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Steve Jacobs works in Sydney and lives in Vanuatu

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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Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency

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...

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Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

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...

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Masters in Paradise

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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Disaster-resistant housing good for investment

  Post by Richard Butler | 4th May, 2016 | Not only Expat buildings are being constructed in Vanuatu to exacting cyclone-proof and earthquake-proof standards. Here is a great story from the southern island of Tanna, Vanuatu, which shows how the locals are also getting...

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Land of 1000 Dancers

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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Malekula Island flagged for progress

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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First Power Purchase agreement signed

Vanuatu Daily Post January 15, 2016 Tuesday this week witnessed a major development in the country’s energy sector as authorities put pens to paper to formalize a power purchasing agreement for the first Grid Connected Solar System in Port Vila. This project refers to...

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

Last weekend was a highlight for hundreds of thousands in this country.  The annual day when Australians, New Zealanders and others in the South Pacific remember those who fell in conflicts since WWI.  This year there was some controversy over whether real estate...

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Vanuatu: where only the menu has changed

An unspoiled, tribal way of life still holds sway in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu. But, as Nick Squires is relieved to discover, they don’t eat visitors any more.  A dozen semi-naked men ululated in a jungle clearing as the ticklish business of how best to...

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