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Merchandise trade provisional figures for November 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.702 billion, a deterioration of Vt615 million or 19% compared to November 2015.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional $2.87 million (Vt317.7 million) assistance for the Port Vila Urban Development Project to further help Vanuatu achieve sustainable urban development through improved access to sanitation, drainage facilities, and roads.

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Member of Parliament for Torba Province Christophe Emelee says he supports the chiefs of the Torres Group 100% over their plans to seek legal remedy over the loss of their people’s coconut crabs

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A facelift of Bauerfield Airport’s international and domestic terminals is being planned by Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) to be ready for welcome to Port Vila of visitors and participants in the Pacific Mini Games in December this year.

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Chiefs of Torres Islands have warned they are considering taking legal action over the latest confiscation of their coconut crabs in Luganville, Santo, by people they say are believed to be from the Department of Fisheries.

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A custom school specializing in teaching North Raga (Pentecost) language, songs and dances will open on Saturday at Huarere Nagamal at Tagabe in Port Vila.

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A row is raging after about 200 coconut crabs from the Torres Group were reportedly confiscated Saturday by officers of the Department of Fisheries in Luganville Santo from the Kiwi Trader

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The operations of Apma Financial Investment Centre (AFIC) in the three provinces of Penama, Malampa and Tafea are now under audit, Barnabas Tabi, the founder of the financial service has confirmed.

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The Government, represented by Jean Juliano, the Mechanical Road-worthiness Supervisor and Senior Foreman of the Public Works Department (PWD), has responded to concerns and complaints from a large section of vehicle owners in Port Vila.

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Questions are being asked by a large number of vehicle owners how some requirements by the Public Works Department (PWD)

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An island off mainland Malekula, called Lenur Island, is up for sale, according to an advertisement on Private Islands Magazine online, the magazine printed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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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

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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

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The Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessel, Essien No. 108, is free to fish in the new year.

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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)

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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.

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The Vanuatu Ministry of Finance and Economic Management is reported to have issued a check for $US186,000 (around Vt20 million) to the Cook Islands Government last Friday.

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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’…

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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.

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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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How much will you owe? Find out how much will be coming out of your pay slip every fortnight with this income tax calculator. The fine print: These calculations are not exact. There is some rounding in the totals. Amounts are based on the assumption of 26 fortnightly pay periods per year. T…

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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.

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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.

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