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Monday 23 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The summary trial against four police officers charged with common assault during the arrest of a group of youths was adjourned after a video footage of the alleged assault was admitted into evidence, at the Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Monday 23 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano had his case adjourned again to May 28, after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court today, when the evidence against him was served by the prosecution.
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Monday 23 April 2018

Sydney, Australia
The Tonga Under-18 Rugby 7s team finished fourth at the U18 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship in Sydney, Australia. The two-day tournament ended yesterday 22 April with Australia taking Gold after comprehensively defeating U18 Samoa 32 - 7.
Monday 23 April 2018

'Eua, Tonga
Vanilla-growing communities in ‘Eua affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February, have received supplies donated by a group of New Zealand businesses, donors, and individuals. The vanilla harvest this year was destroyed by the cyclone.
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Saturday 21 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional dance and musical performances by 28 students were presented at a recital held by the ‘Atenisi Foundation for Performing Arts at the Tanoa Tonga Hotel on April 19.
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Saturday 21 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new community project, the Tonga Private National Health System, which will help deliver a wide reaching health information system, was officially opened by HRH Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho via Skype on 19 April, in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 20 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selemana Fonua who received a prison sentence after being convicted of theft and false accounting, was granted bail pending her appeal against conviction and sentence, that will likely be held in September this year.
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Thursday 19 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A controversial offer made by the PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva to return to the British Government their former seafront residence in Nuku‘alofa - in anticipation that Britain will come back to the Pacific Islands when they exit the European Union within 12 months - has caused an uproar in Tonga's Office of the Lord Chamberlain, which is located on the property.
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Thursday 19 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine with a street value of around $297,000 pa’anga concealed in a shipment from the United States was seized by Tonga Police on Tuesday, April 17 in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 19 April 2018

London, United Kingdom
Usman Iftikhar (27) from Australia was awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year by Prince Harry in London this week.
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Thursday 19 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An innovative way for Commonwealth Small States to have easier access to international trade finance was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London early this week.
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Thursday 19 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the latest spill of words, Tonga's former Minister for Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu - who was sacked by the Prime Minister last week following fraud charges, spoke of her humiliation when another Minister replaced her at a Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting in Fiji in March.
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Wednesday 18 April 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
The Commonwealth Games wrapped up on Sunday April 15 with the last two Tongan athletes competing in Shotput and Shooting on April 13-14 respectively. Shooter Henry Liutai did not qualify in the finals, however in Women's Shotput, Atamaama Tu'utafaiva qualified for the finals where she threw a personal best.
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Wednesday 18 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a man Siosiua Tauelangi who was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment by the Magistrate's Court for the serious assault of a man in Pea last year. The ruling revealed that Siosiua Tauelangi is a church minister, reportedly for the LDS Church.
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Wednesday 18 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The contract for Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell has been extended for another two-years by King Tupou VI in Council.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
Commonwealth weightlifting gold medallist David Liti (of Tongan descent) was awarded the David Dixon Award for his sportsmanship in assisting a fellow injured weightlifter Lauititi Lui of Samoa. The David Dixon Award is a four-yearly award given to the outstanding athlete of each Commonwealth Games, based on their performance at the event, fair play, and overall contribution to their team's participation at the Commonwealth Games.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four police officers, similarly charged with common assault that allegedly took place in Nuku’alofa in October last year during the arrest of a group of youths, have challenged the submission of a video footage of the alleged assault.
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Monday 16 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Prime Minister, Lord Sevele has hit back at what he called "very serious" allegations made last week by Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva that reforms were made in 2010 without the approval of parliament.
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Monday 16 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Halapua and Siosaia Finau have pleaded not guilty to extortion as a joint enterprise after allegedly taking $40 pa'anga from a complainant who was taken to a police station for breath testing in 2013.
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Monday 16 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Land Court of Tonga has ordered a woman to vacate and remove her possession from her nephew’s town allotment in Ma’ufanga.
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