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Welcome to a series of articles all about business growth. Over the last year or so we have all been focused on Covid-19 and the challenges to be faced over the years ahead. It has not been a particularly happy time for many. While some businesses have had to close or reduce staff, many have…

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Over the next few weeks, I will be exploring 7 habits which can help us be the best we can be. Today my focus is on the idea of being proactive. According to Stephen Covey, this is the foundation of the other habits of successful people.

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The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Airbus purchase, John Path, has said the report that will be due in March 18, 2021, will expose the truth and shed light on everything that the government and the people of Vanuatu need to know.

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As the Minister of Trade is also responsible for Livestock, James Bule accompanied his Director General, Roy Mickey Joy and the Director of Livestock, Lonny Bong and the Chairman of the Ser Metrou Cooperative Society of Eton Village, Stephen Felix to visit the now closed Eton Butchery this w…

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The Minister of Trade, Commerce, Cooperatives, ni-Vanuatu Business Development and Industries, James Bule, has taken his vision for cooperatives development to new level by challenging over one hundred members of the Ser Metrou Cooperative Society of Eton Village, to develop into Port Vila w…

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As part of the Vanuatu Tourism Crises Response and Recovery Plan the Department of Tourism (DoT) has completed stakeholder consultation and is now working with key partners within the financial institutions to finalise the details for a Sustainable Tourism Support Program (STSP).

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During this series of articles, I have been highlighting the passions, visions, and missions of young Pacific entrepreneurs and how they are turning these into sustainable and resilient businesses with the hope that these stories will inspire others! It is a privilege and a pleasure to be wo…

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The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC), Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management, have officially launche…

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Phoenix projek hemi fokas blo leftemap ekonomik rikavari tru long sapot we bae emi givim long ol woman we oli gat ol smol bisnis, tru long olgeta nao bai oli save lidim ekonomik rikavari long wanwan komuniti blong olgeta.

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This week’s industry feedback to VCCI has included a number of concerning reports from businesses in the tourism sector, some even indicating they are considering closing their businesses permanently.

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VCCI’s first priority in the provinces is to support the businesses in Santo that wish to apply for the Employment Stabilisation Payment. The VCCI staff will be in Santo next week from Monday 27th until Friday 2nd of May 2020 to support businesses with their applications.

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The Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) has now communicated initial Transport Hub information on ships, boats, yachts, planes and helicopters to assist with the TC Harold response.

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The Department of Labour has put forward measures and approaches that business houses could tap into, to protect their employees and ensure the businesses continue their operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) through its Business Services (BS) Unit have just completed a competency based Delivering Excellent Customer Services Training to the Telecom Vanuatu Limited targeting operational officers within Call Centre Unit under the Commercial Department.

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The General Managers of the National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) were both excited Monday as they announced that the old Club Vanuatu Building will finally be getting a new tenant.

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The Vanuatu Business Disaster Resilience Council (VBRC), Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) and USAID’s Climate Ready Project is organising a training on Business Continuity Planning supporting businesses in Vanuatu to improve their disaster preparedness.

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Over the coming months VCCI would like to introduce you to your Council members. This week we feature Council member, Mr.Thomas Bayer.

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When looking at the state of the Vanuatu economy today, it’s tempting to quote Charles Dickens’ hackneyed opening line from A Tale of Two Cities:

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Over the coming months VCCI would like to introduce you to your Council members. This week we feature Council member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Joseph Brun.

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For Brian Russell, it is more than doing normal business in the islands. His interest goes deeper into the heart of Vanuatu. He wants to see ni-Vanuatu business men and women take control of businesses in the rural communities as well as take an equal business platform in the urban sectors. …

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Prime Minister Charlot Salwai used his keynote address at yesterday’s opening of the Australia – Vanuatu Business Forum to underline the government’s commitment to the private sector.

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A packed house of over 120 concerned employers turned up yesterday to express their concerns about the Labour (Work Permits) Act. The public consultation was held at the Ramada Resort. It was sponsored by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and co-presented with the Commissio…

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There is mounting evidence that Vanuatu’s economy is slowing and could even be shrinking.

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An innovative decision by Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) Governor Simeon Athy and his team, provided a significant economic boost for Luganville recently when they chose to co-host three key regional meetings in the Northern Town.

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“I would like to thank the Prime Minister of Vanuatu and his delegation for being part of the dialogue. It illustrates the strong ties between Vanuatu and Australia and Vanuatu’s openness and commitment to enabling an environment for economic growth.

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The Board of Directors of Air Vanuatu has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Derek Nice.

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Turning a negative into a positive is key to Sheng Lee’s vision for the future of Vanuatu’s biggest bank. Although Mr Lee has held the top job in an acting capacity since October, it was only just over a month ago when he was formally appointed country manager for Vanuatu, Kiribati and New C…

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