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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman who was arrested following a complaint that she had at numerous times assaulted her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga has been charged with assault.
Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old under-age driver has been charged after his vehicle crashed into the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel fence on the waterfront on Saturday March 18.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ministry of Health driver (54) has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of a 60-year-old male pedestrian whom he allegedly hit at Ha’ateiho on Monday, March 20.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man died on Monday afternoon, March 20 at Havelu when he was electrocuted while getting breadfruit using an iron rod, which swung and hit a power line.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman was arrested following a complaint on the radio that she had been assaulting her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 17 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Customs seized more than $230,000 pa'anga worth of gold jewellery along with cash, a firearm and ammunition on Saturday, March 11 during an operation led by Tonga Customs at a business and home in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of packets of cannabis in separate areas in Tongatapu from March 8-11.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have and been arrested and charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications.
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Monday 13 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has confirmed that a fisherman from Patangata, Sioeli Tu'akalau (72) died from drowning on March 7.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people who were arrested with packets of cannabis in separate areas in Tongatapu over the weekend have been charged and are due at the Magistrate's Court.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 72-year-old man was found dead floating at sea in Patangata, Tongatapu on Tuesday night, March 7 after he left home to go diving.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man died from electrocution at his home in Ha’atu’a in ‘Eua on Monday, March 6 while doing laundry.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
A Nauran national in Fiji, Julien Henrich (22), has been sentenced to three years in jail by a Fijian court for the death of a Tongan USP student, Sione Tufui (22), who was tragically killed after being attacked by a group of boys outside a nightclub in Suva in 2014. The decision was made today by Justice Salesi Temo of the Fijian High Court
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Monday 6 March 2017
California, USA
A 39-year-old woman in the US, Zoranna Mapapalangi (reportedly of Tongan ethnicity), has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by a Californian court for the robbery and elder abuse of a 75-year-old woman. Zoranna was sentenced last Tuesday, March 28.
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Thursday 16 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u, is reported to have been removed from Pago Pago in American Samoa and taken to Fiji. Murder accused Dean Jay Fletcher fled from Tonga on the Sea Oak in September last year before he was arrested in Pago Pago.
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Tuesday 14 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple from Tokomololo were arrested for possession of cannabis, one pistol and over $500 pa'anga cash after they were chased and stopped by Tonga Police in their car early Thursday morning, February 9 at Fo’ui.
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Tuesday 14 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man from Kolofo’ou has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing $2322 pa'anga worth of office goods from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, at Lakepa.
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Monday 13 February 2017

Sydney, Australia
Australian-Tongan teenager Alo-Bridget Namoa may spend the rest of her life in prison. Last Wednesday she was charged with plotting a terrorist attack by a Sydney Court, a charge which carries a penalty of life imprisonment. If convicted, the 19-year-old girl will be the first known convicted terrorist of Tongan descent.
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Friday 10 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large haul of illicit drugs seized in Vava’u from a yacht called 'JeReVe' in 2012 was destroyed by authorities in Australia, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell confirmed today in response to allegations raised in Parliament by Lord Tu'ilakepa. He said the comments by MPs were unfounded and attacked the reputation of the police.
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