Prime Minister Salwai raises decolonisation of Pacific, climate change in address to UN General Assembly

HE Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, addressing the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, 23 September 2016. Photo: UN

HE Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, addressing the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, 23 September 2016. Photo: UN

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 »


Work remains for regional kava standards

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Vidéo : Aires marines taboues du Vanuatu

Regardez cette nouvelle vidéo de L’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) Nouvelle-Calédonie sur les zones marines tabous au Vanuatu.

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National TV station Television Blong Vanuatu to switch off free analogue signal from October 15

Vanuatu's Television Blong Vanuatu will soon cease to be a free-to-air station

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Vanuatu Govt eyes positives of PACER Plus as national consultation opens

How much will Vanuatu export commodities benefit from Pacer Plus? These details are yet to be worked out. Photo: Tanna Coffee

How much will Vanuatu export commodities benefit from Pacer Plus? These details are yet to be worked out. Photo: Tanna Coffee

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Vanuatu to play leading role in standardisation and commercialisation of kava worldwide

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Kava is already a major domestic and export commodity for Vanuatu – and standardising it will likely see trade benefits for Vanuatu’s commercial kava producers

The FAO’s Codex Alimentarius Commission conference in Port Vila late Tuesday authorised new work for the establishment and development of new standards for kava as a beverage when mixed with water.

Representatives from Canada and the United States along with Australia and New Zealand, and many island countries, were in agreement. Based on the extent of the work already achieved by Vanuatu, they agreed that Read the rest of this entry »


Ni-Vanuatu-run seafood business becomes global model for social enterprises

Alfred Kalontas, founder of award-winning Vanuatu small business, ALFA Fishing Photo: Monica Jain/Fish 2.0

Alfred Kalontas, founder of award-winning Vanuatu seafood business, ALFA Fishing Photo: Monica Jain/Fish 2.0

Alfred Kalontas, the founder of ALFA Fishing in Vanuatu, bootstrapped his business from nothing to become the preferred seafood supplier to over 70 percent of the hotels and restaurants in Port Vila. He is now starting to export his high-quality, sustainably caught products to New Zealand and is seeing demand from Australia and beyond.

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