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    Murder in the Pacific to screen on TV3 on September 11 - 30-Aug-2008
    Murder in the Pacific, the broadcast version of Annie Goldson's award-winning feature An Island Calling, will be screening on TV3 on September 11th.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Owen Scott: Deep beyond the reef - 25-Mar-2005
    Fiji came to international attention with the two coups in 1987 and 2000, and was again in the world spotlight in July 2001 after the brutal murder of John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener in their home in Suva.
    Scott was the director-general of the Fiji Red Cross, and provided humanitarian relief to the hostages during the second coup. This book is written by his brother.
    The Scott and Scrivener families had to deal not only with the violent deaths of their loved ones but also with the sullying of the murdered men's reputations. Rumour and hearsay shrouded the case, and media in Fiji and New Zealand ran stories about the couple's alleged involvement with paedophilia and drugs. It turned out they were involved in neither.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Insanity finding over Red Cross chief's death - 7-Aug-2003
    A man charged with hacking to death Fiji's Red Cross chief and his gay lover was ordered to be detained indefinitely in a mental hospital after being judged innocent of the slayings because of insanity.
    Apete Kaisau, a 29-year-old ethnic Fijian, allegedly slashed Fiji Red Cross director John Scott, 53, and his New Zealander partner, Gregory Scrivener, 39, in July 2001.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Melbourne Age
    Fiji police coerced witness, murder trial told - 1-Aug-2002
    A houseboy yesterday described finding the bodies of Fiji Red Cross chief John Scott and his New Zealand partner Gregory Scrivener butchered in their Suva home.
    Atunaisa Tuburuarua, 30, spoke of seeing blood running down the inside of a window when he stood outside the home of Mr Scott, 53, and Mr Scrivener, 39, on July 1 last year.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Man accused of Fiji murders back in custody - 14-Jan-2002
    The man accused of murdering Fiji Red Cross chief John Scott and his New Zealand partner Gregory Scrivener has surrendered to police.
    Mr Scott, 53, and Mr Scrivener, 39, were hacked to death in their home in the Fiji capital, Suva, last July.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Fiji Village News
    Man accused of murdering Scott and Scrivener escapes - 11-Jan-2002
    The man accused of murdering New Zealanders John Scott and Greg Scrivener has escaped from police custody in Fiji.
    Mr Scott, a former Red Cross director and his partner Mr Scrivener were found dead in the Suva home they shared on July 1 last year.
    Twenty-three-year-old Apete Kaisau, of Fiji, was later charged with their murders.
    Kaisau escaped at about 9 am today as he was getting into a police vehicle outside Suva prison.
    He was due to appear in the Suva Magistrates Court today to see whether a New Zealand lawyer would be representing him at his trial.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Gay Fiji-Murder in Paradise - 1-Jan-2002
    When a highly respected member of Fijiís elite and his longtime lover were brutally murdered in the summer of 2001 local papers conjured up stores of retribution for supposed pleasure seeking: cocaine-fueled evenings and orgies attended by local teenagers. But the crime in fact opened a window on a more sobering aspect of life, gay and otherwise, in the South Pacific nation: tension between haves and have-nots.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - OUT Magazine
    Sex motive ruled out in Fiji murders - 18-Nov-2001
    The prosecutor in the murder trial of New Zealanders Gregory Scrivener and his partner, Fiji Red Cross director John Scott, has ruled out a sexual motive.
    Fiji state prosecutor Vilisoni Kurisaqila is also critical of public comments by Fiji police about the murders, saying such speculation will make a fair trial almost impossible.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Boys had sex with gay pair in Fiji, TV3 told - 17-Aug-2001
    Teenage boys are alleged to have visited the home of murdered Fiji Red Cross director John Scott and his New Zealand-born partner, Gregory Scrivener, to perform sexual favours the night before the two died.
