Fiji's former prime minister granted bail and released

Mr Bainimarama and former Fiji police commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho were released in Suva on Friday after pleading not guilty to one charge each of abuse of office. 

Speaking outside court after being released, Mr Bainimarama said he "served with integrity" as prime minister, with "the best interests" of all Fijians at heart. 

"I've been served this charge. This charge against my legacy," he said, after shaking hands with supporters outside court. 

George Floyd murder suspect Derek Chauvin has bail set at $1.25m

Prosecutors cited the "severity of the charges" and public outrage as the reason for upping his bail from $1m.

Derek Chauvin faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Three other arresting officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder.

Mr Floyd's death in May led to global protests and calls for police reform.

Mr Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May.

He and the three other police officers have since been fired.

Court grants Gamato bail

The Waigani District Court at 6pm on Friday granted him K3,000 bail after being denied police bail.

Gamato was arrested and charged with a count each of official corruption, money laundering and conspiracy.

Bail was granted with conditions, among those no interference with state witnesses.

Lawyer seeks bail following client’s alleged weight loss

The National Court will give its ruling on the bail application today.

Hela man, Andy Paro from Tari, is alleged to have brutally beaten and slashed his partner from Aroma in the Central province, the late Grace Gavera, at Erima on November 23, 2018.

He has been in custody since November 27, 2018, and had his lawyer go before the National Court seeking bail yesterday.

Paro is currently receiving medical treatment at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

R Kelly released on bail over sexual abuse charges

Earlier on Monday he pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time.

The 52-year-old, dressed in a blue coat, did not speak to media as he was escorted from jail by his lawyer.

He had turned himself in to police on Friday and spent the weekend in jail.

The singer has faced decades of sexual abuse claims without being convicted, and has denied all previous allegations.

District court refuses to relax Schram’s bail conditions

Dr Schram had filed for bail variation on the 10th of May to allow him to travel to Italy to bring back the original copy of his PhD certificate – which is the subject of his case.

His lawyer, Greg Manda, from Greg Manda lawyers, had filed the application under section 20 of the Bail Act.

Youths on murder charge allowed bail

Lua Iru and Wari Varage were arrested on April 8 after they allegedly killed a man on April 6 while fighting over a disputed land.

The man they allegedly killed intervened to stop the fight after they used fence posts to attack each other.

The deceased was struck on the back of his head. He felt pain to his head and was coughing up blood when he was taken to the Kupiano Health Centre.

He was later taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital but died on the way.

Cops allowed K1000 bail

Chris Wasa, Samuel Ambo, Joshua Pujo, Jack Aino, David Moses, Henry Miri, Asi Rody and Oroha Aroma were allowed bail on Tuesday.

The seven were on official duty, investigating a break and enter incident at Waigani on February 3, when they apprehended the suspect, now deceased, whose death is the subject of the offense they are alleged to have committed.

The 40 year old was apprehended at the Kone Tigers oval the same day between 4-5pm.

Refugee allowed bail by National Court

Justice Panuel Mogish allowed bail on the same conditions and the amount of K1,000 which was granted on February 15, this year at the Boroko District Court.

He allowed bail to Sawari as he was of the view, that the second charge under the Migration Act was defective.

It is defective because circumstances arising in the earlier charge (under the Passport Act) and the recent charge under the Migration Act are the same.

Both charges relate to Sawari obtaining a false PNG Passport and travelling to Fiji.

Student on sex charge allowed bail

The defendant’s lawyers obtained bail from the Waigani District Court today because he was a student and needed to attend classes in his “important year in school”.

He was detained at the Waigani Police cells. Bail was granted to him at K500. His two guarantors will pledge K200 each to ensure he adheres to all his bail conditions.

He has been restrained from contacting the victim, he is not to commit the same offence again while on bail and must remain in NCD until his case is finalised. If he wishes to leave NCD, he is to seek leave of the court.