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Botanical oils have a magic all their own!

When I started this business, I knew very little about the whys of botanical oils. I only knew that they appeared in all different scrub products I purchased, so they had to be good, right? Well, when I became “Goldilocks” and started making my own “just right” batch of scrub, I did research. Copious amounts […] The post Botanical oils have a magic all their own! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

At 55 I am in better health and fitness than at 35. Here’s why!

As a natural skin care expert for almost 12 years, I research health and wellness all the time. What I discovered is that the best ways to maintain healthy skin is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have written about the balance of healthy eating, drinking and lifestyle before, but here is a super easy tips […] The post At 55 I am in better health and fitness than at 35. Here’s why! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read ... Read More »

Slowly, she stroked his face. “Sorry for the stubble”, he said.

The sound of his voicemail made her weak in the knees. He was running late and would meet her at the restaurant. They were dating for 2 years already and still, just the thought of him brought her to another place. Tonight was date night. They were meeting early at the local Italian place so they could take […] The post Slowly, she stroked his face. “Sorry for the stubble”, he said. appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Bitcoin for Vanuatu Citizenship – Passport to Paradise

Bitcoin for Vanuatu Citizenship – Passport to Paradise

Bitcoin for Citizenship – the Latest Escape to a Tax-Friendly South Pacific Paradise The Republic of Vanuatu has been buoyant due to the increased financial and donor assistance from the likes of China, with its massive infrastructure investment in the South Pacific island country that is part of the Chinese new Maritime Silk Road. Vanuatu has been embraced by China and, with limited resources mainly dependent on inbound tourism and agricultural forestry exports, is now starting to leapfrog and surpass ... Read More »

Meditation is Good for Your Mind and Your Skin!

Meditation can help your skin. When you are stressed, your blood vessels constrict, which can give your skin a pasty, pale complexion. Your face looks extra tired, even if you spent the whole day in bed. Meditation and deep breathing help calm the body, which brings in more oxygen, which in turn gives you increased […] The post Meditation is Good for Your Mind and Your Skin! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

ScrubzBody™ and Why I Love Being an Entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur? I barely knew the meaning of the word, let alone thought of myself as one. Back in 2006, I felt I had no time for myself. I was trying to manage 2 freelance careers and 3 school aged kids, let alone the hubby, who is lovingly referred to as the 4th child, on occasion. […] The post ScrubzBody™ and Why I Love Being an Entrepreneur. appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Eczema – What causes it and how can you help get rid of it

  Eczema makes your skin dry, red, itchy and sometimes, even discolored. The reason it happens is that the skin has certain cells that react when they come in contact with anything that irritates them. If you have eczema, you have more of these cells than other people do.  The skin actually thinks it’s “doing the right thing” by fighting the […] The post Eczema – What causes it and how can you help get rid of it appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read ... Read More »

I started juicing on a dare. It changed my life and it can change yours!

You want me to drink juice instead of eating my food? When anyone brought juicing up, I had standard answers and stuck to them for years. I loved to eat and use my teeth. It would not fill me up. It was too much work. And on and on. And then my brother mentioned the […] The post I started juicing on a dare. It changed my life and it can change yours! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. ... Read More »

My Love of Emu Oil Started on Martha’s Vineyard

Emu Oil. What? Why? How? It was a beautiful Summer afternoon and we were enjoying the last full day on Martha’s Vineyard before we had to take the ferry home. My husband and I were shopping at an outdoor craft market, and the vendors were so varied. There were artisans and indie makers and food trucks […] The post My Love of Emu Oil Started on Martha’s Vineyard appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Don’t forget to scrub the tips of your ears and other fun places…

It always amazes me how the conversation about our ScrubzBody™ Sugar Scrub goes from one person to another, even when they just met! When I see the conversation go on like it did, I realize that we have created quite a solid community. That makes me really happy. It all began on Monday, when a […] The post Don’t forget to scrub the tips of your ears and other fun places… appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Positivity – It’s a choice!

Paper or plastic. Elevator or stairs. Wheat or Rye. Negativity or positivity? It’s all about choices! Positivity. This is how I like to live my life. Some days it is more elusive and I feel a weight deep within my core, but most days it is an actual choice between positive and negative thinking and […] The post Positivity – It’s a choice! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency

Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency This article about buying Vanuatu real estate was written by Richard Butler, current special economic commerce envoy and former trade commissioner from 2012 to 2015 and reappointed in April 2017 for a further 2-year term. Mr Butler has been a real estate developer since 1980 and has developed since 2008 with an office in both Sydney Australia and Port Vila Efate Island in the Republic of Vanuatu, a tax friendly nation. This article goes ... Read More »

Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

Post by Richard Butler | 12 October 2016 | A fast-track immigration scheme provides citizenship in the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu in as little as under a month. The government Capital Investment Immigration Plan costs $260,000 per applicant, inclusive of spouse and two children under 18, plus other fees, and a decision is usually reached in just four to six weeks. Former Vanuatu trade official, Richard Butler, has recently become a Tier 1 migration authorised agent for Vanuatu passports, ... Read More »

Plans to Upgrade Airport to Welcome Tourists in Bigger jets

Post by Richard Butler | 1 Aug 2016 | With the Airport Services now resumed at Vanuatu’s Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila, plans are now proceeding increase it’s accessibility by improving the present services.  With the new services the Port Vila’s Bauerfield Airport will be able to accommodate Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The upgrade of the airport was estimated to cost nearly $30 million by the World bank but airport experts reportedly told the government that the present 2600-metre long runway ... Read More »

Port Vila Wharf Capacity increased to two Cruise Ships

Post by Richard Butler | 9 August 2016 | The Director of the South Seas Shipping, Mr John Tonner today revealed that the Cruise Tourism Committee has successfully completed its Traffic Management Plan for the wharf area and it plans to make it available from the next year. Also it paved another way for the growth of Tourism and Trade in Vanuatu. The wharf facility can hold ships with upto 5000 tourists and also two vessels at a time. Along ... Read More »

Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence gears up Tourism Industry

Post by Richard Butler | 6 August 2016 | The Vanuatu Tourism Office has been making fast progress towards the development of major places of attraction and gives tourists a taste of a new flavour of enjoyment. Also the success of the Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence ceremony with over 100 guests, including 58 awards entrants across 5 provinces along with 37 finalists including Government officials and international judges adds up to a real plus for Vanuatu Tourism. An Australian marketing ... Read More »

Tourism Market Recovery Stands at Vt180 million

Tourism Market Recovery Stands at Vt180 million

Post By Richard Butler | June 20th 2016 The importance of tourism is undisputed these days not only for Vanuatu also for the whole world.  The tourism market contributes to the World’s 11% GDP and for Vanuatu it is as high as 40%. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Joe Natuman said on the Chantilly’s project launching event of the latest Tourism campaign that ‘Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the World today’. Since Independence the cost of ... Read More »

Masters in Paradise

Post By Richard Butler | 6th June 2016 | “Masters in Paradise” is the title of the annual regatta held on Port Vial’s Second Lagoon. If you are expecting state of the art rowing sculls, you will certainly see them – but not surprisingly for Vanuatu, alongside will be outrigger canoes. International rowers from Australia and New Zealand will be competing with local rowers in races for singles, doubles and quads, for this event incorporates the Corporate Rowing Regatta. Not ... Read More »

Virgin Resumes their service to Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport

Post by Richard Butler | 26 May 2016 | Rejoicing was heard on the ground and in the air, as after four months’ suspension of service from Virgin Australia, the Airport once again is receiving regular visits from the Australian carrier.  The Government’s contractor has successfully renovated the tarmac with more advanced technology and the second phase of work is in progress. Virgin Airlines first Boeing 737 departed from Brisbane in the morning at 10:30am AEST and landed at 2:17pm Vanuatu time ... Read More »

Asia-Pacific Luxury Travel Market surges past Europe

Post by Richard Butler | 21 May 2016 | European observers have been surprised to see the great leap in the travel market in the Asia-Pacific region within the last few years.  They will see a much greater increase in its growth in the coming years too, as revealed in reports from the magazine Amedeus featuring tourism economics. In spite of making up only 18% of the world’s population, North America and Western Europe have been  leading the world with 64% of ... Read More »

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

The Straits Times | March 27, 2016 Every year, the Sa tribe on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu spend five weeks building a 30m-tall tower out of vines and jungle wood. Then, every Saturday between April and June, the men of the tribe jump off the top – one by one – in a show of masculinity and virility, with nothing but vines tied to their ankles to keep them from falling to their deaths. New Zealander A.J. Hackett first saw ... Read More »

Vanuatu P.M. wants direct flights from China

Vanuatu P.M. wants direct flights from China

Vanuatu Daily Post | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Prime Minister Charlot Salwai wants to see direct flights from China and Chinese tourists coming to Vanuatu. Prime minister Salwai conveyed this to the Deputy Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guo Zezhou when he made a courtesy call to the PM last Saturday. PM Salwai told the CPC Deputy Minister that tourism sector and agriculture sectors are crucial for the economic development of Vanuatu. He ... Read More »

Caretaker PM visits Convention Centre

Caretaker PM visits Convention Centre

By Glenda Willie | Vanuatu Daily Post – February 10, 2016 Caretaker Prime Minister, Sato Kilman and the Director General of the PM’s Office, Johnson Naviti, paid a visit to the Convention Centre yesterday morning on the invitation from the Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, Xie Bohua. The Convention Centre has a main assembly hall with a capacity to accommodate 1,000 persons, one large conference room accommodating 200 persons, one banquet hall accommodating 600 persons, one press box, one exhibition room ... Read More »

Russian star  found  on the bottom  Port Vila harbour in 35 metres.

