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Wednesday 8 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A suitcase containing two kilograms of what is thought to be marijuana was abandoned on the inward carousel at Tonga's Fua'amotu Airport on Saturday, February 4, after an Air Pacific flight from Fiji was selected by customs officers for special scrutiny.
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Thursday 29 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only four people have died on Tonga's roads so far this year - the lowest road toll in three years - but, tragically, in 2005 the victims were children who were hit while crossing the road, while the number of non-fatal road accidents has increased on previous years.
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Friday 19 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The home of a Shoreline executive, Joseph Ramanlal, located at 'Anana village near Nuku'alofa, came under an arson attack early this morning, and family members say that a small fire was started by something like a Molotov cocktail that was thrown over the fence and into their doorway.
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Thursday 18 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were explosions in central Nuku'alofa early this morning as four government vehicles burned in the parking lot of the Revenue Services Division, in a suspected arson attack.
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Tuesday 6 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ve people escaped with minor injuries after a head-on collusion between a car that went out of control and a stationary taxi that was parking on Hala Vuna, Nuku'alofa, in the early hours of this morning.
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Tuesday 30 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young men died and two were injured when their car hit a power pole and slammed into a tree late on Saturday night, outside Tonga's Huatolitoli Prison.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The international fight against child pornography on the internet has come to Tonga, after it was revealed that six child pornography domains on the Internet are registered to a Nuku‘alofa address. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Friendly Islands image has been marred by the increasing number of violent deaths in the country during the past two years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. How does Tonga’s law treat young offenders while protecting the Rights of the Child? Matangi Tonga discovers that Tonga’s children are exposed to the full extent of adult punishments —from whippings to incarceration, while the youngest offenders might suffer both before being isolated from society and taken to serve long terms on a tiny offshore prison island. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The last time a Tongan solo-mother of five, saw her 17 year old son, who is doing time for burglary, she was horrified. The inmate called her on May 8 to come to the Vaiola Hospital, in Nuku‘alofa, where Prison authorities had taken him for emergency treatment for severe burns. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Last year, the Tonga Prisons Department began sending children between 14-16 years old to ‘Atā, a small remote island, an hour by boat off the east coast of Tongatapu (not to be confused with ‘Ata Is. to the south). From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The preliminary inquiry hearing of ‘Onitile Manu and Viliami Hokafonu on charges related to the importing and the exporting of 100kg of cocaine continued at the Hala Ano Police Magistrate’s Court, Nuku‘alofa, on March 14, when the hearing was postponed for the fifth time to April 28. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Tongan member of Parliament and his son face charges of sedition, while another MP faces fraud charges, following a police raid on the offices of the Tongan Human Rights and Democracy Movement in March. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Charges of contempt of court against OBN television presenter Sangster Saulala and others, brought by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Tevita Tupou, were dismissed by Chief Justice Ward in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court in June. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A self-confessed undercover agent, Kelikolio Tapueluelu, is the person who is in the midst of a controversy that rocked the Tongan Cabinet, after he told the New Zealand television program ‘60 Minutes’ in March that he collaborated with the Minister of Police, Hon. Clive Edwards to break into the home of the Tongan Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Tevita Tupou, to retrieve a letter from the Minister’s computer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 26 September 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Two passengers died when a rental car left the road at high speed and smashed into a coconut tree in the early hours of September 13, east of Fatai village on Tongatapu.
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