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Thursday 23 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Fifita was found guilty of using a vehicle with an unauthorized licence plate and was discharged without conviction on the basis that he pay to court $200 pa’anga compensation, which he had done when a verdict was delivered by a Supreme Court judge on November 17.
Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man who has been convicted of raping a victim who was asleep at her home in Tongatapu last year, is in custody to be sentenced on October 24.
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Sunday 10 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men, convicted of rape and attempted rape in separate cases that took place in Tongatapu last year, awaits sentencing at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 22 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgement on a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita against government, on the termination of her contract is expected to be made next week.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sio Vaka (20) was acquitted of manslaughter in relation to the stabbing death of Lipine Fakatene (33) in January last year, after a Supreme Court judge ruled this was self-defence during a tragic altercation at Fua'amotu. “Knives and other weapons should not be carried by young men for the purpose of fighting and this case is a demonstration of the very tragic consequences that can occur when they are,” said the Judge.
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Monday 12 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Lord Chief Justice will proceed straight to hear a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita, now set for Tuesday, June 20, at the Supreme Court.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petuliki Lave (22) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the serious offence of carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 12.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paletili Afu (33) who pleaded guilty to various counts including reckless driving causing the death of a one-year-old baby boy during a collision on the road in 2016, received a two and a half-years suspended sentence, at the Supreme Court on 18 May. The judge noted with concern that it is not uncommon for passengers to be thrown from cars or trucks, during collisions of unworthy vehicles on Tonga's roads.
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Vaka (28) is serving an accumulative sentence of 12-years imprisonment for a series of violent robberies in 2015-16 in Nuku'alofa. A Supreme Court judge who viewed "the callous, ruthless nature of the offending" said this was a deterrent sentence to protect people from being the victims of predatory criminal acts in their homes.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti who was charged with armed robbery using a pistol at a Chinese store in Longlongo on March 25, 2016 got off the charges after identification evidence was rejected in the courts. The Judge expressed concern over Tonga Police's failure to adopt proper identification procedure, saying that it was at best "careless".
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Monday 8 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rizvi Jurangpathy whose employment contract was terminated by a unanimous decision of a Combined ICT Board during a meeting on 21 April, has filed a civil action against the Tonga Communications Corporation.
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Monday 6 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal 2017 session will hear six appeals from March 9-10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa with judgments to be delivered on Thursday, March 16.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen on 14 February at the Supreme Court Nuku’alofa ordered a couple Siosaia H. Fonua and Mary Prem Fonua to pay the Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd (Westpac Bank of Tonga) over $371,639.
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Friday 27 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury has found Lord Tu’iha’ateiho not guilty of five charges regarding three separate incidents at Ha’ateiho last year in a verdict on Wednesday, January 25 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court has dismissed a civil application made by Rizvi Jurangpathy, CEO of the Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) who was seeking an interim stay of an investigation by the Public Relations Commission.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "hopeless" statement of claim filed by the Pacific International Commercial Bank Ltd (PICB) against the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) was struck out by the Lord Chief Justice, who awarded the Reserve Bank indemnity costs in a Supreme Court civil ruling.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants who pleaded guilty to charges in a Tongan passport forgery case were all sent to Hu'atolitoli Prison on Friday, November 18 after being sentenced at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 11 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sentencing of four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants on charges in a Tongan passport forgery case was adjourned from today to be held on Friday, November 18 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Georgian nationals who pleaded guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, after entering Tonga on stolen Greek passports, were each given two-years suspended prison sentences, and ordered to pay $1,000 pa'anga each to the Supreme Court today. They are ordered to leave Tonga within two weeks, ordered a Supreme Court judge in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan couple residing in New Zealand have legally adopted a baby girl who was abandoned in a bush area in Nuku'alofa, where she was found wrapped in plastic on July 22.
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