Ministerial error contributed to outcome of dispute over land ownership, Land Court rules

    Hoko e fehalaaki ‘a e Minisitā Fonua’ mo e ‘ikai fakahā kuo hoko ko ha tangata’i fonua ‘Amelika ‘a e taha taukapo’ ke tu’utu’uni ai ‘a e ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi’ ke kaniseli ‘a e lēsita ‘o ha ‘api ‘i Ha’atafu pea fakafoki ki he Minisitā Fonua’ ke toe fai fo’ou e ngāue ki hono lēsisita ‘o e konga’. Ko e hopo ‘eni he vaha’a ‘o e fānau mo honau mehikitanga.

    The Land Court has blamed the Minister for Lands for part of the failure of a claim in a lands dispute. The president of the court, M.J.Whitten, said the plaintiff, Sione Langi Sunia, had been unsuccessful due to the failings of the Minister, the failure of a principal in the case to disclose his US…


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