Ministry of Health v. Fareen

A mini mart clerk sold a single cigarette in violation of Fiji’s law prohibiting the sale of loose cigarettes. The clerk pled guilty but stated that it was her first offense, she was only 17, and that she was very remorseful of her actions. Because of these factors, the court reduced the fine from $1,000 to $500 and recorded the violation as a “non conviction” so it would not affect the clerk's future career prospects.