Penalty for sex crimes against minors now life imprisonment under new Penal Code

One of Port Vila's correctional centres. Photo: Flickr/mikecogh

The Penal Code is undergoing significant changes. The penalties for violent and sexual crimes against the younger age groups are being massively increased. Incest, for example, has the prison term extended from Read the rest of this entry »


Maximum sentences increased to life for some serious crimes; work begins on Bauerfield airport second phase

One of Port Vila's correctional centres. Photo: Flickr/mikecogh

One of Port Vila’s correctional centres. Photo: Flickr/mikecogh

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