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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fiji police believed to have made first charge in Mara fishing saga

Coupfourpointfive has been told the Estonian fisherman, Risto Harmat, has been charged in connection with Roko Ului Mara's departure from Fiji almost two weeks ago.

It's believed Harmat is the first to be charged and that he's been charged with aiding and abetting.

Harmat, as reported excusively by Coupfourpointfive several days ago, is believed to have skippered the boat Mara was on when he says he ran into trouble and let off distress signals which brought a Tongan Navy boat.

The Estonian father of one (pictured above) has been in custody almost a week now and according to one of two people who has been able to see him while he's been in custody, Fiji police have now charged him.

It's believed he's appearing in court about now.


Anonymous said...

i strongly think wrong man charged....

police should charge frank, the com pol, aiyaz, and all his cronies... they the ones who have treated treason...

why go after innocent people...

Anonymous said...

interesting look backs

Posted at 04:07 on 08 June, 2006 UTC
Fiji’s military has warned of far reaching consequences for national security if the proposed Defence White Paper is implemented.
The paper has recommended reducing the strength of the army by nearly 50% from 3,300 to only 1,700 and changes to the method of appointing the commander.
The Daily Post quotes the military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, as saying the implementation of the Defence White Paper would have implications for the security of the country which in turn would directly affect the economy.
Major Leweni says the social implication of implementing the White Paper is an issue that has to be addressed carefully.
He warns that the East Timor issue is a good example and Fiji should learn from it.
Major Leweni says the military is now taking the Defence White Paper seriously because in the pre-election period it had been led to believe that the paper had been shelved.
He says the military will now need to re-examine the issue and take appropriate steps to deal with them.
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Anonymous said...

Defence White Paper in Fiji recommends cutting army by 50%
Posted at 17:52 on 04 June, 2006 UTC

A Defence White Paper commissioned by the Fiji government has proposed slashing the strength of the army by nearly 50% from 3,300 to just 1,700.
The Fiji Sun reports that it has recommended that the cuts should come from the land force or infantry and force headquarters, leaving the army engineering regiment largely untouched.
The Defence White Paper also strongly recommends that the government moves to reassert civilian control over the army.
It says its recommendations are designed to ensure that there is no excuse for the military to enter domestic politics.
The Defence White Paper has also recommended that the police force be strengthened to assume full responsibility for maintaining law and internal security, leaving the military with the primary role of peacekeeping.
The authors of the report say they are aware of the potential backlash against the recommendations from the army or elements of the army, but say the risk could be minimized by providing adequate compensation for displaced soldiers.
The Fiji Sun says the new multi-party cabinet will consider the White Paper’s recommendations over the next two weeks.
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Anonymous said...

Which is the biggest, more secretive stitch-up of decade - Risto's arrest or Kate Middleton's wedding dress?

Anonymous said...

So the Butler did not do it, it was the Fisherman. Having a boat and fishing makes you Guilty of errrrr.???? Of having a boat and going fishing. I do not think the rest of the world will swallow this fishy charge hook, line and sinker.

Anonymous said...

Well, since the military is in control and holding all positions of power in Fiji, I would say the Defence White Paper doesn't stand much of a chance of being enacted - so, I guess Leweni, your bread is still buttered on both sides - for the moment.

Who drafted the Defence White Paper?

Anonymous said...

Me sa lai moku madaga na sala ni tavioka nei Risto.Sa ra waraki koya tiko mai loma.Qai ka ni mu vulavula,oi..au..we..pakapo