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First ever Radiothon for new Incubators

January 22, 2021

The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) Social Club is hosting the first-ever radiothon, featuring a 36-hour live broadcast show on Paradise FM 98 starting today. Funds raised during this radiothon will be used to purchase 20 new incubators for the Vila Central Hospital. Speaking with Daily Post, Ms Leah Lowonbu, VBTC Social Club president said their meeting with VCH doctors revealed the main referral hospital only h ...

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Autoclave Machine for VCH Theater

January 20, 2021

Vila Central Hospital (VCH)’s Theater Department was the beneficiary of an Autoclave Machine donated by the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV) yesterday morning. The assistance was timely as the Autoclave Machine in the theater, which was used particularly for sterilizing small instruments and equipment, broke down last week. On behalf of the VCH, Acting Medical Superintendent Dr. Errolyn Tungu thanked Elder Richard Tatwi, PCV He ...

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Minister Ngwele cautions against use of Namele leaves to stop development

January 19, 2021

Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele has called on the people of Pentecost not to put namele leaves and disturb development projects on the island. Minister Ngwele made the call when he was visiting villages from central to south Pentecost on Sunday and yesterday. The Minister said it is not the time for land disputes but time for development to improve the livelihoods of the people. advertisement He made the ...

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Tusker Bottle Replaced with Cascade Bottle

January 12, 2021

The Tusker bottle in Port Vila Town that was removed following complaints made by the Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC) and the Ministers Fraternity has been replaced with a Cascade bottle made by the same company — Vanuatu Brewery Limited (VBL). Port Vila Lord Mayor Eric Festa says to make everyone happy, he agreed to a bottle of VBL’s non-alcoholic drink to be put up. Mayor Festa commended VBL for managing not to lay off staff duri ...

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TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

November 18, 2020

The Government, through the Council of Ministers (COM) has endorsed the recommendation of the National Disaster Committee (NDC) to lift temporary travel restrictions issued over Efate and its offshore islands. The recommendation was endorsed after the 17 close contacts and 12 others with potential occupational exposure to the confirmed case all tested negative twice for COVID-19. Upon receiving the confirmation of the negative test res ...

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CYBERCRIME BILL TO BE TABLED NEXT MONTH

October 27, 2020

The Cybercrime Bill will be tabled in Parliament next month. The final consultation regarding the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) that was with the private sector and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) was held at the Chiefs Nakamal in Port Vila last week. The nationwide public discussion led by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and other stakeholders began in August, concluding in October, and the ...

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Labour Department yet to receive report on SWP worker in car accident

October 21, 2020

Vanuatu’s Department of Labour has yet to receive an official report on the car accident involving a Ni-Vanuatu seasonal worker in Australia last weekend. It was alleged the worker was driving a vehicle without a valid driving licence and has been detained by police. “Our officials are working on obtaining a direct report from Australia on the alleged car accident, although we have seen photos of the same accident that was said to ...

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FIRST NI-VANUATU FISHERIES OBSERVER REPATRIATED BY SEA

October 20, 2020

As borders remain close because of COVID-19 restrictions, a unique repatriation happened this week in Port Vila with Vanuatu Fisheries Observer, Joshua Paolo, reportedly being the first person to be repatriated from abroad by sea. The 95-metre Panama-flagged Fish Carrier Reefer, Shin Ho Chun 102 3FEQ5, called into Port Vila harbour specifically for the repatriation of Mr. Paolo, who served on board the vessel as a Fisheries Observer in t ...

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EXTRA VT200M FOR AIRBUS PURCHASE AGREEMENT

October 19, 2020

The Council of Ministers (COM) has approved for the Government to provide an additional Vt200 million to cover its cost obligations in the Airbus Purchase Agreement committed by the previous Air Vanuatu Board. This was conveyed by the Minister of Finance, Johnny Koanapo, after yesterday’s COM Meeting at Lakatoro on Malekula. Prior to the COM Meeting, Minister Koanapo had announced that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) will be appointed ...

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Clarification: Visitors never allowed in quarantine facilities

October 08, 2020

An article published on page 14 in the weekend edition reported New Nations political Party President, Roro Sambo voicing his concern over purported visits by friends and families to repatriates in quarantine facilities. To set the record straight, visitors have never been allowed in quarantine facilities. No visitation is permitted by family members or anyone outside of health staff members during the quarantine period. Family members ar ...

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