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Friday 26 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Dalgety, the Secretary of the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd, was arrested just after 5 pm today, when he left the Fa’onelua Centre, after giving evidence to the Commission of Inquiry into the sinking of Princess Ashika.
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Thursday 25 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The captain of the sunken ferry MV Princess Ashika, Viliami Makahokovalu Tuputupu, was released on bail this morning, February 25, after being arrested and charged on five counts of taking a passenger ferry out to sea, knowing that it was unseaworthy, and it is expected

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Thursday 4 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Powerful weapons including a semi automatic assault rifle of a kind used in gang warfare, have been seized by the police in Tonga who are this week urging the public to report the whereabouts of other illegal weapons that may be on the island.
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Thursday 31 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year’s Eve revellers in Tonga are being told they should be able to enjoy themselves and be free from bad behaviour by others.
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Thursday 31 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga police are looking for a man who attacked a woman on a Tongatapu beach yesterday.
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Wednesday 30 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic violence in Tonga is increasing, with 19 cases reported to the Tonga Police during the first six days of the Christmas holiday period.
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Wednesday 30 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 71-year-old man died at Tatakamotonga at 4 a.m. on Christmas morning after being hit by a vehicle as he was walking home from a kava party.
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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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