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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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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man from Pahu who is charged in relation to the brutal attack on a 58-year-old woman last week at Pahu, has been further detained in custody to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Friday, December 2. The Tongan national has been charged with assault with a weapon, housebreaking and theft. More charges may follow.
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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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Thursday 17 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mo’ui Fo’ou ‘ia Kalaisi Fellowship must vacate the property of the Siasi Tokaikolo ‘ia Kalaisi at Ha’ateiho within 30 days from 9 November, following an order by O. G. Paulsen, the President of the Tonga Land Court
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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 2 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Georgian nationals who received two-years suspended sentence each after pleading guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, when they entered Tonga on stolen Greek passports in September, have each paid their $1,000 pa’anga fine to the Supreme Court and are still in the country.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday, November 11 after pleading guilty to charges in a Tongan passport forgery trial on September 13.
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Monday 31 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and two teenaged boys who are charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36), who was allegedly assaulted with a machete, are due back in court this week.
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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
Three men and a 16-year-old boy have each been charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36) who died at Vaiola Hospital on Monday October 24 from serious injuries sustained after being allegedly assaulted with a machete, at a solar farm parking lot in Vaini.
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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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Thursday 20 October 2016
California, USA
Antone Thomas Pedras also known as Chris Pedras (64) appeared in a United States District Court, Central California District on 3 October charged with federal investment fraud after being extradited from Tonga on 28 September, escorted by three U.S Marshals.
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Monday 10 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Georgians including a 10-year-old boy appeared at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa this morning similarly charged with dealing with forged documents, namely stolen Greek passports. The charge against the boy Armaz Khuluzauri a.k.a. Nilolaos Markopouloswas struck off.
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Tuesday 27 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fate of three young men tried for serious housebreaking and theft is expected to be delivered this week in a Supreme Court verdict. The three contractual workers were jointly charged of serious housebreaking and theft of more than $20,000 pa’anga cash from Pactrade Tonga in March this year.
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by the Public Service Association, for an Injunction and a Judicial Review of a Cabinet decision to implement a new salary structure for Civil Servants that was structured by the Remuneration Authority, was rejected by Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen on 13 September 2016.
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the two men who was arrested and charged for attacking a 56-year-old American woman, the United States Peace Corps Director, in July was released on bail on Monday, 19 September, while his co-accused was denied bail by a Magistrate in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 19 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by the former Tonga Tourism Authority Board Chairman, Tomifa Paea, and a Director, Simana Kami, for an Injunction to restrain the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Semisi Sika from removing them from their positions was turned down by Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 13 September.
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Thursday 15 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alani Afu, otherwise known as ‘Alani Koloamatangi, who has been in custody for extradition to Australia to face a charge of murder, which he allegedly committed some 26-years ago had his appeal dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on 14 September. His appeal was against the dismissal by a Supreme Court judge of his application for a writ of habeas corpus.
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