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…
The Government of Vanuatu has signed a contract with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and its joint venture partner, Northwest Civil Airport Construction Group (NCACG), both Chinese companies, for the rehabilitation of Port Vila’s Bauerfield Airport and associated inf…
The ban signed by the Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biodiversity, Matai Seremaiah, on killing of female cattle in the country has come into force after it was recorded in the government gazette Thursday.
The Lessors of Bauerfield Airport — the Kalsakau family of Ifira, represented by McClory Nagole Kalsakau, the Sope Family of Imere, represented by Vavautalo Sope and Chief Nunu Naperi Mala George Soalo, maintain their position for not granting any consent towards the Bauerfield runway develo…
Yoko Asano, Project Formulation Advisor for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representing the Japanese Government says they really appreciate reaching this point in the construction at the Lapetasi International Multipurpose Wharf Development Project in Port Vila when a section …
Malapoa College provided the main highlight for the first UN-declared World Tuna Day yesterday, May 2, 2017 at the Convention Centre in Port Vila by providing the school’s total complement of 839 people – 789 students and 50 teachers.
Six ni-Vanuatu – four female and two male workers, in the hotel industry left Port Vila Wednesday afternoon for Australia to work under the Seasonal Workers Program (SWP) between the two countries in Australia’s hotel industry.
“The Lessors are encouraging the AVL, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities and the Government of Vanuatu to refer back to their recent correspondences to understand that unless their consent is obtained under the two leases, such a project under the World Bank procurement guidelin…
A fish aggregating device (FAD) has been placed off the village of Talise in Central Maewo to assist fishermen from the village and two other nearby villages – Narovorovo and Nasawa.
While the Government is arriving with assistance to develop Maewo, the island’s growing intellectuals are also ready to work with the Government through a newly set up body called Maewo Business Forum.
Government should look at helping revive the fishermen’s cooperative societies in all the islands of Vanuatu as a way to help develop seafood market strategies for seafood producers of the country, Isaac Seru, the representative of the Futuna Fishermen’s Cooperative Society has suggested.
Tuburah Cooperative at Black Sand and Samapeta Cooperative at Erakor Half Road have broken through with their own brand of highly effective toilet paper called Topwan, for distribution through the Vanuatu Cooperative Federation Network, beginning with cooperatives based on Efate.
Land consultant, Alick Kalmelu, of Ifira Tenuku says the land issue on Efate is a very sensitive matter and the chiefs of Efate should talk about the matter.
As Vanuatu’s economy continues to recover from Cyclone Pam in 2015, growth is expected to pick up to 4.3% in 2017, and then slightly moderate to 3.8% in 2018, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report that expects growth to pick up in the Pacific countries in 2017.
The massive retirement of Public Servants has provided both a challenge for the Public Service Commission (PSC) to fill in vacant positions but also an opportunity to addresses the issue of unemployment of graduates.
The Department of Fisheries through its culture of tilapia and fresh water prawns is reaching out to more farmers in the country to make use of the program for both food security and income generating purposes.
More and more ni-Vanuatu are eating imported food than the local food, information gleaned from a survey that is part of awareness and consultations for a Food Security and Food Safety and Nutrition Policy for Vanuatu shows.
Air Vanuatu and Qantas currently are code-sharing on Air Vanuatu’s flights between Brisbane and Santo, but not on the flights to Port Vila, says the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Air Vanuatu, Joseph Laloyer.
Air Vanuatu has returned to membership of IOSA, the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program, which is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline, says acting Chief Executive Officer, Joseph…
Air Vanuatu recorded a loss in revenue of close to Vt900 million in 2015 as a result of super tropical cyclone Pam in March of that year that devastated the country, says Joseph Laloyer, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer.
The National Trade Development Committee (NTDC) will host its first meeting of the year on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Resort Conference Room in Port Vila.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has begun work on a number of legal and procedural activities that will eventually culminate with the establishment of a Price and Quality Control Unit for the country.
The Department of Civil Status, located behind the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Port Vila, will be temporarily moving this weekend to the ground floor of the Immigration Department premises close to the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) headquarters.
Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) chartered a plane Wednesday that brought an expert from Australia with critical spare parts to fix the problem at the Central Exchange of the largest telecommunications company in the country and return almost 80% of its services lost since Tuesday morning.
Kava export returns in 2015 after Tropical Cyclone devastated parts of Vanuatu as it trekked through the country on March 12, 13 and 14 reached Vt180 million. One year later, in 2016, the figure jumped to Vt800 million, according to the Director of Biosecurity Vanuatu, Timothy Tumukon.
A long-running program to improve the business environment in the Pacific has succeeded in removing numerous barriers to private sector investment and entrepreneurship, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today.
The Department of Customs and Inland Revenue is seeking an extension to the March 31 deadline for payment of road tax for 2017 by all vehicle owners using the public roads of Vanuatu.
Government must take Wednesday’s strike action by workers of Pacific Petroleum that paralyzed parts of the aviation sector and threatened massive disruption to the economy of the country as a wake-up call for all leaders including Members of Parliament with both Government and the Opposition…
UNELCO and TVL are working closely with Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP) to ’future proof’ the roads, by installing shared utility conduits under the road before the asphalt surface is laid.
The Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) says it is proud to have sponsored, in partnership with the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council, one of the country’s first ever Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo 2017 at the Holiday Inn.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for December 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt3.342 billion, a deterioration of Vt608 million or (22%) compared to December 2015.
The Australian High Commissioner, Ms. Jenny Da Rin, says Vanuatu might be a small country, but it has tremendous potential in tourism and can capture the world’s attention.
The Public Works Department (PWD) Road-worthiness Supervisor, Jean Juliano, has apologized to vehicle owners in the country, particularly those in the capital, Port Vila for the lack of awareness on the changes in some aspects of the roadworthiness inspection process.
Australia’s High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Ms. Jenny Da Rin, says the Australia-Vanuatu business relationship has room to grow and the Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo is a great opportunity to discuss business, investment and partnerships.
Seasonal employment agent for New Zealand and Australia, Sylvie Kalmet, has corrected information in Monday’s article saying the people tested on Sunday were not for Tasmania but recruitment for normal for seasonal work in mainland Australia.
Some 350 applicants – men and women – packed into Saralana Park in Port Vila Sunday and underwent a series of tests by seasonal work agent Sylvie Kalmet and her team to find the first 150 people to send to Tasmania for seasonal work.
Alice Ruth is one of five female traffic controllers currently working with RMS on Urban Roads and Drainage Phase 1. Alice and her colleagues have had to face extraordinary challenges on the work site.