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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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Thursday 20 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal will make a judgement on Friday, 21 November regarding an appeal by the Supervisor of Elections and Chairman of Tonga’s Electoral Commission against a judgment to register Sione Tupouniua, as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency for the General Election.
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Wednesday 19 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kefu Kalavi (19) the man charged with the murder of a Chinese shopkeeper at Halaleva in February this year remains in custody, after appearing at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 17 November.
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Friday 14 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal will preside over a special session on Thursday, 20 November to urgently hear an appeal by the Supervisor and Chairman of Tonga’s Electoral Commission against a judgment to register Sione Tupouniua, as a candidate for the Tongatapu No.1 constituency for the General Election.
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Thursday 13 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old former employee of the Leiola Group of Companies Ltd. has been jailed for one-year and three-months for embezzling around $20,000 pa’anga last year.
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Tuesday 11 November 2014
Sione Tupouniua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge has ordered Tonga’s Electoral Commission to register Sione Keuate Tupouniua after rejecting his application to stand as a candidate for this month’s General Election, when he turned up late after nominations closed at 3pm on Friday, October 24 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 5 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal ended last week with judgments on 14 cases. The court reduced a 13 year imprisonment sentence to five years for a man convicted of raping a feeble minded woman in 2011, after finding that the sentence was “manifestly excessive”.
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Saturday 1 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Antone Thomas Pedras (62) remains in Tonga after the Court of Appeal in Nuku’alofa on Friday quashed a removal order against him declaring it null and without any legal effect.
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Friday 31 October 2014
Kelepi Hala’ufia

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal this morning dismissed an appeal by Kelepi Hala‘ufia against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38 year old mother of seven, Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, was acquitted of murdering her husband after she ran over him with her four-wheel drive vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, but was found guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa last week.
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Tuesday 21 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva paid $22,000 in legal costs to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 20 so that he can stand as a candidate for Tonga’s General Election on November 27, 2014.
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Monday 20 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second session of the Court of Appeal began today and will hear 16 appeals, including an appeal by a former police inspector over his conviction and 11-year imprisonment in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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Friday 17 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Michael Scott today ordered ‘Akilisi Pohiva to pay $22,000 in legal costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court by close of business on 21 October 2014.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Doubts have been cast over the eligibility of ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the People’s Representative for Tongatapu Constituency No. 1, to register as a candidate in Tonga’s November 25 General Election, while a $22,000 costs award against him, ordered by a Magistrate, remains outstanding.
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
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Friday 22 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After an application against his removal order was declined by the Supreme Court last week, Antone Thomas Pedras (62) was this week granted a stay on the removal until the outcome of his appeal to the Court of Appeal is determined in October this year.
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62 year-old American man, Antone Thomas Pedras is facing deportation after his appeal against a removal order was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Police Constable Fatai Faletau (36) who was convicted of assaulting Kali Fungavaka in 2012, was sentenced today to eight months imprisonment.
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Monday 28 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilifi Nau (55) was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Cato at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 17 July, for murdering a 25-year-old woman in December 2012.
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Justice Cato sentenced Police Inspector Kelepi Hala’ufia to 11 years and Police Constable Salesi Maile to nine years in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this morning, 9 July.
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