Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:32 AM on Sunday 31 August

/ Front page / News

Van driver in remand

Shayal Devi
Monday, May 05, 2014

THE driver of the minibus involved in an accident in Sigatoka last week which claimed the life of a 27-year-old schoolteacher was charged and produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said Jone Matakula was charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of dangerous driving occasioning serious bodily harm.

He has been remanded at the Natabua Corrections Centre until May 14.

The accident in Lomaiwai also landed four people in hospital.

Police have urged motorists, especially public service vehicle drivers, to strictly abide by road rules.

Another minibus was involved in an accident in Ba last week.

Passengers were treated for injuries and sent home.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No names
  2. One down
  3. No free plane rides
  4. Overjoyed king forgets crown
  5. Shaista scoops title
  6. UN receives assurances on troop's wellbeing
  7. Designers showcase resort wear
  8. League members told to strengthen spirituality
  9. 12,000 postal ballots
  10. Women vital to nation building

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)