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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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Tuesday 12 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Preliminary Inquiry of former Shoreline computer manager, Piveni Piukala, has been set to begin on October 12 after he appeared in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court on July 11, 2005.
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Tuesday 12 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sitting of the Tongan Court of Appeal for 2005 began on Monday July 11 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 29 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Piveni Piukala, who was arrested in Tonga on Monday afternoon, June 27, and detained for questioning on charges of illegally retrieving information from the computer system of his former employer, the Shoreline Group of Companies, was released on bail after mid-day today, June 29.
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Tuesday 28 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan police are currently holding in custody the Shoreline whistleblower Piveni Piukala after he was arrested in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, June 27.
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Saturday 18 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Si‘i Kae Ola Motor Parts, Tonga's biggest second-hand car sales company faced a civil action brought against them by a former customer who claimed he bought from them a poor quality car.
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Friday 17 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lance Corporal, Tevita Vi of the Ha‘apai Police Force was sentenced today to three years in prison after he was found guilty of manslaughter by Chief Justice Robin Webster.
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Tuesday 14 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lance Corporal Tevita Vi (37) of the Ha'apai police force was found guilty of manslaughter by Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on June 10.
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Tuesday 14 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Metui Panuve of Havelu was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of possession and supply of marijuana at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on June 6.
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Thursday 2 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Satini Tomu Napa‘a (15) was found not guilty on charges of manslaughter and of inflicting a grievous bodily harm, by a jury at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court this morning, June 2.
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Monday 30 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Satini Tomu Napa‘a 15, appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court this morning, May 30 charged with manslaughter.
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Friday 27 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day hearing of a civil case against a Tongan Police Officer Semi Ve'ehala, the Ministry of Police, and the Kingdom of Tonga ended today, May 27 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 23 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six valuable ‘Eua parrots were lost from Tonga's Bird Park at Veitongo, after they were released from their cages sometime on the evening of May 17.
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