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Last Repatriates Exit Quarantine

July 08, 2020

ng Civil Status and the staff and management of the approved quarantine facilities. Today, the Minister of Health Silas Bule is expected to make a statement to officially close the quarantine process for the first repatriation phase. An occasion will be held at Holiday Inn to officially release over 60 repatriates today, where the minister will make his statement. Repatriates usually obtain quarantine certificates prior to their rel ...

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RETIREMENT AGE EXTENDED FROM 55-60

June 19, 2020

The retirement age has been increased from 55 to 60 years. Prime Minister Bob Loughman made the parliamentary amendment when he presented the Bill for the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2020 in Parliament yesterday afternoon. “Parliament will increase the retirement age from 55 to 60 years,” he said. “This is in accordance with improved health facilities and awareness by health officials. Our life expectancy ha ...

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Stand united with the people for progress: President

June 17, 2020

President Tallis Obed Moses has called on all 52 Members of Parliament (MPs) to put God first in all things and stand united with the people for progress. The Head of State made the call in his official address during the opening of the First Ordinary Session of Parliament yesterday morning. He reminded the new Members of the 12th Legislature that during the last session of the 11th Legislature he reminded that Vanuatu has travelled a ...

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Fresh fish for communities that received contaminated tinned fish

June 12, 2020

The Fisheries Department, Under the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster, has recently been on Tanna to distribute fresh fish from seas around Tafea to the people affected by Yasur volcano ash fall. A total of 500 kilograms of fish was handed by the Fisheries Department team to the Tafea Provincial Government, represented by Secretary General Joe Iautim. The fish will be distributed by the province as part of the second push of food d ...

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Airports Vanuatu Ltd launches formal Media Policy

June 10, 2020

Confiscating and deleting photos of the repatriation flight captured by the journalist was without a clear reasoning and clear contradiction to the declaration by the UN Secretary General, Dr. Antonio Guterres on the importance of the media in this battle against COVID-19," MAV stated. In a phone call to personally apologize to the photographer yesterday, AVL Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jason Rakau, said what the security officer did w ...

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MINISTER WANTS SHIPWRECKS REMOVED

June 05, 2020

The Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele, has written to the Harbour Master and Operations Manager of Ports and Harbour Department instructing them to make an Order for the removal of vessels that are stranded or have sunk in Port Vila on Efate, Luganville on Santo and other ports in Vanuatu. In his letter sent to the senior government officials on Tuesday, Minister Ngwele state, “It is one of the main priorities ...

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MINISTER WANTS SHIPWRECKS REMOVED

June 04, 2020

The Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele, has written to the Harbour Master and Operations Manager of Ports and Harbour Department instructing them to make an Order for the removal of vessels that are stranded or have sunk in Port Vila on Efate, Luganville on Santo and other ports in Vanuatu. In his letter sent to the senior government officials on Tuesday, Minister Ngwele state, “It is one of the main priorities ...

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Over 60 Returning From NZ

June 03, 2020

The mass repatriation of stranded citizens and permanent residents abroad under the Vanuatu Government is expected to commence with the first flight from New Zealand (NZ) carrying over 60 individuals tomorrow (Wednesday). This was confirmed by the Director of the Department of Public Health and Spokesperson of COVID-19, Len Tarivonda. Director Tarivonda said the confirmed flight is expected at midday. advertisement The mass repatr ...

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Mandatory COVID-19 quarantine to date costs Gov’t Vt13 Million

May 29, 2020

The mandatory quarantine costs the Vanuatu Government had to meet for quarantining around 60 citizens and residents who initially returned overseas to date is approximately Vt13 million, said Acting Director of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Johnson Wabaiat. These residents and citizens were quarantined at a hotel in Port Vila for two weeks. Quarantine was mandated by the government to check for coronavirus symptoms. During the 14-days ...

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MINISTER DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN CONTRACTS, INITIATES INVESTIGATION

May 28, 2020

Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele, says he has never signed any of the current contracts that has been referred to by the Opposition saying the statement by the Opposition is baseless. He says the majority of the contracts issued under the stimulus package were awarded to contractors by the former government by the former minister. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU) informed Daily Post ...

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