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Monday 28 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown is making an application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court to have a joint trial for Lord Tu'ivakano and two other co-accused. The hearing on the application will be held on November 15.
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Friday 25 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano will now proceed to trial on 14 counts relating to the issuance of Tongan passports. This was after, a ruling today by Lord Chief Justice Michael Whitten, who found there is sufficient evidence to commit him for trial on eight out of the nine charges that the former Prime Minister challenged (the other six charges were not challenged).
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Saturday 12 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court ruling will be delivered on October 25 on an application by Lord Tu‘ivakano to strike out nine of the 15 charges against him, relating to the issuance of Tongan passports.
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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by Lord Tu'ivakano to strike out several of the charges against him will be heard on October 9 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Transforming education to make it more inclusive and accessible for all youths, was at the forefront of a National Youth Dialogue held in Nuku'alofa, today 14 August. In Tonga, more than one third of the population is under 15-years-old. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 19 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing date is expected to be set on September 6 to hear submissions in regards to the Crown's proposal to have a joint trial for Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and two other accused, regarding passport offences.
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Friday 14 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano pleaded not guilty today to a total of 15 charges, with 12 of those charges including perjury and accepting bribes, relating to the issuance of Tongan passports, and three charges for possession of firearms and ammunition without a license.
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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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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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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case of former Prime Minister, Lord Tu‘ivakano will be called on March 11 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A village reunion is underway for Nukunuku, bringing together former/current residents and decendents of the village from throughout Tonga and abroad. Called 'Katoa ki Nukunuku 2018' (Meet at Nukunuku 2018), the week long celebration began last Friday 14 December with no shortage of singing, dancing and eating.
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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano is now expected to be called on October 30, at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano who had his case adjourned several times, is expected to be called on October 23, at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Thursday 4 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament closed today, at the end this week’s sitting, without making a definite response to some of the sensitive issues that were raised by members. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 24 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga‘s Minister for Finance and National Planning, Hon. Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa, moved for the House to take two former Prime Ministers, Lord Sevele and Lord Tu’ivakano to court for the alleged misappropriation of government funds. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 9 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned yet again to August 14.
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Tuesday 31 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned yet again to August 9.
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Thursday 5 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned to July 30 at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Monday 11 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned again to June 25, to allow more time for his side to file a defence.
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