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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49 years old woman driver has been charged with manslaughter by negligence, following the death of a 34 years old man from Tofoa on March 13.
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28 years old male teacher at the Matahau Government Primary School has been fined $100 for assaulting an eight-year-old pupil. The pupil reported the teacher to the police after he was assaulted for a second time.
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Monday 7 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three teenagers who admitted crimes that included theft of cash and goods worth over $160,000 pa’anga from members of the U-16 Oceania Australian Football League team in December last year, are to be sentenced on April 8, 2011 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 1 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s drivers have responded well to breath testing with less than one per cent of tests detecting positive alcohol during the first two months of testing.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of a newly structured Tonga Police was officially declared by the Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu on Monday, February 21, when he announced the appointment by the government of Police Commander Chris Kelley as Tonga’s first Police Commissioner.
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 11 rifles, consisting of .22 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and a sniper-scope rifle were surrendered to the police during a Firearm Amnesty that ran from December 17, 2010 to January 21, 2011.
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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four kilograms of illicit drugs were seized by police in a dwelling house and a vehicle in Tongatapu last week, and police are making arrests in connection with the find.
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Tuesday 8 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Prolific burglar who allegedly stole the Police Commander’s wallet and watch while he was sleeping has been arrested and charged, while a large amount of stolen property including 11 laptops and electronic goods has been recovered. 2011-02-08 19:11:00 +1300
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Monday 7 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After being in force for over four years and two months the Tongan Emergency Powers Regulation enforced on the Nuku’alofa Central Business District area since 17 November 2006, and later on other Proclaimed Areas of the capital, was lifted last Wednesday, 2 February, the Minister of Police, Dr Viliami Latu announced today.
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-years-old ‘Alaki man who was found dead from gunshot wounds outside his home on Saturday January 29 is believed to have taken his own life, police confirmed yesterday.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Theft tops the list of the most committed crime in Tonga between 17-23 of January, the Deputy Commander of Police, Taniela Faletau said yesterday, and he urged parents to look after their sons and to get to know their whereabouts at night, so that they don’t get involved in criminal activities.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old mentally disturbed male prisoner was found dead in his prison cell at Hu’atolitoli Prison, Vaini, on January 8.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police suspect that experienced thieves are recruiting young teenage boys to commit robberies in the Nuku’alofa area.
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 67 year old cyclist died on New Year’s Day from injuries sustained after his bicycle collided with a vehicle on Vuna Road. Meanwhile, police statistics show that New Year was generally peaceful despite a slight increase in reported crime, and 131 arrests for drunkenness in public places.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one of the 157 drivers who were the first to be breath tested for alcohol consumption on December 13 in Nuku’alofa was found to be over the limit.
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Tuesday 7 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old British national who was found dead at a home in Lifuka, Ha’apai, last week is believed to have taken her own life.
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Tuesday 7 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of breath testing of motorists for alcohol abuse that was scheduled to start yesterday has been postponed to December 8 because breath testing equipment had not arrived from New Zealand in time.
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Friday 3 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police raids in Tonga and Australia yesterday under a transnational police investigation into illicit drugs resulted in the arrest of one person in Tongatapu and others in Australia.
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Friday 3 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The home of a member of parliament on Tongatapu was raided by police yesterday.
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Wednesday 1 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Keeping Tonga’s roads safe by reducing the level of injury and trauma caused by drunken drivers, is the aim of a new Drink Drive Law that gives the police the power to breath test all motorists on any road at any time in Tonga, starting next week on Monday December 6, 2010.
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