IF wives and children cannot feel safe when it comes to their husbands and fathers, these men should also expect to be considered a threat to society at large.
Salen Sami was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for a year for breaching a domestic violence restraining order issued against him.
Resident Magistrate Alipate Mataitini also ordered him to pay $250 to the court within 28 days or face imprisonment for six months.
The court heard that on March 15 last year, a day after the order was issued against him, Sami went to his spouse's workplace where he verbally assaulted another person.
The court also heard that Sami threatened his wife.
In the same court, a man was sentenced to six months with a month being a custodial sentence and the balance of five months on suspended for a year.
Pauliasi Vatunalaba pleaded guilty to indecently annoying a person.
The court heard that on February 14, Vatunalaba uttered abusive language against his wife.
It heard that while heavily intoxicated, Vatunalaba walked into their house at Raiwai early that morning and told his wife he was leaving.
She replied that he pack his clothes quietly so as not to disturb the neighbours. But Vatunalaba hurled abusive language back at her.
Mr Mataitini said Vatunalaba had committed an offence against his own wife, someone who should be looking to him for love and safety.
Vatunalaba, a market vendor, is a sole breadwinner and earns less than $100 a week.
The court granted him 28 days to appeal against sentence.