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First noni factory-Santo

January 01, 1970

SANTO will be the first island in Vanuatu to have a factory processing noni fruits. During this week, the PM, Charlot Salwai had the chance to visit ‘Waike group’ company who are now building this new noni factory and heard about this new project at Velit Bay in East Santo. Hillare Bule, Prime Minister(PM) PRO, said the delegation that travelled to Santo heard that the noni plant can generate sales of around VT 6million.

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Cyclone Gita not yet a threat to Vanuatu

January 01, 1970

CYCLONE Gita is not a threat to Vanuatu at this stage, says the Meteo. Speaking to the Independent Online this morning, a spokeswoman from the Weather Forecast section in the Vanuatu Meterology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) said at this time, Cyclone Gita is not a threat to us. “We have been looking at the outlook but there is a low to moderate chance for the cyclone to affect us,” she said.

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Chiefs’ works must be truly honoured

January 01, 1970

VANUATU must not only celebrate Chiefs Day as it is but must truly understand and honour the works of the chiefs, says Malvatumauri. Jean Pierre Tom, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs, said the chiefs have worked hard every day without pay, unlike the civil servants who get paid fortnightly. And he said they deserved to be honoured for their responsibilities. Mr Tom said a nation cannot run or ...

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Exciting recycling possibilities for the Pacific islands

January 01, 1970

THE China Navigation Company (CNCo) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address critical waste management issue in the Pacific islands. Known as the Moana Taka Partnership, this MOU allows for CNCo vessels to carry containers of recyclable waste from eligible Pacific island ports, pro bono, to be sustainably treated and recycled in suitable ports in Asia ...

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