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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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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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