People eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in very remote areas of Vanuatu are expected to receive the single-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Students of Aore Adventist Academy have petitioned the Government, through the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), to reconstruct their cyclone-damaged school facilities.
Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU)’s former boss and former Union Member of Parliament for Port Vila Constituency, Ephraim Kalsakau, said it is illegal at this stage for an employee to be terminated just because he or she has not been vaccinated.
Vanuatu Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Laurent Parente, chaired the 71st session of the United Nations IMO Technical Cooperation Committee (TCC) held virtually from the 20th to the 24th of September.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) successfully launched the Certificate 4 in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programme in partnership with The Pacific Community (SPC) virtually earlier this month.
The venue for our gathering was Coco Beach beyond Pango Village. Surprisingly none of the public transport buses seem to know the resort or they flatly refuse to go there after dark. My wife and I wait at a Bus Stop at Number 2 and a couple from our church recognise us and pick us up in thei…
Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) is calling for more transparency on the procedures followed in the sale of Vanuatu citizenships.
Starting next year, the Member Education Support Scheme (MESS) will be referred to as the Student Education Support Scheme, operated by the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) independently from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET.
The construction of the 12km South Tanna Road Phase III, starting from where the second phase ended to Manuapen area, will now commence by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) at a cost of VT992 million.
All six provinces in Vanuatu now host the decentralized office of the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation (MoCCA) after the official opening of the Penama Office at Saratamata on Ambae, by Prime Minister (PM), Bob Loughman.
Around VT70 million from the VT500 million already allocated by the Council of Ministers (COM) for the Norsup Airport upgrade will initially be available to secure the airport’s perimeter fencing.
On Wednesday this week, the Government and private sector gathered at Lolam House to discover Titan FX’s tastily redesigned offices. After 4 years of rapid growth, it was an opportunity for the team members to properly introduce the company to the community, explain what fintech is all about…
Nine mothers from the Northern Ward in Port Vila have undertaken a business training in an attempt to improve the standard of their living at home, as the country is facing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Vanuatu, through the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation (MoCCA) and the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) co-hosted the Melanesia Sub-regional Private Sector Workshop on Climate Finance in Port Vila this week, with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Fiji.
The Minister of Justice and Community Services, Esmon Saimon, says the Government has set the ball rolling with its National Gender Equality Policy 2020 – 2030, for women and girls to participate effectively in the development of the country.
The Government of Vanuatu has formally commenced a global initiative to request a climate change Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice, dubbed the ‘World Court’.
The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) yesterday sponsored the Central Secondary School (CSS) Chinese cup speech competition, with a total of VT168,000 towards the prize awards.
Gaining access to leadership positions can be challenging for women, but there are increasing opportunities for women to lead in business in the Pacific, according to a new report from the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), a technical assistance program undertaken in part…
No one starts their own business thinking it will be easy. There will be many challenges along the way. Very often the difference between business success and failure will depend entirely on how you approach those challenges and reframe them into opportunities.
Unofficial results of the Port Vila City Council (PVCC) by-election yesterday indicate the Opposition bloc has secured both seats in the Anambrou/Melcoffee and Freswota/Tasiriki Wards.
Meet Vanuatu Police and Vanuatu Mobile Force Chaplain, Lieutenant Collen (Celeb) Willie, 56, whose Group prays without ceasing for God’s miraculous power to return the Government Leadership to the top.
A short video released by the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) this week highlights the enhanced regional collaboration to resolve pressing Pacific aviation challenges and achieve needed safe and secure air connectivity.
Chief Vincent Bubunbah of Central Pentecost is appealing to his counterparts from the North of the island to respect what had been done after the passing of Vanuatu’s first Prime Minister (PM), late Father Walter Lini in 1999.
Workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus before departing Vanuatu for New Zealand (NZ), starting in January next year.
The Ombudsman has recommended that the Member Education Support Scheme (MESS) established between the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) be terminated.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) and the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) have conducted an inaugural joint goodwill exercise in Vanuatu.
Repatriation flights will resume on Monday next week with a first charter flight from China approved by the Government, bringing over 30 workers of the China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC).
The Luganville Municipal Council (LMC) and Ifira Trustees Ltd (ITL) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, to foster their working relationship.
Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) Advocate, Douglas Tamara has reminded that Vanuatu has three main pillars on which it stands; Custom, Christian Faith and Rule of Law.
Ambaebulu Junior Secondary School (AJSS) on East Ambae is currently implementing a Farm to School project, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB), Vanuatu Skills Partnership (VSP) and other stakeholders.
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary, its 20th year in Vanuatu and the Inauguration of the Francophone Employability Centre integrated into the Francophone Digital Campus of Port Vila.
The due diligence checks conducted by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) on applications received under Vanuatu’s Development Support Program (DSP), have revealed that approximately 5% of the applicants have adverse records against their names.
A secondary school in Santo, Lycée de Luganville, damaged by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold in April 2020, will be reconstructed at a cost of approximately VT300 million.