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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reckless impatient driver caused the death of a child by overtaking and travelling at a speed through Tatakamotonga village in a vehicle that he knew had faulty brakes, The 28-year-old man was sentenced to two years six months imprisonment, which was fully suspended by the judge, who urged drivers to exercise more care and attention, “and most importantly restraint and patience,” with so many vehicles are on Tonga's roads.
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Thursday 25 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofa Savieti (45) received a two-year suspended sentence for forgery when she withdrew $3,000 pa’anga from a fruit picker's bank account and used it on herself, in February last year.
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Wednesday 17 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Matangiake who went into Tonga College grounds carrying an unloaded airgun, after firing it at a bush area to scare students in an incident last year, was fined a total of $1000 by a Supreme Court judge in Nuku'alofa today.
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Thursday 16 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finau Heuifanga Vea who was convicted of embezzling more than $70,000 pa’anga from her employer, Five Star Finance in 2015 will be sentenced on May 31.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A re-offender, Pouono ‘Aisake (29) was sentenced to six-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, when he hit a Senior Police Constable with a machete on the head, in August 2018. The judge found that the accused when angry poses a serious danger to society.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Fonua who pleaded guilty to possession in the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphatamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year will be sentenced on May 3.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Loseli Tonga (28) was sentenced to six-years and nine-months imprisonment for reckless driving that caused the death of three of his passengers, during a tragic crash in Leimatu'a in 2017.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainiaku ‘Aisea (38) was sentenced to two-years and three-months for reckless driving that caused the death of a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for her bus on By Pass Road, Nuku'alofa, in July last year. “This is a terribly sad case,” the Chief Justice said in his ruling.
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Wednesday 20 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maikolo ‘Ealelei (20), a habitual thief, was sentenced to four years imprisonment for serious housebreaking when he stole around $34,000 pa’anga worth of items at a home in Tofoa last year. “It is a distressingly common offence committed in the main by young men. It is a very serious problem in Tonga to which there must be a strong response,” the Chief Justice stated.
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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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Thursday 13 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 11-years imprisonment after he broke into a house, abducted a girl at night and committed serious indecent assault on the child, in June this year at Navutoka. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said the offending was truly abhorrent.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old woman who was convicted of serious fraudulent conversion by a government servant in Vava’u was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment on December 10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A single 20-year-old man who was convicted of raping a woman last year in Tongatapu was sentenced to four-years and six-months imprisonment at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 24 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mafoa'aeata Latu (26) was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment after being convicted for reckless driving that caused the death of his passenger ‘Aisake Lavelua on Hihifo Road at Fo'ui, in March this year.
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Friday 10 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Thorn Ngaue (29) was sentenced to three-years and six-months imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, seized at a home in Kolomotu'a in 2017.
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Thursday 7 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men received imprisonment sentences on May 29 at the Supreme Court, after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis that included seeds found to have been germinating, possibly for cultivation.
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Friday 11 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sentencing of four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants on charges in a Tongan passport forgery case was adjourned from today to be held on Friday, November 18 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 1 July 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sentencing of the two policemen convicted of the convicted of manslaughter in the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012 has been adjourned until next week, on Wednesday, July 9 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men, including three policemen convicted of manslaughter and assault in relation to the death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka, will be sentenced on Tuesday, 1 July.
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