First Ever Certificate II in Plumbing Graduation

February 10, 2021

Another milestone for skills training in Vanuatu was reached last Friday, 5th February when 14 plumbers in SANMA province walked down the aisle to collect a nationally and internationally recognised qualification, after successfully completing all 20 units of the new Certificate II in Plumbing training package. This marks the first ever local delivery of the Certificate II in Plumbing in Vanuatu, thanks to the joint effort between Torgil ...

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Pakoa: Vanuatu Tourism down but not out

February 05, 2021

The SANMA Tourism Call Centre has reopened its doors to provide and improve domestic tourism, amidst the global pandemic that has crippled the country’s tourism industry. In her official remarks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO), Adela Aru stressed the importance of recognising the need to take this route as a way forward. “While it is not an easy time, we thank the chairman of the tourism associati ...

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Vanuatu to participate in Dubai World Expo 2021

January 27, 2021

A signing agreement this week between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Department of External Trades and six manufacturing businesses in Port Vila, seeks to ensure Vanuatu’s participation at the upcoming Dubai World Exposition. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Dubai World Expo was postponed last year to this year, October 2021-April 2022. The Director of External Trades, Mr Joe Pakoa, said that this year not only ...

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January 25, 2021

The recently announced Recovery Plan undertaken by Air Vanuatu has uncovered anomalies, one of which is a missing ATR aircraft engine. This has been confirmed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 'Atu Finau. “To do a recovery plan, we needed to know where we are right now financially because we are trying to recover from a financial situation," the CEO said. advertisement During the exercise, the missing engine was discovered. Mr ...

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First ever Radiothon for new Incubators

January 22, 2021

The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) Social Club is hosting the first-ever radiothon, featuring a 36-hour live broadcast show on Paradise FM 98 starting today. Funds raised during this radiothon will be used to purchase 20 new incubators for the Vila Central Hospital. Speaking with Daily Post, Ms Leah Lowonbu, VBTC Social Club president said their meeting with VCH doctors revealed the main referral hospital only h ...

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Autoclave Machine for VCH Theater

January 20, 2021

Vila Central Hospital (VCH)’s Theater Department was the beneficiary of an Autoclave Machine donated by the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV) yesterday morning. The assistance was timely as the Autoclave Machine in the theater, which was used particularly for sterilizing small instruments and equipment, broke down last week. On behalf of the VCH, Acting Medical Superintendent Dr. Errolyn Tungu thanked Elder Richard Tatwi, PCV He ...

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Minister Ngwele cautions against use of Namele leaves to stop development

January 19, 2021

Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele has called on the people of Pentecost not to put namele leaves and disturb development projects on the island. Minister Ngwele made the call when he was visiting villages from central to south Pentecost on Sunday and yesterday. The Minister said it is not the time for land disputes but time for development to improve the livelihoods of the people. advertisement He made the ...

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Tusker Bottle Replaced with Cascade Bottle

January 12, 2021

The Tusker bottle in Port Vila Town that was removed following complaints made by the Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC) and the Ministers Fraternity has been replaced with a Cascade bottle made by the same company — Vanuatu Brewery Limited (VBL). Port Vila Lord Mayor Eric Festa says to make everyone happy, he agreed to a bottle of VBL’s non-alcoholic drink to be put up. Mayor Festa commended VBL for managing not to lay off staff duri ...

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November 18, 2020

The Government, through the Council of Ministers (COM) has endorsed the recommendation of the National Disaster Committee (NDC) to lift temporary travel restrictions issued over Efate and its offshore islands. The recommendation was endorsed after the 17 close contacts and 12 others with potential occupational exposure to the confirmed case all tested negative twice for COVID-19. Upon receiving the confirmation of the negative test res ...

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October 27, 2020

The Cybercrime Bill will be tabled in Parliament next month. The final consultation regarding the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) that was with the private sector and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) was held at the Chiefs Nakamal in Port Vila last week. The nationwide public discussion led by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and other stakeholders began in August, concluding in October, and the ...

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