14 IVMembers Of Parliament Found Guilty By The Supreme Court Of Vanuatu For Bribery

Posted: 11/10/2015 in Vanuatu

There’s hope for Vanuatu yet!

In this historic landmark case, we see that Vanuatu Politicians who have abused the system via their positions of power have been brought to account for their actions.
Hopefully, this will lead to a Parliament that consists of MP’s who will lead with the principles of fidelity, accountability, integrity, transparency and honesty – something that has not be present for the past twenty years or so.


People outside the Supreme Court. People outside the Supreme Court.

THE SUPREME COURT has finally delivered its verdict on the Bribery Case that has gathered a lot of attention across Vanuatu and the region. 14 of the 15 defendants in were found guilty by the court. TIV was among the dozens that gathered to hear the outcome of one of Vanuatu’s most important court sessions.

In her statement Judge Sey said that she accepted all the evidences provided by the witnesses, she concluded that the evidence by the witnesses were “clear, consistent”. She said “I find it credible, and I accept it”.

Judge Sey declared that she found as an establish fact that the charges under “counts 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, and 50 on the charge of corruption and bribery of officials under section (73) sub-section (1) of the Penal Code Act, that the defendants, as public officials, each of them…

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  1. Roly Mortimer says:

    There’s hope for Vanuatu yet! I don’t think so the polies are bent on destroying any vestige of accountability and honour associated with the Vanuatu parliament. I read someone said “Respect the judgement,” sounds good if you are fairdinkum has the opposite effect when you’re not. Australians and Kiwis are not going to allow their governments to prop up Vanuatu for ever and Mr Pipite has ensured the time of cast off is sooner rather than later.

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