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Saturday 07/30/2016
Accident at Prima claims one life
Posted: July 30, 2016

An accident that occurred Thursday at Prima has left one person dead.

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The Vanuatu Nightly News
Posted: July 30, 2016

The Daily Post and Buzz 96FM are proud to announce the Vanuatu Nightly News, airing from 6 – 6.30pm Monday to Friday on Buzz 96FM.

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Police Column
Posted: July 30, 2016

Police traffic independence celebration awareness

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Youth unemployment, national security and sovereignty to feature in Prime Minister’s 36th Independence Anniversary Address
Posted: July 30, 2016

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai’s address to the nation on Vanuatu’s 36th Independence Anniversary today will focus on the theme- “Redresser la Nation ensemble pour une nouvelle prise de conscience pour la Republique de Vanuatu/Recovering the Nation together for a new awakening for the Republic of Vanuatu/Leftemap Neisen tugeta blong putum Ripablik blong Vanuatu long wan niu dareksen”.

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Tongoa still in recovery stage: Locals
Posted: July 30, 2016

Chiefs and people on Tongoa have dismissed the report made by the Area Secretary of Tongoa on Radio Vanuatu that Tongoa has fully recovered from the severe impacts of Tropical Cyclone.

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Nation remembers Natapei
Posted: July 30, 2016

It was two days away from the Independence Celebrations in 2015 that the country lost one of its finest national leaders and a statesman.

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Over 120 workers learn to maximise benefits
Posted: July 30, 2016

More than 120 seasonal workers in Marlborough have signed up to a free course, which aims to help them brush up on their English and learn how to manage their finances.

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Court strikes out Kilman's set-off and counterclaim
Posted: July 30, 2016

The Supreme Court has recently granted an application by the State striking out Sato Kilman's set-off and counterclaim in relation to outstanding rental payments for a State Land he has been occupying and unpaid land compensation from the government to the landowners of Lakatoro.

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Daily Post staff farewell colleague
Posted: July 30, 2016

The staff of Daily Post and Buzz FM96 yesterday hosted a farewell function for long time Daily Post colleague and friend, Lesly Kalchi. Mr. Kalchi served as an employee for the Daily Post for 18 years. All the best in your future endeavours Lesly! You will be missed.

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Vanuatu Government Scholarship 2017
Posted: July 30, 2016

Acting Director General of the Ministry of Education, Mr Roy Obed, is pleased to announce that applications for 2017 Vanuatu Government scholarships will open on August 10, 2016.

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Friday 07/29/2016
First Payout For Retirees Today
Posted: July 29, 2016

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will hand the outstanding entitlements to the first lot of retired civil servants today.

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Australian Union officials conclude Vanuatu meeting
Posted: July 29, 2016

A delegation, from the National Union of Workers (NUW) in Australia, held a public meeting yesterday in Port Vila, to conclude a week-long visit to Vanuatu, that has seen Australian Union Officials led by NUW Organizer, George Robertson, met with workers, agents, the Labour Department Officials and community and religious leaders interested and involved in the Seasonal Workers Program (SWP).

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Independence Day Anything That Floats Parade
Posted: July 29, 2016

The Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club and Port Vila sailors are once again hosting the annual Vanuatu Independence Day boat parade on July 30 (Saturday).

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Free health services at Freshwater
Posted: July 29, 2016

A team of medical professionals from of the Vanuatu Indigenous Medical Allied Health and Nursing Private Practitioners Association, successfully provided its free medical services at the Green Light Facility at Freshwater yesterday.

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DJs booked to perform in New Caledonia
Posted: July 29, 2016

Excited 23-year old DJ Jean Morgan Cyske (DJ Morgz) of Melsisi, Central Pentecost and Lulu Wateck (DJ Dakzeek) of Epi are on cloud nine.

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Late-Night Traffic Crash Leaves Bus Badly Damaged
Posted: July 29, 2016

A public transport bus was left badly damaged after it collided with a hired truck in central Port Vila late yesterday evening.

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HimawariCast Satellite Receiving Station installed in Port Vila
Posted: July 29, 2016

The HimawariCast Satellite receiving station was successfully installed, and in operation, at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) since July 19, 2016. The antenna transmits to the VMGD high resolution satellite data which will enhance accurate weather forecasting for the whole of the Vanuatu group.

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Digicel celebrates Independence with Mele community
Posted: July 29, 2016

Digicel Vanuatu, in partnership with Nestlé, have announced the sponsorship of the 36th Independence Celebration that kicked off on Sunday the 24th of July at 2pm with a grand parade.

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Prime Minister Salwai opens Naviso telemedicine system
Posted: July 29, 2016

The Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, opened the first telemedicine system for Vanuatu, at Naviso village on Maewo Thursday.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
BRED Bank donates towards Malapoa College facelift
Posted: July 28, 2016

BRED Bank yesterday donated Vt300, 000 towards the upgrading Malapoa College.

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Students told to learn national anthem
Posted: July 28, 2016

Students of Ranon Junior Secondary School in North Ambrym are urged to learn the National Anthem and know it by heart because it speaks to all generations including all students at present as well as in the future.

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James A. Michener represented the USA
Posted: July 28, 2016

Today, 36 years ago, overseas heads of governments and royals began arriving in Vanuatu.

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Citizens urged to celebrate the true meaning of independence
Posted: July 28, 2016

All citizens of Vanuatu are urged to celebrate this year with the true meaning of Independence, instead of making “fundraising” out of it.

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Hillsong United is coming to Vanuatu
Posted: July 28, 2016

The popular worship music group, Hillsong United is expected to perform a live concert in Vanuatu next month.

