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Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first combined training for Tonga's army, prisons and fire services recruits was completed today with a prize giving ceremony at Taliai Military Camp in Fua'amotu, where Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala reviewed the parade and presented awards. Photos by Linny Folau and Caroline Manu Moli
Friday 26 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six fishermen who had been missing at sea since Tuesday, 23 May, were rescued this morning after being spotted by US Coast Guard (USCG) C130 aircrew on their way back to Hawaii from New Zealand.
Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old police officer has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a shop at Ma’ufanga on Saturday, May 20.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petuliki Lave (22) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the serious offence of carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 12.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paletili Afu (33) who pleaded guilty to various counts including reckless driving causing the death of a one-year-old baby boy during a collision on the road in 2016, received a two and a half-years suspended sentence, at the Supreme Court on 18 May. The judge noted with concern that it is not uncommon for passengers to be thrown from cars or trucks, during collisions of unworthy vehicles on Tonga's roads.
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Thursday 25 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed up with Australia to share Cyber Security information in order to be able to manage cyber threats and vulnerabilities for businesses and the Tongan community, such as online scams, banking fraud and identity theft.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oscar Taione (31) a fireman recruit died on Friday morning, May 19 after collapsing during a training run at Pelehake. A post mortem is expected to be held sometime this week to determine the cause of death.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toutai ‘Ofanoa was awarded the Baton of Honour during a graduation ceremony for Tonga Police Lola Koloamatangi Recruit Wing 44 on 18 May, at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo. He was one of 29 young men and women who joined Tonga Police ranks.
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Tuesday 23 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application for leave for judicial review filed by Nanise Fifita, former CEO of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission against Government regarding the termination of her employment contract, has been granted by the Supreme Court.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 58-year-old man is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital after being shot at a bush allotment in Kolovai on Sunday, May 21.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested at a home in Kolomotu’a last week in possession of methamphetamine or "ice", during a search warrant executed by Tonga Police.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man was arrested with 45 packs of cannabis and one pack of cannabis seeds during a police search warrant at a home in Ha'akame on Friday, May 19.
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Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nanise Fifita has filed an application for judicial review against Government over her dismissal and termination of her renewed contract as CEO of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission on 1 May.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be the first country in the Pacific region to have a network that can remotely read both water and electricity meters, to be installed at a cost of $8.94 million pa'anga..
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In an action brought by a creditor who is seeking to recover $290,000 from a deregistered public enterprise, Tonga Investments Limited (TIL), Tonga’s Supreme Court ordered its restoration to the register of companies on 26 April 2017.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy is in Vaiola Hospital after he was shot on his upper right breast at a bush allotment in Taoa, Vava’u allegedly by an anonymous shooter, who has not been located.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Bing is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, starting on Monday, May 15.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has purchased the Vava’u Market from Pacific Property Ltd. for a total of $3.335 million pa'anga (CT inclusive), made out in a combination of cash payment and tax credits.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Utah, USA
Utah Police have arrested Sione Vaitai (26), of Tongan descent, who has been on the run from Police since Friday after he allegedly stabbed his Father and Sister with a kitchen knife at their home in Sandy City, Utah. The victims were taken to hospital in critical condition but are now stabilized.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Utah, USA
Utah Police are looking for Sione Vaitai (26), of Tongan descent. He is accused of stabbing his father and sister with a kitchen knife two days ago at their home in Sandy City, Utah, USA.
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