• CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE LUI BELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND SPREP established this fund in 2013, to honor the life and work of Lui Bell and his commitment to the conservation of marine species in the Pacific. They are resending the Lui Bell scholarship call below. Attachments Circular: 19/63206 KBApplication Details196.33 KBApplication Form66.59 KB Who is Lui Bell? Mr. Bell was the Marine Species Adviser ...
  • VBTC IN DEBT OF OVER VT800M AS PM’s OFFICE DENY FUNDING KASSAV CONCERT The Prime Ministers Office has refuted claims that it is funding the Kassav’ Concert. The Prime Ministers Office says any money to be spent must be approved by Parliament and the Vanuatu Parliament never approved any amount for the Kassav’ Concert. YTS News understands the PM’s Office without Parliament approval can find VT17m as is ...
  • INDONESIA ACCUSES VANUATU OF SUPPORTING SEPARATIST MOVEMENT IN PAPUA The IDTToday.co reports the Indonesian government accuses Vanuatu’s motive of raising the issue of Papua to the United Nations (UN) not based on concern for human rights, but rather the country’s interest in supporting separatist movements in Indonesia. Indonesian Foreign Ministry Diplomat Rayyanul Sangaji said in his first right of reply session (1st Right of ...
  • Kassav Concert will cost Government VT17M Sources inside Vanuatu Government have affirmed that the Kassav Concert will cost the Vanuatu Government around VT17m The 17m is funded from the PMs Office budget as VBTC do not have the budget for a show this big. Logistics and accommodation are also added in plus duty exemption which is around VT5m for the sound ...
  • OPPOSITION DEMANDS URGENT RELEASE OF COMMISSION OF INQUIRY REPORT ON VNPF The Office of the Opposition strongly condemns the Government of Prime Minister Salwai’s indifference and ignorance to the Commission of Inquiry Report on the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) savings and investments.  In a Press Release, The Office of the Opposition says “it is a mystery as to why the COI Report was never released ...
Australia welcomes Pacific security leaders
Delegates from 14 Pacific Island nations’ police, customs, immigration and defense agencies came together for the inaugural Joint Heads of Pacific Security event in Brisbane last week. Acting Commissioner of the Vanuatu Police Force Colonel Robson Iavro, ..
Tonner’s Court Order against YTS may have breached Right To ..
An urgent application by John Tonner and his businesses against YTS may have breached the Right To Information – RTI Act according to the legal advice provided to YTS. YTS Counsel will seek to set aside ..
Australian PM launches ‘Amen: A History of Prayers in the ..
The Australian Prime Minister has launched a publication, titled ‘Amen: A History of Prayers in the Parliament’ during a National Prayer Breakfast. The Publication was put together PM Glynn Institute and the Australian Catholic University. In ..
Australia to step up Trade and Cultural ties in Pacific
Recognising the strong cultural and economic significance that kava has for Pacific communities, including those living in Australia, the Australian Government is stepping up its commitment to the Pacific by launching a kava pilot program.  During ..