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Public Land Transport Authority in control – Massing

February 01, 2018

THE Public Land Transport Authority (PLTA) will control the amount of buses/taxis in Port Vila. Speaking to the Independent Online, Donald Massing, President of the Public Land Transport Association in Port Vila said the PLTA will control permits and monitor situations at the wharf. “At first the Municipal and other car dealers were buying permits for VT10,000 and selling them for VT 60,00O plus the price of the Korean Hyundai buses, ...

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ACTIV celebrating 10 years of empowering communities

January 01, 1970

THE ACTIV (Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu) Association is 10 years old, and to celebrate this event a large exhibition is being staged. Information on all the projects achieved by the organization for the last decade are displayed alongside ACTIV’s large own brand AELAN products range, which was developed with communities and small-scale producers from the Vanuatu archipelago. The AELAN products range from handicrafts to award ...

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Medic sees need for nutrition advice in Pacific

January 01, 1970

A VOLUNTEER doctor working in Vanuatu says there’s a big need for education about a good diet to combat diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Derek Allen has spent the past 30 years working in remote parts of the world where professional health care is lacking. He is working for two months in Lamap on the Vanuatu island of Malekula providing medical care alongside nurses at the small local hospital.

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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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