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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The confession of a 20-year-old male accused was excluded from evidence in an ongoing rape trial as it was prejudice against him, after the Supreme Court found a breach in the law when a Tonga Police Constable failed to properly advise him on one of his rights, before his interrogation in November last year.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Public Service Tribunal has been ordered by the Supreme Court, to re-determine for the second time an appeal by Busby Kautoke against the termination of his employment as Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, in a legal dispute that has been ongoing for six-years.
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Monday 8 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uasi Musika (48) was convicted on two counts of possession of cannabis seeds and plant material seized by Tonga Police at a property in Fo’ui last year.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Helu (33) who was found guilty of possessing 39.65 grams of cannabis was sentenced to one-year and six-months imprisonment. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said society was calling for and expected a strong response from the courts.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainikolo Selu, a serving prisoner, was sentenced to an additonal two-years 10-months imprisonment, after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, which he smuggled into Hu'atolitoli Prison in November last year.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prosecutions for illicit drugs in Tonga may be in jeopardy, a judge has warned, after discharging a man charged with possession of methamphetamine, due to the prosecution's failure to admit analyst evidence, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on August 29. Hon. Mr Justice Cato said new legislation is urgently required in Tonga regarding analyst evidence of drug identity or there will be serious consequences for law enforcement and the health of Tongans.
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Wednesday 29 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of two teenage boys charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen is set to run from January 7-18, 2019.
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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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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two teenage boys charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, in February pleaded not guilty on August 7, during arraignment at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 2 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taufa Fevaleaki whose name was blacklisted from flying out of Tonga was found guilty of making a false statement, when applying for a Tongan passport on a second name in 2014.
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Thursday 2 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man in his 20s from Nakolo has been sentenced to six-years imprisonment after being convicted of sodomy and abducting a child under the age of 12, for an offence committed in Tongatapu last year.
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Wednesday 25 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil suit filed by the Pacific Games Council and Tonga Sports Association National Olympic Committee against the Tongan Government will be mentioned on August 3, at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil proceeding alleging unlawful payment of around USD$25.4 million to Tongasat by the Government of Tonga in 2011 for the use of its orbital slots by a Chinese company, is being heard at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa this week. Three successive Tongan Prime Ministers will be called to give evidence.
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Friday 8 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
William Clive Edwards won an appeal to dismiss a Magistrate's ruling over an unsuccessful 2012 defamation action he brought against the Kele'a and its publishers. The Lord Chief Justice on June 6 in granting Edwards's appeal said the Kele'a allegations were false and it was no excuse for 'Akilisi Pohiva to write one thing while saying that he meant to refer to something else.
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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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Thursday 7 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were sentenced to prison for the cultivation and possession of 3894 cannabis plants at a substantial plantation in Matahau on May 4, 2017. Mr Justice Cato also noted that the Tongan courts are experiencing an increased number of drug prosecutions
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Friday 25 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil action, filed by a couple who allege false representations were made that they would be granted a lease of a beach in Vava'u for tourism purposes, will be defended by the Governor of Vava'u and the Government of Tonga, after a judgment by default was set aside last week.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sonatane Motu'apuaka Uaisele (29) was acquitted by jurors of grievous bodily harm after he was accused of striking a woman with a machete in 2017.
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Monday 30 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67-year-old man charged with attempted carnal knowledge on a child will appear for trial, at the Supreme Court on May 1.
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