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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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The Grand Hotel & Casino has been placed on the market to be sold within the range of $25 million (over Vt2 billion).

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“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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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