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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ord Tu'iha'ateiho will appear at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court on March 28 for a preliminary inquiry on a charge of unlawful possession of an automatic pistol without a licence.
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Monday 6 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Justice Robert Shuster imposed a four years suspended sentence on a 48-year-old father from Ha'ateiho who was convicted of incest and indecent assault, which he committed on his two daughters in 2008.
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Monday 6 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two prolific thieves were sentenced to five years and six years imprisonment for a string of housebreakings, and theft of goods worth over $20,000 from 15 different homes, in four towns across the Eastern district of Tongatapu.
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Monday 23 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'iha'ateiho, a Ha'apai Noble's Representative to the Tongan Parliament, appeared at the Magistrate's Court on January 23, charged with the illegal possession of a firearm.
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Monday 23 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the four male suspects, charged in relation to the armed hold up at the Asco Petrol Station on Fatafehi Road on January 6, has been charged with six counts, including attempted murder and causing grevious bodily harm.
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Friday 20 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament, turned-up today at the Supreme Court for arraignment on one count of unlawful possession of ammunition but his case was adjourned to Friday, January 27.
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Friday 20 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vatulele Tuputupu (40) from Niutoua, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter by negligence while driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of 'Ana Toki (47) a passenger, in a car accident at Lapaha on August 1, 2011.
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Thursday 19 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old former police officer was sentenced to two years imprisonment for charges of fraudulent conversion when he stole a total of $2,200 pa'anga from the exhibit room at the Nuku'alofa Central Police Station.
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Thursday 19 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
LORD Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament was apprehended by police after his arrival at Fua'amotu International Airport today January 19.
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Wednesday 18 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Justice Robert Shuster has refused an application filed by Lord Lasike's counsel seeking to set aside his warrant of arrest filed at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on January 17.
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Wednesday 18 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Justice Robert Shuster convicted a 48-year-old father from Ha'ateiho on charges of incest and indecent assault on the offender's two daughters in 2008 in Tongatapu.
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Monday 16 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker and a current Vava'u Nobles' Representative to the Tonga Legislature, appeared at the Magistrate's Court today, January 16, on charges of illegal possession of firearms, ammunitions and an illicit drug.
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Friday 23 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott has ordered a warrant of arrest for Lord Lasike the Speaker of Parliament, after he defied the conditions of a court order and breached his bail when he travelled to the USA in November and has not returned to Tonga.
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Thursday 8 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'iha'ateiho appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on December 7, at the beginning of a Preliminary Inquiry into a case of illegal possession of firearms.
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Thursday 8 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polonga Tau'alupe (20), from Pahu, Kolofo'ou, was sentenced to three years suspended sentence and put on an all night curfew for six months and banned from driving for seven years, by Justice Robert Shuster at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa, on December 6.
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Friday 18 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two brothers were sentenced to life imprisonment at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on October 27, after they were found guilty by a jury for the murder of Molisoni Mu'a, who was bashed to death with an iron rod and piece of firewood, in Navutoka on December, 2010.
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Friday 14 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of Parliament Lord Lasike appeared before Justice Shuster in closed chambers today after he failed to turn up in open court this morning for arraignment.
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Friday 14 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Justice Robert Shuster ordered a warrant of arrest to be issued for Lord Lasike the Speaker of Parliament, after he did not turn up at the Supreme Court for arraignment on a count of unlawful possession of ammunition, this morning, October 14.
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Friday 14 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Lasike is expected to appear at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa today on the charge of unlawful possession of ammunition for .22 rifles.
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Wednesday 12 October 2011
Neiafu, Vava'u
A 22-year-old man from Ovaka was found guilty on the charge of manslaughter by negligence over the death of a 15-year-old girl from Ha'alaufuli who died after drowning when the small fishing vessel she was on sank on its way from Neiafu to Ovaka Island, on 11 August 2010.
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