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Monday 20 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cases against two Tongan Cabinet Ministers, one over a stolen cow and the other disobeying a Port Master’s direction in regards to his vessels, remain pending at the Fasi Magistrate's Court. One is adjourned to Chambers on May 29 and the other has a trial date set for July 3.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing on an appeal by the Crown against a ruling by a Magistrate discharging four counts against former Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, namely for accepting bribes by a government servant was heard on May 17 at the Supreme Court.
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Thursday 16 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finau Heuifanga Vea who was convicted of embezzling more than $70,000 pa’anga from her employer, Five Star Finance in 2015 will be sentenced on May 31.
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Thursday 16 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five of the 10 men arrested in a drugs operation in Hofoa during the Easter weekend were released on bail on Friday, May 10.
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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against Viliami Mangisi charged in relation to the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year is set for October this year, at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Broadcom Ltd. was fined $1,500 pa’anga to be paid within 60 days after being convicted of broadcasting an interview of the Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika on the polling day of Tonga's General Election in 2017. The judge found that the broadcast was a clear expression of support for the candidate.
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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local businessman of Asian origin who was convicted for failure to declare carrying more than $10,000 pa'anga in cash, at Fua'amotu International Airport last year, was fined at the Supreme Court on May 13.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three soldiers charged in relation to an assault of a man in Vaini in November last year had their case adjourned to May 20.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 16 men and one woman arrested in a major drugs operation in Tongatapu over the Easter weekend remain in custody pending bail hearing.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A speeding drunk driver, Vilisoni Finau, was found guilty of reckless driving causing the death of another driver Tou’anga Ma’a Tonga Kamea in a collision on the roundabout intersection of Vaha‘akolo and Mateialona Roads in Nuku‘alofa, in June last year.
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Wednesday 8 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A re-offender, Pouono ‘Aisake (29) was sentenced to six-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, when he hit a Senior Police Constable with a machete on the head, in August 2018. The judge found that the accused when angry poses a serious danger to society.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emilio To’a has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Monday 6 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Naitoko (59) is the Senior Customs Officer charged in relation to a major seizure of drugs by Tonga Customs Officers on April 23 at the Queen Salote Wharf.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr is the man charged over 242 grams of cannabis seeds brought into Tonga, at Fua’amotu International Airport on March 30. The case was adjourned to May 27.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lisiate ‘Otuhouma is the 28-year-old man charged after being arrested with three kilograms of methamphetamine at his home in Fahefa on April 17.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Customs Officer arrested in relation to a major seizure of drugs by Tonga Customs Officers on April 23 at the Queen Salote Wharf, is due to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 6.
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Thursday 2 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A deceitful senior loans officer, Finau Heuifanga Vea was convicted of embezzling more than $70,000 pa’anga from her employer, Five Star Finance in 2015. She is remanded in custody for sentencing at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siokatame Tupou continues to serve a lengthy imprisonment term for attacking and injuring two men with a machete in 2017, after the Appeal Court dismissed his appeal and said, offenders inflicting serious injury with a weapon must ordinarily expect to serve a term of imprisonment.
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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cases against two Tongan Cabinet Ministers, one over a stolen cow and the other for disobeying a Port Master’s direction in regards to his vessels, are pending at the Fasi Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa.
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