Vanuatu Considers Curfew As Part Of Effort To Reduce Port Vila Crime

Strict measures necessary to restore law and order

By Glenda Willie

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, July 7, 2017) – Minister of Internal Affairs, Alfred Maoh has announced that an option being considered as part of the Government’s stand on clamping down on criminal activities in Port Vila is to implement a curfew ordinance this month.

The specific hours for the ordinance is yet to be announced, pending approval from the State Law Office, according to Minister Maoh, but he confirmed once authorised by the State Law, the curfew will run from Friday to Sunday.

He said once it comes into effect, any individual caught within the specific hours of the curfew will be arrested during the joint operation undertaken by the Vanuatu Police Force, Department of Customs, Port Vila Municipality and Shefa Provincial Government Council.

The Government is considering strict measures for security purposes including upholding law and order in Port Vila.

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