Author: Sista Magazine

General Election Date Set for March 19

The Electoral Commission has announced that the General Election is scheduled for March 19, 2020. Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete, confirmed the logistics for the 2020 Parliamentary General Election...

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WIFE KILLS HUSBAND

Police have arrested a woman from Pango after she stabbed her husband to death with a knife in their home during the weekend. Deputy Director of the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF)’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), James...

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6 Years Jail Term For Assault

Anthony Kiel was sent to prison for six years after being found guilty to assault related charges. Kiel , who hails from Tanna pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful entry against section 143 (1) of the Penal Code CAP 135....

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COMPLAINANT ‘WITHDRAWS’ CASE AGAINST SPEAKER

The complainant in the Speaker of Parliament’s alleged assault case has conveyed her intention not to testify against him. In a letter addressed to the Public Prosecutor on August 9, 2019, the complainant asserted that she is...

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JAIL TERM FOR MAN WHO CUT OFF WIFE’S TOES

A man has been sent to jail for cutting off his wife’s toes in front of their children. Jeffery Isu pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional assault and threatening to kill. Supreme Court Judge Gus Andree Wiltens said the...

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10-year jail term for man who raped 4 students

A man was ordered to serve 10 years and eight months behind bars for raping four students in two different criminal cases. The sentences imposed on the two criminal cases were made concurrent with each other. The man who could...

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Man jailed for assaulting partner

Jack Nasei of Tanna has been sent to jail for assaulting his partner and causing permanent injuries. Mr. Nasei pleaded guilty to one count of intentional assault, causing damage on the body of another person resulting in...

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Launch of Vanuatu Humanitarian Award

To commemorate the efforts of the people of Vanuatu, the Ministry of Justice and Community Services and Gender and Protection Cluster in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced the...

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Woman found dead on Tanna

A woman has been found dead at Enkahi area on Tanna after she went missing for a month. The woman was reportedly missing after she was on her way back to White Sands after visiting her daughter who is married to Port Resolution....

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Man Jailed For Arson

A man was sent to prison for two years and six months for deliberately torching a house belonging to a Tannese family living in Teouma. Pierre Esrah Noel was charged with one count of robbery, arson and obstructing a Police...

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Fake healer sent to prison

A man who claimed to be a healer was sent to prison for raping a young woman who was lured to a secluded area after being enticed with the promise of a healing miracle. Tom Nakou of Tanna was sent to prison for four years and...

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Golden girls do it again!

Vanuatu’s golden girls have done it again! Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko have won the Asian Volleyball Confederation Penghu Open. This outstanding result has been possible through a number of people and companies, including...

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Investigation into ABM staff incident continues

Police investigation into the incident which saw a young woman leaping off a service bus in fear for her life, is still underway. Police made the confirmation as they dismissed rumours on social media which claimed the victim...

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No More Band-Aid Solutions

It has happened again. On Wednesday night, a young woman jumped out of a bus after the driver refused to drop her at her stop. She has several broken bones and a head injury. The Public Land Transport Authority (PLTA) is...

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