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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case against two police constables who are charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Finau Vala Pepa (20) in Vaini was adjourned to March 11. This is to allow police prosecution to file papers to a magistrate for the case to be submitted to the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male customs officer in Vava’u has been charged with attempted fraudulent conversion in relation to using a credit card belonging to Milan Rindzak (35), whose remains were found on the wreckage of the drugs yacht ‘JeReVe’ on Luatafito Atoll in November last year.
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Friday 28 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three violent robberies occurred in Nuku’alofa during the Christmas week.
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Friday 28 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s suicide rate for 2012 stood at nine, yesterday, 27 December; two more than the seven suicides recorded in 2011.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 25-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered by her 52-year-old partner has been identified by police as Haitelenisia Hoko Gatehouse.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilifi Nau (52) of Ma’ufanga has been further remanded in police custody after he was charged with the murder of his 25-year-old female partner at his home on December 13.
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 52 year old Ma’ufanga man was charged with the murder of his 25 year old female partner at his home this morning.
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A third diver has died after using a dangerous method known as ‘hookah diving’ while diving for sea cucumbers this week in Ha’afeva, Ha’apai. Tonga’s Police Commissioner is appealing to divers never to use the illegal method.
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Friday 7 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have not yet confirmed the cause of death of Milan Rindzak (35) the Slovak national whose badly decomposed body was found on ‘JeReVe’ yacht with over 200kgs of cocaine on 7 November, on an atoll in the Vava’u Group.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police 11th Contingent of five Senior Police Constables deployed to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) returned home on 4 December, after completing a one-year mission that included protecting the Solomon Islands Prime Minister and assisting local police.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee today alleged that an individual identified as a Tonga Customs Officer used a credit card belonging to Milan Rindzak (35), whose remains were found on the drugs yacht ‘JeReVe’ that was discovered wrecked on the Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u, on November 7.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police reported three accidental deaths in the last four days, including a drowning in ‘Eua, a road death in Vava’u, and a suicide at Pelehake in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been charged in relation to the armed robbery and abduction of five people on Tuesday night 20 November, at a home in Tofoa. Police said the hostages who were tied up at Tu’aliku in Ha’ateiho, escaped unharmed last Thursday afternoon.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The unidentified European man whose remains were found on a yacht ‘JeReVe’ together with over 200kgs of cocaine has been identified as Milan Rindzak (35) of Slovakian nationality.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five people who were abducted from a home at Tofoa on Tuesday night, 20 November, during an armed robbery, are well, after escaping from a location at Tokomololo where they were tied up. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in relation to the crime and are still searching for a vehicle C15530 alleged to have been stolen by the offenders.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200kgs of cocaine worth an estimated street value of AUD$116 million, that was seized by Tongan authorities on the wreck of the ‘JeReVe’ yacht that ran aground on Luatafito Atoll in Vava’u, have been sent to Australia for destruction.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of missing Tonga College student, Timote Kata (15) from Houma was found in a sea area near the village of Ha’avakatolo, Hihifo, around 1:15pm today, November 21.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three male Police Constables who are each charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a 20-year-old man at Vaini, appeared at the Mu’a Magistrate’s Court this morning and will be released on bail until their next court appearance, on January 14, 2013.
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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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