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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hemaloto Makafilia (23) has been sentenced to six-years imprisonment for attempted rape to be served concurrently with other serious offences when he committed a vicious attack on an overseas volunteer teacher, at a primary school in Nuku’alofa last year.
Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a special prayer service on Sunday, 2 April at the Mango Tree Centre in Houmakelikao organized by Autism Tonga. Families and friends of the 16 autistic children in Tonga will be the guests of honour at the service.
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of cannabis, ammunition and firearm in two separate homes in Nukunuku on, Friday 24 March.
Monday 27 March 2017

Tokyo, Japan
Two Japanese doctors, managers of Tonga's Malimali Project promoting oral health education in schools, have received special awards presented in Tokyo on March 13 for their efforts in helping Tongan children over two decades. They were honoured at a meeting with the Emperor Akihito of Japan.
Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman who was arrested following a complaint that she had at numerous times assaulted her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga has been charged with assault.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal of Tonga on 16 March 2017 overturned a decision by the Supreme Court that a 2007 tenancy agreement for a commercial property at Haveluloto was unconscionable. The tenant won the appeal and the landlords were ordered not to interfere with access to the building by the shopkeeper and her sub-tenant.
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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old under-age driver has been charged after his vehicle crashed into the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel fence on the waterfront on Saturday March 18.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Construction of Tonga’s new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District is on schedule to be completed on 17 July for an opening in August this year.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ministry of Health driver (54) has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of a 60-year-old male pedestrian whom he allegedly hit at Ha’ateiho on Monday, March 20.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man died on Monday afternoon, March 20 at Havelu when he was electrocuted while getting breadfruit using an iron rod, which swung and hit a power line.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman was arrested following a complaint on the radio that she had been assaulting her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 20 March 2017

Suva, Fiji
Three Tongan students were recognised as high achievers among the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships students at the University of the South Pacific in Suva this month.
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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u last year, which was seized in Pago Pago, American Samoa has been taken off the island and its whereabouts remain unknown.
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Friday 17 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Customs seized more than $230,000 pa'anga worth of gold jewellery along with cash, a firearm and ammunition on Saturday, March 11 during an operation led by Tonga Customs at a business and home in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A changeover from a Commissioner for Public Relations to an Ombudsman was a “coming of age” for Tonga, the kingdom's first Ombudsman ‘Aisea Taumoepeau SC, said yesterday at a function to mark the establishment of his office.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by the Mo'ui Fo'ou ‘ia Kalaisi Fellowship and two others made against a Land Court ruling last year ordering them to vacate a property belonging to the Tokaikolo 'ia Kalaisi Church at Ha’ateiho.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, criminal deportees and outlaw motorcycle gangs are the three main threats in policing the Pacific Region according to a 2016 Transnational Organised Crime Assessment. While some 35 criminal deportees are returned to Tonga every year, Tonga Police revealed today that it is the gravity of their reoffending that concerns law enforcement because some criminal deportees have killed again.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of packets of cannabis in separate areas in Tongatapu from March 8-11.
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