Anti-corruption committee to be set up; Vanuatu firm on support for self-determination of France’s Pacific territories

Walking the walk, now talking the talk: PM Salwai attends an anti-corruption protest in Port Vila earlier this year. Photo: TIV

Walking the walk, talking the talk: PM Salwai attends an anti-corruption protest in Vila earlier this year. Photo: TIV

PM Charlot Salwai has ordered an anti-corruption committee be established. This is according to the Government Act. The appointments are to be made by the PM and include representatives of his Ministry and those of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Finance, and representatives of the Public Prosecutor, Police, Ombudsman, OGCIO and the Financial Intelligence Unit. There will also be representatives of the Malvatumauri, Media Association, NGOs, VCC and Reserve Bank. They are to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the UN Convention Against Corruption and set up a national anti-corruption strategic framework.

On the eve of his departure for a visit to China, PM Salwai also reiterated Vanuatu’s stand on West Papua and New Caledonia remains unchanged. He added that Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


Acting PM opens Codex Alimentarius regional meeting on food safety and quality

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's Codex Alimentarius regional meetings opened this week in  Port Vila. Photo: FAO

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Codex Alimentarius regional meetings about food safety and quality opened this week in Port Vila. Photo: FAO

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Visas no longer required for short stays in New Caledonia

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France’s Ambassador and Vanuatu’s Prime Minister have both welcomed visa-free entry to New Caledonia by nationals of Vanuatu. This applies to those staying no longer than  Read the rest of this entry »


Tanna movie cast arrives in NYC for US premiere; People evicted from Tanoliu claim not to be squatters

The cast of Tanna do so sightseeing in New York City, accompanied by a street performer. Photo: Tanna Movie

Cast members of the film Tanna go sightseeing in New York City’s Times Square, accompanied by a street performer. Photo: Tanna Movie

The people removed from land near Tanoliu last week claim they are not squatters. In today’s Daily Post, 67-year old Frank Ismael explains how he and his family moved there at the request of Read the rest of this entry »


PM Salwai backs Pacific Islands Forum membership of France’s Pacific colonies

Vanuatu's new Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai.

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Hearings into Vanuatu National Provident Fund investments to be open to the public

VNPF Building , Port Vila. Photo: Jean Van Jean

VNPF Building , Port Vila. Photo: Jean Van Jean

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