10 Jul 2017

Vanuatu cracks down on alcohol issues

From , 3:04 pm on 10 July 2017

Authorities in Vanuatu are cracking down on alcohol sellers and underage drinking in the wake of recent violent incidents in Port Vila.

The internal affairs minister, Alfred Maoh, says police are inspecting liquor outlets and nightclubs to ensure they're complying with the law and not selling to underage people.

Mr Maoh says the government is also considering a curfew for some people.

The move follows the death of a man who was beaten at a Port Vila night club last month, which has prompted widespread outrage.

Mr Maoh told Jamie Tahana the crackdown is not a knee-jerk reaction to one incident.