The First Ordinary Session of Parliament in June will discuss a Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation to be tabled by the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, to obtain approval and authorization of Parliament for additional funds totaling Vt1,778,259,400.
In what may become North Efate’s biggest water supply project since Independence, a French engineering company is developing a design concept of a single water supply distribution system to supply piped water to over 6 villages on mainland North Efate and 16 villages on the 2 offshore island…
Digicel Vanuatu has experienced a major service disruption to their residential and business internet services. Beginning approximately 7:30 on Wednesday evening, customers began to experience problems connecting to the internet.
Congratulations to Nicky Kuatonga and his crew for taking home first prize at the Australian High Commission Namatan Short Film Festival 2017 finale held at Saralana Stage on the evening of Wednesday 24 May.
Over 400 delegates from throughout Vanuatu and New Caledonia this week attended the 2nd National Conference of the Women’s Ministries of the Assemblies of God church of Vanuatu.
Fresh Water Bilingual School Management has advised parents of all students studying at the school that students with outstanding school fees must have their outstanding fees cleared before they can be accepted into term two classes next week.
Chief Peter Yamack, of the Ohlen Communities is asking the national government as to when the residents of Ohlen areas will be relocated, now that the Water Zone project is completed.
“I am happy that the Government has requested an Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs this week, to seek our advice on the amendment(s) of three Government Bills because when it comes to custom land we the custodians of custom land must be consulted before th…
A Vanuatu student studying at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji, has had his art work in the form of a ‘tamtam’ displayed for the first time on campus.
South Efate Mathematics Teachers Association (SEMATA) is one of the primary teachers associations formed by 33 primary schools only in South Efate. Its goal is to make students be interested in mathematics and understand it more easily.
Central School in Port Vila has announced it is starting enrollment for its second chance learning program, Central Community Education Program (CCEP).
On Malo Island in Vanuatu, Moli Lui observed in silence as the formalities of greetings and introductions took place to welcome a trade delegation of international cocoa buyers.
The Council of Ministers (CoM) is expected to endorse the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report into the alleged mismanagement, illegal and improper conduct of the past and present staff of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) this week or next week.
Digicel unveiled what it claimed as the hottest and latest smartphones from Samsung’s Galaxy flagship line, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ during the annual ICT Days in Vanuatu on the 17th May.
The Ministry of Tourism Acting Director, Mr Donald Pelam, chaired a meeting with South Pentecost stakeholders to protect cruise tourism access after recent disputes.
Minister of Justice, Ronald Warsal, has launched yesterday afternoon, a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged misappropriation of European Development Fund 2017-2020.
Chairman of the Vaturisu Council of Chiefs of Efate, Chief Manlaewia is calling on all the chiefs of Efate and its offshore islands to prepare now, to attend their 11th long awaited Conference saying, important items on the agenda including sensitive issues on procedures for customary marria…
ANZ Bank Vanuatu made history when the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, Simeon Athy clipped the ribbon to launch the first ever Deposit ATM in the country at ANZ House yesterday.
Before its social club could identify a good cause to donate the proceedings from their fundraise, the perfect opportunity presented itself at the door steps of the State Law Office.
Like many Pacific Island countries, Vanuatu is a dispersed nation, with islands scattered across vast distances, and many remote communities never having access to electricity.
Just when we thought we’d got the measure of Wan Smolbag theatre and their passionate, issues-driven presentations, they come up with something utterly new. Olsem Dadi Nomo is their latest play—and their most innovative departure in recent memory.
Vanuatu’s leading Coconut Oil producer and exporter can proudly confirm its ‘in-conversion to organic’ status with the highly accredited organic certifier, BioGro New Zealand. Tanna Farms will be fully certified from July 4th, 2017.
A new public announcement (PA) system has been provided for vendors at the main market in Luganville on Santo to keep them better informed on market issues.
“We must take care of our tourists because Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) along with the Vanuatu Hotel and Resort Association (VHRA) and individual stakeholders on Tanna, Malekula and Santo have worked tirelessly to convince tourists from Australia to choose to visit Vanuatu.”
The Confucius Classroom at USP hosted a series of workshops featuring various aspects of Chinese culture. The two workshops for 2017 Semester 1 include “Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Care” and “Simplified 24 Form Tai Chi”.
While island taro grows well on Tanna too, a potato farmer from Middle Bush has literally hit the nail on the head when he said when you plant one taro, you will harvest one taro after eight months whereas when you plant one potato seedling, only three to four months later you will harvest a…
Selected Officers from the Vanuatu Mobile Force are engaging with their Australian counterparts in a 3-week humanitarian training, a component of the Australian Defence Cooperation Program with Vanuatu.
A gospel singing Group from New Caledonia called Joyful Sounds will be performing live this Sunday at the Convention Centre featuring a musical concert which will be hosted by Napakou Church.
No sooner had the referee blown the final whistle than the parties started on the streets of Vanuatu, despite their 3-2 defeat to Mexico. Kava, a traditional celebratory drink in the South Pacific, made of the roots of the eponymous plant, flowed as it would on the biggest of occasions. The …
22 Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) workers have handed almost Vt100, 000 cash to the Vanuatu Society for People with Disabilities (VSDP), on their return home from New Zealand (NZ).
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Joe Natuman was among prominent Heads of Government and other high-level officials from around Asia and the Pacific to convene in the annual session of the United Nations regional commission in Bangkok, Thailand, where they discussed how greater economic cooperati…
A chiefly representative of Nikoletan Council of Chiefs of Tanna has encouraged Tanna Police Patrol and all sectors of Government and non-government organisations, to partner with chiefs to promote active youth involvement to enhance economic prosperity for Tanna and Tafea Province.
Member of Parliament (MP) John Sala, who is also an Elder in the Church, has registered his appreciation for many important roles played by the Churches of Christ Church (CCC) in Vanuatu, and other churches, that developed to an eventual wish for Vanuatu’s political independence.
Land claimant McGlory Kalsakau says Chief Putua Bakokoto of Teufi Tribe of Ifira and the Chichirua Family have denied Michel Kalworai as their spokesman over Marobe and Bauerfield runway, and that what came out in the Daily Post is a contempt of court because Andrew Chichirua has lost his fa…
The Pacific region reached a total of two million visitor arrivals in 2016 and has experienced an average growth of 2.9% in the four year period from 2012 to 2016, which can be attributed to increased business relationships forged at past SPTEs in aiding motivation to travel to the Pacific Islands.
China’s Vice Foreign Minister, Zheng Zeguang, has said China’s Chancellery at Number 3 will be opened on July 30, to coincide with the country’s 37th anniversary as well as the signing of diplomatic relations between the two countries 35 years ago.
Newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Albert Nalpini, has completed the formalities of acquiring command of the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) when the sword of command was handed over to him yesterday morning by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Maoh. After receiving the Commissioner’s…