Tonga’s Court of Appeal 2014 Session is set to be held from March 31 to April 11 in Nuku’alofa. Tonga’s former Chief Justice Sir Gordon Ward will return as a new judge to join the Court of Appeal.
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A 42-year-old man from Halaleva has been charged with making counterfeit currency after police seized $10 pa‘anga counterfeit notes amounting to $150 on March 19.
The trial of five policemen charged with manslaughter in relation to death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka is now set to be held on April 8 to May 9, 2014.
Tonga A were outplayed by Argentinian side, the Pampas 47 – 20 yesterday March 19 in Sydney, Australia. Tonga A scored three tries while the Pampas scored seven tries.
New Zealand immigration is encouraging Tongan citizens who wish to immigrate to New Zealand, to register in a ballet next month so that they will be considered for a grant of residence.
Two men accused of housebreaking after they entered a woman’s home posing as police officers were found guilty on March 19, and will be sentenced on April 17, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Hundreds of rugby balls and more than a thousand pairs of rugby shorts, and other rugby kit has been donated to Tongatapu Secondary Schools and over a hundred rugby balls were given to school children in Ha’apai by a Dunedin business Leslie Rugby last week.
A former senior Tongan Immigration officer and a woman co-accused were jailed today in relation to the attempted forgery of two Tongan blank passports by a Supreme Court judge who said that corrupt scams goes the heart and impugn the integrity and security of Tonga’s passport regime and machinery of border control - which has the potential to bring Tonga into disrepute in the eyes of foreign countries.
Sammisano Joshua Talai ‘Otuhiva, a five-month old baby boy from San Francisco who has Tongan and Samoan parents, is being recognized as the largest baby ever born in the American state of California.
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour has announced greater fuel prices for March-April 2014, to be effective from Sunday February 16.
Two policemen charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Pepa (20) in 2012 will appear on April 1, at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
Tonga A defeated the Waratahs A team (NSW Gen Blue) 29 – 21 in Sydney, Australia yesterday March 13.
“Hardship” is the new word describing poverty in the Pacific Islands, where “the label of poverty is considered culturally inappropriate,” according to a report released by the World Bank this week, that highlights the increasing concerns over the vulnerability of many people living in its 11 member countries.
Five men, identified as Liahona ex-students, have been arrested and charged in connection with a school fight in Nuku‘alofa on March 6. Another eight suspects were to be arrested today, according to Tonga Police.
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly 2013 session will resume on March 24 to discuss outstanding bills before it closes to re-open on June 5.
Police are still seeking two Tongan men in relation to the homicide death of a Chinese shopkeeper on Friday, February 21. No arrests have been made.
A Mu’a Community Police Station constructed at a cost of $976,353 pa’anga was opened by Prince Tungi on March 10 at Tatakamotonga.
Four new bucket trucks were added to Tonga Power Ltd’s vehicle fleet to help upgrade the electricity distribution network of 33 villages in Tongatapu over the next five-years.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl at Hofoa on February 8. The accused was remanded in custody as a police investigation continues.
A 45-year-old man from Navutoka died from decompression on March 5, while hookah diving at Kelefesia Island in Tongatapu. Another man has been charged with manslaughter by negligence in the diving fatality.