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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Company Ltd. (Tongasat) has won an appeal against the Minister of Revenue and Customs and will not have to pay about $17 million pa’anga in consumption tax, in regards to the use of Tonga’s orbital slots.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal will preside over its first session for the year next week, from March 19-23.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an application by the Public Service Association and ‘Akilisi Pohiva to recover further documents from defendants, Kingdom of Tonga and Tongasat, in an ongoing legal proceeding, in which they essentially claimed the unlawful payment of millions to Tongasat, for the use of orbital slots by a Chinese company.
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Friday 27 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau’atevalu (78) was laid to rest yesterday, 26 May, at the Vaolongolongo Cemetery in ‘Utulau, Tongatapu.
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Monday 21 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Public Service Association won their appeal against an initial court order to pay $20,000 each of security costs before their civil action against Tongasat can proceed.
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Tuesday 26 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (Tongasat) was allowed to proceed with causes of action including defamation claims against Laucala Pohiva, Mateni Tapueluelu, the Public Service Association (PSA) and four others for publishing its tax documents.
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Tuesday 26 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Association Inc. and the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva have been granted a stay on a Court Order that required them to lodge $20,000 pa'anga each in security costs to the courts before they could take action against Tongasat.
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Monday 30 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service Association Inc. and the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will have to pay $20,000 pa'anga each by way of security to the Supreme Court before their civil action regarding the alleged unlawful payment of Chinese aid money to Friendly Islands Satellite Communication Ltd. (FISC) can proceed to trial.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge has dismissed an application by the Public Service Association Inc. and Mele ‘Amanaki to transfer civil actions claiming damages against them for defamation, from the Magistrate’s Court to the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Supreme Court
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will pay costs to the former Prime Minster Lord Tu’ivakano, HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita and two other respondents after an unsuccessful criminal appeal, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raising the controversial issues of Tongan passport sales and transfers of funds to TongaSat, the Annual Report of Tonga's Auditor General for 2012-13 was rejected by the Tongan parliament last week on April 2. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva's private criminal prosecutions against Princess Pilolevu, Tongasat, and two other respondents, suffered from several fundamental flaws, Tonga's Chief Justice Scott stated in dismissing an appeal to have the cases heard in the Supreme Court.
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Friday 8 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by a Tongatapu People's Representative, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, against a ruling by a Nuku'alofa Magistrate to dismiss a case he brought against the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano and three others will be heard on November 27, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa Magistrate has ruled there was no case to answer in accusations made against Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, the Minister of Justice Hon Clive Edwards, and a Tongan company Tongasat, headed by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, who appeared before the court last week.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual consultation meeting between TongaSat and a Satellite Committee of government got underway in Nuku’alofa for two days during the third week of August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Pacific Asia Global Holdings Ltd., the marketing arm of TongaSat is doing more than just marketing Tonga’s orbital slots, said Semisi Panuve, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at its Hong Kong office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Tonga is one country that has been trying to access the Chinese market. The King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, successfully facilitated the missing link when a Bilateral Trade Agreement was signed between the two countries during the king’s State Visit to China in October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
TongaSat resumes work on its vision for a trans-Pacific link between Asia and the USA. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A business venture in Mainland China turned into a diplomatic mission for Princess Pilolevu and her team. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, December 1998.
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Monday 27 April 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Sālote Pilolevu Tuita (46) is the chairperson of Tongasat, a private company which is the agent of the Tongan government, for managing its satellite slots in space. Tongasat is responsible for negotiating with organizations to launch and operate communications satellite systems in the orbital arc positions held by the Kingdom of Tonga. Princess Pilolevu granted this interview to the Matangi Tonga in early February, and talked about the operation of Tongasat, their initiative to form a new satellite communications consortium for the Asia Pacific region, and the new Pacific Asia Global Holdings company that she has established with its headquarters in Hong Kong. The Princess also talked about her other business interests, as well as her views on the status of Tongan women in modern Tonga. Story & pictures by Pesi Fonua
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