Missing woman found dead

A woman who was reported missing a few weeks ago has been found dead.

Her body was discovered in the bush between Artas and Mavunlep villages in south Santo.

Police have attended the scene.

Students suspected for unlawful entry and theft 

Two students of Nandiuti Secondary School on Malo have been arrested as suspects for unlawful entry and theft of school properties. 

They were arrested on Tuesday this week and released the next day.

Lolowai break-in under investigation

A break-in at Wai Cooperative in Lolowai, Ambae, is under investigation.

The break-in occurred last Saturday.

Youth arrested for marijuana possession

A youth residing at Beverly Hills in Port Vila has been arrested for possessing marijuana cultivation.

Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) said the increased use of marijuana is affecting youth in Vanuatu.

VPF said it is seriously dealing with marijuana cultivation, sale, possession and consumption according to law. 

Police Media participates in PACMAS virtual workshop 

The Media Unit of VPF was part of a virtual digital workshop on improving content for an enhanced social media engagement.  

Facilitated through the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS), the three-day workshop aims to support the upskilling of journalists and communications practitioners.

SANMA FPU and Crime Prevention awareness 

The SANMA Family Protection Unit (FPU) has conducted an awareness at the VMF Detachment Camp with Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) officers.

FPU Act and domestic violence are some of the topics of the awareness.

SANMA Police Crime Prevention Unit has participated in the Business Plan Meeting of the Sanma Provincial Technical Advisory Group (TAC) Business Plan.

SANMA Police Crime Prevention Unit also conducted awareness at Rowani School and had meeting with the school principal.

RVS Takuare's official welcome in six days 

There are now six days left before RVS Takuare's official welcome ceremony.

The welcome ceremony is scheduled on Tuesday next week.

The new patrol boat is gifted by Australia, under its Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP), a successor to the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

PMSP is a $2billion (AUD) commitment over 30 years to Vanuatu and other Pacific island nations, to support their capacity to protect their sovereignty and contribute to regional security.

Apart from providing the new guardian-class boat, PMSP also supports Vanuatu contracted aerial surveillances support to improve regional maritime domain awareness, enhance regional coordination to improve interoperability between nations in addressing regional maritime challenges, upgrades to RVS Mala Base Wharf to berth RVS Takuare safely and securely and continual support through-country advisers, training assistance and maintenance support.

The new vessel has improved capabilities, which includes increased range and sea keeping ability with improved satellite communications system, accommodation for mixed gender crews, large size with 1500kg deck crane, 16m2 cargo deck to further support humanitarian aid and disaster relief, travel at 20knots, 8meter wide, 39.5meter long, tract 2.5m, vessel monitoring system and 3000 nautical mile range.

Range shooting at Bouffa Farm tomorrow 

Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) will be conducting a range shooting activity at the  Bouffa Farm tomorrow.

People residing at the Bouffa area and other members of the public should stay away from the area from 8am to 4pm. 


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