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Thursday 25 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Lasike will appear at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on September 30 on a charge of the unlawful possession of ammunition, .22 rifle bullets.
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Monday 22 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young men were sentenced to six years imprisonment each for the manslaughter of a 23-year-old man killed in a drinking party at Talafo'ou in 2009, in what was described as a horrific crime.
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Friday 19 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand and Tonga Police have confirmed there is a connection between the Tongan male charged in relation to the cannabis bust in Tongatapu and the alleged methamphetamine scam that saw three Tongan men charged in Auckland. The men were named in court appearances this week.
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Wednesday 17 August 2011
Lausanne, Switzerland
Three former FIFA executive committee members banned in a World Cup bidding scandal, including Tonga's 'Ahongalu Fusimalohi, will have their appeals heard no sooner than October, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. Meanwhile, Fusimalohi has become a Special Adviser to the Tongan Prime Minister and he was named by TASA as its Chef de Mission for the London Olympic Games next year.
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Tuesday 16 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Second Tonga Court of Appeal Session for 2011 is to be held in the last week of September and will hear over 10 appeals, including the Crown's appeal against sentences imposed in the Ashika trial.
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Wednesday 10 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vatulele Tuputupu (43) from Niutoua was charged with manslaughter by negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of a female passenger in an accident on Taufa'ahau Road at Lapaha on August 1.
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Tuesday 9 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man a civil servant from Niutoua has been charged with manslaughter by negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol in a government car, over the death of a female passenger at Lapaha on August 1.
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Friday 22 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongans have been charged with grievous bodily harm for injuries inflicted on two Asian men at Tungua in Ha'apai on July 13.
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old man who broke into a home in Kolofo'ou and stole a mobile phone and assaulted a woman was sentenced to three years at Hu'atolitoli Prison at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa, on July 21.
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old woman living at Ha'asini in Tongatapu who pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently assaulting a boy, received an 18 months suspended sentence at the Supreme Court today, July 21.
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Matahau mother of nine children received a three years suspended jail sentence this afternoon July 19, and was disqualified from driving for six years, on a conviction for manslaughter by negligence for running over a sleeping man on a road at Fatai in 2009.
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Tuesday 12 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23 year old man died in an altercation on Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa at 10 pm on Saturday July 9 and a private security guard has been charged with his murder.
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Friday 8 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan police officer and five other persons, who were arrested and charged in a drug bust that seized 6.5 kilos of controlled chemicals used for production of methamphetamine, were granted bail upon conditions today, July 8.
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Monday 20 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jailed brothel keeper, Liu Lirong, has applied for bail pending her appeal against both her conviction and sentence.
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Penisimani Angilau (37) was sentenced to six years imprisonment by Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott on Monday, June 13, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 8 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ten years prison sentence was imposed on a 31-year-old man from Fatai in Tongatapu for abetment to armed robbery committed at the Tu'imatamoana Wharf in May 2010 but his co-offender is still on the run.
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Wednesday 8 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The pending court case against Lord Tu'ilakepa who faces six illicit drugs and illegal firearms and ammunitions offences is adjourned to September 19, to fix a date for a Preliminary Inquiry to begin at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 3 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently assaulting a minor, a boy aged 11, committed in February this year at Ha'asini, in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 1 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old man from Vaini was found guilty on two counts of attempted armed robbery and carrying arms with the intention to commit an offence, when he threatened a man with a .22 bolt-action rifle at the Yellow Pier in April 2010.
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Wednesday 1 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liu Lirong who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Monday, May 30 is appealing both her conviction and sentence for people trafficking, trading in prostitution and keeping a brothel.
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