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  • Thursday 18 April 2019 4:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prisoner and prolific offender Heamani Lopeti will continue to serve his 10-years imprisonment, after his appeal against conviction and sentence for armed robbery and serious bodily harm was dismissed.
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  • Thursday 18 April 2019 4:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Appeal Court has convicted a 27-year-old woman for embezzling more than $11,000 pa’anga; overturning a decision that was granted by Justice Laki Niu to discharge her without conviction last year. Loleini ‘Ala embezzled out of resentment to fund frivolous activities, staged a robbery and made a false complaint to the Police.
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  • Thursday 18 April 2019 4:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siaosi Helu was sent to Hu'atolitoli Prison after his appeal against conviction on possession of 39.65 grams of cannabis was dismissed by the Appeal Court on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Wednesday 17 April 2019 9:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A three days workshop on the World Trade Organization Notification Requirements began in Nuku’alofa on 15 April, with the aim of assisting Tongan officials to understand necessary notification processes. “I think Tonga should be able to fulfil its obligation, and we hope that after this workshop, Tonga clears the backlog that it has got,” said Dr Edwini Kessie, a WTO official.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The distribution and use of methamphetamine in Tonga is a significant government and community concern, Tonga's Appeal Court stated in overturning a judge's decision to let a meth smoker go free without conviction. The Appeal Court convicted the meth user of possession.
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  • Wednesday 17 April 2019 6:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An appeal by the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (TongaSat) to present new evidence was dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Wednesday 17 April 2019 6:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Plus-size model, Veronica Pome’e, of Tongan descent from California, USA, is making her name as the first Polynesian model to appear in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, to be published next month.
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  • Tuesday 16 April 2019 8:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 32-year-old woman who was arrested with 20 packs of cannabis on April 10 is still in custody to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on April 17.
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  • Tuesday 16 April 2019 4:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Interpol Training to assist Tongan Police Officers meet the threats of cross border crimes was held on April 9-12 at the National Central Bureau in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Tuesday 16 April 2019 4:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The VOEA Savea departed Masefield Navy Base for the last time on Saturday, April 13, sailing past the Nuku’alofa waterfront and Royal Palace on its way to Australia. It will be replaced by a new patrol boat named VOEA Ngahau Koula (Golden Arrow).
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