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Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uinise Toke (36) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm, when she repeatedly struck her 33-year-old partner with a machete, on his head and hands. The sentence was fully suspended on condition.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alovili Kolo (47) was sentenced to five-years 10-months imprisonment for raping a woman in Tongatapu in 2018.
Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Amusia Mateni (42) was sentenced today to 3 years and six months imprisonment for possession of 8.08 grams of methamphetamine and interfering with evidence that was seized during an altercation with a police officer on a road in Ngele'ia. The judge noted that in the accused’s current state of involvement with methamphetamines with its resultant delusional dishonesty ...“his wife and children may be better off without him.”
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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against a current Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, also a former Cabinet Minister, started on April 12 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court. The couple have pleaded not guilty to three joint counts of obtaining a total of over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences.
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Monday 12 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kaati Luka (22) who beat up his 40-year-old partner leaving her with facial injuries that resulted in her admission to the surgical ward at Vaiola Hospital, was sentenced to one-year eight-months imprisonment.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manavahetau Fua’eiki (42) who was convicted of possession of methamphatamine was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended on conditions at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lilieta Tu’itupou (30) who assaulted her 54-year-old mother with a machete remains jailed for three-months, after appealing against her sentence to the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. The judge said, this was a very sad case involving an adult daughter assaulting her mother.
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Friday 26 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In light of recent media reports that the Courts are imposing more suspended sentences due to overcrowding in Tonga's prison system, the following clarification is provided for the information of the public and better understanding: 1. The Courts do not suspend sentences because of prison overcrowding. 2. Provision of adequate prison facilities and related services is the responsibility of the Executive Government. 3. Upholding the rule of law and administering justice in the Kingdom is the responsibility of the Judiciary and the Courts. .... Michael Whitten QC, Lord Chief Justice of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 4 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Asaeli Teulilo (32) is serving eight months imprisonment for possessing 1.3 grams of cocaine and 0.1 gram of cannabis. The Lord Chief Justice warned that harsher penalties are expected on any offences committed after November 26, 2020, involving more than 0.25 grams of a Class A drug, because they are deemed as supply.
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Monday 1 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Supreme Court judge, Hon Justice Nicholas Cooper, from the United Kingdom, was today welcomed at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. Lord Chief Justice Whitten QC said that, like so many countries around the world, Tonga remains in the grip of very serious challenges posed by illicit drugs and the Courts continue to play their part in endeavouring to protect all the people of Tonga.
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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Police Tactical Response Group fired a pistol at the tyres of a meth offender in car chase, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court was told by witnesses. Pangi Puloka (47) was found guilty of possessing 4.34 grams and 2.17 grams of methamphetamine, at Mata-ki-'Eua in 2020, after he tried to run down police officers, who were standing on a road to stop him.
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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suliana Fate (21), who was convicted of knocking-out a man with a stick while drunk, before stealing his vehicle in Ma'ufanga, received a suspended jail sentence, together with two other co-accused.
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Thursday 25 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Soane was found guilty of three counts of uttering counterfeit currency at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court. He will be sentenced on April 1. The $50 and $100 were obviously fake “the notes represented a patently amateurish attempt,” said the judge.
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Wednesday 10 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The forgery trial against a current Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate is now expected to start in April.
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Friday 5 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Foketi Tonga Fate was acquitted of possessing 41.51 grams of cannabis by the Lord Chief Justice, who said the Crown failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt in the evidence of the charge against the accused.
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Wednesday 3 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ue’ikaetau Tapa’atoutai was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for possession of 0.08 grams of methamphetamine and 0.43 grams of cannabis. This was fully suspended on conditions.
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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosifa Fotu (37) is serving an imprisonment sentence of two-years and three-months for possession of 25.5 grams of methamphetamine seized, at Fou’i last year.
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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lafitani Mahe has been found guilty at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on possession of 1.4 grams of methamphetamine seized at Pili.
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Thursday 21 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Talia’uli Fatongiatau was found guilty of three counts in the seizure of methamphetamine inside his vehicle at the bus station in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Le-ata Fashion Boutique & Gift Shop has been ordered by the Supreme Court to vacate the property it rented on Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, CBD, as a result of a civil claim brought by the plaintiff, Cocker Enterprises Ltd., the sub-lessee. Lord Chief Justice ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff damages in the sum of $11,000 and costs of the proceedings.
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