Further woes at Port Vila’s international airport as flights cancelled due to runway conditions… againPosted: August 2, 2016
What is described as minor yet urgent remediation work was needed yesterday on Bauerfield International Airport runway. After the work carried out this year as Phase 1 of the major overhaul now planned, the delays to Air Vanuatu and Virgin at the weekend are greatly regretted. A patching to the runway was needed but carried out in good time. (Daily Post)
The Vanuatu Christian Council has expressed its gratitude at the generosity of Prime Minister Salwai’s Government in agreeing to an annual Vt 10 million grant to the VCC in recognition of the spiritual role of the churches. An agreement has been signed by the VCC’s new Chairman, Pastor Alan Nafuki and PM Charlot Salwai. VCC Deputy Chairman Bishop John Boscoe said the present government is a Christian government in line with the country’s motto. (Daily Post)
A Daily Post investigation reveals a plan to smuggle half a million dollars worth of cocaine into the country from Colombia in 2012. The shipment was seized in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Daily Post says the Vanuatu authorities were not advised or involved in the matter.
From the 36th anniversary of Independence we are heading towards a doubly significant anniversary this weekend. August sixth is the 50th anniversary of both the Malapoa College and of Radio Vila, the national broadcasting service of the two administrations, which became VBTC after Independence.