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Index of Vanuatu Ombudsman's Reports held at the Emalus Campus Library

1995

    First Annual Report 1995 to Parliament by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Vanuatu
    First Special Report 1995 on the respect of Multilingualism to Parliament by the Ombudsman of the republic of Vanuatu
    November 1995:

- Report on the Nambawan Bottle Shop case (Public Report pursuant to Article 63(3) of the Constitution and section 24 of the Ombudsman Act)

1996

3rd July 1996:

- Public Report on the provision of Bank Guarantees given in the sum of US$100,000,000.00 in Breach of the Leadership code and section 14 of the Ombudsman Act and the related matters thereto

 

23rd July 1996:

- Public Report complaint Alleged misappropriation of funds by the president of Shefa Province and Maladministration of Shefa Provincial Council

 

6th July 1996:

- Public Report on the Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board Utilisation of the VT. 1.3 Billion 1986 – 1987 stabex funds subsidy

 

20th August 1996:

- Report on the Nambawan Bottle Shop case (Pursuant to Article 63(3) of the Constitution and Section 24 of the Ombudsman Act) by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Vanuatu

 

23rd September 1996:

- Public Report on the Sale of M.V Yasur

 

10th October 1996:

- Public Report Complaint against the Immigration Department concerning a woman whom the Immigration Department attempted to prevent leaving the country

 

16th October 1996:

- Public Report on the conduct of Hon BT Sope and the VNPF Board in a proposed imvestment in the internet Bank “ CYBANK” Venture (This report expresses the opinions, views, findings of fact and recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the Ombudsman Act and the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu.)

 

22nd October 1996:

- Further Public Report on the US$ 100,000,000 Bank Guarantees

 

25th October 1996:

- Public Report on the conduct of Hon Amos Bangabiti, Hon Maxime Carlot Korman and Mr Irene Bongnaim on the granting of the contract to clean the Bauerfield Airport to FX & BM cleaning services (This report expresses the opinions, views and findings of fact and recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the Ombudsman Act and the Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu.)

 

15th November 1996:

- Public Report on the Appointment of the Deputy General Manager of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund

 

25th November 1996:

- Second special report on the Observance of Multilinguism 1996

- 2nd Annual General Report to Parliament 1996 by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Vanuatu

 

28th November 1996:

- Third Public Report on conduct of Hon Barak Tame Sope concerning a further request to Scotland Yard on 18.10.96 to release US$ 100,000,000 Bank Guarantees (This report contains the opinions, views, findings of fact and misconduct and recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

10th December 1996:

- Public Report into Multiple Breaches of the Leadership code and other unlawful conduct by Hon Barak T Sope (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman act N0.14 of 1995.)

1997

6th March 1997:

- Public Report on the appointment of Maurice Michel to the Public Service and to the position of auditor General

 

28th May 1997:

- Public Report on the Premature birth and Death of Newborn twins at Vila Central Hospital

 

4th June 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on Illegal Ex Gratia Payments to 23 1988 Former MPs (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

19th June 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on the Abuse of VNPF Tendering procedures by VNPF Board and Management (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

26th June 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on the Conduct of Hon Willie Jimmy, Hon Amos Bangabiti and Mr Aime Malere in the Sale of the M.V Savin Fana (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

3rd July 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on the Payment of “COMPENSATION” to Hon Maxime Carlot Korman, Hon Willie Jimmy, and Hon Barak Sope in Breach of the Leadership code and Compensation Act 1994 (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

17th July 1997:

- Public Report on the improper interference with a Land Lease by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Amos Bangabiti (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

10th September 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on the National Bank of Vanuatu former Board members’ trip to Fiji on the 17th – 24th October 1995 (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

1st October 1997:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63(3) of the Constitution) on the Illegal Hospitals Panel Signs Contract entered into by Mr. Yves Niowenmal, the former Director of Health Department (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and of unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman act N0.14 of 1995.)

