Vanuatu to lose visa free access to the EU and UK

By  WIC News Reporter Citizenship by Investment Programme has become the hallmark for high net worth individuals to travel visa-free to countries that are restricted by their current citizenship. The Small Pacific nation of Vanuatu’s CBI programme is set to suffer…

Vanuatu’s prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua. During his speech in New York, Charlot Salwai lamented how some Pacific territories are yet to break the shackles of colonialism. Mr…

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The two governments made a statement which also noted that Indonesia had not yet given access to…

By Jason Abel, Port Vila, Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government has voiced great concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua and calls for urgent intervention by the international community. “While the deployment of military was deemed necessary to quell…

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu – Prime Minister of Solomon Island, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has met with his counterpart from Vanuatu Prime Minister, Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, on Tuesday (08/13/2019) in Funafuti, Tuvalu during the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. …

Several important national documents have been launched recently by Prime Minister (PM), Charlot Salwai, to support the implementation of the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP). Also referred to as ‘Vanuatu 2030, the People’s Plan’, the NSDP is the country’s highest policy…

While administration and political reforms have been conducted worldwide, Oceania has its own narratives. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai made the above statement in his official opening remarks at the Regional Conference on Legal and Regulatory Framework for Political Parties yesterday. The…

In a brief message yesterday, Vanuatu Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu responded to an Indonesian spokesman’s claims by Indonesia’s First Secretary for Political Affairs in Australia that West Papua’s ‘game is up’. Radio New Zealand reported earlier this week that Mr…

THE Vanuatu Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has celebrated two years in power. In his official remarks on the occasion, Mr Salwai said it was not an easy task to ensure the government was stable throughout…