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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) was sentenced to five-years nine-months imprisonment for manslaughter, when he stabbed Tolifili Tu'alau with a pair of scissors during a fight at Te’ekiu in February last year.
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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man was sentenced last Friday 14 December to 2-years and 3-months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis at a tax allotment in Malapo last year. The repeat drug offender was also found guilty of possessing over one kilogram of cannabis.
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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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Monday 24 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was found guilty by a Supreme Court judge, on numerous counts that included serious indecent assault of his two young step-daughters and raping one of them, while the mother was found guilty of helping him commit several of these serious sexual offences, which took place last year in Tongatapu. Name suppression was ordered by the judge to protect the identity of the victims.
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Friday 5 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poasi Ngaluafe (49) a senior officer working with the Ministry of Fisheries was acquitted of causing death, while driving under the influence of alcohol in excess of 250 micrograms per litre of breath.
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Monday 10 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poasi Ngaluafe (49) a senior officer working with the Ministry of Fisheries who is charged with causing the death of a man while driving under the influence of alcohol in May last year, had his case adjourned to 26 April.
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Thursday 1 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals who have been charged with forgery, receiving bribery and other related charges regarding a complaint over a Tongan passport application that allegedly involved a forged birth certificate, will appear for trial starting on Monday, September 12 in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 29 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen on 25 August at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court ordered the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Audit and Governance Authority of the 2019 Pacific Games to refrain from removing Lord Sevele-‘o-Vailahi from his position as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tonga Pacific Games Organizing Committee, and to pay all remuneration and other benefits due to him that has been withheld since 1 July 2016.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siokivaha Timani was sentenced to four-years and nine-months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm when he stabbed Tesimoni Funaki with a knife, causing injuries to his back and right lung in February last year, at Navutoka.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Langi Naufahu (54) was sentenced to five and a half-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm for pouring a pot of boiling water on his wife in a "cruel and callous" deliberate action at their home in Sopu last year. The victim, the mother of their nine children, was put on life support with 35 to 40 percent burns of her total body surface area and suffered permanent injury from the terrifying experience.
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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-years imprisonment sentence was imposed on a man who had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of having carnal knowledge and indecently assaulting two girls who were under the age of 12 in 2014. The security of young children in Tonga is paramount here, said Mr Justice Cato on 7 April, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal first session this year began at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Tuesday, 29 March to end with the delivery of judgments on Friday, 8 April. An appeal by Mateni Tapueluelu a former Tongatapu MP who lost his parliamentary seat last year will be heard this week.
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Holani (22) was sentenced to four-years and nine months imprisonment for the rape of a woman at home in Nuku'alofa, in July last year. "A woman is entitled to expect she is safe in her house from predatory sexual offending,” said the judge in passing sentence.
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Thursday 19 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Fielakepa told the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court yesterday that he was simply following decisions made by King Tupou VI and that his appointment as a trustee of the title, and later as title holder of the estate, was something he never asked for.
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Monday 10 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu No. 4 People's Representative Mateni Tapueluelu will be called to the Supreme Court to answer a civil challenge that might result in him losing his seat. It is alleged that his candidacy was unlawful because he had an alleged outstanding debt on the date of his nomination for the General Election in 2014.
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Law
Saturday 21 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Justices of the Peace were sworn in at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, on Wednesday, 18 June.
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Friday 23 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fugitive from justice in California, United States, who was wanted by the FBI, was arrested in Tonga earlier this month and will appear in court here on Tuesday to appeal a removal order.
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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of six men with manslaughter charges relating to the death of the New Zealand Police Officer, Kali Fungavaka will be heard in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court from March to May this year.
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Tuesday 24 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice has been forced to cancel a second session of Tonga’s Court of Appeal that was scheduled for October-November this year due to the loss of vital positions in the Supreme Court Registry in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 7 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Miss Heilala charged with embezzlement of $179,782 from her employer and theft of airline tickets worth nearly a quarter of a million pa'anga, maintained her not guilty plea yesterday, while a co-accused changed his plea and pleaded guilty to embezzlement, at the start of a jury trial.
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