 

November 1997:

- Third Special Report on the Observance of Multilingualism the Ombudsman of the Republic of Vanuatu (Pursuant to Article 64(3) of the constitution)

 

3rd December 1997:

- Public Report on Appointment of Resort Las Vegas Group as agent for “Immigration scheme for Vanuatu” and on the Conduct of Prime Minister RT Hon Serge Vohor and Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Vidal Soksok in assisting the grant of citizenship and issue of rodianry and official passports to Mr Jae Yong (Richard) Jung

 

17th December 1997:

- Ripot I go long pablik (folem atikol namba 63(3) blong constitiusen) long saed blong lon we VNPF I givim blong man I pemaot haos

 

* Third Annual Report 1997 to Parliament by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Vanuatu (in accordance with section 63(5) of the constitution)

1998

01/98. 30th January 1998:

- Public Report on the conduct of 19 members of Parliament including the Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, Minister of Public Works, Minister of Tourism and Telecommunications, Minister of Home Affairs, and Minister of Foreign Affairs in seeking a pardon for a fugitive from Justice

 

02/98. 3rd February 1998:

- Public Report (Pursuant to art 63 (3) of the constitution) on the misconduct of Minister Demis Lango

 

05/98. 24th February 1998:

- Public Report on Breaches of the Leadership code by Sato Kilman, Minister of Lands

 

06/98. 26th February 1998:

- Public Report of the Breach Leadership Code and Misuse of Cyclone Betsy Account by the Former Prime Minister of Vanuatu Mr. Maxime Carlot Korman

 

07/98. 3rd March 1998:

- Public Report on the Improper sale of Government Houses by the Office of the Prime Minister under the Former Prime Minister Maxime Carlot Korman

 

09/98. 24th March 1998:

- Public Report on the Illegal Creation of the CVDC Holdings SA and the People of Vanuatu Trust and Breach of the Leadership Code by Hon Vincent Boulekone, Minister of Finance

 

10/98. 9th April 1998:

- Public Report on the improper granting of Land Lease title 11/OE22/016 by the former Minister Paul Telukluk and former Director of Lands Roger Tary (This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995)

 

11/98. 17th April 1998:

- Public Report on the Improper Appointments and promotions of Health Workers in November 1995 (This report contains the findings and recommendations of the Ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995)

 

12/98. 29 Eprol 1998:

- Pablik Ripot long Apoenman blong Mr. Yves Niowenmal olsem Darekta blong Helt dipatmen we ino Folem stret fasin blong Apoenman

 

13/98. 7th May 1998:

- Public Report on the improper conduct by Mr. Hilton Tarileo, Deputy Director of cooperatives Dept. and lack of Disciplinary action against Mr. Tarileo. ( This report contains the findings of fact, opinions, views and unlawful conduct and the recommendations of the ombudsman pursuant to the constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu and the Ombudsman Act N0.14 of 1995)

 

6123/98/14. 11th June 1998:

- Public Report on the improper appointment of Male Nurse Peter Yunak

 

7203/8/20:23rd September 1998:

- Pablik ripot long saed blong kruket fasin blong givim Diuti Ekawmsen we Hon. Willie Jimmy mo Kastoms Dipatmen I mekem

 

7290/8/21. 30th September 1998:

- Pablik ripot long saed we polis Fos I slo tumas blong mekem Investigeisen

 

6083/8/24. 25th Novemba 1998:

- Pablik ripot abaot Kruket fasin  blong wok long saed blong tender prosija we foma daerekta blong Lan, Roger tary mo Foma minister blong lan, Paul Telukluk I bin mekem agensem loa taem tufala I bin stap dil wetem wota saplae prokjek blong Canal Du Second II mo Pepsi eria long Luganville

1999

9/01. 10th February 1999:

- Public Report on the Ethics and Legality of the Trade – In of the Ministry of Finance Car – G188 MOF

 

7295/9/02. 19th February 1999:

- Rapport Public Nomination Incorrecte de Mme Coulon Dans la Fonction Publique et Paiement Illegal D’Inemnites Par son Frere. La’ancien Permier Ministre Maxime Carlot Korman

 

3161/9/03. 25th February 1999:

