IN addition to taxation issues for local breweries, there is also growing concern among Vanuatu businesses about the impact of the country’s Industrial Development Act, which came into force last year. The Act covers almost 50 local manufacturers and is meant to ‘facilitate and support the growth of sustainable and ...
ICONIC Vanuatu national brewer, Tusker, and a second brewery are threatening to relocate offshore because of what they say are crippling government taxes. The threats have added to a feeling of economic doom and gloom following the announcement that the Westpac Bank will cease to operate in Vanuatu by the ...
PRESCRIBED by the doctor – Must grab at least one day off your business schedule for R&R when in the island-style urbane and compact South Pacific town of Port Vila in Vanuatu. You would be negligent not to adhere to sound advice aimed at restoring your sanity and overall wellness. ...
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- The West Papua National Liberation Front will submit its application for West Papua to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group by the end of the next week.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- Fijian Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola last week attended the Melanesian Spearheaded Group (MSG) Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Vanuatu.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- Pacific Island Country trade officials will meet in Vanuatu to negotiate a new comprehensive regional trade agreement that will deepen economic links in the Pacific.
Mon 19 Jan 2015 -
Fiji’s business sector is abuzz with speculations about possible major changes on the local and Pacific regional banking scenes.
THE one thing Vanuatu craves and needs the most – political stability – failed to materialise again in 2014. Any review of 2014 and a subsequent look forward for 2015 hits the same major stumbling block which is that no government has been able to last in power much beyond ...
Ory Covo’s story is only one of dozens of people whose lives have been literally saved by the professionalism and dedication of the ProMedical paramedics and support staff. Out on his bike on a road outside Port Vila on November 29, 2013, Ory was badly injured when his bike collided ...
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -
Fiji has become the 3rd South Pacific island country to join the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
PORT VILA, Vanuatu --- An opposition MP in Vanuatu says if the government's move to get the opposition leader and 15 of his MPs suspended from Parliament is successful, then it will be unconstitutional and likely be challenged in court.
Vanuatu deputy Prime Minister Jumps into the Sea to Protest Lack of Ambition and Insufficient International Climate Action
PORT VILA, Vanuatu----In an unprecedented move to highlight his nation’s vulnerability to the impacts of global climate change, the Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Ham Lini, jumped into the sea accompanied by his most senior director generals and directors.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---Vanuatu's National Council of Chiefs, Malfatumauri, will not take a position on deep sea mining until after villages around the country have been consulted by the Government.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---Vanuatu is looking for the European Union to assist as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 2017.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- The office of Vanuatu's Prime Minister says investors hoping to build a nickel smelter on Santo have been asked to submit a formal proposal.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- The office of Prime Minister Joe Natuman has reportedly written to the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) not to issue any new licenses pending review of relevant legislations.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ----The process for selection of Vanuatu's next President will continue tomorrow after none of the thirteen candidates vying for the position gained the minimum number of votes.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu --- Transparency International Vanuatu says it is getting a lot of support in its fight against corruption from the country's Prime Minister, Joe Natuman.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu --- A Queensland woman has become one of the first Australians to claim dual Vanuatu citizenship on behalf of her ancestors, who had been victims of Australia's colonial labour trade.
A RARE unanimous vote by Vanuatu’s MPs to end plans for a new controversial V$350 million (US$3.66m) international airport have refocused attention on the parlous state of Bauerfield International Airport. Plans to resurface Bauerfield’s runways, which are too small for modern passenger jets, have been in limbo while debate raged ...
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ----The newly formed West Papua Unification Committee says more than 50 delegates are expected to arrive in Vanuatu's Port Vila later this month to attend the West Papua conference.
The spectre of rape has clouded the halo of happiness in Vanuatu in recent months and led to robust debate about women’s place in society. Late in June police issued a media release in Port Vila concerned that they were now dealing with up to three rapes in the capital ...
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ----It is being reported in Vanuatu that the Pacific Aviation Safety Organisation (PASO) may move its headquarters out of the country because the government has not been paying its fees.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---The Vanuatu Prime Minister says the country's Independence Day today is a good time to reflect on how far the nation has come and what needs to be done to make it stronger in the future.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu ---- The President of Vanuatu's largest political party says ongoing moves by the Vanua'aku Pati to reconcile with other national parties could pave the way for mergers down the track.
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