PM Salwai to launch new national sustainable development plan for next 15 years

Vanuatu 2030 development plan

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will be launching Vanuatu 2030, the country’s new Sustainable Development Plan next Wednesday 18th at 4:30 (not to be confused with the launch of the draft version of this report, which happened back in November last year). The Department of Strategic Policy Planning and Aid Coordination has been working on the plan for several years and was greatly aided by consultations with the people of all islands. A validation summit was held in November and the document is the successor to the Priorities Action Agenda of 2006. The new document has a strong foundation in culture. Vanuatu 2030 aims to chart the country’s vision and will serve as an over-arching policy framework for a sustainable, stable and prosperous Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu wins award from FAO for its fight against illegal fishing; Chamber of Commerce calls for higher VAT rate

Moana Matariki of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the EU Roy Mickey Joy and his wife Shirley with the FAO award

Moana Matariki of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the EU Roy Mickey Joy and wife Shirley at the FAO award ceremony in Rome, Italy. Photo: supplied

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Vanuatu daily news digest | 29 November 2012

The Supreme Court has received 24 election petitions. They were all received in the legal time limit after the announcement of official results for the election. The Chief Justice is arranging the appropriate hearing dates for the complaints, says Radio Vanuatu News.

Radio Vanuatu News also tells us that the Ministry of Health will readvertise the executive positions announced as vacant this week. In a bizarre move, the new Minister, who has recently sacked many senior civil servants, and more recently again took up a new Director General before DG names had been made official, has in the same week announced he will give an opportunity for others—including the formerly sidelined professionals—to apply (again). New Minister of Health Don Ken says “immediate steps are being taken to restore confidence in Health.”
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