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Regional Wrap Up

  Australian Foreign Minister visits PNG and Timor Leste The Foreign Minister of Australia is visiting Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste this week. In PNG, Senator Penny Wong held talks with her counterpart Justin...

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Police Briefs

VT1.5M revenue collected in Port Vila Traffic Operation A three-day Traffic operation in Port Vila has generated more than VT1.5 million in revenue. The joint operation was conducted by the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF), Municipal...

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Court Briefs – July 12 2022

Father penalised for intentional assault to de-facto partner Ple Micah pleaded guilty to one charge of intentional assault. The maximum sentence for that offence is a term of 5 years’ imprisonment. The starting point that was...

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Court briefs – June 15 2022

Only 3 year jail term for 73-year-old stepfather who sexually violated pregnant stepdaughter Naling Willie Ikoiko appeared in Court for sentencing on a charge of sexual intercourse without consent. The complainant was 2 months...

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Senior Police Officer Suspended

The senior Police Officer who is facing allegations of sexual harassment with two female police officers has been suspended earlier this week. Daily Post is informed that the Officer concerned who also heads an important unit...

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Court Briefs – May 24 2022

Tony Jimmy pleaded guilty to charges of an act of indecency with a young person, as well as unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 13 years of age. He committed these acts when the victim who calls him uncle, was only 7...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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