Russian star found on the bottom Port Vila harbour in 35 metres.

Michael McFadyen’s | Scuba Diving Website Unbelievable history of the Star of Russia lying silent on the seabed of Port Vila harbour – just one of many Vanuatu wreck dive sites waiting for international divers to explore. The Star was large vessel, almost 83 metres long and 12 metres wide with a tonnage of 1,981 tons gross. The first owner was James P. Corry & Company of Belfast. The Star was the largest of 12 almost identical ships built for ... Read More »

First Power Purchase agreement signed

First Power Purchase agreement signed

By Anita Roberts | Vanuatu Daily Post Tuesday this week witnessed a major development in the country’s energy sector as authorities put pens to paper to formalize a power purchasing agreement for the first Grid Connected Solar System in Port Vila. This project refers to the installation of the 767 kWp of solar power plant; rooftop and grounded-mounted at the Parliament premises and the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) building at Nambatu Area. The project is financed by the ... Read More »

Scuba Operators Association President holds great future for tourism in Vanuatu

Scuba Operators Association President holds great future for tourism in Vanuatu

By Len Garae | Source Daily Post The President of Vanuatu Scuba Operators Association (VSOA), Mike Crawford, says Vanuatu has the potential to be the best tourist related country in the whole South Pacific. Crawford gave his view while discussing the future of scuba operations in the country as a contributor to tourism development in Vanuatu. He has confirmed information from the Department of Tourism that the department and its stakeholders including VSOA have been working on new standards for ... Read More »

Vanuatu Daily Post December 25, 2015 Air Vanuatu’s new Boeing NGB737-800 will deliver superior reliability, fuel efficiency with lower maintenance and operating costs and offer an improved passenger service. “These high value returns are required in today’s competitive market,” chief executive officer Joseph Laloyer announced.   Boeng NG 737-800 (of course, the new one will be painted in Air Vanuatu style) The new aircraft, which is certified two tonnes lighter than its predecessor, will further enhance its fuel burn efficiency and ... Read More »

New and longest wharf in Vanuatu is ahead of time on Santo island Shanghai construction advises

By Len Garae | Source Daily Post Group took 80 days to complete the piling on the Luganville Wharf Project on November 12, one month ahead of schedule. The company’s Marketing Manager, Wayne Huang says the piling comprised of 175 steel pipes of one metre in diameter each approximately 45 metres long. Piling is the most difficult task of the entire project. “Now that we have completed that, I think it is like 30% of the entire construction project is ... Read More »

Sport: Rio on the mind for Vanuatu volleyballers

Sport: Rio on the mind for Vanuatu volleyballers

By RadioNZ The Vanuatu Beach Volleyball duo of Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu have finished competition for the year but are already thinking about how to seal Olympic qualification. The pair are ranked 19th in the world and need to get inside the top-16 by June to book their spot in Rio next August. Pata and Matauata finished in a share of 17th place at the World Championships earlier this year and last weekend regained the Oceania women’s title. Miller ... Read More »

Income and Residency Package

A passive income and permanent residency package via a USD $60k property investment A Paradise Island Real Estate Development Company offers 1 Acre Farm-lets singly and in a package of 4 x 1 acre lots designed for those who wish to have permanent residency and escape and live, thrive, relocate or retire and survive without a winter while receiving a passive income. Yes this Paradise island Development Company is now accepting investors into the project for 1 acre farm-lets located on the South Pacific ... Read More »

Vanuatu welcomes tourists back 200 days after Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu welcomes tourists back 200 days after Cyclone Pam

BY ANNA FRANCES PEARSON Source: Stuff.co.nz Denise Tatangis and her children in Mere Sau-wia, Nguna Island. Tatangis wants to offer homestay accommodation as another source of income. It’s early evening in Port Vila, Vanuatu, as Frank Aru, a round-faced man with straight white teeth, farewells a dozen tourists outside Mangoes Resort with the same singsong voice and sweaty-templed enthusiasm he’d started the day with. “We’re going out to original Vanuatu,” Aru, a guide with Melanesian Tours, had told the Kiwi and Australian visitors, before taking ... Read More »

