Category: News

16-MONTH-OLD BABY DIES IN FIRE

A 16-month-old baby girl has tragically died after a fire broke out in her home at the Tagabe Area on Thursday. The baby was reportedly home alone sleeping as her parents reportedly locked the door of the house and went to the...

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Medicine Shortages

Hospitals across Vanuatu are experiencing medicine shortages. Concerns are mounting over the shortage of certain medicines, particularly amoxicillin to treat body infections and the failure of the Government to ensure sufficient...

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VCH SILENT ON HARASSMENT CLAIMS

While the introduction of a new Eye Facility at Vila Central Hospital is a plus for those with eye problems, Minister of Health, Jack Norris Kalmet, has reportedly been advised of an allegation that a male member of staff has...

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2 YEARS, 10 MONTHS FOR INCEST

The Supreme Court has sentenced a 38-year-old father to two years and 10 months behind bars for committing incest with his 13-year-old daughter. The offence was committed in a village on West Epi in June 2018. It was revealed in...

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Man sent to prison for rape

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to three years and nine months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl. His name has been withheld for security reasons. The facts showed that the defendant agreed...

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Napangasale School Still Closed

While schools around the nation have begun their academic year, approximately 300 students at the Napangasale Junior secondary school on Tongoa, still have not begun their classes. This comes about after the school principal,...

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Zero Tolerance For Student Abuse

In the wake of the rape allegations against the Napangasale Junior Secondary School Principal on a student of his, some parents and members of the public in general are now asking themselves whether schools are still safe and...

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COM Secretary Remanded

Acting Deputy Public Prosecutor, Simcha Blessing has confirmed that Armstrong Masanga, the Secretary of the Council of Ministers (COM), has been remanded over the death of a Filipino in front of a nightclub in Port Vila last...

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MOTION IN ORDER

Parliament will debate the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Charlot Salwai on Tuesday, December 4. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Opposition’s Constitutional Application yesterday morning, after the...

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Namri’s sentence reduced

The Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence of Johnson Namri from 15 to seven years for assaulting his wife inside the Covenant Church in Anamburu with a hammer. During his appeal, Namri submitted that the judge should have...

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4 MISSING

A search party is underway in the area of North to West of Ambrym after a mother and her 4-year-old son, a 17-year-old girl and a 10-to-11 year-old boy went adrift on two canoes over the weekend. Bule Obed, a relative of the...

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Two cyclones likely to hit Vanuatu

While the Pacific region is forecasted to have 7 to 11 cyclones in the 2018/2019 tropical cyclone season, Vanuatu alone is expecting at least two cyclones. The cyclone season in Vanuatu begins next month, November to April next...

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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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