(1) A Commissioner shall have jurisdiction—
(2) Subject to the provisions of any regulations made under the principal Act, a Commissioner shall, in the exercise of that Commissioner's criminal jurisdiction, have power to do any one or more of the following things:
(f) To order the payment of compensation, not exceeding $1,000 in amount, for the loss of or damage to any property of the victim of the offence:
(3) Subject to subsection (3A) of this section, to any regulations made under the principal Act, and to any rules made by the General Fono under section 3A of the principal Act, a Commissioner shall have jurisdiction only in respect of—
(3A) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (3) of this section, but subject to subsection (1) of this section, any Commissioner may exercise jurisdiction in respect of the following offences:
(b) Any offence against the law of Tokelau that is committed on board any vessel or aircraft, in any case where, at the time of the commission of the offence, the vessel or aircraft—
(4) In any criminal proceedings, a Commissioner may, at any time during those proceedings, discuss the case, in the presence of the prosecutor, the defendant, and the defendant's counsel (if any), with the Taupulega of the island for which that Commissioner is appointed.
(5) Where any such discussion is held, the Commissioner shall give—
the opportunity to be heard and to tender evidence on any matter raised in that discussion.
Subsection (3) was substituted, and subsection (3A) was inserted, as from 1 August 1996, by section 9 Tokelau Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 31). See clause 2 Tokelau Amendment Act Commencement Order 1996 (SR 1996/180).