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Over 250 Election Applications Lodged

February 18, 2020

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete, says the screening of candidates for the general election called for March 19, 2020 has begun, with over 250 applications received so far. The closing of the lodging of candidature application forms took place at 4.30pm on February 11, 2020. Mr. Tete said at the moment the total number of candidates is not yet known because candidature forms lodged with the provincial secretariat ...

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Mystery Plane Crash Discovered

February 17, 2020

An exciting new discovery off the coast of Espiritu Santo has ignited debate on the circumstances behind the ‘crash’ of a World War II Corsair fighter aircraft. The discovery of the aircraft by Santo locals earlier this month was reported to South Pacific World War II Museum Chairman, Bradley Wood. Following a dive on the wreck by Dive Vanuatu divers, initial photographs were taken to help identify the aircraft. It was soon confirm ...

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VNPF and Cooperatives to support private sector

February 03, 2020

The Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) and the Vanuatu Cooperatives Business Network (VCBN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture to support the private sector. Under the agreement, VNPF will fund the construction of a fruit canning factory on one of its undeveloped land in Santo and lease it to someone to manage it, said the General Manager (GM), Parmod Achary. “Both VNPF and VCBN will own ...

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Vanuatu National University Launched

February 03, 2020

The official launching of the National University of Vanuatu took place on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The ceremony, which occurred at the campus situated on the site opposite Vanuatu Institute of Technology, was witnessed by many officials. Among them was caretaker Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the caretaker Minister of Education and Training, Jean-Pierre Nirua, the caretaker Minister of Finance Gaetan Pikioune, representatives of the ...

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NI-VANUATU STUDENTS IN WUHAN SAFE

February 01, 2020

A student at Wuhan University in China has confirmed all Ni-Vanuatu students are safe but are mentally affected in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. Malcolm Garae from Ambae is a senior student studying at Wuhan University. He said, “all 7 Ni-Vanuatu students are safe with no confirmed cases within the district”. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province in China with a population of over 11 million. It is at the epicentre of the ...

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Food system dynamics training taking place in Port Vila

January 30, 2020

A one-week food system dynamics training is currently taking place in Port Vila, organized by the University of South Pacific at the Emalus Campus in Port Vila. Participants come from around the provinces of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The overall aim is to help participants gain a better understanding of food system challenges, and identify opportunities for bringing about systemic change to enhance food system outcomes for food secu ...

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First Ever Efate Vaturisu Arts Festival Scheduled for May 2021

January 30, 2020

The Efate Vaturisu Council of Chiefs has confirmed that it will stage its first ever cultural arts festival in May 2021. This gives the people of Efate and the offshore islands a year ahead to prepare for the cultural activities to be performed. Erakor village will be host to the first ever 1-week Vaturisu Efate cultural arts festival. advertisement Speaking to the Daily Post this week, the Secretary General of the Vaturisu Council ...

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High Year 9 enrollments, not enough schools

January 27, 2020

The system whereby all Year 8 students automatically progress to Year 9 is crucial for access to quality education however, there is not enough schools in SHEFA Province to accommodate the increasing enrollment. The Principal Education Officer (PEO) of SHEFA Education Office, Jonathan Yona, said Eles Centre School in Nguna had to create a new classroom to accommodate new students for Year 9 at the last minute, while works to formally upgr ...

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VNPF ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL 9% SHARES IN UNELCO

January 24, 2020

The Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) has purchased an additional 9% shares from UNELCO Engie, increasing its total shares from 40% to 49%. In 2018, VNPF increased its shares from 14.40% to 40%. At the end of last year, VNPF got a return of almost Vt100 million dividend. General Manager (GM) of VNPF, Parmod Achary, applauded the company for allowing VNPF to purchase the recent shares at a similar price, which is over Vt300 millio ...

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Water and food for droughtstricken communities

January 22, 2020

The Government has distributed rice and food for the drought-stricken communities in north Efate and Aniwa. LC Tiwi Trader arrived at Aniwa yesterday with 900 bags of 25kg rice, 2,000 cartons of Vanuatu water, diesel and a battery for the desalination machine to produce water. Two officers from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) have accompanied the relief supplies on board LC Tiwi Trader to Aniwa. advertisement Daily P ...

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