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Koroitamana Has Murder Charge Reduced To Manslaughter
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Koroitamana Has Murder Charge Reduced To Manslaughter

The appellant, Kameli Bola Koroitamana, appeared before the Court of Appeal Justices Eric Basnayake, Justice Farzana...

Nakasi Man Fronts Court For Attempted Murder
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Nakasi Man Fronts Court For Attempted Murder

Arendra Prasad is charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal intimidation.

Drugs Found In Vehicles After Search At Roadblocks, Suspects Arrested
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Drugs Found In Vehicles After Search At Roadblocks, Suspects Arrested

The first arrest was made at the Laqere Roadblock on Wednesday after 1 pm whereby a vehicle driven by 27year old tax...

Bail Granted For Lautoka Man On Death Driving Charge
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Bail Granted For Lautoka Man On Death Driving Charge

Mohammed Saheed is charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of driving a class of...

Man gets seven years for rape
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Man gets seven years for rape

The incident took place in 2016 when his neighbour, the complainant, was 19 years old and the man was 39 years old.

Judge Condemns Lab Technician’s Actions and ‘Perverted Desires’
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Judge Condemns Lab Technician’s Actions and ‘Perverted Desires’

Justice Wimalasena sentences accused to 10 years, 11 months for sexual-related offences.

25 Year Old Security Officer Faces Sacrilege Charge
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25 Year Old Security Officer Faces Sacrilege Charge

It is alleged that Amitesh Kumar had broken into a temple located at Bau Street last month and stole 40 chairs.

Trio Facing Fraud-related Charges Against FNPF Granted Bail
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Trio Facing Fraud-related Charges Against FNPF Granted Bail

Travel agent, Taniela Samutitoga, 45, soldier, Waisake Tabualevu, 39 and 45-year-old, Jijilia Vosataki appeared befo...

Man Acquitted Of Rape At Labasa High Court
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Man Acquitted Of Rape At Labasa High Court

The High Court in Labasa has acquitted a man who was charged with one count of rape.

32-year-old Woman Has Been Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
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32-year-old Woman Has Been Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment by the High Court in Lautoa for one count of m...

Stepdad Gets 15 Years For Rape
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Stepdad Gets 15 Years For Rape

Charged with one count of rape the accused appeared in the High Court in Lautoka before Justice Rangajeeva Wimalasena.

Alleged Drug Case Hearing: Judge Calls For Fixing Of Ho, Epeli
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Alleged Drug Case Hearing: Judge Calls For Fixing Of Ho, Epeli

Justin Ho, 28, and Frederick Epeli, 40, charged with one count each of attempted unlawful exportation of illicit dru...

Sigatoka Woman Who Murdered 14 Year Old Sister In Law Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
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Sigatoka Woman Who Murdered 14 Year Old Sister In Law Sentenced To Life Impr...

The 32-year-old was found guilty and convicted for murdering her sister-in-law.

New Zealand resident Charged With Nausori Highlands Murders Further Remanded
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New Zealand resident Charged With Nausori Highlands Murders Further Remanded

Isoof is charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Lateef Asks Lawyer To Withdraw Bail
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Lateef Asks Lawyer To Withdraw Bail

Lateef had instructed his counsel Filimoni Vosarogo to withdraw his application to review the decision of the Magist...

Woman Fronts Court For Alleged Theft of Late Seeto’s Wallet, Phone
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Woman Fronts Court For Alleged Theft of Late Seeto’s Wallet, Phone

Laniana Rakadavu, 35, of Narere in Suva appeared in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court charged with theft of the items.

Year 12 Student Granted Bail With Strict Conditions
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Year 12 Student Granted Bail With Strict Conditions

The court heard that Rahul Kumar, with intent to do grievous harm to Hari Lal, unlawfully wounded him by punching.

45-Year-Old Man Convicted Of 5 Counts Of Criminal Offences
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45-Year-Old Man Convicted Of 5 Counts Of Criminal Offences

On the first count of arson, the court heard that on April 18, 2019, Singh willfully and unlawfully set fire to the ...

Nasilasila Case: Mum In Tears As 7s Star Is Convicted
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Nasilasila Case: Mum In Tears As 7s Star Is Convicted

“This is my voice. I am a voice, the voice that was quiet that could not talk because of the media, the voice that...

Money Laundering Trends
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Money Laundering Trends

In its 2018 annual report, FIU said it continuously advised commercial banks, financial institutions, businesses and...

Father Gets 14 Years for Raping Daughter, 5
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Father Gets 14 Years for Raping Daughter, 5

Judge: Intoxication is not an excuse to sexually abuse a child.

Nasilasila Trial: Assessors Return With Not Guilty Verdict
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Nasilasila Trial: Assessors Return With Not Guilty Verdict

Nasilasila is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, 2018.

Judge: Difficult to Understand Why Married Man Turns to Child for Sexual Desires
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Judge: Difficult to Understand Why Married Man Turns to Child for Sexual Desires

High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar says it is very difficult to comprehend why a grownup, married man would tur...

Nasilasila Case: Rape Trial Hears Issue Of Consent
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Nasilasila Case: Rape Trial Hears Issue Of Consent

Mr Katonibau told the court that he was surprised and questioned the complainant if it was consensual and she inform...

I Still Have Love For Nasilasila, Says Alleged Rape Victim
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I Still Have Love For Nasilasila, Says Alleged Rape Victim

Nasilasila, 27, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar at the High Court in Lautoka for a one-week trial, whic...

ODPP Stops Proceedings Against Suva Man
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ODPP Stops Proceedings Against Suva Man

Osea Lawedua, 18, appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar on Thursday.

Highlands Tragedy: Man Charged With Murder Of Five
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Highlands Tragedy: Man Charged With Murder Of Five

The accused who is a holder of PR status in New Zealand has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of...

Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty Of Assault
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Assessors Opinion Finds Nausori Man Not Guilty Of Murder But Find Him Guilty...

The matter was called for summing up before Judge Justice Chamath Morais at the High Court in Suva on Wednesday.

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