Between the Lines

BTL: 05th June, 2019

Journalists who have been around for a long time are excited about an event that is happening at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva today.
05 Jun 2019 09:53
BTL: 05th June, 2019

QUALIFIED TRANSLATORS?

The courts in Suva have to ensure incidents where evidence given by witnesses have been lost in translation.

At a rape trial in the High Court in Suva yesterday, it took more than 20 minutes to confirm that the reference being made by the witness was for the male genital.

The witness who were giving evidence in the chosen vernacular language may have been confused by what was being put to her by the court translator.

Perhaps the courts could look at this as evidence could get lost in translation.

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