Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 16 April 2015Posted: April 16, 2015
The Government has extended the duty and VAT free period for building materials following cyclone Pam. It dates from today and lasts until June 12.
Government is also seeking to prosecute those importers, wholesalers and retailers, who have taken advantage of the State of Emergency to increase mark-ups. There have been many complaints. Full cooperation is sought from the business sector, Radio Vanuatu reported today.
Eton village, East Efate, suffered great damage. Mamas of Eton and other villages and the NDMO have set up an information centre to inform especially women and the disabled.
The NZ army forces will complete their reconstruction efforts in public buildings in the Shepherds in the next week.
Government has also decided, with apologies, to defer the claims of the Fishermen’s Assn in view of the cyclone Pam disaster.
The MSG Trade Agreement rules are being discussed in Port Vila this week, under what is called MSGTA3. New chapters are being included on Services, Investment, Labour Mobility, and Government Procurement. Officials from such services are included in the talks.
STOP OGM Pacifique views on genetic modification are clearly expressed today in Daily Post Letters. STOP OGM makes it clear their efforts re intended to assist farmers.