Personnel from visiting United States Navy ship USNS Pililaau help repair kindergartenPosted: October 25, 2016
United States Marines from the huge visiting naval logistics vessel USNS Pililaau as undertaking repairs on a kindergarten within the Anglican community station at Tagabe, Port Vila. There were salu salu for each of the US service personnel and a welcome program of song and dance.
Tourism Owners Association (TOA) support the VCCI’s suggestion of a moderate increase in VAT rather than income and corporate taxes. TOA also feels there should be more effort put into collecting outstanding VAT and the threshold for compulsory VAT returns should be reduced to Vt 3 million annually. (Daily Post)
The crown of thorns starfish creates more damage to maritime life than tropical cyclones, the first national workshop concerning the destructive creature learned. An individual crown of thorns starfish can lay 60 million eggs during the warm season. The Fisheries Department and a French research institute are reported by Radio Vanuatu to be looking to improve the information flow concerning the marine pest.