The Bill for the Cybercrime Act No. of 2021 has been listed to be among the Bills that will be tabled in Parliament during the Ordinary Session that is expected to begin today.
A virtual dialogue held recently brought youth representatives from Vanuatu and China to share views on the challenges posed by climate change and ways to tackle the global threat together.
Two newly political parties on Ambae — Rural Development Party (RDP) and Unity for Change (UFC) — are expected to form the new provincial government in PENAMA province.
The SHEFA Provincial Health (SPH) team has delivered a series of awareness sessions to provide accurate information to frontline workers about COVID-19 situation and World Health Organisation-certified AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
In its effort to acknowledge the significance of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) on the implementation of decentralising government services to provincial level, the Vanuatu Immigration and Passport Services through the Department of Immigration will be reducing passport fees …
Two recent reports have highlighted the damaging interactions between obesity, COVID-19, and development. This blog examines the often worrying implications for countries in Asia and the Pacific.
The Government is introducing a new Bill For Industrial Hemp And Medical Cannabis in the First Ordinary Session of Parliament for 2021, which begins tomorrow (Friday).
The overall feedback from the provincial elections in SHEFA, TAFEA, MALAMPA and PENAMA yesterday reflected an improved voter turnout but also highlighted a few loopholes in the voting system which must be addressed before the next election.
Two people have sustained minor injuries in a road collision involving two vehicles at the Socapor junction in Port Vila on Wednesday night this week.
Two new initiatives supported through the Australia-Vanuatu partnership are opening up new opportunities for producers, entrepreneurs and communities in TORBA province.
While unofficial results from Mele village — the biggest village in the country with 4,507 registered voters — are yet to be released of the SHEFA Provincial Government Elections at time of writing this article yesterday evening, one of the surviving elders, Elder Taea Talo Malasikoto, now 7…
A private company, Milai Vanuatu Ltd, has agreed for the Government to access 800 hectares of land leased to the company for quarry extraction.
Only workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme who were unable to return home from New Zealand (NZ) after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak will have their mandatory hotel quarantine costs covered by the Government.
The Vanuatu Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic and the National Eye Care Centre at Vila Central Hospital (VCH) will be celebrating the International Nurses Day today at the VCH Eye Center.
The Mala Base Wharf in Port Vila will soon be demolished and reconstructed to provide a safe and secure berthing for RVS Takuare, Vanuatu’s larger and more capable Guardian-class patrol boat.
Senior Finfish Biologist at the Vanuatu Fisheries Department, Ada Sokach said the coral farm at Worasiviu village on Pele island, North of Efate looks healthy and seems to have great growth potential for the coral species that was planted.
Helping farmers to improve the quality of their root crops such as yam, taro, cassava and sweet potato was the objective of a training held recently in Luganville, Santo.
The Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) has handed over 21 tablets to the Department of Industry (DoI), for use in an upcoming survey.
Vanuatu, Australia and the United Kingdom launched the first ever ‘Farm to School’ program in Vanuatu, at the Baldwin Lonsdale Memorial School (BLMS) in Vanualava last week.
All constituents in the four provinces that are going through provincial elections tomorrow (Wednesday) will be casting their votes, except for Futuna constituency in TAFEA Province.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV) has confirmed an army aircraft from the French military base in New Caledonia was recently spotted in Vanuatu’s airspace.
Prime Minister Bob Loughman officiated the ground-breaking ceremony of the Brenwe Hydro Power Plant (Vanuatu Energy Access Project-VEAP) at Unmet, North West Malekula yesterday.
The original bride price total of VT80,000 is no longer recognised by the Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs, while it challenges each Island Council of Chiefs to promote its own bride price based on its customs.
Vanuatu awaits the first shipment of the vaccine that is due to arrive in a month.However, there are still mixed opinions among the public as to whether to take the vaccine or not.
Over 100 graduands celebrated yesterday their achievements when they received their certificates, diplomas and degrees at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus.
Central School successfully hosted their music night over Wednesday and Thursday nights. With the theme, “Promoting our Christian values through art and music,” each class from kindergarten to year 13 performed either a Christian skit or song and showcased their talents.
Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) will be asking the Head of State not to sign the recent amendments to the Penal Code [CAP 135] that were approved under the Bill of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2021, particularly on criminal libel and slander.
“The overcrowded classrooms in Port Vila are taking their toll on our teachers, through high level stress due to teaching very large number of students in one class”.
Four mothers who are Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers were among the 100-plus students that graduated at the University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus yesterday.