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Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple who have the same father have been placed on good behaviour for two-years, after they were convicted of incest at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafitoni Toluta’u (43) was found guilty today of possession of 2.80 grams of methamphetamine seized at a tax allotment in 'Utulau on July 28, 2018. He will be sentenced on September 15, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 19 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kautai Moala (38) who is serving five-years imprisonment for possession of 19.49 grams of methamphetamine seized at Ngele'ia, was denied bail pending his appeal.
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Wednesday 14 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atapani Pangi (33) received a sentence of two-years and four-months imprisonment for possession of 183.3 grams of cannabis, seized at a house in Fo'ui. His co-accused, who owned the house also received a suspended sentence.
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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filimone To’aho (40) was sentenced to one-year jail for the theft of over $17,767 pa’anga, which he borrowed and misused to purchase 20 vehicles from Japan. By May this year, he repaid most of the money and received a suspended sentence.
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Friday 9 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The jailed Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism ‘Akosita Lavulavu (36) and her husband ’Etuate (62) were this morning denied bail pending their appeal. The Lord Chief Justice was not satisfied with their prospects of success on their appeals and gave reasons why in his 18-pages ruling, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kautai Moala (38) was sentenced to five and a half-years imprisonment for possession of 19.49 grams of methamphetamine seized at Ngele'ia. The judge said he was appalled to learn that Moala was identified in the community as a supplier of drugs and used young boys from the community to run drugs for him.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lancellot ‘Amanaki Tae Vailea (32) of Fou’i was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment for serious housebreaking and theft of Tongan mats and artifacts valued at $15,100 pa’anga. None of the items were recovered.
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Friday 2 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six years prison sentences were imposed on the Lavulavu couple this morning in their sentencing at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. The judge noted that both had shown no remorse and made no attempts to repay over $500,000 pa'anga of TVET education funds they had plundered. Probation reports said 'Etuate was known to be “deceitful” and 'Akosita's dishonesty proved her true character. 'Akosita is a Minister in the Tu'i'onetoa government.
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Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lemoto Lui (45) was sentenced today to four-years imprisonment for two counts of serious indecent assault committed on a young girl in 2020. The judge expressed his concern that in spite of deterrents such offences had not only continued “but they have risen as well.”
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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heneli Manuofetoa (40) was sentenced today to another seven months imprisonment for possession of 0.1 gram of methamphetamine. He is currently serving time at Hu’atolitoli Prison for another drug offence.
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Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The convicted Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism ‘Akosita Lavulavu (36) and her husband ’Etuate (62) will be sentenced on Friday, July 2 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 25 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Pouono (20) was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for unlawful possession of illicit drugs and grievous bodily harm, when he severed another man's finger with a chopping knife at Lapaha. "Methamphetamine is a scourge to societies everywhere that has affected a great deal of harm and misery. The distribution and use of methamphetamine in Tonga is a significant government and community concern,” said the judge.
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Friday 11 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alipate Talau (21) of Malapo was sent to jail for three-years and six months imprisonment for serious causing bodily harm to Latu Kivalu last year. "This is a case where an imprisonment sentence is necessary, not only to punish you for the offence committed but more importantly to protect the society from you," said the judge.
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Friday 11 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man was sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court to three and a half-years imprisonment for two counts, including indecent assaulting a child under the age of 12 in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefo Moala (52) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for nine counts of possession of illicit drugs, including 41.82 grams of cocaine and 139.3 grams of methamphetamine. “The defendant has been a long-term menace to society," said the judge.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Songo’imoli (40) of Popua was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for possession of 0.08 grams of methamphetamine. This was fully suspended at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siua Palanite Hufanga (49), who is currently in jail for theft, was sentenced to 21-months imprisonment for possession of 2.13 grams of methamphetamine and 8.16 grams of cannabis, seized by Police at a curfew checkpoint at Mu’a.
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Tuesday 25 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Saulala Haupeakui (27) was sentenced today to a suspended sentence of nine-months imprisonment for possessing 0.46 grams of methamphetamine, seized at Kolomotu'a in 2020. The judge said the producers, suppliers and dealers of the drugs needed “young foolish persons like you to sell the drugs for them”.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vunga Fusikata (34) was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm when he punched Pita Fuoleva (45) causing permanent blindness in his left eye. "Such an act is often described colloquially as a coward's punch,” said the judge. The accused will be sentenced on June 4.
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