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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In an action brought by a creditor who is seeking to recover $290,000 from a deregistered public enterprise, Tonga Investments Limited (TIL), Tonga’s Supreme Court ordered its restoration to the register of companies on 26 April 2017.
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Vaka (28) is serving an accumulative sentence of 12-years imprisonment for a series of violent robberies in 2015-16 in Nuku'alofa. A Supreme Court judge who viewed "the callous, ruthless nature of the offending" said this was a deterrent sentence to protect people from being the victims of predatory criminal acts in their homes.
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Sunday 14 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Busby Kautoke against the termination of his contract of employment by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on 18 April 2017.
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Sunday 14 May 2017

California, USA
Two Tongan women in California, have been jailed for neglecting their 73-year-old mother, who was found in a gangrenous state after passing away in 2013. The pair were sentenced on Friday, only two days before Mother’s day today. They were sentenced by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti who was charged with armed robbery using a pistol at a Chinese store in Longlongo on March 25, 2016 got off the charges after identification evidence was rejected in the courts. The Judge expressed concern over Tonga Police's failure to adopt proper identification procedure, saying that it was at best "careless".
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Monday 8 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rizvi Jurangpathy whose employment contract was terminated by a unanimous decision of a Combined ICT Board during a meeting on 21 April, has filed a civil action against the Tonga Communications Corporation.
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Friday 5 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poasi Ngaluafe (49) a senior officer working with the Ministry of Fisheries was acquitted of causing death, while driving under the influence of alcohol in excess of 250 micrograms per litre of breath.
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of ANZ Bank that all debts owed by the Kingdom of Tonga to Lord Lasike to be paid directly to the bank.
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Monday 10 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poasi Ngaluafe (49) a senior officer working with the Ministry of Fisheries who is charged with causing the death of a man while driving under the influence of alcohol in May last year, had his case adjourned to 26 April.
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Monday 10 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A suspended Chief Superintendent of Police appeared at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, April 3 for charges relating to a car crash in November last year.
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Thursday 6 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men who were charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications are now expected to appear at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa on 15 May.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hemaloto Makafilia (23) has been sentenced to six-years imprisonment for attempted rape to be served concurrently with other serious offences when he committed a vicious attack on an overseas volunteer teacher, at a primary school in Nuku’alofa last year.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal of Tonga on 16 March 2017 overturned a decision by the Supreme Court that a 2007 tenancy agreement for a commercial property at Haveluloto was unconscionable. The tenant won the appeal and the landlords were ordered not to interfere with access to the building by the shopkeeper and her sub-tenant.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by the Mo'ui Fo'ou ‘ia Kalaisi Fellowship and two others made against a Land Court ruling last year ordering them to vacate a property belonging to the Tokaikolo 'ia Kalaisi Church at Ha’ateiho.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rizvi Jurangpathy, CEO of the Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) through his counsel withdrew his appeal during the 2017 Tonga Court of Appeal first day of sitting on Thursday, March 9 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Tokomololo, charged in relation to possession of cannabis, a pistol and cash after a car chase last month at Fo'ui, are due to appear in court on Thursday, March 9.
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Monday 6 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal 2017 session will hear six appeals from March 9-10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa with judgments to be delivered on Thursday, March 16.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen on 14 February at the Supreme Court Nuku’alofa ordered a couple Siosaia H. Fonua and Mary Prem Fonua to pay the Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd (Westpac Bank of Tonga) over $371,639.
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Friday 17 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Tokomololo who were arrested and charged in relation to possession of cannabis, a pistol and cash after a car chase last week at Fou’i had their case adjourned to Thursday, February 23.
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Thursday 16 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Melekiseteki Helu (26) has appeared in court in relation to assaulting his 60-year-old father with a machete in January.
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