The Public Service Commission (PSC) has banned all civil servants from traveling to China amid the coronavirus outbreak that is claiming lives there and spreading to neighboring countries.
Vanuatu students studying at the Tianjin University of International Education in China have been warned not to leave their rooms or campus because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year and a new decade. This series of short articles has explored ways in which SMEs can make a positive difference as we move through the decade.
Ambassador Zhou Haicheng from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Port Vila has handed over a vehicle to the Director General Mr. Kalfau Kaloris from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, towards the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders Mee…
The system whereby all Year 8 students automatically progress to Year 9 is crucial for access to quality education however, there is not enough schools in SHEFA Province to accommodate the increasing enrollment.
Vanuatu Mobile Force 20-year old Private Samuel Bani of Maewo and Policeman Lee Roy of the Banks, took a whole day to cross many fast rivers in their climb up Mount Tabwemasana – the highest mountain in the country, to deliver a ballot box to Saktui Village on West Cost Santo for the Sanma P…
The Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) of Vanua’aku Party for Ambrym has sided with former MP Albert William to contest under the party colour in the general election and not Maki Simelum, who was approved by the Ambrym VP National Congress.
The Government of Vanuatu and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF), through the Members Education Support Scheme (MESS) have offered scholarship opportunities to over 600 Ni-Vanuatu individuals with this year.
Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek officially declared the opening of the Courts of Vanuatu yesterday at Dumbea Hall as he highlighted the vision, policy statement of the Judiciary, a 2019 review, as well as an overview of events and/or issues for 2019 and 2020.
President Obed Moses Tallis says Australia-Vanuatu relations have remained amicable and robust since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in 1980.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.5 million credit and a US$30.5 million grant in support for a resilient transport project that will upgrade the vital 65-kilometer South Santo Road, on Vanuatu’s second most-populated island of Espiritu Santo, to guard agains…
The Ambassador-Designate of European Union (EU) to the Pacific has made an audience with the Prime Minister earlier this week to discuss significant issues that needs to be addressed.
Proposed Independent Candidate Johnny Arnhambat says the North West Malekula Development Association (NWMDA) which he initiated last year, has surveyed a potential site for a new airport at Port Ovro with custom landowners and experts from Civil Aviation, and agreed it would be the most idea…
Paramount Chief Simeon Poilapa has officially handed over the key to officiate the opening of the Mele Village Farea Administration Office yesterday at Mele Village.
Responding to the emergency cries from the drought-stricken areas around Vanuatu, the WASH Cluster has mobilized its teams to provide water support to the areas of request in North Efate and Aniwa.
The Australian High Commission would like to invite members of the public to nominate eligible women and men for three awards to mark International Women’s Day 2020, with the winners to be announced by the Australian High Commissioner in a ceremony on Friday 6 March 2020.
The Lenakel to Kings Cross Road and the Imafen Road improvements were officially opened on 14 December 2019 by the now caretaker Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities together with the caretaker Minister of Internal Affairs and a representative from the World Bank.
The Government of Vanuatu has signed the contract for the construction of the Brenwe Hydro plant under the Vanuatu Energy Access Project (VEAP) with the New Zealand joint venture, MAPs/Vortex.
One of the important compulsory requirements of Lycee Antoine de Boungainville (LAB) towards registration from Monday to Friday next week is for all parents to make sure that they complete all last year’s outstanding school fees for their children first in order to register them at LAB this year.
The students of Eles Centre School on Nguna Island are going to start the 2020 school year with a new educational mural at the southern boundary of the school grounds.
The head of Government in the 11th legislature, Charlot Salwai, organised a Thanksgiving mass at the Cathedral on Wednesday, 22 January as his term as PM came to an end.
The National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) has decided to contribute towards government, NGO and donor efforts in dealing with disasters by introducing a low-cost housing product for families across Vanuatu.
A new political movement has emerged on Efate. Dubbed the United Movement for Vanuatu People (UMFVP), the president of the party and same time candidate for the 2020 general election is, Chief Denny Kalmet of Erakor village on Efate.
While everyone knows the name ProMedical, some of you may not be aware that the sitting above ProMedical is VESA – the Vanuatu Emergency Services Association.
“North West A and North West B of ‘hed blong dog’ are important regions of Malekula and need responsible leaders with visions who promise their people that when they get into the Red Roof (Parliament), they will implement those visions to benefit their people”.
The Parti Travailliste Vanuatu (PTV) has taken a step further on its participation in the upcoming General Election by adopting and approving 10 candidates during its last convention held in Port Vila on Sunday, 19th of January 2020.
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has defied over 5 motions of no-confidence and survived a full 4-year term in office. Vanuatu now has a caretaker Government after the dissolution of Parliament at midnight on the 22nd of January 2020.
Outgoing Member of Parliament for Port Vila, Ralph Regenvanu, has asked the community of Freshwater 3 to mobilize itself and work with local authorities to take ownership of Freshwater Park.
The outgoing Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and former Member of Parliament for Port Vila, Ephraim Kalsakau, said PAC only has the authority to investigate on the expenditure and revenue of the government, not individuals.
The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Pacific, Sujiro Seam, has confirmed that Vanuatu’s has been in the EU blacklist since March 29, 2019 but recently France decided last week to incorporate Vanuatu on its own blacklist.
The Reunification of Movements of Change (RMC) has appointed 22 candidates during a National Council Meeting to contest in the General Election.
The first and second captain of MV Karapa, a locally owned vessel, have been suspended by the Office of the Maritime Regulator (OMR) for allegedly raping a passenger while on duty.