The Leaders Party of Vanuatu (LPV) will not support the idea to introduce income tax in Vanuatu.
The additional US$14 million, around Vt1.6 billion recently approved by the World Bank (WB) for Vanuatu airports development will go toward improving the terminals of Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila
The Vanuatu flagged fishing vessel, Essien No. 108, is continuing to fish this new year, after the threat of its blacklisting by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Nadi
Merchandise trade provisional figures for September 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.285 billion, a slight deterioration of Vt593 million or (21%) compared to September 2015.
Mehmet Atar, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Vanuatu in Istanbul, Turkey has written to Ms. Astrid Boulekone, the General Manager of the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Port Vila
The following is an update with interesting facts and new information about the Government of Vanuatu Roads, Drainage and Sanitation Project for urban Port Vila.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for August 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.892 billion, a slight deterioration of Vt751 million or (21%) compared to August 2015.
As the dust settles from the flurry of final-day actions of the 13th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting in Fiji, it is clear the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
Merchandise trade provisional figures for July 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt4.050 billion, a deterioration of Vt2.162 billion or (115%) compared to July 2015.
There is a strong possibility that the so called ‘blue boats’ -small Asian fishing boats involved in coastal poaching — have made it into Vanuatu’s waters.
Vanuatu has signed amendments to the US Pacific Tuna Treaty, becoming the last country at this Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Nadi, Fiji this week to put pen to paper.
Blacklisting of the Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessel, the Essien No. 108 has still not been averted, despite Cook Islands declaring itself happy with Vanuatu’s progress in dealing with the issue.
Now that schools throughout the country are holding prize-giving and graduation ceremonies to mark the end of the school year before closing down for the long summer holiday, farmers from Southeast Ambrym are in Port Vila selling livestock, root crops and fruits to assist them with children’…
A group of between 60 and 100 members of Vanuatu Fishermen’s Association and their families and friends held a quiet picket in front of the front gate of Parliament House Tuesday morning.
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Maoh, returned from Tasmania Sunday after leading a high-powered delegation on a fact-finding mission to the Australian island state of Tasmania to discuss the potentials for Vanuatu workers under the seasonal employment scheme with Australia.
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A court case has been filed against the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM/German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) after the Institute pushed for weekly liver function tests, making it impossible for kava products to come back on the market in Europe.
A significant and increasing number of reforms supported by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are resulting in legislative and structural changes that encourage investment and entrepreneurship across the region, according to PSDI’s 8th Annual Progress Report released today.
Well respected Hog Harbour businessman, Kuvu Noel, wishes to advise all indigenous landowners of Santo, the biggest island in the country, to lease their land but not sell it.
The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) organized a meeting on Friday 19 June 2015 at the VCCI where representatives of the insurance companies and brokers were invited to explain to the VCCI members the processes that are followed from when claims are submitted to the time funds…
Professor Satish Chand from the School of Business at the University of New South Wales in Australia is informing all kava users that Kava (including the traditional kava drink) is a ‘prescription only medicine’ in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) under the Medicines, Poisons and Thera…
A delegation from the New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including representatives from the building and construction sector as well as representatives from other business sectors in New Caledonia were in Port Vila last week meeting with various local stakeholders, with the assi…
Following an article that the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) wrote and complained about the lengthy delay in the process of obtaining new leases over customary land, the Minister of Lands has written to the VCCI to request a meeting with the concerned VCCI members who deal…
VCCI has been following up on the two funding facilities, the Import Substitution and Export Finance Facility (ISEFF) and the Disaster Reconstruction Credit Facility (DRCF), that the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) is working on to make these two loan facilities available at commercial banks f…
The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI), exporters and manufacturers asked the Vanuatu Government to repeal the Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board (VCMB) Act (CAP 133) in July 2008.
Local businessman Sethy Lui has praised the Government of Vanuatu for its vision to develop roads so farmers have better access to sell their produce to available market entry points on their respect islands, the case in point is south Malekula.
The Coca-Cola Global System is so impressed with Vanuatu Brewing Limited’s constant concern for the environment to buy back empty tusker bottles that it is looking at introducing a similar system in other countries.
In 2015 the VAT Office will focus to improve its Customer Services provided to VAT registered persons, clients and recently announced that the Office will enhanced its Industry Partnership Initiative in 2015 with the objectives to:
The Public Service Commission (PSC) will introduce Performance Management System Workshops for managers, supervisors and public servants at different levels of duties starting from January 1, 2015 onward.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Minister for Trade, Industry and ni-Vanuatu Business, Ham Lini, has declared over 100 mamas who successfully completed a Handicraft Ambassadors Programme since last July, as certified Handicraft Ambassadors.
A Zoning Document and Development Control Plan for Lenakel Town Municipal Council is now with the State Law Office in Port Vila for gazettal after the draft was adopted by the Lenakel Town Municipal Council.
Friday’s Post saw the first rounds being fired in the matter of a tax on categories of imported soft drinks which the local importer wants lifted.
The General Manager of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF), Santos Vatoko, says that the Fund Management regularly provides updates to the Government on the performances of the provident fund. He says last month Management gave the Fund’s latest update to the Prime Minister, Joe Natum…
The naming of Air Vanuatu’s second ATR42 aircraft “Betty Emma” has prompted much discussion on YumiTokTokStret facebook page recently.
“It is very important for everyone to know that the Vanuatu Ambassador Tourism Programme is here to stay, to guarantee a constant improvement to the expectation of the visitor to our shores. Thank you so much to the New Zealand Government for funding the project now, it is our hope that the …
“We want the Government to repeal the new Excise Tax on soft drinks in the next parliament session in April in 2015, as it won’t reduce non communicable diseases and people will continue to be affected by NCDs.”
The Hong Kong based gaming investor Amax International Holdings Ltd was recently reported as likely to shift its Macau “junket” gambling operations (flying in high roller gamblers from Asia) to Vanuatu.