Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 22 November 2015

Apart from the news of the Opposition press conference this morning, just sent, together with the date for Parliament, the Digest advises …

Daily Post today carried a report of the President of the Malvatumauri, Chief Senimau Tirsupe, questioning the whereabouts of the VT 25 million government promised for renovation of the Chiefs’ Nakamal in Port Vila. The principal nakamal of the country was shredded by cyclone Pam, but the allocated funds have never been made available for restoration, and we have entered another cyclone season.

Daily Post also confirms the judgement of the Appeals Court in the Bribery Case, asserting Justice Sey "was fully justified" and "correct in almost all respects." The Appeals Court did dispute Justice Fatiaki’s ruling that Leadership Code charges were not admissible. In fact, it may yet be possible for the Court to invoke the Leadership Code, but Justice Sey’s decisions were entirely upheld by the Court last Friday afternoon.

The Preliminary Investigation into Conspiracy matters relating to the Bribery Case will be presented in the Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

"Voyager of the Sea," said to be the largest cruise liner ever to come here (with 3,500 passengers and 1,200 crew) has been at the Port Vila Wharf, welcomed by a VMF Band performance.