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Nineteen names, all men, were approved and endorsed to be candidates by the extraordinary congress of Reunification of Movement for Change (RMC) that took place at Parish of Sacred Heart in Port Vila from Monday to Wednesday this week.

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As provincial delegates flood the precinct of Lenakel Blackman Town from May 6th to May 10{sup}th {/sup}for the edition of national Games 2019, the officers of the Vanuatu Law Reform Commission (VLRC) were heading to the headquarters of the six provincial Councils to consult on proposed chan…

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The Court of Appeal will hear the case of the former Finance Officer at Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) who was given an end sentence of 12 years for stealing more VT8.5 million from YCV, in the next appeal session in July.

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The Vanuatu Free West Papua and Moluccas Association (VFWP/MA), Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs (MNCC) and Vanuatu Association of Non-Government Organisations (VANGO), representing other major Civil Society Organisations, have formally resolved that as of April 24 2019 they will star…

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Following a successful Board Meeting of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on May 8th, the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the SPTO, to further strengthen the relationship between these two regional organisations.

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DISCRIMINATION is a serious problem in many countries. Over the last few weeks we have looked at all your most important or Fundamental Rights under our Constitution. Today we will focus more closely on discrimination.

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The Deputy Director of the Registrar of Cooperatives, Joe Iauko, has welcomed the response from the local communities following his appeal for cooperation in the media due to the media coverage of the damages vandals had caused to the newly built wall to secure the premises of the Vanuatu Bu…

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The Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat, told the Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC) to keep the Feiawa Park (Sea Front) alive and safe for visitors and all residents of Port Vila during the official handover yesterday.

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Farmers have been advised to join efforts by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Department of Biosecurity (DOB) to stop kava dieback disease from spreading throughout the country.

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President of the United States, Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Erin Elizabeth McKee of California to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu, Department of State.

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The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) will be showcasing some of the climate-resilient crops used in Vanuatu to the United Nations Secretary General (UN SG), Antonio Guterres, when he visits the Tagabe Agriculture Farm today (Saturday).

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Airports Vanuatu Ltd issued their April travel numbers yesterday, and the results are encouraging. In the twelve months ending April 30 2019, over half a million people had transited through Port Vila’s Bauerfield airport. That’s about 8% more than in the previous 12-month period.

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“Every people who make up a country, every people who make up a church or community, they come from a home. And if things go right there, things will go right everywhere. If things go wrong there, things will go wrong everywhere.”

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Chief Justice (CJ) Vincent Lunabek has ruled out the Solicitor’s General submission claiming that the bill to add the Article 46A of the Constitution is inconsistent with Article 86 and 42 of the Mama Law.

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President Obed Moses Tallis will appoint Vanuatu’s new Ombudsman next week.

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The 2019 Pacific ICT Days program was officially opened by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai as the Minister responsible for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), at the National Convention Center yesterday.

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Employees of the University of the South Pacific (USP) are calling for a thorough and independent investigation into allegations of mismanagement and abuse of process in the university.

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Our article on the Head of State’s case on Constitutional Amendment no.7 yesterday contained a typo on the name of the Solicitor General. The Solicitor General is Mr. Frederick John Gilu.

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The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 88th Council meeting was opened yesterday morning at the Holiday Inn Resort in Port Vila by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai.

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A primary school teacher on Ambae has called her brother in Port Vila to step in to pay for her child’s school fee at Malapoa College because she says it is far too expensive for her to take a ship to Luganville to withdraw her salary from the National Bank in the Northern Town.

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The University of the South Pacific (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the USP Council, Winston Thompson, said the releasing of USP’s internal report on alleged mismanagement practices to the public arena without formal process is a gross injustice to the staff and officers involved.

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Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and Director of Governance for Growth programme under the Australian High Commission, Clinton Pobke, officially launched innovative financial products and services at the Warwick Le Lagon yesterday.

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As Vanuatu celebrated National Women’s Day yesterday, women leaders stepped up their calls for political leaders to commit to 50% representation for women in the National Parliament.

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The Supreme Court has reserved its judgment on the Referral Authority (Head of State)’s decision to seek legal opinion on the Constitutional Amendment no.7 to Monday next week.

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The former Council of Minister’s (CoM) Secretary, Armstrong Masanga, has been convicted yesterday after he admitted killing a Filipino with a vehicle he was driving.

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An event will be held at Saralana Park in Port Vila today (Wednesday) to commemorate the 39th National Women’s Day.

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A large number of students have graduated from the In-Country Bilingual Higher Education Program with Master’s Degree in Economics and Social Science (ESS) for the first time year.

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The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended for Mrs Viran Molisa Trief to be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu.

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The Electoral Commission is yet to finalise a date for the upcoming 2020 General Elections. Chairman of Electoral Commission, Martin Tete confirmed the above as he cited the Representation Act which states, “Subject to article 28(4) of the Constitution, polling day shall be a day fixed for a…

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The President of the Vanuatu Liberal Movement, Gaetan Pikioune, says the change that people of Vanuatu need to fully realize economic and social prosperity is to seriously pay attention and heed the voice of the people.

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The Supreme Court verdict on the legality of the position of Parliamentary Secretaries (PS) in the Government will be handed down on May 27, 2019. 

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