMDA) conducted an awareness visit to North West A and B on Malekula on March 18th — 24th 2019.
With less than 12 months to go before the four year term of the 11th Legislature comes to its end, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB) under the leadership of Minister Hosea Nevu want to see implementation of all programs and projects under th…
Commonwealth countries wrapped up two days of deliberations last Thursday, with a plan to support micro, small and medium-sized businesses looking to gain a foothold in global markets and supply chains.
Vanuatu has a predominantly rural population spread throughout many islands, and as a result, water and sanitation are limited in many of these areas.
As part of the delivery of the Agriculture Sector Policy, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has committed to upgrading the technical skills of those working in the agricultural industries.
“My message to other leaders in their air-conditioned offices in urban Port Vila is for them to leave their comfortable chairs and ask what they can do to help their communities instead of what their communities can do to help them”.
The soon to be formed Vanuatu Secondary School Teachers Association (VSSTA) will not duplicate the Vanuatu Teachers Union (VTU)’s role in addressing the welfare of teachers.
The Joint Commission of the 2019 regional cooperation between New Caledonia, France and Vanuatu has endorsed a grant of Vt40 million to fund education projects in Vanuatu during its recent meeting in Port Vila.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) organised a one-day cocoa consultation workshop for the Sanma cocoa lead farmers and stakeholders on Friday 12th April 2019 at the Vanuatu Agriculture College in Luganville, Santo.
The Northern Islands Stevedoring Company Limited (NISCOL) held a meeting of the Board of Directors followed by the annual general meeting (AGM) in Port Vila on April 1, 2019 where the Management presented NISCOL’s 2018 annual report to the Board of Directors and the respective Shareholders.
The Department of Energy (DoE) in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), conducted a validation workshop on the review of the National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP), at PMC Owen Hall in Port Vila on Monday 15 April.
A three-day Professional Development Training on Santo recently organised by Department of Agriculture and Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP) aims to upgrade the skills of Extension and Technical officers of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in relation to business man…
With the capability of purchasing one’s product through just one click, Bzzworld has finally reached Vanuatu shores to launch their e-market platform, giving members of the public the opportunity to step into the future business world.