22 May 2020

Four plead guilty for Vanuatu theatre director attack

4:06 pm on 22 May 2020

Four men have pleaded guilty to attacking the director of Vanuatu's popular theatre company, Wan Smol Bag.

Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo: RNZI

Peter Walker and two friends were assaulted outside his Port Vila property nearly a year ago.

Samuel Bule and Andrew Imaleng have pleaded guilty to international assault, criminal trespass and theft.

Two minors also pleaded guilty to the same charges.

The Daily Post reports they'll be sentenced in the Supreme Court next month.

Port Vila council owed taxes

The mayor of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila, says his council is owed more than $US4 million in outstanding property taxes.

The revelation comes with Eric Festa's council in need of funds to develop Port Vila.

Mr Festa has appealed to property owners to discuss their problems with him so amicable means can be found to sort their taxes.