Author: Sista Magazine

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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WOMAN JAILED OVER FATAL STABBING

The Supreme Court has sentenced a woman to six years and 10 months in jail, in relation to the fatal stabbing of her husband last year. Ms. Caroline Wasabulu, who resides in Pango had been convicted on one charge of intentional...

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One fatality after medical evacuation

One of the injured patients who was medevaced to Vila for emergency medical care in the aftermaths of category 5 cyclone Harold has recently died. The woman who died at Vila Central Hospital (VCH) is from Melsisi in central...

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SOE to be extended to respond to TC Harold

The National Disaster Committee (NDC) has asked the Government to extend the State of Emergency (SOE) imposed for COVID-19, in order to respond to the immediate needs of families impacted by cyclone Harold. This has been...

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ELECTION COUNTING STREAMING LIVE

The people of Vanuatu will for the first time in the country’s history witness the official counting of a national election via live streaming today. Caretaker Minister responsible for the Electoral Office and Internal Affairs,...

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OVER 21,000 VOTERS YET TO VOTE

Over 21,000 voters in four constituencies – Ambae, Maewo, Banks and Torres – will exercise their right to vote today, because of the delay in delivery of the ballot boxes yesterday. “The severe weather disrupted the...

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AWP Reminds Women to Keep Women’s Mandate Alive

Advocates for Women in Parliament (AWP) is calling on female candidates and voters to keep uplifting the women’s mandate during this year’s general election. The women’s mandate is: ‘Vote Women to Balance Gender Equality in...

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Malvatumauri President Condemns Killings

President of the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs, Chief Willie Gray Plasua has condemned the recent brutal killings in Port Vila. He shared his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims and stressed on...

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Dead body found at Joint Court identified

The body of the woman who was found at Joint Court in Port Vila has been identified as a 24-year old from Ambae, Elina Vira, Police confirmed yesterday. The deceased was engaged to a man from Banks Island. Families of the...

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Two arrested for alleged murder of Tannese woman

Two suspects have been arrested after the discovery of the body of a woman from Tanna at Smet in Port Vila last Saturday night. The body of the deceased was found on the road at the area, police conveyed in a statement. Killing...

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ANOTHER WOMAN FOUND DEAD

Police in Port Vila are investigating the death of a woman from Tanna whose body was discovered at Smet area around 8pm last Saturday. Director of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Jack Joses, said further details of...

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POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATHS OF TWO WOMEN

Police in Port Vila are investigating the deaths of two women, one who committed suicide at Teouma and another whose body was found at Joint Court area this week. The suicide at Teouma was the first case for this year 2020....

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CAPTAINS SUSPENDED OVER RAPE CLAIM

The first and second captain of MV Karapa, a locally owned vessel, have been suspended by the Office of the Maritime Regulator (OMR) for allegedly raping a passenger while on duty. Inspector Afremen Kender from the Criminal...

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Nguna women want next Efate MPs to fix road

Women in Efate’s offshore island of Nguna want the next Efate members of parliament to work closely with the community of Nguna to address roads conditions on the island. The Women’s representative at Farealapa village on Nguna,...

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Vanuatu prepares for 2020 General Elections

With 71 days remaining before the national parliamentary general elections, the Vanuatu Government, through the Electoral Commission and the Electoral Office, is ensuring that legal and administrative processes are taken care of...

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Three babies born at VCH on new year’s day

The first baby of the new year born at the Vila Central Hospital (VCH) came into the world at 12.21am January, to a mother from Tongoa. The second baby was born at 1.57am to a mother from Ambae and the third one at 1.43pm to a...

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School starts February 4

All government schools in Vanuatu will commence the 2020 academic year on February 4. In a statement to announce the 2020 calendar, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) conveyed that term I will begin from February to...

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