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New air cargo terminal to cater for long haul flights

Richard Butler | Daily Post | June 8th 2018 The Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jotham Napat has officially opened the Vanuatu Terminal Services, Bauerfield International Airport’s air cargo terminal expansion. In his official address, Mr Napat said...

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New City

Richard Butler | Daily Post | June 6th 2018 An ambitious new project is emerging at Narpow Point on Efate. The construction of a new modern city, dubbed the “Rainbow International City” and “Little Singapore”, by the FPF Company Limited is underway. It is scheduled to...

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Vanuatu on show in London

Richard Butler  |  MWREL.com  |  April 22th 2018 This week in London there were thousands of eager investors queuing up to view displays and hear talks showcasing investments from many countries. Vanuatu was represented by Melanesian Waterfront Real Estate, a Vanuatu...

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Bungee jumping in Vanuatu

Richard Butler | The Australian | March 9th 2018 Have seen so many bungee jumps on weekdays, but do you know the origin of bungee jumping? Now let us follow the pace of small tile to Vanuatu visit mysterious "bungee origin", and there is a very local custom - crazy...

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China direct flights about to start

Richard Butler | Daily Post | Feb 19th 2018 The outcome of Vanuatu’s bilateral talks with Civil Aviation Administration of China at Asia Pacific (APAC) Ministerial Conference has been hailed as "positive". Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV) Joseph...

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Air Vanuatu announces more international flights

Richard Butler | Daily Post | Feb 2nd 2018 Air Vanuatu has announced additional capacity on international routes with an agreement to lease a Boeing 737 from Nauru Airlines during peak season ongoing until January 2020. The additional aircraft will operate new...

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Tourism as a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty

Richard Butler | TRF News | Nov 6th 2017 The seafront of Port Vila, Vanuatu, bustles with activity. Traders – most of them women – call out to tourists wandering past, imploring them to take a look at a kaleidoscopic island dress or intricately woven basket. These...

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Vanuatu assures envoy it is committed to One China Policy

Richard Butler | Island Life | Nov 3rd 2017 The Vanuatu prime minister has assured China’s ambassador that Vanuatu is committed to the One China Policy. Charlot Salwai made the comment on Wednesday during the official presentation of over 400 athletes and officials...

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Work finally begins on rehab of main Vanuatu airport

Richard Butler | RNZ News | Nov 3rd 2017 Work has finally begun on the rehabilitation of Vanuatu's main international airport in Port Vila. The World Bank-funded Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project is led by a Chinese contractor. China Civil Engineering Construction...

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340-day contract commencement date effective: AVL CEO

Richard Butler | Daily Post | Oct 25th 2017 The end of the contracts for Port Vila's Bauerfield Aiport, Pekoa (Santo)and Whitegrass (Tanna) is set for September 2018. The 340-day contract commencement date started yesterday (Tuesday, October 24), the Chief Executive...

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Air Vanuatu in New Caledonia flights

Richard Butler | RNZ News | Oct 23th 2017 Air Vanuatu and New Caledonia's Aircalin have signed a codeshare agreement. The deal provides for six flights a week between Port Vila and Noumea, with Air Vanuatu flying four times a week and Aircalin twice. The two airlines...

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Vanuatu to enhance renewables with USD-12m ADB financing

Richard Butler | Renewables Now | Oct 11th 2017 October 11 (Renewables Now) - The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu will receive USD 12 million (EUR 10.2m) in funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance renewables and improve power access on the islands of...

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Maritime Silk Road expo sees growth

Richard Butler | China Daily | Sept 26th 2017 The 2017 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, also known as the MSR Expo, held in Dongguan, Guangdong province, from Thursday to Sunday, attracted some 251,000 domestic and foreign participants....

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China’s Millennials Are Driving World Travel Growth

Tourism boom helps rebalance economy to more consumer-led growth Post by Richard Butler | 24 September 2017 | Burgeoning wanderlust among young Chinese is becoming a key driver of global travel growth and helping reshape the domestic economy. "China, led by younger...

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BAUERFIELD TERMINAL UPGRADE

Richard Butler | Daily Post | Sept 16 2017 FEATURE Airports Vanuatu Ltd has just announced plans to upgrade the existing Bauerfield airport terminal, with the intention of having it ready in time for the influx of athletes and officials attending the Pacific Mini...

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New Port Vila Seafront Walkway and Parkland

  https://vimeo.com/301937445 A video by Megan Singleton (top NZ Blogger) produced by Media Mash to celebrate the newly upgraded Port Vila Seafront Walkway and Parkland stretching from Chantillys and Moorings Hotel to the Port Vila Market house, which will launch this...

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Longest Wharf in South Pacific in August 2017

Richard Butler | Daily Post | Aug 21st 2017 The Government of China, through the the Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, officially handed the new main wharf at Luganville, Santo-the longest wharf in the South Pacific to the Vanuatu Government last Saturday. “Once they...

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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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Top 10 dive spots in the world: Vanuatu is on the list!

Richard Butler | Financial Express | July 9th 2017 The SS President Coolidge off Santo, northern Vanuatu, was a World War II luxury ocean liner. It was commandeered by the US navy and fitted out as a naval ship. Unfortunately, it got sunk by one of America’s own...

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Tallis Obed Moses sworn in as President of Vanuatu

Richard Butler | PMC Editor | July 7th 2017 Pastor Tallis Obed Moses has been sworn in as President of the Vanuatu Republic. Nineteen votes secured this victory, which was warmly acknowledged by all dignitaries and Electoral College people present at the ceremony...

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Maiden voyage with 54 ni-Vanuatu

Richard Butler | Daily Post | June 28th 2017 For P&O Cruise Liner, Pacific Explorer, this is its maiden voyage to Port Vila under its new name even though it had visited in the past as Dawn Princess. Not only that but it also has 54 ni-Vanuatu young men and women...

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