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Wednesday 10 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lafitani Mahe (32) is serving five-years and six-months imprisonment for serious housebreaking and theft of goods, including Tongan valuables valued at $34,000. He is also serving time for possession of 1.4 grams of methamphatamine.
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Friday 5 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A case on the theft of taro leaves from a plantation in Ha'alalo was ordered to be returned to the Magistrate’s Court for a hearing, after the Supreme Court allowed an appeal, and quashed a decision of a magistrate who had dismissed it.
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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suspended jail sentences were imposed on Kuliti Tongamoa for supplying cocaine to ‘Epeli Taione, who was found guilty of possession. Both maintained their innocence, which was disappointing particularly in Taione's case, said the Acting Supreme Court Judge, “as this sort of behaviour is a sure recipe for re-offending.”
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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amusia Mateni was found guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court of possessing 8.08 grams of methamphetamine during a confrontation with a police officer on a road in Ngele'ia. He tried to destroy the illicit drug by tearing the packets in his mouth and throwing it into a puddle.
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Tuesday 2 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old mother of seven who broke into a house in Nukunuku and stole Tongan koloa (mats and ta'ovala) worth $14,100, received a suspended jail sentence, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. She is a repeat offender, but the Judge considered that her children would be in trouble if she was imprisoned.
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Wednesday 24 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Siueli Angilau (41) was sentenced to 12-months imprisonment for possession of 0.07 grams of methamphetamine and 9.26 grams of cannabis.
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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim by Royco Shipping Services Ltd. for $26,616 damages against Matson South Pacific Ltd., over a stevedoring agreement dispute was dismissed by Tonga's Lord Chief Justice, who ruled that during the term of agreement, it did not give Royco exclusive right to provide stevedoring services for all of Matson's vessels at the Port of Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 19 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taufa Latuselu was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for unlawful possession of illicit drugs by the Lord Chief Justice who said, had he been charged with supplying or if this offending occurred after the current amendments to the Illicit Drugs Control Act, full suspension would not have been available.
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Thursday 18 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Latu Selu was acquitted of charges, including possession of methamphatamine due to an unlawful search by Tonga Police, ruled a Supreme Court judge who found there was a deliberate disregard of the law.
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Wednesday 17 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Sione Vuna Fa’otusia will be held in July on charges, which related to a dispute over a stolen cow in 2019.
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Wednesday 10 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vasi (35) was sentenced to one year six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possessing 2.8 grams of methamphatamine in 'Utulau.
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Tuesday 9 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Saafi (66) was sentenced to two-years and six-months imprisonment for cultivation of three cannabis plants at his home in Ha'asini. The illicit drug weighed 59.18 grams. Justice Langi suspended the sentence in full on February 4, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 5 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Nicholas Cooper of the United Kingdom has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tonga. He replaces former Justice Cato who retired last year.
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Thursday 4 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau (34), who is currently serving time in prison, was sentenced to another one-year nine-months imprisonment sentence for possession of methamphetamine, by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lolina ‘Ofa (24) was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for numerous counts of forgery and theft of $18,189 pa’anga from a family business. The sentence was fully suspended, at the Nuku'alofa Surpeme Court. "I believe the defendant had mistakenly believed that this idea of taking whatever you want from your fa'etangata would be applicable in her case, but unfortunately the complainant did not share her logic," said the judge.
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Monday 1 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for serious indecent assault on a teenager which was fully suspended, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 27 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Inoke Huakau (39) was sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, to six-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for possession of 0.29 grams of methamphetamine in 2019.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alifeleti Poifi Katoa was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment for possession of 0.34 grams of methamphetamine and 2.74 grams of cannabis, which was fully suspended at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 22 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sesilia Uaisele was found guilty on possession of 0.02 grams of methamphetamine, seized inside her co-accused vehicle at the bus station in Nuku'alofa. “A substantial amount of money was found in her bag and purse. Empty plastic packs were also found in the car. All these items are consistent with items possessed by someone dealing or using drugs,” said the judge, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 21 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Makaafi was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of a cannabis plant, which weighed 48.33 grams. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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