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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Chief Justice O.G. Paulsen ruled on an appeal today that there is sufficient evidence to commit Lord Tu‘ivakano for trial on four charges of accepting a bribe as a government servant. This returns the charges against the former Prime Minister back to a total of 12.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing on an appeal by the Crown against a ruling by a Magistrate discharging four counts against former Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, namely for accepting bribes by a government servant was heard on May 17 at the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siokatame Tupou continues to serve a lengthy imprisonment term for attacking and injuring two men with a machete in 2017, after the Appeal Court dismissed his appeal and said, offenders inflicting serious injury with a weapon must ordinarily expect to serve a term of imprisonment.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A long legal action brought by Busby Kautoke against the termination of his employment as Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, has again been referred back to a Public Service Tribunal for re-determination.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prisoner and prolific offender Heamani Lopeti will continue to serve his 10-years imprisonment, after his appeal against conviction and sentence for armed robbery and serious bodily harm was dismissed.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Appeal Court has convicted a 27-year-old woman for embezzling more than $11,000 pa’anga; overturning a decision that was granted by Justice Laki Niu to discharge her without conviction last year. Loleini ‘Ala embezzled out of resentment to fund frivolous activities, staged a robbery and made a false complaint to the Police.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Helu was sent to Hu'atolitoli Prison after his appeal against conviction on possession of 39.65 grams of cannabis was dismissed by the Appeal Court on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (TongaSat) to present new evidence was dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 15 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (Tongasat) will have its appeal heard in April, after paying $15,000 in security costs to the Supreme Court on March 14.
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Friday 14 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by Tonga's Attorney General is challenging the decision by a Supreme Court judge to discharge a man who possessed meth.
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Friday 8 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
William Clive Edwards won an appeal to dismiss a Magistrate's ruling over an unsuccessful 2012 defamation action he brought against the Kele'a and its publishers. The Lord Chief Justice on June 6 in granting Edwards's appeal said the Kele'a allegations were false and it was no excuse for 'Akilisi Pohiva to write one thing while saying that he meant to refer to something else.
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Friday 20 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selemana Fonua who received a prison sentence after being convicted of theft and false accounting, was granted bail pending her appeal against conviction and sentence, that will likely be held in September this year.
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The family of a 4-year-old girl, Tea ('Ungatea) Lolohea – who was severely injured after she was hit by a vehicle on October 6 in Vava’u – are making a public appeal on gofundme and hope to raise $20,000 for overseas treatment.
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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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Friday 13 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge dismissed an appeal filed by a letter writer, Kele’a newspaper and two others in a defamation case that awarded judgment and costs against them back in 2013.
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tui’vakano and three others have filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday, 3 August against a judgment by the Lord Chief Justice in June this year ordering that legal costs amounting to $22,000 be returned to the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal practices that was to start this month has been deferred pending his appeal against a ruling by the Chief Justice not to have a jury trial.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has been given time to file an appeal against the grounds on which a Magistrate’s order was made in awarding costs against him, after he took unsuccessful private prosecutions against Princess Pilolevu Tuita and others last year.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele'a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu's position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Friday 8 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by a Tongatapu People's Representative, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, against a ruling by a Nuku'alofa Magistrate to dismiss a case he brought against the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano and three others will be heard on November 27, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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