Australia and Vanuatu share a close and longstanding friendship and partnership. We proudly join with Vanuatu to celebrate Vanuatu’s 40th Anniversary of Independence, which also makes 40 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries. Australia has had a High Commission in Port Vila since Vanuatu declared independence in 1980. Prior to this the Australian Consulate was opened in 1978.
Australia and Vanuatu enjoy a very broad range of links at government, business and community levels. Our friendship is enhanced by our people to people links and underwritten by our shared values and desire for a prosperous and secure region. Australians were touched by the response of the Government and people of Vanuatu during the recent bushfires in Australia. As the people of Vanuatu face unprecedented challenges from Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19, Australia is here to help. Australia is Vanuatu's largest bilateral aid donor and closest security partner.
Vanuatu provides the largest cohort of workers in the Pacific under the Seasonal Worker Programme (almost 5000 in 2018-19). Under the SWP, workers from Pacific countries work in Australia in agriculture and other sectors to help meet seasonal demand. Vanuatu is also participating in the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). The PLS helps to meet low and semi-skilled business demand across all sectors in rural and regional Australia.
The Australian High Commission in Port Vila also provides consular and passports services to Australian and Canadian citizens and to Australian permanent residents in Vanuatu. For more details, visit vanuatu.embassy.gov.au
National Bank of Vanuatu operates the largest branch network in Vanuatu through its main branches in Port Vila, Santo, Tanna, Malekula with representation of smaller branches in Aneityum, Erromango, Shepherds, Epi, Paama, Ambrym, Pentecost, Maewo, Vanua Lava, Gaua and Mota Lava. This expansion is further complimented with 18 ATMS, online banking, mobile banking, microfinance literacy programs and 300+ community banking service centres delivered by local staff around the country. For more details, visit www.nbv.vu.
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
Au Bon Marche is a family-based company and has been running for more than 40 years. We have grown over the decades from being a small store to a multi-national supermarket chain on Vanuatu's central island, Efate in the country's capital, Port Vila. For more details, visit www.aubonmarche.co for more information.
VBTC is the national broadcaster of Vanuatu. VBTC broadcasts news, educates, and provides analysis and entertainment to the population of Vanuatu through radio, television and online.
The origins of VBTC go back to ‘Radio Vila’, which broadcast during the First World War. From 1966, Radio Vila broadcast from a new transmitter at Malapoa Point. It was renamed the ’Radio New Hebrides Broadcasting Service’ in 1977, and ‘Radio Vanuatu’ at independence in 1980. Television Blong Vanuatu begun broadcasting news, current affairs and sports from VBTC Broadcasting Haos in 1993. And in 2009 VBTC expanded with the launch of Paradise 98FM, a music and youth-oriented station.
VBTC’s news is made by Ni-Vanuatu people, for Ni-Vanuatu people. And it is a forum for Ni-Vanuatu to express their views about politics, culture and development. Unlike other sources on social media, VBTC is an independent, credible and honest source of news and information. VBTC hemi blong yumi evriwan. Visit www.vbtc.vu for more information.
Vanuatu Brewing Limited was founded in 1989 and launched its first beer under the name of Tusker in 1990. Tusker OP and Vanuatu Bitter expands the Tusker family in the mid’2000 and later on with Tusker Lemon.
VBL it’s also about 7 seas brewery, Vanuatu craft association, Cascade water and it’s the official distributor of Coca Cola in Vanuatu.
The major recycling actor in Vanuatu, we are the only company recycling and reusing its glass bottles of Tusker, Cascade and Nambawan.
VBL is contributing not only to the preservation of the country’s environment but also to the economy. This re-usable policy has created a chain reaction, developing jobs in the local community. The social contribution is also one of our mission and besides of emergency situation donations we are now creating the Tusker Academy which will help local students to find their ways.
We are celebrating a special anniversary this year, marking more than 100,000,000 re-used bottles and 30 years of existence in Vanuatu.
The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) is a statutory body operating independently from the government and is established by an Act of Parliament through the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulation Act No. 30 of 2009 (the ‘Act).
In 2018, the Broadcasting Regulatory Role has been transferred to TRBR through the Amendment of the TRBR Act No.30 of 2009 as amended by Amendment No. 22 of 2018.
The body has the General Powers and Functions to regulate telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting services in Vanuatu as provided in the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulations Act No. 30 2009 as amended by Amendment No. 22 2018. The Regulator reports to and advises the Minister responsible for telecommunications and broadcasting as to policy and making of regulations and any other matter as requested by the Minister.
