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Jury trial for Tonga’s former Attorney General adjourned to January next year


In Tonga’s Supreme Court, the jury trial in the case between former Attorney General, John Cauchi and the government has been adjourned to 23 January next year.

Radio and TV Tonga News reports that Chief Justice Michael Scott, who is presiding over the case discharged all the jury members after receiving submissions from legal counsels on both sides. Laki Niu is representing Cauchi while the Attorney General, Neil Adsett is defending the government of Tonga.

via Jury trial for Tonga’s former Attorney General adjourned to January next year – Tonga – News – Islands Business magazine.

Malia’s manslaughter case goes to Supreme Court


A manslaughter case against a mother and a brother along with a friend is heading for the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.

Magistrate Similoni Tu’akalau ruled that the case now falls outside his jurisdiction as a magistrate and it must be taken to the Supreme Court.

via Malia’s manslaughter case goes to Supreme Court – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

Tonga’s Appeal Court set back by loss of staff


A second session of Tonga’s Court of Appeal that was scheduled for October/November this year has been cancelled due to the loss of vital positions in the Supreme Court Registry in Nuku’alofa.

The Chief Justice Hon. Michael Scott made the announcement on a written ‘Notice of Cancellation of the October/November Session of the Court of Appeal’ dated September 19, 2013.

via Tonga’s Appeal Court set back by loss of staff | Matangi Tonga.

Court approves more than half a million pa’anga church settlement


The Nuku’alofa Supreme Court has approved on August 16 a TOP$593,264.39 settlement with Church of Tonga known as Siasi Tonga Hou’eiki in a matter related to a former president and six other clergies allegedly misappropriated the church’s funds.

via Court approves more than half a million pa’anga church settlement – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.