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Thursday 16 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young woman who found it easy to get money by lying to people will serve a three year prison sentence for false pretences.
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Tuesday 7 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application for bail by two former bank officers who were sentenced to prison terms for dishonesty, was rejected by Justice Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, on November 24.
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Thursday 25 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice A. Ford of the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, on November 17 passed a decision over a dispute over Taxation of Cost.
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Tuesday 23 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sentencing of two 20 year olds for theft of nearly $2,000 worth of goods was postponed by Chief Justice Robin Webster to December 2, awaiting a mental health report on one of the offenders.
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Monday 15 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice R. M. Webster today, November 15 rejected an application by FlyNiu Airlines Ltd. and Air National Corporate Ltd. for a Judicial Review of the government of Tonga's Domestic Civil Aviation Policy, which came into force on 30 July 2004.
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Tuesday 12 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tohitangi Manu, a man in his mid 40's, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury of seven at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court on October 1.
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Friday 8 October 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's controversial media laws have been declared void and invalid by the Chief Justice R. M. Webster MBE, following a judicial review, called for by 173 plaintifs.
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Monday 4 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga recorded its fourth suicide case this year, with the death of a young man at the village of Malapo, Tongatapu, on Satuday October 2.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tohitangi Manu, of Kolofo'’ou appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, September 27, charged with manslaughter by negligence.
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Friday 24 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Isileli Fatani (70) who was charged with the possession of one ounce of cocaine walked free from the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday afternoon.
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Monday 20 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Isileli Fatani, (70) from Kolonga appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku'alofa this morning charged with the possession of one ounce of the illicit drug Cocaine.
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's chief justice has ordered that a song called "Semisi Ma‘u" should not be played on any radio stations in Tonga, so that a jury trial of a man accused of killing Semisi Ma‘u may proceed.
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Wednesday 8 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Chief Justice Webster in rescinding an injunction that had allowed FlyNiu to continue flying in Tonga, said today it was important that his ruling was understood to be about a temporary measure, and that a final decision will come only after the court has heard all the facts and all the submissio

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Wednesday 8 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Webster this morning cancelled the injunction that he granted the FlyNiu Airlines on August 17.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court decision on the future of the two domestic air services currently serving Tonga, FlyNiu Airlines and Peau Vava‘u, will be announced by Chief Justice Webster tomorrow, Wednesday.
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Friday 3 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Day Four of the Judicial Review challenging the Amendment of Clause 7 of the Constitution last year, concluded the submissions made by the legal counsel Dr Rodney Harrison for the 173 plaintiffs, and Paul Radich for the defendant, the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Thursday 2 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The submissions for a Judicial Review, challenging the amendment of Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution ended in Nuku'alofa this afternoon.
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Wednesday 1 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On the third day of the Judicial Review, challenging the amendment to Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution and the introduction of restrictive media laws, Dr Rodney Harrison finished his 77-pages submission.
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Tuesday 31 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Day two of the Constitutional Judicial Review proceeded with the legal counsel for the Plaintiffs, Dr Rodney Harrison making his submission, setting out facts to support his claim that the amendment of Clause 7 of the Constitution and the introduction of restrictive media legislation last year was unconstitutional.
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Tuesday 31 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 173 plaintiffs in the civil jurisdiction being heard this week in the Supreme Court of Tonga, before the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Webster, include seven People's Representatives, along with district and town officers, religious leaders, and individuals from throughout Tonga.
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