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Saturday, October 16, 2021

    12 plead not guilty to Taimareho tragedy

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPATHE directors, General Manager, captains and the West Are’are Constituency shipping company have entered not guilty pleas to charges regarding the April 2020 incident that cost 27 lives at sea.The plead this...

    Juvenile gets 1-year suspended jail term for attempted rape.

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAPRINCIPAL Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has imposed a one-year suspended jail term on a juvenile found guilty of attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in October 2020.Aulanga in his sentencing highlighted that the...

    Court to deliver sentence on One Link owner next week

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAPRINCIPAL Magistrate Felix Hollison will deliver his sentence on the case against Charles Dora on October 8 after sentencing and mitigation submission was made yesterday in court.Mr Dora has been found guilty...

    Court circuits to provinces cancelled due to no funds

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPACOURT circuits for the provinces have been cancelled for the rest of the year.This is reportedly due to lack of funds.This will delay cases in the provinces, and will add to next...

    Prosecution needs time, bail delayed for accused

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAAn accused was yesterday denied his rights to bail due to prosecution needing more time to respond to defence’s application.Defence had applied for bail on behalf of Mr James Tangasuna on August...

    Case file of missing exhibit money now with DPP office

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAPOLICE Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed yesterday that the case file of the $300k missing exhibit money is with the Office of the Director Public Prosecution for vetting before returning back to the...

    Man gets 10 years for sex with step-daughter

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAA man has been slapped with a 10-year jail sentence for having sexual intercourse with his step-daughter.The man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, committed the crimes on four...

    High court quashes Crown appeal

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAHIGH Court Judge Justice Leonard Maina has dismissed the Crown’s appeal on the acquittal of former Member of Parliament for Baegu/Asifola David Tome.Maina delivered the ruling yesterday at the High Court following...

    Sexual offence case against 6-year-old child dropped

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPATHE Magistrate court has acquitted charges against a 15-year-old boy accused of committing a sexual offence against a six-year-old child.Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga dismissed the case after the prosecution failed to prove...


    Case to be forwarded to DPPBY JENNIFER KUSAPAPOLICE say their investigations into the $300,000 that was stolen from their custody have been completed, but no charges have yet been laid.An officer who was responsible...