Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Vanuatu Daily Digest!

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Merry Christmas and season’s greetings to all of our valued readers! Vanuatu Daily Digest will take a few days break and will resume after Family Day. Thank you for visiting us in 2016, we hope to see you next year. Meanwhile, in today’s news…

The revelations from the Commission of Inquiry into the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) continue. Daily Post reveals today that a Fijian national was recruited to become VNPF General Manager early last year, without a valid work permit. This created rifts between VNPF staff. He had previously worked for Westpac Bank in Vanuatu and discussions concerning his subsequent employment were pushed by certain VNPF Board members before the post was actually advertised. The COI investigations have now drawn to a close after 26 interviews, and the Commission’s final report is soon to be released to government.

Two MPs of the Graon mo Jastis Party (GJP) were sacked from the party this week. They are Albert Williams (Ambrym) and Fred Tasso (Paama). Both MPs signed the unsuccessful motion of no confidence in PM Charlot Salwai clearly demonstrating their move to the Opposition. GJP leader Ralph Regenvanu explained to media why their sacking was necessary: to maintain GJP integrity. He also spoke of the importance of the stability to which the present government is committed. GJP still has the highest number of MPs along with the Vanua’aku Pati’s six. (Daily Post)

Eratap village yesterday celebrated the opening of the new concrete road to their village by Prime Minister Salwai. The hazardous slope has often resulted in the village being cut off from Efate in times of heavy rains. The new road, built by Dinh van Tu, was in the 100 days plan of Government. The PM thanked Chief Andrew Pakoa Poilep for letting the development project proceed. (Radio Vanuatu)

As part of the Police Operation Noel, liquor sales are now banned until after the Christmas period. The Police have been appealing to everyone to keep the peace during this year’s celebration. (Radio Vanuatu)

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4 Comments on “Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Vanuatu Daily Digest!”

  1. Sue Farran says:

    Merri Krismas

    And many thanks for this excellent news service

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful news digest.
    Merry Christmas.
    The Super fund was buying property on the Aust. Gold Coast can’t this be checked out.
    Happy holidays and keep up the great work.
    Kevin
    Sydney

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  3. Simon Swale says:

    Dear Bob,

    This is to wish you, your family and all at the Daily Digest a happy Christmas and a peaceful, productive and prosperous New Year.

    It is also to say a big thank you for your news service via email. Here in the Swale household in Cornwall we really appreciate the news and information you provide about a place and people we love dearly. It really does keep us in touch.

    All the best,

    Simon Swale loft@phonecoop.coop

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  4. Jerry Esrom says:

    Merry Christmas to all at Vanuatu Daily Digest. The you for keeping the nation on track on issues affecting Vanuatu. Bless you all,

    Jerry

    On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Vanuatu Daily Digest wrote:

    > bobmakin posted: ” Merry Christmas and season’s greetings to all of our > valued readers! Vanuatu Daily Digest will take a few days break and will > resume after Family Day. Thank you for visiting us in 2016, we hope to see > you next year. Meanwhile, in today’s news… The ” >

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