The Public Works Department (PWD) conducted its annual planning workshop from November 14 to 25 with key professionals from across Vanuatu to finalise the annual Rural Roads Work Plan (WP) for 2017.
At least seven MPs who signed the motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, have written to the Speaker, to withdraw their support.
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…
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.
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?
The Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, arrived in Vanuatu to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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.
Canada through the new High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Paul Andrew Maddison has requested Vanuatu to support Ontario’s bid to seek observer status at the Organisation
The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has donated Vt30,000 to Vanuatu Broadcasting Television Corporation’s, towards the upcoming Christmas in the Park event.
Port Vila Lord Mayor Ulrich Sumptoh was part of the Vanuatu delegation to COP 22 and spoke about how the coalitions, like Compact of Mayors, are advancing to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects.
Last week Vatmasana Village, a remote settlement on the island of Santo was very fortunate to have been provided free trainings on medical and educational services by two Christian organizations
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
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.
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.
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.
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) says it is pleased to learn that Vanuatu’s proposed Right To Information (RTI) is now ready to go before Parliament for debate this week.
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.
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
Minister of Climate Change, Ham Lini, has reminded leaders of more than 190 countries present at the United Nations Climate Conference in Morocco about the importance of the speedy implementation
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.
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
Port Vila Lord Mayor Ulrich Sumptoh and the Mayor of Foshan City, Mr Zhu Wei in the People’s Republic of China had a candid and pragmatic meeting on the enhancement of mutual exchanges
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.
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.
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.
PACMAS in collaboration with the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) organised a workshop last week to educate media in reporting issues on violence against women
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.
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…
Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as two least developed disaster-prone countries are making strenuous effort to improve their disaster authorities on how they can more effectively institute disaster preparedness and management plannings.
Darryl Fallow, chief engineer in Radio Vila during the early ‘Seventies, has responded to the Prime Minister’s call for VBTC to concentrate on provision of a fully professional public service radio broadcasting signal, rather than TV, to the whole nation of Vanuatu soonest.
Publishing Area Managers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti and the Solomon Islands have participated in a Leadership Development meeting in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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.