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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The importance of the independence of the judiciary was stated by Tonga’s Chief Justice Paulsen yesterday, when he directed that sentencing documents in the case of Lord Tu’ilakepa should be released.
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Election petitions against two Vava’u People’s Representatives for alleged bribery and corrupt practices will be mentioned on Friday, March 6 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former travel consultant, Sera Polata, who changed her plea to guilty in relation to 39 charges of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents for visa applications was remanded in custody for sentencing on March 6.
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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vava‘u Noble’s Representative to Parliament, who was fined last week after pleading guilty to firearms and ammunition charges, will retain his noble title since his sentencing was less than two years.
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Friday 6 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Lord Tu’ilakepa was fined $10,000 Pa’anga on charges relating to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition yesterday, February 5.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has been given time to file an appeal against the grounds on which a Magistrate’s order was made in awarding costs against him, after he took unsuccessful private prosecutions against Princess Pilolevu Tuita and others last year.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Mr Justice Scott, Tonga’s former Chief Justice, will return to the Supreme Court of Tonga as a non-resident judge starting on February 16.
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Friday 30 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of an application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be held on 24 April at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 29 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be mentioned at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Friday, 30 January.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament has denied allegations made against him by an unsuccessful candidate who filed an election petition with the Supreme Court, in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former travel consultant appeared at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court today charged with 46 counts of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents in relation to visa applications.
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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament for alleged bribery and corrupt practices during the 2014 General Election campaign was adjourned today to February 10.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today’s sentencing of Lord Tu’ilakepa on firearm and ammunition charges was adjourned to Thursday February 5, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court to allow time for a probation report.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele’a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu’s position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Election petitions filed against two elected Vava’u People’s Representatives to Parliament for alleged bribery are coming up at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 19 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho’s case for possession of a .22 semi-automatic pistol without a licence four-years ago was given a final adjournment to 27 February, after it was set for counsel to make their sentencing submissions today.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sau‘iluma Guttenbeil who was found guilty of manslaughter for the death of her husband after running him over with her vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, has received a suspended sentence.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Chief Justice Owen Paulsen started in his new position at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Monday, 12 January.
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Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two re-elected Nobles’ Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly are due to appear at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this month. One noble is up for sentencing while the other for sentencing submissions on separate firearm and ammunition charges.
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Friday 21 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Keuate Tupouniua has been disqualified as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency, by a special session of the Tonga Appeal Court this afternoon.
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