Author: Sista Magazine

ALLEGED FIRST SAME SEX MARRIAGE NOT REGISTERED

The Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Church has issued a statement on the alleged same-sex marriage that was facilitated by the LDS church in Nambatu last month. LDS Language Supervisor Christiane Tounguen explained that a couple...

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More women taking up family planning

There has been a rise in women taking up family planning. Julius Ssenabulya, Program Manager of the Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) says more women are currently taking up family planning compare to 10 to 15 years ago....

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Pastor Arrested

A Pastor from the Crossover Movement on Tongoa has been remanded at the Correctional Facility in Port Vila after he was apprehended over allegations of having sexual intercourse without consent. Sources close to the victim said...

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DG Kenneth Suspended

Public Service Commission (PSC) has suspended the Director General of Justice and Social Welfare, Doresthy Kenneth Watson. The suspension reportedly took place Thursday Last week. The Commission met last Thursday and took the...

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Probe into weekend deaths

Autopsies will be performed on two women who have died over the weekend in separate incidents. A woman from Paama reportedly died on the Tamate Road, Efate while she was with her partner. Another woman from Gaua was allegedly...

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EOI – Web and Media Technician Sista

Background Sista is a charitable organization, established in Port Vila, Vanuatu, which is driven by feminist values. We use arts, media and communications to empower women and girls, raise awareness and advocate on issues that...

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First autopsy performed on Ambrym

Pathologist Crystal Garae conducted an autopsy on a 20-year-old girl on Ambrym last weekend. According to the Police Media Desk, this was the first ever autopsy to be done on another island, apart from Efate. The post-mortem was...

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Jail Term for Woman who Fought for Partner

The Magistrate Court on Malekula has sentenced a woman to 18 months imprisonment for intentionally assaulting another woman over her de-facto partner. On August 19, 2020 Mariedu Jacob appeared in Court and pleaded guilty to one...

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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR WOMAN WHO STABBED PARTNER

The Supreme Court has handed a suspended sentence to a woman over the fatal stabbing of her de-facto partner. 23-year-old Heromingly Marie Therese was convicted of one charge of intentional assault resulting in death, an offence...

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14-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED

A 14-year-old boy who was convicted of having sexual intercourse without consent and threatening to kill has been given a sentence of two years and nine months, but suspended for three years. Additionally, the young offender was...

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Man jailed for unlawful sexual intercourse

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 3 years and 8 months imprisonment for unlawful sexual intercourse with 14-year-old girl. Timothy Salro pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity to unlawful sexual intercourse with a...

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Woman admits to stabbing partner

A young mother of one has entered a guilty plea on one count of Intentional Assault causing death, contrary to Section 107 (d) of the Penal Code Act [CAP 135]. Ms. Lasari Hinge admitted in court this week that she stabbed late...

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