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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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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man has been charged with murder following the death of 'Otuhouma Loto'aniu 39, of Houmakelikao, at his home on Sunday, January 30.
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Wednesday 22 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan courts in January will start placing offenders on probation under the care of the Ironman Ministry, according to Probation Officer, Hene Telefoni of the Ministry of Justice.
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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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