Beating Calls For Law and Order

Trending on social media this week is Port Vila market house beating by Tannese mobs calls for serious measures on law and order in the city again falling apart.


The post by Henry Coupa Bill shows the manager of the house, Theo Massing covered in blood, and threads report fractured ribs and a broken arm results from disagreement over a road block within the vicinity by management to control traffic flow.


Public also raises concern insisting the victims should take the matter to court to be sorted fairly by law and disagrees over any ceremony perform in kastom, objecting the peace ceremony performed a day after the killing between Tannese mobs involved living behind Bauerfield area and Lord Mayor of Port Vila Ulrich Sumtoh.

In 2012, a similar incident sent the host province of Shefa and all law abiding citizens converged to the street of Port Vila campaigning against violence in the city with banners chanting for all trouble makers to go home to their nakamals to learn their kastom in particular ‘respect’.

2012 Shefa protest the senseless death of elderly Tongoa man Joseph Marae
2012 Shefa protest the senseless death of elderly Tongoa man Joseph Marae

The Vanuatu constitution recognises the fundamental rights and freedom of all individual without discrimination on the grounds of race, place of origin, religious or traditional beliefs, political opinions, language or sex but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and to the legitimate public interest in defence, safety, public order, welfare and health

In 2007 3 March riot, fighting between Ambrym and Tanna results in 3 dead called for a state of emergency declared by Vanuatu government, and after peace ceremony declared end of any dispute between the two islands living in Port Vila.


The Penguin

A blogger from Vanuatu with interest in sports, ict, agriculture, tourism, history and many other thingamajig.

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