3 Nov 2005

Solomons High Court rules to keep former minister in custody

8:18 am on 3 November 2005

The High Court in Solomon Islands has again rejected a bail application for the former agriculture minister, Alex Bartlett.

Mr Barlett has charged with demanding money with menaces, intimidation and forgery, and he's been in custody for a year, with bail applications being repeatedly denied.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports the Justice Edwin Goldsborough handed down his decision yesterday.