    A social worker in Suva has told TV3's 20/20 that six well-known teenage prostitutes went to the couple's home on June 29 to exchange sexual favours for food and cash.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Preliminary hearing into Fiji murders adjourned - 3-Aug-2001
    A preliminary hearing into the murders of New Zealander Gregory Scrivener and his partner, Red Cross director John Scott, was today adjourned to allow for an independent medical report on the man accused of the crime.
    Apete Kaisau, 23, appeared in court today but no plea was taken and the case was adjourned to August 17 by magistrate Sailesi Temo.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Police and the Media--How close is too close? - 2-Aug-2001
    By James Panichi
    The coverage of a recent double murder in Fiji has some media observers fearing the relationship between police and reporters has become too close for comfort. Crime reporters may pride themselves on establishing close relationships with police in an effort to obtain exclusive inside information for their stories, but where should the line be drawn?
    The concerns about the media's relationship with Fiji's police surfaced during investigations into the brutal murder of Fijian Red Cross Director John Scott, and his partner Gregory Scrivener, who were hacked to death on July 1.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - ABC
    No pornography at Fiji murder house, say police - 26-Jul-2001
    Fiji police have admitted that photographs and videotapes found in the Suva home of murdered Red Cross director John Scott and his New Zealand-born partner did not contain any pornographic images.
    Sergeant Unaisi Vuniwaqa said investigators had finished viewing the seized tapes and photographs, which police initially thought contained pornography.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Fiji double murder accused 'fit to stand trial' - 20-Jul-2001
    The man accused of killing Fiji Red Cross Director John Scott and his partner, New Zealander Gregory Scrivener, has been found mentally fit to stand trial.
    Details of the psychiatric report into 23-year-old Apete Kaisau were released today.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Fiji Village News
    FIJI: RA's Pacific Beat on double murder coverage - 19-Jul-2001
    NOW to Fiji and concerns about media coverage of investigations into the murder of the country's Red Cross director John Scott and his partner Gregory Scrivener earlier this month.
    Over a week ago, a 23-year-old man, Apete Kaisau, was charged with the murder.
    But by the time he appeared before a magistrate, the story of how he had allegedly killed the two men - along with possible motives for the killing - had already received extensive media coverage.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Pacific Media Watch
    Fiji police charged with stealing murdered men's items - 18-Jul-2001
    Three members of the Fiji police force have appeared in court in Suva charged with the theft of items from the home of murdered Red Cross director John Scott and his New Zealand-born partner, Greg Scrivener.
    The Fiji Times reported today that the three special constables, Onisimo Malato, 43, Inoke Dumutanavanuabalavu, 29, and Joe Waisuku, 22, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft. The case was adjourned to August 6.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Lawyer rejects political motive in Scott-Scrivener killings - 16-Jul-2001
    The lawyer defending the man accused in Fiji of killing Red Cross director John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener says the crime was not politically motivated.
    Auckland barrister Barry Hart spoke yesterday to the accused killer, 23-year-old Apitia Kaisau, who was arrested for the murders last week.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Auckland lawyer to represent Fiji murder accused - 15-Jul-2001
    Auckland lawyer Barry Hart has flown to Fiji to represent the man accused of murdering Red Cross head John Scott and his New Zealand-born partner, Gregory Scrivener.
    Hart has been hired by a friend of the accused - 23-year-old Apete Kaisau.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Fiji murder accused had been deported from NZ - 13-Jul-2001
    The accused killer of Fiji Red Cross head John Scott and his partner, Gregory Scrivener, was deported from New Zealand three weeks before the couple were brutally murdered in Suva.
    Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said last night that Apitia Kaisau had been removed from New Zealand on June 10 for overstaying.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Phil Goff offers help for Fiji murder investigations - 13-Jul-2001
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phil Goff, has offered assistance to Fiji police investigating the double murder of Red Cross director John Scott and his New Zealand-born partner Greg Scrivener.
    23-year-old Apete Kaisau has been charged with the killing the pair at their Suva home on July 1.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Fiji Village News

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