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Monday 2 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Hon. Anthony Ford is traveling to New York to receive the World Bank Reformer of Year Award 2007, there on June 4.
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Tuesday 27 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men appeared separately in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning and pleaded guilty to serious offences of destruction of the Pacific Royale Hotel and Fung Shing Supermarket arising out of the events of November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 27 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A drunk driver who hit and killed a mentally-retarded man at Nualei in a motor vehicle accident in February was jailed for nine months today.
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Tuesday 27 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fa‘alongo Mafi (24) received a suspended sentence of one year today in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, for taking part in the damaging of the Adiloa Store on Railway Road during the November 16, 2006 riots in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 23 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a paternity suit brought by his uncle, the Tongan noble Hon. Havea Tuiha'ateiho appeared in the Nuku'alofa Land Court today.
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Thursday 22 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury today acquitted four of the seven men charged with multiple offences relating to the riots of November 16, 2006, in a group trial at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, but they found the remaining three men guilty on some charges.
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Tuesday 20 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelepi 'Inoke pleaded guilty to stealing a safe containing $2,000 pa'anga from the TCF supermarket during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Tuesday 20 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosifa Kafalava (24) received a three years suspended sentence imposed by Chief Justice Anthony Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 9.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangster Sauala, the former General Manager of the Oceania Broadcasting Television OBN, appeared for the first time in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, charged with two counts of sedition and riotous assembly relating to the November 16 riots.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight men appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16 charged with multiple offences including attending a riotous assembly and taking part in the destruction of Molisi Supermarket, the Shoreline Building and the Pacific Royale Hotel during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fapiano Kali of Fanga appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, and pleaded not guilty to the destruction of a Chinese shop during the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu, has pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment to murder and abetment to arson at the Shoreline Building on November 16 2006.
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Friday 9 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Supreme Court has found that the Minister of Lands unlawfully cancelled the lease of the Fakafanua Centre property to the late Kalolaine Fakafanua, and an injunction will be issued to prevent the Noble Fakafanue, and other defendants, the ANZ Bank, Cabella Construction Ltd and the Minister of Lands from carrying out any further construction work on a new building at the centre, opposite the Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 9 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Uele of Malapo appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court on May 8 and pleaded guilty to a charge of the destruction of the Molisi Tonga Supermarket during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Friday 9 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year old man from Nukunuku received a one-year suspended sentence today on two counts of housebreaking into the Shoreline office and the Nuku'alofa Club in the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Friday 2 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tomasi Tautahi (36), was given a nine months suspended sentence by Chief Justice Anthony Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning.
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Thursday 1 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sedition charge against a Nuku'alofa businesswoman 'Ofa Simiki was withdrawn by the Crown at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, April 30.
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Friday 18 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Setaleki Tu'itavake (33) received a suspended sentence of 18 months imprisonment today for the theft of barbed wire and diamond wire, committed in October 2007.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Innocent young children must be protected from predators like yourself," Tonga's Chief Justice said in handing down an eight-year prison sentence on a man who sexually abused a five-year-old girl who was on her way home from school.
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Thursday 3 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing between the young Noble Fakafanua and his two uncles and four aunties, over the ownership of the Fakafanua Centre property concluded in the Land Court yesterday.
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