• PNG’s PM arrest warrant stayed The Supreme Court has allowed orders restraining the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O’Neil until the court determines his appeal. Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia granted the stay order this afternoon. This means the arrest warrant that was issued by the Waigani District Court, on 12 June 2014, cannot be effected by police on the ...
  • Indonesia to sell rice 100vt per kilo Jakarta’s KOMPAS.com reports Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman met with several ministers from Pacific namely the Republic of Fiji Islands, Samoa, and the Republic of Vanuatu, in Jakarta this week to discuss the interest of importing rice from Indonesia at 1 US dollar per kilogram, approximately 100 vatu. “The price of rice they ...
  • NZ regrets lack of notice to Vanuatu for vessel’s trip New Zealand has expressed regret that Vanuatu was not informed in advance of a science expedition venturing into the Matthew and Hunter islands area. The ship, Braveheart, carried a marine science team from New Zealand around the islands, over which Vanuatu and France are locked in a protracted dispute. The uninhabited islands have been claimed ...
  • Sabri Kiçmari is accredited as Kosovo’s non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, Sabri Kiçmari, handed over the Letter of Credit to the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Obed Moses Talles, through which he was accredited as a non-resident Ambassador in this country. In his speech on the act of handing over the charter, Ambassador Kiçmari conveyed the greetings of Kosovo ...
  • Daily Post faces massive libel case IRIRIKI Island Resort and the Jewel Casino are suing the Daily Post newspaper for VT245 million in one of the biggest civil libel cases in Vanuatu’s history. The alleged libel was in an article in the Post’s supplement known as ‘Vanuatu Business Review’ in a Saturday edition of the Post in June and it was ...
KANDA: Natuman launches Vanuatu Bureau of Standards
The Vanuatu DPM and Minister for Trade Joe Natuman launched on the 16th of August 2017, the first ever ‘Vanuatu Bureau of Standards’ Office since Vanuatu gained its Independence in 1980. After attending the launching we ..
Minister Lengkon reassures Manuake repatriation will be on time
The Vanuatu Minister for Foreign affairs, Bruno Lengkon has assured former Vanuatu Consul Raymon Manuake, he will be repatriated on time before his visa expires amidst mounting public backlash that the Foreign Office has mishandled Manuake’s ..
Hail storm hits Fiji’s Rakiraki
There was a hail storm for a short period of time in parts of Rakiraki this afternoon. Gyanendra Sharma who was in Rakiraki Town says they first thought that someone was throwing stones on top of ..
Volcanologists – An interesting interview by BBC
Report by BBC Spectacular volcanic eruptions on earth and in space – Kim Chakanetsa unites two women who share a deep love of volcanoes. A link to the interview by BBC Janine Krippner is from New ..