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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New skills for Women’s Island Cricket ladies.

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

Call for Ni Vanuatu film makers to enter Namatan festival

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmers to prepare for export market

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

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 […]

New Parliament Standing Orders to be use during second sitting

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Alcina releases new album

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Santo court case on Big Bay Bush incident delayed

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

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 […]

Red Tide warning continues

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Napuat criticises lack of consultation on retirement age change

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

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Third repatriation of Vanuatu citizens

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

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.

Schools to provide data to access stimulus package

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

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.

Fourteen Santo Police Officers suspended

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

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.

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