Bauerfield runway repairs may not begin before June, the government announced yesterday.
For the first time, Malapoa College is organizing a separate program on Lini Day today to remember a founding father of Vanuatu’s independence, Father Walter Lini.
Threatened species of marine resources including the coconut crab (Birgus Latro) listed under the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List cannot be returned to where they originate.
Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank’s Vice President for Asia and the Pacific, announced at a press conference yesterday that the World Bank will almost triple the amount of funding to the Pacific region, including Vanuatu, from US$360million in 2015 to US$900 million in 2018.
When Tannese Chief Peter Iamak of Ohlen Freshwind is not at home, the residents know because he is nowhere to be seen walking the rut-filled streets to help police to fight against crime.
The arrival of a Government delegation at Morua, Shefa Sub District Administration Centre, on Tongoa yesterday was welcomed with a custom dance and met by District Administration Officer Morrison Makau and the Council of Chiefs of Tongoa.
On the day of the arrival in Vanuatu of World Bank Vice President Victoria Kwakwa, tourism industry stakeholders are reportedly calling for a quick resolution to an apparent impasse over the selection of a contractor to perform the upgrades to the Bauerfield airport runway.
One of the achievements of the Department of Agriculture that dates back to the Agriculture Extension Officer days after Independence in 1980, was locating resident Agriculture Extension Officers on most islands.
One of the former leaders of Independence, and a former state minister, Robert Karie of Tongoa, has cautioned that the government must guide the students in final stages of their secondary studies before applying for scholarships.
Since the official declaration of Lini Day, as public holiday, to remember the man who became Vanuatu’s first prime minister after independence on July 30, 1980, the past 17 years of Lini Day celebrations
Failed Efate Rural Candidate in the 2016 snap election, Levi Tarosa, is calling on all his voters on Nguna and Pele to attend the Vanua’aku Party (VP) meeting on Tuesday February 21, to witness the re-establishment of the Sub Committee for Nguna and Pele.
On Mystery Island, one table in the beautiful Market speaks for itself because it has on display in neat rows, striking necklaces and beads made of shells that are found in the sands of the island.
Six containers of imported New Caledonian sandalwood valued at Vt208 million have been placed on tender by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue as the importer seeks an explanation for the seizure.
The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into non-performing investments undertaken by the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) from 2007 to 2014, has recommended the termination of the existing Board.
Consultations relating to the government’s proposed tax reform policy will recommence next week onwards to the rural areas of North Efate, Malampa, Penama, Torba and the rest of Tafea outer islands.
Here is a left over from the glory days of the Manganese Mine at Forari where the conveyor belt arrived from the mine up inland, with raw manganese which was cleaned in the warehouse before it continued down to the wharf for shipment to New Caledonia.
On January 30, the Chief of Hog Harbour, Kaven Kuvu, Director of the Sanma Fisheries Department Hansen Obed, and Peace Corps Volunteer, Jeff Chen, officiated the opening ceremony of the Hog Harbour Co-op Fish Market.
“Unfortunately, the national germplasm collection maintained by VARTC, assembling kava varieties collected across all islands of Vanuatu, has been vandalised and as many as 80% accessions have been lost for good.
The joint operation known as SOLVAN undertaken by the Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing (PMW) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Unit (RSIPF MU) and officers from the Fisheries Department within the Vanuatu Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) has ended on a successful note.
The Torres Islands Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Emelee, said he doubts that the current coalition government led by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, would be in power today, if his party or one of the coalition partners would have preached income tax during the 2015 snap general elect…
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.
The Opposition has raised concern that a vehicle that was imported under duty exemption by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for works on Tanna had its ownership allegedly later transferred to the then Director of Public Works Department, Sam Namuri.
Joking about prohibited dangerous items is no laughing matter at the Bauerfield International Airport and this was what a French male national found out when he was arrested Monday this week over a gun joke.
Vanuatu’s kava expert, Dr Vincent Lebot, has thanked Australian scientists, especially Professor Jerome Sarris, for studying the properties of kava to fight anxiety disorders.
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.
The electrification network extension in the village of Orap, Northeast of Malekula was jointly launched Monday this week by Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, with the Minister for Energy, Ham Lini, and the Managing Director of Unelco Engie Vanuatu, David Lefèvre.
This week is considered to be a very special week for the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) as they welcomed on Monday a heavy delegation of the world’s biggest online commerce company, Alibaba.
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
I was very pleased to receive a copy of the government’s report card this week. It provides a snapshot of what has and has not been achieved with reference to the government’s 100 day plan
Acting Director General of Trade George Borugu launched the ‘National Green Export Review of Vanuatu’ which concentrates on Coconut-Copra, Cocoa – Chocolate and Sandalwood
On January 16 the Minister of Finance, Gaetan Pikioune, signed a Ministerial Order effectively placing APMA Financial Investment Centre/Cooperative (AFIC) under the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu’s (RBV) supervision and regulation as provided under the Financial Institutions Act.
The taskforce setup and headed by the President of Malvatumauri national council of chiefs, Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe, to organize the event to mark the reopening of the Chiefs Nakamal in Port Vila has reconfirmed that the ceremony will take place on Friday, March 3 and Monday, March 6.