Public servants awarded for exceptional on-the-job performancePosted: December 7, 2016
Seven public servants have won recognition for special efforts in “striving for excellence in the Public Service.” The winners are: Janelle Johnson (Finance), Levu Antfalo Boaz (Meteorology), Jenifer James (Early Childhood Care Education, Ministry of Education and Training), Camillia Garae (Geology), Solip Nato (PWD), Julie Rereman (Labour) and Lionel Kaluat (also Labour). Prime Minister Salwai congratulated the winners at a ceremony yesterday to mark the achievement along with Public Service Commission Chairman Martin Mahe. He encouraged all public servants to strive for excellence. Each winner received Vt 100,000 and a Certificate of Award. (Daily Post)
Not so well done in views of the delay: the rolling out of a GPS system to monitor trips of Government vehicles. It’s appalling that this should be necessary, honesty being insufficient, but there is a need. (Daily Post)
Senior Maritime and Energy officials are attending a regional meeting in Port Vila to bring a variety of issues to the attention of the Pacific’s ministers who will also gather here. They are preparing for the third international Pacific Maritime Conference and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will be present. (Radio Vanuatu)
A high-level delegation will be here from Australia tomorrow led by Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Also present will be the Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. Their trip additionally takes them to meetings with the governments of the Solomon Islands and Samoa. (Radio Vanuatu)
VIPA is reducing its fee for foreign investments, having increased it after Cyclone Pam. A 75% VIPA reduction is mentioned in Daily Post today. And look for more good news come January, they say.
101 young teachers have graduated and urged the government to pick up their salaries, and ending the unpaid teacher problem which continues to bring shame to the teaching service. (Daily Post)
The second ordinary sitting of Parliament begins tomorrow morning. The sitting lasts until 19 December and includes the budget for next year.