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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Funaki Katoa of Ma’ufanga (19) who was found guilty for the murder of Pita ‘Asipolo (44) was sentenced to life imprisonment on August 19, at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
Tuesday 13 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaha Palei (32) was sentenced to two-years nine-months imprisonment for possession of 20.4 grams methamphetamine seized during a Police search at Te'ekiu.
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Monday 12 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Naitoko (59) had his case adjourned for two-weeks after it was mentioned at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on August 12.
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Friday 9 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Naitoko (59) was ordered to be released on bail but under very tough conditions after a hearing at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa on August 9.
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Tuesday 6 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (Tongasat) will have to pay further security of $35,000 pa'anga to the Supreme Court, before their appeal against a ruling of the former Lord Chief Justice may be heard.
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Thursday 1 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fraud trial against Vava'u People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, which was to start in September has been delayed.
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Wednesday 31 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Michael Hargreaves Whitten QC from Australia has been appointed as Tonga’s new Lord Chief Justice and is expected to join the Supreme Court in Nuku‘alofa on September 2.
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Tuesday 30 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lautaimi Tu’itavake (34) of Malapo was sentenced to two-years three-months imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, found on him during his arrest in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District in 2018.
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Tuesday 30 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lisiate ‘Otuhouma (28) who is charged in relation to the seizure of three kilograms of methamphetamine at his home in Fahefa, had his case adjourned to September.
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Monday 29 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 44-year-old man was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment, after being convicted in the Supreme Court of making a false statement and dealing with a forged birth certificate in order to obtain a Tongan passport.
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Monday 29 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr. remains in police custody after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court today, July 29.
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Monday 29 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police officer charged in relation to a bribery charge allegedly involving the Sione Filipe Jr. case was released on bail today, July 29.
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Friday 26 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who were acquitted of manslaughter, due to lack of evidence offered by the Crown, pleaded guilty to a lesser count of common assault in the death of a man in Pelehake, in 2017.
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Thursday 25 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofa Savieti (45) received a two-year suspended sentence for forgery when she withdrew $3,000 pa’anga from a fruit picker's bank account and used it on herself, in February last year.
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Wednesday 24 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rodney Tomasi was acquitted of possessing the illicit drug cannabis because evidence of a search was inadmissible, and a further charge offering a bribe to Police Officers was unproven, ruled the Supreme Court on July 17.
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Monday 22 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Justice has been taken off the no fly list and can travel abroad as of July 19 as approved by the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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