24 Mar 2011

Guards placed at Vanuatu Women's Centre

6:32 pm on 24 March 2011

Vanuatu's Ministry of Justice and Community Services has posted security guards outside the Vanuatu National Council of Women offices after suspending Maryanne Bani, who was temporarily managing the body.

A court-appointed administrator, Arthur Faerua, says the justice minister, Ralph Regenvanu, suspended Miss Bani for allegedly using a falsified court order to appoint an interim team to run the office.

The Council, which is the umbrella organisation for women's groups, has also faced a legal battle over the appointment of its board president.