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Friday 26 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten illegal firearms and more than 20,000 live bullets were seized in Tongatapu and Vava'u, allegedly smuggled through four different shipments from the United States. Tonga Police are concerned with a significant amount of firearms and ammunition being smuggled into Tonga and the risks they pose to community safety.
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Monday 29 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Latu who was convicted in the Supreme Court of fraudulently converting $1,200 pa’anga at the Ministry of Finance in Neiafu was sentenced to 60 hours of community work.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old woman who was convicted of serious fraudulent conversion by a government servant in Vava’u was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment on December 10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The installation of the first recycling cage/station for rubbish cans at Makave Village, in the Neiafu District Council was commissioned by the Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Elena Procuta, on November 27.
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofaloto Vaha’i (17) has been named as the youth who died on November 16 in Vava‘u, after he reportedly fell from a one tonne truck that was travelling on a road from Toula to Neiafu.
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Friday 16 November 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year youth died this morning in Vava‘u after he reportedly fell from a one tonne truck that was travelling on a road from Toula to Neiafu. This is the 20th road death recorded in Tonga so far this year.
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Tuesday 2 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are now seven accused charged in relation to the seizure of 2665 cannabis plants from a bush allotment in Mataika, Vava’u on September 24, Tonga’s largest cannabis bust to date.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 2665 cannabis plants were uprooted and seized from a bush allotment in Mataika, Vava’u on Monday, September 24 making it Tonga’s largest cannabis bust to date.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "fat" food tax based on percentage of fat, salt and sugar, may be considered by policymakers based on scientifically supported criteria, a World Bank study has recommended during a consultation workshop in Vava’u. The study also showed that the lack of affordable, healthy food options remains a major challenge in Tonga.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ioane Moala (46) is the man who died from serious injuries after being assaulted allegedly during a drunken brawl in Neiafu on Saturday night, September 1.
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Monday 3 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter by negligence in relation to the death of a 46-year-old man, he allegedly assaulted during a brawl in Neiafu on Saturday night, September 1.
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Thursday 23 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’ungafasi Polelei Falakiseni was demoted from his rank as Superintendent of Police as penalty for breach of discipline when American, Dean Jay Fletcher charged with murdering his wife escaped custody and fled on his yacht from Vava'u in September 29, 2016. The escape caused huge embarrassment for Tonga and the deceased's family is still deprived of justice, a Police Board of enquiry stated.
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Friday 13 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vava’u Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show was opened by King Tupou VI in Neiafu on Friday, July 13.
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Thursday 7 June 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the name of Niutoni Langilangi (48) from Kolonga, the Chief Engineer of the MV Tongiaki, whose body was recovered at sea in the Neiafu harbour, Vava’u on June 5.
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Wednesday 6 June 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Falanisi Taufa (16) was named as the victim of a car crash on Sunday June 3 at Fungamisi, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 6 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of the Chief Engineer of the MV Tongiaki was recovered at sea in the Neiafu Harbour, Vava'u, yesterday June 5. The man's name has not been released by Tonga Police and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency (FISA) while an investigation into his death is underway. He was 48 years old from Kolonga.
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Tuesday 5 June 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy died on Sunday afternoon, June 3 after his vehicle crashed into a power pole at Fungamisi, Vava'u.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination training was held in Neiafu this month bringing different agencies and resources that coordinates search and rescue incidents in the seas off Vava'u.
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Friday 11 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fifth biogas system for homes in Vava’u was launched in Longomapu on May 9 under a China Agricultural Assistance and Technical Cooperation Project between the Governments of China and Tonga.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New solar power generation for the people of Pangaimotu and ‘Otea Islands in Vava’u was commissioned on April 19, by the Japanese Ambassador HE Tetsuya Ishii.
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