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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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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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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application for adoption made by the natural parents who wanted to adopt their own three illegitimate children, was declined by Tonga's Chief Justice in an unusual case.
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Wednesday 20 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maikolo ‘Ealelei (20), a habitual thief, was sentenced to four years imprisonment for serious housebreaking when he stole around $34,000 pa’anga worth of items at a home in Tofoa last year. “It is a distressingly common offence committed in the main by young men. It is a very serious problem in Tonga to which there must be a strong response,” the Chief Justice stated.
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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two male teenagers were sentenced to seven and eight-years imprisonment each for violently raping a woman who lived alone, in a deterrent sentence by a Supreme Court judge who said this is to protect women against predatory sexual home invasions. The perpetrators were involved in drugs and alcohol.
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Monday 18 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) had their cases adjourned to April 22, after they were called this morning at the Fasi Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal filed by Tonga National Rugby League’s Board of Directors against their dismissal by a Supreme Court judge last year is expected to be heard in April. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atenisi Institute was unsuccessful in its application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for an interim injunction to restrain the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board from imposing certain conditions on the independent education provider.
Tuesday 12 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosateki Uikelotu Tu‘itufu (19) was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of murdering 18-year-old ‘Ailine Finau, whom he repeatedly assaulted with a machete in February last year.
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