Staff, 2022-11-23 16:18:02,
Chinese fishermen’s case returned to Supreme Court
The Vanuatu Appeal Court has overturned the acquittals of the crew of two Chinese fishing vessels for allegedly fishing illegally in Vanuatu waters.
On January 21, 2021, two vessels were apprehended by the Vanuatu naval ship, the RVS Tukoro.
Subsequently, the masters and their crews faced criminal prosecution alleging they had fished in territorial waters of Vanuatu without the required licences, in breach of the Vanuatu Fisheries Act.
The matter went to the Supreme Court in August and the judge acquitted them on all charges, but this was appealed.
The Appeal Court has now sent the matter back to the Supreme Court for reconsideration.
Micronesia to kickstart MMR vaccine programme for kids
The Federated States of Micronesia will begin a campaign to roll-out the Measles, Mumps and Rubella – or MMR – vaccine for young children.
Children aged one to three will receive vaccines while others aged two to three will receive routine vaccines
Covid-19 vaccines for children aged between six months and four years will also be administered.
While Micronesia has had relatively decent coverage against MMR, the coverage as of November 21 was the lowest in the nation’s history.
The second-dose coverage for the Measles vaccination is just 21 percent.
A Government spokesperson said the issue didn’t come from vaccines numbers but air travel…
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