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March 21
11:00 2017

Alleged stabbing case

A woman is believed to have died after an alleged stabbing incident in Nadera.

A suspect, who is in his 60s, is in custody being questioned.

The victim is understood to be a 24- year-old woman.

Police investigations continue.

LOSIRENE LACANIVALU

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

 

FRA unhappy with documents from MWH

The Fiji Roads Authority told the High Court in Suva yesterday that MWH New Zealand needed to comply with a court order and provide more documents to the FRA.

But MWH lawyer Phule Low informed Justice Lyone Seneviratne that the court did not specify every document needed to be disclosed hence they disclosed both electronic and hard copy documents as per the court order.

Part of the agreement after termination of the contract in September last year was for MWH to return all electronic and hard copies of works carried out during their contract with FRA.

Ms Low said that the document that FRA wanted did not fall in the order given by the court for their disclosure.

FRA lawyer Devanesh Sharma said that from September last year they had received some electronic documents and hard copies from MWH.

But not all documents had been given as they needed to look at every single document to find out the work carried out by MWH, he said.

Some of the documents that Mr Sharma claimed had not been given by MWH were time sheets, diary notes, file notes and project diaries which were related to the works that were carried out by MWH.

Justice Seneviratne then asked Mr Sharma to make a list of the documents that FRA wants from MWH and told both parties that there would be a hearing on the matter on March 29.

JESSICA SAVIKE

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

 

FICAC officer faces $3800 fraud charges

A 40-year-old FICAC officer fronted the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with three counts each of obtaining financial advantage by deception and three counts each of serious computer offences.

It is alleged that Peniasi Mualaulau between November 26, 2016 and December 31, 2016, obtained $3800 from various people for overseas travel arrangements, which he failed to honour.

It is also alleged that between February 1, 2017 and February 10, 2017, without authorisation modified an electronic airplane ticket under his name held in a computer.

Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage granted bail to Mualaulau.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Luke Qerewaqa served full phase disclosures and did not object to bail but sought strict bail conditions.

Mr Liyanage told Mualaulau to surrender all his travel documents and informed him that there was a travel ban on him. The case has been adjourned to April 20, for mention.

JESSICA SAVIKE

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

 

Pacific Cement request for quick decision

The defendants, Pacific Cement Ltd, yesterday requested for a quick decision by the High Court in Suva presided by Justice Deepthi Amartunga.

Pacific Cement Ltd lawyer Feizal Haniff said the firm wanted a quick decision because their ship was coming in three days.

The Fiji Fish Marketing Group Ltd had taken Pacific Cement Ltd to court claiming the cement producers were creating corrosive substances through the way they unload clinker from barges at Lami.

Fiji Fish Marketing Group Ltd counsel William Wylie Clarke submitted that the clinker dust operation was causing severe irritation to the throat, lungs, eyes and skin.

Mr Clarke said the resumption of the clinker operation was a grave danger to the ongoing viability of the fisheries business.

He said that the operations was carried out without any cover and care which created enormous amount of dust that was generated by the process of removing the clinker from the barge with the excavator.

Mr Haniff said that the photographs shown by the plaintiff did not show any damages.

He said they had established that there was a certain amount of dust but not as much as claimed by the plaintiff.

He said that they had relevant Government approval to carry out the operations.

The court has been adjourned to tomorrow for a ruling.

JESSICA SAVIKE

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  jessica.gounder@fijisun.com.fj

 

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