• By Len Garae
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Preparing Vanuatu to exit Least Developed Country (LDC) Status in 2020 and what the new Agriculture Bill will mean when it is passed by Parliament in March, are two of the important presentations made by the Director of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Antoine Ravo, to all Heads of …

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The Vanuatu Government has released this statement in response to the statement made by Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, concerning Chinese aid in the Pacific Islands as one that is creating “white elephants” and threaten…

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  • By Anita Roberts
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In the wake of criticism by an Australian government minister who claimed that China was funding 'roads going nowhere', the China Civil Engineering Construction Company has announced that they are on schedule on their south Tanna road project. 

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  • By Anita Roberts
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Today Monday, January 22 is the first day of school for the 2018 academic year.

  • Fern Napwatt
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has consulted with the Minister of Internal Affairs on January 16 and recommended Wednesday, March 7 as 'Polling Day' for the Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC).

  • By Len Garae
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“About 5,400 people have (gone on the internet and) had a conversation about Cyber (Safety) Awareness last year and realised the importance of cyber awareness and this is an extraordinary number of people for Vanuatu”.

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This is to assure the hardworking farmer on Malo Island, Titus Moli, and his relatives that our story on him was not in any way meant to shed any negative light on him, his wife or their families.

  • By Len Garae
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Pepper farmer Vanua Tamata will make former Commissioner of Labour, Lionel Kaluat and current Acting Commissioner of Labour, John Tasso, both proud because he has achieved exactly what they both have wanted to see happen with returnees from the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) Scheme in …

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Applications are now open to fill 200 vacant low rank positions in the Vanuatu Police Force. The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Willie Vira, says they are encouraging applicants from throughout the country.

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  • By Harrison Selmen
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The proposed extension for the Pekoa International Airport on Santo could force over 300 people to relocate.

  • By Godwin Ligo
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Dental patients seeking treatment at the Vila Central Hospital (VCH) Dental Clinic were told to go to private dental clinics because it has ran out of lignocaine, an anaesthetic drug.

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Two prominent members of the Vanuatu disability community – Mr Morris Kerry and Ms Freda Willie were recently awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Laucala campus in Fiji.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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The Police Service Commission (PSC) is ready to see the implementation of the current Government Remuneration Tribunal (GRT) determination for the officers of the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) and the civilian staff of the Commission at the next Government payday, which is Friday, January 26, 2018.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Newly-appointed High Commissioner Johnson Naviti was commissioned by the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Moses Obed Tallis Friday morning at the State Office to represent Vanuatu overseas as High Commissioner to New Zealand.

  • By Len Garae
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Once in a while Directors of Government Departments need to leave out protocol to really get back to their roots on the islands, just like Director of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Antoine Ravo did on his first return to his native Malo Island in twelve years at the end of last year.

  • By Len Garae
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A young beautiful girl in an outback rural community in Queensland, Australia, took her own life because she was convinced by someone on the internet that it was the right thing to do.

  • Dan McGarry
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We need to act now if we want to preserve the gains made during the Pacific Mini Games The Korman sports complex is a lonely place now. The constantly eddying crowds that thronged the place in December are gone. Uniformed flocks of athletes no longer swirl around the track. The lights are of…

  • By Len Garae
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French Ambassador Gilles Favret has signed a historic partnership agreement with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vanuatu Beverage Ltd, Eric Durand, for the company to supply Vanuatu Water to 2,000 French citizens in the country in times of disaster.

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They say just like branches on a tree, many lives may grow in different directions yet the roots remain as one.

  • By Len Garae
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Imagine a hardworking farmer who dismisses his wife for walking too slowly on the way to the garden and goes on to plant five giant gardens on his own instead.

  • By Richard M. Nanua
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Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat has requested a timetable for a joint Vanuatu Police Force (VPF), Port Vila Municipal Police (PVMP) and Public Land Transport Authorities (PLTA) traffic control plan commencing next week.

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The Vanuatu Tourism Office is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 Bred Bank Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence. The date of the Awards has been set for Saturday 23rd June 2018.

  • By Len Garae
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Acting Police Commander South Jackson Noal has given the chief of Erakor until two o’clock this afternoon to bring the young men who he said attempted to “attack my officers with knives”, when they entered the village to attend to a scene over the weekend.

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  • By Jonas Cullwick
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Work has begun at the Freswota intersection in Port Vila, beginning with the road being closed to traffic starting last night for construction work to take place during the night.

  • By Richard M. Nanua
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Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat has suspended the senior police officer who was allegedly involved in the assault of the husband of a senior government official.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is concerned Chinese aid to developing countries is laying the ground for a future debt crisis, saying some recipients of Chinese loans linked to aid projects face unsustainable debt burdens.

  • By Fern Napwatt
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Tenkon Williams, advisor to the Freswota 1 Council of Chiefs has made an appeal to the incoming Municipal Council that will be established after the upcoming municipal elections to consider improving the living status of Freswota 1 as a pilot area.

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