- Public Report on the Maladministration relating to Permanent Appointments in tmhe Forestry Department

 

7038/9/04. 11th March 1999:

- Public Report on the Improper appointment of Senior Public Works Department Staff

 

8609/9/05. 16th April 1999:

- Public Report on the Illegal Payments to Staff of Prime Minister’s Office and Finance Department

 

7159/9/06. 22nd April 1999:

- Public Report on the Granting of Leases by the Former Minister of Lands Mr. Paul Barthelemy Telukluk to himself, Family members and Wantoks

 

8553/9/07. 12th May 1999:

- Public Report on the Vanuatu Service Failure to put out the Fire on 6th May 1998 at Paris Shopping, Snoopy’s, Au Peche Mignon and Frank King Tours

 

8809/9/08. 19th May 1999:

- Public Report on the Illegal and Unconstitutional Discrimination in the Citizenship Act

 

6039/9/09. 28th May 1999:

- Public Report on the Mismanagement of the Tender Sale of Ten (10) Deportees’ Properties by the Former Minister of Lands, Mr, Paul Telukluk

 

7092/9/10. 24th June 1999:

- Public Report on the improper procedures used to extend the Employment contract of Dr. Triniata A. Manandhar a Dental Officer at Vila Central Hospital

 

7165/9/11. 23rd July 1999:

- Public Report on the Mismanagement of the Vanuatu Livestock Development Ltd by the former Manager, Selwyn Leodoro in 1992 – 1993 and Illegal Conduct of the Former Chairman of the Board, Tom Kalorib

 

6181/9/12. 13th August 1999:

- Public Report on the Maladministration and Political Interference in the Granting of Loans by the Development Bank of Vanuatu

 

7156/9/13. 13th August 1999:

- Public Report on the Discriminatory Criteria of the Vanuatu Examinations Board for Admission to year 7

 

7265/9/14. 9th September 1999:

- Rapport Public sur la Conversion en Ecole Anglophone De L’ecole Primaire Publique Fracohone roau De Mangaliliu (Efate Nord – Quest)

 

8554/9/15. 16th September 1999:

- Public Report on Prison Conditions and Mismanagement of the Prisons Budget

 
6202/9/20. 9th December 1999:

- Public Report on the Delayed appointment of a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at Vila Central Hospital

 

617/9/21. 14th December 1999:

- Public Report on the Loss of Properties at Santo Police Station

 

9457/9/22. 21st December 1999:

- Public Report on the Misuse of Government Vehicles

 

8131/9/23. 28th December 1999:

- Public Report on the Alleged Leadership Code Breaches by John William Timakata (Former Public Prosecutor)

2000

7035/2000/01. 25th February 2000:

- Public Report on the Improper Concessions given by the Former Minister of Public Works MR. Amos Andeng to Mr. Li Zhong Heng

 

9338/2000/02. 29th February 2000:

- Public Report on the Failure of some Leaders to File Annual Returns to the Clerk of Parliament

 

9078/2000/03. 13th March 2000:

- Public Report on the Unlawful Solitary Confinement of Three Prisoners by Prison Authorities

 

8453/2000/04. 16th May 2000:

- Public Report on Delay within the Labour Department

 

8836/2000/05. 26th June 2000:

- Public Report on the Unlawful Suspension of a Secondary School Teacher by Mr. Antoine Thyna and the Teaching Service Commission

 

0145/2000/06. 10th October 2000:

- Public Report on the Alleged Threatening, Intentional Assault, Damage to Property & Breach of the Leadership Code by Hon. Stanley Reginald Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Public Utilities

 

6069/2000/07. 25th October 2000:

- Public Report on the Alleged Misappropriation of the Community Development Fund by Mr. Maxime Carlot Korman

 

9125/2000/08. 6th December 2000:

- Public Report on the Unlawful termination of a Secondary School Teacher by the Teaching Service Commission

2001

8496/2001/01. 20th April 2001:

- Public Report on the Management of Islands Stevedoring Company Limited (NISCOL)

 

8526/2001/02. 14th May 2001:

