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Ranwadi students unhappy over processed food

Over 300 school students of Ranwadi Church of Christ College […]

Ranwadi students unhappy over processed food

Over 300 school students of Ranwadi Church of Christ College […]

Nine thousand not counted in 2020 census

The preliminary results for the 2020 National Census show that […]

Widow’s Association calls support for disabled mother

The Vanuatu Widow’s Association has called for support for a […]

Government acts on crowdfunding platform

The Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit has directed the Vanuatu-based Bless […]

Parliamentary turmoil: 19 MPs appeal ousting

Vanuatu’s Appeal Court will sit on 12 July to hear […]

COVID vaccine roll out in Efate rural

A total of twenty-four people got their first COVID-19 vaccine […]

Ureparapara calls for a full-time registered nurse

People on Ureparapara Island in the Banks group of islands […]

Vanuatu to bring deceased seasonal worker home

Vanuatu’s Labour Department has confirmed the death of a Ni-Vanuatu […]

Four Government MPs defect to the Opposition

Vanuatu’s Government remains in turmoil this week, with four Members […]

Shefa Province children have low literacy and numeracy rates

A Shefa Education Forum has identified that children from Vanuatu’s […]

South Santo calls for urgent road improvements

Poor road conditions in many remote parts of Vanuatu are […]

Push to boost quality of copra production

The Vanuatu Government is encouraging farmers to lift the quality […]

PM the first to take Chinese COVID vaccine

This week, Prime Minister Bob Loughman stepped up to be […]

Vanuatu loses “a true and humble man”

Church leader, Pastor Allen Nafuki, from the island of Erromango […]

Renovation of historic Luganville town hall almost complete

More than 37 million vatu has been spent to reconstruct […]

Turnout good in Port Vila for COVID-19 jab

In Port Vila, over 2000 people have been vaccinated against […]

PM, deputy PM and 17 MPs told to vacate their seats

The Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament this morning ordered the Prime […]

Chinese COVID vaccine arrives in Vanuatu

The Chinese Government today handed 20,000 doses of its Sinopharm […]

Proud paddlers: Luganville starts school canoe competition

The Luganville Canoe League has kicked off Santo’s first school […]

Ten million vatu for plastic bottle clean-up

World Vision Vanuatu is to spend around ten million vatu […]

Two MPs suspended

The Speaker of Parliament suspended two Members of Parliament this […]

Motion of no confidence against PM

The Vanuatu Opposition this week put forward a motion of […]

Banks MP calls for upgrade of Lonsdale Memorial College

The Member of Parliament for Banks Islands in northern Torba […]

Will fire-fighting services stay under police control?

Discussions are underway to improve Vanuatu’s fire-fighting capacity by separating […]

Local company to export Vanuatu food products to Australia

The Pacific Imports company, has this week signed an agreement […]

Calls for an increase in spending on youth

The youth support organisation, the Youth Empowerment Society for Vanuatu, […]

Vanuatu marks the impact of new technologies

Prime Minister Bob Loughman says digital technologies have the power […]

Pacific business confidence slumps to new low

A new survey has shown business confidence in the Pacific […]

Vanuatu cuts work permit fees

The Vanuatu Government has reduced the cost of fees for […]

Six cleared of young man’s death on Santo

The Supreme Court of Vanuatu has this week acquitted six […]

COVID-infected gas tanker crew depart Vanuatu

Eleven crew members who have tested positive for COVID-19 aboard […]

Minister apologises as scholarship payment still delayed

The Ministry of Education and Training says its scholarship unit […]

Talks underway on teaching Vanuatu custom in schools

Discussion is underway at the Chiefs’ Nakamal in Port Vila […]

Twenty-four in quarantine in gas tanker COVID case

Twenty-four Vanuatu locals are in quarantine after coming into close […]

Two hundred cattle shipped to Erromango for restocking

More than 200 cattle have been shipped to Erromango in […]

Mobile coverage still a challenge for Vanuatu

A survey done in 2020 has shown that many islands […]

Seasonal workers to quarantine at home

The labour department says from May, seasonal workers travelling to […]

Some Port Vila harbour water now safe for swimming

The Department of Water Resources and the Port Vila City […]

