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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (TongaSat) to present new evidence was dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 9 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal is sitting this week and will hear a total of 17 appeals, starting on April 8.
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Friday 15 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (Tongasat) will have its appeal heard in April, after paying $15,000 in security costs to the Supreme Court on March 14.
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Monday 4 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (Tongasat) will have to pay $15,000 pa'anga for security of costs to the Supreme Court, before their appeal against a ruling of the Lord Chief Justice can be heard.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal from 8-18 April will hear an appeal by TongaSat against a Supreme Court decision that declared that the multi-million Chinese aid fund grants paid to the company in 2008 and 2011 were unlawful.
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Monday 22 October 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd. (Tongasat) has filed a notice of appeal against a Supreme Court decision in August that declared multi-million Chinese aid fund grants paid to the company in 2008 and 2011 were unlawful.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five year long civil suit against Tongasat (Friendly Islands Satellite Communications) came to a close on Monday 24 September when the Tonga Supreme Court read out nine declarations, stating that the Tonga Government made unlawful payments of over USD $45 million to Tongasat in 2008 and 2011.
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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongasat unlawfully received over USD$46 million of public money gained from the government's relinquishing of Tonga's 130 degrees East satellite slot to China, a Supreme Court action has determined, in decision over a public law claim that covers negotiations and dealings going back to 2006.
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Wednesday 4 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Civil proceedings 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, are now awaiting judgment. Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen who presided over the the week-long proceedings which, started on June 19, has not yet confirmed a date to deliver his judgment.
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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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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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