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Thursday 12 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man who robbed $467 pa'anga from the Hot Bread Shop at Fanga was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today.
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Thursday 12 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Fonoifua received a suspended sentence of two years today for riotous assembly and breaking into the Molisi Tonga Supermarket and Leiola Duty Free Shop during the riots of November 16, 2006, in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 6 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vilisoni Tauelangi, a 34 year old man from Pea, Tongatapu, will be sentenced on Friday, February 13 for riotous assembly and the destruction of the Molisi Tonga supermarket during the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006.
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Thursday 5 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 59-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder, reported the Deputy Commander of the Tonga Police Force Taniela Faletau.
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Tuesday 27 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a New Year resolution, the Tonga Ports Authority is taking firm action to ensure that old vessels berthed at the Queen Salote Wharf are safe and sound and to remove those that are not.
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Monday 22 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A paternity suit brought against the Tongan noble Hon. Tu‘iha‘ateiho by his uncle failed in the Land Court of Tonga because of a lack of solid evidence.
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Monday 10 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In handing down a five years imprisonment sentence on a man who indecently assaulted an 11-year-old girl, Chief Justice Anthony Ford pointed out that it might be timely for Parliament to review the maximum seven years imprisonment penalty for indecent assault in Tonga.
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Friday 7 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ringleader of an armed robbery who shot and injured a man at a Nuku‘alofa carpark, was a professional criminal who had been let out of prison early for previous armed robbery and then reoffended.
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Friday 3 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal of Tonga this morning quashed a decision by the Supreme Court to allow the Crown to file two additional charges of abetment to riotous assembly and abetment to the damage of buildings against each of five accused who were charged in relation to the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Friday 26 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two brothers from Lautoka, Fiji were sentenced to serve two years in Hu‘atolitoli Prison today, for the manufacturing and using of counterfeit Tongan notes amounting to $600.
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Tuesday 23 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Halaleva man who forcefully entered a home at Tofoa armed with a rifle and stole goods valued at $15,640 pa'anga was sentenced to 10 years and six months imprisonment on Monday, September 22.
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Friday 12 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A paternity suit brought against the Tongan noble Hon. Havea Tuiha'ateiho by his uncle took an unexpected twist yesterday, as the plaintiff told the court he could not recall bringing a claim against the noble.
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Wednesday 10 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Opeti Fekau pleaded guilty to a total of five charges, including an armed robbery outside the Westpac Bank of Tonga commercial branch on May 26, when he appeared before Chief Justice Anthony Ford in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Thursday, September 3.
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Sunday 7 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Kolonga man who callously shot a woman shopkeeper at point blank range deserved life imprisonment for the extremely serious crime, but Tonga's statutes do not allow a life term, a Tongan Supreme Court judge said on September 5.
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Monday 25 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A deterrent sentence was required for serious offences that were committed during the 16/11 riot, Chief Justice Anthony Ford said in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on August 22 when he sent three men to jail for three years each.
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Monday 25 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau'a'alo Kavaliku of Vaini was given an 18 months suspended sentence by Chief Justice Anthony Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, August 22.
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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of five People's Representatives who are charged with sedition is postponed again awaiting a decision by the Court of Appeal, but a two-day hearing on legal arguments will be held in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 25-26.
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Thursday 17 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangster Saulala, the former General Manager of the Oceania Broadcasting Television (OBN), was discharged on Friday July 11 of sedition and riotous assembly charges relating to the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 16 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sittign of the Tongan Court of Appeal for 2008 began on Tuesday, July 15 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court. The judgements expected by July 25 will include the appeal by the People's Representatives over additional 16/11 charges filed against them by the Crown.
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Monday 14 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jurors acquitted Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative 'Isileli Pulu on all eight charges of abetment to murder and one charge of abetment to arson at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this afternoon.
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