- Public Report on the Fraudulent use of Public Funds for Personal Gain in the Development Bank of Vanuatu by the Former Managing Director Mr. Augustine Garae

 

8011/2001/03. 13th June 2001:

- Public Report on the Alleged Illegal Appointment of a Chief’s Representative to the Penama Provincial Council

 

7122/2001/04. 20th July 2001:

- Public Report on the Severance Payment and Three Months Salary in Lieu of Notice to the 1996 Sanma Provincial Councillors

 

731/2001/05. 26th July 2001:

- Public Report on the Improper Acquisition of 16 Vehicles for the Sanma Provincial Games in 1997

 

0205/2001/06. 6th September 2001:

- Public Report on the Improper Conduct by Government Officials in Dealing with Môn dragon’s proposed Free Trade Zone in Big Bay, Santo

 

0170/2001/07. 20th September 2001:

- Public Report on the Failure of 53 Leaders to File Annual Returns to the Clerk of Parliament by 1st March 2000

 

1106/2001/08. 31st October 2001:

- Public Report on the Deportation of the Publisher of Trading Post Marc – Neil Jones from Vanuatu

2002

7231/2002/01. 31st January 2002:

- Public Report on the Arrest of Mr. Zachias Bila by Corporal Ron Temakon Tamtam on Pentecost

 

0012/2002/02. 18th February 2002:

- Public Report on the Maladministration at the Vila Central Hospital

 

0011/2002/04. 19th February 2002:

- Public Report on the Misuse of MP Allocation Fund by MP Vincent Boulekone

 

0038/2002/05. 26th April:

- Public Report on the Lavusvatu Water Project – Luganville

 

1143/2002/06. 7th June 2002:

- Public Report on the Delay in Gazetting Leaders 2001 annual Returns by Mr. Lino Bulekuli dit Sacsac Clerk of Parliament

 

1015/2002/07. 1st August 2002:

- Public Report on the Misappropriation of Land Fees and the Delay in Reimbursing Excess of Land Fees by Lands Officer in Santo

 

9466/2002/08. 5th August 2002:

- Public Report on the use of Government Office for Personal Gain by Mr. Noel Faionalave

 

9390/2002/09. 12th August 2002:

- Public Report on the Purchase of the Luganville Lord Mayor’s Vehicle

 

0197/2002/10. 26th August 2002:

- Public Report on the Government Contract Granted to Ifira Wharf & Stevedoring (1994) Ltd

 

8516/2002/12. 14th October 2002:

- Public Report on the Alleged Bribery by Mr. Iarris Naunun to Obtain Residency status for Mr. Patrick Jenny

 

9158/2002/14. 16th December 2002:

- Public Report on the Unlawful Arrest, Assault and Detention of Mrs. Aspin Jack

2003

1072/2003/01. 7th January 2003:

- Public Report on the Appointment of the Deputy Town Clerk – Luganville Municipal Council

 

0114/2003/02. 24th January 2003:

- Public Report on the Detention of a 12 – Year – Old Child in Santo Prison

 

9606/2003/03. 12th March 2003:

- Public Report on the Failure of Luganville Municipality to Comply with Tender Requirements

 

1072/2003/04. 21st March 2003:

- Public Report on the Loss of Occurrence Book used during Police Operation Klinim Not 2000

 

1183/2003/05. 8th April 2003:

- Public Report on the Misuse of MP Allocation Fund by Former Member of Parliament for Banks & Torres, Mr. Stanley Reginald

 

821/2003/07. 2nd May 2003:

- Public Report on the Alleged Mis-Allocation of a Land Lease in Luganville

 

0221/2003/09. 26th May 2003:

- Public Report on the Loss of Case File in Public Prosecutor’s office, Luganville

 

9095/2003/10. 3rd June 2003:

- Public Report on the Alleged Misappropriation of Police Single Police Officers mess Fund

 

1155/2003/11. 6th June 2003:

- Public Report on the False Annual Return Declaration made by (Former) MP Barak Sope Maautamate on 1st March 2001

 

6137/2003/12. 16th June 2003:

