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Thursday 22 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga’s first Police Commissioner Chris Kelly’s contract ends today September 22, it has been now been revealed that the appointment of a new Police Commissioner for Tonga is likely to be made before Christmas this year.
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Thursday 22 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are warning traders and the public to look carefully at pa’anga notes before accepting them, after a number of counterfeit $50 notes were discovered in Nuku’alofa last week.
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men have been arrested by police at Kolofo’ou in Nuku’alofa and charged with conspiring to commit robbery in relation to the armed hold-up and robbery of thousands of pa’anga from the Westpac Bank of Tonga branch at Ma’ufanga on September 5.
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man died from decompression after diving for sea cucumbers near the island of Leleka in Ha’apai on the late afternoon of Thursday, September 1.
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Monday 5 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two masked men armed with a gun and knife threatened bank tellers at the Westpac Bank of Tonga branch at the Fakafanua Center, Ma’ufanga this morning, September 5.
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Monday 5 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man from Pahu, Kolofo’ou has been charged with reckless driving, causing the death of a female passenger in the vehicle he was driving, on Saturday night September 3 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 30 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A pistol shot splintered a side window of a Western Union van after it was intercepted by two masked robbers in an attempted hold-up in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Tuesday 23 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A masked offender armed with a pistol robbed the Phoenix Supermarket on Fatafehi Road in Nuku’alofa at 11pm on Tuesday, August 16 and fled with over $300 cash.
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Friday 19 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner Chris Kelley is still considering a possible return to Tonga following government’s move not to renew his contract, which prompted him to take his leave on August 6, before his contract ends on September 22.
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Tuesday 16 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Joint Operation by Tongan and New Zealand police on Friday, August 12 seized 83 pots of young cannabis plants at Nualei in Tongatapu and one Tongan male was arrested.
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Tuesday 9 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Deputy Police Commander, Taniela Faletau, is currently the Acting Commissioner of Police, effective from August 5 to September 22 following the departure, of Police Commissioner Chris Kelley on August 6.
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu, said yesterday that he, as Minister of Police, would become Tonga’s Acting Police Commissioner, when the Police Commissioner, Chris Kelley vacates his post on Friday, August 5.
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prison wardens recaptured two prison escapees early this morning on the Hihifo Road near Puke in Tongatapu, after a 43 day manhunt.
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Monday 18 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two escaped prisoners who were spotted at ‘Utulau over the weekend have continued to elude prison wardens.
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Thursday 14 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have identifed the man who died in an altercation on Saturday night as Sione Kipione (23), a student at Tonga’s Institute of Education from ‘Utungake, Vava’u who had been living at Nukunuku.
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Thursday 7 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A manhunt continues for two men who escaped from prison on June 6, and police believe are being harboured by persons on Tongatapu, while the prisons officers and police are appealing to the public to step forward with any information regarding the two men.
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Tuesday 5 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police seized 6.5 kilograms of controlled chemicals used for the production of methamphetamine and arrested six people at three different locations in Tongatapu on July 1.
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Sunday 3 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A small number of drivers who were tested for alcohol exceeded the limits during the first six months of breath testing in Tonga.
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Monday 20 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A manhunt continues for the two male prisoners who escaped on June 6, who are thought to be on Tongatapu, but frustrating prison wardens who are looking for leads on their whereabouts.
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police suspect that an escaped prisoner may have been involved in an armed hold up at a Nuku’alofa barbecue restaurant last week, when a robber fled with $4000.
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