FROM BLACKBIRDING TO BLACKLISTING

Which way is the European Union(EU) choosing with respect to it s unilateral, selective, subjective, and disproportionate application of its own tax, anti–money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism(AML/CFT) policies, on acutely vulnerable former European colonies? Read more»

VANUATU TURNS THE CORNER

Vanuatu has taken two big stepsforward in the past week in the ongoing attempts to mitigate and minimize the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, through the arrival of the vaccines and the announcement of a stimuluspackage. These two milestones areunambiguously positive, and should be celebrated. Read more»

VANUATU ECONOMY AT THE CROSSROADS

“The reports published regarding the status of Vanuatu’s visa privileges, is nothing more than a malicious attempt to discredit Vanuatu and the work the country is undertaking, to manage and improve the structure of its highly successful Citizenship Investment Program. The article, materially and factually deficient, has achieved little traction or credibility in the mainstream media space.” Read more»

THE STATE OF BUSINESS POST COVID-19

Instead of focusing on exports as the primary market for expansion it is suggested we should be seeking to grow demand from the domestic market where possible. For example, the substitution of imported rice with local kaikai, or growing the tourism sector – one of the key customers for this sector..... Read more»

2021 – The Year Ahead

The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the worst since the end of WWII. Global economic shocks, pandemics, the rise of totalitarian regimesand the political disintegration of a superpower were all played out against the backdrop of the increasing and unabated progress of climate change.Help may be on the horizon for COVID-19 and the economic suffering it brought, but there’s no reason to believe that 2021 will mark the end of our pain. We need to be prepared for a long slog...... Read more»

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