Vanuatu Daily News Digest | The sentencing – more

The entire sentencing of the 14 convicted in the Supreme Court of Vanuatu yesterday on bribery charges can be read at

http://www.paclii.org/vu/cases/VUSC/2015/145.pdf

which gives the detail and rationale of the sentences mentioned in this Digest yesterday.

The judgment is 55 pages long and particularly thorough.

Daily Post today is a sell-out in my neighbourhood today. As well as excellent coverage of yesterday’s sentencing, it also details the Opposition’s third call on the Prime Minister to step down and allow for the formation of a new and more honest government. Meanwhile, however, PM Kilman has appointed MP Don Ken as Minister of Infrastructure which has apparently achieved the latter’s withdrawal of his signature from the Opposition’s motion of no confidence in Kilman.

Paclii also has on line the judgment of the Constitutional Case of Natuman, Lini and Regenvanu opposing the pardons hastily and recklessly issued by Pipite.