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‘Remote Islands is the Future of Tourism in Vanuatu’

‘Remote Islands is the Future of Tourism in Vanuatu’

Pascal Guillet on promoting Vanuatu as a tourism destination, remote islands and Air Vanuatu Pascal Guillet, the Vanuatu Ecotours founder and independent tour coach, in this exclusive interview for Vila Times says...

Vanuatu News

Vanuatu signed OECD’s Global Forum Conventions

Vanuatu signed OECD’s Global Forum Conventions

On the 23rd of June 2018 Vanuatu’s Minister for Finance and Economic Management Gaetan Pikioune, signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in tax matters in Paris before he travelled to Brussels to...

Controversial Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu Stepping Down

Controversial Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu Stepping Down

Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu Mr. Liu Quan, controversial figure often associated with colonial treatment of Vanuatu and discouraging investments in the country, is stepping down. According to reliable sources, Chinese...

Pacific News

Kiribati’s overseas Reserve Fund almost reached US$1 bln

Kiribati’s overseas Reserve Fund almost reached US$1 bln

Kiribati President Taneti Maamau said the value of the Government’s Reserve Fund kept overseas continues to increase. President Taneti Maamau made the statement in his keynote address during the 39th National Day’s...

Palau airline to suspend its flights to China

Palau airline to suspend its flights to China

Palau airline will stop flying to China after that country banned flights to the island. The Sea Passion Group, which operates Palau Pacific Airways and the Sea Passion Hotel, told Palau’s congress last week it...

Sports

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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