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Thursday 7 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A manhunt continues for two men who escaped from prison on June 6, and police believe are being harboured by persons on Tongatapu, while the prisons officers and police are appealing to the public to step forward with any information regarding the two men.
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Tuesday 5 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police seized 6.5 kilograms of controlled chemicals used for the production of methamphetamine and arrested six people at three different locations in Tongatapu on July 1.
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Sunday 3 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A small number of drivers who were tested for alcohol exceeded the limits during the first six months of breath testing in Tonga.
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Monday 20 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A manhunt continues for the two male prisoners who escaped on June 6, who are thought to be on Tongatapu, but frustrating prison wardens who are looking for leads on their whereabouts.
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police suspect that an escaped prisoner may have been involved in an armed hold up at a Nuku’alofa barbecue restaurant last week, when a robber fled with $4000.
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Thursday 9 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A manhunt is continuing for two escapees who broke out of the new Huatolitoli Prison three days ago.
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Wednesday 8 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An armed robber held up the Talahiva Restaurant in central Nuku'alofa, in the early hours of this morning Wednesday, June 8 and fired a pistol into the ceiling before he fled with cash.
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Friday 6 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
JOHN Jonesse (62), a New Zealander who is currently serving five years imprisonment at Hu'atolitoli Prison in Tongatapu after being convicted of charges relating to the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika ferry, is not treated differently from any of the Tongan prisoners.
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Thursday 5 May 2011
Neiafu, Vava'u
Police seized 20 counterfeit $100 notes in Neiafu, Vava'u on May 3.
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Thursday 28 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old Haveluloto boy who was found dead on Good Friday, April 22, had taken his own life by hanging, police stated on April 27.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father from Lapaha has been charged for manslaughter by negligence after his nine year old daughter fell from the back of a vehicle he was driving on April 14, and died from head injuries.
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Tuesday 12 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Asian shopkeepers in Tongatapu were robbed and threatened by masked men with a cane knife and a calvanized pipe, during two separate armed robberies last week.
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Tuesday 5 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 students were taken into police custody on Friday, April 1 after a fight broke out between boys from Liahona High School and Tonga College at a bus stop in central Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 5 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ashika case had been the largest and perhaps the most important investigation in the history of the Tonga Police and there are no plans to lay any further charges relating to the disaster, Police Commissioner Chris Kelley said this morning, April 5 during the Police's weekly media briefing.
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49 years old woman driver has been charged with manslaughter by negligence, following the death of a 34 years old man from Tofoa on March 13.
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28 years old male teacher at the Matahau Government Primary School has been fined $100 for assaulting an eight-year-old pupil. The pupil reported the teacher to the police after he was assaulted for a second time.
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Monday 7 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three teenagers who admitted crimes that included theft of cash and goods worth over $160,000 pa'anga from members of the U-16 Oceania Australian Football League team in December last year, are to be sentenced on April 8, 2011 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 1 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's drivers have responded well to breath testing with less than one per cent of tests detecting positive alcohol during the first two months of testing.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of a newly structured Tonga Police was officially declared by the Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu on Monday, February 21, when he announced the appointment by the government of Police Commander Chris Kelley as Tonga's first Police Commissioner.
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 11 rifles, consisting of .22 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and a sniper-scope rifle were surrendered to the police during a Firearm Amnesty that ran from December 17, 2010 to January 21, 2011.
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