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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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Woman Rapes Boys

A 40-year-old woman was sent to prison for raping two boys on two separate occasions. Sandrine Nemtem from North East Malekula was sentenced to 7 years and 2 months imprisonment with immediate effect in both cases. The victims...

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14 YEARS FOR RAPE

A man has been given 14-years and six months to be served behind bars after he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual intercourse without consent. This sentence reflects changes that took place earlier this year when Justice...

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Free education roll out begins

The government is set to roll out free tuition fee for Early Childhood Care and Education(ECCE) and year 7 of junior secondary cycle beginning with the third term of this year (2017). The governments of Australia and New Zealand...

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COUPLE FACES RAPE CONSPIRACY CHARGE

A Tanna couple have been rearrested and sent back to jail after allegations that they raped another victim. Timothy Kavila has already been convicted on a similar offence that he admitted to the court for raping a 20-year-old...

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Stop killing: Tahi

“Are we waiting for more thousands of killings, and murders to take place before we act?”, was the first question to the Government, the chiefs, and churches by the Coordinator of the Vanuatu Women’s Centre, Merelyn Tahi,...

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Man found dead in Teouma

Investigation is now underway by police after a man was found dead in Teouma. Police said they attended the scene with medical personnel before the body was transferred to Vila Central Hospital for autopsy. The man was...

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Call For Calm

The Commissioner of Police, Albert Nalpini, along with Tanna’s Nikoletan Council of Chiefs are calling for calm among the people of Tanna in Port Vilaafter the release of an audio recording of what is deemed to be a rap song,...

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