Attorney General

Vanuatu Financial Service Unit removed from Attorney General’s Office

This is after the FIU Director has gained the power to appoint its staff.

The appointment of staff of this important institution must be based on merit.

This function was initially performed under the State Law Office through the Office of the AG.

Prime Minister Bob Loughman who presented the Bill for the Anti-Money Laundering and COunter Terrorism Financing Amendment Act No. of 2021, in Parliament earlier this week explained that objective of this amendment is to allow FIU to maintain its independence.

Fiji AG gives police statement regarding 1987 bomb claims

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum gave a statement to police on Monday.

Police confirmed the Attorney General visited its Criminal Investigation Department in Suva to give his statement.

When approached by the media, Sayed-Khaiyum said everyone should let due process take its course.

He accused the media of interfering with the process.

Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, said investigators would compile a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Sessions recuses himself from Russia investigations

Sessions acted after it emerged that he had failed at his Senate confirmation hearing to disclose two pre-election meetings with Russia's ambassador to Washington, at a time when Moscow was accused of interfering in the presidential race.

"I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States," Sessions told reporters.