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In another case, in March of 2010, two men from Maewo Island were killed by a group of seven chiefs because they had allegedly committed sorcery among the staff at a secondary school.
However, those areas with matrilineal descent systems such as Maewo, north Pentecost and east Ambae are more freed from kinship restraints than those agnatic systems such as the Small Islands, Ambrym and south Pentecost (Allen, 1984).
The PM has also disclosed that the country has secured funds from Italy for setting up a 75 kilowatt hydropower system on the Talise River on Maewo to serve around 260 households.
10) Mugarimanga and her children resided between the two islands of Maewo and Pentecost.
In 1976-77 Peter Crowe, an ethno-musicologist from the University of Auckland, now resident in France, undertook research into the traditional music of Ambae and Maewo.