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Each year the United Nations announces a theme for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The theme for 2016 is: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitabl…

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The Appeal Court has dismissed an appeal by 178 appellants who are residents of Ohlen Freshwind against a decision of the Supreme Court that dismissed their attempt to prevent the subdivision of the area.

  • By Jane Joshua
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Parliament’s unanimous approval on the Right to Information (RTI) Bill yesterday afternoon has marked another significant milestone in Vanuatu’s history.

  • By Len Garae
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Since the Department of Livestock is successfully organising a cattle restocking programme to register 500,000 heads by 2025, why can’t the Department of Agriculture also organise a Noble Variety Kava Restocking Programme?

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Roughly four years in the making, and the subject of patient and careful vetting and testing, the Right to Information Act will become law as soon as it is published in the Gazette. It will be rolled out over a two-year period.

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The inspection or examination for road worthy certificates for all vehicles using the roads of Port Vila and Luganville will commence on December 1, 2016.

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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The Vanuatu National Council of Women (VNCW) has expressed its concern to the Head of State, President Baldwin Lonsdale that the new law seeking life imprisonment for sexual intercourse with any child

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Vanuatu will be sending 109 athletes to China where they will be trained by Chinese professional coaches, from April to August 2017 in preparation for the Pacific Mini Games.

  • By Len Garae
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A custom chief in North East Ambae, Chief Luke Haga has advised his young people to think carefully before travelling to New Zealand or Australia to work for money.

  • By Bob Makin
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Friday saw more than 50 chiefs of the Vaturisu Council of Chiefs of Efate meeting and agreeing on a set of resolutions that could ensure squatter issues were properly, decently and legally resolved.

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Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) President Dr. Shinichi Kitoaka was in the country last week in his first ever tour of three Pacific island countries including PNG and Solomon Islands, since taking up office in October 2015.

  • By Godwin Ligo
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The Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Martin Mahe, says the PSC is currently reviewing the Public Service Staff Manual, and one of the main issues in consideration is scholarship-bonding for staff

  • By Jonas Cullwick
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The Vanuatu National Council of Women (VNCW) says the Government needs to do more in providing financial support to the national council of women to enable it to carry out its aims and objectives.

  • By Harrison Selmen
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A P-38 World War II fighter aircraft found on Milae Plantation on South Santo has been retrieved for the South Pacific World War II Museum (SPWW2M) in Luganville.

  • By Godwin Ligo
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The Recognized Seasonal Employers (RSE) Scheme workers from Big Bay on Santo have invested their earnings in a unique ‘water taro irrigation system’, merging the traditional knowledge

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Tomorrow, public and private sector leaders along with chiefs and civil society representatives, will be presented with the government’s vision for development for the next fifteen years.

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It took only seconds for this unfortunate young man to be thrown by his bronc at last weekend’s Port Vila Rodeo.

  • By Harrison Selmen
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The Mayor of Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC), Ulrich Sumptoh, told 96 Buzz FM Reporter, Kizzy Kalsakau, that the Bouffa Landfill machines are not in a good working condition and in dire need of repair which is why the dump site is in a very poor state now.

  • By Fern Napwatt
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Indisputable discussions on the social costs of the RSE Scheme seemed to be the focus other than the benefits of the scheme when it comes to gender during the Coffee & Controversy show at Lava Lounge yesterday.

  • By Len Garae
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U.S. Embassy Consular Officer, Michael Mitchell and Alumni Programs Coordinator Esther Sibona will be in Port Vila October 15-18

  • By Glenda Willie
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The Melanesian Spearhead Group’s Leaders Summit scheduled to be hosted in Port Vila from October 3-4 2016 has been postponed to December.

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The Government through the Council of Ministers (COM) at its meeting of August 8, 2016, has agreed that Vanuatu will consider the introduction of personal and corporate income tax. This is confirmed by the COM Decision 143 of 2016, the Government announced today.

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  • By Harrison Selmen
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Graon Mo Jastis Party’s (GJP), Gillion William, was declared as the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Efate Rural last Friday.

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A group of sixteen New Zealand-based travel agents, tourism industry representatives and media professionals were welcomed ‘back’ to Vanuatu on Saturday.

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  • By Len Garae
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Thousands of members of civil society organisations and the public in Port Vila and rural communities around Efate, are expected to take part in a peaceful march from Fatumaru Bay to the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat at Independence Park, to demand the MSG Leaders to give full membe…

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It is now possible for foreign investors who are investing in Vanuatu and who are interested in holding a five year Foreign Investment Approval Certificate (FIAC) to do so.

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