Tanna understaffing sees voter registration delays

The Tafea Province has called for a full-time electoral officer […]

Vaturisu looks to custom penalty for killings

The Vaturisu Council of Chiefs on Efate, Vanuatu’s most populated […]

New scholarship students upset by delays in fee payments

More than 30 first year Vanuatu Government scholarship students, from […]

Air Vanuatu wants clarity on Samoa’s COVID-19 flight requirements

Air Vanuatu says a flight to take students to Samoa […]

Strict watch on use of government vehicles in 2021

The Vanuatu Public Service Commission says it will be strictly […]

Shefa revives seaport tax collection

The Shefa Provincial Government Council is this week restarting collection […]

Leptospirosis still killing victims in Vanuatu’s north

Following an increase in the potentially deadly disease of leptospirosis […]

COVID slashes Shefa Province revenue

The Shefa Provincial Government Council says it lost 18 million […]

Loukatai children eating more locally-produced food

Loukatai Primary School on the southern island of Tanna has […]

UN supports COVID hygiene at Vanuatu markets

Vanuatu market vendors are getting help from the United Nations […]

Market vendors to process and preserve food

As tough economic times impact Vanuatu, a food preservation training […]

Supreme Court to hear criminal charges against Climate Change Minister

The Supreme Court of Vanuatu is to hear a criminal […]

Increase in domestic violence reporting on Santo

A national project to stop domestic violence is having an […]

Private sector seeks more Government support

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for […]

Court case begins on two Chinese vessels

Vanuatu’s Magistrates’ Court has begun hearing the case against two […]

Two new COVID cases confirmed in quarantine

Vanuatu is now in Stage 2A of its COVID-19 response […]

Cyber hackers attack 20 Government websites

The Vanuatu Computer Emergency Response Team is investigating a cyber-attack […]

VBTC now live on Digicel apps

Audiences across Vanuatu can now live stream the Vanuatu Broadcasting […]

Stranded Solomon Islanders test negative for COVID

Five people from the Solomon Islands who drifted at sea […]

Business on hold while coconut trees recover

It is almost a year since Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu […]

East Malo gets local civil registry services

The East Malo Area Council in Vanuatu’s north opened a […]

Seasonal work agents on notice

The Vanuatu Government says it is giving seasonal worker agents […]

Call for Vanuatu to preserve its traditional languages

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister has called on the people of Vanuatu […]

Earthquake damage to new Efate school buildings

Education authorities will meet Malapoa College administrators this week to […]

Vanuatu expects more rain

Vanuatu has been warned to expect a lot more rain […]

Public Works want VT300 million to tar seal roads

With wet season rains damaging roads, the Public Works Department […]

Walter Lini’s vision – Marine hatchery launched in Santo

The Department of Fisheries has launched a VT20 million mariculture […]

Law to protect Vanuatu kava

Vanuatu’s Intellectual Property Office is undertaking public consultation on a […]

Strong COVID-19 protocols deliver good results

The Vanuatu Government says it is proud of the “strong […]

Premium copra selling at VT75,000 per tonne

Pacific Pride, the only buyer of premium copra in Vanuatu […]

Push to make feeder roads public roads in Santo

The South East Santo Area Council is calling on landowners […]

Authorities investigate two Chinese fishing vessels

The Vanuatu Government is investigating two Chinese fishing vessels and […]

Inquiry to investigate failed housing project

The Minister of Justice and Community Services, Esmon Saimon, has […]

Inquiry to investigate illegal logging

A special Commission of Inquiry has been set up into […]

Preparations underway for four provincial elections

Vanuatu’s Electoral Office has confirmed four provinces will have provincial […]

PM launches Pentecost road project

The Vanuatu Government today launched a major road project on […]

Australia to import Vanuatu kava

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Bob Loughman, has announced Australia […]

Wet season road damage in Port Vila

As Vanuatu’s wet season continues, residents of Port Vila are […]

COVID-19 puts Airports Vanuatu jobs in jeopardy

Airports Vanuatu Limited is looking at reducing its workforce as […]

Calls for regulation of “dangerous” silicone injections

A Port Vila doctor has called for government regulation to […]

Call for unity for Luganville development

Vanuatu’s Department of Local Authorities has called on the mayor […]

