• 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 ...
Disappointment with Logistics Arrangement of Cruise Strategic Consultation in Santo
Good Day Yumi Toktok Stret, Thank you for allowing me to raise my concern on the arrangements made by the Department of Tourism in Port Vila for a National consultation on Cruise Tourism in Lugainville. Many ..
Review of National Cruise Tourism Action Plan
The Department of Tourism has completed a one-day consultation leading up to the Review of the National Cruise Tourism Action Plan 2015 and the Development Cruise Tourism Development Sustainable Strategy 2019 – 2028 on 8th Oct ..
To ban or not to ban: Should mobile phones be ..
This article is a mirror of an article by BBC on 20 June 2018 about the use of mobile phones by students in schools. When BBC wrote that story, they outlined that one reason given by ..
Security Partnership between Vanuatu and China
In a ceremony on Friday at the Cook Barracks, the Acting Commissioner of Police take the opportunity to convey the VPF appreciation to the Hon: Minister of Internal Affairs for understanding the challenges the Vanuatu Police ..

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