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Public holiday and alcohol ban
Posted: July 28, 2016

August 1, 2016 is a Public Holiday. This was officially declared by the Head of State, Baldwin Lonsdale, by the powers vested in him under the relevant laws of the country, upon the request of the Prime Minister.

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Duty comes before right: Shefa PEO
Posted: July 28, 2016

Children cannot feel secure nor exercise their fundamental rights, if the parents do not fulfill their duties by protecting and caring for their children throughout the stages of their young life to the completion of their education and begin their career.

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Father of 5 gets 5 years for raping his wife
Posted: July 28, 2016

A Malekula man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping the mother of his five children.

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Businesses inform Vanuatu Turkish economy strong
Posted: July 28, 2016

The President of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly, Mr. Mehmet Büyükekşi, wants Vanuatu to know that in spite of the recent developments in Turkey over the last two weeks, the Turkish economy remains strong.

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New Dispensary for Tavalapa community
Posted: July 28, 2016

In an effort to to assist Vanuatu recover from the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam, the Australian Government in partnership with the Ministry of Health assist with the construction of a Dispensary.

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Development partners support Livestock Sector
Posted: July 28, 2016

“European Development Fund through EDF11, New Zealand Government and Australian Centre of Institute in Agriculture Research recognise the Livestock Sector in Vanuatu, (which explains why they are) putting in a lot of resources especially with cattle.

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Highlights of Malapoa College celebration revealed
Posted: July 28, 2016

The highlights of the program for the six-day celebration marking Malapoa College’s 50 years has been officially released.

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NO PILOTS TERMINATED
Posted: July 28, 2016

The Air Vanuatu Board of Directors (BOD) has taken the decision to give a three months extension period to ni-Vanuatu pilots who have yet to get their Airline Transport Pilot Licenses (ATPL).

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Baby killer gets 4 years imprisonment
Posted: July 27, 2016

A 20-year-old man who forcefully took a 9-month baby from her mother, held her by the leg and swung her upper body against a wooden stool has been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by the Supreme Court.

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Air Vanuatu celebrates achievements of female employees
Posted: July 27, 2016

When Air Vanuatu first began operations nearly 30 years ago, like the rest of the world, very few women were in management positions.

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Luganville’s Independence celebration opens today
Posted: July 27, 2016

The main venue for this year’s 36th Independence Anniversary Celebration in Luganville is the Unity Park and the celebration opens today.

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Prime Minister to officially open Maewo telemedicine system
Posted: July 27, 2016

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai is heading a government delegation that includes the Minister of Health, Toara Daniel, that is travelling to Maewo today to attend the opening of the Maewo Telemedicine Network at Naviso Village on East Maewo.

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Finance DG's reinstatement cancelled
Posted: July 27, 2016

An order by the Supreme Court that reinstated Letlet August to his position as Director General of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management has been cancelled Friday last week by the Appeal Court.

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PM disappointed with Director Generals and Directors
Posted: July 27, 2016

Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, has expressed his disappointment with Government Director Generals, and Departmental Directors, for failing to turn up at the ICT Meeting, yesterday morning at the Melanesian hotel.

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Parade to launch 36th independence anniversary today noon
Posted: July 27, 2016

This year’s nation wide 36th independence anniversary will be launched with a parade that will take place today (Wednesday) in the afternoon.

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No place like home
Posted: July 27, 2016

“My advice to everyone who lives in Port Vila is that if you are struggling to make ends meet, please do what I have done and come home to your island and live on your land.

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Health minister wants Health Committees Act strengthened
Posted: July 27, 2016

Minister of Health Toara Daniel said the Health Committees Act must be strengthened.

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Captain Euart died saving soldiers
Posted: July 27, 2016

The remains of a deceased recovered by divers of a US recovery team from the now world famous wreck, the US Army Transport President Coolidge in Luganville Harbour in 2012, have now been confirmed as belonging to Army Captain Elwood J. Euart.

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Police launches India Alpha for safe Independent celebration
Posted: July 27, 2016

Acting Commissioner of Police, Robson Iavro, launched Operation India Alpha yesterday morning in front of his executive and handed over the operation India Alpha to Deputy Commissioner Operation, Willie Ben.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Melanesia resource rich but quality of life poor
Posted: July 26, 2016

Melanesia is resource rich but the quality of life in the region is poor.

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FREE EDUCATION UP TO YEAR 10
Posted: July 26, 2016

The Minister of Education and Training (MOET), Jean Pierre Nirua, took the opportunity during Children’s Day yesterday to announce the Government’s plan to extend free education from Year 6 to Year 10.

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Livestock officers at their best
Posted: July 26, 2016

Vanuatu’s livestock officers have to be congratulated for their dedication on the job as they prepare the challenging step-by-step process of building solid stockyard fences to hold all disembarking stock in quarantine for at least one day, to allow all undesirable matter to be released from their system.

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More doctors trained in Cuba returning to Vanuatu
Posted: July 26, 2016

More Ni-Vanuatu medical students will be returning home soon from the Latin America Medical School (ELAM) in Cuba after graduation this year to join their colleagues from last year to serve the country’s public heath sector.

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VNCW donates towards Ohlen Freswin market house
Posted: July 26, 2016

The Vanuatu National Council of Women (VNCW) has donated Vt44,420 to Port Vila Councillor for North Ward, Rose Peter.

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New Kindy Classroom opens
Posted: July 26, 2016

Ecole Publique Centreville has a new modern permanent Kindergarten Classroom. The new modern classroom was officially open yesterday which was the Children’s Day.

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