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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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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Tu’i Uata, the Minister of Trade and Economic Development is facing charges of neglecting to obey and refusal to obey the Port Master’s direction in regards to the mooring of two vessels, MV Pulupaki and MV Punalei.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Fonua who pleaded guilty to possession in the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphatamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year will be sentenced on May 3.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vuna Fa’otusia, the Minister of Justice has been charged with wrongful interference with the course of justice and using threatening language to police officers in a dispute over a stolen cow in January.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ngana ‘Alovili was acquitted of reckless driving that caused the death of a pedestrian at Ha’ateiho in 2017, after the Acting Chief Justice was left unconvinced with the evidence presented by the Crown during trial.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi pleaded not guilty today to charges relating to the seizure of 1.9 kilos of methamphetamine in the departure lounge at Fua’amotu International Airport last year. His co-accused, meanwhile, has pleaded guilty.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wandering brown bull, who didn't come when he was called for identification by a magistrate, is at the centre of a legal dispute between two bull-keepers in Vava'u. An appellant claims the bull is Hercules.
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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pahulu Manoa (38) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for causing the death of a 48-year-old man while driving under the influence of alcohol on Vuna Road last year.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Loseli Tonga (28) was sentenced to six-years and nine-months imprisonment for reckless driving that caused the death of three of his passengers, during a tragic crash in Leimatu'a in 2017.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A businessman of Asian origin was convicted of failing to declare carrying over $10,000 pa’anga at Fua’amotu International Airport last year, and is expected be sentenced in April.
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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old woman was allowed a fully suspended prison sentence of 21 months after being convicted of reckless driving causing grievous bodily harm to a woman in Havelu last year, when she drove while under the influence of alcohol.
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Monday 18 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge expressed concern that accused Meth mule Viliami Mangisi (59), was granted bail by a lower court, after he was late for his first appearance at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa this morning. The judge issued a warrant for Mangisi's arrest shortly before he turned up to face charges in relation to the seizure of 1.9 kilos of meth at Fua'amotu Airport departure lounge last year.
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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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Thursday 14 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two methamphetamine cases with the Magistrate’s Court have been further adjourned to May awaiting the result of drug test from New Zealand.
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Wednesday 13 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Latu was convicted of fraudulently converting $1,200 pa’anga, while working as the second in charge at the Ministry of Finance in Neiafu.
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Monday 11 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano had his trial tentatively set to start in September after appearing at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on March 11.
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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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Monday 25 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi (59) charged in the seizure of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of around $2 million pa’anga is to appear at the Supreme Court in March.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainiaku ‘Aisea (38) was sentenced to two-years and three-months for reckless driving that caused the death of a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for her bus on By Pass Road, Nuku'alofa, in July last year. “This is a terribly sad case,” the Chief Justice said in his ruling.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case of former Prime Minister, Lord Tu‘ivakano will be called on March 11 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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