Digicel yesterday announced the launch of 4G+ services in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD) was instrumental in helping Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP) to ensure that newly constructed disability toilets and showers conform to universal design principles. Pictured accompanying this article that appeared in the 15th Newsl…
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be working closely with the Vanuatu Intellectual Property Office (VIPO) in Port Vila to combat the country’s main challenge in copyright and intellectual property rights, which is online piracy.
A high level team from Fiji consisting of the Fiji Kava Task Force Committee representing two Government Ministries, traders, industry players and Fiji biosecurity authorities is currently in Vanuatu looking at the operations of the Vanuatu kava industry.
The Vanuatu Copyright Management Society, the draft Bill of which is going before the Second Ordinary Session of Parliament in December, shows that the Society shall have a General Assembly. And the General Assembly will consist of: (a) the Board; and (b) all members of the Society are to be…
The Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jotham Napat, says this government is determined to enhance tourism growth by allowing Vanuatu to look beyond its traditional markets and target long haul markets such as the southeast coast of Asia and the west coast of the United States …
The Director of Biosecurity Vanuatu, Timothy Tumukon has signaled a potential that Vanuatu could lose its market for kava in New Caledonia if its consumers of the product become aware of or react to the dangers that methyl bromide, the chemical used to treat kava before export, posed to thei…
The Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Ni-Vanuatu business has released a draft management plan for the Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project (VTIP) for consultation.
Chief Seni Mao Trisupe, the Chairman of Malvatumauri council of chiefs of Vanuatu, has expressed his disappointed that a lot of chiefs in and around Port Vila did not participate in the final consultation on the draft Bill of the Vanuatu Copyright Management Society No. of 2017 held at the C…
Mr. Zhao Dian Long, the President of China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has assured the Government of Vanuatu and other clients of Bauerfield that his company is blessed with rich experiences that will help them deliver the best quality work in the rehabilitation of the airport.
“The Vanuatu Airport Infrastructure Project (VAIP), which is the rehabilitation of Bauerfield Airport, is a project that Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) has been looking forward to for a long time, as far back as 2010.
The Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, has appealed for no more delays to the work to extend and widen Vanuatu’s main gateway, Bauerfield International Airport, in Port Vila.
Vanuatu’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Leingkone, says Vanuatu has been making steady progress over the last decade in tackling many of the issues members of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) are facing in broadband connectivity.
The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Martin Mahe, on Friday handed over a cheque for Vt5,209,536 to Xavier Dolacinski, of Geocal Limited, the company that won the contract to install the global positioning system (GPS) in government vehicles.
Representatives from the Asia-Pacific least developed countries are currently meeting in Vanuatu to share best practices and lessons learned on their respective efforts in implementing broadband connectivity and information and communication technologies.
A seven-day training for business owners from West to North and around Southeast Efate, that operate tourism tours, was held successfully last week at the Korean church facility opposite Vila East School in Port Vila.
The government, through the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) plans to reach one million coconut trees planted in Vanuatu by 2026.
Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) has announced plans to invest Vt400 million to upgrade the airport terminals of Bauerfield in Port Vila and Pekoa in Luganville, Santo.
The national executive of the Nagriamel Political Movement has described the termination of the Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited, Board of Directors as ‘politically motivated’.
The Chairman of Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL), Bakoa Kaltongga, has assured the Minister of Finance and Economic Manager (MFEM), Gaetan Pikioune, that AVL intends to begin payment of dividends to the Government in 2018.
Registrar and Director of Cooperatives, Ridley Joseph says under the new Cooperative Policy, the name Vanuatu Cooperative Federation will be changed to Vanuatu Cooperative Business Network.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Bio-security (MALFFB) is concerned that some farmers engaged in the government’s cattle restocking program in Malampa, Penama and Torba provinces have slaughtered cattle they received under the program.
The Chair of the National Trade Development Committee (NTDC), Joe Natuman, the Minister of Tourism, Trade, Cooperatives and ni-Vanuatu Business, has shown his strong support for “Made in Vanuatu” products.
Vanuatu currently has 35 fisheries observers serving on all types of fishing boats, fishing in the waters of the Pacific and around the world with an additional two who recently successfully completed training for observer work.
The Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project (VTIP), more commonly known as the Seafront Beautification Project, is due to be officially opened this Friday, 1st September.
The National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) has expressed concern that miscategorizing of visitors to the country as a result of poor information gathering through immigration cards is generating flawed data. This concern was one of a number of points raised in the Trade Statistics discu…
The National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) has invited donor partners’ consideration for the development of the country’s National Sustainable Tourism Policy.
Drivers and pedestrians are advised that starting today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and continuing on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017, there will be road works undertaken and partial road closures will take place at the following points: (i) Europe Corner intersection on the Lini Highway (Rue de l…
An alumni association of Vanuatu students who studied in China is to be formed possibly with the assistance of the Chinese Embassy staff in Port Vila.
The Vanuatu Government found only one criminal of Chinese origin in the country and the man’s situation has been appropriately dealt with, the Acting Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sumbue Antas confirmed.
The Department of Industries (DOI) of the Vanuatu Government has now taken over responsibility and leadership for facilitating the growth of the handicraft sector in Vanuatu.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has partnered with Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to organize the Vanuatu National Drug Data Development Workshop that commenced yesterday (Monday) and will end today at the Melanesian Hotel.
The National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) meeting in July heard an update on the Aid-for-Trade (AfT) projects managed and monitored by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce, and Ni-Vanuatu Business (MTTCNVB)
The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu is currently working to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulatory (TRR) Authority as part of the financial inclusion strategies.
The Competition Framework Committee (CFC), tasked with coordinating work on the Competition Policy and Law for Vanuatu, has requested that the National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) to approve the draft policy and law for the Council of Ministers to sign-off.
The Government of Vanuatu has put in place a mechanism to ensure the donor-funded development project at the Port Vila Seafront precinct to Fatumaru Bay is looked after and maintained after it is handed over at a ceremony on August 10.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Joe Natuman, was in Geneva, Switzerland, last week to participate in the biennial “Global Review of Aid for Trade” that kicked off on Tuesday July 11 at World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters, with the heads of multiple international agencies calling for great…
The three SMART Sistas who made up Team Vanuatu at the FIRST Global tournament in Washington, DC last week came 163rd in the final tournament ranking.
The Deputy Prime Minister has expressed his displeasure at the lack of the presence of Director Generals at a crucial trade meeting in Port Vila.
It was an awesome first day of FIRST Global Competition 2017 at Washington, DC, USA, on Monday and Team Vanuatu comprised of three SMART Sistas girls are looking forward to tomorrow.
Delegates have started arriving in Port Vila for the 14th regional meeting of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific/European Union (ACP/EU) Parliamentary Assembly being hosted by Vanuatu that will open at the National Convention Centre tomorrow morning.
The National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) of Vanuatu will host its second meeting of the year on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Melanesian Hotel Conference Room in Port Vila.
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forests, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB), Matai Seremaiah is confident a local business at Saratamata can take over the Penama Meat and Fish Market to turn it into a money making business
The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR), Dalsie Baniala, has sent a message to the three SMART Sistas girls in Washington, DC and their mentor wishing them good luck for the FIRST Global robotic challenge that will start in a few hours.
A roadblock will be installed at the European Corner at Melcoffee on the Kumul High of Port Vila, leading to the city’s central business district from Monday text week, July 17 up to Friday, July 21.