The National Farmers Union is calling for the reinstatement of growers councilors that were removed by Government in 2010 and wants fresh election of the Sugar Cane Growers Council before the next harvesting season.
A father convicted of beating his 10-year-old son with an extension cord, causing injuries to his lower back and legs, because he lied about his whereabouts after school, has had his term reduced and suspended on appeal.
Fiji Football chief executive (CEO) Bob Kumar says the Fiji Sports Team of the Year recognition accorded to the Vodafone Fiji U20s is another opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the age-group team.
Fiji Football Association chief executive Bob Kumar says the Team of the Year presented to the Vodafone Fiji U20 football team during the 2014 Fiji Sports Awards in Suva last night should motivate and raise the spirits of the players further.
The High Court has acquitted Roko Tui Rewa Savenaca Kamikamica of embezzlement and abuse of office.
Justice Priyantha Fernando upheld the assessors’ decision of not guilty.
Kamikamica was charged with two counts of embezzlement and one count of abuse of office by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).
It was alleged that while employed as the Roko Tui Rewa by the Fijian Affairs Board in 2005, Kamikamica fraudulently applied $40 which he received as Development Assistant Scheme fund on account of Rewa Provincial Council for a purpose other than that for which was entrusted to him.
It was alleged that in December 2005 Kamikamica had fraudulently applied $1195 which he received as Development Assistant Scheme fund on account of Rewa Provincial Council for a purpose other than that for which was entrusted to him.
It was alleged that in March 2006 he abused office and without lawful authority he directed that $11,000 be removed from the Development Assistance Scheme fund of Rewa Provincial Council into an imprest account for purposes other than it had been intended for which was prejudicial to the rights of Fijian Affairs Board and the Rewa Provincial Council.
Kamikamica was a happy man outside court surrounded by his family and said he was expecting this judgment.
“I feel great,” he said.
Kamikamica said he now expects to get some fresh air on his farm in Beqa.
He thanked everyone for their support and prayers throughout the trial.
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