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I don’t want to go back to Fiji, says businessman jailed for corruption

A prominent Fijian newspaper owner and businessman living in Sydney is refusing to return home to face punishment despite being sentenced to jail for a year yesterday. The High Court in Suva has convicted Fiji Times owner Mahendra Motibhai Patel of a charge of abuse office. Patel, 74, was tried in absentia for unlawfully extending the contract of the associate, then Fiji ... Read More »

Ex-Post Fiji bosses sentenced today

Two ex-Post Fiji senior executives and the company’s former chairman are to be sentenced later today in the High Court in Suva on corruption-related charges. This is after prosecution and defence lawyers presented sentencing submissions to Justice Prabharan Kumararatnam late last week following the three men’s convictions at the High Court in Suva. Justice Kumararatnam found Mahendra Patel guilty for ... Read More »

Guilty verdict in ex-Post Fiji bosses trial

Two High Court assessors found all three former Post Fiji executives guilty of corruption. Former Post chairman Mahendra Motibhai Patel, former managing director Peni Mau and former GM Finance Dhirendra Pratap were charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in 2010 for corruption related offences at the Suva High Court on 19 November 2014. The two Assessors gave ... Read More »

FICAC confirms probe into health ministry

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC) has confirmed it is carrying out investigations into the Ministry of Health. The commission said in a statement it was “conducting a general investigation” into the ministry and “cannot comment further on the matter at present”. “The FICAC will release details once investigations have completed as commenting now will affect the integrity of ... Read More »

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