With its Mission, Vision and Value, TRBR has to ensure that the Act is implemented, facilitated and enforced. The Act gives power to the Regulator to facilitate the development of the telecommunications and broadcasting sector and manage radio-frequency spectrum in order to promote national, social and economic development. Discover more on www.trr.vu
Vanuatu Beverage Ltd is Vanuatu's oldest bottling plant and only manufacturer of "Vanuatu Water" the only Natural Spring Water in Vanuatu.
The company started with a small production of the famous drink "Splashe" with a dozen employees and almost 50 years later the company extended with two new buildings, including a distribution branch in Santo, and employs 90 Ni-Vanuatu to produce almost 100 products under 10 different brands.
The fully automated line operates 24h/5 days a week and has a production capacity to supply for the whole of Vanuatu. This new capacity allows the company to donate and deliver tens of thousands of liters of water in time of need like most recently during the recovery efforts for TC Harold, the drought in Tanna, the Manaro eruption and the following ash falls polluting nearby water reserves. Also, VB has a close intricate relationship with all communities throughout Vanuatu and spends approximately millions of vatu per year sponsoring big and small events.
VB is an active member of the Vanuatu Waste Management & Recyclers Associations and has been working with the government for 2 years to impose a refund from the manufacturer or importer for every single PET bottle, which will be then brought back to a recycler as a way to clean up most of the waste in Vanuatu and provide income to communities.
Today, VB is proud of its history and is happier than ever to be a contributor and a participant of the 40th anniversary celebration of Vanuatu’s Independence.
Long God Yumi Stanap! Long Live Republic of Vanuatu! Happy 40th Independence Anniversary!
Pacific Group is an experienced provider of professional consulting services in enterprise information communications technology and telecommunications.
Vodafone strives to be a world-class organization with continuous improvements in the organization's work systems and processes delivering services and solutions to our subscribers in Vanuatu.
Our portfolio provides Mobile solutions, Mobile Money Transfer (M-VATU), Fixed line telephony, Fiber technology, WAN, LAN, IPLC solution, VSAT, PABX and Hospitality tailored solutions that are designed to fit your budget and business with exclusive Call Centre Customer 24*7 service.
Our core values rest on Innovation, Customer Excellence, Creativity, Professionalism, Quality of service and lead the market by being highly competitive.
Vodafone continues to explore new boundaries in the Mobile telecommunications realm and bring to all Ni-Vanuatu, the next level of Mobile innovation.
Vodafone not only connect people with technology but also through sports, music, health awareness program that will build a stronger and healthier communities.
World Vision works with communities in Vanuatu to help eliminate poverty and its causes. We opened our office in Vanuatu in the early 1980s and began education, training and income generating projects. We currently work in the four provinces of Tafea, Sanma, Shefa and Torba. World Vision is committed to implementing gender-equitable and disability-inclusive programming. Our projects have expanded to include water, sanitation, and hygiene, agriculture, economic development, addressing gender-based violence, promotion of healthy relationships, and disaster risk reduction and preparedness. For more information, visit www.wvi.org .
The New Zealand High Commission represents the New Zealand Government in Vanuatu. The office is responsible for advancing New Zealand’s relationship with the Vanuatu Government, providing consular services and support to New Zealand citizens, and working with local partners to deliver New Zealand’s development programme.
New Zealand and Vanuatu have strong economic and people-to-people ties, with the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme sitting at the heart of our relationship.
As fellow Pacific nations, New Zealand and Vanuatu, are connected by culture, history, politics, people, language, and shared interests. We also share personal ties, including family connections and the links forged through education, business, travel, and friendship.
Nambawan Wota Blong Vanuatu Ltd was established in September 2013. We are one of the local water manufacture companies in Vanuatu. The factory supplies Government offices, business houses and homes in Port Vila and outer islands like Santo, Tanna, Malekula, Pentecost etc…
Over the past seven years, we have also supported youths and communities and we will keep supporting them. Our company's vision is: Get from the community and Give back to the community.
We are so happy to be part of this 40 Years Anniversary!
Pacific Suppliers Limited commenced business in 1994 with its core business of manufacturing and whole of industrial chemical products.
Over the years this small local operation has involved into nationwide manufacturing and distribution enterprise. We provide the best possible customer service and our philosophy is to use the best available chemical technology combined with good people skills to improve our living and working environments. Our current activity is now based on seven main domains dedicated for professional and private sectors: Hygiene, Cleaning, Packaging, Hospitality, Swimming pool services equipment and chemical, Hiring, Rubbish removal.
