The number of kava exporters in Santo has dropped from 14 to 12 this year.
The Interim Regulator of the Office of Maritime Regulator (OMR), Charlie Maniel, is appealing to investors not to bring old vessels and use Vanuatu as a dumping site.
The Port Vila Cruise Association has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Vanuatu not to control the operation of public land transport at the main wharf of Port Vila.
Roadworthiness checks by mechanics of the government’s Department of Public Works for vehicles using public roads in 2018 are being conducted daily since November 2017.
A three-member team from the Department of Biosecurity is on Santo this week to look at kava export facilities and also providing certification for new exporters.
Ifira Land Management, a subsidiary of the Ifira Trustees Limited (ITL), ordered the closure of a shop operated by a person of Asian origin at Malapoa Estate outside of Port Vila in December after two years operation.
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat, has announced plans to block public servants, police officers, teachers and members of Parliament from owning taxis and buses effective from January 1, 2019.
A total of 36 registered vessels operating in Vanuatu have been ordered by the Office of the Maritime Regulator (OMR) to undergo slipping services.
Discharging of 31,000 metric tons of aggregate for Port Vila’s Bauerfield Airport upgrades work is now in progress at Mele Bay from the Panamanian-registered freighter, New Uzumu.
Some 70 public transport drivers, angered by being blocked from providing service at the main wharf in Port Vila on cruise ship days, met at the Independence Park grand stand on Thursday morning to find ways to resolve what to them is an “unfair and an illegal” decision.
Employers in the country, including the Government as the largest employer and businesses, are being reminded that nonpayment of Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) contributions for their employees is a serious offence.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation continues to be a major contributor to the discussions on Sustainable Tourism in the region in line with 2017 being declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development by the United Nations.
Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) has consolidated its position as the largest and fastest telecommunications network provider in Vanuatu with the launch of its 4G+ mobile network at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort in Port Vila Tuesday 21st November evening.
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…
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.
A high level team from Fiji consisting of the Fiji Kava Task Force Committee representing two Government Ministries, traders, industry players and Fiji biosecurity authorities is currently in Vanuatu looking at the operations of the Vanuatu kava industry.
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…
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 …
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…
The Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Ni-Vanuatu business has released a draft management plan for the Vanuatu Tourism Infrastructure Project (VTIP) for consultation.
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…
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.
“The Vanuatu Airport Infrastructure Project (VAIP), which is the rehabilitation of Bauerfield Airport, is a project that Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) has been looking forward to for a long time, as far back as 2010.
The Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, has appealed for no more delays to the work to extend and widen Vanuatu’s main gateway, Bauerfield International Airport, in Port Vila.
Vanuatu’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Leingkone, says Vanuatu has been making steady progress over the last decade in tackling many of the issues members of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) are facing in broadband connectivity.
The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Martin Mahe, on Friday handed over a cheque for Vt5,209,536 to Xavier Dolacinski, of Geocal Limited, the company that won the contract to install the global positioning system (GPS) in government vehicles.
Representatives from the Asia-Pacific least developed countries are currently meeting in Vanuatu to share best practices and lessons learned on their respective efforts in implementing broadband connectivity and information and communication technologies.
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.
The government, through the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) plans to reach one million coconut trees planted in Vanuatu by 2026.
Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) has announced plans to invest Vt400 million to upgrade the airport terminals of Bauerfield in Port Vila and Pekoa in Luganville, Santo.
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.