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Wednesday 13 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is taking a stance against money laundering as local law enforcement and regulatory authorities are meeting in a two day workshop which opened in Nuku'alofa on April 12.
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Saturday 26 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition filed to government by 150 police officers who were unhappy with police reforms, was sent back to them by the Tongan Cabinet on March 25, because the petitioners did not follow the processes available to them under the law.
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Friday 25 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tonga's new Police Commissioner Chris Kelley took on the job of police commander two and a half years ago he began cleaning up the force, calling on the public to be part of the process of restoring trust and confidence in their police.
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Monday 24 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The evidence presented at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika will not be admissible in the manslaughter trial set to begin on February 7 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, but the prosecution is expected to call their own witnesses.
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Monday 24 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Royal Land Commission is on the final phase of its three-year work program to inquire into and review Tonga's existing Land Acts and practices, with the continuation of a wide range of public hearings in Tonga this month and in Australia in March.
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Saturday 13 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a tough new stance against alcohol consumption, Tonga's new liquor legislation comes into force this summer introducing liquor licences and breath testing in an effort to reduce public drunkenness and to change irresponsible drinking attitudes.
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Tuesday 2 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Attorney General of Tonga today said that the move to quash perjury charges against a Tongan law lord raised questions about the independence of the country's judiciary.
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Saturday 30 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With less than a month before Tongans go to the polls to elect their new leaders in a new system on November 25, the theme "Good Governance" was chosen for this year's Tonga Law Week to be held from November 7-12.
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Wednesday 6 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since taking up his post as Tonga's new Chief Justice on September 27, Hon Michael Dishington Scott has been very busy catching up with cases in his chambers at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 27 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott started his new position at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, Monday September 27.
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Monday 20 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Police Magistrate Samiu Palu (64) died suddenly on Saturday, September 18 after collapsing at his plantation in Tongatapu.
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Monday 6 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister had made an "unwarranted attack on the judiciary" Justice Warwick Andrew said today in a statement answering assertions made by Dr Feleti Sevele last week in a row over the judge's resignation and early departure from Tonga.
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Tuesday 31 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele in a press conference today strongly disputed a statement made by the departing Mr Justice Warwick Andrew that he was not allowed to continue to sit in the Supreme Court by virtue of a cabinet decision.
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Tuesday 31 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court Judge and former chairman of the Ashika Inquiry, Mr Justice Warwick Andrew left Tonga abruptly yesterday, August 30, more than a month before his contract was due to expire on October 5, after he said he was told not to continue hearing cases and to hand over his files to the Chief Justice
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Saturday 28 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty King George Tupou V in Privy Council appointment Michael Dishington Scott as the new Chief Justice of Tonga yesterday, August 27.
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Saturday 14 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Anthony Ford during his last day in office on August 13 stressed the importance of ensuring the independence of the Tongan judiciary.
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Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a strong statement accusing the Tonga Government of attempting to influence the Judiciary, the President of Tonga's Law Society, Laki Niu, yesterday afternoon called a move to set up a new Royal Commission of Inquiry into the matter a "farce".
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Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As president of the Tonga Law Society, I wish to express my serious concern about the approval by Privy Council of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to inquire into reports that Government has attempted unduly to influence the independence of the judiciary, as conveyed in a media release of the Prime Minister's Office on 5 August 2010.- Laki Niu, President, Tonga Law Society, 11 August 2010
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Wednesday 11 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Anthony David Ford will preside over his last case in the Tonga Supreme Court on Friday, August 13, before he leaves for New Zealand the following day.
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Law
Wednesday 9 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has remained without an Attorney General for over a month now following the resignation of John Cauchi on April 30, 2010.
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