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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 harbouring a prisoner. The first accused, Ravuama Kedrabuka, 34, was

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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 for hearing on Wednesday. Jitendra Kumar appeared before Magistrate Priyantha

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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. They appeared before Magistrate Seromi Turaga. The first accused, 44-year-old

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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 count of assault causing actual bodily harm. On December 17,

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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 of Clifton, Kalabu, appeared before Magistrate Charles Ratakele at the

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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 of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates to

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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. Viliame Nayate Sokia, 22, was alleged to have entered the

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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 Vunisa, 24, appeared before Magistrate Siromi Turaga, each charged with

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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 amounting to $FJ34,530.07. The court heard that on December 30,

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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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Court Remands Technician

  Court Remands Technician

The Nasinu Magistrates Court has remanded in custody a 27-year-old electronic technician charged with a count of obtaining financial advantage

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Court Sentences Ba Man To Two Years For Sexual Assault

  Court Sentences Ba Man To Two Years For Sexual Assault

A 56-year-old self-employed Ba man was sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Suva Magistrates Court on Friday for sexually

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Robbery Accused Freed by Judge, Trial Questioned

  Robbery Accused Freed by Judge, Trial Questioned

The High Court in Lautoka has set a man sentenced to six-year, 10 months and 14 days sentence for robbery

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Argument over rugby shorts leads to arson, three-year jail term

  Argument over  rugby shorts  leads to arson,  three-year jail term

High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo, has sentenced a 22-year-old man to three years imprisonment for setting fire to the

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Nadi Farmer Remanded For Alleged Arson

  Nadi Farmer Remanded  For Alleged Arson

A 21-year-old farmer from Nadi was remanded yesterday at the Natabua Corrections Facility by the Nadi Magistrates Court The accused,

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New Sentence For Alleged Robber

  New Sentence For Alleged Robber

A 22-year-old man was sentenced afresh at the High Court in Suva on Friday after his robbery appeal was allowed

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Court In Brief

  Court In Brief

Man on robbery charges in Suva A 36-year-old who was charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count

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Court Defers Bulitavu, Karunaratne Case

  Court Defers Bulitavu, Karunaratne Case

Opposition Member of Parliament Mosese Bulitavu and former businessman Jagath Karunaratne’s ruling have been deferred to February 15, 2018. It

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Court Briefly

  Court Briefly

Army man fined $100 for drink driving, in  default 30 days jail term A Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel was

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Farmer Sentenced To Life For Murder

  Farmer Sentenced To Life For Murder

A 35-year-old man charged with the murder of a 46-year-old fisherman in Lokia Landing in Nausori on January 1 this

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Court Briefly

  Court Briefly

Alleged murder  couple further  remanded Accused couple Noa Ravanasau, 35, and Melaci Tikomairarotoga, 25, both charged with the murder of a 30-year-old

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Waqabaca Warned For Failing To Appear On Time

  Waqabaca Warned For Failing To Appear On Time

The High Court in Suva yesterday gave a final warning to sedition accused Josaia Waqabaca after he failed to appear

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18-year-old Charged With Raping Woman

  18-year-old Charged With Raping Woman

An 18-year-old unemployed youth of Lami appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with the alleged rape of a

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Corrections Officer Fined For Drink/Drive

  Corrections Officer Fined For Drink/Drive

A Fiji Corrections Service officer was ordered to pay a fine of $150 after he pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Alivereti

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Magistrate Warns Police Officer In Court

  Magistrate Warns Police Officer In Court

A Police officer was warned by a Suva Magistrate yesterday to appear in her court on time. Magistrate Deepika Prakash issued

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Request For Information Regarding Escapee: Deshwar Dinesh Dutt

  Request For Information Regarding Escapee: Deshwar Dinesh Dutt

We request information regarding escapee Deshwar Dinesh Dutt who escaped from the custody of Correction Officers yesterday afternoon. Dutt escaped

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Woman Accused Of Theft From Club Remanded

  Woman Accused Of Theft From Club Remanded

A 36-year-old woman was further remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with one count of theft.

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Woman Who Caused Loss To The Sugar Industry To Serve Five Years Jail Term

  Woman Who Caused Loss To The Sugar Industry To Serve Five Years Jail Term

A 33-year-old Lautoka woman was sentenced to five years imprisonment for receiving $285,680.96 proceeds of crime into two bank accounts

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Man Gets Three Years, Four Months Sexual Assault Of Girl, 3

  Man Gets Three Years, Four Months Sexual Assault Of Girl, 3

High Court in Suva judge, Justice Riyaz Hamza said the sexual assault of children by close family members manipulated the

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