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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While fears are held for the safety of a missing 15 year old Tonga College student, Timote Kata, from Houma, who failed to return from a fishing trip at Te’ekiu on Monday evening, police remain hopeful of finding him alive as a search enters its second day along the Hihifo sand flats and mangrove coast.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An autopsy report has confirmed no foul play or injuries were evident in relation to the death of an unidentified European man whose badly decomposed body was found on the JeReVe yacht that was stuck on a reef off Luatafito Atoll, in Vava’u, Tonga, with over 200kg of cocaine last week.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan Police Constables have now been charged with manslaughter in regards to the death of 20-year-old ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa, after a fight at Vaini early Friday morning, 16 November.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan Police Constables were charged with manslaughter this afternoon, in relation to the death of a 21-year-old man after a party at Vaini early this morning.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated street value of AUD $116 million dollars in Australia, was seized by Tongan authorities on the wreck of the ‘JeReVe’ yacht that ran aground on a reef off Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u. Police believe it to be one of the largest seizure of narcotics in the South Pacific region.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man who was involved in a fight following a private party at Vaini died from head injuries at Vaiola Hospital early this morning. Police confirmed that off-duty police officers were present at the party but no one had been charged at this stage of the investigation.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Jereve” is the name of a yacht in which a badly decomposed male body was found by divers on November 7, after it ran aground on a reef in Luatafito atoll located 20km from the Vava’u Island Group. Police confirmed the yacht is now a crime scene, is subject to an International Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement operation spanning four countries from the United States, Australia, Cook Islands and Tonga, and including the US Drug Enforcement Agency.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unidentified body of a European man was found on November 7 by divers who were investigating a yacht that went aground on a reef, in the southern part of the Vava’u Island Group. Tonga Police said they are investigating the unexplained death of the man who appeared to have been dead for quite some time.
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Tuesday 6 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old man of Asian origin died in a road accident on By Pass Road in Halaleva this morning, Tuesday November 6, and a driver has been charged with manslaughter by negligence.
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Friday 2 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Victim Service Unit to provide a safe place for victims of crimes, to make their complaints and be interviewed by Police Officers, was opened at the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station on November 1.
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Thursday 1 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man from Fasi was found dead in his bedroom yesterday morning, October 31. Police ruled out any suspicious circumstances while awaiting the results of an inquest to confirm the cause of death.
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six men accused of manslaughter, including five Tongan police officers and one detainee, are expected to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court this week on Friday, November 2.
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of a Ha’apai sea cucumber diver this morning was the third death of a fisherman in Tonga in the last six days. The unidentified man is believed to have suffered from decompression after diving for sea cucumbers in Tungua yesterday.
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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second drowning death of a fisherman off Tongatapu was reported by the Tonga Police this afternoon. The body of a 22 year old fisherman from Patangata was found on the reef today by other fishermen returning from Pangaimotu Island.
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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man had drowned yesterday, Thursday October 25 after his leg apparently got tangled in a nylon line that he used while diving for sea cucumber, on the northern coast of ‘Atata Island.
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Thursday 25 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police need to win back the trust and confidence of the public after the homicide death of Kali Fungavaka in Nuku’alofa had tarnished the Police’s reputation both locally and internationally, the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 43rd Commissioned Officers two-day Annual Conference.
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old woman who was charged with manslaughter by negligence after she allegedly ran over her husband with her vehicle at Kameli, Neiafu, Vava’u, was released on bail last Friday, October 19.
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Tuesday 16 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti who escaped from the Nuku’alofa Police Station was recaptured by police on Saturday, October 13 in connection with the armed robbery at a shop in Haveluloto. Two other suspects remain at large.
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Monday 15 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy has died and two other people left injured when a mini-bus swerved off the road, after colliding with another car at an intersection in Kolomotu’a, and hit three people who were enjoying a home barbecue, last Friday evening, October 12.
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are hunting for an escaped prisoner Heamani Lopeti, otherwise known as Heamani Nehoa, who escaped from the Nuku’alofa Police station on Monday, October 8. The escapee has a red bird tattooed on his right arm, with a second tattoo of Tongan kupesi design with the words ‘Apifo’ou College, Lupeni Tangimana and Kele Tokai, on his left arm.
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