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Thursday 28 April 2022

Sydney, Australia
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameliku received a cheque for AUD$463,679 (about $760,000 pa‘anga) from the Fakaliku Tonga Fund, presented by Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, HRH Princess Angelika Låtüfuipeka Tuku’aho last week at the Tonga Consulate in Sydney.
Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fili Langi Ta’ai (59) was found not guilty of engaging in dealing with others to possess methamphetamine, after the Prosecution failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. The judge said the case was badly damaged.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 80-year-old man was sentenced to six-months imprisonment for one count of indecent assault of a young girl under the age of 12. This was fully suspended.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 68-year-old man was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for three counts of serious indecent assault committed on a minor in 2021. The judge said young girls must be protected from sexual assaults and indecencies. He ordered that there should be no publication of any particulars relating to the victim, whereby her name or identity may be revealed.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alamoni Makafilia Ika who is currently serving a 16-years prison sentence for various serious offences, including the shooting at the Veitongo petrol station and armed robberies, was sentenced to 11-months for a 2007 offence.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Faingata’a (24) of Navutoka was fined by the Court $500 for fishing in the Manuka Special Management Area, in a neighbouring village where he was not a resident, in the eastern district of Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three youths aged 19, 21 and 22 years have been sentenced to imprisonment by the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa for raping a young woman in 2020.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Canberra, Australia
Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku‘aho launched her first book, a cultural manual for Tongans, at a special event held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Canberra, on 14 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai will ease further over the next two-weeks starting at 5:01am on Saturday, 23 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The possibility of opening Tonga’s border mid-year is currently under discussion, the Minister for Health, Hon. Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman from Pili in relation to the death of a 40-year old-male pedestrian, in a hit and run incident at Fasi on Tuesday, 19 April.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku met Matson shipping key staff in Auckland and acknowledged the company’s donation of relief goods and free shipping of community-donated goods from families and other donors in New Zealand to Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief kits and cash were donated to members of the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance today to aid in recovery efforts from the volcano eruption and tsunami that impacted Tonga in January.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Vakalahi (28) will be sentenced on 1 June, after he was found guilty of demanding a bribe of $640 pa'anga from a driver in a traffic offence case he worked on in 2019.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alaki Fonua Tupou (56) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for causing seriously bodily harm, when he punched a man on the mouth smashing five of his teeth at a rugby match in Kelana, Vava'u. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku visited the Moana Pasifika rugby players in Auckland yesterday to thank them and their supporters for “for helping Tonga in our time of need”, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Tongatapu No. 2 People’s Representative to Parliament, Dr ‘Uhilamoelangi Fasi, for alleged bribery, during the 2021 General Election campaign was dismissed by the Supreme Court. The petition was filed by a rival candidate Semisi Sika, who has been ordered by the court to pay the Dr Fasi's costs of the proceedings.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple were arrested in Ma’ufanga with nine packs containing 0.29 grams of methamphetamine and $300 cash on Thursday, 14 April. Four others were arrested with drugs utensils, at different locations on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 20ft containers filled with donations of relief items are being sent to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to distribute to those impacted by the January volcano and tsunami event.
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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Ma’ufanga Health Clinic, funded by Japan, was officially opened last Thursday, April 14, by Lord Fakafanua and the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Kensaku Munenaga.
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