Supreme Court rejects appeal in Pacific Games case, but leaves way open for further submissions

    ‘Ikai pe tali ‘e he ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi ‘a Tonga kuo ngata ‘ene faifatongia’ mei Tonga’ ‘a e toe tangi atu ‘a Looti Sevele mo ‘ene fakafofonga lao’ ke totongi e lau kilu ko hono vāhenga pea mo e maumau ki hono ta’ofi ‘o e Keimi ‘A e Pasifiki’. Ne fakakikihi’i foki ‘e he pule’anga’ e ‘eke’ ni mo ‘ene loea’ pehē ke fakata’e’aonga’i e ‘eke ‘a Sevele he ko hono vāhenga’ na’e toki ‘uhinga lelei pe ke totongi kapau na’e veteki ‘a e kōmiti sipoti’, ma’u vāhenga mālōlō ‘a Sevele pe na’e tuli ia. Pehē ‘e Paulsen ko e ngaahi fakamo’oni ‘a Sevele mo ‘ene loea’ he hopo’ ni kuo mahino ai ne ‘ikai ha fakamo’oni ke pehē ‘e ta’e totongi ange ‘e he pule’anga’ e vahe ‘a Sevele ‘a ia ko e $105,869.89. Kaekehe na’e ‘i ai e ngaahi kikihi ‘a Dr Harrison mo ‘ene vete fakakonisitutone na’e tui ki ai ‘a Paulsen ‘o ne aofangatuku ai ‘o pehē ‘e ‘ikai tali ‘a e ‘eke ke totongi ‘a e vāhenga ‘o Sevele’ ka ko hano toe fakahū fo’ou mai pe ‘ene ‘eke’ pea ‘e fakangata pe ha toe tu’utu’uni ‘e fai ‘e he ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi fo’ou’ ki hano fakahā pe ‘a e totonu ‘a e ngaahi fa’ahi’ he me’a na’e hoko’.

    In his last ruling in the Supreme Court, Lord Chief Justice Paulsen has partly rejected an appeal by Lord Sevele ‘O-Vailahi against the government. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said part of the plaintiff’s complaints were untenable, but made provision for an amended appeal to be made. The case stems from the government’s decision in to…


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