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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man is in Vaiola Hospital with injuries, after he was allegedly shot by another man at Fo’ui, on western Tongatapu, yesterday evening. The shooter has been arrested said Tonga Police today, who are investigating the incident.
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three cars were stolen from the Nuku’alofa area early on Saturday May 11, in separate incidents, and a driver was admitted to hospital with serious injuries after one of the stolen vehicles crashed, Tonga Police reported.
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police makes two to three arrests a week for domestic violence, which is a tiny tip of the iceberg, while statistics revealed a drop in the rate of reporting the crime to the police, which causes concern, said Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee on April 15. By Linny Folau
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Thursday 11 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A very high-ranking Tongan police officer was dismissed last month for serious misconduct after he took a prisoner to his home in Nuku’alofa on New Year’s Day. The prisoner attacked the officer’s wife while he left the house.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men age 24 and 51 have been charged for the rape of a mentally disadvantaged 20-year-old woman alleged to have taken place separately at different times in Pangai two-years-ago.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police are investigating evidence of a brutal beating of young male students by another male student, said to be a prefect, in a corporal punishment rite captured on a grainy video that was posted on the internet You-Tube last week and quickly spread to other webpages.
Friday 5 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are investigating the homicide death of a young man who died in a machete attack in a village hall in Vava‘u.
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Tuesday 2 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training Tongan law enforcement officers how to detect concealed drugs, particularly methamphetamine, was the aim of a Drug Identification Course held at the Tonga Defence Services headquarters on March 26-27.
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongans have been deported from New Zealand while another person left voluntarily as a result of their criminal records being wiped-off by Tonga Police. Australia has also cancelled the visas of three Tongans while a fourth visa is being considered for cancellation. Meanwhile, the Tonga Police are continuing to investigate a practice that the Police Commissioner said had damaged Tonga’s reputation because official documents with the police letterhead were sent telling a lie to gain access to another country.
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Tuesday 5 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two robbers who allegedly stole $10,000 cash in foreign currency after assaulting a woman shopkeeper at a Chinese shop in ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua on Friday night March 1, remain at large.
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Thursday 21 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Taniela Faletau (56) has taken up voluntary retirement effective March 1, after over 30-years of service. Trained in New Zealand the top cop was farewelled with a parade at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo, on Wednesday February 20.
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two very high-ranking Tongan police officers are under an investigation into allegations that 33 convictions of Tongan citizens were ordered to be “wiped” from police records over several years, under an unwritten policy that was tacitly approved by a former and now deceased Minister of Police.
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Fafa Island Holiday Resort employee, Mosese Ongosia (28), who died at Vaiola Hospital on 7 February, was one of two staff who collapsed while bailing out a septic tank on the island.
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofa Lauaki of ‘Ohonua was charged with bribing a police officer Detective Pita Tahitu’a with a sack of taro and bunches of bananas, so that traffic charges against him might be dropped.
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Tuesday 5 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sioeli Vakataumai Havea (27) of Fasi died on Monday, February 4 after it is believed he was electrocuted by a low power-line that he touched while walking on Laifone Road, beside the Royal Tombs in central Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 1 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Solicitor General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu, said today that the Crown was dropping drugs charges against Lord Tu’ilakepa because of the complexity of the case, and also because key evidence gathered from telephone interceptions was done outside of the Tongan law.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest will be held in Neiafu, Vava’u tomorrow into the death of Milan Rindzak (35), a Slovakian, whose remains were found onboard the JeReVe yacht that went aground on a reef near Luatafito Atoll, Vava’u in November 2012.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A six-year-old boy drowned at a public swimming pool on the seafront at Popua yesterday afternoon, January 21. This is the first death reported from drowning in Tonga for the New Year.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The unclaimed remains of Milan Rindzak (35), found on the ‘JeReVe’ yacht together with over 200kgs of cocaine on Luatafito Atoll in November last year, will be buried in Vava’u soon. Two months after his death there has been no contact received from his next of kin.
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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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