Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (13 April 2019): Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Samoa


Former Vanuatu civil servant convicted of fraud. The former director of Vanuatu's public works department has been found guilty of defrauding the state.



Concern over lawyer in petition case. Questions are being raised whether the legal representation of a political aspirant in the High Court by the associate minister of Justice is a conflict of interest and breach of ethics.



Terminated Samoa CEO faces no criminal charges. The former chief executive officer was suspended by the Public Service Commission last year over allegations of corruption filed by a representative of a foreign company.



To know more about the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project please contact the team members:

Annika Wythes, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, UNODC,

Mihaela Stojkoska, Anti-Corruption Specialist - Pacific, UNDP,

Maria Lee, Peace & Development Administrative Assistant, UNDP/UNODC,


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