X Close

Regional

Published: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 3:57:00 PM
Updated: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 3:59:58 PM

Fiji man charged over Australian tourist's boat death

SUVA, Fiji: A man appeared in a Fiji court Monday charged with manslaughter over the death of an Australian tourist in a boat collision off the South Pacific nation last week.

Jimi Beti, 33, faces charges of manslaughter, criminal recklessness and negligence over the death of 40-year-old Mark Hardaker of New South Wales state last Thursday.

Hardaker was returning from a fishing trip when a speedboat driven by Beti, a Fijian, allegedly crashed into his vessel, causing fatal head injuries.

The court was told Beti was operating the boat without a licence. He was refused bail and remanded to appear in Lautoka High Court on June 4.

Tourism is the nation's highest foreign exchange earner, with more than 700,000 Australians and New Zealanders travelling to Fiji annually. -AFP


Tags / Keywords: Fiji court, Jimi Beti, manslaughter, Australian tourist boat collision

advertisement

  1. Khazanah unveils 12-point plan for MAS
  2. YouTube sensation’s cover of Tanggal 31 goes viral
  3. Palace 'no' to remote control MB
  4. Rohani: Don't be duped, 'comfort women' not an Islamic concept
  5. AirAsia confirms bomb threat during Thai flight
  6. Bank robber shot dead by guard
  7. Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat
  8. Urologist: Never use a metal ring to sustain erections
  9. MasterChef UK winner slams Australian news portal over misuse of picture in MAS flight
  10. Sex addict Malaysian doctor deported, Daily Telegraph reports

advertisement

advertisement