• Price Control Unit abolished in the 1990 (still abolished in 2018) In Vanuatu, the Price Control Act [CAP 86] was enacted in 1974 and its revised edition was published in 1988. The purpose of the Act was “To make provision for controlling the price of goods and services.” This included provisions for establishing an independent Price Control Bureau, a Prices Advisory Committee, and a system of ...
  • World Class catering “Greener Games” Credit must be given to Tyrone Mann and his hardworking team who defiantly made a big impact through their “Greener Games”, and feeding the many thousands of athletes during the VAN2017. Mr. Mann and his team were in charge of the VAN2017 catering especially feeding the athletes and volunteers. The Catering was perfectly planned and ...
  • Vanuatu hosting the APNIC IXP workshop APNIC will deliver a two-and-a-half-day Internet Exchange Point (IXP) workshop, from 6 to 8 February 2018, in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Keen followers of ICT and techies can register now and pay before 19 January 2018 to get the early-bird rate. The workshop is designed for technical staff who are considering participating at an IXP and ...
  • Norris Sworn in as New Health Minister  PPP President Sato Kilman and his bloc of 4 MP’s have now joined the Vanuatu Government during this morning’s reshuffle by PM Salwai. The Deputy leader of the opposition, Sato Kilman, along with MP Don Ken, MP Samson Sam, and MP Jack Norris are now with the Government. MP Norris has also been sworn in ...
  • The Pele Island Agreement broken by an ‘Ultimatum’ ULTIMATUM: ‘a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations’.   After the 2016 elections, the functions looking to form the new Government took to Pele Island and camped in the hope of forming a coalition to form the new Vanuatu Government.   The ...
Acting PM Natuman warns SPVLTA: Stop or face arrest
The Acting Prime Minister and also Minister of Tourism Joe Natuman has warned the Shefa Port Vila Land Transport Association – SPVLTA Chairman, Donald Massing “to stop interfering with traffic management on the Port Vila Tourism ..
PVLA: Renewal of Permits
The Office of Public Land Transport Authority has been established by an Act of Parliament through Public Land Transport Act No. 4 of 2015. The Office is located under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Authority ..
Individuals paid between 15,000vt to 20,000Vt for sex
A formal complaint was lodged naming high profile individuals who have either procured, aided or facilitated the prostitution of a Ni-Van female for over two years. The complaint lodged names well-known individuals in Port Vila who ..
Simon Charley heads to “Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018”
Simon Charley, Vanuatu’s VAN2017 Mini Games Marathon Champion, is heading to “The Hong Kong Marathon”. The annual event, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, is held in January or February in Hong Kong every year. Around 70,000 ..

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