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    Man Walks Free After ODPP Decision

Man Walks Free After ODPP Decision

A man charged with aggra­vated robbery and theft walked free after his case was discontinued in the High Court in Suva. Oliver Thomas Garnet appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasin­ghe and

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    Arrest Made In Western Union Robbery

Arrest Made In Western Union Robbery

Police have made an arrest in a rob­bery case in which two suspects made off with $70,000 last Saturday. The robbery at Western Union’s branch in Centrepoint, outside Suva, was

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    13 Years for Stepdad who Raped 12-Year-Old Stepdaughter

13 Years for Stepdad who Raped 12-Year-Old Stepdaughter

A38-year-old man was sentenced to 13 years and seven months imprisonment yesterday for raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The accused was charged with four counts of rape and one count of

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    Trial Date Set For Murder Accused

Trial Date Set For Murder Accused

A Suva woman accused of murdering her partner appeared before High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo on Friday and has been further remanded in custody. The accused, Marianne Premila Devi,

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    Kadavu Duo In Drug Case To Have Bail Hearing On March 26

Kadavu Duo In Drug Case To Have Bail Hearing On March 26

Two Kadavu men alleged to have cultivated Cannabis Sativa weighing 1046.8 kilograms will have their bail heard in the High Court in Suva on March 26. Amani Masikerei, 25, and

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    Drugs Trio Front Court

Drugs Trio Front Court

State lawyer Unaisi Tamanikaiyaroi was advised by Judge Justice Salesi Temo yesterday to decide whether to go for trial or not after the Defence lawyer had indicated that they were

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    Fiji Times Sedition Case: Court To Rule On March 12

Fiji Times Sedition Case: Court To Rule On March 12

The Suva High Court will deliver its ruling on March 21, 2018 for amendment of the information regarding the Fiji Times alleged sedition case. Accused persons Nai-Lalakai column writer Josaia

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    Taxi Driver Convicted Of  Abduction, Three Counts Of Rape

Taxi Driver Convicted Of Abduction, Three Counts Of Rape

A Nausori taxi driver was convicted on three counts of rape and one count of abduction of a young person in the High Court of Suva on Monday. The accused, Umendra

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    Reconciliation Ends In Case Dismissal

Reconciliation Ends In Case Dismissal

A 51-year-old man publicly apologised in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday for throwing hot tea on a woman who worked in the same building as him. The complainant appeared before

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‘Sex Cut Short When Brother Arrives’

  ‘Sex Cut Short When Brother Arrives’

The complainant in a rape case against Navua businessman Govind Sami testified yesterday that she was having sex with the

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Bail Ruling Today Hotel Worker On Death Driving Charge

  Bail Ruling Today Hotel Worker On Death Driving Charge

A 23-year-old man who allegedly caused the death of a 77-year-old woman in Lami last Saturday was presented in the

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Two Accused Of Sacrilege, Theft At LDS Church In Remand

  Two Accused Of Sacrilege, Theft At LDS Church In Remand

Two men who allegedly broke into the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints at Waila on February 17,

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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