Man denies charge
A MAN who allegedly murdered another man in March appeared in the High Court in Labasa on Friday. Suren Chand appeared before Justice Salesi Temo on a count of murder but denied the charge. The court heard Mr Chand allegedly committed the offence on March 29 in Labasa. Justice Temo adjourned the case to next month. Mr Chand's bail has been extended.
THE second accused alleged to have killed two youths at Korosomo Hill in Tabia, Macuata, has been given time for psychiatric assessment. Tevita Dutabota appeared before Justice Salesi Temo in the High Court in Labasa on Friday and denied a charge of murder. Mr Dutabota allegedly committed the offence with an accomplice in July. Justice Temo adjourned the case to October 24 for the psychiatric evaluation report update.
Road works continue
ROAD works in the North have not been affected by contractor Blacktop going into receivership last week. Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said work has continued as normal. "At this stage, workers are continuing with road maintenance around the North and there have been no disruptions at all," he said. FRA has given Blacktop 10 days to satisfy the required work performance after going into receivership.
POLICE have uprooted plants believed to be marijuana from a farm in Savusavu. Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed this, saying a 78-year-old farmer of Viani Village discovered the plants while he was out in the bush. "The farmer informed the village headman after returning from the bush," he said. "The plants were uprooted and the length ranged from 6-58 centimetres." The plants have been sent to Suva for analysis.