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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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18 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR KILLER

The man that fatally stabbed a woman in March this year at Tassiriki area has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison. Ernest Joseph pleaded guilty to one charge of premeditated intentional homicide. Joseph had accepted the...

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Murder Suspect Still On The Run

A man from Paama residing on Santo, Sahe Molu, wanted for the alleged murder of his partner, is still on the run since the incident early last week. In a statement issued yesterday, the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) urged members...

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Caught in the act

A young man who had a habit of displaying his private parts to women and girls, got a lesson which he would never forget after he was caught in the act, and was overpowered by male members of the public last week. An eyewitness...

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36-year-old man jailed for incest

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced by the Supreme Court to 4 years and 9 months’ imprisonment for committing incest. The complainant in the case was his adopted daughter. The offending occurred when the complainant was 19...

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MP Faces Criminal Charges

Member of Parliament (MP) for Malekula, Mr. Sanick Asang is currently facing criminal charges, contrary to the Criminal Procedure Code Act. It was alleged that he assaulted his wife on two separate occasions on two consecutive...

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We Rise Coalition Partner Signing

Movement building in the Pacific feminist space through the We Rise Coalition will have a wider reach with the inclusion of four regional non-governmental organisations that signed a partnership agreement this week. Brown Girl...

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Pastor Arrested

A Pastor from the Crossover Movement on Tongoa has been remanded at the Correctional Facility in Port Vila after he was apprehended over allegations of having sexual intercourse without consent. Sources close to the victim said...

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DG Kenneth Suspended

Public Service Commission (PSC) has suspended the Director General of Justice and Social Welfare, Doresthy Kenneth Watson. The suspension reportedly took place Thursday Last week. The Commission met last Thursday and took the...

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