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An appeal by a Tongatapu People’s Representative, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, against a ruling by a Nuku’alofa Magistrate to dismiss a case he brought against the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and three others will be heard on November 27, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
Friday 8 November 2013 - 1 comment
A letter writer to the Kele’a and the newspaper, along with its publisher and editor, were ordered to pay a total of $249,442 in damages and costs in a civil defamation case that was brought by the Tongan Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano and six Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Justice Hon. Clive Edwards.
Friday 14 June 2013 - 1 comment
A Nuku’alofa Magistrate has ruled there was no case to answer in accusations made against Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, the Minister of Justice Hon Clive Edwards, and a Tongan company Tongasat, headed by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, who appeared before the court last week.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 - 2 comments
Four local companies who were suing their insurance company for cover over damage to their properties in the riots of 16 November 2006, ended their case today on the basis that no party paid costs. The plaintiffs were disappointed to pull out as the evidence in court about the riots favoured the defence position that the riots resulted from “a popular rising, people connected with an organisation the objects of which included influencing the government by violent means and terrorism.”
Monday 12 November 2012
The Minister of Justice, Hon Clive Edwards told the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Friday, November 9, that three businesses, associated with the Prime Minister, the monarchy and their business partners were targeted in violence in central Nuku’alofa on 16 November 2006.
Monday 12 November 2012
‘Akilisi Pohiva’s talk of laying criminal charges against the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano for allegedly misappropriating millions of government funds, caused a stir in Tonga’s parliament this morning. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
When members of parliament presented their reports of how they had spent their allocations of $117,647 each on their national tours, they became embroiled in debate over the report of ‘Akilisi Pohiva, whose report called for the termination of the Lord title with noble privileges that was created by the late King George Tupou V. From the House by Pesi Fonua
Friday 5 October 2012
A motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards, for a Parliamentary Select Committee to find out why protesters burnt Nuku’alofa on 16 November 2006, was withdrawn by order of the Acting Speaker yesterday, after ‘Akilisi Pohiva pleaded with the Prime Minister to ask the Acting Speaker to have it withdrawn. From the House by Pesi Fonua
Thursday 13 September 2012
Since Monday, September 10, the Tongan Parliament has been trying to decide what to do with a new motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards for a parliamentary select committee to go and find out why protesters burned the Nuku’alofa Central Business District on 16 November 2006. Clive’s new motion riled up emotional and aggressive comments from members of the House who reminded him that there were court cases and they had got off, but if he wanted to go back to the past they might get caught this time. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 12 September 2012
The Noble Tu’ipelehake today refused to attend the closure of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, and sat outside in protest against the People’s Representatives who, he said, “have used terrorism as a political tool.”
Thursday 23 November 2006
Addressing a stunned nation at about 6:30 pm on Thursday November 16 after the supporters of a rally organised by Pro-Democracy People’s Representatives’ and the Pangai Si’i Committee had sacked central Nuku’alofa, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, ‘Uliti Uata, Lepolo Taunisila, Clive Edwards and ‘Isileli Pulu went live on Radio Tonga to make their victory speeches to the nation. By Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 22 November 2006
The eight members of parliament who forced the Tongan Legislature to close this week changed their minds yesterday afternoon, and now, in an abrupt turnaround, they want the House to reopen, fearing that they have given the government a free-rein on the new Budget. Withdrawal is not going to be easy or cheap for the plaintiffs who, after claiming that the opening of Parliament on June 1 was illegal, have applied to the Supreme Court for their Civil Case, to be “discontinued”.
Thursday 15 June 2006
When Professor Futa Helu withdrew his support from ‘Akilisi Pohiva and Dr Feleti Sevele, and endorsed Clive Edwards as the Number One candidate for Tongatapu in the recent March parliamentary election, he initiated a split in Tonga’s Pro-democracy Movement. Tonga now has two Demo camps, the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement and the People’s Democratic Party, which have begun to be critical of each other. - Editor’s Comment
Monday 2 May 2005
As the latest Tongan Government political reform initiative begins to unfold, following the appointment of Cabinet ministers from elected members of Parliament on March 21, we are witnessing a number of interesting political happenings. At the same the Temo’s position as an opposition to government has been weakened - they have lost their fighting edge with their acceptance of the government proposal for a piece-meal political reform program. Editor’s Comment
Monday 28 March 2005
Reading through Mr. Edwards reply to my assessment of his character, I am saddened to realize he has missed the main point of my argument. So now I…‚m going to go into more detail about what I think of the former Police Minister. He is, in the fewest number of words, an elitist. He isn’t the only one, but he definitely fit in with the circle of friends he once had.
Monday 7 February 2005
Immigration matters are handled by the Immigration officers who are delegated the authority to administer the Immigration Act and to handle all applications for visas. The only time an immigration case is referred to me, as a Minister, arise if there is an appeal against the immigration decision or if there is a special written or verbal direction required from the Minister. - Clive Edwards
Thursday 3 February 2005

After reading Kisione Manu's letter of 24 January, I feel compelled to correct the report in the Taimi Tonga of the 23rd of January and to clarify some misunderstandings that may have resulted from Taimi's re

Monday 31 January 2005
The lengthy explanation of HRH Tupouto’a confirms in detail his knowledge of what was going on, his involvement and participation. These explanations contradict what he previously said viz: ….”I was opposed to the anti-media laws on the grounds that they were not our style of doing things in this country”…. How can HRH be opposed when he allowed the Bills to go through and presided over meetings where he gave advice and directions on how to maintain a united front to secure enactment of the Bills? - Clive Edwards.
Friday 28 January 2005
The last few weeks have been filled with unjustified media attacks on the Shoreline Power Company, the sole producer and distributor of electricity in the Kingdom. The heavy artillery for the ongoing misleading assault was provided by the former Minister of Police who also signed the agreement that transferred the operations of the Tonga Electric Power Board to Shoreline, while he was in government.
Friday 28 January 2005

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