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Sunday 9 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police fleet of patol vehicles will be better managed with a new maintenance workshop that is to be constructed with a $192,174 (TOP) grant from the Government of Japan.
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Counterfeit $50 and $10 pa’anga notes found in Tonga lack watermarks and security threads, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga warns.
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Monday 3 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are warning traders and the public to be aware and to look carefully at Tongan pa‘anga notes, after three counterfeit $50 pa’anga notes were discovered in Nuku‘alofa last week.
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Saturday 1 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old man after 41 cannabis plants and seeds worth an estimated street value of around $10,000 pa’anga were seized from a tax allotment in Fua‘amotu this week.
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Monday 27 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old woman who fell from the back of a van at Lapaha, was the first road death for 2014, and one of four accidental deaths in Tonga last week. Tonga Police also confirmed that two young girls had died in Tongatapu - one from drowning and one from serious injuries, while a diver in Ha’apai had died from decompression.
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old woman and a former Westpac Bank of Tonga employee, who was deported from New Zealand on Saturday, January 18, has been charged with three counts including theft of more than $8,000 pa’anga last year. Police expects to lay more charges.
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18-year-old man has been charged in relation to the theft of around $19,010 worth of goods from the Matafonua Lodge in Foa, Ha’apai, after Tropical Cycolone Ian destroyed the property on January 11.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been charged with housebreaking and theft of around $19,010 worth of goods from Matafonua Lodge in Foa, Ha‘apai, a day after Tropical Cyclone Ian battered the island on January 11.
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Monday 23 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Hu’atolitoli prisoner who posted on Facebook her delight in being freed for weekends - only weeks after she was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment, has had her prison furloughs suspended after a formal complaint was made to Tonga’s penal system.
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Friday 13 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has ruled Sione Ikahihifo Mafi (56) died from natural causes after he was found dead at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa on Monday evening, December 9.
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 56-year-old man from Pahu was found dead by a security guard at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa on Monday evening December 9.
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Friday 6 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 62-year-old woman, an Australian national, is reported to have drowned at Liku’alofa Beach on western Tongatapu on Tuesday 3 December, stated the Tonga Police today.
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Sunday 3 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 47-year-old fisherman from Popua has been reported missing since October 28 when he failed to return from a fishing trip at Hufangalupe Beach in Vaini, Tongatapu.
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Friday 1 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Kiribati national died on October 28 after the car he was a passenger in allegedly crashed into an electric pole at Kolonga on eastern Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 23 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man from Nukunuku died on Friday evening October 18 after he allegedly fell from a van in an accident in Nuku’alofa. Two other persons are in hospital for injuries sustained from separate road accidents.
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Monday 21 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-year Tonga Police Development Program, jointly funded by Australia, New Zealand and Tonga from 2008 has been extended for another three years.
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Friday 18 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman who is alleged to have tried to leave Tonga, using a forged Tongan passport remains in custody with a man who co-accused after the Chinese nationals were arrested at Fua’amotu International Airport, on October 15.
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Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Chinese national were arrested by police at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, October 15 and charged with the possession and the use of forged Tongan passports.
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Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Niumataevalu Talanoa Lelei (47), from the village of Malapo was the man whose skeletal remains were discovered at a remote bush area in Veitongo on the southern coast of central Tongatapu in June 25.
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Thursday 10 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Commissioned Police Officer who was on suspension without pay for alleged involvement in corruption activity with criminals has been charged with assault, and he will appear in court tomorrow, October 11.
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