Tsunami preparedness needs to improve in Luganville

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department says a Luganville tsunami […]

Deaths from leptospirosis in Vanuatu’s north

Health officials in Vanuatu’s north say there has been an […]

Ifira Port Development Services hands dividend to the government

The Ifira Ports Development and Services company handed over a […]

Pollution-linked fish poisoning on the rise in Erakor

The Fisheries Department has called for action to reduce pollution […]

Vanuatu to access COVID-19 vaccines

Vanuatu’s COVID-19 Spokesperson says the COVAX Facility – the international […]

Order for ship owners to follow cyclone warnings

The Office of the Maritime Regulator has called on ship […]

Tanoliu community allege construction company rent arreas

North Efate’s community of Tanoliu has raised concerns over what […]

National weather: Tuesday 01 December

Cloudy condition with isolated showers over north and parts of […]

Vanuatu aims to improve tuna industry

Growing a strong and sustainable tuna fishing industry is the […]

Domestic violence victims to access new free phone help line

Victims of domestic violence can now call for help when […]

Government trades used vehicles for new ones

The Vanuatu Government has spent VT73 million to trade old […]

Investigation into sinking of MV Rosalie underway

The Office of the Maritime Regulator is investigating the sinking […]

Plan to update Vanuatu’s adoption laws

The Vanuatu Government plans to introduce a new adoption law […]

COVID frontline health workers demand more payment

Frontline health workers in Vanuatu dealing with COVID-19 are demanding […]

Communications and transport a battle for West Santo schools

School officials say the education of students in the North […]

National weather: Tuesday 17 November

Partly cloudy to fine weather over the group with chances […]

Seaside community wants relocation of COVID-19 isolation unit

The Seaside community in Port Vila has called on the […]

Efate island restricted following COVID-19 case

Travel in and out of Vanuatu’s Efate Island, the nation’s […]

Vanuatu acts to contain first COVID-19 case

Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers has allocated over VT200 million to […]

Parliament votes for earlier VNPF pensions and better governance

The Parliament has passed a bill to allow the Vanuatu […]

Luganville Fire Service hampered by funding shortfalls

Responding to criticism of its handling of a fire earlier […]

Opposition warns: Don’t disrupt labour mobilty programs

The leader of the Vanuatu Opposition has called on the […]

Conflicting claims over withdrawal of two Australian banks

The Vanuatu Government says a statement released this week by […]

Rice farming on the rise in Santo

The number of farmers growing rice on Santo has grown […]

National weather: Wednesday 28 October

Vanuatu will experience partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of […]

Trachoma disease eliminated says health ministry

In a positive development, the Vanuatu Ministry of Health has […]

Call for farmers to prepare for cyclone season

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on […]

New local marine pilots join shipping industry

Vanuatu has added two new certified pilots to its local […]

Diabetic eye disease increases

The eye clinic at the Vila Central Hospital says people […]

Tourism operator – Strong domestic tourism trade a myth

Despite the Vanuatu Tourism Office’s current national domestic tourism marketing […]

Post-Harold food shortages still impacting the North

Six months after the devastation of Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu’s […]

Invasive pest threat – Late order to restrict ship movements questioned

Two months after the arrival of the coconut rhinoceros beetle […]

Travel at home – domestic tourism campaign making an impact

The Vanuatu Tourism Office says the first phase of its […]

Preventing fire ant spread

The Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation has called […]

Call for farmers to prepare for cyclone season

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on […]

Local vessel owner calls for a slipway

A local vessel owner has called on the Government to […]

Opposition slams Ministerial no-show at business forum

The Vanuatu Opposition has criticised what it says was the […]

Government fails to respond to victims of Maewo landslide

Victims of last month’s landslide on the island of Maewo […]

National weather: Wednesday 07 October

Partly cloudy with brief showers over Vanuatu’s northern and parts […]

Urgent safety upgrade needed for banana boats

Speaking on World Maritime Day, Port Vila Lord Mayor, Eric […]

Health workers: Teenage pregnancies fall in 2019 but are still too high

Vila Central Hospital records show around five babies are born […]

National weather-Tuesday 06 October

Partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of brief showers over […]

