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Tuesday 4 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two seasoned Tongan soldiers who had served in international peacekeeping missions in Iraq and the Solomon Islands pleaded guilty to housebreaking and common assault in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on April 27.
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Tuesday 27 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Dalgety appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning, 27 April, and pleaded not guilty to one count of perjury that related to a statement he made in January at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Sinking of the MV Princess Ashika.
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Thursday 22 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A disabled Tongan prince, who told the court that he fears for his life after being hit with the stand of an electric fan, has been granted a restraining order against his wife.
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Wednesday 31 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealander, John Jonesse, who faces 25 serious charges relating to the Ashika ferry disaster was stopped from leaving Tonga today, after an emergency sitting of the Supreme Court overturned a decision by a magistrate to let Jonesse leave.
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Friday 26 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Managing Director of Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd John Jonesse who is charged with forgery is set to appear for his Preliminary Inquiry in the Magistrate's Court on April 23, the Police Prosecutor Mema Latu confirmed yesterday.
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Tuesday 22 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Preliminary Inquiry of a father charged with the murder of his four-year-old son at Popua earlier this month, will begin on October 7 at Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Friday 18 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jurors today found Alani Vaomotou of Vaotu‘u guilty of manslaughter by negligence in drunken driving that killed his passenger in 2007 at Halaliku.
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Friday 18 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A28-year-old woman ‘Ilaisaane Kaho pleaded not guilty this morning to the murder of a 39-year-old woman at Mataki‘eua, Tongatapu in April this year.
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Wednesday 16 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alani Vaomotou of Vaotu'u appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning charged with two offences of manslaughter by negligence and drunken driving that killed his passenger in 2007.
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Monday 14 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Talia'uli (30), appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court this morning charged with the murder of his four-year-old son, at Popua last week.
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Friday 11 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five People's Representatives in the Tongan parliament in 2006 are acquitted of an indictment on a joint charge of seditious conspiracy because of inadequate evidence by the Crown, in a decision released by Tonga's Appeal Court on Wednesday.
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Friday 11 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Katei Taufa (31), who stabbed his wife to death in Vaini on February 21, was sentenced to life imprisonment today at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 9 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man accused of murdering 22-year-old mother of three, Fononga Taufa, later confessed to police that he stabbed his wife in a drunken rage at her parents' Vaini home on February 21, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court was told today.
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Wednesday 5 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A pregnant mother of two who stole $25,000 while working for the ANZ bank in Tonga, will spend the next four years in Hu'atolitoli Prison.
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Monday 20 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two cases that the Court of Appeal has not passed its judgement on included a criminal appeal made by People's Representatives 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Isileli Pulu, William Clive Edwards, 'Uliti Uata and a former PR Lepolo Taunisila against a decision made by Justice Andrew in March granting Crown the right to file amended indictments against them.
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Monday 20 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal in passing judgements on Friday, July 10 upheld an appeal allowing a woman who was defamed by a policeman to recover costs.
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Monday 20 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

TONGA'S Court of Appeal in passing judgements on Friday, July 10 upheld two appeals related to defamation - in one case overturning a conviction for defamation against the publisher of the Kele'a.

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Tuesday 30 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General John Cauchi was appointed this morning to the rank of Senior Crown Counsel in a special session attended by the Court of Appeal Judges, the King's Law Lords, magistrates, judges and law practitioners at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 24 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Court of Appeal 2009 Session, which begins on Monday, June 29, will hear 21 appeal cases, probably the most made in the history of a Court of Appeal Session.
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Saturday 6 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peauafi Halapio was sentenced to six and a half years in Hu'atolitoli Prison for incest committed with his first cousin who was similarly charged with the criminal offence but was given a suspended sentence.
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