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Afa murder following alcohol-fuelled fight

Afa murder following alcohol-fuelled fight

Kiliki heni ke lau 'a e ongongo ni 'i he lea faka-Tonga Police at Mu’a Community Police Station had this morning, Tuesday 22, arrested and charged three male suspects, aged between 18 – 25, in relation to the death of a 49-year-old man from Afa.   Police Commissioner, Grant O’Fee said the deceased was on [...]

Tongan ferry in Fiji after cracks found

Tongan ferry in Fiji after cracks found

Close inspection of the 520 ton MV ‘Otuangaofa found cracks were inside a ballast tank that needs dry dock maintenance in Fiji. Matangi Tonga reports the CEO of the Friendly Islands Shipping Agency, Vaka'utapola Vi, saying that the cracks were due to localised stress. He said the bow and the stern were the most highly-stressed [...]

5.3 quake felt in Tongatapu

5.3 quake felt in Tongatapu

Nuku’alofa – Residents in Tongatapu reported feeling tremors that hit the mainland at 22:58:27 UTC but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake was latitude 22.05°S and longitude 175.01°W. Its depth was measured at 23.78 km. The tremors from the quake centre at the village of [...]

Five arrested in relation to Sopu robbery and rape

Five arrested in relation to Sopu robbery and rape

Tongan police on July 8 arrested five suspects who had been wanted since the gang robbery and an alleged rape in a house in Sopu on June 11. Police charged the male accused who are in their mid-twenties with conspiracy to commit robbery. No one has been charged in connection to the rape as Police [...]

Police officers jailed for killing Kali Fungavaka

Police officers jailed for killing Kali Fungavaka

Two Tongan cops have been respectively jailed for 10 and eight years this morning at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court for killing New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012.   Inspector Kelepi Hala’ufia was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment while Constable Salesi Maile was sentenced for eight years. Last month civilian Semisi Kalisitiane Manu was [...]

Miss Heilala 2014 two contestants lead the field

Miss Heilala 2014 two contestants lead the field

Two contestants lead the field after last night’s first event of the 2014 Miss Heilala pageant. Miss FISA/MV ‘Otuanga’ofa Sakae Tamo’ua and Miss Bou’s Fashion from New Zealand Cassandra Ngaluafe, both won places in the sarong exhibition and talent and interview sections. Hundreds of people were at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall to watch the seven [...]

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