The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Noumea, New Caledonia is finalizing a documentary it is putting together to show Vanuatu’s consultative process on the “hot” topic of Deep Sea Mining (DSM).
The Pacific Growth & Employment Project (PGEP), a joint initiative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) with the support of the Australian Government and the International Labor Organization (ILO) came to an end on Frida…
The Nagriamel Political Movement Spokesman, Jeff Joel Patunvanu, has questioned the whereabouts of most of the Vanuatu journalists who were not present to cover the final West Papua Leaders unification signing agreement at the Chiefs Nakamal.
The General Manager of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF), Santos Vatoko, says that the Fund Management regularly provides updates to the Government on the performances of the provident fund. He says last month Management gave the Fund’s latest update to the Prime Minister, Joe Natum…
“We want the Government to repeal the new Excise Tax on soft drinks in the next parliament session in April in 2015, as it won’t reduce non communicable diseases and people will continue to be affected by NCDs.”
Former Second Secretary to the Head of State, Jeannot Sese, has challenged MPs to table a bill in parliament promoting fresh local farm produce and not white rice, to be cooked in all takeaway shops and restaurants throughout the country.
Minister of Lands, Ralph Regenvanu, donated a tool box worth Vt30,000 to the Nadao members of the Nasituan Youth Association at Erakor, Efate on Wednesday.
The historic gathering of West Papuan leaders in Vanuatu from different factions in the independence movement have united,Saturday and formed a new body called the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP).
A former senior officer of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) says the current Board of the Fund should terminate the current management for professional default for not paying members their dividend for the Financial Year 2013. He says government must intervene in VNPF quickly to pr…
Special Advice r to the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation, Barak Sope, was applauded when he was introduced to the West Papua Unification Meeting devotion in the Chiefs Nakamal yesterday morning.
The Head of State, Baldwin Lonsdale, has formally welcomed the new Malaysian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jilid Kuminding, yesterday morning.
Vanuatu’s economy is projected to grow by up to 4% in 2015, according to the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Pacific Economic Monitor, launched Tuesday in Port Vila.
The unique Nabanga Sport for Development Program (Nabanga) in TAFEA Aniwa community will come together to Ufangwe Village where all sporting activities for Nabanga takes place since 2011.
Vanuatu has joined many countries around the world to mark the beginning of the 16-day campaign against all forms of domestic violence across the world.
In these times of worsening impacts of Climate Change, the Head of Vanuatu Environment Advocacy Network (VEAN) Lai Sakita says communities that are prone to the negative impacts of climate change cannot sit and wait for help to go to them but that they must learn to help themselves by formin…
The Vanuatu Church Partnership Program (VCPP) Coordinators met for the first time on November 4 to 5, since the new phase of VCPP commenced in September 2014, sharing, learning together and supporting each another with ideas to better implement as a group the their program activities.
The Vanuatu Church Partnership Program Coordinators met for the first time 4 – 5 November 2014, since the new phase of VCPP commenced in September 2014, sharing, learning together and supporting one another with ideas to better implement as a group the VCPP program activities.
The Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) has successfully gone through a ‘search-and-rescue’ training on how to respond to incidents that happens at the non-combatant permission environment.
Vanuatu has been voted twice in the New Economics Foundations Happy Planet Index as the Happiest Place on Earth, but that has been proven wrong by the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) as their recent survey revealed that Vanuatu has a high rate of domestic violence with a prevalence rate of 60%.
Following the revelation early this week of amounts of money between Vt1 million and Vt500,000 deposited into bank accounts of certain Members of Parliament, the Green Confederation of Leader of Opposition, Moana Carcasses, through Port Vila Region’s Greens Coordinator, Paul Fred, has issued…
The President of the Vanuatu National Council of Women (VNCW), Blandine Boulekone, tendered her resignation yesterday (November 10) and gave reasons as to why she took the decision to resign as president.
New Zealand and Australian health professionals and authorities are concerned, not unreasonably, that Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is being promoted by non-religious “Genesis II church of health an healing” in seminars in both countries during November. Star speaker at these seminars is se…
The country’s new Convention Centre which is funded by China and still under construction by a Chinese company, is going to be used for the first time to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that is going to be held in Port Vila in 2017.
Conservation International (CI) is a Non-Government Organization that empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity for the well-being of humanity. Live & Learn educates, mobilizes communities, and facilitates supportive partnerships in order …
The Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue 2014 Vanuatu Study Tour took place over the past week. One of the sessions arranged for these mid career emerging leaders from around the region was a Panel Discussion on “Land Issues in Vanuatu Today”. One panel member was Douglas Patterson from Island …
Vanuatu has successfully completed the second cycle review under the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and additionally developing a national framework under which the recommendations will be mainstreamed into Government planning and development programs.
Consulting Vanuatu, Port Vila’s local recruitment and employment agency, has partnered with Birches Group LLC, a leading provider of salary surveys in developing markets, to launch a salary survey for NGOs and the private sector in Vanuatu.
Securing decent employment is becoming an ever increasing challenge for young people, including young women and persons with disabilities in Vanuatu. However, the government recognises the vision of implementing evidence based and sustainable policies and programmes that will address this im…
In this article the VAT Office explains the procedure and requirements to obtain a VAT zero rated certificate for an Approved Aid Project.
Matthew and Hunter islands are being mentioned this week in the Deep Sea Minerals Policy forum at the Chiefs’ Nakamal. Deep sea mining is considered a new frontier in the mining industry. Not only are valuable minerals which have long been sought after found there, but also what are describe…
The Government, through the Council of Ministers has appointed a National Offshore Minerals Committee to oversee the drafting of a National Offshore Minerals Policy for the country.
If you are thinking of throwing away the empty packets of your breakfast crackers in your garbage bag, or deliberately drop the empty packets of twisties anywhere around you, think about its impact on the environment.
“Each and every household or families and individuals on Tongoa, in Port Vila and elsewhere in Vanuatu are encouraged to have a copy of the 84 resolutions,” says the Tongoa, Tongariki and Buninga Malvatumauri representative, Chief Abert Moses Mariasi.
The Public Works Department is actively encouraging women to think of a career in the Department at all levels and in particular at management and supervisory levels.
When opening the First Ordinary Session of Parliament yesterday, Head of State, Iolu Abbil, firstly reminded members of parliament and the nation about the importance of instilling youth with the value of loyalty and respect.
The Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) “Smash Down Barriers” Table Tennis Disability Program is an Australian Government program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Aid program and managed by the Australian Sports Commission.
A team of five from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) was in Port Vila last week to determine Vanuatu’s progress on recommendations by a Peer Review Team conducted in April 2011.