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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 »

Pacific tourism to nearly double to US$4 billion by 2019

By Thompson Marango, Nadi Fiji Tourism in the Pacific Island countries grew about 3.5 per cent per year between 2008 and 2012. The total value of Pacific tourism is forecast to nearly double to US$4 billion by 2019. The above statement is taken from a joint press statement issued by some of the major regional and international organization including European Union, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the School of Tourism and ... Read More »

More local contents on hotel plates, more income and employment

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am Thompson Marango, Nadi Fiji “More local content on plates and more local agrifood products on offer for visitors, tourists and the hotel industry means more income and employment opportunities for our farmers, suppliers, private sector and overall interest in the agricultural sector,” the Deputy Director of SPC’s Land Resources Division, Ken Cokanasiga, told participants of the first ever Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Nadi thi week. Mr Cokanasiga’s statement emphasized how connecting Agriculture ... Read More »

NZ announces Cyclone Pam tourism recovery package

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am The New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam. “Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up and running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam,” said McCully . “The funding announced today is split into two distinct ... Read More »

Linking Agriculture to Tourism

Linking Agriculture to Tourism

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am By Thompson Marango, Nadi, Fiji Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries, and Biosecurity (MALFFB), Director General Howard Aru during the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project Meeting in Nadi, Fiji, during the Pacific Community Agritourism Week Agriculture and Tourism are two of Vanuatu’s biggest sectors but the whole new concept of Agritourism is almost non-existent. While regional and international partner organisations are pushing forward the new concept, and encouraging Pacific Island Countries to adopt, Vanuatu’s ... Read More »

PNG’s Airline Air Niugini To Fly Into Vanuatu Capital Port Vila

PNG’s Airline Air Niugini To Fly Into Vanuatu Capital Port Vila

Posted by PNG Today on Monday, June 22, 2015. Papua New Guinea’s National Flag Carrier, Air Niugini is set to make its maiden commercial flight into Vanuatu capital Port Vila, this Wednesday 24th June. This comes as Air Niugini seeks to open up new routes in the Pacific Region and other overseas destinations. The new flight is been made possible under the tripartite code share arrangement between Air Vanuatu and Air Solomon Islands. Air Niugini will use its Fokker 70 ... Read More »

Vanuatu confirmed as host of 2016 Oceania National Olympic Committees General Assembly

Vanuatu confirmed as host of 2016 Oceania National Olympic Committees General Assembly

By Nick Butler Cyrille Mainguy has been re-elected secretary general of the Vanuatu Association of Sports And National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) during the body’s Annual General Meeting in Port Vila, while it was also confirmed the Pacific nation will host next year’s Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) General Assembly. Mainguy, first elected to the post in 2011, is a former Oceania Davis Cup tennis player who is currently head of Vanuatu Tennis and vice-president of the Oceania Tennis Federation. He will continue ... Read More »

Japan helping Vanuatu

Japan helping Vanuatu

Vanuatu Prime Minister received the assurance from the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Minori Kintchi, that Japan will fund some of the Cyclone Pan Reconstruction programme. Both Prime Minister Natuman and State Foreign Affair Minister Kintchi exchanged notes of agreement where Japan has pledged to buy some heavy equipment to help Vanuatu rebuild. A Japanese Foreign Affairs Official did not disclose how much Japan was willing to spend fr restoration of infrastructure in half of Vanuatu where the category ... Read More »

Diane Kennedy Interview Exclusive!

Diane Kennedy Interview Exclusive!

Out of the Box Thinking!  Escape Plan interview… Recently, famous author and accountant Diane Kennedy was interviewed on Lifestyles and Real Estate of the South Pacific heard on the Overseas Radio Network, by co-hosts Richard Butler and Brian Thomas. Our own Randy Mitchell was there.  Here for your enjoyment and education is a transcript of that two-part “Plan B” interview: Part 1 Brian: We have the real number-cruncher joining us on the program today, along with a book that she’’s just ... Read More »

Trade and investment vital for Vanuatu recovery – Lini

Trade and investment vital for Vanuatu recovery – Lini

Radio New Zealand International Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Ham Lini, says trade and investment is vital for the country in the wake of Cyclone Pam. He has welcomed delegates for the PACER Plus trade negotiations in Port Vila, saying that in the critical aftermath of Cyclone Pam Vanuatu needs the presence of its closest friends. Mr Lini says to rebuild Vanuatu, the country will be largely dependent on trade and investment. He says it is important ... Read More »

2017 Commonwealth Heads meeting in Port Vila still on

2017 Commonwealth Heads meeting in Port Vila still on

Len Garae, Daily Post Vanuatu’s Ambassador to the European Union Roy Mickey Joy has assured the Commonwealth secretariat in London that plans have not changed and Vanuatu will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2017. The Ambassado made the confirmation in his meeting with the Prime Minister in his Office. He said after the CHOGM meeting in Malta in November of this year, there after is going to be a “very busy period for Vanuatu”. The Government machinery ... Read More »

Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu Sign Codeshare Agreement

Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu Sign Codeshare Agreement

A new codeshare agreement between the national carriers of Fiji and Vanuatu. Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu will see seven flights a week between the two island nations. Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu will now offer their customers code-share access on flights to and from Port Vila as well as interlining capability from each airlines gateway points, further extending their respective networks. Fiji Airways will place its “FJ” code on Air Vanuatu services from Port Vila to Suva and Nadi. Air Vanuatu will place its ... Read More »

Cruise Passengers Returning to Vanuatu After Cyclone

Cruise Passengers Returning to Vanuatu After Cyclone

2015-4-1: The Pacific Dawn will be the first ship to go ashore on Vanuatu since the devastation of Cyclone Pam. (PHOTO Courtesy of P&O Cruises) Cruise passengers are returning to Port Vila on Vanuatu this weekend following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in mid-March. Passengers departing Brisbane, Australia, on April 4 on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn will be first to go ashore in Port Vila, which the company said has been confirmed as safe for visitors. The Pacific Pearl ... Read More »

Post post-Pam priorities

Post post-Pam priorities

Editor’s Comment: “Prioritising education is certainly the way to maintain forward movement for Vanuatu in the post-post-Pam period.  This is one of the few places in the world where authorities truly look further ahead than the next election, keeping the overall good of the country and her people in mind.” Originally aired on Dateline Pacific, Thursday 2 April 2015 Hon. James Bule, Minister of Climate Change of the Republic of Vanuatu and Hon. Milner Tozaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs and ... Read More »

Coast buys safe water for Vanuatu village

Coast buys safe water for Vanuatu village

Our Site Editor’s Comment: “This type of spontaneous assistance occurs because of the high level of interest in and feeling for Vanuatu. It means that those with business interests here are somewhat cushioned from the effects of a rare natural disaster” SUNSHINE COAST DAILY: Nicky Moffat, 2nd Apr 2015 THE generosity of Sunshine Coast residents saw three rainwater tanks donated to remote areas of cyclone-devastated Vanuatu just half an hour after a Facebook post went live yesterday. Bev Skinner launched ... Read More »

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