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Friday 8 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has made a garnishee order that all debts due or to be gained by Siosaia Moehau from Tonga Power Ltd up to a sum of $860,077.59 plus interest should be paid directly to Westpac Bank of Tonga for his debts.
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seluvaia Motuliki (39) who pleaded guilty for fraudulently converting over $31,159 while working as a civil servant, had her sentence reduced on 21 April from two and a half year to one year three months.
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two police officers were acquitted of the manslaughter of ‘Inoke Pepa, and alternative charges of causing grievous bodily harm and common assault, by Mr Justice Cato, in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court yesterday, 28 April.
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Tuesday 28 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal practices will be heard by a Supreme Court judge without a jury in Vava‘u on July 13-31, 2015.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge will deliver his verdict on Monday, 27 April in the trial of two policemen charged with manslaughter in the death of a 20-year-old man in 2012.
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Friday 17 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bullying and mob violence have no place in any civilised society, a judge said yesterday in sending three former Tupou College students to lengthy prison terms for their part in a violent attack on a home in Tofoa that severely injured a young man on 18 July 2013.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial date has been set for July 13-31 this year to 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.
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Friday 10 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of two policemen charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Pepa (20) in Vaini in 2012 began this week, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 2 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal has granted former Attorney General John Cauchi leave for a judicial review and directed a Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel to consider his complaints.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kele’a newspaper can have its appeal heard at the Supreme Court against damages and costs awarded to William Clive Edwards in a defamation case but they must first pay $14,500 in damages, plus costs and interest before proceeding.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 11 years sitting on Tonga’s Court of Appeal Mr Justice Hon Salmon had his final sitting in the session that closed yesterday, Tuesday 31 March, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Crown against a fully suspended sentence imposed on Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, who was convicted of manslaughter at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by a major frozen chicken importer, Moapa Enterprises Ltd., to sue its shipping agent for defamation has backfired when it was found that the foreign-owned company was trading illegally in activities reserved for Tongans.
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Monday 30 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Association Inc. and the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will have to pay $20,000 pa’anga each by way of security to the Supreme Court before their civil action regarding the alleged unlawful payment of Chinese aid money to Friendly Islands Satellite Communication Ltd. (FISC) can proceed to trial.
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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.
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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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