Tuvalu. In May, Apisai Ielemia, Prime Minister 2006-10
and Member of Parliament since 2010, was sentenced to twelve
months in prison for, among other things, corruption during
his time as head of government. According to the judgment,
Ielemia would only serve his punishment on the weekends.
countryaah, the current population of Tuvalu is 11,803.
The month after the verdict was annulled by another
judge. Despite releasing Ielemia from the corruption
charges, Supreme Court President Charles Sweeney declared he
had lost his seat in Parliament, something the former prime
minister disputed. In October, Ielemia organized a
manifestation to demand Sweeney's departure, but Prime
Minister Enele Sopoaga ordered that the protest be held only
on Ielemia's site.
In April, the World Bank announced that it would
contribute another $ 3 million to improve Tuvalu's
international airport. Among other things, a new terminal
will be built, navigation systems upgraded and a fire truck