Category: News

Young mother struck with knife

A young mother has been admitted at the Melsisi Hospital on Pentecost after her partner allegedly repeatedly struck her with a knife in the garden. Reports say the woman, who has just given birth to her first baby is in critical...

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DR LEODORO REINSTATED

Doctor Basil Leodoro was reinstated on Wednesday, February 7 after months of suspension on half salary. In a press statement to media outlets, the Public Service Commission (PSC) reiterated that in no way a public servant when...

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VTU THREATENS LEGAL ACTION

The Vanuatu Teachers Union (VTU) has threatened to seek legal action against the Government, to ensure it maintains the allowances of workers with the GRT determination (Teaching Service Commission and Public Service...

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15% VAT INCREASE

The Government of Vanuatu has officially advised that Value Added Tax (VAT) rate will increase from 12.5% to 15% from next Monday January 1, 2018. This change comes as a result of the recent amendment to the Value Added Tax...

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18 YEARS FOR RAPIST FATHER

A father has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after the court found him guilty on eight counts of sexual related charges with his daughter. The man, who could not be named as it may identify the victim, was reported as...

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ORPHANAGE LAUNCHED

The groundbreaking ceremony for El Haven — a safe home, a refuge for unwanted babies or orphanage, took place at Number Two Lagoon two days ago. Thanks to Pastor Dorolyn Laloyer and her husband Leonard Laloyer for pioneering the...

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Stepfather sent to prison for rape

A man has been ordered to serve six years in jail after he admitted to raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter on two different occasions. Jack Taiwia 32, was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent contrary...

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Young man sent to prison for rape

An Epi man has been sentenced to serve time in prison for raping an 18-year-old girl while his colleagues were standing around observing the act. He was given five years imprisonment by the Supreme Court after admitting one...

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VANUATU AT COP23

Prime Minister (PM), Charlot Salwai, and the Minister of Climate Change (MOCC), Ham Lini, are leading a 30-member delegation from Vanuatu to the annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention...

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Rapist to serve 16 years in jail

A father that was accused of raping a girl, with the company of his wife, was handed 16 years behind bars by the Supreme Court. Supreme Court is yet to hand down its judgment on the wife’s case but Timothy Kavila has been given...

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World Mental Health Day today

Vanuatu is observing World Mental Health Day 2017 today with the theme: ‘Mental health in the workplace’. A statement from the Ministry of Health which is spearheading the commemoration of the day says: “During our adult lives,...

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ERATAP FIRE TRAGEDY

Three boys, all under the age of 13 have died in a tragic fire, which razed their home at Eratap on Friday night. They were reportedly fast asleep, when flames engulfed the building. Daily Post was told the three victims are...

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