Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (29 September 2018): Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Tokelau, Samoa

FIJI:

Former civil servants jailed to seven years for corruption. Two former employees of the then Public Works Department (PWD) have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment

http://www.fijitimes.com/former-civil-servants-jailed-to-seven-years-for-corruption/

Chinese National On Alleged Bribery Charge Denied Bail.  A Chinese national charged with brib­ery was denied his bail variation application by the High Court in Suva.

http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/09/28/chinese-national-on-alleged-bribery-charge-denied-bail/

Fiji court dismisses Chinese national’s application for bail variation. Qian Jun Shi is charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count of bribery.

http://www.fijitimes.com/fiji-court-dismisses-chinese-nationals-application-for-bail-variation/

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

Former PNG University Vice-Chancellor Prof John Warren was facing the sack.  Former vice-chancellor of the Papua New Guinea University of National Resources and Environment Prof John Warren, pictured, left as he was about to be sacked by the university council, says chancellor Prof Kenneth Sumbuk.

https://www.onepng.com/2018/09/former-png-university-vice-chancellor.html

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS:

Solomons electoral office stops issuing voter ID cards over corruption concerns.  Concerns of corruption have prompted the electoral office in Solomon Islands to stop issuing voter identification cards to people wanting to switch constituencies.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/367264/solomons-electoral-office-stops-issuing-voter-id-cards-over-corruption-concerns

Voter registration extended in Solomon Islands. The voter registration process in Solomon Islands which was supposed to end today has been extended until midday on Saturday.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/367438/voter-registration-extended-in-solomon-islands

 

MARSHALL ISLANDS:

Remote Marshall Islands atoll plans to become the 'next Hong Kong'.  More than 5,000 kilometres away from his home in the Marshall Islands, the Mayor of Rongelap atoll, James Matayoshi, addressed hundreds of entrepreneurs, government officials and politicians in Hong Kong.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/366965/remote-marshall-islands-atoll-plans-to-become-the-next-hong-kong

 

TOKELAU:

Trouble abound in Tokelau as NZ investigation into alleged corruption stalls. An investigation into allegations of corruption in Tokelau has been stalled by a backlog of unaudited government accounts, adding to a growing basket of governance woes facing the New Zealand territory.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/367421/trouble-abound-in-tokelau-as-nz-investigation-into-alleged-corruption-stalls

 

SAMOA:

Afamasaga investigation ongoing. The investigation into corruption allegations levelled at the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure C.E.O. Afamasaga Su’a Pou Onesemo is yet to be completed. 

http://www.sobserver.ws/en/26_09_2018/local/37100/Afamasaga-investigation-ongoing.htm

 

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