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Public Works Director, Samuel Matangi Namuri has been remanded on alleged tax evasion charges.

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The Leader of the Opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau, confirmed that complaints have been lodged on breach of Leadership Code against some members of parliament (MPs) yesterday afternoon, with the office of the Ombudsman.

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Seventy business owners met on Monday to share their concerns relating to recent amendments to the Work Permits Act, which was passed without stakeholder consultation.

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The MSG Secretariat was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia to join over 57 nations, 10 international governmental organisations and 70 Observers at the Bali Democracy Forum 2018 held in Nusa Dua, Bali, from 6-7 December 2018.

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Yesterday evening the Secretary General of the Vanua’aku Pati (VP) Hosea Nevu officially welcomed the Rural Development Party (RDP) MPs to VP.

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The bombs went up in a blast in North Efate on Monday as a team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists from the Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) and the Australian Army conducted demolitions to safely destroy World War Two ordnance that were discovered in Malapoa Estate a fortnight ago.

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A landowner and chief of Lewawa in central Pentecost, Vireial Sabobowut Buletik Edmond, told Prime Minister (PM) Charlot Salwai, in a letter that he will not accept any more road projects passing through his land boundary.

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A 40-year-old Tanna driver was found dead some metres away from Whitegrass Airport terminal early Saturday, and foul play is suspected in his death, sources said.

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International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism.

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The Leader of the Opposition, MP Ishmael Kalskau, has lashed out at the Prime Minister and the Government for the lack of numbers of MPs in Parliament yesterday morning when the second ordinary session of parliament was supposed to have started, but had to be adjourned to Thursday because th…

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Vanuatu has participated in the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) of 2018/2019 survey which aims to enable the government to make informed-decisions for the water and sanitation sectors.

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Less than 20 Members of Parliament (MPs) were present at the National Convention Centre on Wednesday for the workshop on a guide to the national budget process.

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Public Health Director Len Tarivonda and recently retired National Reproductive Health Coordinator, Apisai Tokin, were awarded the inaugural ACCF Excellence in Service to Women Award for their vision and persistence in the face of all obstacles in bringing about a national cervical screening…

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The University of the South Pacific’s Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) launched USP Global, a University initiative through which a number of programmes will be offered online to a global audience.

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanna, Tom Noam, has confirmed he will file a criminal case against MP for Ambae, Jay Ngwele, for harassment, defamation and forgery.

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Private sector stakeholders reacted with shock and surprise to the revelation on Tuesday that the Parliament had passed amendments to the Work Permits Act. MPs had the legislation less than a same day, and the contents were unknown to the public until after the bill was voted into law.

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In 2018 the Office of Public Service Commission gave approval to the Ministry of Infrastructure & Public Utilities (MIPU) to trial their revised Apprenticeship Programme.

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Vanuatu may soon see an end to one of its most storied—and controversial—political activities. The Charlot Salwai government will try next week to put an end to signatures gathered in the dark from individual MPs every time someone gins up a new motion of no confidence.

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The Opposition bloc in parliament says its recent motion of no confidence in the government of Charlot Salwai, exposed many government MPs for causing ongoing instability in every government in Vanuatu since 2016.

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Chairman of the Community Disaster Committee (CDC) on Aneityum, Makoya Ben said works are now in progress in rebuilding and putting in order Mystery Island ready to receive the next cruise ship.

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The election of the new President of Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs, Chief Willie Grey Plasua, on October 2018 has opened doors for chiefs to carry out works and essential duties after a long break which lasted for five months, which was ensued under the dissolution of the last council in May 2018.

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John Timakata was suspended from practising law for three months beginning mid-September and fined VT300,000 by the Law Council Disciplinary Committee. He was found to have acted unethically after he unlawfully obtained and withheld dozens of lease documents in order to force a client to pay…

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The Office of the Opposition has confirmed it is pursuing legal proceedings against the Members of Parliament (MP) that signed the Attestation documents on the Motion of No Confidence but verbally withdrew from it in parliament.

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