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High court upholds fine against supermarket

June 5, 2014 7:29 pm

The Lautoka High Court has upheld a fine against the New World Supermarket – handed down by the Magistrates court.

The supermarket was taken to court by the Commerce Commission in February for selling flour above the regulated market price.

The Commerce Commission found that the supermarket was a bag of 10kg FMF Normal flour at $12.38 a bag instead of $12.36.

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The supermarket was then fined $15,000.

It then appealed that the sentence against it was harsh and excessive.

However, High Court Judge Justice Sudarshana De Silva agreed with the fine imposed, citing that New World had 3 previous convictions for similar offences.

Justice De Silva ruled that the amount isn’t harsh and excessive.

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