Vanuatu is scheduled to graduate from the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on 4 December 2020. It will then be considered a developing country. This is a remarkable achievement for development as only five countries have…read more
A dynamic team headed up by VTO General Manager, Mrs Adela Aru, has revealed very good signs that 2018 will have a big impact on Vanuatu’s tourism industry. “We are excited to announce that we will be launching a major…”read more
Students at Vanuatu’s planned new national university will need to be competent in both French and English.read more
Munster took the Vanuatu job soon after resigning as head coach and technical director of Indian top-flight club Minerva Punjab FC, where he won two trophies during seven months in charge. He has wasted little time in getting to work on researching players and is very clear about the key targets in his new role.”I see this as a three-year project with the biggest aim being…read more
The handing over of the Malekula Road project on Saturday, March 2 completes Phase I of the roadworks on Malekula. CCECC Managing Director said the handing over also coincides with the launching of the Malekula Phase II works.”Now, Phase II of the project on both islands will soon get underway and…”read more
Richard Butler | RNZ | Feb 27, 2019 Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is leading a New Zealand government delegation on a Pacific regional visit this week. The New Zealand delegation is travelling to Fiji, Tuvalu, and Kiribati. “This visit is a further...read more
January 2019 once more broke records for the number of passengers processed in a year, with 515,451 people flying to or from Bauerfield Port Vila.
According to a statement released by the Airports Vanuatu Limited, January through put was stronger in…
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ― At the bustling open-air market, women in bold-patterned dresses sit behind tables laden with a dozen different types of bananas, chips made from purple taro root and mounds of dangerously red chilis. Pomelos the size of small boulders sit next to scores of emerald avocados. But there are no flimsy plastic shopping bags ― not here or anywhere else on this island nation…read more
Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport is on target for completion of a US$47.7 million rehabilitation and upgrade completion by late June 2019.The bulk of the work will be completed by…read more
A hardworking 22-year-old ni-Vanuatu woman in a rural community has shared her beliefs on being independent and her dreams.
“Father Lini and our forefathers fought hard for us to be independent,” said Sandrina from Avunatari community, west Malo. “It is our duty to be glad for our independence and be independent. My dream is to be able to…read more
Air Vanuatu is set to put down a VUV850 million vatu (USD7.46 million) deposit on four Airbus narrowbodies. According to The Daily Post, Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, and Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Derek Nice, signed the instrument on February 15.
According to Nice, the jets will be…
Vanuatu is among states removed from the EU blacklist due to its intensive monitoring of financial market transactions. Others include Bosnia, Guyana, Laos, and Uganda.
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam and Samoa to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of…
Richard Butler | RNZ – Andrew Thomas | February 15th, 2019.
Analysts say Australia sees China’s influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.
To counter China’s growing influence in the South Pacific, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he wants to…
Richard Butler | RNZ Graeme Dobel | February 10th, 2019 Part of a leader’s magic is to spin a few words into political gold, capturing the moment and proclaiming the future. Think Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘new deal’, Winston Churchill’s ‘iron curtain’, or Ben Chifley’s...read more
Richard Butler | RNZ | February 10, 2019 THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT has congratulated Air Vanuatu on its decision to resume non-stop flights between Melbourne and Port Vila and looks forward to flights commencing on 17 June 2019. Australians represent 65 per cent of...read more
Richard Butler | RNZ | February 7th, 2019 The Government’s Energy Access Program (VEAP) is on track for implementation by mid-2019. The project, which will see distribution of grid extensions on Malekula and Santo has been made possible through a loan and grant...read more
Air Vanuatu will add a third Australian destination to its route network from June when it begins nonstop flights to Melbourne from its Port Vila hub.read more
Richard Butler | from GP Fans | 28 Jan 2019 McLaren have all but confirmed that a papaya livery will remain in situ on the team's 2019 challenger – the MCL34. McLaren have teased elements of their 2019 livery more than any other team on the grid so far, with all...read more
Richard Butler | Egemen Qazaqstan | 24 Dec 2018 In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, 1-month-old Joy Nowai was given shots for hepatitis and tuberculosis that were...read more
Richard Butler | RNZ News | 24 Dec 2018 Vanuatu have defended their Oceania Women's Beach Volleyball title, denying Tahiti a clean sweep of the podiums in Papeete. Top seeds Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko defeated Emere Maau-Boutry and Vaihere Fareura 21-17 21-17 in...read more
Asphalt works on the Bauerfield runway has started following initial trials and testing early this month. Richard Butler | Daily Post | 3 Dec 2018 Asphalt construction works have commenced on the runway at Bauerfield international airport, following initial...read more