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Vanuatu employers warned to pay super contributions

The general manager of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund is warning employers in the country to pay their employees superannuation contributions or risk prosecution. Photo: 123RF The Vanuatu Daily Post reported Parmod Achary made the statement while announcing a board decision to increase the inte

RADIONZ - 2018-01-16 01:44:48

Vanuatu visitors

The project I am working with is called Bisnis Blong Buluk Projek (Business of Beef Project) which is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). This is a research - rather than development - project to 'Increase the productivity and market options for smallhold


Vanuatu teachers' union threatens to sue govt

The Vanuatu Teachers Union is threatening to sue the government for cutting teachers' allowances without any consultation. According to the Vanuatu Daily Post newspaper, both teachers' housing and family allowances have been cut. The secretary general of the teachers' union said, in addition, the go

RADIONZ - 2018-01-15 05:11:27

Oxfam warns Vanuatu communities of donation scam

Oxfam in Vanuatu is warning communities on Efate to be aware of scammers seeking donations while posing as Oxfam employees. Photo: 123RF Vanuatu Yumi Tok Tok Stret reported the international aid agency issued the statement after it learned a person named Alison Kalotiti had been demanding money and


Vanuatu and Australia reaffirm strong relationship

Australia and Vanuatu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure the two countries development cooperation contributes effectively and efficiently to sustained and inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in Vanuatu. The MOU was signed by the newly appointed Minister of Foreig


List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Port

TWO MONKEYS TRAVEL - 2018-01-15 08:55:43

Young Gropers tour Vanuatu | photos

A group of rugby players from Nelson Bay had the opportunity to play the game they love in Vanuatu last month. Nelson Bay Junior Rugby Union's under-17 team, accompanied by a group of parents and club members, toured to the Pacific island nation for a cultural and sporting exchange on December 8. Du


Vanuatu: Pacific Region: January - December 2017

Establishment of Pacific Shelter Cluster: 2012, Fiji: 2012, Solomon Islands: 2014, Vanuatu: 2014, Tonga, Samoa, Marshall Islands: in process Recent activations: Feb 2016 TC Winston in Fiji, March 2015 TC Pam in Vanuatu. Recent national responses with regional support and number of people reached wi


Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Vanuatu region

A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Vanuatu region (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 171.3049 East, -14.676 South, depth 643.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at


Vanuatu chiefs call for reinstatement of suspended doctor

Chiefs in Vanuatu are calling for the reinstatement of a Ni-Vanuatu doctor suspended in October last year after he criticised the government in a social media post. Basil Leodoro Photo: Vanuatu Daily Post The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the Maewo Council of Chiefs asked the Public Service Commission


Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu

A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.08 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude


New city to be built in Vanuatu this year

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the project, dubbed "Rainbow International City" or "Little Singapore" is being driven by FPF Company Limited a self-described multi-profile company behind Vanuatu's first English-Chinese newspaper the Vila Times. The company was also involved in construction, retail


Steep hike for Vanuatu MPs' travel allowances

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the parliamentary secretariat confirmed the new annual rate, which came into effect on the first of January. The allowance was meant to cover travel expenses incurred by MPs when touring their constituencies. It was increased by $US6,999.45 (Vt765,000) from $US7384 (V


Vanuatu inter islands ferry sinking, 75 people rescued

Vanuatu Archipelago inter islands ferry, landing craft LC URATA, reported sinking in the afternoon Jan 10 after water started to flood engine room. In vicinity 17 00S 167 37E, some 70 nm northwest of Port Vila. 60 passengers and 15 crew were rescued by cargo ship YOUNG BLOOD, LC URATA expectedly was


Vanuatu minister bans staff from taking govt cars to bars

Vanuatu's minister of agriculture has banned staff from taking government registered vehicles to kava bars. Agriculture Minister, Matai Seremaiah Photo: Vanuatu Govt Matai Seremaiah has also discouraged workers from drunk driving, saying he expected all government vehicles to be in department parkin


Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Luganville in Vanuatu

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.67 km (80 miles) below the earth's surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/18 / 2018-01-15 02:28:35 / January 15, 2018 @ 2:28 am UTC/G

EARTHQUAKENEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Luganville in Vanuatu

A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.11 km (83 miles). Global time and date of event 14/12/17 / 2017-12-14 16:02:29 / December 14, 2017 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthq


Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu

A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 149 km ENE of Isangel, Vanuatu (93 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000chuh. Event ids that are associated: us2000chuh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/17 / 2017-12-25 13:11:41 / December 25, 2017 @ 1:11 pm. A tsunami warning


Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Luganville in Vanuatu

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu (67 miles) on Friday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:22 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth's surface. A tsunami war

EARTHQUAKENEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

75 People Rescued After Vanuatu Inter Islands Ferry Sinking

Maritime Regulator, Charlie Maniel confirmed to The Daily Post around 6.40pm yesterday that "there is a high possibility that LC Urata will sink by 12am (midnight yesterday)". LC Urata was travelling from Malekula, en route to Port Vila when it encountered a technical problem, where water was coming