Richard Butler | Xinhuanet | Aug 17th 2018
PORT VILA (VANUATU), Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The 11th "Chinese Bridge", the Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students in Vanuatu Division was held on Friday in the Confucius Classroom at the Emalus campus of the University of the South Pacific with the participation of 15 students.
The 15 contestants were from Central School, Vila East School and Malapoa College. The top two winners will be travelling to China to represent Read more [...]
Mele Island in Vanuatu. Chinese companies are being encouraged to secure deals for projects such as telecom networks in the Pacific island nation. Photo: Handout
Richard Butler | SCMP | Aug 22 2017
Move to restrict overseas investment in some areas could be an opportunity for sectors such as advanced manufacturing and tech, analysts say
Beijing’s new restrictions on overseas investment will redirect the flow of Chinese cash away from mega property deals and towards new sectors such as tech, Read more [...]
Richard Butler | Daily Mail Online | July 31st 2017
How’s the weather up there? Today’s weather presenter Steven Jacobs poses for hilarious photo with Sydney Kings basketball stars
He’s known for his skills as a weather presenter on Weekend Today.
But two statuesque athletes stole the show during a cross with Steven ‘Stevie’ Jacobs earlier this week.
The Today Show page poked fun at the media personality’s stature in a post on Tuesday.
The page comically captioned the snap: ‘ Read more [...]
Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency
This article about buying Vanuatu real estate was written by Richard Butler, current special economic commerce envoy and former trade commissioner from 2012 to 2015 and reappointed in April 2017 for a further 2-year term. Mr Butler has been a real estate developer since 1980 and has developed since 2008 with an office in both Sydney Australia and Port Vila Efate Island in the Republic of Vanuatu, a tax friendly nation. This article goes over buying real Read more [...]
Post by Richard Butler | 2 November 2016 |
Record numbers of Americans are renouncing citizenship. Four times a year the Treasury Department names individuals ho renounced -- publicly. The numbers are HUGE. One poll, reported in The Hill, shows 25% of Americans will consider leaving if Donald Trump is elected.
Of course, most who threaten to leave because of politics are not earnest. For those who are, they may mean a short-lived move -- not a final exit. Giving up citizenship is a huge deal, Read more [...]
Post by Adrian Bishop | 12 October 2016 |
A fast-track immigration scheme provides citizenship in the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu in as little as under a month.
The government Capital Investment Immigration Plan costs $260,000 per applicant, inclusive of spouse and two children under 18, plus other fees, and a decision is usually reached in just four to six weeks.
Former Vanuatu trade official, Richard Butler, has recently become a Tier 1 migration authorised agent for Vanuatu passports, Read more [...]