Solomon Islands is on the World’s Poorest List

Four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced. Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and the Solomon Islands have increased national earning power and improved access to health care and education, making them eligible to exit the group of least developed countries (LDCs). “This is an […]

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IT’S BRIBERY: MP CHANI

Pentecost Member of Parliament (MP) Francois Chani, has described the recent donation of 60 modern model laptops by a Vanuatu-registered Chinese company to the Members of Parliament as a form of bribery. MP Chani said he has decided to return the laptop donated to him back to the Government, to return to the private company. He claims he has also […]

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EX-AMBASSADOR’S CASE DISMISSED

The Supreme Court has dismissed Mr. Roy Mickey Joy’s application for a judicial review. In his application, the former Ambassador sought judicial review of a decision by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Bruno Leingkone, not to reappoint him to the position of Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Vanuatu to Belgium. The […]

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Council of Ministers to approve Hola, Ambae disaster fund

THE Vanuatu Council of Ministers (COM) is due to meet today to endorse disaster funds relocate families affected by volcanic ash on Ambae and meet the needs of others affected by cyclone Hola. While the Director General of the Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Jesse Benjamin, could not confirm how much money has been recommended, he said relocating […]

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Melanesian Arts Festival goes online

Information about the 6th Melanesian Arts Festival is now online after the launch of the website at the National Art Gallery on Monday. The website which features high impact images from around the pacific can be viewed on www.macfest2018.com. Speaking during the launching Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Andrew Nihopara said the website will be the […]

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