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Thursday 1 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl and remains in custody.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
First prize has been awarded jointly to Tonga, Samoa and Fiji Airways for the Best of Show/Best New International Exhibitor at the 2018 LA Travel & Adventure Show on 24 February in Los Angeles, USA.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
French Navy Ship, D’Entrecasteaux, delivered cyclone relief items to Tonga after detouring from its normal navigation trip in the Pacific soon after Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua on the evening of 12 February. The ship brought 46 cubic meters of items from Suva, Fiji, including tents, medical equipment, water and food parcels.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva wants his son-in-law, Mateni Tapueluelu, to remain in Cabinet, and today refused to accept his resignation from two key government ministerial portfolios. The Prime Minister's Office revealed in a statement that Mateni was frustrated in his bid for greater authority over the Tonga Police and did not have the support of his Cabinet colleagues.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Victoria, Australia
A donation of computer equipment including laptops to the Tonga Parliament was announced by the Parliament of the State of Victoria in Australia, today as part of a coordinated effort with the United Nations Development Programme to assist Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No arrest has been made in relation to the homicide death of a couple in their early 50s who were found dead with stab wounds to their heads and necks on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at a bush allotment in Lakepa, Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lotu Tu’itufu is the 18-year-old who has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old woman, he allegedly assaulted with a machete on a road leading from Vuna Road to ‘Umusi, on February 13.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaki Guttenbeil (22) and Mickey Lomu (19) both from Neiafu were named as the two men who died in a fatal crash on a road in Leimatu’a, Vava’u on February 27.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the wake of Cyclone Gita, some banks and financial institutions in Tonga are making it easier for the flow of remittances coming into Tonga, and to obtain housing loans, to help people get their lives back to normal.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have died in a fatal crash on a road in Leimatu’a, Vava’u, this morning, February 27.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to armed robbery and assault of a 62-year-old woman at her home in Fahefa on Sunday afternoon, February 18.
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Monday 26 February 2018

PyeongChang, South Korea
Tongan heart-throb and Olympic inspirer Pita Taufatofua was one of eight athletes invited to stand with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last night, 25 February, at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Monday 26 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matthew Lautaimi (5) died on Friday, February 24 after he was hit by vehicle on Taufa’ahau Road at Tatakamotonga, the first road death for the year.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple in their early 50s were found dead with stab wounds to their heads and necks on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at a bush allotment in Lakepa, Tongatapu. Tonga police are looking for the couple’s missing vehicle a silver Toyota Sparky 2000, registration plate L16768.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men died from a car crash at Ha'ateiho on Saturday night, February 24, while one woman remains in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Carson City, Nevada, USA
A Brigadier General with the Nevada National Guard, who was in Tonga when Tropical Cyclone Gita struck on February 12, said they didn't expected Gita to turn towards Tongatapu or expect it to become a serious category of cyclone, but “In terms of sheer destruction, it’s up there with anything I’ve seen.”
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An escaped convict, ‘Amoni Fifita (34), was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Tonga Supreme Court for the armed robbery of a store in Kolovai last year 2017. The getaway driver and father of 16 children, Pakileata Fukofuka (48), was sentenced to 3½ years jail with 18 months suspended.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and Queen of Tonga will travel to China this week on a State Visit, the office of the Lord Chamberlain announced this morning.
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Saturday 24 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Supreme Court has acquitted a teenager on charges of knowingly having consensual intercourse with a 14-year girl in 2017. The court accepted that the accused, who was 18 years old at the time, believed that the girl was 17 years and would not have had sexual intercourse with the girl if he knew she was 14. The girl became pregnant as a consequence.
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Friday 23 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten power lines workers and two support staff from Australia have joined forces with Tonga Power Ltd staff to quickly restore power to homes and businesses on Tongatapu and ‘Eua. The extra help will ease the workload of Tonga Power staff who have been working tirelessly to get the electricity network up and running since Cyclone Gita struck last week.
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