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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old mother of eight was found guilty today on two charges of possession of 0.18 grams of methamphetamine and bribery of a police officer, when she was arrested at Lapaha in 2018. Meth was found hidden in a diaper at her home.
Tuesday 2 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old man was arrested with 26.76 grams of methamphetamine at his home in Fo’ui on May 26.
Monday 1 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 16-year-olds who pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a young girl under the age of 15 years and simple indecent assault received non-custodial sentences, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 29. “In the ordinary case, a custodial sentence would be warranted in order to reflect the Court's denunciation of this alarmingly prevalent type of offending, to protect young girls in society and effect adequate deterrence,” the Lord Chief Justice said.
Monday 1 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A parliamentary briefing to inform Tonga’s civil society organizations about the national budget and its process was held on 29 May at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa.
Friday 29 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's CoViD-19 restrictions have been extended from today 8:00pm tonight 29 May until 11 June, the Tongan Government announced today. The restrictions have eased further with a shorter night time curfew from 11:00pm to 5:00am. Borders remain closed up to June 12.
Friday 29 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sinela Fifita (45) who was convicted of stabbing Neiafutahi Bloomfield multiple times at Fatai five-years ago, received a fully suspended sentence at the Supreme Court.
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Thursday 28 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has committed a further AUD 2.9 million for new renewable energy infrastructure in Tonga. This will include upgrading Vava'u's power network.
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Wednesday 27 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A pallet of sweet smelling, vanilla infused hand sanitizers made by Heilala Vanilla in New Zealand, were donated to Vaiola Hospital today, 27 May, to assist in keeping Tonga safe from CoViD-19. Vanilla extract made by the company from Tongan grown vanilla has similar common ingredients as sanitizer—ethanol and glycerin, and they were able to make the new products.
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Wednesday 27 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who raped his wife was sent to jail for over five years by the Lord Chief Justice, who sent out a clear message that in any civilized society unwanted sexual violence cannot be justified or tolerated. "Marital rape is a common but under-reported crime."
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Wednesday 27 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Tu Maile is the 19-year-old charged with the murder of 67-year-old Ned Cook, whom he allegedly assaulted on Friday night, May 15, on Vuna Road.
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Tuesday 26 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men and a woman have been arrested and charged after the Tonga Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce seized illicit drugs, a firearm and live bullet, between May 21-24.
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Monday 25 May 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
Tonga's Minister for Health Hon Dr ‘Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu was elected Rapporteur on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Executive Board during its 147th virtual meeting on 22 May.
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Friday 22 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students from Liahona High School, Tupou College, and Tonga College are conducting peacekeeping patrols every Friday afternoon in Nuku’alofa in a strategy to prevent and reduce school fights.
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Friday 22 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man was acquitted of unlawful possession of cannabis and methamphetamine by a Supreme Court judge, who found the police search unlawful. In addition, prosecution failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt.
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Thursday 21 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten people including business owners and members from the Fisi'ihangale community group in Popua completed a training course on wood carving and making carving tools, from May 4-15.
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Thursday 21 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fourteen men have been arrested and charged after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis, at eight different locations in Tongatapu, between May 15-20.
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Thursday 21 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim of limited liability by the owner of an oil tanker alleged to have damaged the undersea fibre optic telecommunication cables of Tonga Cable Ltd. in 2019, will be continued on October 30, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A professional development program for teachers established by the Ministry of Education earlier this year is helping to rebuild Tonga’s education system, aligning it to local, regional and international codes of teaching standards and achieving better learning outcomes.
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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies from China, including infrared thermometers, personal protective equipment, and hand sanitizer gels, were donated to the Ministry of Health on May 19, at Vaiola Hospital, to help Tonga prepare for CoViD-19.
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Tuesday 19 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Preparations get Tonga ready to combat CoViD-19 should it reach the kingdom, are progressing slowly. The Ministry of Health reported delays in the construction of a specialised CoVid-19 testing laboratory, and they are waiting more protective gowns and overalls, and an oxygen generator. The Ministry is still working on a quarantine policy for future incoming passengers.
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