Justice Daniel Goundar

Rahman Guilty, Convicted For Being In Possession Of $31m Worth Of Cocaine
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Rahman Guilty, Convicted For Being In Possession Of $31m Worth Of Cocaine

Justice Goundar said Rahman was the legal occupant of the house while his father was away in New Zealand.

$31m Cocaine Trial Begins At High Court
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$31m Cocaine Trial Begins At High Court

The $31 million cocaine trial involving a Canadian national began at the High Court in Suva yesterday. The accused, ...

Apete Kaisau’s Appeal Dismissed
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Apete Kaisau’s Appeal Dismissed

Justice Goundar asked the Prison escorting officers to escort Kaisau outside of the courtroom and back to the cell b...

DPP Files Application To Call Witness From NZ Via Skype In Drug Trial
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DPP Files Application To Call Witness From NZ Via Skype In Drug Trial

Justice Goundar instructed the State to point out exactly the specific evidence they would adduce from the witness i...

Lakeba Man Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charge
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Lakeba Man Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charge

The alleged offences took place between July 14 and November 25, 2020 in Lakeba.

Court Denies Canadian $30m Drug Accused’s Bail Once Again
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Court Denies Canadian $30m Drug Accused’s Bail Once Again

Joshua Aziz Rahman who was allegedly found in possession of cocaine appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar on Wednes...

Farmer Jailed For Cultivating Marjiuana For Commercial Purposes
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Farmer Jailed For Cultivating Marjiuana For Commercial Purposes

Justice Goundar said the court’s duty was to protect the community from the harmful effects of the drugs.

Rapist Pastor Tells Why He Fled Court
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Rapist Pastor Tells Why He Fled Court

Ravinesh Chand was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 11 years by Justice Daniel Goundar...

Murder Accused: Concrete Block Did Not Hit His Daughter
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Murder Accused: Concrete Block Did Not Hit His Daughter

Kunawave sought forgiveness from his wife before Justice Goundar, if he had assaulted and caused her pain.

Justice Goundar Allows Kunawave’s Statement To Be Used As State Evidence
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Justice Goundar Allows Kunawave’s Statement To Be Used As State Evidence

Kunawave is charged with the murder of his daughter, Suliana Talemaitoga Kunawave, who was one day away from turning...

Grandfather In A Wheelchair Pleads Guilty To Three Counts Of Rape
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Grandfather In A Wheelchair Pleads Guilty To Three Counts Of Rape

The court heard that the accused raped the first victim as the second victim watched and then asked the second victi...

5-Year-Old Child Takes Stand In Rape Case
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5-Year-Old Child Takes Stand In Rape Case

A five-year-old took the stand at the High Court in Suva on Monday to tell the court how she was allegedly raped and...

‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told
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‘Don’t Interact With Children Under 18’, 83 Year Old Grandfather Told

According to the police charges, the 83-year-old faces three counts of rape of his three granddaughters, aged six an...

Two Men Enter Pleas On Manslaughter, Robbery And Rape Charges At Suva Court
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Two Men Enter Pleas On Manslaughter, Robbery And Rape Charges At Suva Court

Dokanavosa is also charged with one count of rape, he allegedly raped a 60-year-old woman.

Kinoya Wife Killer To Know Fate On July 30
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Kinoya Wife Killer To Know Fate On July 30

Peni had pleaded guilty to one count of murder. The prosecution said that on December 29, 2019, at his home in Kinoy...

Rapist Grandfather Jailed For 14 Years
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Rapist Grandfather Jailed For 14 Years

The incident happened in 2018 when the victim was alone at her home and her father and brother had gone out to their...

Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber
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Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber

Justice Daniel Goundar sentenced him to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years.

Funds Trustee To Pay $96K To Prakash
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Funds Trustee To Pay $96K To Prakash

Mr Prakash instructed former lawyer Gyaneshwar Prakash Lala, as his solicitor, to carry out the transaction. Mr Lala...

Suspended Cops On Robbery Charges Plead Not Guilty
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Suspended Cops On Robbery Charges Plead Not Guilty

It is alleged that on March 24, the two Police officers stole $500 cash from a Chinese national after approaching hi...

Man Accused Of Burning Neighbour’s House Will Know His Fate Tomorrow
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Man Accused Of Burning Neighbour’s House Will Know His Fate Tomorrow

On December 26, 2019, between 1 am and 3 am, Tubuna arrived home drunk and was confronted by his wife. His wife aske...

Lagilevu Found Guilty Of Rape, Jailed For 16 Years
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Lagilevu Found Guilty Of Rape, Jailed For 16 Years

Man had been charged with sexual offences, escaping lawful custody and lying to public servant

High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault
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High Court Approves Appeal For Priest Guilty Of Sexual Assault

He was convicted for sexual assault after trial and sentenced to four years imprisonment with a non-parole period of...

Trial Date Set For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Drown Wife
Crime & Court

Trial Date Set For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Drown Wife

The case of Vijay Kumar was called before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday, however, Kumar was not produced in...

Kadavu Duo Cop 7 Years For Cultivating Marijuana
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Kadavu Duo Cop 7 Years For Cultivating Marijuana

They led the Police officers to their farm from where 1202 plants were uprooted and seized as exhibits. Their size r...

Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April
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Trial For Man Facing Sex Charges Set For April

It is alleged that Lagilevu on December 13, 2018, at Waimanu Road in Suva, raped and sexually assaulted the 20-year-...

Delainavesi Police Post Attacker Found Guilty
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Delainavesi Police Post Attacker Found Guilty

The man who damaged the Delainavesi Police Post in Lami in 2018, has been found guilty on all offences by the High C...

Former Doctor Gets Six Years Jail Term For Death of Taxi Driver
Crime & Court

Former Doctor Gets Six Years Jail Term For Death of Taxi Driver

Justice Goundar said the attack on the victim was unprovoked and the offender claimed the victim became abusive and ...

Male Partners Using Violence Against Females A Serious Problem, Says Justice Goundar
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Male Partners Using Violence Against Females A Serious Problem, Says Justice Goundar

Justice Goundar said Ms Devi was a daughter, a wife and a mother and she was a victim of gratuitous violence at the ...

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