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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, who are facing fraud charges had their case adjourned to June 25.
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Friday 25 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil action, filed by a couple who allege false representations were made that they would be granted a lease of a beach in Vava'u for tourism purposes, will be defended by the Governor of Vava'u and the Government of Tonga, after a judgment by default was set aside last week.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sonatane Motu'apuaka Uaisele (29) was acquitted by jurors of grievous bodily harm after he was accused of striking a woman with a machete in 2017.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cleaner at Fua’amotu International Airport was arrested last week in relation to an estimated $2 million pa’anga worth of methamphetamine seized on May 8, at the airport.
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Thursday 10 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two tourism operators in Vava'u, who are embroiled in a bitter lawsuit had their civil cases adjourned again to May 16, at the Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu.
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Monday 7 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67-year-old man in Ha’apai was sentenced to three-years and nine-months imprisonment after pleading guilty to attempted carnal knowledge on a child, on May 3.
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Friday 4 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court has set aside a default judgment in a $2.1 million civil lawsuit against a Tongan business woman Lucy Anna ‘Ilaiu, stating that the case should be heard in New Zealand and not in Tonga.
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Wednesday 2 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two teenage boys charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr and Mrs Wen, in February had their case adjourned to June 25, at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Tuesday 1 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Land Court has ruled for the Kingdom of Tonga (Government) to pay $99,716 pa’anga to Siosifa Mosa'ati Uhi in compensation for overburden soil unlawfully removed from his tax allotment in Fua'amotu.
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Monday 30 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67-year-old man charged with attempted carnal knowledge on a child will appear for trial, at the Supreme Court on May 1.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two tourism operators in Vava'u, who are embroiled in a bitter lawsuit, had their civil cases adjourned to May 9, at the Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu.
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Thursday 26 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A married man, Talanoa Fainu, aged in his 40s, a father of nine children, was convicted of raping his 20-year-old girlfriend in a car in a bush area near Houma on 15 May last year. He was remanded in custody after the ruling was made by Justice Cato of the Tonga Supreme Court on Monday 23 April.
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Monday 23 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The summary trial against four police officers charged with common assault during the arrest of a group of youths was adjourned after a video footage of the alleged assault was admitted into evidence, at the Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Monday 23 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned again to May 28, after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court today, when the evidence against him was served by the prosecution.
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Friday 20 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selemana Fonua who received a prison sentence after being convicted of theft and false accounting, was granted bail pending her appeal against conviction and sentence, that will likely be held in September this year.
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Wednesday 18 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a man Siosiua Tauelangi who was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment by the Magistrate's Court for the serious assault of a man in Pea last year. The ruling revealed that Siosiua Tauelangi is a church minister, reportedly for the LDS Church.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four police officers, similarly charged with common assault that allegedly took place in Nuku’alofa in October last year during the arrest of a group of youths, have challenged the submission of a video footage of the alleged assault.
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Monday 16 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Halapua and Siosaia Finau have pleaded not guilty to extortion as a joint enterprise after allegedly taking $40 pa'anga from a complainant who was taken to a police station for breath testing in 2013.
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Monday 16 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Land Court of Tonga has ordered a woman to vacate and remove her possession from her nephew’s town allotment in Ma’ufanga.
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Thursday 5 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two civil servants working for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning have pleaded not guilty to fraud charges, at their arraignments at the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Wednesday, April 4.
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