An appeal by Lord Tu’ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, against a Magistrate’s ruling to hold separate Preliminary Inquiries for his arms and drugs charges will be heard on 30 January, 2013.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly awaits judgement on one charge of possession of ammunitions without a licence, that will be delivered on Monday, July 9 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku’alofa, this morning for the start of his trial on one charge of possession of ammunition without a licence, a charge he denies.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly will appear for trial on one charge of unlawful possession of ammunition on Thursday, July 5 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Justice Robert Shuster has his final day on the bench today, May 7 after being a judge of the Supreme Court of Tonga during the past four years, and have presided over 800 cases.
Justice Charles Cato, a New Zealander, was sworn in this morning, May 3, as Tonga’s second Supreme Court Judge, replacing Justice Robert Shuster who has been a judge of the Tongan Supreme Court during the past four years.
Charles Cato of New Zealand is to join the Supreme Court of Tonga as its third judge, after his appointment was confirmed by the King in Council on April 4.
Two prolific thieves were sentenced to five years and six years imprisonment for a string of housebreakings, and theft of goods worth over $20,000 from 15 different homes, in four towns across the Eastern district of Tongatapu.
Justice Robert Shuster imposed a four years suspended sentence on a 48-year-old father from Ha’ateiho who was convicted of incest and indecent assault, which he committed on his two daughters in 2008.
The Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, Lord Lasike has surrendered another passport to the Supreme Court on January 27, after pleading not guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of ammun