Keleʻa loses defamation appeal; must pay former Deputy PM Vaipulu $10,000

    In picture: L-R: Lautala Pōhiva Tapueluelu and Māteni Tapueluelu. Photo/Soane Gallagher Niukapu Tonga’s Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal by Keleʻa newspaper against an order by the Magistrate’s Court that it pay $10,000 to Former Deputy Prime Minister Sāmiu Vaipulu. Lord Chief Justice O.G.Paulsen dismissed the appeal by Keleʻa Publications, its editor Māteni Tapueluelu…

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