Govt says contracts of five Director-Generals won’t be renewed in public service shake up

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“No More DGs?” Daily Post asks, upon learning that the Council of Ministers had decided not to renew the contracts of some five DGs. Lands Minister Regenvanu admitted at the summit of Leaders for the National Sustainable Development Plan that a Council of Ministers’ decision had been taken as regards the five, whose contracts expire next week. They will not have their contracts Read the rest of this entry »

Government interference with Public Service hinted at in wrongful dismissal cases

Port Vila's roads – soon to get an upgrade. Photo: PhillipC/Flickr

Port Vila’s roads – soon to get an upgrade. Photo: PhillipC/Flickr

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Public servants debts to Govt over Vt 200 million; Former NISCOL executives to face court

The Finance Ministry has told VBTC that there are outstanding public servants’ debts to government amounting to Vt 200 million. This was revealed to VBTC by Finance DG Letlet August, reinstated to his post by court order as mentioned in the news yesterday and awaiting a further court decision. The debts are mostly Read the rest of this entry »

Rice growing trials prove successful; Public servants get training in auditing for greater accountability

Rice field. Photo: Quentar/Wikimedia Commons

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[Talemaot! archive] Lack of action by Prime Minister Sato Kilman at Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation

Archive of a post that originally appeared on the now deleted blog on 22 May, 2012. Click here to see a screengrab of the original post.

Lack of action by Prime Minister Sato Kilman at Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation

Prime Minister Sato Kilman has failed to take any real action in response to the findings of the Auditor General’s Investigation into the Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation (VBTC) – which is under his portfolio. The Investigation Report was submitted to him almost a year ago in June 2011.
Despite his promises to the public to tackle corruption, Prime Minister Kilman is instead pushing VBTC to increase television coverage to Malekula, his parliamentary constituency before this year’s general elections. Presumably, this fits in with his campaign strategy for re-election into parliament.
It is unfortunate that the PM has allowed his own self interest to take priority at VBTC rather than demonstrate any real commitment to the firm words he uttered in his 2012 New Year Message. In case the people of Vanuatu have forgotten, here again are the Honourable Prime Minister’s words:

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