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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

Air Service Agreement between China and Vanuatu

Air Service Agreement between China and Vanuatu

In few months time, Vanuatu will welcome Chinese people who will come here as tourists. This small islands nation in the South Pacific will become another destination for Chinese tourists who will travel by air...

Air Vanuatu pilots awarded scholarship

Air Vanuatu pilots awarded scholarship

Air Vanuatu announced today the first successful recipients of the Pilot Development Program (PDP) Scholarship under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in May 2019 between the national airline and the...

APTC and the Government of Nauru sign hosting agreement

APTC and the Government of Nauru sign hosting agreement

A milestone in strengthening collaboration for skills development and working closely with key stakeholders in Nauru was celebrated recently with the signing of a hosting agreement between the Australia Pacific Training...

Linking Tahitian Lime Farmers to Export  Market

Linking Tahitian Lime Farmers to Export Market

A team comprising of representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Dynamic Vanuatu and Biosecurity Vanuatu visited two plots of about 100 Tahitian lime (TL) plants at Paunangisu, Efate...

Challenges create opportunity, DG Amos

Challenges create opportunity, DG Amos

The Director General of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Moses Amos has described the role and functions of the Department of Biosecurity as extremely essential to Vanuatu’s economy as it...

Pacific News

MSG Climate Finance Strategy taking further shape

MSG Climate Finance Strategy taking further shape

Participants at the Experts meeting on Assessing and Determining the Needs of Developing Countries for Climate Finance at the ADB headquarters, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines were presented the MSG Climate...

Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) Dashboard

Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) Dashboard

The Pacific region is often referred to as ‘the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) capital of the world’. The Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs) leaders have declared NCD to be a crisis and committed to take...

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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