Author: Sista Magazine

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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Students harassed by bus driver

As Vanuatu was about to celebrate the Children’s Day, a bus driver harassed two young female students who were on their way to school on Tuesday morning of this week. The parent of one of the students alleged that his daughter...

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Commander North confirms assault on Tourist

An incident that occurred on Lamap landing on Malekula has forced a tourist to shorten her stay on the island. Commander North, George Songi confirmed that on July 16, a young man slashed a female tourist with a knife,...

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Erakor Murder Case Deferred

The Magistrates Court has adjourned the case involving the Tannese man who was charged with the murder of his partner and burying her near a coconut plantation at Etmat, Erakor last month. Yawak Tapawa was taken back into...

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST DG

A female government officer has lodged a formal complaint against the Director General (DG) of the ministry she is working under. The officer made the formal complaint to her superior because she feels that the work environment...

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FORMER PRINCIPAL’S ALLEGED RAPE CASE ADVANCES

The former Napangasale Junior Secondary school principal’s case has been committed to the Supreme Court. On Friday last week, John Richard William had to rush to the court after a late call that the Magistrate Court could not...

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VT156 MILLION PAYOUT FOR TEACHERS THIS WEEK

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has been informed by the Ministry of Finance that the first roll out of the teachers’ salary anomalies is due on Thursday, June 27 this week. The first roll out of Vt156, 807, 540 will cover...

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Man found guilty of raping mother of three

A man has been remanded after the court found him guilty for raping a mother of three while her husband was remanded in custody. All the way up to the trial, the offender claimed that the encounter was never a rape as it was...

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