Author: Sista Magazine

Court Briefs – Sept 24th 2021

Father of 5 gets two years reduced for raping another woman Michael Selwyn pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. The collective maximum penalty for rape is life imprisonment, however, 6 years was adopted as the...

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11-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR MAN WHO MURDERED WIFE

A man from Paama, Sahe Molu, who murdered his wife, Jelinda Arukesa, in July this year has been sent to prison for 11 years and six months. Molu was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to a charge of intentional homicide...

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Court Briefs

17-year-old rapes woman with disability The defendant, Sao Christopher, pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse without consent to a 25-year-old single woman living with physical disability. He has been sentenced to 3...

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18 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR WOMAN KILLER

The man that fatally stabbed a woman in March this year at Tassiriki area has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison. Ernest Joseph pleaded guilty to one charge of premeditated intentional homicide. Joseph had accepted the...

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18 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR KILLER

The man that fatally stabbed a woman in March this year at Tassiriki area has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison. Ernest Joseph pleaded guilty to one charge of premeditated intentional homicide. Joseph had accepted the...

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Opposition urges PP to appeal sentence

The Leader of Opposition has called on the Public Prosecutor to appeal the sentence give to the Minister of Climate Change and to seek a sentence that will be more representative of how people expect leaders to be penalised for...

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Murder Suspect Still On The Run

A man from Paama residing on Santo, Sahe Molu, wanted for the alleged murder of his partner, is still on the run since the incident early last week. In a statement issued yesterday, the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) urged members...

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Man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of girls

A man from Emae in his 50s has been taken into police custody for allegedly forcing several secondary school girls to engage in sexual activities, since they were in primary school. He will be appearing before the Magistrate...

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Caught in the act

A young man who had a habit of displaying his private parts to women and girls, got a lesson which he would never forget after he was caught in the act, and was overpowered by male members of the public last week. An eyewitness...

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Grandfather convicted for raping 6-year-old

A 63-year old man who admitted to have had unlawful sexual intercourse with his 6-year-old granddaughter has been sentenced to 4 years 9 months imprisonment. The court heard that around October 2020, the old man took his young...

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36-year-old man jailed for incest

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced by the Supreme Court to 4 years and 9 months’ imprisonment for committing incest. The complainant in the case was his adopted daughter. The offending occurred when the complainant was 19...

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Mother allegedly uses child to steal

A mother was caught on camera allegedly using her child to steal on Monday at the Low Price shop. Avinesh from Low Price, says the incident happened on 17/05/2021 around 3pm at Low Price Freshwota 1 outlet. He says the lady used...

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Original VT80,000 bride price no longer valid

The original bride price total of VT80,000 is no longer recognised by the Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs, while it challenges each Island Council of Chiefs to promote its own bride price based on its customs. This is the current...

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Single Mother’s Forum

Sista is organizing a forum where we connect with women who are raising pikininis without the help of a spouse or a live-in partner. We understand that single mothers are often vulnerable to challenges and hardship when it comes...

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