The Grand Hotel & Casino has been placed on the market to be sold within the range of $25 million (over Vt2 billion).
“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.
Urban Roads and Drainage Phase 1 contractor, RMS, and sub-contractor Downer, began road sealing in January under the Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP). The project will seal 13 km of Port Vila roads with a double coat of rubberized bitumen seal (hot tar).
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the New Zealand Government will help establish an independent regulator for Vanuatu’s maritime sector, to be known as the Office of the Maritime Regulator (OMR).
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.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for October 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.804 billion, a deterioration of Vt329 million or (10%) compared to October 2015.
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.
Torba Member of Parliament Christophe Emelee is still furious over the unilateral decision by Fisheries Department officers on Santo to confiscate the entire consignment of 200 coconut crabs from Torres
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
Leaders of a Vanuatu province want to turn local people and tourists away from unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown crops and seafood