Vanuatu-caught tuna unloaded and processed for the first time in Port Vila; VIPA board suspends CEO

The first catch of Vanuatu-caught albacore tuna is unloaded in Port Vila last Friday before being taken to the Sino-Van factory for processing. Photo: Hon. Matai Seremaiah MP/Facebook

The first catch of Vanuatu-caught albacore tuna is unloaded in Port Vila last Friday before being taken to the Sino-Van factory for processing. Photos: Hon. Matai Seremaiah MP/Facebook

The trial frozen albacore tuna off-loading at the Main Wharf took place last Friday without mishap. All media have been reporting the event at which Prime Minister Salwai presided. Henceforth, with the assistance of US surveillance vessels, the Vanuatu Government is committed to the unloading of all Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessels’ fish catches from the Vanuatu Exclusive Economic Zone in Port Vila. Fisheries Minister Matai Seremaiah assisted the PM at the first unloading and many officials were on hand to witness the process. The unloaded fish were quickly removed to the Sino-Van fish packing plant at Blacksands. An American company, Bumblebee, is also discussing a fish canning operation for Vanuatu. Consuming more Vanuatu fish in Vanuatu is likely to reduce the incidence of NCDs as the Food Festival at Tagabe, 9 to 11 November, will make clear.

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200 squatters forcibly evicted from Tanoliu by police; homes, crops destroyed

A man evicted at Tanoliu points out demolished homes. Photo: Jean-Luc Thuha/Facebook

A man evicted at Tanoliu points out demolished homes. Photo: Jean-Luc Thuha/Facebook

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Children’s Day 2016: Govt calls on parents to ensure children enrolled in school at age six

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Public servants debts to Govt over Vt 200 million; Former NISCOL executives to face court

The Finance Ministry has told VBTC that there are outstanding public servants’ debts to government amounting to Vt 200 million. This was revealed to VBTC by Finance DG Letlet August, reinstated to his post by court order as mentioned in the news yesterday and awaiting a further court decision. The debts are mostly Read the rest of this entry »


PM Salwai may have to testify against Natuman; NISCOL to be restructured to end political interference

Smart Sistas finalists for ICT Day

During the two ICT Days this week, the ten lucky finalists selected for the Smart Sistas Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Camp are enjoying an intensive program of learning about computer gaming, coding, network ethics and other IT topics. More info at smartsistas.vu.

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First Negotiator Certificates issued after land reforms; Air New Zealand refusing to re-open Port Vila route; Opposition no-show in Parliamentary committees

Air New Zealand refuses to return to Port Vila. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsAir New Zealand refuses to return to Port Vila. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Air New Zealand refuses to return to Port Vila. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Illegal gratuities to bribery MPs, municipality under investigation; no Zika cases in Vanuatu

Howard Aru

Also: Vanuatu to host first-ever Pacific Week of Agriculture, says DG Min. Agriculture, Howard Aru. Photo: CTA ACP-EU

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