The Government will investigate the Speaker of Parliament’s decision to declare the seat of Member of Parliament for Epi, Seoule Simeon vacant yesterday.
Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Chadrack, said his office has received a request for an extra-ordinary session of parliament from the Government on March 24, after he had already sent out the notice of parliament to meet in an extra-ordinary session on April 20.
Prime Minister Bob Loughman launched two language policies — the National Language Policy of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Language Policy of the Language Services Department (LSD) — last Thursday.
Former Prime Minister (PM) of Vanuatu and Member of Parliament (MP) for Pentecost, Charlot Salwai was found guilty of committing perjury, an offence contrary to Section 75 of the Penal Code [CAP 135] yesterday afternoon.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Motion No.6 of 2020 and its determination giving rise to the suspension of Opposition MPs from Parliament for two days is not a breach of their Constitutional rights.
Prime Minister Bob Loughman said Speaker of Parliament Gracia Shadrack has displayed professionalism when executing his responsibilities during the Second Ordinary Session of Parliament.
The Ministry of Finance has dismissed allegations that a huge sum of money has arrived in the country via the ministry for a group of people that normally meet every day at the Seafront area.
Interchange Limited yesterday distributed Vt35 million in dividends to public shareholders; Vanuatu Government, Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) and Vanuatu Post.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) organized this week a three-day End of Year reflection retreat for government senior executive at Pele Island, Efate.
The Government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management has signed grant agreements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to approve an amount of Vt3 Billion for Aid Assistance.
The Government of Japan through the Japanese Embassy in Vanuatu officially handed over machineries, valued at approximately VT600 million, to the Port Vila City Council (PVCC) at the Council’s Waste Management Office yesterday afternoon.
The legal counsels of both parties involved in the high profile criminal case that has been heard over the last two weeks are expected to make submissions in the Supreme Court today morning to assist in the final determination of the case.
The Government, through the Council of Ministers (COM) has endorsed the recommendation of the National Disaster Committee (NDC) to lift temporary travel restrictions issued over Efate and its offshore islands.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Ishmael Kalsakau, has confirmed that the Council of Minister on Malekula endorsed the removal of all agents in the Seasonal Worker Programme and Recognised Seasonal Employers work in Australia and New Zealand.
Any civil servant who reaches full retirement age, dies in service or on medical grounds starting this year onward will receive a severance pay at the rate of two months of salary against the number of years they have worked.
The Government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) yesterday confirmed the Economic Stimulus Package rollout is ongoing and a success, but slower than anticipated.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (MOFAICET) is set to open the first Foreign Affairs and External Trade office in Santo soon.
The Department of Water Resources (DoWR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP) on August 12 in Luganville, Santo.
Former Prime Minister (PM), Charlot Salwai, Member of Parliament (MP) for Luganville, Matai Seremaiah, former MP for TAFEA Outer-Islands, Tomker Netvunei and former MP for Malekula, Jerome Ludvaune, will stand trial for plea before the Supreme Court on corruption related charges on September…
The renovated Independence Grandstand was declared officially open yesterday, ready to host the main independence celebration in Port Vila where everyone will be gathering to sing the national anthem while the national flag is raised to honor Independence Day.
A search warrant has been issued to investigate the Public Works Department (PWD), other Government institutions and private companies in relation to alleged offences of obtaining government contracts in an unlawful manner during the tenure of the government.
Minister of Internal Affairs, Ishmael Kalsakau, has visited the Independence Grandstand to find out about the stage of construction underway at the site prior to the official opening.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Vaiduhu Vocational Training Centre (VTC) on East Malo have signed a Partnership Service Agreement for the Centre to raise 2,500 trays of vegetable seedlings for DARD to distribute to farmers and Malo communities devastated by Tro…
A delegation led by the Minister of Education, Seule Simeon, is on Epi visiting schools to hear from school committees, teachers and students of their achievements and challenges as part of the minister's official tour.
A team of police senior inspectors is carrying out an investigation within the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU) on contracts issued during the term of the former government.
The intention to suspend all the 22 Members of Parliament (MP) in the Opposition block from two days consecutive Parliament sittings, was to avoid the tabling of the motion to reduce salaries for the senior leaders in Parliament.
President Tallis Obed Moses has called on all 52 Members of Parliament (MPs) to put God first in all things and stand united with the people for progress.
The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) is facing a number of criminal charges and will appear before the Magistrate Courts for Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on July 21, 2020.
All ministers are allocated official cars but if they want to hire replacement when there is a mechanical problem they or the ministry responsible should submit a request to the Fleet Management Unit for a relief vehicle.
Caretaker Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, yesterday presented a cheque of Vt10 million to the Chinese Ambassador in Vanuatu, Zhou Haicheng, towards China’s fight against the Novel Coronavirus.
The Directors General (DGs) for the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development (MoYSD), Henry Vira, and the Ministry of Trades, Tourism and Industry, Roy Mickey Joy, have been suspended.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jackson Noal, has filed a criminal complaint against Acting Commissioner of Police (ComPol), Robson Iavro, on grounds that he allegedly assaulted one of his junior officers.
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Ephraim Kalsakau, has labelled the letter sent by the Speaker of Parliament to him on 12th of November 2019 as “very irrational and childish”.