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Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretences for an alleged Tongan passport scam.
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Friday 20 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and drinking in public places, in Central Nuku’alofa last weekend January 13-15, in Operation Safe Streets to prevent alcohol-fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soane 'Ata'ata (21) drowned at Laulea Beach at Fatumu, Tongatapu on Saturday afternoon, January 14, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Wednesday 11 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged with selling 58 bottles of liquor without a license in Fanga. The bust is the latest of a series of raids conducted by Tonga Police over the last month.
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Wednesday 11 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The search for a 46-year-old German visitor missing in Ha'apai has been called off by Tonga Police. Frank Doblitz was last seen on Christmas day heading to a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai for a swim.
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Tuesday 10 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have named Saia Tapueluelu from Fungamisi as the 28-year-old man charged with the death of 17-year-old Kelekolio Fahiua in Neiafu on New Year's Eve.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man from Fungamisi, Vava'u, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of Kelekolio Fahiua (17), on New Year's Eve. The victim, from 'Utulangivaka, was the head prefect of St. Peter Chanel College.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Fisiatina Puafisi (45) who went missing from a Nuku'alofa hotel on Friday, was recovered by Police Search and Rescue operation yesterday afternoon.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A head-on collision at Veitongo early this morning has claimed the lives of two men, a 30-year-old man from Halaleva and a 28-year-old man from Ha'akame. The fatlities raise Tonga's road toll to 18 lives lost for 2016, and Police say they are attending too many serious crashes that are avoidable.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“If someone's behaving suspiciously, being disorderly and drinking alcohol when they are clearly underage, we want to hear about it,” said Acting Police Commissioner Viliami Unga Fa'aoa today. During "Operation Vi", an annual operation to ensure public safety, Police have registered 550 crimes and arrested 159 people.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man has been recovered from a reef off Sopu at about 4:00pm (UTC+14) today by a search and rescue team who were looking for a missing kayaker, Fisiatina Puafisi, last seen on December 23.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man missing with a kayak in Tonga, since December 23, is now believed to be a Tongan deportee from Australia – released quietly into an unsuspecting community. Little is known about him in Tonga where authorities are now trying to catch up on who he is.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A marine search is currently underway for a missing man Fisatina Puafisi (45), who was last seen on Friday 23 December walking to the Kolomotu'a seafront from Little Italy with a kayak.
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Tuesday 27 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sea and coastal search are continuing in Ha'apai for a German man, Frank Doblitz (46), who remains missing since he went swimming on Christmas Day at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai.
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Monday 26 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search is underway for a 46-year-old German man who went missing on Christmas Day after he left to go swimming at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai in the evening.
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Monday 26 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man was arrested at Lapaha in eastern Tongatapufor selling liquor without a license at a shop in Lapaha on eastern Tongatapu after Police executed a search warrant on Friday, December 23.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten men have been arrested for unlawfully making homebrew beer to sell, as well as growing cannabis plants and possession of an unlicensed firearm, found during a search warrant executed by Tonga Police at a plantation in Niutoua yesterday, December 22.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Stephen Bohne (74) had died from a heart attack when he was found on the deck of his yacht 'Eagle Wings' in Neiafu on Wednesday, December 14, Tonga Police confirmed today.
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Monday 19 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old-man, an American citizen, was found dead on the deck of his yacht 'Eagle Wings' in Neiafu on Wednesday, December 14.
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Friday 16 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A construction worker who reportedly fell off a ladder while painting St George's Palace in the Central Business District sustained head injuries and was flown to New Zealand for medical treatment this week.
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