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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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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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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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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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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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WIFE STABS HUSBAND TO DEATH

The Vanuatu Police Force is appealing to the chiefs and people of Tongoa on Efate and people of Pentecost to remain calm and not to take the law into their own hands. The appeal comes after a tragic incident on Arongbwarato...

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SPEAKER’S TRIAL ADJOURNED AGAIN

The Speaker of Parliament’s trial has been adjourned again to December. The 3-day trial is now scheduled for December 4-6, 2019. Speaker Simeon Seule was implicated in alleged assault-related charges and has denied the...

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