Vanuatu Daily News Digest | The bribery case today

Chief Magistrate Stephen Felix this morning began to hear the results of the preliminary enquiry into the bribery cases. Public Prosecutor John William Timakata was able to indicate that the legal
representatives of all the defendants were advised of the findings of the inquiry and were present. However, the lawyer acting for a newly indicated local businessman defendant in the matter was able to obtain a delay owing to his imminent absence and it was also observed that the Appeal Court will be sitting in just a few weeks. As such it was also arranged that the Magistrates’ Court will again sit on 14 July to decide on a new definitive date for the preliminary enquiry. Persons are forbidden to interfere with witnesses, either directly or indirectly, and with the Public Prosecutor.