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Friday 27 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former travel consultant was today sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final 18 months suspended after pleading guilty to 39 counts of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents for visa applications to foreign countries, mostly the United States.
Thursday 26 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal heard 11 cases this week with judgements to be delivered on Tuesday, March 31 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge has dismissed an application by the Public Service Association Inc. and Mele ‘Amanaki to transfer civil actions claiming damages against them for defamation, from the Magistrate’s Court to the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 11 March 2015
A jury trial from April 13-17 in Vava’u will hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu, the Minister for Infrastructure and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament for alleged illegal practices and bribery.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Supreme Court
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will pay costs to the former Prime Minster Lord Tu’ivakano, HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita and two other respondents after an unsuccessful criminal appeal, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 6 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho was fined $2,500 pa’anga on one charge of possession of a firearm, a .22 automatic pistol without a license, today at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 6 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament was withdrawn this morning, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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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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