- Public Report on the Failure of the Port Vila Municipal Council to Enforce its By – Laws

 

8103/2003/13. 19th June 2003:

- Public Report on the Alleged Misuse of Community Development Fund

 

1173/2003/14. 20th June 2003:

- Public Report on the Alleged improper Issuance of Diplomatic and Official Passports by Hon. Rialuth Serge Vohor, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade (1999 – 2001)

 

9371/2003/15. 26th June 2003:

- Public Report on the improper Termination of Mrs. Estella Gihiala at the Penama Provincial Council

 

2145/2003/16. 30th June 2003:

- Public Report on the Establishment and Operation of “Ol Fren Blong Northern District Hospital”

 

9104/2003/17. 3rd July 2003:

- Public Report on the Saratamata Police Inaction in Connection with the Destruction of Gardens in Lolovenue Village at North Ambae

 

3003/2003/19. 28th July 2003:

- Public Report on Government Agency Christmas Expenses 2001 – 2002

 

1039/2003/20. 11th August 2003:

- Public Report on Allegations of Police Violence on Santo

 

1259/2003/21. 13th August 2003:

- Public Report on the Police Brutality During Operations on Central Pentecost

 

2094/2003/22. 26th August 2003:

- Failure of Santo Police to Act & Lack of Police Resources

 

3048/2003/23. 13th September 2003:

- Public Report on the Unreasonable Delay by Luganville Municipal Council in finalising Staff Disciplinary Proceedings

 

8545/2003/24. 26th September 2003:

- Public Report on the misappropriation of the Prison Project Fund

 

0056/2003/25. 14th October 2003:

- Public Report on the Organisation of a “Heritage study Tour” to Australia in 1999 by Mr. Roy Bongelan

 

3014/2003/26. 17th December 2003:

- Public Report on the Non – Payment of Staff Overtime Allowances by VNPF Management and Board

2004

No. 01 of 2004. - Confidential

 

7034/2004/02. 22nd January 2004:

- Public Report on the Alleged Unreasonable Delay by the Public Works and Finance Departments to Recover Debt from Union of Moderate Party

 

8332/2004/03. 24th February 2004:

- Public Report on the Ordinary Passports Numbered A004302 to A004305

 

2080/2004/04. 15th March 2004:

- Public Report on the Improper Suspension and Non – Payment of Salary to Nurse Practitioner Mr. Philip Tanake

 

1185/2004/05. 3rd August 2004:

- Public Report on the Alleged Breach of the Leadership Code by Mr. Barak Tame Sope Maautamate

 

N0.06 of 2004. - Confidential

 

9236/2004/07. 13th August 2004:

- Public Report on the Alleged Delay and Inaction in Investigating Motor Vehicle by Police and the Public prosecutor

2005

7348/2005/01. 18th January 2005:

- Public Report on the Alleged unlawful Re – Appointment of some Dismissed Police Officers

 

9231/2005/02. 28th February 2005:

- Public Report on the Alleged Delay of Investigation by Police

 

9590/2005/03. 11th April 2005:

- Public Report on the Breach of Article 64 of the Constitution by the Ministry and Department of Education

 

3091/2005/04. 1st June 2005:

- Public Report on the Improper Appointment of the Principal V.I.T.E.

 

8597/2005/05. 10th June 2005:

- Public Report on the Improper Action of the Public Service Commission in Appointing Mr. George Andrew as the Director General of Education

 

1035/2005/06.  16th September 2005:

- Public report on the improper conduct of Tanna police and poor prison condition resulting in the suicide of prisoner Junior Arthur Malcom.

 

3112/2005/07. 14th October 2005:

- Public Report on the Breach of Laws by the Chairman of the VMA Board of  Directors

 

0204/2005/08.  24th November 2005:

- Public Report on the Improper Delay of Investigating Mrs Margaret Chanel’s Complaint by the Police.

 

3123/2005/09.  16th December 2005:

- Public Report on the Defective Administration Practice by the Former Citizenship Commission and the Defects in the Citizenship Act.


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