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Tuesday 23 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu no. 2 People'’s Representative 'Isileli Pulu was today further remanded in police custody until Tuesday January 30, after his application for bail was denied by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 19 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu no. 1 People's Representative 'Akilisi Pohiva was released from police custody on bail this afternoon, according to Chief Police Inspector Ashley Fua.
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Friday 19 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court will be back in service next Monday January 22 after it had been closed down for two months following the destruction of central Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006.
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Tuesday 28 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court has postponed all of its trials and hearings to January 15, 2007.
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Monday 9 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a tough call for Taniela Tufui (74), who retired from the Civil Service five years ago, when he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Tonga for four days this week while Chief Justice Anthony Ford was away in New Zealand.
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Friday 22 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of Shoreline whistleblower Piveni Piukala is scheduled to begin on December 14 for one week at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 8 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No costs were awarded to the Government of Tonga, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House after the Tonga Supreme Court heard submissions on costs for the Parliamentary case that challenged the legality of the Opening of the Tongan Legislature by the Princess Regent on June 1.
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Friday 25 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Robin Webster reserved his decision of the issue of costs in a case that challenged the opening of the 2006 Tongan Legislature by the Princess Regent.
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Wednesday 16 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal hearing for 2006 ended today August 16 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 15 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal will pass its decisions on various court appeal cases tomorrow, August 16 at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 15 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court chamber will be held on August 25 to decide the costs of the Parliament case after the court ruled earlier in June, that the Opening of the 2006 parliamentary session by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu Tuita, was lawful.
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Friday 28 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan noble, Lasike, was acquitted on a rape charge this afternoon, July 28 by Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 27 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of nobleman Hon Lasike on a rape charge ended today, July 27 in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 24 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of a rape charge against the Noble Lasike stated at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court this morning, July 24, before Mr Justice Robin Webster.
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Monday 24 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A date has yet to be set for the trial of Shoreline whistleblower Piveni Piukala.
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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoreline whistleblower, Piveni Piukala, pleaded not guilty to two criminal charges under Tonga's Computer Crimes Act at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, this morning, July 11.
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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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