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DRIVER ACQUITTED

The man who was charged with the death of late Sylvie Sam in a fatal road accident in January this year has been acquitted of all charges in the Supreme Court. Justice Gus Andree Wiltens said the evidence produced before his...

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Couple Raped Child Under Care

A man has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after he admitted he and his wife raped a child that was living under their care in Tutuba, Santo. Justice Oliver Saksak told the man who could not be named that he was lucky...

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CRUISE SHIP RAPE

The Supreme Court has convicted a former cruise ship worker for the rape of another former co-worker. Justice Daniel Fatiaki found Noel Isaac of Tanna guilty of one count of an act of indecency and an additional count of sexual...

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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR BLACKMAIL

A man from Ambae was given a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to three counts of extortion. The man was handed 13 months imprisonment suspended for two years, after he sent text messages to his pregnant girlfriend...

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Attempted murder sentenced 17 years

A man from Tanna was sentenced to 17 years behind bars after he walked into a church at Anamburu and assaulted his wife with a steel hammer, following claims that she was having an affair with the pastor. Johnson Namri, 44, was...

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VT500,000 TRAFFIC FINE?

The enforcement of the Vt500,000 traffic spot fine for drunk drivers remains a challenge for police officers. The issue made headlines when it was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs in May but to date no one has been...

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Pastor Jailed for Indecency

The Supreme Court has sentenced a Pastor to nine months imprisonment, after he was found guilty on one count of an act of indecency with a young person. The offence has 10 years imprisonment as its maximum penalty. Justice...

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Father sent to jail for incest

A 51-year-old father was sent to prison for two years after he admitted to raping his biological daughter at Ohlen Area, Port Vila. The father in this case could not be named as it may identify the victim. Chief Justice Vincent...

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Jailed For Incest

A 45-year-old man from Buninga was recently sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to incest with his two stepdaughters. The defendant was charged with two counts of incest, contrary to section 95 (1) (a) of...

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Man rapes 7yrold stepdaughter

A man has received an imprisonment sentence of 15 years and six months after the Supreme Court found him guilty of raping his 7-year-old stepdaughter. He was convicted of seven charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault on a child...

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THREE YEARS FOR INCEST

A 41-year-old father was ordered to serve three years and four months behind bars after he admitted that he raped his daughter. His sentence was backdated to March 13, 2018 when he was first remanded in custody. The father, who...

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STEPFATHER ACQUITTED

A stepfather has been acquitted and discharged of the offence of acts of indecency after the stepdaughter admitted in court that the statement she made to the police against her stepfather was not true. The defendant was charged...

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23 YEARS FOR WIFE KILLER

The Supreme Court yesterday sentenced Raymond Pakoa to 23 years imprisonment for killing his wife, Flora Jerry. Before Justice David Chetwynd handed down the sentence yesterday morning, defense lawyer Pauline Kalwatman asked the...

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Florence Murder PI Adjourned

The preliminary inquiry (PI) into the brutal death of 6-year-old Florence Iaruel from Tanna has been adjourned again to July 9, 2018 as Prosecution continue to wait for the pathologist’s report. The autopsy was conducted over...

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GUILTY

An Emae man who stabbed his partner with a knife and left her to bleed to death in Port Vila in August last year has been found guilty by the Supreme Court. Raymond Pakoa was charged with the premeditated intentional homicide of...

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SENIOR POLICE OFFICER REMANDED

A senior police officer was remanded yesterday afternoon, following his alleged involvement in a criminal offence. Daily Post investigations revealed that the officer is stationed at the Lenakel Police Station on Tanna....

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Minister Faces Assault Charges

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Simeon Seule, is facing several charges. According to the Court listing, a Pre-Trial Conference involving the minister is listed before Justice Olivier Saksak in the Supreme Court...

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