The customary dance of the island of Ambrym is one of the customary dances that focuses on the day of the leaders on March 5 this year. During this time, almost all the islands of Vanuatu have presented customary dances to mark this day and at the same time mark the reopening of the nakamal of the leaders of the Malvatumauri of Port Vila which was damaged by the cyclone Pam. This day was like a mini arts festival. This was to begin at the Independence Parks where the customary dance of Maevo leading the delegation that came from the islands, chiefs, people who are on Port Vila and government officials. There were speeches, food for the public and customary dances that marked this moment, it was really the day of the chiefs.
Electoral Commission to finalise and to publicise the final names of candidates to contest Malampa, Penama, Shefa and Tafea on 23rd this month 2017
The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu extends its deepest appreciation to the many individuals, community leaders, organisations and institutions who provided valuable perspectives, ideas and support throughout the process that has given rise to this plan. The deliberations and analysis of the technical officers and officials was greatly informed by the extensive programme of national consultations.
The Government further extends its gratitude for the dedication and technical rigour of those who took part in the working groups, which were led by the Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination.
A Special Sitting of Parliament, pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Constitution, was convened between the 9th and the 16th of June 2016 for the primary purpose to deliberate over the Bill for the Constitution (Seventh) (Amendment) Act No … of 2016 (Bill). A copy of the Bill is attached and marked as Appendix 2. Consequently on the 16th of June 2016, it was unanimously resolved by Parliament that the said Bill comprising the Constitutional Amendments be submitted to an ad hoc committee for the purposes of further scrutinising the proposed amendments and to consider the extent upon which there required to be a broader consultation upon the provisions of the said Constitutional Amendments.
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