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Friday 19 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing date is expected to be set on September 6 to hear submissions in regards to the Crown's proposal to have a joint trial for Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and two other accused, regarding passport offences.
Thursday 18 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Simi Moala (28) was found guilty by a jury of reckless driving that caused the death of a five-year-old boy at Tatakamotonga last year.
Thursday 18 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Hafoka (24) who was convicted of serious housebreaking and theft of goods valued at around $20,000 from a home at Pili, received a fully suspended sentence at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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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Monday 15 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court against a Magistrate's decision, which granted a bail variation to Minister of Justice, allowing him to travel outside of Tonga. The Crown alleges that proper procedure for his application was not carried out according to the law. The Minister who is currently facing criminal charges related to wrongful interference in a cow row, is on bail.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bail hearing for Paula Naitoko (59) the Senior Customs Officer charged in a major seizure of illicit drugs in April at the Queen Salote Wharf, had his case adjourned to August 9, in a court appearance this morning.
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Friday 5 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bail hearing for Paula Naitoko (59) the Senior Customs Officer charged in the major seizure of illicit drugs in April at the Queen Salote Wharf had his case adjourned to July 12.
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Friday 28 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paki mo Talaha Tausinga was found guilty on two counts that included not helping an injured woman pedestrian following an accident in the Nuku'alofa CBD last year. Although the accused was found to be the driver responsible for this collision, he was acquitted of reckless driving, injuring a female pedestrian, because there was uncertainty about the quality of the

 evidence to prove this serious charge.
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Thursday 20 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vitalini Liku’ohihifo (29) was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended for reckless driving that caused the death of a male pedestrian in September 2018 in Nualei. “Many a good career and reputation have floundered as a consequence of alcohol abuse, and he would do well to reflect upon this,” the judge said.
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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 56-year-old man was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment for indecently assaulting a child under the age of 12 last year in the Nuku'alofa area.
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Friday 14 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano pleaded not guilty today to a total of 15 charges, with 12 of those charges including perjury and accepting bribes, relating to the issuance of Tongan passports, and three charges for possession of firearms and ammunition without a license.
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Friday 14 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Epuefi Holiday Laimani was found guilty of possession of the illciit drug methamphetamine seized at a hut in Hofoa in August last year.
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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lautaimi Tu’itavake (34) from Malapo has been remanded in custody for sentencing for possession of cannabis and methamphatamine, after a one day trial on May 20 at the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against Viliami Mangisi charged in relation to the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year is set for October this year, at the Supreme Court.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A speeding drunk driver, Vilisoni Finau, was found guilty of reckless driving causing the death of another driver Tou’anga Ma’a Tonga Kamea in a collision on the roundabout intersection of Vaha‘akolo and Mateialona Roads in Nuku‘alofa, in June last year.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emilio To’a has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Latu Kiteau (45) who was convicted of possession of sea cucumbers during the closed season was fined $200 pa’anga to be paid within two-months.
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Sunday 14 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old man was convicted of raping a young woman who was working as cleaner at a guesthouse back in 2017, in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 10 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old youth was found guilty on charges of carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15, committed in January last year in Tongatapu.
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