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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The mediation process of settling disputes out of court has been a success in helping to reduce the backlog of cases in the Tonga Supreme Court.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young father who was convicted of five charges, two of them relating to the riots of November 16, 2006 serves a nine months imprisonment sentence starting today.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Toga
A teenage driver in a hit and run accident that killed a man at Ma'ufanga will serve a sentence of 15 months imprisonment starting today, March 7.
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Wednesday 5 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangstar Saulala and 'Ofa Simiki, two candidates for the April Parliamentary Election appeared in court early this week.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight of the 71 candidates for Tonga's April General Election are confirmed to have pending court cases with the Tongan Judiciary.
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Friday 29 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A teenage rioter who set fire to two cars parked outside the Pacific Royale Hotel during the riots of November 16, 2006 will serve a two-year imprisonment sentence starting today.
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Friday 29 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Ha'akame who pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining a $3,000 pa'anga loan from the Westpac Bank of Tonga by false pretences received a suspended sentence today.
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Friday 22 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deciding against a death penalty, Tonga's Supreme Court today preferred a sentence of life imprisonment for a young man found guilty of murder.
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Thursday 21 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young man, standing trial for murder, admitted in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today that he shouted to the man he allegedly killed that he would beat him to death.
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Tuesday 19 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tokomololo man, Toluhama 'Ahotau, appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, charged with one count of murdering a co-worker at the Vete Poultry Company Ltd. in 2005.
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Friday 15 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today, in handing down prison terms ranging from 11 years to six months on a group of seven 16/11 rioters, Chief Justice Anthony Ford said that everyone in Tonga would remember this day, "as a day of infamy and shame where there was no law and order and anarchy prevailed."
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Wednesday 6 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim by Walter Trading Company Ltd., seeking $360,945 in damages against the Ports Authority was dismissed by Justice Warwick Andrew at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on Friday, February 1.
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Thursday 31 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Lalakai (27), a soldier with the Tonga Defence Service Brass Band who was charged with the possession of 6.25 grams of marijuana was given a one-year suspended sentence by Justice Warwick Andrew at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning.
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Ha‘akame who pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining a $3,000 pa‘anga loan from the Westpac Bank of Tonga by false pretences are awaiting sentencing by the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 22 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old man was acquitted in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, January 18 of attempting to murder his wife with an illegally-possessed .22 rifle, but the jury found him guilty on other charges of causing her bodily harm.
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Tuesday 15 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of Teisina Fuko, who is charged with sedition relating to the November 16 riots, has been adjourned by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 20 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Football Union TRFU was ordered for the second time by the Supreme Court to hold an Annual General Meeting, this time to be held tomorrow, Friday December 21.
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Wednesday 19 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kupufonua Folau, the only member of the first 16/11 group of accused to be found guilty by a jury, received a suspended sentence of nine months imprisonment on Friday, December 15.
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Tuesday 18 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dismissed telecommunications engineer was awarded a total of $150,846 in entitlements as well as a lifetime pension from the TCC, by Mr Justice Warwick Andrew at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, December 15.
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Thursday 13 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan noble Veikune ceased to hold his title and his estates on January 25, 2006 when he was found guilty in the Supreme Court of having committed an indictable offence, a judge has ruled today.
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