You are here

Results for Tongan passports

Monday 28 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown is making an application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court to have a joint trial for Lord Tu'ivakano and two other co-accused. The hearing on the application will be held on November 15.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 25 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano will now proceed to trial on 14 counts relating to the issuance of Tongan passports. This was after, a ruling today by Lord Chief Justice Michael Whitten, who found there is sufficient evidence to commit him for trial on eight out of the nine charges that the former Prime Minister challenged (the other six charges were not challenged).
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 12 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court ruling will be delivered on October 25 on an application by Lord Tu‘ivakano to strike out nine of the 15 charges against him, relating to the issuance of Tongan passports.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing on an appeal by the Crown against a ruling by a Magistrate discharging four counts against former Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, namely for accepting bribes by a government servant was heard on May 17 at the Supreme Court.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan passports and jewelry were stolen during a home break-in at Fua’amotu on September 14, while the residents were sleeping.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ordinary Tongan passports are in short supply due to unexpected increase in demand, which is causing delays in issuing some passports. Non-urgent applicants have been told the new stock is not expected until October.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 6 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men who were charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications are now expected to appear at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa on 15 May.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 13 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have and been arrested and charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretences for an alleged Tongan passport scam.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 15 November 2016

Canberra, Australia
Overwhelming demands for travel documents for Tongans in Australia, have been supported by consular visits to Tongans in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney recently, where consular and passport services were provided by Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho and staff, who also held community dialogue sessions in each city.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 2 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday, November 11 after pleading guilty to charges in a Tongan passport forgery trial on September 13.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 1 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals who have been charged with forgery, receiving bribery and other related charges regarding a complaint over a Tongan passport application that allegedly involved a forged birth certificate, will appear for trial starting on Monday, September 12 in Nuku’alofa.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 28 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 63-year-old Tongan woman, a former Police Officer, has been charged with one count of perjury in relation to the Tongan passport investigation on Wednesday, 27 January. Twelve people have been charged so far and police are likely to make more charges as their investigation continues in Nuku'alofa.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 27 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since a Tonga Police Task Force investigation began in August last year, 11 people have been charged in relation to alleged fraudulent activities over the issuing of Tongan passports. While the investigation continues in Nuku'alofa, the Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said today that public speculation was "unhelpful" and he called for restraint in public commentary through the media in order to allow a fair trial of the accused.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 18 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people have been charged so far by Tonga Police in an ongoing investigation into alleged forgery and illegal issuance of Tongan passports.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 17 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former senior Tongan Immigration officer and a woman co-accused were jailed today in relation to the attempted forgery of two Tongan blank passports by a Supreme Court judge who said that corrupt scams goes the heart and impugn the integrity and security of Tonga’s passport regime and machinery of border control - which has the potential to bring Tonga into disrepute in the eyes of foreign countries.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Magistrate in Nuku’alofa is expected to decide on February 18 whether there is a case for committal to the Supreme Court against two Chinese nationals charged in relation to the forgery of Tongan passports. Police reported that the woman accused had tried to leave Tonga allegedly on a forged Tongan passport after they both entered on Chinese passports on October 11, 2013.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 28 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Chinese nationals who were charged in relation to possession of forged Tongan passports and released on bail last week, are prohibited from leaving Tonga. The case has been adjourned to January, 2014.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages