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    Lau man in court facing drug charges

Lau man in court facing drug charges

A 30-year-old man of Lau alleged to have unlawfully cultivated 164 plants of marijuana was remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates Court. The accused, Jone Paul, appeared before Chief

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    Judge dismisses appeal, calls it ‘fanciful and frivolous’

Judge dismisses appeal, calls it ‘fanciful and frivolous’

A Rakiraki man had his sentence and conviction appeal dismissed on Friday by High Court judge Justice Paul Madigan because it was “fanciful and frivolous”. The accused was convicted in

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    Resisting arrest accused wins appeal

Resisting arrest accused wins appeal

A man who was imprisoned by the Suva Magistrates Court for three counts of being drunk and disorderly, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in a Police station, won his appeal

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    Mechanic On Sexual Assault Charge Acquitted

Mechanic On Sexual Assault Charge Acquitted

Inconsistent evidence by the complainant has seen the High Court acquit a Suva mechanic of a sexual assault charge yesterday. Judge Justice Vincent Perera concurred with the assessors’ unanimous not

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    Court Briefly

Court Briefly

Alleged abduction, rape victim clarifies evidence in court The 37-year-old taxi driver accused of abducting and raping a 14-year-old girl between January 10 to January 13, 2014 pleaded not guilty

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    Accused In Dignified Cremations Robbery Faces Court

Accused In Dignified Cremations Robbery Faces Court

Nasinu Magistrate Charles Ratakele has remanded Rusiate Rokobulou in custody after he appeared in court yesterday charged with the alleged robbery at the Dignified Cremations Limited in Davuilevu. Rokobulou is

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    High Court Acquits Businessman

High Court Acquits Businessman

A Nausori businessman was acquitted at the High Court in Suva yesterday after he won his appeal against a conviction. Rajendra Narayan was charged with one count of giving false

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    Girl Tells Court About Ordeal

Girl Tells Court About Ordeal

The 18-year-old who was allegedly raped when she was 14, recalled how she was abducted at knife point and taken to Nadi and Rakiraki where she claims she was raped

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    Grandfather Gets Mixed Verdict On Sexual Assault Counts

Grandfather Gets Mixed Verdict On Sexual Assault Counts

The sentencing for a 65-year-old man has been adjourned to Monday after the court handed down a guilty verdict on one count of sexual assault and a not guilty verdict

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Taxi Driver Braces for Sentencing

  Taxi Driver Braces for Sentencing

Nausori taxi driver Subramani Goundar, who faced  a manslaughter charge, will be sentenced by Judge Justice Salesi Temo in the

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More Magistrates Needed In Our Courts: Chief Registrar

  More Magistrates Needed In Our Courts: Chief Registrar

There is a need for more magistrates in our courts to deal with a backlog of cases, it has been

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Assessors Find 65-year-old Guilty Of Raping Granddaughter

  Assessors Find 65-year-old Guilty Of Raping Granddaughter

A 65-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting and raping his seven year old granddaughter between 2012 and 2014 was found

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April 30, New Trial Date For Fiji Times

  April 30, New Trial Date For Fiji Times

The High Court in Suva yesterday set a new trial date for The Fiji Times sedition case. It will be

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NZ Court Fines Fijian $3297 for Smuggling

  NZ Court Fines Fijian $3297 for Smuggling

A Fijian passenger arriving by air has been fined $NZ2250  ($FJ3297) for following his cousin’s advice to smuggle plant cuttings

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BRIEFLY – In Court

  BRIEFLY – In Court

Court tells prosecution  to prepare evidence A Police prosecutor in the case against a 42-year-old Nadawa woman has been advised to

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Anti-Graft Body Lodges Appeal On Minister Reddy’s Acquittal

  Anti-Graft Body Lodges Appeal  On Minister Reddy’s Acquittal

Minister for Waterways Mahendra Reddy appeared in the High Court in Suva yesterday after the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption

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Police Will Be Equipped With Drones To Enhance Services

  Police Will Be Equipped With Drones To Enhance Services

The Fiji Police Force will now be equipped with high tech drones it plans to buy to enhance its capability

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Court Briefly

  Court Briefly

Market vendor, 35, pleads guilty to assault charge A market vendor pleaded guilty in the Suva Magistrates Court on Thursday

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Fleet Manager Pleads Not Guilty

  Fleet Manager Pleads Not Guilty

A former fleet manager of a transport company pleaded not guilty in the Suva Magistrates Court to one count each

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Magistrates Court Rejects Couple’s Bail Application

  Magistrates Court Rejects Couple’s  Bail Application

A man and his girlfriend were yesterday refused bail by the Suva Magistrates Court for offences relating to escaping and

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Bus Driver Acquitted After Prosecution Failed To Produce Witnesses

  Bus Driver Acquitted After Prosecution Failed To Produce Witnesses

A 47-year-old Navua bus driver was acquitted in the Suva Magistrates Court after the state prosecution failed to produce witnesses

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Two Charged With Harbouring Escapee Dutt Denied Bail

  Two Charged With Harbouring  Escapee Dutt Denied Bail

Two men charged with the alleged harbouring escapee Deshwar Kishore Dutt were refused bail at the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday.

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MP Singh On Assault Charge

  MP Singh On  Assault Charge

Member of Parliament and businessman, Balmindra Singh, 46, appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday. He is charged with one

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Kumar Charged With Criminal Trespassing, Indecent Assault And Criminal Intimidation

  Kumar Charged With Criminal Trespassing, Indecent Assault And Criminal Intimidation

A man has been charged by Police on three counts of criminal trespassing, indecent assault and criminal intimidation. Kishore Kumar

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Non-Sexual Violence Offences Statistics For December 2017: 24 People Charged

  Non-Sexual Violence Offences Statistics For December 2017: 24 People Charged

ODPP Serious Crime (Non-Sexual Violence Offences) Statistics – December 2017 The following data is authorised for release by the Office

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Sokia Gets Two Years Jail Time For Burglary, Theft

  Sokia Gets Two Years Jail Time For Burglary, Theft

An unemployed man of Nabua was sentenced to two years imprisonment yesterday for one count each of burglary and theft.

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Two Front Court ‘For Aggravated Burglary’

  Two Front Court ‘For Aggravated Burglary’

Two men were remanded at the Natabua Corrections Facility by the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday. Finiasi Cakacaka, 22, and Savenaca

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Romanian Admits Failure To Declare $34K

  Romanian Admits Failure To Declare $34K

A Romanian national appeared before the Nadi Magistrate Court yesterday charged with one count of failing to declare foreign currencies

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Two Arrested For Alleged $100K Robbery

  Two Arrested For Alleged $100K Robbery

Police have arrested two of three men who allegedly assaulted a 55-year-old businessman before tying him up with his wife,

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