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Australian Defense Force to Vanuatu

Hundreds of Australian defence force personnel will arrive in Vanuatu […]

Cervical Cancer still a health concern

Around 2-3 women in a month are left with serious […]

Trek to danger in Santo needs fixing

The seriously dangerous trek to Bigbay Inland in central Santo […]

Missing man found dead-Tanna

The man who went missing on Sunday at Sulphur Bay, […]

Boat incident -Ambrym

A boat with six passengers capsized between West and South […]

Project governance launched on Tanna

Care International in Vanuatu and the Tafea Provincial Government launched […]

Founding father urges ‘Don’t forget our past’

A founding father and former politician has urged young journalists […]

Scholarship Office to reconsider allowance decision

Students are pressuring the scholarship office to take all scholarship […]

Newly appointed Officer in Charge, VBTC Northern Division

The Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation has appointed Mr. RANI […]

Virgin schedule not yet release

Virgin schedule not yet available. Virgin Airlines has not yet […]

Ni -Van in amputation murder charge

A Ni- Vanuatu man has been charged with murder in […]

Concern over EU move to suspend visa-free travel

Government and business leaders say a move by the European […]

Quarantine hotel cries poor

The management of the Iririki Island Resort near the capital […]

Petition to cut quarantine costs

Seasonal workers in New Zealand have petitioned the Vanuatu Government […]

Eight MPs make move “for government stability”

The eight former Opposition Members of Parliament who joined the […]

Former parliamentary Speaker suspended

The Vanuatu Parliament suspended the former speaker of Parliament, Gracia […]

Western Santo – Vanuatu voice at COP26 climate forum

The Santo Sunset Environment Network, a community group from Wunpuko […]

Repatriation presents COVID-risks

The Ministry of Health says it wants the public to […]

Two COVID cases confirmed as delta

Prime Minister Bob Loughman has confirmed that the two positive […]

Two new COVID cases in border quarantine

Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has confirmed two new cases of […]

Private sector calls for open border target

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has called […]

COVID-19: Sanma vaccinates 50 per cent of target population

Around 24,000 eligible people in Sanma Province have now either […]

Australia issues ban on some seasonal workers

Australia has blacklisted over 50 Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers. Vanuatu’s Commissioner […]

Vanuatu Agriculture Development Bank board sacked

The Vanuatu Government has sacked the entire executive and board […]

Maewo health center to open this month

A new health centre will open in north Maewo on […]

Farm door sales bring smiles from Malampa farmers

A joint Government– private sector initiative is a dream come […]

Cyclone damaged schools in Santo to be rebuilt

The New Zealand Government has donated VT315 million to reconstruct […]

No fix on Vila hospital pollution of lagoon

Water resources officials are still pushing to have the Vila […]

Grounded vessel damages Lamap reef

The community of Lamap in south Malekula has issued an […]

Above average rainfall likely

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department is predicting above average […]

Malekula population ready for COVID-19 vaccinations

The Malampa Public Health Office says COVID-19 vaccination awareness programs […]

Quarantine-free travel to NZ for Vanuatu seasonal workers

Under relaxed COVID-19 restrictions introduced earlier this month, seasonal workers […]

Luganville rice suppliers warned over price hikes

The Luganville Municipal Council has warned rice suppliers in Luganville […]

South Santo One Area Council opens new council office

The opening of a new council office in the Tasmalum […]

Sanma to wind-up COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December

In northern Sanma Province, almost 15,000 people aged 18 and […]

Sea vessel safety: Boat registrations in Penama Province

The Northern Division Office of the Maritime Regulator will be […]

New Vanuatu patrol boat gets custom name

The Vanuatu Government has named its newest patrol boat RVS […]

Police call for extra resources to fight online crime

The Vanuatu Police Force is dealing with around three cases […]

Weavers and designers in the north turn a profit

A newly formed business is changing the lives of many […]

Progress on major Sanma infrastructure projects

The Sanma Provincial Government Council says a critical upgrade of […]

Copra farmer loses home due to land dispute

A 74-year copra farmer at Cape Quiros, North East Santo […]

Call for public clean-ups to prevent more dengue outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is calling on the public to […]

Vanuatu opens its first youth detention centre

Vanuatu’s first youth detention centre, the Mauria Juvenile Centre, opened […]

Sanma Games in August at Port Olry

Eleven area councils in Sanma Province are looking forward to […]

Fifty cooperatives to get internet access for e-commerce

A VT9.8 million government investment will see 25 cooperatives across […]

Ten food stalls in Luganville closed

Ten Santo food stalls closed due to poor hygiene. The […]

COVID-vaccine to Vanuatu’s north by end of August

Vanuatu’s health department says it aims to launch COVID-19 vaccinations […]

Dengue fever outbreak in Port Vila

The Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of dengue […]

Secret radio talks turn tide on Santo rebellion

In the months leading up to Vanuatu gaining its Independence […]

Contract signed for Lenakel and Litzlitz wharf repairs

Vanuatu’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities has signed a […]

Raids on alleged immigration fraud ring nets 50 suspects

Following a long-running investigation, police and immigration officials say raids […]

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 […]

Call for 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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