11 Sep 2013

Vanuatu leader commits to building new court complex

1:21 pm on 11 September 2013

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil says his government is committed to building a new court complex to replace the historic structure destroyed in an unexplained fire six years ago.

The Daily Post newspaper reports the prime minister saying that it is the duty of his government to ensure that the 'pride of the country' which is its judiciary, is professionally built.

The cost of the new complex has been put at 41 million US dollars.

The chief justice Vincent Lunabek wants the design to include both Vanuatu custom and modern touches so the public feels welcome and not intimidated.