September 25, 2020

The Director of External Trade, Joe Pakoa Lui, said he is optimistic that the PACER Plus Agreement will be ratified by Vanuatu as public consultation continues and held recently with parliamentarian committees. “We believe the government will endorse for Vanuatu to ratify this agreement to elevate trade and development activities,” he said. Ratifying the agreement is an opportunity to increase trade by enabling access to duty-free ...

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1,062 Repatriated So Far Under Second Phase

September 24, 2020

A total of 1,062 citizens and residents have been repatriated so far under the second repatriation phase that commenced early last month. Of the figure, 797 are still observing quarantine while 265 have been released. This does not include those that arrived yesterday. advertisement The 797 individuals being quarantined is higher than the figure recommended to deal with at a time. However, the figure will be relaxed now that a l ...

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800 Seasonal Workers Ready To Return Home

August 28, 2020

Vanuatu’s COVID-19 national spokesperson, Dr. Len Tarivonda, has confirmed that 800 Ni-Vanuatu RSE Workers in New Zealand are ready to return home. “The Ministry of Health (MoH), and Air Vanuatu are ready to start repatriation of seasonal workers in New Zealand and Australia, but await the green light from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Missions abroad to finalize their arran ...

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August 27, 2020

The first Airbus A220 aircraft that will provide service in Vanuatu is expected to be rolled out of the assembling line in Canada on September 21, 2020. But there is no set date yet for the aircraft’s arrival in Vanuatu. Daily Post understands Vanuatu had initially signed for two aircrafts. The contract to purchase the aircrafts was done by the former Air Vanuatu Board and former Management. advertisement And now the current nati ...

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Repatriation flights to be operated from Brisbane, Auckland, Nadi, Tontouta Airports

August 19, 2020

Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Air Vanuatu will be operating repatriation flights under the Government’s second repatriation phase from four international airports: Brisbane in Australia, Auckland (New Zealand), Nadi (Fiji) and Tontouta in New Caledonia. The National Disaster Management Office will be coordinating the repatriation flights with the national airline to bring back citizens and residents. Arriving repatriates wil ...

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Police relocation from Southern District Headquarter to Melcoffee area soon

August 14, 2020

An instruction has been given for police officers from various departments occupying the Southern District Headquarter building in Port Vila to move out to Kia Motors building as water leaks and lighting failure continue. Officers temporarily relocated from the building late last year due to water leakage associated with the current deteriorating state of the building. Arrangements were made early this year for another temporary reloca ...

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A celebration of unity in diversity - 40 years on

July 29, 2020

This time every year we celebrate our freedom with pride. The COVID-19 pandemic has succeeded in halting some major events, but not the celebration of the birth of our country’s independence. The main street from Tagabe area to Independence Park in Port Vila was thoroughly packed with people on July 23 for the Victory parade, a day of national pride. advertisement It was a day full of excitement and sentiments as people filled th ...

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Vanuatu borders to reopen in September

July 26, 2020

The Council of Ministers (CoM) decision No. 103 on July 16 has approved the commencement of negotiations for the travel bubble, now officially known as the Tamtam Bubble. CoM approved and recommended that Vanuatu borders will reopen on September 1st, 2020. The ministers have indicated that they would open up the country’s borders to allow safe but strict movement of people and goods from Australia, New Zealand and other countries whi ...

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July 21, 2020

The renovated Independence Grandstand was declared officially open yesterday, ready to host the main independence celebration in Port Vila where everyone will be gathering to sing the national anthem while the national flag is raised to honor Independence Day. Repair and extension works at the grandstand were undertaken by Island Construction Ltd, starting on early June at a cost of Vt61million. The upgraded Independence Grandstand was ...

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City Council Blames Tree Roots for VT1M Water Bill

July 15, 2020

City, many of whom posted comments on social media, denouncing the move by the Port Vila City Council for removing the trees. However, Mayor Festa explained the reason why the Port Vila City Council had taken the decision to remove the sea oak trees that have been there well before Vanuatu became independent in 1980. advertisement “The reason why the Port Vila City Council had taken the decision to remove the sea oak trees is becaus ...

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