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Thursday 23 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Fifita was found guilty of using a vehicle with an unauthorized licence plate and was discharged without conviction on the basis that he pay to court $200 pa’anga compensation, which he had done when a verdict was delivered by a Supreme Court judge on November 17.
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Rugby has increased by 19% its current investment on the Fijian, Samoan and Tongan Rugby Unions and the preparation of their national teams for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Meanwhile Tonga’s Rugby Union is in turmoil after the Supreme Court voided an amendment to its Constitution, and on November 9 appointed the Acting Attorney General to call a meeting to elect a new President, Deputy President and other officers.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men are pending court appearances after being arrested for possession of cannabis, methamphetamine and ammunition, during two separate search warrants in Tongatapu.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30 year-old woman, who was sitting on the back of a utility van, broke her arm after she fell on the road at Pea, when a group of men threw water at her passing vehicle during celebrations on the roads for the Mate Ma’a Tonga win over Lebanon in a Rugby League World Cup match on November 18.
Monday 20 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 60-year-old grandfather has been charged with bodily harm after he is alleged to have accidentally shot his daughter and four-year-old son with a .22 rifle, during an incident on Saturday night at Hofoa.
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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Popua's young students won the first ‘Mai e 5’ school cooking competition on November 15. The cooking programme reinforces the value of eating healthy nutritious food
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atenisi Institute celebrated its 50th year in Tongan education 1966-2016 with acknowledgements made during its special graduation ceremony on October 28, held at the Scenic Hotel, Fua'amotu, Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ambassadors to Tonga are presenting their credentials to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa this week during Diplomatic Week.
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Monday 13 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although there were 40 arrests related to alcohol on Saturday night, and heavy traffic build-ups following the Mate Ma’a Tonga’s historical win over New Zealand, Tonga Police were generally pleased with public behaviour, Tonga Police Commissoner Stephen Caldwell said today.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old woman from Ma’ufanga has been charged with obtaining money by false pretences when she allegedly lied to a seasonal worker that she would submit her visa application for Australia.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 68-year-old man is detained in custody after being charged with attempted carnal knowledge of a minor, an eight-year-old girl in Ha’apai.
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old female student at the St Joseph’s Business College suddenly died on November 1, after collapsing at the school compound in Fasi.
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Thursday 9 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 23 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today, at the Epworth Hall, Nuku'alofa, before they take up assignments teaching English in primary and secondary schools in Tongatapu and some of the outer islands.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
East Oakland-California, USA
The Tongan Community in East Oakland of California, are mourning the passing of 18-year-old Soane Mausia, who was shot and killed outside his home. Soane’s 16-year-old brother was injured in the shooting but is reportedly recovering in hospital.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested last week, after Tonga Police executed search warrants and seized cannabis at separate properties in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is disappointed with the United States Government's decision to dismiss Tonga's extradition request for American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of murdering his wife in July 2016, in Vava'u.
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Friday 3 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man accused of reckless driving has been found not guilty in relation to a fatal car crash in Pahu last year that left a driver dead. The accused was alleged to have been in a “race” with the victim. However Hon. Justice Cato in the Supreme Court of Tonga on 25 October, dismissed the charge as he said there was no sufficient evidence.
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Friday 3 November 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of brutally murdering his wife in July 2016 has been ordered released in Hawaii, after the United States District Court on November 1 ordered the dismissal of his extradition. The Tonga Government sought Fletcher's extraditon for the offenses of murder, manslughter, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, the US Secretary of State had "determined that Fletcher could not be guaranteed a fair trial in Tonga" because he did not have funds to defend himself.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police investigation is underway regarding allegations from the family of a 16-year-old student from New Zealand that he was assaulted by a police officer and badly bruised during an arrest for offences relating to disorderly behaviour on Sunday night, October 29. He was with a group of youths who were celebrating in Nuku'alofa after watching on television Tonga’s National Rugby League team Mate Ma’a Tonga defeat Scotland in a Rugby League World Cup match.
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Wednesday 1 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The owner of Super Cheap, a closed car dealer in Tokomololo has been charged with obtaining money, reportedly $7,500 pa’anga by false pretence from a client.
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