Malvatumauri Council: Return to your islands if you have no work

The Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs has called on people who […]

Free internet access for school students

Students in Vanuatu will soon be able to study at […]

Call for flights to resume at Lajmoli Airport

People from the remote North West of Santo, Vanuatu’s largest […]

Call for evacuation centres to be accessible for disabled people

The Vanuatu Society for People with Disability has called on […]

Men urged to get behind fight against cervical cancer

The Vanuatu Family Health Association has called on church leaders, […]

New Supreme Court construction to start

A ground breaking ceremony has been held in Port Vila […]

Digicel boosts the outreach of the Namatan Short Film Festival

VBTC and the Australian High Commission are pleased that Digicel […]

Non- Communicable Disease arise in Point Cross

The Vanuatu Family Health Association says they have detected an […]

Penama Day games played in heavy rain

More than 200 people gathered in Ransuksuk village in South […]

Government to subsidise copra price

Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers has decided to subsidise the price […]

Opposition critical of quarantine overflow

The Vanuatu Opposition has called on the Government’s National COVID-19 […]

Heavy rains cause flash floods in the north

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding in Vanuatu’s Pentecost Island have […]

Vanuatu bans imports of poultry products from Victoria

The Department of Biosecurity Vanuatu has issued a ban on […]

New technology to help for farmers

Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture has this week introduced farmers in […]

National weather: Friday 11 September

Partly cloudy to mostly fine weather expected over the group […]

National weather: Thursday 10 September

Partly cloudy to mostly fine expected over the group. Light […]

Opposition condemns parliamentary speakers’ call for salary increase

Opposition Leader, Ralph Regenvanu, says three deputy speakers of Parliament […]

Weather bureau says La Niña will bring heavy rains

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department warns there could be […]

Lamenaura Primary School lights up with green energy

The Lamenaura French Primary School on the island of Tanna […]

Man arrested in Malekula over four deaths

Police in Lakatoro have confirmed the arrest of a Mazda […]

A new look for Christmas in the Park celebrations

Vanuatu’s popular, annual Christmas in the Park event will move […]

National weather: Monday 07 September

Cloudy to partly cloudy conditions with light showers over the […]

Two killed in Malekula car accident

Two people have died and six have been admitted to […]

National Cyber Security Strategy to address cyber issues

Vanuatu’s Computer Emergency Response Team calls on people to work […]

Mango pickers arrive in Australia

Over a hundred and sixty Ni Vanuatu seasonal workers have […]

A new learning Hub for Pacific Tourism operators

A new platform has been launched today to help support […]

Former PM pleads not guilty in bribery and corruption trial

Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Vanuatu’s former Prime Minister and a current […]

New fuel station in Aneityum

A new fuel station set up recently on the tiny […]

Support for Vanuatu National census

Vanuatu’s National Statistics Office receives VT100 million from the Vanuatu […]

Concern over citizenship agent approval – Campaign for Justice

Vanuatu’s Campaign for Justice (C4J) has raised concern over the […]

Ban on harvesting coconut crabs causes hardship in Torba

Vanuatu’s Fisheries Department has imposed a ban on coconut crab […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Monday 31 August

Cloudy condition with isolated showers of rain over Northern and […]

Government breaches citizenship requirement: Opposition

Vanuatu’s Opposition has accused the Government of breaching regulations on […]

Chiko Farm owner’s visa cancelled

Vanuatu’s Immigration Department has cancelled the visa of the Australian […]

Students experience real ecology work

Eighteen young people successfully completed an Environment Youth Camp and […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Friday 28 August

Cloudy with light rain and showers over southern and parts […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Thursday 27 August

Cloudy with light rain and showers over southern and parts […]

New skills for Women’s Island Cricket ladies.

