19 Jan 2016

Another Vanuatu police officer is suspended

2:12 pm on 19 January 2016

Vanuatu's caretaker prime minister, Sato Kilman, has suspended another police inspector, Iakar Silas.

Mr Silas's suspension comes five days after Mr Kilman suspended another officer, Jackson Noal, on the advice of the police commissioner, John Taleo.

Mr Noal says his suspension was linked to a letter he wrote to the chair of the Police Service Commission asking that Taleo be suspended after he was convicted on two counts of dangerous driving.

Taleo remains in his job after he was on Friday fined more than 300 US dollars for the crimes.