Author: Sista Magazine

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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Fatal assault suspect arrested

Police in Port Vila have arrested a suspect pending investigating into the fatal assault of a young mother at Blacksand area yesterday morning. The 20-year-old deceased from Pentecost is survived by her 3-month old baby,...

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Court Briefs – Nov 19th 2021

Man charged with indecency over 2-year period Ronie Vira was found guilty and convicted of 2 counts of sexual intercourse without consent and an act of indecency without consent. Sexual intercourse without consent has a maximum...

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Court Briefs November 5th 2021

Married man rapes 8-year-old James Ngisa pleaded guilty to 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and act of indecency with a young person. The maximum sentence for unlawful sexual intercourse is 14 years’ imprisonment. The...

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Court Briefs – October 29th 2021

Father jailed for raping wife and daughter Lenlen Leleny Ansen pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent, and a charge of incest. The maximum sentence for all 3 charges is life imprisonment however 16...

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Jail term for man who raped niece

A man was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months’ imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with his niece more than once, and for his act of indecency without consent. Ronnie Vira committed the offences against his niece when she...

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Court Briefs

31-year-old charged with cultivation and possession of cannabis Mali Bwibwi pleaded guilty to one count of cultivation of cannabis and one count of possession of cannabis. The maximum penalty for cultivation and possession of...

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Court Briefs – 8th October

 Grandfather molests granddaughter Tembes Quara pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 13 years of age. The maximum sentence for this crime is life in prison; however, 6 years was adopted...

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Police investigating alleged suicide

Police are investigating the death of a young woman found dead in her home at Tagabe Bridge in Port Vila. According to police, the young woman from Tongoa allegedly committed suicide following an argument with her de facto...

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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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