10 Dec 2010

Solomons minister to appear for bail application

9:49 am on 10 December 2010

The former Solomon Islands fisheries minister Jimmy Lusibaea will have his bail application heard at the High Court this afternoon.

Mr Lusibaea received a prison sentence of two years and nine months two weeks ago after pleading guilty to assault charges.

The Public Prosecutor Mathew Coates told the Solomon Star he is not sure if Mr Lusibaea will appear in court or if his lawyer will present the bail application on his behalf.

Mr Lusibaea was jailed for one count of unlawful wounding and one count of assaulting a police officer during the ethnic tensions in 2000.

His sentencing was followed by stonethrowing and looting in Honiara.