Simeon Seule

Vanuatu's former Speaker of Parliament acquitted of criminal charges

According to the Vanuatu Daily Post, the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Seule was guilty of charges relating to an incident involving Fredeline Tanarango in a Hotel Santo room.

Mr Seule was the MP for the Efate outer islands.

Despite the legal clearance, there has been no confirmation yet if he intends or will be able to contest the 2020 general election.


Vanuatu minister accused of forcing authorisation of ship operation

 The opposition said that ship was not seaworthy at the time.

Opposition leader Ishmael Kalsakau is calling for the minister, Simeon Seule, to be reprimanded.

Mr Seule told the Daily Post the ship does have deficiencies, but the maritime office has allowed it to be used commercially until repairs are carried out.

He said it was already booked into the slipway at Luganville for repairs to be done in May.