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Friday 27 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aisea To‘a appeared for his trial in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday January 26, charged with two counts of bribery of a Government servant and attempting to evade import duties on a container holding 600 cartons of Bounty Rum imported to Tonga from Fiji.
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Wednesday 25 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury today has found Tonga's Speaker of the House of Parliament, Veikune, guilty of bribery of customs officers in an attempt to evade over $300,000 in customs duties on an imported container of rum.
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Tuesday 24 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Final submissions of the defence for the Hon. Veikune and his co-accused, ‘Amini Tu'ivai were completed at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this afternoon, in a trial over charges relating to alleged bribery of customs officers by Tonga's Speaker and others.
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Tuesday 17 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Hon. Veikune, and two other men pleaded not guilty to charges of bribing customs officers allegedly in an attempt to evade import duties on half a container of rum, when they appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday, January 16.
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Friday 11 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although a murder committed during a drunken fight was a horrible one, the death penalty was not appropriate in this case, Tonga's Chief Justice has decided in sentencing Tevita Siale Vola (27).
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Thursday 3 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Indian nationals appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Magistrate's Court today, November 3, on separate charges of possession of marijuana and forgery of documents.
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Tuesday 25 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young man has been found guilty of murder at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court last week, after a four day trial by jury, for the murder of Salesi Taufalele who died after being hit on the head with an iron bar.
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Thursday 29 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine Titaa was found not guilty today, September 29, by a jury on charges of manslaughter by negligence and reckless driving.
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Monday 26 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine Titaa appeared in the Nuku'’alofa Supreme court this morning, September 26, charged with manslaughter by negligence following the death of her husband in an accident on By Pass Road, Nuku'alofa last June.
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Monday 26 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malakai Paua (22) was acquitted by Mr Justice Anthony Ford on the charges of manslaughter by negligence and driving without due care.
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Monday 26 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police prosecutors are appealing a magistrate's decision to dismiss charges against 15 Tongan College students who were allegedly involved in damaging offices and computers at the College during the civil servants strike.
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Wednesday 21 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malakai Paua (22) appeared in the Nuku'’alofa Supreme court today, charged with manslaughter by negligence.
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Thursday 15 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver who allegedly ran over an unconscious man on the road at Mataika, Tongatapu, last year, was acquitted of manslaughter by negligence charges by a jury today.
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Friday 2 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Reserve Bank warned the Tongan public today to be on alert for counterfeit notes of all denominations, after counterfeit $10 notes were found by all three commercial banks this week.
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Wednesday 24 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wave of destruction is continuing in Tonga as a third vandalism incident was reported early this morning from Vava...’u High School where the monitors of up to a dozen computers were smashed by intruders.
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Tuesday 23 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa restaurateur, Paul Johansson, is recovering after a mugging outside his Sopu home on August 2 that put him in hospital for five days with severe facial injuries and bruising and left him feeling that he is lucky to be still alive.
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Monday 22 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen Tonga College boys appeared in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court this morning, August 22, facing charges relating to the damaging of Tonga College property valued at $40,000 pa‘anga.
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Thursday 21 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The owner of a tax allotment in a Royal Estate at Kanokupolu on Tongatapu has won an appeal for the removal of a Hawaiian restaurant and resort on the site.
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Thursday 21 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 10-year jail sentence for manslaughter imposed on Nakita Folau Tu'itavake (41) was reduced to half by Tonga's Court of Appeal today.
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Thursday 21 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal hearing for 2005 concluded today July 21 with the announcement of its decisions over 11 cases that it has presided over between July 11-20.
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