For a long time there has been concern about coconut crab numbers in the Torres Group, in northernmost Vanuatu.
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
A facelift of Bauerfield Airport’s international and domestic terminals is being planned by Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) to be ready for welcome to Port Vila of visitors and participants in the Pacific Mini Games in December this year.
Over 100 attendees filled the field at Korman Stadium for the Van2017 Procurement event to launch the upcoming tender opportunities with the Pacific Mini Games.
Chiefs of Torres Islands have warned they are considering taking legal action over the latest confiscation of their coconut crabs in Luganville, Santo, by people they say are believed to be from the Department of Fisheries.
Port Vila Efate Land Transport Association (PVELTA) President, Donald Satungia, says the vehicle inspection regime being employed by the Public Works Department (PWD) engineers
A row is raging after about 200 coconut crabs from the Torres Group were reportedly confiscated Saturday by officers of the Department of Fisheries in Luganville Santo from the Kiwi Trader
The Public Works Department (PWD Road-worthiness Inspection Supervisor, Jean Juliano, says the Department of Customs would need to work closely with vehicle importers
Landowners of Lenur Island off South Malekula are accusing the Government of Vanuatu over the alleged sale of the island about 10 years ago without their knowledge.
The operations of Apma Financial Investment Centre (AFIC) in the three provinces of Penama, Malampa and Tafea are now under audit, Barnabas Tabi, the founder of the financial service has confirmed.
The Labor Department is working with stakeholders in the country preparing a pool of workers to try and meet the demand from the Australian island state of Tasmania for workers from Vanuatu.
The Government, represented by Jean Juliano, the Mechanical Road-worthiness Supervisor and Senior Foreman of the Public Works Department (PWD), has responded to concerns and complaints from a large section of vehicle owners in Port Vila.
The Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Lionel Kaluat, will be one of the key speakers at the 5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo
An island off mainland Malekula, called Lenur Island, is up for sale, according to an advertisement on Private Islands Magazine online, the magazine printed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The additional US$14 million, around Vt1.6 billion recently approved by the World Bank (WB) for Vanuatu airports development will go toward improving the terminals of Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila
The Vanuatu flagged fishing vessel, Essien No. 108, is continuing to fish this new year, after the threat of its blacklisting by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Nadi
Merchandise trade provisional figures for September 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.285 billion, a slight deterioration of Vt593 million or (21%) compared to September 2015.
Mehmet Atar, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Vanuatu in Istanbul, Turkey has written to Ms. Astrid Boulekone, the General Manager of the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Port Vila
The following is an update with interesting facts and new information about the Government of Vanuatu Roads, Drainage and Sanitation Project for urban Port Vila.
Merchandise trade provisional figures for August 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt2.892 billion, a slight deterioration of Vt751 million or (21%) compared to August 2015.
As the dust settles from the flurry of final-day actions of the 13th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting in Fiji, it is clear the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
Merchandise trade provisional figures for July 2016 recorded a deficit balance of Vt4.050 billion, a deterioration of Vt2.162 billion or (115%) compared to July 2015.
There is a strong possibility that the so called ‘blue boats’ -small Asian fishing boats involved in coastal poaching — have made it into Vanuatu’s waters.
Vanuatu has signed amendments to the US Pacific Tuna Treaty, becoming the last country at this Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Nadi, Fiji this week to put pen to paper.
Blacklisting of the Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessel, the Essien No. 108 has still not been averted, despite Cook Islands declaring itself happy with Vanuatu’s progress in dealing with the issue.
Now that schools throughout the country are holding prize-giving and graduation ceremonies to mark the end of the school year before closing down for the long summer holiday, farmers from Southeast Ambrym are in Port Vila selling livestock, root crops and fruits to assist them with children’…
A group of between 60 and 100 members of Vanuatu Fishermen’s Association and their families and friends held a quiet picket in front of the front gate of Parliament House Tuesday morning.
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Maoh, returned from Tasmania Sunday after leading a high-powered delegation on a fact-finding mission to the Australian island state of Tasmania to discuss the potentials for Vanuatu workers under the seasonal employment scheme with Australia.
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A court case has been filed against the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM/German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) after the Institute pushed for weekly liver function tests, making it impossible for kava products to come back on the market in Europe.
A significant and increasing number of reforms supported by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are resulting in legislative and structural changes that encourage investment and entrepreneurship across the region, according to PSDI’s 8th Annual Progress Report released today.
Well respected Hog Harbour businessman, Kuvu Noel, wishes to advise all indigenous landowners of Santo, the biggest island in the country, to lease their land but not sell it.