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Tuesday 22 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Assistant Police Commander ‘Unga Fa’aoa graduated with a Masters degree in Transnational Organized Crime Prevention from the University of Wollongong, Australia, on December 15, 2009.
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Wednesday 16 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old man at Talafo’ou on Friday, December 11, police confirmed today.
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Tuesday 24 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine of the 10 male prisoners who escaped from the Hu’atolitoli Prison on Saturday night, November 21 were recaptured by police within seven hours and the tenth later the same day.
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Wednesday 18 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Police Hon. Dr. Viliami Tau Tangi officially opened the Tonga Police Commissioned Officers Annual Conference on Tuesday 17 November 2009.
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Wednesday 21 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 3-year old man injured a 52-year old man with a knife in a brawl at a Nuku‘alofa restaurant last Friday night, the Tonga Police reported.
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Wednesday 14 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Suicides in Tonga have risen to 11 this year after a 76-year-old man was found dead at his home in Hoi, Tongatapu on Saturday October 10, according to police.
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Wednesday 7 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mohammed Fahda (22) one of Australia’s “Most Wanted People” who is accused of murder, was extradited to Australia on Monday, October 5 following his arrest in Tongatapu last week.
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Tuesday 22 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

THE Tonga Police yesterday seized a large shipment of illicit drugs at a residential home in Halaleva, Nuku’alofa, arresting one male suspect who will be charged with illicit drug offences.

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Tuesday 22 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

A FATAI man was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm last week after hitting a 42-year-old man with an axe over the head in a drunken brawl at Fatai, report the Tonga Police.

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Tuesday 15 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of murders and suicides cases in Tonga this year, has already surpassed the total figures for 2008 said the Acting Police Commander, Sione Talanoa this morning.
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Thursday 10 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-year-old Popua boy died on Tuesday, from sever injuries inflicted as a result of domestic violence, and a man charged with his murder will appear in court next week.
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Wednesday 9 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increasing number of crimes commited in Tongatapu last week included a, manslaughter, two rapes and a suicide, along with more cases of assault and housebreaking according to the Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 2 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The skipper of the yacht “Santana” who fell overboard, and was lost when his safety line broke, in the mid-South Pacific on August 20, has been identified as a British national, David Michael Parkinson (64), Tonga police have confirmed.
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Wednesday 2 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Armed robbers who held up a Nuku’alofa shopkeeper on Thursday, are being hunted by police.
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Monday 10 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

TWO young people attempted to commit suicide at the end of July and were recovering in the hospital, according to the Tonga Police on August 5. This sparks a major concern as suicidal deaths in Tonga now stands at seven from January to July.

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Wednesday 24 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of a 32-year-old male inmate in Hu’atolitoli Prison on June 7 has yet to be confirmed, but police today ruled out any suspicion of a crime.
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Monday 22 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taukatelata Vakalahi (25) from ‘Ahononou, Fua’amotu was the top student of 52 new officers who graduated on June 18 from the Tonga Police Recruit Course 39 at the Police Training School, Longolongo.
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Wednesday 10 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man whose body was found in the Neiafu Harbour on June 7, had died from drowning the police confirmed.
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Wednesday 3 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four murder cases arose out of violent domestic disputes this year, the most recent on May 22 with the death of a 23-year-old wife at Fangaloto. More alarming is that this death is the sixth murder case since September 2008, said the Commander of the Tonga Police Chris Kelley yesterday, June 1. By Linny Folau
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of a woman following an incident in Mataki’eua last weekend - the fourth murder charge in Tonga this year, confirmed Deputy Police Commander Taniela Faletau today.
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