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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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Monday 11 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano had his trial tentatively set to start in September after appearing at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on March 11.
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Monday 18 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Petitions with over 10,000 signatures calling for King Tupou VI to dissolve the Tongan Parliament and establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Pohiva government, were presented to the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa this afternoon, 18 February. By Pesi Fonua
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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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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mateni Tapueluelu, the No. 4 Tongatapu People’s Representative to the Tonga Legislative Assembly has lost his seat, in a Nuku'alofa Supreme Court ruling on 11 December 2015 that found his election was unconstitutional because of outstanding debts on a court order from 2011.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Critical letters recently sent to the Prime Minister accuse him and his government of lack of disciplinary action against one or more of his Ministers. - PR Prime Minister's Office
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Wednesday 28 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament has denied allegations made against him by an unsuccessful candidate who filed an election petition with the Supreme Court, in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today's sentencing of Lord Tu’ilakepa on firearm and ammunition charges was adjourned to Thursday February 5, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court to allow time for a probation report.
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Wednesday 8 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by the Ministry of Justice to reform Tonga's judicial system is on hold, awaiting HM King Tupou VI's consent to amendments of the Constitution and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act, that were passed by Parliament at the end of August. A constitutional review has found that "The provisions in the Constitution relating to the Judiciary are particularly laking in both structure and content to the extent that they are not only unworkable but are totally incompatible with the principles of constitutional monarchy and democracy upon which the new Constitution of 2010 was supposed to have been founded." By Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mystery surrounds negotiations for two of Tonga's orbital slots and the signing by the Tonga Government of an agreement with a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 18 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by the former Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo to make a direct in-put into the 2014-2015 National Budget with nine Motion Resolutions that he tabled into the Tongan parliament on 24 March was deflected by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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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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Friday 14 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter writer to the Kele'a and the newspaper, along with its publisher and editor, were ordered to pay a total of $249,442 in damages and costs in a civil defamation case that was brought by the Tongan Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano and six Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Justice Hon. Clive Edwards.
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa Magistrate has ruled there was no case to answer in accusations made against Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, the Minister of Justice Hon Clive Edwards, and a Tongan company Tongasat, headed by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, who appeared before the court last week.
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Monday 12 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four local companies who were suing their insurance company for cover over damage to their properties in the riots of 16 November 2006, ended their case today on the basis that no party paid costs. The plaintiffs were disappointed to pull out as the evidence in court about the riots favoured the defence position that the riots resulted from "a popular rising, people connected with an organisation the objects of which included influencing the government by violent means and terrorism."
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Monday 12 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Justice, Hon Clive Edwards told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, November 9, that three businesses, associated with the Prime Minister, the monarchy and their business partners were targeted in violence in central Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva's talk of laying criminal charges against the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano for allegedly misappropriating millions of government funds, caused a stir in Tonga's parliament this morning. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 5 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When members of parliament presented their reports of how they had spent their allocations of $117,647 each on their national tours, they became embroiled in debate over the report of 'Akilisi Pohiva, whose report called for the termination of the Lord title with noble privileges that was created by the late King George Tupou V. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards, for a Parliamentary Select Committee to find out why protesters burnt Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006, was withdrawn by order of the Acting Speaker yesterday, after 'Akilisi Pohiva pleaded with the Prime Minister to ask the Acting Speaker to have it withdrawn. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since Monday, September 10, the Tongan Parliament has been trying to decide what to do with a new motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards for a parliamentary select committee to go and find out why protesters burned the Nuku'alofa Central Business District on 16 November 2006. Clive's new motion riled up emotional and aggressive comments from members of the House who reminded him that there were court cases and they had got off, but if he wanted to go back to the past they might get caught this time. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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