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Lolowai Hospital to fully resume service soon

Lolowai Hospital to fully resume service soon

I was the wish of the people of Ambae that their hospital at Lolowai shall not be removed to one of the two other neighboring islands, Maewo and Pentecost. When Voui Volcano activities become a nuisance to the...

Nakamal in open air worries licensed ones

Nakamal in open air worries licensed ones

By Gratien Molsoul The number of the Nakamals or places who sell the kava juice in open air in Port Vila has increased and this becomes big worry for those which had to pay and obtain a license from the Municipality...

Medical Insurance Scheme to be introduced by VNPF

Medical Insurance Scheme to be introduced by VNPF

The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers has approved documents related to the setting up of Medical Insurance Scheme by the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) for workers troughout Vanuatu. The Prime Minister...

VP tightens up its camp with more MPs

VP tightens up its camp with more MPs

The president of VP and current Deputy Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has every reason to be happy on Friday last week: two more MPs have joined the ranks of his party. Marc Ati who was elected on Yauko Group in 2016...

Ambassador of France visits the Parliament of Vanuatu

Ambassador of France visits the Parliament of Vanuatu

The Ambassador of France paid a visit to the Speaker of Parliament, Esmon SIMON, yesterday morning. During their brief discussion, the Speaker informed the ambassador of his willingness to participate in the development...

VP progresses in its 2020 Kambak

VP progresses in its 2020 Kambak

Vanua’Aku Pati (VP) is targeting its dream to be strong again as it was in the 80s. Its main objective is to bring back its supporters throughout Vanuatu for the upcoming general election as it plans to acquire the...

Ham Lini’s last term announced

Ham Lini’s last term announced

It was recently announced in social media and sources close to him confirmed last week end: the eldest brother of the first Prime Minister of Vanuatu, late Walter Lini, has decided to step down and won’t be candidate...

Vanuatu News

Agreement for China to fund tar seal road on Pentecost

Agreement for China to fund tar seal road on Pentecost

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has signed a deal with the Chinese Government for funding of the first ever tar seal road on Pentecost. The deal is for a 50 km tar seal road to commence this year. 50% of the...

Airbus A220 to visit Vanuatu

Airbus A220 to visit Vanuatu

In partnership with Airbus, Air Vanuatu is pleased to showcase the first visit by an Airbus A220 to Vanuatu, on Monday, 28th October 2019. Vanuatu will be the first stop on an extensive tour of the South Pacific which...

Two ni-Vanuatu fisheries observers removed from flight

Two ni-Vanuatu fisheries observers removed from flight

Vanuatu’s Director of Fisheries has confirmed the removal of two ni-Vanuatu fisheries observers from a flight from Auckland for drunken and abusive behaviour. William Naviti said the two men were returning from...

What is Vanuatu Standards?

What is Vanuatu Standards?

Vanuatu Bureau of Standards joins the world in celebrating World Standard Day For too long ni-Vanuatu have focussed on the cheapest price, short cuts and quick fixes rather than focussing on quality and longevity which...

Pacific News

Australia welcomes Pacific security leaders

Australia welcomes Pacific security leaders

Delegates from 14 Pacific Island nations’ police, customs, immigration and defence agencies came together for the inaugural Joint Heads of Pacific Security event in Brisbane last week. Acting Commissioner of the Vanuatu...

Sports

The launch of Sports Diplomacy 2030

The launch of Sports Diplomacy 2030

Today the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, and the Australian Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, launched Australia’s new Sports Diplomacy 2030 strategy. Australia is recognized all around...

Vanuatu’s Lambert Maltock elected acting OFC President

Vanuatu’s Lambert Maltock elected acting OFC President

The Oceania Football Confederation Congress has elected Lambert Maltock to the role of acting OFC President for the remainder of the current term. The Vanuatu Football Federation President was elected to the position...

Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball team wins bronze

Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball team wins bronze

Vanuatu is celebrating a second Commonwealth Games medal after their women’s beach volleyball team beat Cyprus in the playoff for bronze. Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu were in complete control at Coolangatta...

New project to boost rugby development in the Pacific

New project to boost rugby development in the Pacific

World Rugby has launched a new project that will accelerate rugby development in the Pacific, paving the way for the region’s best and brightest rugby talent to thrive on the international stage. The ‘World Rugby...

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