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Acting Police Commissioner Reappointed In Vanuatu
Suitable replacement for provisional official not yet found

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Dec. 10, 2012) – Vanuatu's Government has reappointed Arthur Caulton as the country's Acting Police Commissioner for another four months.

Vanuatu's been searching for a new police commissioner since the country's president ordered the sacking of the then top officer Joshua Bong in October.

Arthur Caulton was given the job until a replacement was found.

Mr. Caulton's contract ended last week, but the government has been forced to extend his role because a suitable replacement is yet to be been found.

Three people have reportedly been short-listed for the role, but their names have not been released.

The delay has angered some chiefs on the island of Tanna.

They have appealed to Prime Minister Sato Kilman to appoint a new commissioner to deal with the issue of the security in Port Vila.

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