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Tuesday 17 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of the Speaker of the House, Hon. Veikune, and two other men, who have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges, has been postponed by Mr Justice Ian Thomas until next year 2006.
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Thursday 12 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new parliamentary Speaker of the House, Noble Veikune, and two other men pleaded not guilty to bribery charges after they appeared for their arraignment in the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court today, May 12.
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Wednesday 11 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christine 'Uta'atu, a Nuku'alofa accountant operating as 'Uta'atu and Associates was awarded a final payment today of $5,441.80 for a counterclaim lodged against Paradise International Hotel Proprietary and Christopher Racine for failing to pay an outstanding account.
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Tuesday 10 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samiu Molitoni Naislai (48), a Bingo organiser in Nuku'alofa, appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today to answer a civil action brought by Tui International Limited for failing to pay an outstanding account.
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Monday 9 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Oto'ota Tapa'atoutai (64) of Patangata, Nuku'alofa, was found guilty of false pretences at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 5.
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Tuesday 3 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A settlement action brought by Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele against a newspaper publisher, Sangstar Saulala, has failed.
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Wednesday 27 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Half a container of counterfeit brand name cigarettes was ordered to be destroyed, in a ruling by Justice Thomas at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on April 21.
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Tuesday 12 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangstar Saulala, the editor of the Tonga Star, appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week to answer a claim by the new Minister of Labour and Commerce, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, that he failed to honor and pay an out-of-court settlement that they agreed to in 2003.
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Thursday 31 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nakita Folau Tu'itavake (41) who was found guilty for the manslaughter of Semisi Ma'u was sentenced this morning, March 31, to 10 years imprisonment by Chief Justice Robin Webster, in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 30 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelepi Maile 19, changed his plea to guilty for the possession of a tiny amount of marijuana, when he appeared in the Nuku‘’alofa Supreme Court on March 29.
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Thursday 10 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Iunaise Vesenga Helu, a Vava‘u candidate (no. 15) for the March 17 Parliamentary Election was struck out from the Electoral Roll today, March 10, by Chief Justice Robin Webster.
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Thursday 10 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kusitafu Pohahau (38), who is currently serving a two and a half year prison sentence for possession of marijuana was sentenced to a further two years imprisonment by Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, this morning, March 10.
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Wednesday 9 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fononga Tu‘ipeatau, a Tongatapu candidate for Tonga's March 17 parliamentary election this morning withdrew his name from the Electoral Roll.
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Wednesday 9 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sentencing of Nakita Folau Tu'itavake for manslaughter that was set for today, March 9, at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court was adjourned by Chief Justice Robin Webster to March 31. Tu'itavake's lawyer, Laki Niu was ill and was unable to be in court.
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Tuesday 8 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two candidates for Tonga's March 17 Parliamentary Election, 'Iunaise Vusenga Helu and Fononga Tu'’ipeatau are fighting in the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court to keep their names on the Electoral Roll.
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Tuesday 1 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former kitchen hand who stole tomato sauce and food items from the Janfull International Hotel appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on February 28.
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Monday 28 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury found Nakita Folau Tu'’itavake (40) guilty of manslaughter at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on February 24, at the conclusion of his trial for murder for the death of Semisi Ma'u (20). Monday, February 28, 2005 - 10:24
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Tuesday 15 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The murder trial of Nakita Folau Tu‘’itavake (40), opened before Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday, February 14.
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Thursday 10 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men who stole detonators to use for fishing were fined and given two and three year suspended sentences by Chief Justice Robin Webster on February 7 at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man serving time for possession of marijuana faced more charges in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week.
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