Fiji Time: 5:08 AM on Thursday 27 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Traditional apologies

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE law does not accept traditional apology between parties.

This was the message Magistrate Alipate Mataitini sent to Sitiveni Delai yesterday after handing down an 18-month sentence.

Delai pleaded guilty to a charge of assault for an incident which occurred on October 3 last year.

The court heard Delai, a shoeshine boy, had assaulted his partner — now a registered nurse — while she was studying at the FNU's College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

"Her father, after consulting her, accepted your apology.

"He has nothing to do with this. She's the one that will live with you, not him," Mr Mataitini told Delai.

Delai had told the court he was hurt upon finding out that his partner had cheated on him.

"She did it before and I forgave her.

"I was hurt when I found out because we have a child together," Delai said.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65600.6370
JPY 51.887148.8871
GBP 0.40140.3934
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.64640.6214
USD 0.49330.4763



Exchange Rate updated on 26th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. True to an early love
  2. Qiliho attends trial
  3. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar
  4. NFP calls for public holiday
  5. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership
  6. Fiji 7s coach
  7. 918 move out
  8. Winning 7s manual
  9. Villagers cry foul
  10. Cane payout topped up

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  3. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  5. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  6. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  7. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  8. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  9. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  10. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)