The Government will allocate Vt1 billion from the stimulus package to support the Agriculture Sector and will provide Vt3 billion to restructure the Agriculture Bank as part of its key priorities to support the economy towards achieving self-reliance.
From a distance the Australian and New Zealand jets looked awesome as they roared over Independence Park to mark the 40th Independence Anniversary of the country to the roar also, of a crowd that perhaps had never seen a war jet on the ground.
The Vanuatu-China Friendship Association (VCFA) has recently hosted a dinner to commemorate the 40th independence anniversary and at the same time raise funds for Vila East School.
To be a driver or chauffeur may seem less important a profession for some if not many, but for Ben Pakoa, of Tongoa, now 81 years old, being a chauffeur in the then New Hebrides and today Vanuatu, was a perfect job for two reasons.
Being one of the most influential individuals in our country’s historical past, Maxime Carlot Korman holds one of the greatest record of all times as being one of the first, former francophone Prime Minister during the 4th Legislation.
Having a cup of tea, Milo or coffee at the Port Vila Market House is something many Port Vila residents have experienced, whether rushing to work and having no time for breakfast at home or whether you are having afternoon tea or keeping warm in the evenings.
“The village boy who led a nation to Independence …” FATHER WALTER LINI Vanuatu’s first Prime Minister PENTECOST | 1942–1999
Growing up, young Walter wanted to make a positive difference for his people. He thought hard about what he could do. Should he follow the common paths for educated Melanesians and do law, medicine or teaching? Walter decided to study for priesthood in the Anglican Church in New Zealand. Lit…
Once a boy named Nafuki grew up in Erromango’s rugged interior before being sent down the mountain to the mission primary school, where ‘Allen’ became his English name.
Once a girl named Grace Mera was born. She was her parents’ only child. Her father, an Anglican priest, died six months after her birth. His family and her mother’s family took it upon themselves to prepare Grace for leadership.
Growing up in Lamap village, young François loved listening to the radio. He would listen to as many different programmes as possible, whether plays, songs or simply the news. Radio brought the world to François’ village.
There was once a Malekula girl named Jane who loved to read. Although she was the youngest of five children and only six years old, Jane had to leave school suddenly to take care of her very ill older sister. Her uncle, a teacher, knew that Jane loved to read so every time he came to visit, …
The colonial experience in the New Hebrides has created a complex society resulting from the interplay of the various facets of that social order.
Forty years of Independence will be celebrated this month as nationally, we reminisce about the struggles of our forefathers and leaders to bring this country to political independence and maintain our sovereignty as a nation.
Former Chairman of Vanuatu Free West Papua Committee and current member of the Vanuatu West Papua Unification and Association Committee, Morris Kaloran said his Committee received approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Independence Anniversary Committee to allow VWPUAC …
40 years ago, we achieved what seemed undeniably impossible and unachievable, but in the eyes of our founding fathers it involved more than just handshakes and public protests.
Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Pastor Obed Moses Tallis on the occasion of the nation’s 40th Independence Anniversary.
Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu
“To me, independence means freedom - freedom from those two governments. But it took a few years for us ni vans to work together.”
A man of culture with exceptional leadership skills, Kalkot Mataskelekele Mauliliu is one of the few remaining founding fathers that struggled for the freedom of our nation and has succeeded in every way possible.
For Sawia Kalanga, now 84 years old, 30th July 1980 meant more than just becoming politically independent and having an own flag and passport.
Over the past recent years, the debated topic of Women in Politics grew on to become a misimpression, in the eyes of many it had lost its preference and had won more doubts than hope.
Highlights of Reporting as Radio and Newspaper and Photojournalist in New Hebrides & Vanuatu
This time every year we celebrate our freedom with pride.
The Director General (DG) of Justice has made a call for everyone to reconsider the value of our children.
A total of 144 officers in the Vanuatu Police Force were promoted and decorated on Wednesday this week.
The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu is proud to announce the release of a special banknote to commemorate and mark the country’s 40 years of independence.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Colonel Robson Iavro officially launched the 40th Year of Operation India Alpha on Wednesday morning.
At the request of the Government of Vanuatu, two Royal Australian Navy vessels, Her Majesty’s Australian Ships Choules and Huon, are scheduled to visit Port Vila 28-31 July to support the Republic of Vanuatu’s 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. Whilst in Vanuatu, they will delive…
Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination’s official website, mobile policy app and PM’s award launched
Prime Minister Bob Loughman officially launched the Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC)’s official website, Mobile Policy App, Independence 40th anniversary theme song and the Prime Minister’s Award this week.
To mark Vanuatu’s 40th independence anniversary, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB) will be hosting a 3-day Agriculture Show to demonstrate what the productive sector has been doing to be resilient and boost production.
For 57 local women at the Port Vila Center Market, the 40th Anniversary celebrations is a blessing in these challenging times.
Ifira women cricket team is the 40th Independence women cricket tournament champions.
The Vanuatu Netball Association Mix Netball 40th Anniversary Competition got underway at the National Netball Centre on Wednesday night.
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.
Vodafone Vanuatu has announced its participation in sponsoring for the Children’s Day event as well as the 40th Anniversary Independence celebration.
As initially announced over the weekend, this National Children’s Day will be marked by a key milestone, launching of Vanuatu’s first ever non-fiction children’s storybook about inspiring ni-Vanuatu.
The Unity Park Stage in Luganville and the SANMA Provincial Government Council (SPGC) stage damaged by cyclone Harold are being repaired by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).
The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Willie Saatearoto has given the approval letter to the Tanvasoko Area Council of chiefs to host the 40th Independence Celebration at Kawenu field.
The Vanuatu Paralympic Committee was astonished with the turnout from the para-athletes in their first ever 40th Independence Para Sports Championship at the National Fitness & Evacuation Centre yesterday.
Island Constructions Limited has been awarded a contract worth Vt61 million to repair and upgrade the Independence Grandstand ahead of this year’s 40th Independence Anniversary.
The 40th Independence Anniversary competition organising committee plans for a round island relay.
The Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu Sarah Clair De Zoeten will officially open the 40th Independence Para Sports Championship at the National Fitness & Evacuation Centre tomorrow.
Ministry of Youth Development and Sports are planning to re-introduce round island relay on Efate at the 40th Independence Anniversary tournament.
In celebration of the nation’s 40 years of independence, Vanuatu Volleyball Federation will be hosting the 40th Independence Indoor Volleyball Championships throughout July at the Epauto Multipurpose complex.
Vanuatu Rugby Union will kick off their first round robin game of their 40th Independence Anniversary competition next Friday at Independence Park.