Anti-corruption committee to be set up; Vanuatu firm on support for self-determination of France’s Pacific territoriesPosted: October 13, 2016
PM Charlot Salwai has ordered an anti-corruption committee be established. This is according to the Government Act. The appointments are to be made by the PM and include representatives of his Ministry and those of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Finance, and representatives of the Public Prosecutor, Police, Ombudsman, OGCIO and the Financial Intelligence Unit. There will also be representatives of the Malvatumauri, Media Association, NGOs, VCC and Reserve Bank. They are to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the UN Convention Against Corruption and set up a national anti-corruption strategic framework.
On the eve of his departure for a visit to China, PM Salwai also reiterated Vanuatu’s stand on West Papua and New Caledonia remains unchanged. He added that Read the rest of this entry »
Prime Minister Salwai raises decolonisation of Pacific, climate change in address to UN General AssemblyPosted: September 25, 2016
Climate change was real and its consequences are being felt worldwide, Prime Minister Salwai said in his address to the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly yesterday in New York. Vanuatu has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the Secretary-General two days ago, he said, calling on Read the rest of this entry »
France’s Ambassador and Vanuatu’s Prime Minister have both welcomed visa-free entry to New Caledonia by nationals of Vanuatu. This applies to those staying no longer than Read the rest of this entry »
Tanna movie cast arrives in NYC for US premiere; People evicted from Tanoliu claim not to be squattersPosted: September 15, 2016
The people removed from land near Tanoliu last week claim they are not squatters. In today’s Daily Post, 67-year old Frank Ismael explains how he and his family moved there at the request of Read the rest of this entry »