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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The "Law and Good Leadership" is this year's theme for Tonga Law Week, which runs until November 10 in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justices from the Pacific Islands are in Nuku'alofa this week, attending a workshop to strengthen judiciaries in the Pacific. The focus on judicial leadership is part of an Initiative funded by the New Zealand Government.
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Thursday 30 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific prosecutors they are regularly under pressure from different sources and need to protect their role, Tonga’s Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu told the 6th Pacific Prosecutors Meeting (PPA) that opened in Nuku'alofa today.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Prosecutors Association (PPA) whose objectives includes promoting and protecting the independence of prosecutors will hold its 6th Meeting on July 29-31 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Attorney General John Cauchi accepted that the Government of Tonga had created circumstances that forced him to resign, which was the basis of his evidence in chief given at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa, on Wednesday November 20.
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 32nd Pacific Islands Law Officers Network (PILON) meeting opened today November 5 in Nuku'alofa at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre.
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Sunday 3 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day regional workshop on 'International Criminal Cooperation' which looked to strengthen cooperation in extradition and mutual assistance requests ended in Nuku’alofa on November 1, ahead of the 32nd PILON - Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network Meeting next week.
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Wednesday 8 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ill-timed move by government to enact an Employment Relations Bill 2013 will cripple businesses with extra costs and reduce employment, according to the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., who this week are facing a growing confrontation with Tonga's Minister of Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and hardliners in Tonga's Public Service Association.
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Monday 6 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On World Press Freedom Day May 3, Tonga's Attorney General Neil Adsett told journalists in Nuku'alofa that while Tonga's Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom, there remains in the Constitution two other conflicting sub-clauses, inserted by an amendment in 2003, which are partly void and should be changed so that it is not misleading.
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Thursday 21 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Commissioner of Police Taniela Faletau (56) has taken up voluntary retirement effective March 1, after over 30-years of service. Trained in New Zealand the top cop was farewelled with a parade at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo, on Wednesday February 20.
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Wednesday 13 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire Services and Revenue Services, Siosifa Tu'utafaiva, is being challenged by a disciplinary committee of the Tonga Law Society.
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Friday 1 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Solicitor General, 'Aminiasi Kefu, said today that the Crown was dropping drugs charges against Lord Tu'ilakepa because of the complexity of the case, and also because key evidence gathered from telephone interceptions was done outside of the Tongan law.
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Monday 19 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Attorney General Mr Neil Adsett was appointed as a Senior Counsel by Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, March 16.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first session of Tonga's Court of Appeal fpor 2011 ended on Friday, April 15 with the delivery of judgments at the Supreme Court of Nuku'alofa after one week of sitting.
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Monday 28 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand engine mechanic David Shaw who inspected the main engines of the MV Princess Ashika in Fiji on April 2009 told the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on February 24, that he never signed an Audit Report dated April 6-8, 2009 nor did he authorise anyone to do so.
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Sunday 27 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Marine Engineer, Lou Pale, one of the three surveyors who surveyed the MV Princess Ashika after it arrived in Nuku'alofa from Fiji on July 2, 2009 told the Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 23 that he had never surveyed a vessel with so many deficiencies as the Ashika and the vessel was unsuitable to sail on Tongan waters.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of a newly structured Tonga Police was officially declared by the Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu on Monday, February 21, when he announced the appointment by the government of Police Commander Chris Kelley as Tonga's first Police Commissioner.
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 11 rifles, consisting of .22 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and a sniper-scope rifle were surrendered to the police during a Firearm Amnesty that ran from December 17, 2010 to January 21, 2011.
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Tuesday 10 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A memorial stone wall for the 74 people who died in the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika, a year ago on 5 August 2009, was unveiled by Crown Prince Tupoutoa Lavaka in an emotional ceremony at the Vakataumai Cemetery, on Vuna Road, Ma'ufanga on Sunday August 8.
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Saturday 1 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"The inspiration of politically motivated criticism of the Government on the grounds of systemic failure, which mysteriously surfaced in the report of the Ashika Commission, now appears to be revealed. The same intemperate assertions are churlishly regurgitated in the Attorney General's publicity statement." - Prime Minister's Office.
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