• The 4th Pacific Island Marine & Oceans Services Panel Meeting commences in Nuku’alofa The 4th Pacific Island Marine & Oceans Services (PIMOS) Panel Meeting commences today in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The PIMOS Panel was established in 2015 to serve in the capacity of an advisory committee to the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) on marine and ocean services matters in the Pacific region. According to the Terms of Reference, the ...
  • NEW ZEALAND AND CHINESE ENGINEERS TO BUILD EFATE HEALTH FACILITIES A joint New Zealand-Chinese exercise about to begin in Vanuatu will build health facilities in villages on Efate. New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Schwass said the work would be carried out under Exercise Tropic Twilight by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. “Engineers from the two forces will work ...
  • Japanese Government 2019 Scholarship now open for Vanuatu citizens The Government of Japan through the Embassy of Japan in Fiji is now offering 3 categories of scholarships to qualified nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu for studies in Japan. The categories are mentioned below. For Fiji nationals; Completed application forms and all necessary documents need to be submitted to the Embassy of ...
Penama Province Council to be suspended
The Penama Provincial Council is to be suspended as announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs. Minister for Internal Affairs, Andrew Napaut said he won’t go into all the details until the official signing of the suspension ..
NZ provides permanent second homes for displaced Ambae families
The Government of Vanuatu will soon commence building the first phase of permanent second homes for displaced Ambae families who are living on Maewo. The New Zealand people have contributed VT8,736,006 to purchase building materials for ..
Australia expands the Pacific labour scheme
The Australia Governments commitment to the South Pacific has reached a whole new level and amidst recent alleged Chinese presence in the Pacific,  the PMs Office in Canberra has announced: “Pacific labor mobility is a priority ..
Minister Napuat: You can run but you cannot hide
The Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs has publicly declared that any foreigner or expat who “enters Vanuatu, falsifying their information, hide motives to trick the authorities, register a business, conning public officials, exaggerate the benefits of ..

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