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Saturday 8 July 2006
Redwood City, California
The teenage driver charged with the killing of two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver after slamming into their car pleaded not guilty on Friday, July 7 (US time) to vehicular manslaughter, according to AP news service.
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Monday 19 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament will reopen tomorrow, June 20, following a Supreme Court decision by Chief Justice Robin Webster this morning that the opening of Parliament by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu Tuita on June 1 was lawful.
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Saturday 17 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Robin Webster will announce his decision next week, after this morning hearing submissions in a case that is challenging the legality of the opening of the 2006 session on June 1 by the Princess Regent.
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Tuesday 13 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The leaders of a protest march by about 1000 people after the opening of the Tongan Legislature on June 1 have been charged an offence after they allegedly refused to obey police instructions during the march. The President and the Secretary of the People's Democratic Party, Teisina Fuko and Semisi Tapueluelu, and 30 other protesters pleaded not guilty to a charge of "interferring with the course of Justice," in a Nuku'alofa Police Magistrate's Court this morning, June 13.
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Tuesday 30 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young men, described as the ringleaders of a "housebreaking scourge that has plagued Tongatapu", committing violent robberies and leaving victims with critical injuries, pleaded guilty to 219 criminal offences at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 26.
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Monday 22 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoreline whistleblower, Piveni Piukala is to appear for his arraignment at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on July 11, 2006.
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Monday 1 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice Anthony Ford in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday April 28 ordered the retrial of 'Ana Vaka'uta on a charge of the possession of marijuana.
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Thursday 20 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matakimoana Fiefia, a former bank teller at the Westpac Bank of Tonga Nuku'alofa branch, is to serve six months imprisonment for forging a bank customer...’s signature and withdrawing $2,100 from that account.
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Monday 27 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Magistrate Peau Pifeleti this morning announced that there is a case against Noble Lasike on an alleged rape charge.
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Wednesday 22 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The preliminary inquiry of Hon. Lasike on criminal charge of rape ended in the Nuku...’alofa Magistrate's Court on Monday, March 20.
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Wednesday 15 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan noble Lasike appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Magistrate's Court today at the beginning of a preliminary inquiry on a charge of rape of an employee at a motel he has ownership in.
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Wednesday 15 March 2006
Nuku'alofa ,Tonga
Pangi Puloka 33 appeared in the Nuku‘alofa Magistrate's Court today charged with the importation of two kilograms of marijuana to Tonga from Fiji last month.
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Monday 6 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan nobleman Hon. Lasike appeared in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court today charged with the crime of rape.
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Friday 24 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Aisea To'a was found not guilty today on two charges of bribery of a customs officer and attempting to evade Customs laws, by the Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 23 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury trial of two men charged with importing 14kg of marijuana to Tonga was stopped this week, after the defence counsel objected to a damaging testimony given by a Crown witness.
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Tuesday 21 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former ANZ Bank employee and her husband have been charged with stealing $300,000 from the ANZ Bank in Tonga.
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Thursday 16 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosifa Fatafehi Fuatakifolaha, the former holder of the noble title Veikune, was reprimanded and fined $20,000 this morning by the Chief Justice in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, after being found guilty by a jury on January 25 of the offence of attempting to evade customs import duties on 600 cartons of over proof Bounty rum, and for bribery of a customs officer.
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Robin Webster this morning, February 15 postponed the sentencing of the former Speaker of the Tongan parliament, Noble Veikune, (now known as Siosifa Fatafehi Fuatakifolaha) to tomorrow, awaiting a medical report.
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Friday 10 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A party of excessive drinking resulted in a man getting so drunk that he killed his cousin, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court heard.
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Thursday 9 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, Siaosi Kadivuka Amanoni and Semi Vete Jr, appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme this week charged with the importation of 14 kilograms of marijuana to Tonga from Fiji in 2003.
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