LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF
A TAVUA man was jailed for two months for annoying a woman almost four years ago. According to West police prosecutor ASP Anil Prasad, Kameli Tora was charged with one count of annoying a female in August, 2010. He was found guilty on Monday by magistrate Samuela Qica after initially pleading not guilty.
Six months jail
A VATUKOULA man will spend six months in jail for stealing dynamite from the Vatukoula gold mine. On Monday, the Tavua court heard that in August last year, Serupepeli Namariwa stole dynamite from the mine. Namariwa admitted the offence but police were unable to retrieve any of the stolen explosives.
Guilty of theft
A MAN who stole a cow from a farm in Tavua was sentenced to 11 months in prison. Appearing before magistrate Samuela Qica, Josefa Taliga pleaded guilty to a count of theft. The court heard Taliga pleaded not guilty to stealing the animal but later admitted the facts before trial was to commence.