The Vanuatu Cricket Association runs a life skills and physical […]

National weather: Wednesday 26 August

Cloudy condition with isolated showers over Southern and parts of […]

Call for Ni Vanuatu film makers to enter Namatan festival

The number 40 will be a ‘unique item’ or theme […]

Fiji records second COVID-19 death

Fiji has recorded its second COVID-19 related death. Local media […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Tuesday 25 August

Cloudy with showers of rain over southern and parts of […]

Charter flight failure disrupts egg production

A large egg supplier in Vanuatu is starting to see […]

Some cyclone relief tinned fish inedible

Some people from Pentecost Island have found worms inside the […]

Vanuatu trainers benefit through professional attachments with APTC

On-the-job training is valuable to build workers’ skills and knowledge […]

Tahiti school to reopen despite surge in COVID case

A school in Tahiti will reopen this week despite a […]

National weather: Monday 24 August

Cloudy with isolated showers over Northern and parts of central […]

Vanuatu pushing for debt for nature swaps

Vanuatu is currently pushing for debt-for-nature swaps (DFN) with the […]

Cervical cancer poses health concern in Vanuatu

Around 15 women every year are left to die because […]

Government to cut back spending as COVID impact hits

Vanuatu’s Public Service Commission says the Government is to cut […]

More COVID-19 repatriations of Vanuatu students

The Department of Foreign Affairs says students studying overseas have […]

Aid agencies to back Government’s Cyclone Harold recovery

The Vanuatu Government plans to spend around VT28 billion on […]

Vanua’aku Party celebrates 49 years of existence

Vanuatu’s ruling Vanua’aku Party this week looked back on 49 […]

Police call for reporting of suicide attempts

In a bid to prevent people taking their own lives, […]

National weather: Wednesday 19 August

Partly cloudy to mostly fine weather is expected over the […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Tuesday 18 August

Isolated showers over Torba while partly cloudy with brief showers […]

Pacific plea to donors as COVID economic damage mounts

Pacific finance ministers have made a strong plea for support […]

Acid rain damages food gardens in Whitesands

The Tafea Provincial Disaster Office says acid rainfall from Mt […]

Yasur acid rainfall causes major damage to food gardens

The Tafea Provincial Disaster Office says acid rainfall from Mt […]

National weather: Friday 07 August

Partly cloudy to mostly fine over the group, however a […]

Government to reconsider costs of second COVID-19 repatriation phase

The Council of Ministers will reconsider a COVID-19 National Advisory […]

A 170 Ni-Vanuatu to work on Australian mango farms

Following strong demand for seasonal workers in Australia, the Government […]

More job losses expected in coming months

Vanuatu’s Department of Labour says it is concerned about continuing […]

National weather: Thursday 06 August

Fine, sunny and cool at night over the group. The […]

Farmers to prepare for export market

Vanuatu’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Ni-Vanuatu Business says work […]

National weather: Wednesday 05 August

Partly cloudy to mostly fine weather is expected over the […]

Vanuatu to graduate to United Nations developing country status in December

Vanuatu will graduate from the United Nations Least Developed Country […]

Bulls claim double PCS Independence Cup victory

Mele Bulls have dominated the 2020 Power and Communications Solutions […]

Ministry of Justice: Parents should spend more time with their children

Reflecting on the importance of Children’s Day 2020, Shefa’s Child […]

Government revenue exceeds spending despite economic crisis

Despite the economic crisis Vanuatu is going through, the Ministry […]

National weather: Tuesday 04 August

Partly cloudy to mostly fine weather is expected over the […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Monday 03 August

Isolated showers expected over parts of the northern Islands while […]

New Parliament Standing Orders to be use during second sitting

After eighteen years, the Vanuatu Parliament will use new and […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Friday 31 July

Isolated showers and thunder chances over northern and parts of […]

Agriculture to receive one billion vatu as business feels COVID-19 impact

The Council of Ministers has approved the use of VT1 […]

National weather: Wednesday 29 July

Vanuatu’s Northern islands and parts of the Central islands will […]

Concerns raised over Vanuatu ‘Tamtam Bubble’

A member of the Opposition has raised concerns over the […]

Vanuatu must preserve its custom and culture

Vanuatu’s Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs says it is the country’s […]

New correctional center for women

Vanuatu has opened a new correctional centre in Port Vila […]

New Supreme Courthouse to be built

After 13 years, Vanuatu is to build a new Supreme […]

Government calls on people to make good use of land

The Vanuatu Government calls on the people of Vanuatu to […]

National weather: Tuesday 28 July

Vanuatu’s Northern and parts of Central islands will have cloudy […]

COVID community transmission in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea begins to see an increase in new […]

