Legal Aid Commission

Two Yaqona Farmers Face Theft And Burglary Charges
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Two Yaqona Farmers Face Theft And Burglary Charges

Velonaturaga was charged with one count of theft and one count of burglary while Tokonirewa was charged with receivi...

Serial Rapist Files Appeal
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Serial Rapist Files Appeal

Representing Colanaudolu Legal Aid Commission lawyer Salote Nasedra sought time to file written submissions.

Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused
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Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused

Bueta’s bail and remanded him in custody along with Bueta’s co-accused Molitoni Vunivavalagi, 27.

Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail
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Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail

He said the bail was denied because of the seriousness of the offences and that the accused had 10 previous convicti...

Legal Aid Service A Wonderful Blessing For People
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Legal Aid Service A Wonderful Blessing For People

For the Navosa people they do not have to make the long trip to Sigatoka or Suva or Nadi to get legal help.

Fiji Prime Minister Urges Youth To Utilise Legal Aid Services
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Fiji Prime Minister Urges Youth To Utilise Legal Aid Services

Mr Bainimarama said this week was a historical one for the Legal Aid Commission.

PM: Access To Justice A Constitutional Right
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PM: Access To Justice A Constitutional Right

“Today, we’re bringing those services directly to your doorstep, putting you on equal footing with Fijians in ou...

Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned
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Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned

The Nasinu man appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday charged with one count of unlawful wounding and one ...

Commission ‘Must Ensure Access To Legal Rights’
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Commission ‘Must Ensure Access To Legal Rights’

As such, lawyers and support staff of the Legal Aid Commission have a very important role to play in ensuring that p...

Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff
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Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told staff of the Legal Aid Commission that they can shatter a person’s h...

Land Disputes Top List Of Concerns at Open Day
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Land Disputes Top List Of Concerns at Open Day

Land disputes have been the most common issue brought to the Legal Aid Commission office in Labasa. The commission...

 A-G Announces New Legal Aid Commission Appointments
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 A-G Announces New Legal Aid Commission Appointments

    The Legal Aid Act 1996 (“Act”) stipulates that the Legal Aid Commission comprise of the Solicitor-...

Giving false information lands man in court
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Giving false information lands man in court

A man charged with giving false information to a public servant and conversion appeared before the Labasa Magistrate...

New Office To Bridge Gap
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New Office To Bridge Gap

Expanding access to legal services is a critical part of the Bainimarama Government. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimara...

Khan To Take Plea on  July 16
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Khan To Take Plea on July 16

The 35-year-old woman who is alleged to have driven a car into the Rewa River on May 6, 2018 causing the death of he...

Analysis: 2135 Persons Helped Through ‘First Hour Procedure’
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Analysis: 2135 Persons Helped Through ‘First Hour Procedure’

This is part two of a two-part seriesabout the Legal Aid Commission. For the first time in Fiji’s his­tory, the F...

Understanding Our Legal Aid Commission
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Understanding Our Legal Aid Commission

Empowering those who are socially and economically challenged is a hallmark of a democracy that the Commission does ...

Rape Accused Duo Fronts In Court
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Rape Accused Duo Fronts In Court

  Two men charged with the alleged assault and rape of a 24-year-old woman in Lami last year appeared before Hi...

Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges
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Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges

  A man from Lau accused of alleged defilement, sexual assault and indecent assault pleaded not guilty on Tuesd...

Father, 32, Admits To Assaulting Son, 7
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Father, 32, Admits To Assaulting Son, 7

  A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday to one count of assault causing actu...

PM vows  flexibility  over services
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PM vows flexibility over services

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said Government would be flexible with Fijians earning below the $15,000 threshold...

Government’s ‘unwavering commitment’ to justice
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Government’s ‘unwavering commitment’ to justice

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the rapid expansion of Legal Aid Commission (LAC) offices around Fiji indicat...

Court Jails Farmer For Raping Vulnerable Victim
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Court Jails Farmer For Raping Vulnerable Victim

A 56-year-old farmer convicted of indecently, sexually assaulting and raping an elderly victim suffering from stroke...

Clients Top Priority, Lawyers Told
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Clients Top Priority, Lawyers Told

If they cannot come to us, we must go to them and we shall leave no one behind, says, the Acting Director for Legal ...

Man on theft charge
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Man on theft charge

A Labasa man has sought the assistance of the Legal Aid Commission after he was charged with theft. Deo Chand appear...

Trial Date Set For Rape Case
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Trial Date Set For Rape Case

The trial of four men who are alleged to have raped a 13-year-old boy has been set for October 23 to November 3. The...

Some Will Politicise Core Issues as We Near Elections: Attorney-General
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Some Will Politicise Core Issues as We Near Elections: Attorney-General

We must understand, unfortunately there are some people in Fiji, because they view everything from a political persp...

Seminar Input Needed to Take Legal Aid  Forward: Koya
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Seminar Input Needed to Take Legal Aid Forward: Koya

  Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya reminded staff members of the Legal Aid Commission they ...

Justice Is Enshrined In Constitution, Says Expert
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Justice Is Enshrined In Constitution, Says Expert

Section 118 (9) of the Fijian Constitution which specifies that Parliament must ensure there are adequate funds allo...

Jobs Reduce Crime Possibility: Chief Justice
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Jobs Reduce Crime Possibility: Chief Justice

A person is less likely to get involved in criminal activities if they have a job or a purpose in life, says Chief J...

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