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Friday 28 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Inquiry for the former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'ilakepa, who is charged with illegal firearms, ammunitions and illicit drugs offences, begins on April 26 at the Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Monday 24 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ilakepa, the former Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, is to appear at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on Thursday, January 27 on charges relating to illegal firearms, illegal ammunitions and illicit drugs.
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Tuesday 18 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister of Tonga Lord Tu'ivakano was dismissed on one count of reckless driving due to insufficient evidence in a judgement delivered by Magistrate Salesi Mafi at the Fasi Magistrate's Court this morning, January 18.
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Tuesday 18 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Speaker of the House Lord Lasike is set to appear at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on April 19 for a Preliminary Inquiry on one count of possession of an illegal firearm.
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Monday 17 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ashika manslaughter trials are set to begin in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on February 7, before Justice Robert Schuster.
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Monday 17 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of Liu Lirong for trafficking persons, trading in prostitution and keeping a brothel in Nuku'alofa was adjourned to January 31, following the conclusion of the Crown's evidence this morning.
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Friday 14 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liu Lirong, the woman accused of seven counts of trafficking persons into Tonga, keeping a brothel and trading in prostitution was released from police custody this afternoon, Friday January 14.
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Friday 14 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hong Yu Yang (31), a second victim in a case involving the suspected trafficking of persons into Tonga for prostitution told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, January 13, that the accused Liu Lirong operated a prostitution service.
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Tuesday 11 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Chinese national, a woman residing in Nuku'alofa appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning charged with seven counts, of trafficking persons into Tonga, keeping a brothel and trading in prostitution.
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Monday 10 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby League has applied for a Judicial Review in the Supreme Court of Tonga against the Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, the Customs Department and the Kingdom of Tonga over a wine consignment that was seized and destroyed in November and December 2010.
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Thursday 6 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two petitions have been filed with the Supreme of Court of Tonga, regarding the outcome of Tonga's November 25, 2010 General Election in two constitutencies, Tongatapu 6 and Vava'u 14.
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Thursday 9 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second Tongan noble, Tu'iha'ateiho, has been charged with one count of possession of an illegal firearm, after making a court appearance at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, December 7. The case was unrelated to a firearms case against another noble, the same week.
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Thursday 9 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan noble, Tu'ilakepa has been charged with five criminal counts, including two for possession of illegal firearms, two for possession illegal ammunition and one count for possession of an illicit drug, after making his second court appearance in closed chambers at the Fasi Magistrate's Court today, December 9.
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Tuesday 9 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Quashing an indictment - is NOT the same as acquitting a defendant", Justice Robert Shuster stated in an 11 page document titled "Clarification of the reasons for quashing the indictment in file CR64-2010" - the perjury case brought by the Crown against Ramsay Robertson Dalgety.
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Monday 1 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of Ramsay Robertson Dalgety also known as Lord Dalgety, for perjury was quashed by Justice Robert Shuster in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning, November 1, on a technicality, when he ruled that indictments must be signed and dated.
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Monday 1 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christopher Mafi and 'Alunga Katoa appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court this morning, November 1, facing three counts each of embezzlement and theft of travel expenses.
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Saturday 30 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Dalgety is scheduled to appear at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Monday, November 1 for the start of his trial on a charge of perjury relating to a statement he made at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika.
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Tuesday 26 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men working in a travel agency in Nuku'alofa were arrested and charged by police for serious fraud offences over the weekend after being accused of taking around $13,000 worth of travel expenses from customers who were left stranded overseas as a result.
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Tuesday 12 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two mothers and former employees of E.M. Jones Ltd, who were serving two and a half years imprisonment sentences each for fraudulent conversion and abetment to the fraud, were released from Hu'atolitoli Prison on October 8, after the Court of Appeal upheld their appeal and suspended their imprisonment sentences.
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Tuesday 12 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A summary trial of nine prisoners who broke out of Hu'atolitoli Prison after a confrontation with prison guards in November last year was adjourned for October 18, because one of them is being kept under observation at the Psychiatric Ward at Vaiola Hospital.
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