National weather: Monday 27 July

Cloudy conditions over northern and central islands with possible brief […]

Vanuatu celebrates its Independence on 30 July 2020

Join the celebrations. Vanuatu’s 40th Independance Anniversary. Visit the official […]

Commissioner: Our police force goes from strength to strength

Vanuatu Police Force’s India Alpha 40th Independence Anniversary Operation 2020 […]

Vanuatu – an island that stays forever

In 1979, Iarawoi Rezel Samana, a choir master from Onesua […]

Landmark flag raising celebrates Vanuatu’s northern boundary

In an important moment for Vanuatu’s territorial status, the Vanuatu […]

National weather: Tuesday 21 July

Cloudy with chance of light showers over Northern islands while […]

Alcina releases new album

Vanuatu’s long time singer songwriter Alcina Charley is finally making […]

National Weather Showers
National weather: Monday 20 July

Brief showers possible over Northern islands while partly cloudy to […]

Government to compensate individuals who develops national identity

The Vanuatu Government says it should recognise and compensate individuals […]

Space pressure grows at Port Vila Cemetery

The Port Vila Cemetery says lack of space at the […]

Malampa petitions Government

The Malampa Provincial Government Council has petitioned the Vanuatu Government […]

National weather: Thursday 16 July

Partly cloudy over the group with chances of brief showers […]

Historic trees removed in Port Vila

The Port Vila Municipal Council says damage to pavements by […]

Vanuatu students in Fiji say COVID restrictions affects study

Vanuatu students studying in Fiji says COVID-19 rules in Fiji […]

Plant materials illegally brought into Vanuatu

Around 50 different plant materials from different species have been […]

The number of Parliamentary Standing Committees halved

The Government has reduced the number of Vanuatu’s Parliamentary Standing […]

National weather: Tuesday 14 July

Partly cloudy to mostly fine over the group. The Vanuatu […]

Government to target economic support on agricultural sector

The Government will shift its COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold economic […]

COVID crisis – Tourism sector must think ‘outside the box’

An official from Vanuatu’s hard-hit tourism sector has voiced support […]

National weather: Monday 13 July

Partly cloudy over the group with chance of light showers […]

Santo court case on Big Bay Bush incident delayed

Sixteen people accused of involvement in an incident at Big […]

Reserve Bank Governor warns – spend with care, as economy faces troubled times

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu has warned […]

Private sector calls for regional action on COVID-19

Though many Pacific Island countries have so far been spared […]

Repatriate travellers released from quarantine

A Ni-Vanuatu traveller who was stranded in Australia due to […]

Currency limits slow some foreign cash exchanges

As Vanuatu citizens and residents return home due to the […]

Costs rise as coconut beetle spreads to South West Efate

Vanuatu has not been able to contain the spread of […]

Vanuatu’s sense of identity a great achievement for tourism since 1980

Vanuatu’s sense of identity now at the heart of tourism […]

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Tuesday 07 July

Cloudy with Isolated showers and possible thunder over northern and […]

Fiji confirms new COVID case

Fiji has confirmed a new case of coronavirus related to […]

Red Tide warning continues

People in some areas of North Efate continue to receive […]

Kanye West says he will run for US president

United States rapper Kanye West has said he is running […]

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Monday 06 July

Cloudy with showers of rain and thunder chances over northern […]

Many in black rally for Jenelyn and against PNG gender-based violence

Many wore black yesterday in rallies against gender-based violence in […]

Health authorities warn on overuse of antibiotics

Health officials are urging the public from doctors and nurses […]

Police to investigate offensive social media posts

Social media users in Vanuatu have been asked to show […]

Government plans to introduce compulsory voting

The Vanuatu Government is considering introducing a law into Parliament […]

New electoral building name after Martin Tete

The new Vanuatu Electoral Commission building that has opened this […]

Minister says violence has no place in police force

Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs says police officers must always […]

National Weather: Friday 3 July

Cloudy condition about parts of Northern islands with possible light […]

New public service heads appointed

Vanuatu’s new Public Service Commission Chairman, Simil Johnson, says the […]

Fourteen Santo Police Officers suspended

Vanuatu’s Acting Police Service Commissioner has suspended 14 Vanuatu Police […]

