Vanuatu daily news digest | 40 million vatu to retire VBTC staff

The Vanuatu Government will be spending some 40 million vatu to retire staff from VBTC as part of its plan to rejuvenate the national broadcaster, VBTC, Radio Vanuatu said this morning. Over 20 staff are willing to be terminated. A task force to deal with this and other matters, appointed by Prime Minister Natuman last year, has now agreed to their terms of reference to begin working on the changes seen as essential. Government gives a grant of VT 40 million each year to the Corporation which then has to find another VT 60 million to meet its annual budget says VBTC News. There are presently 52 staff members. Additional funding will need to be approved by Parliament at its next meeting. A new GM is expected to be announced soon.