Agreement with China not in national interest says Solomon's opposition leader

The unverified document lays down a framework which could permit Beijing to deploy forces to protect the safety of Chinese personnel and major projects in Solomon Islands.

Wale said that any sensible person would recognize that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's actions on this matter are threatening national unity.

"How is such a decision in the best interest of the nation?" the opposition leader questioned.

He said that these actions show a disregard for the public's views and are causing the public to lose trust in the government.

New Zealand support for reconstruction of schools on Santo

The Agreement is part of New Zealand’s VT814 million commitment to support the Government of Vanuatu’s TC Harold recovery programme and will focus on the reconstruction of damaged schools in Santo.

The Agreement was signed by Prime Minister, Bob Loughman Weibur and the New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Schwass.

Schwass in his statement reiterated the Government of New Zealand’s commitment to supporting the Government of Vanuatu to manage the recovery from TC Harold.

Vanuatu Government signs agreement with private company for quarry extraction

Minister for Infrastructure and Pubic Utility, Jay Ngwele signed the agreement with company this week.

A statement from said the two parties have agreed that Milai Limited only give access to the government to the land leased to the company but custom land owners royalties must be paid by the government.

Australia and Vanuatu sign new agreement for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Australia and Vanuatu have been working together to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.

The Australian High Commission said through this new agreement, Australia will support the Ministry of Health to construct five new vaccine storage facilities, install five new incinerators for safe vaccine waste disposal, train frontline health workers and deliver a public information campaign, providing communities with accurate information about vaccines.

EU and Vanuatu sign EUR 6 million agreement to support food security of vulnerable populations

A smaller part of the programme will strengthen the technical capacity of the Government to better coordinate support by development partners.

This support comes at a time when Vanuatu faces economic consequences due to COVID-19 global pandemic, amplified by the disastrous impact of TC Harold. Ensuring food and nutrition security becomes more essential than ever. 

900 seats per week for Aust-PNG route

This has been made possible through a fresh codeshare agreement between Virgin Australia Airlines and PNG Air.

This International Air Services Commission determination is valid for five years from September 12, 2018.

Fiji, Vanuatu Re-Engage in Retired Teacher MOA

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Semi Koroilavesau signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Vanuatu Minister for Education and Training, Jean Pierre Niurua, late last week.

According to Fiji Sun, the MOA to be renewed every two years allows retired Fijian volunteer teachers to be re-engaged in Vanuatu through the regional component of volunteer service.

Vanuatu and Pacific Community seal sustainable development collaboration

The agreement was signed today by Foreign Minister, Bruno Leingkon Tau, and the Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga.

The development priority areas for Vanuatu outlined in the agreement include the productive sectors, including coastal fisheries, agriculture and forestry, as well as development statistics.