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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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The national executive of the Nagriamel Political Movement has described the termination of the Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited, Board of Directors as ‘politically motivated’.

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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.

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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.

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Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has appealed to the business community to work together with the Government to find ways to expand the business base of the country.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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The Minister of Education, Jean-Pierre Nirua, has said that there is a big possibility that some teachers from Vanuatu will be employed to teach in China.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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