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Saturday 12 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court ruling will be delivered on October 25 on an application by Lord Tu‘ivakano to strike out nine of the 15 charges against him, relating to the issuance of Tongan passports.
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Thursday 10 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alifeleti Katoa (44) was acquitted of possession of methamphetamine by a Supreme Court judge, after the Crown failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the charge against him.
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Wednesday 9 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The illicit drugs case against Sione Filipe Jr has been adjourned again to November 18 at the Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga and a newly created Tonga Ma‘a Tonga Rugby League (TMTRL) organisation have been prohibited by the Supreme Court from interfering in any affairs of the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) body.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested and charged with the murder of a 35 year old man at Holonga on Sunday, October 6.
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Friday 4 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people, including a suspended police officer arrested in a methamphetamine and cocaine bust last month, are expected to appear on November 25, at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Friday 4 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Naitoko (59), a former senior customs officer, is expected to appear back on October 28 at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court.
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Thursday 3 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old man of Chinese origin was awarded $12,000 pa'anga in damages by the Supreme Court, for emotional suffering and injuries suffered, after being assaulted by his son-in-law in 2016.
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Wednesday 2 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma‘ake Kali who was found guilty of the theft of goods valued at around $20,970 pa‘anga from a home in Pili, will be sentenced in November 1 at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) in February this year remain on the Supreme Court's “no fly” list and are prohibited from travelling outside of Tonga.
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Monday 23 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelikupa Maile (33) from Longolongo was convicted of serious housebreaking and theft of goods valued at around $14,990 pa'anga from his neighbour's home in December last year.
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Monday 23 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-years imprisonment sentence was imposed on a 66-year-old man who was convicted of incest in Tongatapu.
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Saturday 21 September 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal against a Magistrate decision, which granted a bail variation to the Minister for Justice Hon Vuna Fa’otusia allowing him to travel outside of Tonga, was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge after finding the appeal was misconceived and had no merit.
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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reckless impatient driver caused the death of a child by overtaking and travelling at a speed through Tatakamotonga village in a vehicle that he knew had faulty brakes, The 28-year-old man was sentenced to two years six months imprisonment, which was fully suspended by the judge, who urged drivers to exercise more care and attention, “and most importantly restraint and patience,” with so many vehicles are on Tonga's roads.
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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application by Lord Tu'ivakano to strike out several of the charges against him will be heard on October 9 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 2 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pangi Puloka was acquitted of possession of the illicit drug, methamphetamine due to insufficient evidence, in Supreme Court ruling on August 29.
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Monday 2 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second sitting of the Court of Appeal started on September 2 and will hear five appeals in Nuku'alofa. It was also the first day for Tonga's new Lord Chief Justice Michael Whitten QC from Australia.
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Friday 30 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has rejected an application by ‘Etuate Lavulavu to have a separate trial from his wife ‘Akosita Lavulavu on forgery charges.
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Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three men accused in the seizure of ten illegal firearms and more than 20,000 live bullets allegedly smuggled through shipments from the United States, had their case adjourned to October at the Magistrate's Court in Vava'u.
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Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The forgery trial against a current People’s Representative to Parliament ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu is now set for 2020.
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