Red Tide warning for some North Efate coastal areas

People from Mangalilu to Lelepa Landing area in North Efate […]

Upcoming talks on future of seasonal workers

Discussions are likely to be held in coming weeks  on […]

Teenagers to be banned from night clubs

The Government is planning to ban teenagers under 18 years […]

National Weather: Tuesday 30 June

Vanuatu’s Torba Islands will experience cloudy conditions with isolated showers […]

Vanuatu exports – COVID-19 and extreme weather worry experts

The dual crisis of COVID-19 and the impact of the […]

Supreme Court dismisses election petition

Vanuatu’s Supreme Court has dismissed an election petition filed by […]

National Weather: Monday 29 June

Vanuatu will experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated […]

People must report skin diseases to prevent spread

A community member of Worauloa, on Efate Island has raised […]

Santo woman speaks-out on alleged police brutality

A victim of alleged police brutality this week on Santo, […]

Tanna chief calls for greater power for chiefs and church

The Nikoletan Council of Chiefs on Tanna Island has called […]

Allegations of police violence amid land dispute

The Sanma Police Patrol in Luganville has called for calm […]

Five million spent on repatriation flight

The Vanuatu Government has spent around VT 5.6 million on […]

Fifty million spent on quarantine

The Vanuatu Government expects to spend over VT50 million on […]

Opposition queries changes to police commission appointments

Vanuatu’s Opposition has questioned Government changes to the way appointments […]

Luggage must go through custom checks

The authorities responsible for repatriated travellers at the Port Vila […]

Australia supports Media Association blong Vanuatu

The Australian Government has announced VT8 million to support Vanuatu’s […]

Two billion allocated for recovery

The Vanuatu Parliament this week approved expenditure of over VT2 […]

Ni-Vanuatu workers leave, jobs open up in NZ

Over 1000 seasonal workers from Vanuatu stranded in New Zealand […]

Napuat criticises lack of consultation on retirement age change

The former Internal Affairs Minister says the public should have […]

National Weather: Thursday 18 June

Vanuatu will experience cloudy condition with possible light showers over […]

Opposition to test suspension legality

Vanuatu Opposition MPs will test the legality of their suspension […]

All Opposition MPs suspended from two sittings

The suspended MPs will not attend the Wednesday and Thursday sitting.

New Zealand records two new COVID-19 cases

The new COVID-19 cases recorded in New Zealand today are two women

Parliamentarians to prioritise national interest – Tallis

Vanuatu’s Head of State has urged parliamentarians to prioritise the […]

VT30 million for Luganville Town Hall renovation

The Vanuatu Government has given VT30 million for the renovation […]

Motion to suspend Opposition MPs

The Vanuatu Government has lodged a motion to suspend all […]

Solomon Airlines suspends international passenger flights till August

Solomon Islands national airline will not be running international passenger flights until the end of August.

Supreme Court dismisses Salwai application

The case has been remitted to the Magistrates Court for the Preliminary Inquiry to be heard at 2pm on 29 June.

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Monday 15 June

Vanuatu will expect partly cloudy with possible showers today. The […]

Negotiations underway for Vanuatu to join New Zealand – Australia travel ‘bubble’

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, says his Government is negotiating […]

Vanuatu Rugby League announces return to training

The Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) has announced a return to […]

Australian Prime Minister to push for reopening of borders domestically

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will stress the need to slash […]

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Friday 12 June

Vanuatu’s Northern Islands will experience isolated showers today while partly […]

Prime Minister condemns Opposition boycott

Prime Minister Loughman has condemned a boycott of the first […]

Negotiations underway for more COVID repatriation flights

The Vanuatu Government is negotiating for more repatriation flights overseas.

National Provident Fund to become National Bank’s largest shareholder

The Government’s Council of Ministers has decided to sell its […]

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Thursday 11 June

Showers of rain expected over Northern islands heavy at times.

Police officers under quarantine

The COVID-19 spokesperson, Len Tarivonda says four police officers and two hotel staffs are in quarantine now.

Airports Vanuatu apologise to Daily Post

Apologised over an incident where one of its security officers requested a Daily Post reporter, to delete all photos of repatriation from New Zealand.

