Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (10 November 2018): Fiji, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands

FIJI:

Complaints against lands office.  Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum said there had been a lot of allegations of corruption and bribery which have led to the removal, termination and transfer of some people.

https://www.fijitimes.com/complaints-against-lands-office/

Rabuka case heard at Fiji High Court.  A Fiji court has heard that politician Sitiveni Rabuka deliberately omitted information in relation to his assets, income and liabilities.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/375489/rabuka-case-heard-at-fiji-high-court

Former commanding officer appeals conviction and sentence.  The court heard that between September 2013 and March 2014, Keni, while being a public servant employed by the Fiji Police Force failed to assist FICAC by refusing to provide information relevant to a bribery case against the former Acting Inspector of the Fiji Police Force, Timoci Naulu.

http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/70408/former-commanding-officer-appeals-conviction-and-sentence

 

MARSHALL ISLANDS:

'It is baseless' - Marshalls President, facing ouster, blames Chinese influence.  Concern over a proposed utopia for foreign investment in the Marshall Islands has exploded, with the country's president blaming Chinese influence for an impending no confidence vote being brought against her by backers of the project.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/375519/it-is-baseless-marshalls-president-facing-ouster-blames-chinese-influence

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS:

‘10 MPs cases active’. There are 10 cases involving Members of Parliament (MPs) that are currently under active investigation by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/index.php/news/national/item/21092-10-mps-cases-active

 

COOK ISLANDS:

Ministry issues dog Audit. Cook Islands government ministries have a real problem when it comes to documentation supporting their figures in official financial statements.

http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/politics/item/71209-ministry-issues-dog-audit/71209-ministry-issues-dog-audit

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