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Court briefs – 17 May 2022

Father kills family John Amos Pakoa had taken his family to the independence celebration in 2001. After returning home, Mr. Pakoa and his wife Helly went to drink kava and returned home just before morning. Soon after he stabbed...

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Slippery Floors by Victor Korikalo

Leaders in our society know our plight Yet they ignore and pretend that it’s all alright Our voices are drowned by their hailers and shouts “Vote for me and we’ll get you out!” But here we are Still sitting and waiting We’re not...

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Man allegedly stabs partner with knife

A man from Tekelele in south Epi has been charged, after he allegedly stabbed his partner on the back of her head with a knife recently. Police on Tongoa released him on bail after charging him with intentional assault. He was...

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Court Briefs – 19 March 2022

Man being investigated for wife’s death denied bail Richard Harry was remanded on the 27th of December, 2021 after he was charged with intentional homicide, in which his wife was the victim. He applied for bail, stating that it...

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Woman Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Dies

A woman in South Santo who had an underlying condition and tested positive for COVID-19, died on Sunday. South Santo Area Two Council Administrator, Terry Daniel, said the SANMA Rural Health authority confirmed on Sunday that...

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VWC: Do not tolerate sexual harassment

Being subject to sexual harassment is not part of one’s job description, sexual harassment should never be tolerated. The above was reaffirmed by Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) Coordinator, Tatavola Matas. Ms Matas made the...

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10-month-old neglected infant finds new home

A mother of two has given away her one of her children, a 10-month-old baby girl named Caroline Peter, to Pikinini Playtime Business Manager, Tony Batten. According to Mr. Batten, the child suffers from a heart condition and the...

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TORBA Police Looking For Sexual Assault Suspect

A 50-year-old man from Qeteon Village, South East of Gaua Island, is wanted by police after escaping from their custody. Harry Sandy has been a person of interest since June, 2021, the police media reported. Further information...

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Court Briefs – 28 Jan 2022

58-year-old entrepreneur jailed for rape Lisong Kallan Malsaye pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse without consent. The maximum sentence is life imprisonment. The sentence starting point is 6 years’ imprisonment....

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9-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPIST

A 26-year-old man who tricked a young girl and threatened her for sex with a knife on the night of Independence Day last year, has been given 9 years and 10 months’ imprisonment. The young man used the girl’s boyfriend phone and...

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Court Briefs – 11 Jan 2022

10 months’ imprisonment for possession of cannabis Simon Edmond Philip pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of dangerous drugs. The maximum sentence for this offence is a fine not exceeding VT100 million or 20 years’...

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MOTHER THROWS BABY TO DRUNK BEFORE CRASH

A quick thinking mother who was in a brake-failed public transport bus speeding down a steep Ohlen Hole slope, out of desperation, was reported to have thrown her young baby out the window who landed safely in the hands of a...

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Should Sex Offenders be Granted a Second Chance?

Since New Zealand deported a Vanuatu seasonal worker recently, questions have been raised on whether or not the seasonal employee should be given a second chance. Vanuatu’s Commissioner of Labour, Murielle Meltenoven, took a...

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Young man escapes jail for several charges

A 23-year-old man has escaped jail after pleading guilty to intentional assault, threat to kill and two charges of domestic violence. In June this year, Thuram Malserake kicked his de facto partner and punched her on both sides...

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Pastor Jailed For Indecency

The Supreme Court has sentenced a pastor from the Apostolic Destiny Church to 3 years and 6 months’ imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to committing an act of indecency with two younger people from the same church....

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Court Briefs – 26 Nov 2021

Man rapes person living with disability Tom Ezekiel pleaded guilty to 1 count of act of indecency without consent and 2 counts of sexual intercourse without consent. He was convicted on his own plea and the admitted facts. The...

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