Why Vanuatu is a must-visit for every foodie

Why Vanuatu is a must-visit for every foodie

By Annie Dang, Travel writer, Source: Dailylife.com.au L’Houstalet Restaurant: Opened since 1973, this French restaurant claims to not have changed its menu in 25 years. Photo: Annie Dang Vanuatu’s largest city and capital may be known for its beautiful deserted beaches, waterfall abseiling and cultural villages, but what about food? Port Vila’s growing culinary scene is made up of a mix of Asian, French and Melanesian influences and it’s attracting the attention of travellers and foodies alike. Here are some of ... Read More »

A taste of Turkey for Vanuatu chefs

A taste of Turkey for Vanuatu chefs

(Source: Vanuatu Tourism Industry News 01 October 2015) On Wednesday 30th September, a delegation of Government Ministries and Departments in Tourism, including the Department of Tourism (DOT), Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO), Ministry of Education, Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA), Vanuatu Institute of Teachers Education (VITE), and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Training Centre (HTLTC), Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) assembled at HTLTC to witness a milestone presentation by DOT’s Port Vila Tourism Officer, Mr Amos ... Read More »

One hundred new citizens receive their citizenship certificate

One hundred new citizens receive their citizenship certificate

By Jonas Cullwick | Daily Post One hundred new citizens of Vanuatu were awarded their citizenship certificates in a ceremony at Au Fare restaurant at Melcoffee in Port Vila Thursday. All of them recently received their citizenship after the Government’s Citizenship Commission approved their applications for the citizenship of Vanuatu. In welcoming the men, women, and children into the ni-Vanuatu (citizen of Vanuatu) family, the First Political Adviser of the Office of the Prime Minister, Richard Kaltongga, said many in ... Read More »

What to Do in Vanuatu: A Day Trip Primer.

What to Do in Vanuatu: A Day Trip Primer.

Source: Thyblackman.com – Ryan Smith Vanuatu is one of the most popular island destinations for Australians in search of a relaxing holiday. If you’ve already planned your visit, or you’re thinking of heading here at some point, you may be wondering what to see and do during your stay. Here are some of the top attractions, day trips and activities to keep you busy your entire stay. Yasur Volcano Want to drive up an active volcano? Well, you can when ... Read More »

Rising Superstar: Ronaldo finding his feet

Rising Superstar: Ronaldo finding his feet

Source: August 3, 2015 Daily Post, Compiled by Raymond Nasse This young football star trained at the soccer academy behind Pacific Haven Resort   Ronaldo Wilkins in the 5th and 6th playoff between Vanuatu and Honduras at Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing The Phoenix Academy would like to welcome Vanuatu young superstar, Ronaldo Wilkins to Wellington, New Zealand. Ronaldo who was part of VFF Football Academy program at Teouma last year will be based now at Scots College for his schooling and ... Read More »

Japan gives millions for Vanuatu port development

Japan gives millions for Vanuatu port development

Source:Radio New Zealand‎   Japan has committed  $36 million dollars for a multi purpose wharf being built in the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila. This latest funding comes on top of $US54 million already granted for the project. The Japanese Ambassador, Takuji Hanatani, says Vanuatu will benefit from the construction of a new wharf, a container yard, an administration building and other important facilities. Mr Hanatani says Vanuatu’s current port facilities have limited capacity for handling the demand of the country’s ... Read More »

What’s new in Vanuatu: Flight Centre Expecting Post-Cycle Tourism Boost

What’s new in Vanuatu: Flight Centre Expecting Post-Cycle Tourism Boost

Source: Flight Centre A cyclone may have struck a few months ago, but a boost to tourism is well and truly back on the agenda in Vanuatu. Head of Flight Centre Australia Tom Walley says now is a great time to head to Vanuatu with all but five of its contracted hotels back up and running. “Vanuatu is back in business! Recovery efforts are moving very quickly with 85 per cent of hotels and resorts open and welcoming guests, and more than ... Read More »

New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

Source:Sydney Morning Herald Tribal film … Dain and Wawa in Tanna which depicts a controversial relationship For seven months last year, Australian filmmaker Bentley Dean and his family lived with one of the South Pacific’s last traditional tribes. With regular fly-in visits from fellow director Martin Butler, they shot a feature film that dramatised the lives of the Yakel tribe in the mountainous areas of a Vanuatu island. “They still live very traditionally – hunting with bows and arrows and wearing ... Read More »

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

Air Lease Corporation places new Boeing 737-800 with Air Vanuatu

LOS ANGELES, CA – Air Lease Corporation announced a long term lease agreement with Air Vanuatu, an international airline based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, for one new Boeing 737-800. The aircraft is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and will deliver in January 2016. “ALC is very pleased to announce this strategic new 737-800 lease placement with Air Vanuatu, a new customer for ALC in the South Pacific region. We look forward to a long-term relationship with the airline as ... Read More »

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