National Weather Showers
National Weather Wednesday 10 June

Showers today over Vanuatu’s Northern and parts of Central islands.

New Zealand lifts all COVID restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

New Zealand lifts all COVID -19 restrictions declaring a COVID free nation.

Vanessa Quai to hold  disaster relief concert

The relief concert will take place on Saturday 27 June and will be broadcast live on TBV, VBTC Facebook, Femme Pawa 99FM and Paradise 98FM.

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Tuesday 09 June

Showers over Vanuatu’s North and Central islands today while cloudy condition elsewhere.

France releases New Caledonia referendum roll

The special electoral roll for New Caledonia’s next referendum on independence from France has been released, with voters given 10 days to check it.

Third repatriation of Vanuatu citizens

A total of 126 Vanuatu cruise ship crews will arrive this afternoon.

Temaru’s bank savings seized by French prosecutor

French Polynesia’s pro-independence leader, Oscar Temaru says the public prosecutor has seized $US100, 000 from his private bank account.

COVID repatriation from New Zealand a success

Joint Operation Team’s Health Coordinator says COVID repatriation from New Zealand a success so far.

Second stimulus package payment release

This second payment will be made to entitled companies starting today.

National Weather Showers
National Weather: Friday 05 June

Showers over northern Vanuatu while elsewhere partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with chances of light showers.

Ifira Mamas defend opening championship title

Ifira Mamas won Women’s Island Cricket competition this year.

Schools to provide data to access stimulus package

The data must include the total number of students in the schools and in each classes.

Sexual assault on minors’ alarming prevelent’ in Tonga-Chief Justice

Tonga’s Chief Justice has stated that sexual offenses on minors are’ alarming prevelant’ in the country.

Health Ministry confirms Leptospirosis cases

Two of the cases have been recorded by the Northern District Hospital after Cyclone Harold.

Pressure mounts on NZ and Aust to include Pacific in ‘bubble’

Pressure is mounting for New Zealand to make a Pacific ‘travel bubble’ a priority along with, or even ahead of, opening its boarders with Australia.

Second repatriation of Vanuatu citizens

More than 70 Vanuatu Nationals and Residents will be returning on that flight from New Zealand.

Vanuatu Government’s four years policy directions

The immediate priority policy is to address the impacts of COVID 19 and disaster impacts on the lives of Vanuatu people.

National Weather: Wednesday 03 June

Isolated showers over Vanuatu’s Torba islands while partly cloudy to cloudy condition with possible brief showers expected elsewhere.

Solomon Opposition calls for Police Commissioner appointment

The Solomon Islands Opposition leader, Matthew Wale has called on the government to fill the commissioner of Police position.

Special allowance for COVID health workers

Ministry of Health assures all COVID-19 health workers, they are entitled to an allowance if Vanuatu has a Coronavirus case.

Vanuatu wood carver seizes new opportunity

Vanuatu artist sees opportunities to earn vatu despite COVID -19 pandemic.

Stranded Ni-Vanuatu citizens still waiting for financial support

Stranded Ni-Van overseas still waiting for financial support from the Vanuatu Government.

Vanuatu’s graduation to developing country status delayed

Vanuatu’s graduation from least developed to developing status delays this year.

High costs on COVID quarantine facilities

Ministry of Health says quarantine facilities cost over VT 48 million.

Electoral Commission to recount Torres votes

The Electoral Commission has 14 days to recount votes in Torres.

First Vanuatu citizens repatriated due to COVID

First Vanuatu citizens repatriate from the Solomon islands this week.

Fourteen Santo Police Officers suspended

The Vanuatu Police Service Commission has suspended 14 Vanuatu Police […]

National Weather: Friday 29 May

Partly cloudy weather with brief showers over Vanuatu’s Northern Islands.

Soft loans for Cyclone Harold victims

Vanuatu National Provident Fund supports victims of TC Harold with soft loan.

Ten bills for Parliament’s first ordinary sitting

Ten bills will be debated in the first ordinary session of Parliament in June.

Killing of birds and foxes banned

Ministry of Climate Change says kiling of birds and foxes banned.

Commissioner orders Ni-Van workers into reserved jobs

Labour Commissioner orders business houses to reserve positions for locols.

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