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.
One year ago, on Friday 13 March 2015, category five Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam hit Vanuatu, taking 11 lives, devastating thousands of houses, gardens, crops and trees and leaving the economy with estimated losses equivalent to 64% of GDP.
The current Executive of the Vanuatu National Youth Council (VNYC) led by President Vira Taivakalo conducted its last meeting on Santo from March 7 to 11 as its term comes to an end in August during the Annual General Meeting.
Leader of Opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau, has alleged that the inclusion in the Government’s 100 Days Plan to review the health conditions of detainees is a “disguise” of plans to pardon some of the jailed former members of parliament.
The Supreme Court in Luganville, Santo, last Friday sentenced 39-year-old Luganville businessman and Chinese national of Fujian province, Ruiqi Yao.
Yesterday will go down in the country’s history, 36 years after Independence the highest administrative office on the land, the Prime Minister’s Office was relocated away from its original premises.
Vanuatu’s merchandise trade provisional figures for December 2015 showed an improvement of Vt583 million over the figures for November 2015 as compared to the 2014 merchandise trade performances.
“I believe there are many more women in Vanuatu who are doing a lot for their communities but have not been recognised. I stand here to thank them for all their hard work and encourage all other women and girls in Vanuatu to stand up and do something for our communities. Remember “Little is …
Westpac is encouraging women and girls to take a positive step towards fulfilling their educational potential by applying for one of the 2016 Westpac Women and Girls Education Grants, which offer financial assistance to help with the cost of school or university.
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was given a tour of the new Vanuatu National Convention Centre (VNCC), by acting Chinese Ambassador Tang Yinlong yesterday afternoon.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) just held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta from 6 to 7 March, with the theme “Independence is the right of all nations”. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia reaffirmed its support for the independence and sovereignty of Palestine. In f…
A four-year Finnish-Pacific (FINPAC) regional project to improve livelihoods of Pacific Island communities by delivering effective weather, climate and early warning services began in Vanuatu on Monday.
The outspoken police officer, Jackson Noal, who was suspended for publicly questioning the Police Service Commission regarding the conviction of Police boss, John Taleo, has been reinstated last week.
The Australian Government presents the Andy Lynch Award and the Hanson Mataskelekele Award to two ni-Vanuatu women each year to mark the International Women’s Day in Vanuatu.
In his speech to the nation on Chiefs Day, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai, said the greatest challenge to Vanuatu culture, its preservation and practices is the external culture which he later described as foreign cultural influences.
Shefa Province’s Reunification of Movement Party (RMC) councilor, Sam Kiri, has performed a custom reconciliation ceremony to the Interim President of Leaders Party of Vanuatu, Jotham Napat, Monday afternoon, as he announced his decision to switch his political affiliation.
One of Port Vila and Vanuatu’s historical buildings that has accommodated the Condominium administration and treasury during 1960s up to 1980 and then turned into the Ministry and Department of Finance, Customs and Inland Revenue to this year 2016, has been totally vacated for the first time…
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Luganville to mark the beginning of a new Vt170 million Correctional Facility to be funded by the New Zealand Government.
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Climate Change, Ham Lini and a delegation in a tour to the Port Vila water source yesterday were informed that the water consumption to 7,500 households throughout Port Vila and the surroundin…
Water is flowing to communities in Central Pentecost 2, thanks to support from the Australian Government, World Vision, and the Penama Provincial Health Office.
President of the Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe, has highlighted a number of what he termed the priorities for Malvatumauri for 2016-2017 and onward.
Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafea Outer Islands, Tomker Netvunei has made a gesture of support to his home island of Erromango on Friday last week.
Police Service Commission (PSC) Chairman, Herve Hopkins, wishes to assure the public that the Commission has already started work on the dilemma surrounding the “guilty” court ruling on the Acting Commissioner of Police, John Taleo, in connection to an accident in his official car, saying a …
Tonnes of relief supplies donated to the people of Vanuatu in the aftermaths of category 5 cyclone Pam which hit Vanuatu in March 13, 2015 have been dumped at the Etas landfill.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has rejected the Opposition Bloc’s statement claiming the suggested pardoning of the 14 politicians jailed for bribery was part of the Government’s 100 Days Plan.
Police in Luganville still cannot find the exact cause of the fire that totally destroyed the office building of the Northern Islands Stevedoring Company Limited (NISCOL) early last Saturday morning.
“If Vanuatu can establish some potential distributors for its few products, establishing few investors to invest in Vanuatu and getting new seasonal workers programme employers to get our people to come and work in their farms and create increase remittances to Vanuatu, then I’ll be a happy man.”
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has conveyed the condolences of the people of Vanuatu to Fijian PM, Voreqe Bainimarama, to the people of Fiji and especially to the families of those who lost their lives during cyclone Winston in a letter dispatched to Suva yesterday.