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CDF to fly the flag as part of tour of the Pacific

CDF to fly the flag as part of tour of the Pacific

Richard Butler | from Defence Connect | 29 Jan 2019 Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, has travelled to Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji and the Solomon Islands, building on the Prime Minister’s recent tour of the region to strengthen Australia’s position in the Pacific. GEN Campbell was...

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US joins Pacific infrastructure development group

US joins Pacific infrastructure development group

Richard Butler | RNZ News | 13 Dec 2018 The United States has joined a regional infrastructure development group which offers Pacific countries an alternative to Chinese finance for big projects. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced yesterday the US was adding...

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NZ ups its diplomatic presence in Pacific

Winston Peters Photo: New Zealand Herald/Jason Oxenham Richard Butler | RNZ | 4 Dec 2018 New Zealand foreign affairs minister Winston Peters says New Zealand is to create 14 new diplomatic posts as part of its so called ‘Pacific Reset’. The reset aims...

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Steve Jacobs works in Sydney and lives in Vanuatu

Steve Jacobs works in Sydney and lives in Vanuatu

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...

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Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency

Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency

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...

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Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

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...

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Masters in Paradise

Masters in Paradise

Post by Richard Butler | 4 October 2016 | Those who settled on the archipelago 3,000 years ago – and Tonga shortly after – travelled from farther away than previously believed, scientists say. The first inhabitants of Vanuatu hailed from Taiwan and the Philippines...

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Disaster-resistant housing good for investment

Disaster-resistant housing good for investment

Post By Richard Butler | 6th June 2016 | "Masters in Paradise" is the title of the annual regatta held on Port Vial's Second Lagoon. If you are expecting state of the art rowing sculls, you will certainly see them - but not surprisingly for Vanuatu, alongside will be...

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Land of 1000 Dancers

Land of 1000 Dancers

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...

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Malekula Island flagged for progress

Malekula Island flagged for progress

Post by Richard Butler | 26th April 2016 | An article by Anita Roberts with the above title has appeared in the Vanuatu Daily Post. (See extract below) This is excellent news for those wanting to move to, invest in, or do business in Vanuatu. It augers well for future...

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First Power Purchase agreement signed

First Power Purchase agreement signed

Staff writer Adrian Hunter | 21st April 2016 | On a visit to Lakatoro, Malekula Island, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai reiterated government’s responsibility to support the residents of the island by providing road, shipping, telecoms and aviation services to enable...

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2015-04-30: Could House-sitting be your lifestyle choice?

2015-04-30: Could House-sitting be your lifestyle choice?

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...

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Vanuatu: where only the menu has changed

Vanuatu: where only the menu has changed

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...

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