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.
Three girls, members of SMART Sistas, have left Port Vila on their first leg of a trip to represent Vanuatu at the FIRST Global robotic challenge to be held from July 16-18, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA .
A new set of stamps has been released by Vanuatu Post to mark the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Vanuatu.
A newly formed youth group, the Efate and Offshore Tomorrow Youth Alliance presented a petition to Vaturisu, the council of chiefs of Efate and offshore islands, meeting in its 11th Conference this week at Mele village, Wednesday.
Three Government Ministers — the Minister of Lands, Ralph Regenvanu, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biodiversity, Matai Seremiah, and the Minister for Climate Change, Ham Lini — and the Leader of the Opposition,MP Ishmael Kalsakau, are scheduled to take part …
Businesses, schools and the members of public in Port Vila generally showed their gratefulness and sadness at the passing of the President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, in the way they responded to the appeal of organizers for the funeral cortege when it traveled through the city to the airport.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for March 2017 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.747 billion, a deterioration of Vt649 million or (19%) compared to March 2016.
The SMART Sistas team to compete at the First Global Robotic Challenge next month (July) in Washington, DC, has successfully completed building the robot it will be taking to use to compete at the challenge with over 160 other countries.
The office of the Department of Civil Status which also houses the Passport counter service temporarily based at the building close to the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) headquarters in Port Vila will be closed today and on Monday, June 19.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for February 2017 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.328 billion, a deterioration of Vt124 million or (5%) compared to February 2016, according to the Trade Highlights provided by the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO).
The two taskforces will be formed after the current session of Parliament in line with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of funds of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF).
Merchandise trade provisional figures for January 2017 recorded another deficit balance of Vt1.984 billion, a deterioration of Vt783 million or (28%) compared to January 2016.
Organizers of the recent Pacific ICT Days in Port Vila were privileged to have an ICT Professional, Huseyin Ozel, at the event where he was able to share his knowledge and his views with ICT colleagues in Vanuatu and with attendants at the annual UN Day in Port Vila.
Vanuatu will not sign the PACER Plus Agreement next week on June 14 at Nuku’alofa in Tonga, with other regional countries that will sign, as agreed on in April this year with Australia and New Zealand.
The Public Works Department is planning changes to the process for the roadworthiness inspections its mechanics carry out on vehicles to certify them able for their owners to pay the road tax and use the public roads of the country.
The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu has made a donation to SMART Sistas to assist with the organization’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Camp for Girls 2017 that is taking place this week at the Convention Centre in Port Vila.
Three girls, members of SMART Sistas, will represent Vanuatu at the inaugural FIRST Global challenge to be held from 16-18 July, 2017 in Washington DC, USA.
The President of Sanma Provincial Council, John Olo Aru, has responded to news that former MP for Port Vila, Willie Jimmy Tapanga Rarua, wants to register the words Healing (Holy) Water over the land in Luganville, Santo, where hundreds of people are congregating for the miracle water said t…