Our experienced team stay at your service to help you at every stage of your request! For more details, visit www.pacific-suppliers.com
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), formerly the Foreign Aid Bureau of the Ministry of Railways, was established in 1979 under the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and was incorporated into China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) in 2003 for strategic regrouping under the approval of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. As one of the pioneering Chinese companies entering the international market, CCECC is now developed into a large-scale state-owned enterprise with Chinese National Super Grade Qualification for railway project engineering, and has been listed among the world’s top 225 International contractors for many years in a row. CCECC has established resident offices or project management headquarters in 89 countries and regions by the end of 2016, spreading across Asia, Europe, Africa, America and Oceania with its business covering project contracting, civil engineering design & consultancy, industrial park construction, development and operation, real estate development and property management, investment, railway operation, industrial mining, import & export, hotel management and travel services etc.
83 Islands Distillery makes premium craft rum and spirits using local Vanuatu ingredients. We are proud to make rum in Vanuatu and we hope that our bottles which are emblazoned with Vanuatu will be exported and enjoyed all over the world.
Vanuatu is one of the cleanest places on earth, with organic crops and untouched subtropical forests. When we started the distillery, we had the goal of showcasing the country and its people’s savoir-faire to the world by using as many local ingredients as possible. We are now distilling or infusing fruits such as pineapple and kombava. We extract kava to use in our spice rum featuring local vanilla and pepper. We are a young company and like Vanuatu did 40 years ago, we embarked on an incredible journey of growth. We hope that one day our rum will gain the maturity that Vanuatu has today.
It seems appropriate to use this occasion to dream about the future of Vanuatu and 83 Islands Distillery. For us, the future means employing dozens, or even hundreds more ni-Vanuatu for planting and harvesting Vanuatu sugarcane. It means an equitable and sustainable relationship with farmers. It means having hundreds of tourists every day flying in to visit Vanuatu and our distillery from all-over the world. It means training and having a highly skilled local workforce to manage the production, manufacture and export of high-quality rum. It means Vanuatu having a more diversified economy and being recognised as a producer and exporter of high-quality products. It means a more prosperous Vanuatu for everyone.
Hapi Long Laef 83 Islands distillery, Hapi Long Laef Vanuatu! 83islands.com
AJC and Vanuatu’s 40th Anniversary
Since 2003, AJC has been helping local businesses grow and make our community a better place to live. Today we are proud to be one of the largest advisory firms in Vanuatu, with more than 25 staff.
One of the reasons for our success is that we see ourselves and our clients as a community. We set out to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients, our colleagues and the community at large.
The key to achieving our goals is to invest in our people. We value our staff and provide them with training opportunities, as well as also training our clients and their staff, so they can be better at what they do best.
At AJC we care for our clients, we care for our community, we care for our family, our team, and we
care for the country of Vanuatu. We value development, diversity, creativity and technology. We involve ourselves in business because that’s how we make a better country for everyone. At AJC, we view ourselves and our staff as leaders trying to shape a better future for the country and its people.
We are proud of Vanuatu and privileged to be able to participate in its development. We share the values of our country, and are proud that the nation has reached 40 years of independence. We congratulate our fellow citizens and pay tribute to them and the founding fathers of the nation, and to all those who fought for and won their independence.
Pacific Private Bank congratulates Vanuatu on the 40th anniversary of its independence
Pacific Private Bank is honored to call Vanuatu home for more than 23 years!
Since 1997, Pacific Private Bank has been helping to grow Vanuatu’s international banking sector and promote Vanuatu to the world. We have been a leader in the integration of innovative technological solutions for our clients to help them build wealth, as well as to execute international transactions.
We actively promote Vanuatu and its beauty and diversity to our global clientele, and spread the word on how welcoming the Vanuatu people really are. A special thanks goes to Vanuatu’s diverse, multi-lingual and talented youth. They have been critical to our success.
Our team is like family – we help each other when needed, and we are also proud to regularly contribute to the local community whether it be through sporting associations (rugby, cricket, futsal), education (University of Vanuatu and YumiWork) or health ( Port Vila Hospital, Maternity Ward refurbishment ).
The future of our company is linked to the digital era and the emergence of new innovative and disruptive technology. We are confident that Vanuatu will continue to embrace new technologies, and will be an example for other nations to follow in areas including the green economy and the digital economy, as we see both as being interconnected and a positive force for change.
Titan FX is a licenced securities dealer established in Vanuatu in 2017. The Company is primarily a technology provider that allows people around the world to invest in financial instruments such as currencies, commodities and stock market indices. Our diverse and professional team of 11 highly skilled staff are working daily to discover and create new technologies, so that institutional grade investments are accessible to all our retail clients. Nurturing talent within the company and helping our people grow professionally is part of Titan FX’s philosophy, and we are very excited to call Vanuatu home where opportunities are so abundant.
As a young company, Titan FX appreciates and celebrates the great achievements of the founding fathers of Vanuatu and hopes to build a great future together with the people of Vanuatu.