Govt hopeful that legislation will get Vanuatu off international financial grey list

Will legislation passed last year by Vanuatu's Parliament be sufficient to remove Vanuatu from the grey list?

Will legislation passed last year be sufficient to remove Vanuatu’s financial sector from international grey listing?

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MSG members to meet on 20th December to discuss West Papua’s membership

Supporters of full membership of MSG for West Papua demonstrate in Port Vila last April. Photo: AWPA

Vanuatu supporters of West Papua full membership of MSG marching in Port Vila last April. Photo: AWPA


December 20 is now proposed as the date for the MSG Leaders Summit to discuss membership, especially West Papua’s. The meeting was postponed from the first week of October in Port Vila. The new DG Amena Yauvoli told Kizzy Kalsakau of Buzz FM Nightly News that the date awaits confirmation from MSG Leaders. The MSG Secretariat is simply awaiting a consensus on the date. (Daily Post)

The People’s Plan as outlined yesterday on this website has been under discussion today in the National Convention Centre. This National Development Plan is to cover the period from Read the rest of this entry »


Vt 21 million missing from EU-funded energy project on Ambae

European Union flag. Photo: Håkan Dahlström/Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Post‘s page 1 headline today: “Investigation Demanded… Ambae EU aid project scandal gets attention of Euro-MPs”. Vt 21 million of the funds for the the EU-ACP Copra Oil Energy Generation Project on Ambae have allegedly been embezzled or mis-spent. Read the rest of this entry »


Vanua’aku Party Congress reflects on historical connection to Santo’s Hog Harbour

Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo

Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo

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Lack of Parliamentary quorum delays debate on Constitutional changes

Scan of the original Preamble to the Vanuatu Constitution

Scan of the original Preamble to the Vanuatu Constitution

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Parliament to debate Budget next week; Minister warns VNPF on losing streak; Vila Wharf management plan ready

VNPF Building , Port Vila. Photo: Jean Van Jean

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Suspects in social media attack arrested; modern-day ‘Blackbirding’ as Ni-Vanuatu workers defrauded in Queensland

Florence Lengkon: speaking up against violence

Florence Lengkon: speaking up against violence against ni-Vanuatu women. Photo: Andy Martin/Facebook

Seven suspects in the matter of the kidnapping and beating of Ms Florence Lengkon have been arrested and detained. Ms Lengkon, a worker in the tourism industry, had complained Read the rest of this entry »