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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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Man sent to prison for rape

A man has been sentenced to four years and seven months imprisonment after admitting to the Court he raped his 14-year-old niece on two occasions. Simion Kalo, 21, from Walaha Village, Ambae agreed that he raped his niece on the...

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Women can be leaders: Mermer

Mrs Caroline Mermer says women in Vanuatu can become national leaders. The elderly outspoken woman made the comments in response to the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs that Vanuatu is not ready to elect a female...

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PTI invites local jewellers

Jewellery dealers in Vanuatu are invited to participate in the Sydney International Jewellery Fair from August 26 – 28. Manager Export Services of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia, Teremoana Kenneth Mato says they are...

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Crime Clamp Down

The Government, through the Minister of Internal Affairs, has expressed concern over recent happenings, particularly in Port Vila. As the minister responsible for security, Alfred Maoh confirms that there are already tough...

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Over 20 Apply, Three Women

The Electoral Office has confirmed that just over 20 applications for the position of President for the Republic of Vanuatu, were filed by 5pm Wednesday afternoon. Three female candidates were among male candidates that applied...

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U-Bloc Wants A Female President

The U-Bloc Member of Parliament for Port Vila Constituency, MP Ephraim Kalsakau, representing the Workers Union, confirmed that the U-Bloc Committee met yesterday and unanimously resolved to support a female candidate for the...

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4 Suspects Detained

A man in his mid–20s has reportedly been beaten and later pronounced dead in hospital following an alleged attack on him that started at the War Horse Saloon. The death came as family and War Horse Saloon staff were still...

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Courts’ official website launched

Courts in Vanuatu have launched their first ever website and all information about daily activities are now available online at courts.gov.vu or judiciary.gov.vu. Daily activities and everything about the country’s courts are...

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